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Great car. Super reliable, low maintenance. 182,000 miles and counting. This car has been driven mainly on the highway as a commuter car, but still on its first clutch!
Pros: All of the seat-comfort adjusters.
Cons: The lack of adult head room in the rear passenger seats.
Advice: Don't let falling in love with the vehicle cloud your judgement of its true worth when you go to buy it from a crafty dealer.I loved the sport-tuned suspension and handling. It's extremely fun to drive, economical, won't break the piggy bank when it comes to insuring it with collision, and it looks sporty and yet is subtle enough to be driven by the most sophisticated lady with a taste for sport and adventure on her way up the corporate ladder. I loved the cargo room of the trunk and the interior of the car was comfortable and stylish.
Cons: Lack of REAL power
Advice: If you are over 6 feet tallI purchased the a 2005 RSX Premium (no leather) as a demo w/ approx 11km on it. A big factor in buying this car was reputation. I learned that reputation and reality are few and far between. I enjoy the fact that I drive a higher end vehicle, however I cannot help but feel that this is just a fancy civic. The power is not what I was looking for. There is not nearly enough torque in this car to make it feel as fast as it should. I owned a Cav Z24 that felt twice as fast. There is the most annoying grind that occurs between the 1st and 2nd gear tha apparently is normal for this car. I am 6'3 and if I use correct posture, my head is touching the sunroof. I love the climate control and the cold air conditioning. This car and the Type-S hold nothing against the Mustang GT. I am not too sure why I bought this car. Very expensive lesson. The car performs well for the kind of car it is. If you like to rev really high, then you may like it. The interior quality in the car is amazing and very classy. If it was not for all the ice and snow in Canada, i would have bought a Mustang GT in a second. The Mustang has substance compared to the weak RSX.
Pros: THE BOSE SYSTEM!!
Cons: Since it's classified as LUXURY its too basic, but its definitely a great SPORTS CAR!!
Advice: Know what you want, then research it.I initially wanted a TSX but I fell inlove with the RSX type S. It's a lot cheaper and has more HP. I'm a girl, so I don't know much about cars, so I can't really tell you much detail. All I know is that the gas mileage is EXCELLENT. It has 13 liters and (this may be bad for your car or what not) but if you take it all the way down to empty, gas mileage per gallon ranges from 26-28. You can't beat that. At one point, I took the car from full to empty and managed to get exactly 400 miles from one full tank. Aboslutley amazing!! To top it off, its super duper smooth, especially when you drive it down the freeway, and it looks super sexy! What more can you ask for? I LOVE THIS CAR!!
Pros: Bose system
Cons: gas and tire cost
Advice: Test one and you'll love it.i just got this rsx-s 2005. wow im surpised with it. thought that a 4 banger would be kinda lame vs a v6. i was wrong. the standerd options on this type s is insane for its price range. o by the way its says 210hp BUT when you get the rpms up to 7000's you acutaly have around 240hp froma v4. thats just sick. one downside i have to say.. 309 bucks a peice for the tires... thats a big hurting but eh you pay what you get. i love this car. got im from carmax for 20988 with only 1.5k miles on it. GET one there totaly off the charts.
Pros: Love the performance and all the standard features!
Cons: The factory sound system is pretty weak
Advice: Just check out how much it costs to add on what's standard on the acura in other cars.I can't drive stick, but the acura automatics come with an automatic transmission that you can use as a manual when you want, it's so easy, no clutch needed and you can't hurt the transmission with bad shifting, it won't let you. Love the car! For $21,000 i got a little sports car with leather, a sunroof, an added on spoiler, and automatic transmission. Nothing in the price range can compete with the standard options and reliability of the acura rsx.
Advice: BUY IT, FOR CHRIST SAKE, BUY IT! MOST FUN CAR EVER!THIS CAR RULES!