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Acura Coupes and Compact Cars Ratings

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    7/31/2005 5:14:07 AM

    2005 Acura TSX - (A5)

    Pros: Solid car, great quality

    Cons: No real dislikes

    Advice: Give it a drive, don't be afraid to mash the gas

    2 months of research, a multitude of test drives lead me to Acura. Even more test drives in the TL and the TSX convinced me to purchase the TSX. In my opinion the fit & finish of the TSX betters the TL. I do not see any issue with the excelleration, it scoots especially once you get to know the M-AT, you just have to get accustomed to the power band. Got my n-nav 5sp-a with a few extras for $28k, that included taxes, title,& lic. I am a 45 yr old ex-risk taker who has owned 20 vehicles which have been mostly sports sedans and big V-8 4x4's.

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    7/28/2005 9:48:38 PM

    2005 Acura RSX - Type S (M6)

    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.

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    5/2/2005 7:02:21 PM

    2002 Acura RSX - Base (M5)

    Pros: Bucket Seat

    Cons: exterior noise

    Advice: It's a much better buy than other cars in its class. Honda Accord is also a great car.

    Just bought the base model of RSX. I wasn't up for the leather seats and I am a very middle of the road type of driver. I like the RSX base model because it saves on gas and seems to do everything I needed it to do. I didn't think I need climate control, but liked it very much. I didn't think I would care for automatic shifts, but like that very much also. The bucket seats are excellent, but I find it to be in the way if I ever want to reach behind the passenger seat to pick up a map or even to reach over to grab the passenger seat to back up the car. There's some visual impairment involve with the hatchback. I find plenty of blind spots and need to get use to the fact that I can't see as well behind me. It's a terrific car.. the road seems noisier than my BMW. It's also bumpier in the city.

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    5/2/2005 8:15:49 AM

    2005 Acura RSX - Base w/Leather (A5)

    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.

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    4/29/2005 2:33:56 AM

    2005 Acura TSX - With Navigation (A5)

    Pros: overall handling /fit and finish

    Cons: rear tail lights /front headlights

    Advice: Best car out there -wipes Accord out, burns a BMW, and outzipped both the Saab and Audi A4!

    This is the perfect blend of sport, luxury and fun! I had a Lexus ES300 before and while a great car, it was so boring! The ACURA TSX is a perfect fit for 2005 with high fuel economy, perfect balance, great ammenities, all wrapped up in a real value! Find all that in a BMW or Audi or Saab-no. THIS ONE DOES IT FOR ME -DON'T BUY ANY OTHER CAR IN THIS CLASS TILL YOU DRIVE THIS AUTOMOTIVE GEM!

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    4/21/2005 11:52:33 AM

    2002 Acura RSX - Base (M5)

    Pros: The way it fits me like a glove.

    Cons: Having to pay $50 to get the SRS light reset.

    Advice: It's an Acura - it loves to rev...Buy one!

    I didn't worry with a test drive. I owned two previous Acuras (an Integra and a CL) and I knew what I was buying. It's been almost four years and I still get EXCITED every time I get behind the wheel. It corners like it's on rails and for a 4-cyl, has amazing get-up and go! The black with the blue metal-flake paint is gorgeous. A perfect car! Oh, and don't stress when your V-rated high performance Michelins wear out. I replaced mine with Toyo Proxes 4's and they have performed wonderfully. Great stickiness and great on wet roads.

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    4/16/2005 1:11:07 PM

    2005 Acura TSX - (M6)

    Pros: Feeling the engine respond when asked. - VROOOOM!

    Cons: Sounds system is great but not as good as the Infinity(car) system

    Advice: Good looks, Great fun to drive, great gas mileage - Acura Quality

    This car is a blast to drive. The gas mileage(highway) is fantastic. I have exceeded 35mpg. The TSX has no problems in snow(MN). The backseat is a bit cramped but acceptable. The Gas tank is quoted as 17 gallons but I have never filled it with more than 13 gallons despite the low fuel light being lit. **Midgrade gas works just fine** Fit and finish are great. The TSX turns heads. Like any Acura/Honda absolutely no problems with 37K on the odometer. If you have young kids and basically need a fun car with some transport functionality this is the car for you.