searched long time to replace my old car, this car was the result. originally i looked at the civic EX but it was only 1000 cheaper and i knew the acura service would be much better. the car goes quick, slight noise on rough roads, but on nicely paved ones very quiet. for 20000 wont find more reliable car w/2 liters + all std features of elec acc, cruise control,auto climate control, great recaro standard seats. i test drove manual found it to be geared tall. i liked the pickup of 1 and 2nd in the auto. didnt try the rsx-s because i need the mileage more than the acceleration, and the -S only comes in leather. leather tears eventually. my best city mileage 28, best hwy at 65mph was 44
seats unbelievable. mileage quiet small go kart steering wheel steering ratio, powersteering.
the stock tires are the cause of the slight noise i believe. will change brands need to check tirerack.com and find some highly rated quiet ones. hopefully the great turning go kart performance wont be compromised.