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#103 of 121 The RSX gets STOLEN often!
Dec 13, 2005 (1:53 pm)
I don't know if you are aware that the Acura RSX is one of the most commonly stolen cars. Search it on the net and you will see. My Dad owned an Acura Integra (the RSX before it was renamed) and it was stolen out of his condo parking lot. It even had the alarm set.
He now is the proud owner of a 2006 Scion tc and he absolutely loves it! It handles well and is nice to look at too! He finds the interior to be roomy and comfortable.
Before you decide, I would read up on the stolen car info. The last thing you want is to have your car stolen. Even though my Dad loved his RSX, he would NEVER buy one again
#104 of 121 Integra or RSX?
Dec 14, 2005 (10:33 am)
Here's the list of the ten most frequently stolen cars, from State Farm's website (compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, nicb.org):
1995 Honda Civic
1989 Toyota Camry
1991 Honda Accord
1994 Dodge Caravan
1994 Chevrolet Full Size C/K 1500 Pickup
1997 Ford F150 Series
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup
1990 Acura Integra
1988 Toyota Pickup
1991 Nissan Sentra
I don't see the RSX anywhere on this list.
#105 of 121 Still Unsure
Dec 16, 2005 (10:58 am)
What a predicament we are in! Needing 2 cars at the same time! We had an '02 Nissan Pathfinder LE and the engine and transmission are shot and an '89 Mustang with over 200K! Now hubby wants me to make a fast decision on a car so...
I am into sporty cars and liked the look of the RSX especially with the rear wing spoiler! I test drove the base RSX last weekend and thought it felt sporty and seats have a snug fit. I also like the interior which has nice quality materials. I do have a bit of a lead foot(which worries hubby if we decided on the Type S with 6-Spd) but there's always some slow poke I need to pass so I want a car with good pickup and go power! Now I am considering the tC due to price, comparable looks to the RSX and cool options. Does the tC have good power and feel sporty to drive or more like a small sedan? I am test driving one tomorrow. On the plus side for tC, the dealer is only a mile from our house. But I am worried about the availability since they only have 1 silver one now. I prefer blue! The Acura dealer 30 miles away has what I want now. Decisions, decisions, decisions...
#106 of 121 Re: Still Unsure [therip]
Dec 16, 2005 (2:59 pm)
Another plus for the tC is that there's no negotiating price, thus no bull cr*p from the dealer, all you add on is TTL and any accessories. They are a hot selling car.
The tC seems to be a better value over the RSX, but I'm waiting to see what Acura does with the RSX next year.
Either one is a good choice though.
#108 of 121 Re: The RSX gets STOLEN often! [ziggyrn]
Dec 22, 2005 (2:10 pm)
Honda's done a decent job dealing with that theft rate. The previous Integras had a lot more parts that could be used on Civics and that was a huge reason for its theft rates.
The RSX has an immobilizer for one thing, so the only reliable way to steal it is on a flatbed (unless they get the keys). It was also designed to have less parts compatibility with the Civic.
So I wouldn't worry about it so much anymore. The old Integra theft rates still affect insurance though.
#109 of 121 i LOVE my new tC!
Dec 24, 2005 (6:33 pm)
i just got my car about my a month ago, a silver automatic scion tc and i love it. before, i drove around suv's and have test driven the acura rsx as well as the vw gti and honestly, for the price and options for the tC none of those cars can beat it. the interior model for the tC is unbelieveably gorgeous as well as the sound system. go with the tC! its the better choice
#110 of 121 decisions...decisions
Jan 25, 2006 (8:13 pm)
I do not know what to do. Here is my situation...Currently I own a 2002 RSX Type-S, it has a few after market parts, and I have 100K miles on it. The car runs great and is in good shape. I LOVE MY RSX, BUT...My husband gave me the option to buy a 2006 Scion tC with any/all the extra options I want. I desinged one on the website. It was black with the 18" wheels, security system, ground effects, pedestal spoiler, upgrade stereo, bumper guard ect...He works for Toyota, so we would get an awesome discount. It would be nice to own a new car that does not have high miles. But, like I said I love my RSX so I do not know what to do. We have 2 kids, would the tC have more room? What do you guys think? I guess I could start by test driving a tC. BTW, speed isn't a huge factor since we own a Nissan 300z Twin Turbo with after market parts. If I'm in the mood to drive fast and smoke everyone I can drive that:)
Mar 20, 2006 (3:19 am)
A lot of people on here are comparing the tc to the type S, to be honest i donít think you should compare those two, but like the title says, Acura RSX vs. Scion tC. Iíll try to compare the tc to both. When comparing these cars, the obvious choice is the tc. Unlike most people on here, Iíve driven all three (tc, rsx and the type S), and owned a tc. I got the tc because like everyone says, the price. Some of the options also made me lean it. I did what most people did and looked at the type S too. I turned toward the tc because i thought that the type s was breaking 24k. No matter what anyone says, the tc is a better buy than the rsx, not talking about the type s. To make this clear, the insurance rates WILL be the same for all three cars, and if you're not paying the same, i suggest you switch to AAA. If you have a family, i suggest you buy a tc, it is much roomier, but if youíre looking for so much room, you shouldnít look at a compact sports carÖ My tc was totaled and now im looking for a new car. I just looked at the rsx and the type s again but this time, I dealed a price that I cannot resist. The rsx will cost more because its more luxurious, so maybe its worth it if you have the money for it. An important thing about pricing is that the tc pricing is hassle free, but you cant deal it down. The rsx and the type S are cars that you can bring the price down. I bough my tc for about 18,200 and thatís without tax and all that good stuff. The rsx is about 19000. This isnít some price I have made up because I came and already talked to the salesman and stuff. If youíre paying over 20k for the regular rsx I suggest you buy a tc or upgrade to a type S. I have my mind set on the type s because im getting it for 22000. I donít care what all you people say, but if you buy a type s and youíre paying over 24 26k for it, I suggest you find an Asian friend or their mom to come in and deal for you because youíre getting ripped. If you want to compare the Tc to the type s then I also suggest you add a supercharger (and I say supercharger because tc cant handle a turbo very well on stock parts) to the tc. When you add the supercharger, the prices would be about the same, so the obvious choice would be the type S. You would also get leather seats, a sub, 6 speed and come onÖ you red line at like 8000 rpm. After you add a supercharger to the tc, THEN all the people that talked about not wanting to use premium gas have to use it. There you have it. If youíre looking for performance, the Rsx Type S is your choice, but if you just want a nice sports car, the tc would be the smart and economic choice.
AndÖ if you want the tc to perform like a rsx, just get the rsx, youíre going to end up paying more for the tc by the time you buy all that crap.
Mar 20, 2006 (7:06 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.