The good: acceleration, reliability,
tight suspension. The bad: audio
system, road noise. The ugly: insurance
rates. This is a remarkable car. The S-
type is a better sports car, but less
practical if you live in an urban
center. Tall 3rd gear is a lifesaver
during rush hour. It’s a good car to
learn or refine your manual driving
skills. “Precise” is the keyword for a
RSX. Because this car is marketed to
the 20 something crowd, insurance rates
are high (if you’re under 25, expect
your monthly insurance rate to be half
of your car payment). Visit an RSX
forum to hunt for a good dealer.
Overall, no car comes close the RSX for
Acceleration, reliablity, tight
None so far, maybe manufacturer's
recommended fuel should be changed to
89 octane, instead of 87. Car feels
sluggish with 87.
Let's be honest it is a 20,000 dollar
car so it is not going to come near
something like a porsche or
lamborgini. That being said, the rsx
destroys almost all it's competion,
the only thing that comes close (in
it's price range) is an RX8 and it
loses. THis car is extremely
responsive fun and to top it out gets
great milage. If your looking for a
car in this price range look no further
Console geared to driver. Looks
interior and exterior. Seats, and
I love the suspension and horse power.
The car was worth waiting for to get
the color I wanted which was the blue
RSX. Buying it through the Fleet
dealer was the only way I would go.
The stick shifts fast and is set square
to the car so I never scratch gears!
The airbags in the side of the seats
are measured to the wieght of the
passanger. They work or the light on
the dash will set and tell you
disabled. Great Coupe.
My favorite feature is the tires that
come standard and the cd player. The
sound is loud with stock speakers. I
love the short shift stick. Getting
GPS 2000 or the security alarm that
calls you when your alarm goes off
would be worth it.
I would only improve an option to get
xm radio. I end up taking my car
everywhere because it is so fun to
drive with the windows down and sunroof
open. The kids I babysit in the back
seat won't tell me that my radio is
fuzzy with xm radio because they are
used to the xm.
My radiator blew half way up Pike's
Peak highway during a vacation to
Colorado. My RSX was only 5 months old.
We had to have it towed down the
mountain and to a local dealership. It
was fixed, but not before half of our
trip was ruined. The worst experience
was trying to deal with the Acura
Roadside Assistance people to get
reimbursed for some of our travel
losses. After speaking to several
people, none of whom cared, and writing
a long letter detailing my experience,
I finally received a short response
that said little more than "go to
hell". The car has been adequate since,
but this experience will keep me from
buying another one.
The look, the red dashboard lights, the
sport shifter, and gas mileage.
bumpy ride, occasional rotten egg smell
coming from vents (explained as having
to do with the low emissions feature),
and lack of pickup and sometimes
stalling when I first start it after
being idle for awhile (only happens
when it's hot outside).