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#1687 of 2585 Reposting #1683
Mar 03, 2003 (8:32 pm)
I originally posted #1683, which you'll notice is blank). I had a link to it which had a URL for a competing auto forum, so I am reposting my message here with a link that complies with Edmunds' rules and regulations. Revka, could you please put this as Post #1683? Thanks.
Below is my original message about the HP/torque plots for RSX and RSX-S with the only modification being the URL has been renamed.
You really did it now! You've made me refer to the 2002 Acura RSX brochure and scan the RSX vs. RSX-S Power and Torque plots as a function of RPM. I am posting a link to a picture for all to see, but basically, here's the summary.
The base has higher numbers than the Type-S for torque from ~1500-5300 RPM, w/ a maximum advantage of ~10 ft-lbs at around 3700 RPM. For HP, the base is better than the Type-S from ~3000-5000 RPM, with a maximum advantage of ~10 HP.
So while the power/torque advantages of the base vs. Type-S could be considered nontrivial, it does not affect most races for the reasons nippononly, michiganman, and sgrd0q mentioned. (BTW, kudos to that triumvirate for explaining the advantages of the Type-S' high-revving engine so well.)
#1689 of 2585 Hi beowolf- Thanks for reposting your message.
Mar 04, 2003 (7:39 am)
Also, sorry, but messages cannot be moved around in a given discussion, and we can't change post numbers. We can only move them from one discussion to another.
I think at this point, people will get the idea: Your message was meant to be post #1683 (now missing), and post #1684 is bobst's response to your message.... Thanks again!
And let's continue now with the subject of the Acura RSX!
Host/Hatchbacks & Wagons
Mar 05, 2003 (8:46 pm)
No problem, thanks for trying though! However, perhaps being able to renumber posts is something that Edmunds should let you moderators do.
#1691 of 2585 To beowulf7- You're welcome!
Mar 06, 2003 (7:34 am)
Also, good suggestion about the numbers; I'll forward the idea on. Also, so we don't take this discussion off topic, let's continue any further thoughts on this subject via email. Okay?
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Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
#1692 of 2585 And to get back to the subject...
Mar 06, 2003 (7:58 am)
It would be interesting to see some vehicle updates in here. Haven't seen any in a while. Anyone interested in listing their total miles to date, current mpg (city/highway), new accessories/mods, road trips, maintenance to date, and overall impressions (pro/cons) of your RSX... compared to when you first purchased? Who's game?
I'm sure others passing through here would find the information quite helpful. Also, you report back every 3k-5K to update again.
If you want share your RSX purchase cost, or see what others paid, check out our "Acura RSX - What did you pay?" discussion. Look for a direct link to this discussion, in the Helpful Links, on the left side of this page.
Thanks for your participation!
Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
Mar 06, 2003 (10:28 am)
Actually, gas mileage has me worried a little. I do about 75% city and 25% highway on my 2002 Base, and I have been getting 25-27 mpg. I would have hoped to be around 27-30 mpg. I live in the Midwest. Anyone else have poor gas mileage?
miles - 6000 (through 6 months)
accessories/mods - none
maintenance - just the 5K oil change. Switching to Mobil1 5W20 at 10K.
impressions - all very positive except for annoying dash rattle
#1694 of 2585 RSX Heated Seats
Mar 06, 2003 (11:27 am)
How come they only come on Canadian models?
Also, here's a clue for some of you I learned . If the maintentenace required light comes on at 8k or sooner than you need maintenance turn key to on and press on trip meter and after ten seconds it will reset cars computer.
HI, Himler, love my 5 Beamer don't regret giving daughter Type S and thank God she has the Xpel on it.Also, noticed engine doesn't stay as clean as my GSR must be the new style.
;She's getting lousy milage.It must be the cold winter
Mar 06, 2003 (11:54 am)
joe249, why does gas mileage go down in the winter? This is a serious question, I really don't know. Is it driving in the snow (haven't had that much this winter so far in Chicago)?
Mar 06, 2003 (12:11 pm)
It's great to hear from you! I'm glad the 5 is keeping you happy.
My Prelude's (sorry revka) fuel economy has been slipping lately, too. I've been averaging only 25-27mpg all winter in 90% highway driving (albeit at 75mph+).
I think the winter gas formulations can have an effect on fuel economy. Also, the engine takes longer to warm up (and lean out the fuel-air mix) and is working harder to power the heater and defroster, not to mention some lost motion due to slippery roads.