The car is flat out fun to drive. Engine
is probably the best part.
Overall car has good road feel and
is very comfortable. Auto climate
control is nice, as is the power up
driver?s window. Handling is precise,
but not spectacular. The engine: It is
absolutely the best thing about this
car. The engine loves to rev, and after
you hit the 5,500-rpm mark it begins to
pull even harder (when the VTEC kicks
in). Six-speed manual is incredibly
smooth and quick. Negatives: Don?t
believe the reviews about the stereo ?
it isn?t that good. The big woofer in
the trunk is more gimmick than real
sound. The stereo lacks power. The back
seat is only good for children ? nobody
Engine, six-speed manual, leather
interior, overall driving feel, the
Upgrade the stereo (more power), drivers
armrest, stand-alone tilt feature for
the sunroof, standard fog lights for Type-S.
This car is addictive. I have been
test driving cars for 6 months, and I
didn't test drive this one right away
because the review ("sport coup
comparason") in Edmonds said
there was some rear suspension
problem. Well there isn't, at all, I
don't know what they were taliking
about. Anyway, I test drove Lexus IS
400, BMW 330i, Nissan spec V,
Suburu WRX, and some others, and
this was easily the most fun to drive,
and some of those others were
almost twice the price, HA! In fact,
this is the most fun car I have ever
driven (and my last two cars were a
1999 Ford Mustang Cobra and a
1997 BMW 540i) Anyway, just test
drive it, you'll see, it's awesome!
Engine for sure. Then just the overall
handling. And of course the fun to
The stereo is not that great. But even
with $500-$1000 stereo upgrade,
this car is still a steal.
I test drove the RSX last week
expecting to fall in love with it.
It didn't happen. I thought the
handling was above average even at
higher speeds. It looks great inside
and out. The 4cyl. performance was
quite decent. Overall I have to say
that it's a nice toy.
On the other hand the visibility is
horrible, the seats are uncomfortable
as the lumbar support is too prominent
and the seat itself (not the back) is
too short for taller people. I also
didn't care for the layout of the
I bought the RSX about a week ago and I am very shocked. The car accelerates fast but yet I get 35 mpg. It takes awhile to get use of the firm seats. The car turns very well and stops on a dime. I love the red dashboard lights.
Gas mileage (engine) and safety features.
The seats would be better if they were made for someone larger then 150 pounds.