performance - acura rates this car as
having 160 hp. don't be deceived. the
peak hp is delivered around 6000 rpm,
which you won't normally access unless
you've got the pedal stomped to the
comfort - these seats are the best
stock seats i've ever rested my cheeks
on. the seats literally wrap around the
driver to keep you in place through
fuel economy - i'm getting nearly 27
mpg in mostly city driving!!
build quality - the build quality is a
50/50 mix of being excellent / suspect.
overall this car is EXCELLENT. test
drive a few other cars for the sake of
comparison, but this car is a GREAT buy.
quality interior, red dash lighting,
performance / handling, build quality,
all the other things you've heard, etc.
20 more hp on the base model, better
seating surfaces so the leather isn't
stressed so easily, why is the paint on
the hood chipping already? the road
noise anytime you drive above
50 mph or on a textured surface is
I like small cars and needed something
with an automatic (I have a bad knee),
that would hold its value well, good
performance, gas mileage, comfortable on
long trips and able to occasionally
carry bulky items, like a 32" TV set.
I found the RSX to have the best
combination of a small engine with an
automatic I have ever seen. It's not a
racer but it is quite lively and
I also get as much as 32 MPG on the
highway but only 16-18 in town. (Heavy
right foot, my fault.)
In all, it's the perfect car for me.
Lively performance, great gas mileage on
the highway and very comfortable seats.
Have the CD player handle MP3s and make
the engine a *little* bigger for just a
little more low end torque.
I have owned the car for 6 months now
and still greatly enjoy driving it. It
has good exterior looks, acceleration,
fuel economy, and comfy interior. The
automatic climate control is nice for
maintaining a constant temperature
without having to mess with the
controls all the time. Interior
lighting is impressive. Acceleration
is best in manual mode with the
standard coupe (non S-type).
Only minor complaint is that the
steering is a bit stiff. Otherwise it
is a great car; comfortable for
commuting but lots of fun on an open
Interior lighting, lights up the
control in a nice looking red glow.
Soften the steering, it is just a
little too stiff.