Live thread: One week with a 2024 Acura Integra Type S

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By Staff Writer
Nov 13, 2023 | Acura, Integra, New Car Review, Integra Type S, Acura Integra, Acura Integra Type S, Live Thread

Photography Credit: David S. Wallens

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Welcome to this week’s test vehicle, a 2024 Acura Integra Type S–essentially, the Civic Type R’s cousin from Acura.

[How much would you pay for an Integra Type S?]

Questions? Comments? Welcome to the thread.

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Comments
David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/13/23 12:24 p.m.

It’s perfect and, yes, I’m in love. It takes everything from my long affair with Civics and makes things just a bit nicer.

It’s quick, it’s quiet, it’s comfortable. 

More to come–and let’s hear those questions–but I‘m having trouble finding any faults here. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/13/23 12:25 p.m.

And the Integra got plenty of use this weekend: in town, on the highway and about some back roads. 

Obligatory photo of the giant turtle I moved out of the road. (Yes, I washed my hands afterward.)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/13/23 12:26 p.m.

White over red and black perfectly capture the Type R vibe. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
11/13/23 12:30 p.m.

I'll admit that I didn't think the Type S would review well once it got into journalists' hands.

Turns out I was wrong.

ConiglioRampante
ConiglioRampante Reader
11/13/23 12:34 p.m.

It checks a lot of boxes for me ...  hatchback, fast, comfortable, great manual transmission, reliability, decent fuel economy ... but here is what it's up against in my household:  price.  I'm just not a player in that market.

I have no doubt it's a wonderful car for someone else.  Enjoy your week with it.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/13/23 12:37 p.m.

There is the reality of price: about $50k. 

Other than that, I can’t find fault with it. 

Good point about the shifter as it’s smooth with just the right amount of notch as it falls into gear. 

scrapin240
scrapin240 New Reader
11/13/23 1:06 p.m.

would love to know what the lap time differences are between the FL5 an DE5 on a track where some downforce would make a difference

ConiglioRampante
ConiglioRampante Reader
11/13/23 1:26 p.m.

This is a bit of a silly question on an enthusiast site, but I notice in one of the photos there is a drink in a cup holder.  Does that get in the way of shifting at all?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/13/23 1:58 p.m.

Hey, stay hydrated, everyone. 

I’d call it slightly in the way but not nearly enough to be a deal-breaker. That bottle doesn’t fit in the door pocket drink holders. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
11/13/23 2:01 p.m.
ConiglioRampante said:

This is a bit of a silly question on an enthusiast site, but I notice in one of the photos there is a drink in a cup holder.  Does that get in the way of shifting at all?

Honestly, I'm all for these kinds of questions.

Yeah, I know the Type S is going to be fast, but will it comfortably hold my Big Gulp when I'm stuck in rush-hour traffic?

If the sun is at a weird high angle on my way home from work, will the sun visor cover it?

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