It will not perform without premium fuel. It
also lacks in the handling department,
having too much weight in the front along
with sloppy steering at highway speeds, not
allow you to push the car as much as it begs
to be pushed. The button disabling the air
conditioner is known as the turbo boost
button. --It is extremely sluggish when the
AC is on.
Some of the best, simple, and straight-
forward dash design. Supportive and
comfortable front seats.
Improve the weight distribution, tighten the
steering with an engine that can handle the
AC, and you've got a fun car at a reasonably
low price. Think twice before purchasing,
and consider spending a little more to get
I just purchased my RSX Type-S a
little over a month ago, and it is
just so fun to drive. I live in an
area where you can find some old
backcountry hilly and windy roads and
i just cannot get enough of it. The
suspension is a little stiff so the
ride can get a bit bumpy, but it feels
great in the turns. It is just a
great looking, great sounding, great
The manual transmission is the best
ive ever used, the sound system is
amazing for a stock performance, and
it just looks amazing.
The one thing they could add is
possibly a V6 or a turbo model, while
the 4 cylinder can still put out 200-
horsepower it lacks a little on the
After driving a Corolla for 150K miles,
it was time to buy something fun to
drive. I test drove the GTS Celica,
Tiberon V6, GTI 1.8T, Jetta 1.8T and 6,
Mustang GT and the Eclipse V6.
Needless to say, I chose the RSX Type S
based on performance, comfort and that
all important "Fun to Drive" category.
After 1 year and 23000 miles, I have
nothing but praise for this car. Sure
it is not the fasted thing on 4 wheels
but it offers tremendous performance
and quality at a price that puts it in
a league of its own.
Seats, Shifter, Climate Control,
Handling, and Ivtec.
Would be nice to have the stereo
controls on the steering wheel but I
can live without it. Mirror that don't
drip water constantly after washing.