I had one of the first RSX when the came out replacing the integra. I loved it from the first test drive. The difference between that and my current 2005 model are very minor. As a one time sports car race driver I find the power more than ample, the handleing excellent and the 5 speed box very smooth and enjoyable.
road handleing and the gearbox
None. I understand they are going to cease production on this model as it is not high class enough for the company. A dirty rotten shame.