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Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
#2421 of 2585 Re: but [nippononly]
Aug 06, 2005 (1:12 pm)
I've also heard that the 2006 Acura RSX will be the final year for the RSX. I'm sure Japan will keep the Honda Integra brand going. And I think you're right in that Integra/RSX-like features will make it into a higher trim Honda Civic. How about a Civic Type-S?
So Acura would then have no 2-door cars except for the exclusive NSX.
Well, by the time I'm done w/ my RSX (hopefully it'll last me another 5 years of good use!), I plan to go AWD anyways, be it w/ Acura or another make.
#2422 of 2585 Canadian RSX
Aug 07, 2005 (2:27 pm)
Well, not to beat a dead horse but, while I was gasing up an a RSX from Quebec pulled in behind me. He liked my clear mask ,spoiler.fog lamps stone guard etc. I was checking out his ride also. He had heated seats as standard equipment on his car. He didn't refer to his car as a Type S though. I could see no difference.
Then another francais pulls in with a sweet HB called a Cherolet Ortho not made in USA according to the owner.Best fit and finish I ever saw GM put out.
So my question is how do you buy a car in Canada an AcuraType S in order to get the heated seats?
My dealer wants me to puchase a TSX but, to me it's a chick car.( shouldn't of said that ) I live in Maine so is it a hassle to buy over the boarder? Merci mes amies.
#2423 of 2585 talk about going out with a bang!
Aug 08, 2005 (6:43 am)
Despite its age, the RSX-S just won C&D's latest "cheap speed" comparo (base price $25K or less, power at least 200 hp), so if 2006 is really its last MY, it will be going out in style.
They called the SRT-4 the brute you would never want to drive on the street, characterized the Cobalt SS S/C and Ion Redline as acres of cheap plastic and numb steering with little feedback (and a hard unsophisticated ride in the case of the Ion, large long car driving feel in the case of the Cobalt), and liked lots of things about the WRX but hated the "Wait-all-day" turbo lag.
The RSX was slowest through the slalom but had the best skidpad and by far the most sophisticated ride and nicest interior. It is funny, their remarks pretty much hit the best and worst of this car right on the head, as far as how I have come to think of it (one of the downsides was suspension that became a little crashy over the worst of the potholes). By FAR the best shifter of the lot, in fact C&D is slightly infatuated with the RSX's shifter and holds it up as the example all sticks should aspire to in other car ratings, even much more expensive cars from Europe. And still one of the nicest interiors in its price range/class, even after four years plus.
I was thinking about it, and all the cars here were fairly old. They didn't include a Mustang, which they should have, although I think it would have been embarassed in the handling department (but probably would have been a better all-around car than the Dodge and Saturn). The WRX has been updated twice in four years, with no major revision, but decent interior upgrades both times. No powertrain changes though. The SRT-4 has had power upgrades but no other changes in three years. The GM cars are the newest, so to score fourth and fifth just goes to show the General still misses the point of cars like this.
I will be sad when the RSX disappears, but I guess that just puts us owners in possession of something kinda rare, eh?!
I doubt the whole five year run will get much over 100K cars, maybe 125K or so. Doesn't hold a candle to the Integra sales of the mid-90s, but doesn't mean you never see them anywhere either.
Aug 09, 2005 (8:46 am)
and under new SAE rules for determining power output, you folks with the type-S have just lost 9 horses! That's right, for 2006 the exact same powertrain is now rated for 201 hp, down from 210. The folks with the base model lose 5 hp, to 155 hp.
#2426 of 2585 interesting, isn't it?
Aug 17, 2005 (7:59 am)
that someone who has never posted here before dropped in that link to the DetNews article?
The cars of course, drive exactly the same as they did before, including the RSX-S, which seems to be winning lots of comparos lately, especially against the Cobalt SS S/C...
#2427 of 2585 Re: interesting, isn't it? [nippononly]
Aug 18, 2005 (2:40 am)
Well, they did post a lot on the GM boards. hmmmmm
Aug 18, 2005 (7:28 am)
you know what, I noticed that too!
Aug 25, 2005 (6:46 pm)
Hey, i just signed up with this cause i was lookin at the boards and found them interesting and very helpful. I'm 16 and will be getting my liscence in october. lol, i've been into import cars for about 3-4 years now and have looked at many different cars. The car that i have been driving is an 01' BMW 325i, which isn't bad, but it doesn't have any pick-up, and it is stick by the way. I wanna know if this would be a good car for me to get. i've read a lot about it and have compared plenty of different cars like the favorite civic, and altima and other ones like that. i so far like the type s better then all at the moment. if somebody could just tell me the pros and cons of getting one that the reviews don't have, like first hand, and power wise, like i know how much hp and shit like that it has, but like experiences with it and the handling. that would be great. thanks
Aug 29, 2005 (12:14 am)
anything to top it for sheer tossable-ness (is that a word?). The problem with a lot of sporty cars is that they have too much weight, and RSX absolutely does NOT have that problem!
As for pick-up, well the BMW has got it beat on torque at low revs - RSX is a car you have to rev to get the power out of, and in so doing it can be a TON of fun. But it is not the best candidate for stoplight racing, if that is your gig.
There is a fair amount of road noise, and a just-adequate stock stereo, as the two main drawbacks to this model. The shifter is the best in the biz, as is the handling like I said. Back seat is tight - it's really a two-seater with two extra emergency seats.
The BMW is nice because it is rear drive. RSX is front drive, and it is fairly easy to lose traction at the front when you're taking off from a stop, if you try and do it fast.
Apart from that, I dunno. I love this car. Canyon carving is my favorite little hobby, and of all the cars I have owned this one takes the cake for speed through the twists and turns. Steering is heavy, precise, just the way I like it. Brakes are excellent.
At your age, both these cars will be immensely expensive to insure, I am afraid.