My last performance car was a BMW Z3.
It proved to be too impracticle for
most purposes so it had to go. I
wanted to find a car with the same
performance but usable interior and
trunk space. Well, I found it! The
engine, transmission (6speed) and
brakes/suspension are all world-class.
Plus, you can actually haul stuff with
it. Lot's of stuff. Oh, buy the way
did I mention? It runs like it
100hp per litre! Looks like a million.
Build quality is a 10. Fit, finish and
quality of materials also a 10.
Usable center armrest. Better tires.
Michelins are too small (205x55x16)
and are all weather rated ie, no good
for performance (they're noisey too).
Goodyear RSA's would be a better
choice. 215x50x16 should do it or
225x45x16, even better.
I was in the market for a new car
because my 98 Audi A4 1.8T was dying at
86,000 miles. Another A4 was tempting
but too expensive and unreliable. I
wanted something fast, fun and somewhat
practical. I was flipping through a
magazine when I came accross the RSX
Type S. 200 hp 2.0 liter engine, 6
speed tranny, Car and Driver 10Best.
Wait a sec...this car is only $23k! I
picked up my Artic Blue Pearl RSX Type
S on Friday, June 27th and I am in
love. I can get 30 mpg and still smoke
a V8 Mustang.
VTEC engine, 6 speed tranny, interior,
stereo, handling abilities....all these
belong on a $60k BMW or Porsche
Stupid litte things like an outside
temp, heated seats and an on board
computer would be nice. Stock tires
can be loud on the highway.
I purchased this car in Jan. 2003 after
crashing my Beetle earlier that month.
I chose the RSX-S because of it's
performance. I was very disapointed
with 4 things: the first is that the
gas mileage isn't true, the second is
that after 5000 miles of driving it
doesn't grip to the road as good as it
did when I purchased it, the third is
that the insurance is too high for this
vehicle & last but not least, if Acura
was smart they would put another 20 lbs
of tourque for better peeling power
with less RPM.
Everything is standard.
wider & larger tires (at least 17") for
better handling, Bose system could be a
little more louder, Xenon lights can
add more prestiege to the brand.
This car takes corners effortlessly, it
has decent amount of power on tap,
silky smooth transmission the seats are
comfortable & supportive. The ride is
comfortable .........until you hit a
bump, Steering is firm & direct. The
car feels very stable at high speeds.
The Bose sound system is not as bad as
people say it is depending on the
quality of the CD & the signal strenth
of the radio. I find that visablity in
the rear is blocked by the C-Pillar.
But overall best car i ever had.