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You are in the Acura RSX
What is this discussion about?
Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
Nov 01, 2002 (8:25 pm)
rascallove, I have the 2002 Acura RSX Type-S. I've had it for over 5 months now and really love it. The Type-R spoiler I bought and installed gives it that extra sporty look. And the 200 HP is plenty sporty enough.
preludexl, I think it's just you. If you think the Civic has a better ride than the RSX, then I think you might want to get a GM car, since its suspension is even softer. Nothing wrong w/ that, I guess. The RSX (either trim) is w/o a doubt a "sportier" (and hence stiffer) ride than any Civic.
Also, since you (preludexl) don't like to rev the engine, you're better off w/ a 6-cyl engine. Again, I might recommend a Grand Am GT since that's the type of ride I think you'd like (very soft suspension and large engine).
silverrsxs1, I agree about having a hard time to resist the temptation to wind up the engine to the 7,900 RPM red line. And w/ the Type-S, there's a noticeable boost one feels right around 6 krpm.
#1545 of 2585 For Muffin_Man (or anyone else)
Nov 02, 2002 (7:47 am)
Was just reading thru all the posts ... saw this
If I were going to compare the Probe/MX-6 to any current car, it would have to be the
The car wasn't mentioned ... I am assuming it was the RSX. I currently drive an MX-6 that I have enjoyed for the past 10 1/2 years. It is time for something new. Like what I have read about the RSX. Any comments???? any other suggestions?
Nov 02, 2002 (2:42 pm)
Whats the best price for a base or type S RSX nowadays. Can you get one at invoice?
#1548 of 2585 silverrsxs1
Nov 02, 2002 (8:34 pm)
Hey, I couldn't have said it better myself. I love the stiffer suspension!! The Type S seems to "hug the road" MUCH better than the base RSX. I've had my Type S for exactly 7 months now and you're right, I do rev it up at least once a day...I just can't help it!!
Nov 03, 2002 (7:35 pm)
If you put your ear to the hood of your RSX, you can hear it calling very softly..."cold air intake...20 horsepower...I'm choking on all this hot air...help me, beowulf..."
If 200hp is plenty, 220 sounds good and plenty to me!
Nov 04, 2002 (9:58 pm)
LOL. I'm tempted to get the CAI, but I want to stick to my budget that I allocated for mods. Unfortunately, CAI, cat-back exhaust/muffler, and header didn't make the list for this year.
BTW, does the CAI really add 20 HP? I'm pretty sure others have said (especially on clubrsx.com) it only adds about 6, maybe 7 HP, according to various dynonometer tests.
#1553 of 2585 Can Sportshift be used 24-7?
Nov 10, 2002 (8:12 pm)
Just wondering whether the 'manual'-mode of the Sportshift can be used all the time, or would it be bad for the tranny?