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Old 14th July 2005, 05:37   #46
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Hi Guys,
Just picked a 94 model, Acura Integra LS sedan with 107,000 Miles on it. However am waiting to get my California Drivers license to get insurance. Anyone knows if I can get Insurance based on my Indian License?
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Old 14th July 2005, 08:45   #47
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Just picked a 94 model, Acura Integra LS sedan with 107,000 Miles on it. However am waiting to get my California Drivers license to get insurance. Anyone knows if I can get Insurance based on my Indian License?
thanks,
Raihan
Congrats dude on your purchase. How much did you get it for? Pics would do no harm

You cannot take an insurance without a valid US license.

Check www.geico.com, www.progressive.com, allstate.com.
You shall find premium rates online.
IMO, progressive & geico are the cheapest for people with no / less credit histories. I have progressive and find them pretty good.
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Hi Guys,
Just picked a 94 model, Acura Integra LS sedan with 107,000 Miles on it. However am waiting to get my California Drivers license to get insurance. Anyone knows if I can get Insurance based on my Indian License?
thanks,
Raihan
congrats dude
on your new ride ..how much did the deal cost you ?
how did u get your car registered when you dont have a valid american liscence ?
what colour is it ?
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congrats.....some pics now :-)
geico is prolly the cheapest yeah....15 minutes could save you 15%
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hey raihan, congrats!

u putting up a personalised no.plate or a regular one?

US has the option of personalised plates, rite?
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Old 15th July 2005, 00:46   #51
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Hi guys,
@ Hawkeye: Progressive says they can give me insurance with IDP but they are asking > 700$ for 6 months.Expensive
Rest of the companies want US license.
@ Turbo_lover: I got the car registered via AAA in my name. The car is green :( . I wanted red/black
@ Abhay: I don't have pics but the seller had sent me a short video buts its like 4mb so not worth downloading. I'll click some pics soon.
@ Insane Devil: I think I'll stick to the existing number plates for now.

thanks again,
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@ Hawkeye: Progressive says they can give me insurance with IDP but they are asking > 700$ for 6 months.Expensive
Rest of the companies want US license.

Raihan,

700 is good for 6 months. Its generally in the 600-700 range for starters.

Also find out how much are the deductibles and what is your car/3rd party damage coverage.

IMO, $700/6 months is truly good enough. It will come down after 6 months if you have no claims, tickets, decent credit history.
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Good Choice

Is it a stick or auto?

Was the timing belt changed? If not change it, timing belt at this mileage is a ticking time bomb since its an interference engine

Otherwise great car and relatively low miles. Plenty of aftermarket stuff available too.
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Old 15th July 2005, 06:14   #54
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@ Hawkeye,
Companies like Geico & Esurance quote some 350$ compared to 700$ from progfressive.
@ Mpower,
Its an auto, the timing belt was changed at 91K miles, I have the bill for it.
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@ Hawkeye,
Companies like Geico & Esurance quote some 350$ compared to 700$ from progfressive.

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I really am not sure about $350. The lowest I Geico has quoted me is $570 with 6 months old US license and no claims/tickets. Got progressive for $530.

I suggest u wait if u get geico for this less. It depends on a case to case basis. I may be unlucky with my auto-insurance.
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Hawkeye, what car do u drive?
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On both my old cars I have collision only insurance which is the minimum the state requires. Ask for a quote and
find out how much difference it makes.

Another way to lower your rate is to set a higher co-pay amount.
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Hawkeye, what car do u drive?
Raihan
Got a 2003 Dodge Stratus here in US. She's pretty decent considering the V6 engine, spacious interior and not many miles on it and so far no issues.
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Exclamation Acura-Integra: Intermittent starting problems

hi guys
I've been driving my Acura- Integra (1994) for a month now, over the past 5 days the car has refused to start a couple of times. However it starts in like 5-6 minutes, the battery seems fine as the power windows & locks are working fine.
And this problem happens only sometimes, I suspect its related to fuel supply? As when I start I can hear the engine crank but it does start. Also when I opened the fuel cap, I noticed there was a vacuum in the tank (air was rusing into the tank). But even after releasing the vacuum the problem persists.
Your valuable comments are appreciated.

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I think that is most likely the fuel pump relay issue. Call the dealer and also try Pep-boys and ask for the Main-Relay (it controls both pump and injectors). Should cost about 50 bucks.

Or else you can call a local mechanic but they like to buy the parts themselves and mark up the price. Ask your local friends for a good mechanic

BTW, your PM box is full.
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