Last post on May 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM
You are in the Honda Civic
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Honda Civic, Acura RSX, Coupe, Sedan
#10 of 12 rsx/s vs civic
Mar 03, 2010 (8:40 am)
Looked at both, picked an '02 rsx/s and love it. However, I'd go for a low mileage '04 type s and avoid the '06. For some reasons, the '06 got really bad ratings in consumer reports while the years before did fine.
Instead of the civic, check out the mazda 3 2.3 touring with manual, these things are very nice all around.
#11 of 12 Re: Civic Si or Acura RSX Type-S? [mexateck]
Dec 18, 2011 (5:46 pm)
Lets say there both used with more than 80k miles...Which one do you think is better for a turbo kit, preferably turbonetics??
#12 of 12 Re: Civic Si or Acura RSX Type-S? [ricer19]
May 10, 2012 (11:01 am)
Id go with Neither, and scoop up the 02-05 SI "Last of the" Hatchbacks. On paper both the RSX and the 06+ SI's are faster. But there was a few changes that effect this.. 1. The 02-05 SI's are lighter, at 2606 LBS compared to the 06+ which weighed in at 2945. 2. The RSX was measured using the old method, so while it looks like it has more power it does not.. it is pretty much the same.. they changed the method of measuring performance the same time they changed the MPG measurement. 3. TOP GEAR the UK edition tested all three of these cars together and the 02-05 SI walked all over both the 06+ SI and 02-06 RSX, stating that the 02-05 SI was not only more fun to drive, but it was better on gas, feels faster, handles better, brakes better, and the interior felt more expensive.. So honestly i would get the last of the hatches if i were going to buy one..
Lastly, and a side note, there are HSB (Honda Service Bulletin's) on crunches into 3rd gear on the 6-speed. (Im sure there are SI owners on here who can confirm this) There are also notices on issues with the VTEC controller failing on some cars.. I would stay clear of the 06-11. And the 12 since it is UGLY as sin! Just my 2cents.. Best of luck..