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You are in the Acura RSX
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Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
#1593 of 2585 rascallove - other ideas
Dec 12, 2002 (12:14 am)
While the RSX would be fun, and is frugle on gas, for up to $30K, you might want to also look at:
Infinity G35 coupe (base with auto can be had for under $30K
Nissan 350Z (same comment as above)
Acura CL-S (with the way they are selling, should not have a problem gettin one for under $30K.
Lexus IS300 (same comment as above).
Infinity G35 sedan (can get one with one or two options for under $30K)
Loaded Nissan Maxima SE - clearing them out for the 2004s. Not selling well due to the less expensive Altima.
With $30K and wanting an Auto, have a ton of choices.
$25K or less, and want an auto, different story though.
#1594 of 2585 beowulf7 and rascallove
Dec 12, 2002 (8:45 pm)
I couldn't agree with you more beowulf7! Yes, my type S sounds like a jet engine too, and I love revving it up even more everyday...it's just SO MUCH FUN!!! ;o))
rascallove, I would definitely recommend that you look at insurance prices before you decide on a car. When I was 18, a little Ford Escort cost me over $1000/6 months...yes, with a clean record...although, I had never been insured before.
#1595 of 2585 Need advice on choosing car
Dec 13, 2002 (12:25 pm)
Hey, The car that my parent are gettin me is my own car because they got theres but if a car break down we can alway share cuz it auto. i want a coupe cuz ill get more girls and it look better. I want a sedan cuz i heard that u get bored of a coupe after a while cuz there no space and the insurance is high. My sister just got the altima 3.5SE v6 and it a sedan now i want a coupe cuz me and her could switch cars. I'm not going 2 hook up my car all imma do is get foglight and 17inch rims and mayb a spoiler. I might pick the accord coupe 03 EXV6 auto over the RSX auto leather v6 because i think accord has better resale value and it easier 2 sell an accord.
Dec 13, 2002 (12:40 pm)
i guess im a little late on this, but, isnt the TSX supposed to be replacement for the Integra 4 door, an is based on the Accord, BUT, the RSX is still based on the civic. Why is this if they wanted to enhance the RSX? I forget, but didnt the Prelude have its own platform? Why didnt they use it, instead of the civic platform to make it more sports car like, and plus, Honda stopped selling the Prelude anyway?
Dec 13, 2002 (12:42 pm)
rascal love... 30k for firs car?!??!? Dang!!! dats mad $$ for first car, i got my site on a 6k car or the ol family car
#1598 of 2585 I agree maxxed_out
Dec 15, 2002 (6:54 pm)
30k is too much for a first car unless money is no object for you and your family.
I love cars but I also keep in mind that they are horrible investments that depreciate faster than just about anything except laptop computers.
If I were you I would take a 15k car like a VW Golf or Civic SI and invest the other 15k in the stock market, a college education, a downpayment on a house, etc.
Or better yet a used Mazda Miata for around 10k and then have 20k left over.
Dec 16, 2002 (5:30 am)
Money, plain and simple. Honda went cheap on the Small Car Global Platform (Civic, RSX, Element, CR-V), and the Prelude chassis (based on the Accord platform, actually) had too many expensive suspension pieces to justify it being the foundation for an Integra replacement.
#1600 of 2585 thanks himiler but..
Dec 17, 2002 (2:02 pm)
why does honda need to save money? There is alot of integra enthusiasts who actually want power. But, they keep the civic platform? At least Prelude wasnt ALL accord, it had some differences from the accord base. The were getting rid of the Prelude anyway, why just junk a true sports car, when you can keep it for another vehicle, and replace it at the same time. NO Itegra enthusiast would complain if they went with the Prelude platform, they would've been happy, even tho it mite cost a little more. Honda took a big junk of their teen group away from them when they stopped Prelude, so why not keep it alive, maybe it will get some Prelude fans into buying an RSX
Dec 18, 2002 (4:23 am)
You've just summed-up most of the reasons why I bought a '01 Prelude (instead of the RSX-S) after owning a '96 Integra LS and a '98 GS-R. I was really psyched about the RSX until I learned it would be built off the dumbed-down Civic platform.
Actually, I would've been okay with the K20A engine (it's not a B-series, but it's probably just as robust), but wasn't willing to sacrifice on the chassis/suspension.
#1602 of 2585 well, isn't that what the accord coupe is for?
Dec 19, 2002 (12:01 am)