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Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
#1856 of 2585 Acura RSX has a rebate?
May 25, 2003 (3:40 pm)
That's pretty surprising. Acura rarely offres rebates on their cars. The underpowered and bloated RL is a recent exception. Even the CL, despite its unpopularity, didn't offer a rebate, I don't think. But Acura is offering a $1500 rebate for the RSXs?
Where did you hear that? I don't see it listed here:
Anyway, I hope Acura does a reskin to it for model year (MY) 2004, otherwise, RSXs will be a tough sell for the dealers.
May 25, 2003 (8:31 pm)
How does a base RSX 5 speed compare with a base Mustang 5-speed. i know the mustang is 190 and the rsx is 160, but other than that, does anyone know whats a better buy? i was offered a brand new (4 miles) mustang for 10,000 i know i cant say no, i love rsx's so i just want to compare, anything will do. Thanks
May 26, 2003 (6:34 am)
A base 5-speed Mustang for $10k is a very good deal...
#1859 of 2585 GET THE MUSTANG AND SELL IT FOR
May 26, 2003 (5:56 pm)
a substantial profit which will give you more bucks for a down payment on a RSX.The Mustang will never approach the Acura in terms of handling,reliability,gas mi.,fun to drive factor,and resale value.
May 26, 2003 (6:32 pm)
Here's an even better idea. If you're considering a base RSX, that means that you can afford a $19k car. So, get the Mustang, sell it for, oh, say $16k, add the change to your budget which is now $25k, wait an extra two months driving what you have now to save a little more cash, then get a 350Z!
#1861 of 2585 Yeah, 350Z is nice...
May 27, 2003 (4:29 am)
Take Sphinx's suggestion. Or at least, get a Type-S. I don't think a Mustang, on that old platform (now many years old?) can compare even with the RSX (not to mention 350Z). I've had my base RSX for 1 month now, and just absolutely love the smoothness of the engine, the steering feels, the seat, the red lights, and yes....I absolutely hate ths stereo! I sat in an S2000 that was in the Acura dealer's showroom, and the system in that car is just as horrible! Can't believe how Honda can be so cheap on the stereo's...
#1862 of 2585 To bra or not to bra
May 27, 2003 (5:27 pm)
I'm looking at an RSX-S as my first nice car. After having gotten a Honda Oddysey for the rest of my family 3 years ago, the front end of the van is now plastered with dried bug guts and small pockmarks. Not wanting this to happen to my new toy, I've been thinking about a bra for my RSX as offered by the dealer.
But I'm not sure if a bra will have unintended consequences, such as damage from the water that may get under the bra, a line at the edge of the bra where the rest of the paint fades from the sun, etc.
What are the long term consequences of using a bra? Are there any hidden maintennance issues?
I'm not opposed to the idea of a black bra on a silver car due to aesthetic issues.
I also see reference to stongard.com, supposedly a clear and more expensive equivalent to a bra. Does anyone have experience with StonGard?
#1863 of 2585 FACTORY CAR STEREOS
May 28, 2003 (6:50 am)
are usually pretty lame compared to the aftermarket units.I believe the reason for this is that a car maker doesn't want to be liable for an accident where the drivers attention or hearing may have been hindered by a loud stereo.
May 28, 2003 (7:57 am)
I have the 3M material on the front of my Prelude. It works much better than a traditional black vinyl bra, and is worth the $$.
I bought mine here: http://www.xpel.com
Jun 01, 2003 (3:03 pm)
Mustang: As much as I despise Fords, if somehow volcom is getting a new 'Stang for $10k, then get it. I don't know how he is getting such a great price. Maybe it's "off the truck"? : /
Stereo: unagidon, if it's the lack of bass you're upset about, get a subwoofer. I recommend the Infinity BassLink as a cheap, simple, effective, no-frills solution. I have it and love it.