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Acura RSX, Hatchback
#11 of 121 6 months of repairs?
Aug 01, 2006 (9:57 am)
I bought a 2002 RSX with 20,000 miles on it...loved it to death...
a month later I was in a minor accident.
I brought it to Santa Monica Acura where 2 of the shop guys told me that there was frame damage for sure.
6 months later...multiple visits to both Santa Monica Acura and Brown Bros. I got my car back. Oh yeah, and the frame they were scaring me about? Finally they said "there is no frame".
I got the biggest run around of my life (even more than Aamco a year ago - pico blvd santa monica, ca)
Is there a remedy for people who are "promised" their car within the month and don't get it back for over 6 months?
I'm enraged at Santa Monica Acura and expect to come to a reasonable conclusion to this.
ANYONE who's experienced this or knows of legal remedy for this type of horrible service please email me.
#12 of 121 Re: My Baby [juicymoose]
Sep 19, 2006 (12:01 pm)
Where did you find a bra for a 2006 RSX? Please give brand, order info and price. Thanks
Jan 05, 2010 (2:54 pm)
This is my first post and I'm hoping I can get some help. I have an "02 RSX base model that I bought used a few summers ago. I like the car except for the noise level - it rattles. I like quiet and put DynaMat throughout, but that made the rattles seem louder!
When the weather is cold, say below 40 degrees, the dashboard makes horrible noises when I go over bumps. Doesn't happen when the weather's warm or the dashboard has been in the sun all day. The first winter I had it I stuffed some plastic tubing between the dash and the windshield and that helped for a while. It doesn't help any more even with new tubing.
Can anyone help? This sounds like a really expensive thing to have a mechanic work on, lots of trial and error.
Apr 19, 2010 (6:55 pm)
i have a 2001 acura rsx type, i was wondering if i could remove the front lip and change it. is the bumper connected to the lip? thanks in advance.
#15 of 121 Re: acura rsx [williamken]
May 01, 2010 (6:43 am)
Go to clubrsx.com ther you can find all your answers.
#16 of 121 Re: aspen9120 [aspen9120]
May 31, 2010 (6:41 pm)
I have a 2004 RSX that does the same thing. I had it checked while under warranty (years ago), but the dealership couldn't solve the problem. The rattling is coming from the defroster ducts below the windshield. I guess the plastic at the duct connection is sensitive to cold temperatures to the point of slightly contracting during the cold and expanding at the presence of heat. Things are rather quiet now due to the warm temperatures, but during the winter (rattle season) I can stop the rattling by directing heated air through the defroster ducts.
#17 of 121 Acura RSX vs. Scion tC
Apr 02, 2010 (4:02 pm)
#18 of 121 Acura RSX vs. Scion tC
Jan 31, 2005 (5:11 pm)
What do you think? I'm still not sure which one to choose...
The RSX looks nicer in everything, but the Scion you can choose a lot of accessories for the car.
But anyways what do you think?
BTW what do you think of the 17" Aluminum Alloy Wheel for the RSX (the wheel with 10-spokes)
Feb 01, 2005 (7:08 am)
I loved the RSX, but there was noticably less room in the back seat. I have 2 kids, and they fit fine in the tC, but there really wasn't adequate room in the Acura.
I think the Acura drives a little "sportier" (sharper handling, tighter gearbox on the stick), and has a few more features standard, but also costs quite a bit more $$.
Hard to go wrong with either one, so you can get whatever feels best to you.
Feb 01, 2005 (9:01 am)
I got an RSX. But there is no comparison between the two in terms of handling. The tC is a relative porker for its size, and the RSX has SHARP handling. The gearboxes are typical Honda vs Toyota too - Honda wins that battle every time, including this one.
What I like about the Acura's interior is that most of the hard plastic in front of the driver on the dash is covered by the rubber surround, which is not only mark-proof but also soft to the touch and good-looking. All the HVAC and radio controls are rotary (I like that) and medium to large size whereas in the tC the center stack is just a mess, IMO. Not to mention the plastic-painted-to-look-like-silver thing is so overused nowadays.
If you use back seats, I can't argue with you - the rear seat of the RSX gives you plenty of legroom but no headroom to speak of. I didn't buy this car to be a four-seater except for VERY occasionally, however. Like many of the coupe-style hatches, it is functionally a great two-seater with a mini back seat.
By contrast, I sat in the back of the tC and reclined the seat and I had enough headroom. It was slightly claustrophobic though. In that car the front seats have to be fairly far forward on their tracks or else rear seat legroom becomes a big problem. Neither of these cars is really a four-seater.
"BTW what do you think of the 17" Aluminum Alloy Wheel for the RSX (the wheel with 10-spokes)"
I LOVE them! I am even warming up to the new base model 16" split-spoke alloys. I still like mine from the '04 model year though - simple and sporty-looking.