I bought this RSX-S on my birthday; a great present to myself. I wanted one 3 years ago. This car is quick, nimble, well built, and has looks to die for. After 15 miles of driving, I felt at home in it. 6-speed is close ratio...for around town, just get to 3rd and stay there. Engine is a marvel of Honda engineering; hungry for revs, and with 8 grand redline....well I have to get used to it! Interior is very comfortable and good looking, exterior is handsome and paint is flawless. This car has every feature (standard) that cars at 10K more have...an incredible value if you are in the market for this type of car.
Engine / performance, interior comfort and appearance, overall great styling. Interesting note: the subwoofer (Bose) is hidden away in the spare tire compartment (I find that innovative.)
Hard to come up with any....OK..how about a right arm rest in console.
This car is definately the best bang for the buck. Everyone keep in mind I drove a Honda Civic prior to purchasing this car. The Type-S comes fully loaded with nothing to really do. (unless I wanted to fix it up) This is my first car purchase out of college and I am very satisfied with it. I have looked at other cars in the same price range for many months and found this to be the most attractive with a decent amount of hp. I have had no problems as other users have had year to date. I get about 23 to 24 mpg driving local most of the time. I got a great deal on it (Leased it).
Speed at high RPM. Otherwise you really won't feel it. Leather package, designed for the driver. No one touches my unit except me. So spacious! Definately better looking than the previous models. (I really don't like the cut outs)
Well knowing that the RSX is gone. There is nothing I could say. Well for the new TSX-A spec whatever they are going to call it, GPS option for sure, and make it come standard with an MP3 player. I'm sure for the 30k expected price, they will make it much stronger.
Bought a red Type S and couldn't be happier. Been looking for a sporty coupe with a stick since I sold my '94 Vette. Yeah, I know, this ain't a Vette. But it just might be even more fun to drive. I'm not crazy about the exterior, but the interior is really nice. I don't get the people who complain about the ride. If that's so important why didn't they buy a luxury sedan. The RSX is a more of a bare bone sports car, though it does have the Aucra luxury, and, more importantly, the Honda reliability. Like I said, the exterior doesn't do much for me. I prefer the older Acura Integra...or, better yet, a Hyundai Tiburon GT with the Type S's drive train.
Six-speed Shifter Engine dash and seats
Could use better tires Redesign exterior (as a reviewer once said: "it looks like a Cavalier on steroids")
Strut noise will haunt you. It would be the most embarrassing new car you would ever own. The noise started 3 months after I got the car (3700 miles. They kept saying they are working on a permanent fix. Its Aug as of this review date. NO FIX!!!! Worst part. The dealer refused to replace the struts several times. I had to go to another dealer to have my struts replaced. But they say the noise will come back. I guess we just have to replace the struts every 15000 miles
This is the second RSX Type S I have owned. Initial quality was beyond my expectation. Fun car to drive, nimble and responsive, great handling. Fuel efficiency was all as advertised. If you can keep your lead foot off the accelerator, even better. Lots of trunk space under the hatchback. Servicing dealer is also more than one would expect. Takes the extra steps to make sure you are happy. Just what you would expect from a luxury car dealer.
Transmission is smooth and clutch seems to be very easy to operate. No jerky motion. Great commuter vehicle and room for golf clubs and other gear in the rear. Highway driving is also smooth and quiet.
Would like to see temperature and compass integrated with rear view mirror.