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Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
#436 of 2585 re: CD player mesmerization clock thingy
Aug 24, 2001 (10:01 pm)
Arguing for argument's sake can be especially fun when there's only 1 person involved in the argument, but let's not get into that (any further) Anyway, I understand your point, ligart. I did some programming for a while. Now I don't anymore; maybe that's why I need some more information when driving and listening to my CDs. (For the record, I'm against the ability to surf and drive.)
Another use I thought of when having a second-by-second count of the current track is to find out the length of the current track. Not all CDs list the playing time of all its tracks, so you can skip forward by a track, then search backwards until you get to the end of the previous track. Thereby, you'd know how long that track is.
Now my turn to get way off topic. It's funny you mentioned the count down timer to tell you how much longer you have "before the cars are gonna start running you over". I've kind of wished that normal traffic lights had a timer. All too often on a high speed road, the yellow light is not long enough. So you get caught in between: should I gun it and hope to pass the light before it turns red or should I slam on the brakes and hope to stop before crossing the intersection? If there were a timer, then as you'd approach a green light, you'd know exactly when the light will turn yellow (and consequently, red). I realize that can introduce all sorts of problems (the F1- and Nascar-wannabe drivers would have a field day with the timers), but it's an interesting concept to consider.
We now return to our regular scheduled program: Acura RSX (2002).
#437 of 2585 more off-topic
Aug 25, 2001 (1:30 pm)
I always thought the reminder during a cable movie was for the people just tuning in without digital cable (which would already inform them of the movie they are watching). Just a thought...
#438 of 2585 More off topic
Aug 27, 2001 (8:56 am)
Our cable company offers the option of clicking a button to find out what movie you're watching, and a little synopsis of it, as well.
#439 of 2585 less off-topic
Aug 27, 2001 (4:14 pm)
Has anyone actually seen or heard of an RSX autocrossing? I'm curious how they will fare compared to Integras.
#440 of 2585 Waiting Lists for the RSX Type-S?
Aug 29, 2001 (11:48 am)
So, I went to my local Acura dealership hoping to test drive the RSX Type-S. They had none in stock and no demos to test drive.
The salesperson asked me if I wanted to get on 'The List'. "List, what list?", I replied. "We have a waiting list for the RSX Type-S and we only sell it for MSRP", he said. He then pulls out an actual list of people who are in line to buy the car at list price. And none of them test drove the car. I was totally blown away. People are actually buying cars at MSRP without test driving them! In this economy?! WOW! I would have understood it, if it was an MDX, but this is an RSX, a new Integra, a bread and butter car for Acura. One would think that car buying would be scarce these days especially after the reports of consumer confidence being sharply down. I guess the price is really steep for those people who want to be the first in their neighborhood to have the latest car. I guess I'll have to wait a while and try to test drive the WRX instead.
Aug 29, 2001 (1:48 pm)
2002 GTI's base sticker $18,910
VW has boosted its 1.8-liter turbo's horsepower to 180 and torque 174 lb-ft.
Tougher competition for RSX, isn't HP war great?
#442 of 2585 A turbo on a VW is begging for trouble
Aug 29, 2001 (7:56 pm)
They are already kinda hard on the pocketbook in maintenance costs and then you add a turbocharged engine to the mix. What kinda resale are those gonna have down the road?
Aug 30, 2001 (7:16 am)
Do yourself a favor, and test drive a 2001 Prelude before they're gone forever. After extensive handwringing over the RSX-S and WRX wagon, I cancelled my WRX order and bought the Prelude for $300 over invoice. With the money I saved by not paying sticker for the RSX-S, I'll be doing some underhood "revisions" on the 'Lude.
The RSX-S is a very nice car with an outstanding engine, but I think that the Prelude drives and rides loads better (and it's quieter, too), and doesn't make you pay for leather and climate control. And it sure doesn't look like a Civic.
#444 of 2585 himiler:thanks for suggestion
Aug 30, 2001 (7:54 am)
I thought the Ludes are all but sold now. I'll see if I can find some around my area. Thanks.
#445 of 2585 1.8T resale
Aug 31, 2001 (6:22 am)
VW's resale is at least as good as Acura's. The turbo is a proven device being driven around Europe by the million.
The reason waiting lists are present for the RSX is because it is a new vehicle after the last one went for seven years without a redesign. The 6th gen Civic in late '95 had exactly the same response when it came out. Yes a Civic! But after about 4 months, you could buy one for well under list.