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Hey I just sold my old lx and I was looking into getting either an Si (99-00) or GSR. Just looking for some advice on choosing between the two.
 

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Why are you getting the vehicle? Just a daily driver, or do you want to build it up and have fun with it?
 

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both great starter cars for DD or building but i do admit the GSR's are very sexy cars
 

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kind of funny because I'll probably come up with an argument for the GS-R either way:hehe

If it's me looking for a specific kind of vehicle(s), I'll be trying to find the newest one I can that's within my budget.
 

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Its just going to be a daily driver. Not planning on going f/i or building it up n/a. I just love the looks of both and can't decide. Although a friend of mine has a gsr around here and it got stollen. Which makes me lean a little towards the si. I love the blue si's cz they really stand out. Although the gsr is faster if I'm not mistaken. anything I should know about either one?
 

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If you yourself can find an equal number of pros/cons for each one, I would just go with the cleanest, newest, and least mileage car you can find.

They're both good cars, and other than a drag race, you probably won't be able to feel the difference in acceleration capabilities. The GS-R has a bit more rigid frame, but depending on the age, it will probably ride nicer than the Civic. Fuel economy between the two isn't much to choose from. You're looking at 1.8L 170bhp vs 1.6L 160bhp, both DOHC VTEC. Probably more trunk space with the GS-R because of the hatch...I've managed to put an absurd amount of luggage in my car.

I think it still comes down to condition, age, and mileage.

If you post this in the Civic forum, you'll probably get a more Civic biased answer lol.
 

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Haha i did post in both just so I could get both sides of the story. And I'm probably going to do what you said. I'm just waiting till I can find a clean, decent mileage, mostly stock gsr or si around me. I have found a few but just not what I'm looking for.
 

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Its just going to be a daily driver. Not planning on going f/i or building it up n/a. I just love the looks of both and can't decide. Although a friend of mine has a gsr around here and it got stollen. Which makes me lean a little towards the si. I love the blue si's cz they really stand out. Although the gsr is faster if I'm not mistaken. anything I should know about either one?
civic or integra both are likely to get stolen dude
 

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If you're worried about theft, it's either hidden fuel cut switches (and the like), or a computer chip ignition immobilizer. Quality alarms with their own power source definitely help to cut down on theft of parts etc. All depends on how crazy you want to get. If a crook really wants your car, they'll get it...but I don't see too many thieves pulling out all the stops to take a stock Civic/Teg lol.
 

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how do you install a hidden fuel cutoff switch and how much would it be? I would put that on first thing after I got it because I deffinatly don't want to see my car stollen but it is going to be stock so hopefully that helps. i was also thinking of taking off either the gsr or si badges so it might be mistaken for an ls or done up ex.
 

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The fuel cutoff would just be a 2-pole switch in the wiring between your main relay and your fuel pump. You'll notice when you turn the key to "ON" the fuel pump primes up...that wouldn't happen. Search for a DIY for this....should be really cheap...just need to buy the switch and some wiring tools.

Of course you could choose to close the circuit on something else if you wanted...there are multiple ways to stop the engine from starting by installing an On/Off switch.
 

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As someone who thought about getting an Si back when they were new but ended up getting an LS, I can't really say I see any significant advantage the Si has over a GS-R. The GS-R is more practical (you wouldn't believe the stuff you can fit with the hatchback), has at least a little bit of torque, and at least it isn't a Civic. It also has a few extra features the Si doesn't have, like leather and ABS, and the weight difference is negligible.
 

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As someone who thought about getting an Si back when they were new but ended up getting an LS, I can't really say I see any significant advantage the Si has over a GS-R. The GS-R is more practical (you wouldn't believe the stuff you can fit with the hatchback), has at least a little bit of torque, and at least it isn't a Civic. It also has a few extra features the Si doesn't have, like leather and ABS, and the weight difference is negligible.
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As someone who thought about getting an Si back when they were new but ended up getting an LS, I can't really say I see any significant advantage the Si has over a GS-R. The GS-R is more practical (you wouldn't believe the stuff you can fit with the hatchback), has at least a little bit of torque, and at least it isn't a Civic. It also has a few extra features the Si doesn't have, like leather and ABS, and the weight difference is negligible.
meaning...?
 

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exactly what it said :ninja

integra > civic

the only decently quick/nice civic they have ever made is the new civic and that's simply because it replaced the rsx.
Wow... great argument. :rolleyes

The integra is a bigger, luxury version of the civic. It's just a personal preference.

Just go with your original plan and keep an eye out for either. You'll know which one fits you.
 

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Wow... great argument. :rolleyes

The integra is a bigger, luxury version of the civic.
It's just a personal preference.

Just go with your original plan and keep an eye out for either. You'll know which one fits you.
you actually proved my point :bye
with better suspension, brakes, and motor. with that being said, this "bigger/nicer civic" also weighs pretty close to that "lesser/not as nice civic" just proves the gsr > si
better luck next time :rolleyes

p.s. how is it a bigger nicer civic when it uses a different chasses?
 
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