I just picked up the car last night and I've already put almost 200 miles on it! It's just SUCH a BLAST to drive, and it's so TIGHT, and it fits me like a GLOVE and I could go on and on and on, but I have to go for a drive!
Great Looking Car, but that's it! If
you do alot of driving dont consider
this car. I had experience knee
problems while driving this car for
more than 2hrs, due to the sporty seats
sitting too low inside the car, This
car was only bulit for the DRAG STRIP.
(short distance travel)
THE FIRST TIME I DROVE THE RSX-TYPE S
I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT, FROM THE
SPORTY EXTERIOR TO THE INTERIOR WITH
ALL THE CREATURE COMFORTS. I ACTUALLY
ENJOY MY 120 MILE ROUNDTRIP COMMUTE TO
WORK!!!! THE HANDLING IS SUPERB EVEN IN
SERIOUS RAIN STORMS. I HAVE A 4 YR. OLD
CHILD WHO IS ALWAYS WITH ME SO THE
SAFETY ISSUE WAS A BIG ONE FOR ME. THE
LAYOUT OF THE INTERIOR IS MY FAVORITE
THING ABOUT THIS CAR, EVERYTHING IS
WITHIN REACH WITHOUT HAVING TO TAKE
YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD. I RECOMMEND
THIS CAR TO EVERYONE BECAUSE IT
FULFILLS ALL EXPECTATIONS AND THEN
SOME!!! I FALL IN LOVE EACH TIME I GET
BEHIND THE WHEEL (MY HUSBAND HAS TO
BRIBE ME TO LET HIM DRIVE!!)
6 SPEED TRANSMISSION-SMOOTH AND FUN TO
DRIVE, 6 CD CHANGER, POWER MOONROOF,
RED-LIGHTED INTERIOR , ETC
Purchased the car 1 year used with
22,000 miles. Fun to drive, great
handling, engine feels solid. Build
quality appears to have gone down
slightly, but could be due to 1st prod.
year. 1st-2nd gear shift is notchy and
grinds occasionally (known problem - no
fix). Leather is wearing on driver's
side. Should have used leather with a
higher coefficient of friction (sliding
around during cornering is annoying).
Replaced factory audio with
aftermarket... Bose system was
pathetic. As others have stated, there
is much road noise.
I've owned this car since I was 16, and am now 26. Bulletproof reliability, only the A/C compressor has failed, twice.
RATTLES/RATTLES....and more rattles. Maybe I never noticed or cared when I was younger, but this thing rattles like no other, the Tweeters, dash, trunk, doors, glove compartment I could go on, they all rattle. I feel like the car is going to fall apart when I hit a pothole.
2002 stock seats are terrible, NO support Hard seat bottoms. Replaced with seats from a 2005, much better!
With all these issues, I cannot get myself to let it go, I don't think I'll ever sell this car.
Manual transmission is the 3rd best I've had the pleasure of using. (1st=s2000, 2nd=FR-S) vtec cam switch never gets old as does reving to 8k rpm.
Handles great with A-spec Suspension.
LSD, better brakes, steering feel.
Build Quality, rattled way too much, maybe that's why they stopped making it.
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