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Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
Feb 20, 2006 (9:33 pm)
Remove stickers - I have used bug and tar remover or WD-40 - both worked OK - but it still took some effort.
Back in January of 2004 I looked at the RSX - ended up with a nightmare lemon Mazda3 - main reason I did not buy the RSX was the lack of side curtain air bags - (the low power output of the base engine didn't help much either -(I need the automatic). The 2006 Civic has air bags as standard now so I just assumed that the RSX would too. So I stopped by today to take a look at the RSX - from what I can recall from the 2004 RSX - it looks like time has stood still at Acura -
I would also like to know if/when Acura plans to upgrade the RSX.
#2528 of 2585 Re: clestype [z71bill]
Feb 21, 2006 (4:44 am)
" I would also like to know if/when Acura plans to upgrade the RSX. "
Last I heard it will be the 2007 model year. The Scion tC has been killing RSX sales.
#2529 of 2585 Re: clestype [mikefm58]
Feb 21, 2006 (3:19 pm)
> Last I heard it will be the 2007 model year. The Scion tC has been
> killing RSX sales.
Also killing RSX sales, at least in my case, are the reports of strut problems about which Acura is aware, but unwilling to fix. I had been planning to buy an RSX as my next car, but won't unless they fix these known problems. And even then, their delay in responding to customers' needs makes me leery. I wonder if Acura knows they lose sales when word spreads about lack of support concerning quality problems.
#2530 of 2585 Re: clestype [dwryter]
Feb 28, 2006 (8:37 pm)
I just took delivery of my RSX base with leather and auto. Honestly, I heard about the strut issue but it doesn't bother me. If you go to the internet and search you will find something wrong with every car on the market.
There is no question this car will give me 150,000+ miles worry free (knocking on wood). The RSX, like the Integra was, is pretty bulletproof.
Mar 02, 2006 (10:25 pm)
Does anyone now when the new revise RSX is coming out? I want to get a RSX Type S but I would hold off if I knew a new version should be coming out soon.
#2532 of 2585 Re: S Type Qs [clestype]
Mar 02, 2006 (10:49 pm)
its a must to use premium fuel in that motor. because of the high compression, premium is the only fuel you should use. If you would go to a lower grade it can cause detonation in the combustion camber and that could be the end of that motor.
#2533 of 2585 Re: clestype [gps_007]
Mar 05, 2006 (2:38 pm)
You say you just took delivery of your RSX. Just curious but how long did it take to get it. I put an order for a Jade w/ leather and 5sp mid-Jan. 2mon? 3mon tops? How much did they ask down? Mine was $500.
I agree too. There will be problems with cars no matter what. The odds however of getting a particular problem are probably pretty small (knocking on wood also).
#2534 of 2585 Re: S Type Qs [clestype]
Mar 05, 2006 (2:42 pm)
Use a heat gun and razor blade or putty knife. The excess glue you can remove with...well the best I've used is 3M adhesive remover. But you could probably find something cheaper. Careful if you use a razor blade though. Very slowly...
Mar 05, 2006 (3:56 pm)
I'm new to this forum b/c I'm a new RSX owner...just 3 weeks of an '05 that I bought used (5800 miles) at a dealership. I did a lot of research, always do, thru edmunds, comsumerguide, & kbb before my purchase and so far thoroughly satisfied with my S. I tried the base model, but acceleration slow, ride rough, and driver's seat TERRIBLE for my lower back pain. 2 minutes in the S and I was SOLD!! I only have 2 real concerns (I had read about the strut problem on some cars)-- no side body molding to prevent damage from other car doors (believe or not, Acura does NOT make moldings for RSX) and damage to exterior finish (excluding chips of which I have 4 already!). The Acura dealer recommended a polymer wax, HAND applied. The moldings, I am doing further research to locate some generic black/chrome ones to install. Any suggestions?