I just bought my car 12/18/2004 and it
was worth the wait and money. The
overall design and layout of the car
is just so intuitive. Sure there are
things lacking such as navigation, HID
headlights, and an armrest, but I'm
just so pleased with the overall
vehicle I can overlook the
shortcommings. The performance is
good enough for me with the 5 speed
auto although I haven't got on it
because I'm still breaking it in. I'm
surprised how smooth the car rides and
it's fairly quiet. I have an 2001
Acura CL Type S and to me the only
difference is in the power and the
interior quality, rich and soft
materials for the headliner, dash,
door, and other surfaces. Overall,
it's worth the money!
I like the new, cloth seats, they are
more comfortable than previous
generations. I'm a big car audio nut
and this car is "aftermarket stereo
friendly" no weird openings for the
headunit and speakers and 110 amp
alternator. Decent gas mileage 25/34
with decent HP/torque 160/141.
Nicer materials for the interior
surfaces of the doors, dash, and
hoodliner. That hard plastic stuff
If you are looking at any of the competitors don't even bother. This car rocks! It is fun to drive and has the Acura quality that others can't compete with. This car is practical to drive everyday, but is still fun and kicks it when you need to. I would say that the only negative is the size. Some of my taller guy friends are really crammed when riding in it. I have had Civics, Accords, Eclipse, and none compare to this car. I can honestly say, you will never regret it if you buy and RSX.
I love the care but it has allready had a new Motor put in it and there are alot of rattiling in the dash but overall the car is fun to drive and the fuel economy is great so over all I would Rate and allright car
Bought it off the lot in 2005. Have had it for 193000 miles. The only thing I've had to replace is the rear calipers which siezed up at 150,000 miles. Still have the original clutch. No other repair costs. And I drive this thing HARD... Brakes last, tires last, amazing gas mileage. 5 spd manual is fun, 160 hp engine could be a bit beefier. Type S isn't that much faster and requires premium. Friend has type s, He barely accelerates faster up to 60 mph. From 60+ the Type S really accelerates better. Handles amazing! Take turns fast with confidence and ease. Steering is responsive
Handling, Interior design, Seats are comfortable and don't break down, reliability. High revving, good sounding motor. Cold air intake makes it sound amazing... I love the red lighting. It is brilliant at night and is easy on the eyes. Most durable car ever. Nothing breaks on it. Honda really knows how to make cars. Had a 1995 accord previous to this with a ton of miles and no problems on that either... Might try infiniti for my next car, but something tells me I'll be coming back to honda...
Auxiliary port for music, more horsepower... It is not good in snow, probably because it is so light...
Upside to that is you can push it out yourself... Not a lot of technology. Some rattles, and kind of a noisy ride. I like the stiff suspension, but on Michigan roads it can be an annoyance at times.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.