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Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
#2181 of 2585 6 Months in and counting
Jul 09, 2004 (10:33 am)
After 6 months of ownership with a 2003 Auto RSX, reading all of the comments, they are so true. The stereo reception is so bad, the CD's sound so good. The car seat material will give you a shock as you exit the car in any climate. The tip about letting a few pounds of air out of the tires helps on these New England roads as the impact jolts are reduced. On my wish list is for Acura to sell real body side molding to help fend off the door dings from other cars. I'll be looking for snow tires come fall. No problems to report so far with 8,000 miles showing!
Jul 09, 2004 (11:53 am)
Stereo reception? You mean the radio? Haven't noticed it being worse, I'll pay more attention. The antenna is integrated into the rear window, right? That's unusual, maybe a factor?
Shocks from the seats? Not for me...I guess that's an advantage that leather has
I guess that molding would help...I've been lucky so far with door dings, watch now, I'll have three when I get to it after work It would certainly alter that clean slab-sided look.
Agree it's a stiff ride, but for me, the trade off in "ride-like-it's-on-rails" is worth it.
Biggest complaint for me is the lack of some niceties that I got used to in my last vehicle and that I miss so much...audio controls on the wheel, heated seats and mirrors, memory seat settings, etc. could have gotten the TSX and gotten all those for 5k, but no way...
Still, love the car, have put almost 15k on it since I got it last Sep and have never regretted my choice. Hardly. Often I drive upstate on weekends, 200 miles each way and I still actually enjoy the drive. This is an excellent driving, well built machine.
Jul 12, 2004 (12:36 pm)
zap me too! They are so sticky they give you static shock. It's worth it though for seats that keep you in place well.
8000 miles and counting - no complaints and no problems. Does anyone wish the steering were perhaps a touch more precise on-center?
I am still waging the internal battle over what to do about the stereo. I will probably skip the Acura sub, since it will cost so much more than any aftermarket unit I choose. Will look into the BassLink.
#2185 of 2585 Re: those cloth seats [nippononly #2184]
Jul 12, 2004 (4:28 pm)
Just a comment re the sterio. I was pretty dis-satisfied with the FM radio, but thought the CD sounded pretty good. I installed XM-radio, and what a difference. I am now completely satisfied with the sound system. Now, with that having been said, I am no hi-fi expert, but what a difference!!
Jul 18, 2004 (11:31 am)
Hey everyone, Just purchased a 2004 RSX Type S in Arctic Blue Pearl. Anyway, anyone have pictures or updates on differences in the 2005 model?
Also, anyone know of any good sites to purchase authentic Acura accessories (like a wing, fog lights) at cheap prices? I used to know a few for hondas (traded in my civic), but am clueless with Acura websites.
Lastly, I've been reading that some people have installed Infinity Basslink subs to their car. If anyone has and is reading this, could they explain the steps needed to complete this. I'm not sure if it's easy to do since we have the Bose subwoofer already in the trunk and possibly could use that wiring? Also, if you have reviews, pictures, or anything regarding this on other websites for this car, please include a link.
I appreciate all the help and look forward to trying to help others as well. Most likely will make a webpage showing how I installed the subwoofer in upcoming months.
Jul 24, 2004 (6:41 pm)
Congrats on your new RSX-S. From what I've recently read, the 2005 RSX will have some new colors, a restyled front and rear, and maybe some interior refinements. I doubt the engine or its performance will change. In other words, it will be a minor reskin. But you just bought your car; are you just trying to Monday-morning-quarterback yourself?
About the BassLink, it's not too bad to do. I ran the power wire (use 8-ga. or thicker) from the battery through the existing grommet on the driver side of the firewall along the left side of the car, under the rear seats, and to the trunk. The ground wire can be connected to a latch behind the rear seats. Then I spliced the Bose woofer to tap the signal wires for the BassLink.
I can show you step-by-step instructions from another Web site, but the moderators of Edmudnds does not allow linking of other forums (anti-compete policy). If you provide me with your e-mail address, I can send you the links. It's definitely worth upgrading the stereo, either to a BassLink or whatever sub you want. The stock Bose system is a joke.
#2188 of 2585 Re: types04 [beowulf7]
Jul 28, 2004 (1:13 pm)
Thanks beowulf7. My email address is:rsx593yahoo.com.
I love the car and I heard rumors they might take away my color, so I'm happy I got it while its still available. On the same note, it would be nice to have the redesign, but I can't have everything. I never noticed how many other blue type-s's were around my town until after purchasing it though, I think there are 2 others.
I'm going for the basslink just because of the ease of upgrading and I still want to have space to put stuff in the back.