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#2543 of 2585 RSX Service Questions
Mar 22, 2006 (6:49 am)
I'm a little concerned that my acura dealer is trying to take me for a ride, and would like some honest feedback from the group. I just took 2002 RSX-S in for a 45K checkup - really just an oil change, tire rotation, and brake fluid flush. Dealer came back and said coolant needed to be flushed (although manual says it is required at 120K), 2 tires are bad although I rotate all the time, tire replacement requires alignment, front brakes are shot (back are ok), oh, and my windshield wipers need to be replace. Altogether, they want $1,200, with the understanding that eventually my back breaks and tires will need to be replaced at some point in the future - think another $800. What am I hearing here? Your thoughts are appreciated.
Mar 22, 2006 (5:15 pm)
Here is one man's opinion:
- coolant flush at 45K, I call BS on this one. Ask them for an explanation, and ask to see evidence. I plan on replacing coolant before 120K, but 45K seems way early to me.
- 2 tires bad, check the tire thread - you should be able to tell if they are telling the truth. P.S. if you do need new tires I urge you to do some research and buy a better tire than the stock Michelins, there's a lot better out there.
- Front brakes shot. Can you be more specific? Brake pads? Replace rotors? Machine rotors? What are they recommending? I would tend to take their recommendation on brakes - it's the most important part of your car.
- Wipers. Bought and replaced them myself from AutoZone. No big deal.
#2545 of 2585 Re: RSX Service Questions [eyebquick]
Mar 23, 2006 (3:21 am)
Coolant should be fine at 45K
Tires are probably nearing their lifecycle. Get them on your own someplace else...ditto for the wipers
I had my brakes done around 55k for about $400 at my Acura dealer.
#2546 of 2585 RSX Type S Service
Apr 24, 2006 (11:32 am)
No coolant required ,or brake pads or rotors. If you do get a brake job replace your rotors,it's just a few dollars more.
My car was in for30k service. I did need new Michelin's My Integra was hard on sport VR tires also.
Eyequick is right on, go to VP and do your own wipers ,or air filter for that matter.
Unless you ride the brake you should get 50k . I think the front brakes tend to wear quicker.
I don't know this is my last RSX. I love the car,but my GSR was easier on the eyes. Also, I'm using 89 octane with the price of gas. No problems so far.
May 01, 2006 (12:08 am)
It's official, the '06 model year will be the last for the RSX.
#2548 of 2585 RSX Discontinue Questions
May 16, 2006 (9:18 am)
Now that Acura has officially discontinued the RSX (after 2006), what do you think that will do to the value of your RSX? Do you think repairs (parts actually) may be more expensive in the future? If you are trading in in a 1-3 years, do you feel you will get less money? Or, do you think this will increase the value of your car (relatively) when doing a private sale? Any thoughts out there?
May 18, 2006 (7:09 pm)
been a fairly steady market for the Integra, then RSX, and there remains one now. Honda is only discontinuing the model for marketing reasons.
The point being, all those people who want one and will continue to want one in the next few years will have to settle for a recent-model used one instead. I think demand will be good - this thing has never been a lame duck selling 1000 a year or something, not at any time. I don't think it will damage resale that it's being discontinued, in fact it might boost it a bit. And resale is already VERY strong, as we all know.
As for repairs and parts, they won't be noticeably more expensive in future than they would have otherwise been. If you go OEM for parts and dealership for repairs, they were no bargain to begin with. But this is no NSX, it is a volume model that shares a lot of stuff with other Hondas.
#2550 of 2585 Selling My '03 RSX :(
Jul 30, 2006 (5:56 pm)
I've had my '03 RSX (base, automatic, cloth seats, 40K miles, good condition, original everything) for over three years. My husband has been driving it ever since we had our baby last November, but quite frankly, we could use two baby-friendly cars around here. After much consideration, we have decided to buy a more baby/kid-friendly Honda Pilot. My question is what kind of price do you think I could fetch for my little RSX in a private-party deal? I have had two dealers offer me $13K for it, but I think I could get at least $14K private party. Also, I am wondering if the RSX's discontinuation will help or hurt the sale of my car. Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
#2551 of 2585 Re: Selling My '03 RSX :( [czp]
Jul 31, 2006 (11:56 am)
If you have two dealer offers at $13K, then you are right: you could probably get $14K in a private party sale. But there is certainly some hassle involved in taking that route, and with the baby, do you really want to hassle with it?
Just remember, this is the hottest time of the year for car sales. If you want to take either of those dealers up on their offer, don't wait too long....
#2552 of 2585 Re: Selling My '03 RSX :( [nippononly]
Sep 06, 2006 (9:49 am)
see now RSX is being discontinued. Price will proabably fall lkie a rock. That is unless you think it will become a collector's item