When I started looking for a
replacement for my VW Passat, the RSX
wasn't even on my short list. I was
ready to buy a Subaru WRX - until I
By chance, I stopped in at my local
Acura dealer and test drove an RSX Type
S. I came away VERY impressed with the
overall package. It has reasonable
performance (it's a SPORTY car, not a
SPORTS car), good comfort and amenities
and is a tremendous bargain for what
you get. As Honda was also offering
low-rate financing, I couldn't pass the
My favorite feature would have to be
the overall performance. Shift it
below 6k, and it's like a very
comfortable Honda Civic. Wind it out
to 8k, and it becomes a completely
different animal. It's the best "Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" car I've ever
1) The transmission needs improved
2) The Bose stereo is anemic and not
worthy of the name.
3) Handling in extreme situations can
be quirky, with a "loose" feeling front
4) The car NEEDS a limited slip
differential, especially in the snow.
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