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Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
#962 of 2585 Hi beowulf7- 2003 Acura RSX
Mar 13, 2002 (5:43 am)
You can post your questions about the 2003 RSX in this discussion. We purposely leave the model years off of certain discussions, so people can discuss more than one year model in the same area. This helps to reduce the amount of discussions needed for one particular make/model. Otherwise some of our busier boards tend to get very cluttered, making it difficult for people to find the main ongoing discussions.
Back to the subject of the RSX. Have you checked in Edmunds' Future Telling section for news on the 2003 RSX? Here's a direct link to the Acura section. Hope this is helpful. Perhaps someone else has more to add.... Thanks for your particiption.
Hatchbacks & Station Wagons Boards
Mar 14, 2002 (5:12 am)
I am planning to get a Honda Civic as a daily driver. With all of the extra options installed, the price will come around $17,000. Do you think I would be better off going for the base RSX instead? How much are you guys paying for insurance? Will repairs be very expensive?
#964 of 2585 Reverse Gear
Mar 14, 2002 (5:54 am)
Hello everyone. I am new here. Does anyone know where reverse is situated in the RSX six speed tranny? To the left of first? Or beside sixth?
And to any owners, is it possible to screw up the car buy accidentally shifting from second to first (yes, i know that first is directly up from second, but still), if reverse is beside that gear>?
Or is it possible to shift from fifth to sixth if R is situated there?
The reason I ask is that although i have driven the base RSX, i did not have shift into reverse, and generally Honda products do not have a "reverse mechanism." For example Fords (Focus and Cougar, to name 2) have a ring to pull up to shift into reverse.
Mar 14, 2002 (9:12 pm)
does anyone know when the type r is officially coming out, because i am getting a new car in august and am ready to put a deposit down on the 350z. the z costs 27 grand. do you know if the rsx r will be cheaper than that or not. if its not, i cant imagine it selling well. but anyway, if anyone could tell me when the type r is comin i would greatly appreciate it.
#966 of 2585 Hi mikemajesty- Type R
Mar 15, 2002 (5:41 am)
You'll find a little information about the 2003 RSX Type R in Edmunds' Future Telling. Others here may have more to add. Good luck.
Hatchbacks & Station Wagons Boards
#967 of 2585 mikemajesty
Mar 15, 2002 (1:28 pm)
I wouldn't pay over 25G for the type R personally. Have you considered the RX8 also? It should be priced in line with the 350Z with RWD and perfect 50/50 weight distribution.
Mar 15, 2002 (2:03 pm)
i have but i already own a rotary and know what the reliability is like, no matter what mazda may claim. i need a car to last me a very long time. the rsx-type s is 24 grand, so maybe the type r will be around the same, because the last type r was about the same as a loaded gs-r.
Mar 15, 2002 (2:04 pm)
despite rotary reliability, if they actually brought back the rx7, id probably get one.
Mar 15, 2002 (8:59 pm)
Mike, what Mazda did you have? I knew there were problems with the RX7's with turbo in the past, but the new 8 is naturally aspirated. That said I'm sure they're more expensive to repair do to the exclusivity of the rotor.
You should pick up the new issue of R&T you may rethink 'needing' the RX7 as the Mazda spokesman told the R&T editor, "We made the body of this thing stiffer than that of the RX7". I still have issues/reservations/dissapointment, over Ford owning like 30% of Mazda now, but that's a personal qualm. The good news is this one seems to be made entirely by Mazda, and not Ford (who almost nixed the project from the start).
#971 of 2585 mike- also
Mar 15, 2002 (9:10 pm)
If you were seriously considering the RSX, you may want to hold out to see what the "sporty"
'03 Accord coupe will look like, as it is supposed to fill the Prelude void. (Which I am lamenting being a '97 type SH owner)