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Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
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.
#2191 of 2585 2005 Acura RSX info
Aug 26, 2004 (8:22 am)
2005 Acura RSX info is now available at Acura.com
Aug 26, 2004 (10:20 pm)
except for removing the scalloping below the head and taillights, most of the changes affect the type-S only. 210 hp from a 2-liter engine, wow! Not quite a Honda record, but fairly impressive.
I don't like the new front end that much - I think they made it look more similar to the Civic than it did before. But I like the taillights - now they match the look of the TSX.
Aug 27, 2004 (2:54 am)
The back tail gate has a higher lip to it now.
I'm still grumbling about Acura adding the heated mirrors to the standard equipment in the past couple of years. I didn't know I was paying a penalty for buying one of the first models off the line in 2001.
Aug 27, 2004 (8:16 am)
mine has the heated mirrors, because it is an '04. But I am noticing that many cars now seem to have these, even ones less expensive than the RSX. I think it is just the inevitable process of the market marching forward. It is also becoming very common for cars to have auto up AND down power windows, something that I really like about the RSX and which used to make it somewhat unique among cars in its price range. But no longer...
If I had just bought a type-S, I think I would be kinda bummed right now. Instantly my car becomes the 'S' with the small rims and the lower power. But I do think it is fair that Honda makes incremental improvements over the course of a model cycle to keep the car competitive.
From now on the most immediate competition for this car is going to come from the Scion tC, which is $3K less in both S/C and non-S/C versions, with the same power rating (off by 10 for the S/C vs the type-S now that Honda has raised the power for '05). So Honda is going to have to work to stay competitive. I fear for Honda's competitive advantage in small cars if it does not make big leaps forward with the '06 Civic, and to a lesser extent with the '07 RSX.
#2195 of 2585 Re: yeah [nippononly]
Aug 27, 2004 (5:49 pm)
Wait...did I miss something? What Scion tC S/C Version that has 200hp?
ANd the reason for the 3k difference is because of the Heated mirrors, leather, climate control more hp, 6 disc in dash...so on so on. Come on you guys, you gotta play fair.