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2005 Acura RSX

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Impressive
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By ddgreen33
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2005 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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My wife and I traded in our 2003 S2000 for this car and we're glad we did. With the power that comes with the RSX I guessed the MPG would more than likely be around mid- 20s... but it stayed in the 30s. Best coupe out there... that I test drove.


Favorite Features

Stereo, comfort, MPG, get up and go horse power.


Suggested Improvements

Time for a new exterior design. The current one is kind of blah. Scratch the Type-S and give the base model 30 extra horses. The spoiler should be standard.


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Solid
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By krachon
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2005 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5A)


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Overall a great ride. Fast, smooth and fun when on the road. I am on the road driving everyday for work and the RSX makes the driving much more tolerable.


Favorite Features

The outside look is my favorite and the leather seats inside.


Suggested Improvements

There is a pretty big blindspot. And it would be nice to see a radio control on the steering wheel. My dads Prius even has controls on the wheel.


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Great car
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By stereo5
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I have owned many cars in my 32 years of driving, the 2005 RSX Type S is the BEST car I have ever owned. The car is very quick, very quiet and extremely reliable and fun to drive.


Favorite Features

engine, 6 speed manual, suspension


Suggested Improvements

The Bose sound system is anemic, and the 5" subwoofer is a joke. For a car with this amount of luxury, I expected more out of the sound system.


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The definition of a sports car
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By Jack
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I love driving this car! I was first I little skeptical about purchasing this car since this would be my first manual transmission. I learned to drive stick in this car with ease. The handling is impeccible and there is plenty of power to boot. The best part about this car is the backing of the aftermarket. There are tons of parts out there to customize the car to your liking. The car is very sporty, but also looks very elegant. This car has the most standard features compared to it competitors including auto climate control and an in-dash 6CD changer. In all this is a great car, just watch out for misshifts, it's very easy to misshift the car especially from 5 to 4 and ending up in 2nd.


Favorite Features

The cockpit is centered around the driver, everything you need is at your fingertips. 2005 redesign places this car more firmly in the Acura Lineup and adds 10 HP.


Suggested Improvements

The Bose system is weak on bass, but an aftermarket sub makes it sound way better. Xenon HID's and a limited slip differential like those found on the Japanese Type-R would've been nice as well.


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Well worth the money!
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By James
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2005 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)


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I guess I really have no room for comparison, but this car is great. I went from a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee to a 2005 RSX and it really has exceeded my expectations. The drive is so smooth. I have an automatic with the sports shifter. The sports shifter is the best thing ever. I can treat the car like a stick, but if I get tired of it, I can go back to auto. Also when on the highway when trying to pass cars, I can switch to manual and drop it into 3rd and zip past everyone. Very good performance. Great exterior. I don't see how they can say itís forgettable; itís by far one of the most memorable cars in my mind, thatís why I bought one! Inside is sleek and clean. Never been happier!


Favorite Features

I really enjoy the interior. The AC vents can be push closed, flush with the dash. Driver seat comes with the lumbar support for your back and a height adjustment feature. Nothing is cluttered, very sharp.


Suggested Improvements

Only thing I would change would be the backlight for the dash. Itís a harsh red, but you get use to it, but I wouldn't mind if it was a softer color perhaps, maybe a blue? But thatís a personal preference. Other than that, great car!


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