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You are in the Acura RSX
What is this discussion about?
Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
Aug 29, 2002 (8:39 am)
Stuart's assertion is very interesting. This "verozahl" character is horrible, really, some sort of Honda fanatic or something. Let me roll back in my chair and stare at the ceiling...
WAIT! I think I got it! He's an Integra guy! that's why!
Celica guys and Integra guys in Japan are like Camaro vs. Mustang, you know. [Acura RSX = Honda Integra]
Displacement in the Celica engine is 1.8L whereas the RSX now has a 2.0L unit. Thus, the Celica could be expected to be the higher revver and make more noise.
But the rest of the comments make sense... and for anyone to cross-shop Celica vs. RSX based on noise is ... well, silly!
Vero's made a lot of comments about Toyota and Nissan, but, he's hoping that the price on the 2004/5 Supra isn't too high-! >
And if Nissan had a "250SX" S16 Silvia, oh, would I want it!!! oh so badly. RWD, too!
RSX is a nice sport coupe, but, Honda has effectively killed the Civic/Integra/Prelude triad by their own negligence. Idiots.
Toyota, of course, went from making a ton of nice coupes to producing mostly SUVs/vans/Buick imitators. The Celica is the only car in the lineup I care about. If you would have asked me about Toyota in the mid-1990s, I would have said "oh MR2 coupe or Supra... gotta have!"
Mutant-Pikachu styling of the 2000-2003 Celica doesn't make my brother pause; it's the car he wants. Yes, the quad-headlights of the Integra are "an acquired taste" but so where those on the late 1990s Celica.
I'm reallllll sure that the lack of side-molding and a decent center console in the RSX are "acquired tastes" too!
#1468 of 2585 Type S or CRV Engine
Aug 29, 2002 (11:15 am)
Same thing aren't they?Also, got to agree w/Vero
#1469 of 2585 not the same
Aug 29, 2002 (12:03 pm)
They're similar, part of the same 'family', the K series.
The RSX-S, RSX base and Civic Si use the K20, in different variations. Displacement is 2.0 liters.
The CRV engine is the K24, 2.4 liter displacement by virtue of being longer stroke than the K20. Puts out more torque but possibly less peak hp because of a lower rev limit.
#1470 of 2585 Follow up on dealer's negligence in service...hope there is...
Aug 29, 2002 (12:09 pm)
The service manager at my Acura dealer called up today and agreed to extend the warrenty at no cost on the engine to 160,000km. I just want to demonstrate that there is hope in a situation where everything seems hopeless and everybody seems to be an asshole. Check msg #1384 for the original story.
I must agree this dude is very polite and knows how to please a customer. Also he's the only person who actually apologized for their negligence to me since the incident. I am touched to the tears now;)sniff - lol.
Aug 29, 2002 (3:38 pm)
Sounds like you came out okay on this one. Good for you!
Sep 03, 2002 (1:03 pm)
Just wanted to respond on the toddler/child seat question.
I have a quite tall 2.5 year old (3'4") who joins me frequently in my RSX-Type S. He sits in a booster seat, which goes in with absolutely no problem. I would think seats for smaller kids (front or rear facing) would go in fine as well, especially with the LATCH connectors.
In fact, the rear seats are perhaps more suited to kids than large adults! I also like it because the rear seats have cup holders in the side armrests, which is perfect for him, and his juice/milk.
The only caveat is that you need to watch for small hands when closing the rear hatch - when it's open, they can reach up and put their hands on the hatch rim.
PS - I've now had the car for about 3 months and love it. I also test drove the Jettas, and think the RSX has far more leg room in the back seat. The head room's actually not that different IMHO - when I sat in the back of the Jetta, my head also hit the liner when I sat straight up, and I'm only 6'....
Sep 05, 2002 (3:35 pm)
How much can my son expect to see discounted on a new RSX Auto base model? The msrp is about 22,500
Sep 05, 2002 (5:52 pm)
Are we talking '02 or '03? If it's an '02, you should be able to walk that puppy home for under $20K without trying hard.
For an '03, you might be able to knock off $500-1000, but not much more.
Sep 06, 2002 (5:48 pm)
My son would like to wait until next spring and buy a 2003, but on the other hand he needs a car by November and he may decide to save some money and purchase it now. This would be an automatic with some add ons. MSRP would be in the range of 21,500-22,000.
Sep 06, 2002 (6:45 pm)
It looks like your son has a decision to make, then.
Since there are not any changes between the '02 and '03 models, I'd advise he jump on a suitable '02 and pocket the savings. If he's not planning on loading the car up with too many dealer-installed options, he shouldn't have any trouble negotiating a price somewhere in the low-$19K range.
Make sure he gets the car for a price he's happy with BEFORE he starts adding optional equipment. That way, he's aware exactly how much each add-on is going to cost him.