Last post on Jul 05, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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Acura RSX, Electrical, Engine, Hatchback
#1046 of 1046 Acura... precision and quality?
Jul 05, 2013 (8:27 am)
I bought an Acura certified used 2006 RSX three years ago, with 32K miles on it.
It now has 60K miles on it. I love this car, but I so regret buying it.
This car has been in the shop for rattles, loose guards and petty problems about 6 times so far. I've had trouble with my dealership, and won't go back there. They gave my car back twice and it still rattled. I had to drive around the block with the manager in the car to prove I wasn't crazy.
My car burns about 3.5 quarts of oil in a month. I'm using mobile 1 fully synthetic. I am constantly adding new oil and fighting low oil conditions. Though I might take the car to 6K on freeway ramps, I've never beat on it so hard that I deserve all these problems (the car red lines at 8K.... vtec doesn't kick in till 5800 anyway)
Due to the constant low oil conditions, I have a worn / stretched timing chain and throws a CEL code every other day.
60K miles and needs thousands of dollars in engine work. Guess what? Its 2 months after the warranty expired. Burning 3.5 quarts a month might need a total rebuild and new piston rings. It almost certainly needs a new timing chain - which costs $1500 or more at the dealership.
Meanwhile, the suspension is knocking, I had to replace the brakes already within 2 years of owning a certified vehicle, and parts of the exhaust that were rusted and rattling.
I am in such despair. So many people told me, you can't go wrong with an Acura. So many people told me how well they retain their value, and how reliable they are.
Not mine. I'm probably gonna refi the car for $3-4K more, to pay for all the repairs it needs at 60K miles.