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Acura RSX, Hatchback
Mar 20, 2006 (8:06 am)
woopies yes i noe im wrong, insurance rates are higher on the type S, not sure about the reg rsx. I was thinking of the corolla s and the xrs.
#113 of 121 Re: meh [azngotmilk]
Mar 22, 2006 (7:08 am)
You are right on! The S Type should not even be mentioned in this comparo as it is a different class of car in performance, intent and price.
As for the Basic RSX vs tC, the tC is the hands down winner in my opinion. I shopped both and could not come close to the tC in price . The only definitive difference mentioned in these forums is the RSX handling which in certain at-the-limit circumstances has an edge, but in every day driving there is certainly not an appreciable enough difference to justify a couple of thousand dollars. Other than that, the advantages/disadvantages of both equal out until you come to price - nad there the tC is the indisbutable winner.
I have 24000 in less than a year and a half with 0 problems, complaints or regrets. In this class of car, the tC still cannot be beat as a value.
#114 of 121 Acura vs Scion (Toyota)
Apr 09, 2006 (5:11 pm)
I have owned a number of Acuras and regret getting rid of my TL.The customer service was the best and warranty
unbeatable.They recovered my drivers seat even after
40000 miles and did not use the lame excuse of normal wear and tear.Before 50000 miles the tranny was acting up and it was replaced with a new one and gave me a warranty till
100000 miles and they gave me a brand new TSX for a loaner.
I have a Toyota now only because Acura does not make a
wagon except for the MDX which is $1oooo more.Besides my son works for the dealer so I got a big discount on my Highlander.If you want fun go for the TSX,if you just want
a high quality hatchback go with Tc.I don't think Toyota
gives loaner cars with warranty work.
#115 of 121 Re: Acura vs Scion (Toyota) [tomsr1]
Apr 10, 2006 (11:07 am)
Not sure I understand what is so great about a car whose seats and transmission wear out in less than 50k miles no matter how good the 'service'.
I have a 1999 RX 300 with 125,000 miles on it and if not for voluntary servicing, I would have a rough time remembering my dealers name because there is no need to. I can say the same (so far) for my tC with 25,000 miles.
When I bought the Lexus, it came without the auto-dimming mirror it was supposed to have. They could not retro fit one, so, after 2 months and 2500 miles, they gave me a new car! That's service!
I do not expect quite that level from my Scion dealer, but if things continue as they are now with respect to the reliability of the car, I'm not too worried about it.
No doubt the TSX is a great car, but it is a totally different class than the tC. A choice between the two would have to be based on factors not well suited for direct comparison - hence, I did not shop the TSX. Ended up with the tC and have no regrets. Would highly recommend the tC.
#116 of 121 Acura vs Scion
Apr 29, 2006 (11:47 am)
Well this message is to the guy that said that tc's and rsx's aren't even in the same class that rsx's are so much higher bla bla bla..... ok buddy realize they maybe aren't in the same class but when u compare them like a normal person u can only compare the rsx to a turbo vw bettle the reason i say this is did u guys look at the rsx lately i mean come on it looks like someone cut out a foot or two from the middle of the car and then joined the left overs.... now the tsx is a nice car if ur going with the cheap acuras..... on performance u can only compare a basic rsx and a tc becuase thats the same class when u go to an rsx type s ur are spending a lot more money and if u spend that much money u might as well get a ncie looking car like a tc and add everything they have to it from toyota and then it comes out the same price and same performance level about...and if u guys are worried about buying the better gas because u would get the supercharger with the tc well guess what the rsx type-s is supposed to get that gas too its just some idiots don't even know that.... thats y you shouldn't buy used cars that are supposed to be run of better gas becuase half the idiots out there don't put it in.... over all the tc my was my choice because u get more for the money.... but to be honest i liked the clutch and shifter more in the rsx type-s but that doesn't really make enough difference for me to pay so much more money since the tc engine internals are made to support 300+ hp stock... This means that for that extra money u would spend on a rsx type s u get the 5000$ turbo for the tc and it puts u at about 246 hp at the wheels meaning u wouldn't even waste ur time racing any rsx
May 02, 2006 (11:15 am)
I started shopping for a base RSX because I like the looks and the handling. Now that it's being discontinued though, I am thinking that by next year it's going to be a dated car even thought it's brand new.
Civic coupe doesnt have enough head room for me, so SI is out. ANyway, the civic is too common.
I'm now considering the tC because it's not a civic. The test drive was fine, but I like the cloth seats in the RSX more. I'm confused a bit. So maybe I should listen to my wallet, which says go with the TC.
#118 of 121 its mostly self preference
Aug 02, 2006 (12:24 am)
this is to al58143 who claims $5000 could get u a turbo kit and then burn the rsx. how about considering the fact that the tC would only be good on the straights. the type-S was designed for turns, and even with an additional $4000 after buying the turbo, the type-S will still out manuever a tC, and for that $4000 i think an added turbo charger for the type-S would more than even the odds. try considering multiple aspects other than straights, bc nebody can gun it on a straight.
In the looks dept, i think the tC is butt ugly, so it really is a matter of preference. the steering wheel in the rsx is stiffer than the tC's for a reason, as for the clutch, the rsx was much more silky smooth, so again, personal preference.
for the base rsx and tC, i'd have to go with the rsx. its actually a really close comparo, bc the tC does have a great price, and is silent, REALLY silent, however, i like the rsx's smooth delivery of power over the tC's torque, again self preference. u get more with the tC, but i honestly feel that the rsx is more refined.
i drove both before. the tC has good torque, but only up till 3000 rpm, then is struggles to the next gear, whereas the rsx feels more like a civic, except the power never drops. but on the turns, the tC feels heavy despite its light weight steering wheel, the rsx handled those areas quite a bit better. lets face it, with 160hp ur not going to be smokin ur avg v6 camry's/accords on the straight, so the only option left is in the corners. that is where u will realize that the tC really wasnt meant to a be thorough bred race car despite being 5 grand cheaper than the type-s. i think the rsx is more for a mature audience who want the acura name, where as the tC is more for a younger bunch looking for laughs. c'mon lets face it, it looks weird when old ppl drive the tC, but not so much in the rsx(again self preference).
#119 of 121 2008 tC vs 2007 Accord coupe EX
Oct 06, 2007 (6:20 pm)
hey..im gonna be buying a new car soon. I am looking at the 08 tC and the 07 Accord coupe EX(the 08 accord coupe is outta my price range) which car do u think is better? both have around the same hp (166 vs 161). the accord is a lil bigger. the tC does come with more features. what would u choose? ne advice/insight would be great. thanks!
#120 of 121 Re: 2008 tC vs 2007 Accord coupe EX [pd83]
Feb 08, 2010 (2:16 am)
You need to realize though that the Acura RSX is a luxury brand, whereas the Scion is a youth entry level brand. That is where most of the price difference comes in, also the acura is available with leather and bose sound, luxury items. So really you get what you pay for in both of the cars. Just my .02