Quite simply put the RSX Type-S is simply the best small sporty car offored in today's maket, and will be for years to come. Nothing in, or near it's price range is even close to offeringing the RSX's level of refinement, luxury, sportieness, and refinement with a five year fourty thousant mile warrentee. Not to mention the level of seviced recived when purchaseing an Acura. The closest thing out the is Civic Si, and you cant put that and luxury in the same catagory. Not that it isn't a great car. It's just that it's not as nice as the Acura, in Type-S form. After this you have to step up to BMW, Infinnity, or Lexus.
Good looks, great warrentee, fantistic overall value.
To carry this car over to the Civc platform, with the Si version as the entry level RSX, and an even more radical version as the Type-S variant. An engine with the output of the S2000 would be highly adaquite!