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Acura RSX, Electrical, Engine, Hatchback
Dec 20, 2004 (7:27 am)
I actually like the look of our 02-04 rims better. Good for me I guess, heh.
Short review of the Turanza LS-Hs I got in September: so far, has lived up to high ratings from Tirerack. Great improvement over the MXM4s, very sticky (has dramatically improved my launch), got rid of the wheel hop in the rain, and very solid in the snow. Comfortable, and improved handling over the Michelins. The only downside so far is that due to rolling resistance I have lost 1-2 mpg (come to think of it, fuel economy is probably the major reason Acura has the crappy Michelins on the RSX).
Dec 20, 2004 (1:55 pm)
crucial question (for me): was there any reduction in tire/road noise going to the Bridgestones? These tires sound perfect - improved traction AND handling - for that I will accept a 1-2 mpg loss. But I am really hoping to find something that will give me those improvements while ALSO reducing the excessive road noise from the tires. Maybe an impossible mission, I dunno.
Dec 21, 2004 (6:51 am)
Unfortunately, I have to say I haven't noticed any reduced road noise from the Bridgestones. But road noise wasn't a priority for me so I probably wasn't too aware of any difference.
Also, just to be explicit, I chose this tire because of traction, handling, AND comfort. If you don't care about the comfort part, there are other tires out there that have better handling (the LS-H is considered a Grand Touring All-Season tire).
Good luck in your tire search nippononly!
#323 of 1046 thanks michigan! :-)
Dec 21, 2004 (10:38 am)
#324 of 1046 SRS light stays on '02 RSX type S
Dec 30, 2004 (8:40 pm)
I went to the dealer because my SRS light was on. Now the dealer says the computer indicates the passenger airbag was deployed and the entire system must be replaced for $3,200. I was in a fender bender 13 months ago, but the light was not on then. Has anyone else experienced or heard of this? The cars as 50K miles, but I have the extended warranty. If anyone has had a similar experience, please share. Any information would be appreciated.
#325 of 1046 Re: I have seen a few [nippononly]
Dec 31, 2004 (8:28 am)
Cool, I still haven't seen any 2005s on the road. But I recently had to go to my dealer to get something fixed (I'll post more details in another post) and saw a row of 2005 RSXs on the dealer's lot. I'm not that hot on the new headlights and taillights.
So your dealer still has 2004 RSXs left over?! That sucks. I predict that Acura will remove the RSX from their lineup in a couple or few years. They really need to up the specs and features to compete w/ some other cars in the $24k price range. (For e.g., AWD, 220-240 HP, power seats, control stereo from steering wheel, etc. and only raise the price for all that by a grand.)
#326 of 1046 Re: SRS light stays on '02 RSX type S [salexander58]
Dec 31, 2004 (8:34 am)
Was your accident reported? When did the light come on (i.e. how long after the accident)? Maybe insurance will help pay for the new airbag system if the dealer says it was due to an accident.
Jan 01, 2005 (1:32 pm)
"They really need to up the specs and features to compete w/ some other cars in the $24k price range. (For e.g., AWD, 220-240 HP, power seats, control stereo from steering wheel, etc. and only raise the price for all that by a grand.)"
Yup, Acuras in general are definitely not inexpensively priced for what you get. I do wonder if this one will hold up like a 250K-mile Integra I used to have. When I get a sec I will have to stop by and get this annoying dash buzz looked at, and get another alignment done some place besides the dealer in the hopes they can finally center my steering wheel. I stopped by the dealer yesterday on the off chance they were open and could look at the dash, but they were closed.
"I predict that Acura will remove the RSX from their lineup in a couple or few years. "
I am afraid you are right, but I am so hoping that doesn't happen! I don't think Acura will go AWD with the next RSX, just because they are weight-averse (as am I) and the TSX/TL are not AWD, but they really need to bring the power and feature content up. I call my car (base model) the "commuter version" of the RSX, with the type-S as the sporty one of the two. The commuter version was exactly what I was looking for (good balance of many attributes for a daily driver), but it would probably be best for the "new" Acura if there were no commuter version of the RSX the next time around.
#328 of 1046 Re: my two cents [nippononly]
Jan 05, 2005 (11:07 am)
About the 'slight clunk' out of the front suspension over abrupt bumps, I've been getting that too. I noticied it at ~3500 mi. I took my '05 rsx-s to the dealer and they couldn't reproduce the sound. If it's cool, let me know what happens with your 'clunking' situation, if it gets diagnosed, fixed, etc. thanks.
Jan 05, 2005 (1:42 pm)
With my schedule the next couple of months, that dealer visit probably will not happen until March or April. I am hoping the front suspension does not fall off before then!