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Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
Jan 08, 2002 (2:58 pm)
IMO, a car needs more than character lines, and RSX seems to deliver. Tiburon also looks like a nice coupe, but given my behind the wheel experience in various Hyundai cars (Sonata, XG300 and Tiburon, all rental), unless there is something drastically different about it, I might just end up admiring its value, and style about which I admit having a mixed feeling.
Honda usually goes for evolutionary simplicity, and I happen to like that. You'd always find something carried over from other Honda/Acuras of the past. For example, the RSX rear reminds me of early 90's Acura Legend. But at times it can be too simple (last Prelude), if you really expected something spicy. RSX looks nice to me from any angle. Nice and compact. I got another chance to be in an RSX (service loaner) this afternoon with a friend to lunch. It was the automatic version though. If my wife weren't against manual transmission (and two doors), I would have traded our 2002 Civic by now (a car that replaced my dear Prelude for the same reason).
#799 of 2585 Was looking to buy new RSX S until I saw New Z price
Jan 08, 2002 (4:15 pm)
I was looking to buy a new RSX Type S until I saw the price release on the new 350Z today.
The RSX I was pricing was going to be over 25K with options and the new Z is only 26K.
I would like to know what some of your opinions are about this change of heart. Should I stick with the RSX or go for the Z?
Jan 08, 2002 (5:11 pm)
Is that in American currency...the new Z is supposed to go 0-50 in less than 6 seconds. 26 is just too good of a deal for something that fast. And you know what they say, if it's too good to be true, it probably is.
Jan 08, 2002 (5:17 pm)
The prices for the new Z were announced today. See below link for details.
Jan 08, 2002 (5:46 pm)
Personally, I would be shocked if dealers don't mark the Z up a few grand. I'm basing this on the amount of buzz around the Z and the pent-up demand. I'd say it's similar to the S2000's situation.
#803 of 2585 robertsmx
Jan 08, 2002 (6:08 pm)
Thanks you and others for the advice.
That formula you gave me will be very useful. Just wondering how far from the original overall diameter can one get? I mean, how many inches or fraction of inches can you deviate from the original number? Thanks.
Jan 08, 2002 (8:25 pm)
Well I'll be...if I had 26 for a car right now...
Jan 09, 2002 (7:50 am)
Great Gohgly Mohgly! I was expecting 29-33K for the Z. Either it's grand theft auto at 26K, or it isn't going to be everything that it's cracked up to be. I'd definately wait and see.
#806 of 2585 Good God !!!
Jan 09, 2002 (12:25 pm)
$26.6 k for the 350Z !?!? This is going to be a hot ticket unless they start exploding or catching on fire or something. If the car is as good on a track as it looks good on paper, id might have to reconsider saving for that S2000. 8^o
Jan 09, 2002 (1:05 pm)
Just wanted to thank you guys for all the help....I am the proud owner of a 02 RSX Coupe.
I paid $19K out the door.
It's only add is the rear spoiler and to beat it all they gave me 11.3K for my 5 yr old mitsu spyder!
If anyone wants an Acura in Metro Atlanta I strongly recommend Acura Carland in Duluth, they are very professional and no nonsense.