Have had this car since late 2001 (around 77K miles). The acceleration of the type-s has been nice and the car is comes with a lot of great standard options. The navigation system is great, if a bit dated now. The transmission has been unreliable from the start and has been replaced twice. Both times the dealer gave me a hard time before replacing it. It's an nice and reliable car, but it's boring. Acura seems to have fairly bland styling in general. I would buy an Audi or BMW instead next time.
Acceleration. Navigation. Steering wheel mounted radio controls. Reliable (except transmission).
Car has mostly been a pleasure. Only problem is that transmission has been recalled and I am on tranny #4. Acura is great though and warranties it for life. Performance for this car when it came out was amazing and it still competes with today's best. Besides the transmission issues there have been no problems. The nav system is the best in the business. Gets me from A-B in style and fast!
Nav system, sport seats, sound of the vtec kicking in, easy to read gauges, road handling
If they could only make a transmission that lasted the life of this car. I heard at the time Acura couldn't match a transmission to fit the torque but they still haven't mastered it.
Our car is primarly driven by my wife. She loves it - in fact this is the first car we've owned that she truly loves. She always found fault with any of the other cars we've owned in 45 years of marriage. I rarely drive it except for long trips. It is a remarkable vehicle to drive on the highway.
Looks, handling, essentially maintenance free.
I would strengthen the brake system. Discs are only good for 30-35,000 miles
Still running strong after 4 years of ownership and 113k. No problems with the car whatsoever. Just the normal maintainance, tires, brakes, etc. I can't complain about this car. I have had 2 Hondas before this one, and I still see no reason to trade. I haven't had any transmission problems. Aegian Blue is still appealing each time I see the car. Good MPG around 30 MPG highway, 22-25 city.
Bose stereo, engine performance and overall handling.
I absolutely love this car and if we did not have to sell it we would not. This is a beautiful sport sedan with lots of plush options and it is fun to drive! This car is a real head turner it is black on black leather interior, with all the options with the exceptions of navagation. The powerful engine and handling is very impressive.
The transmission is very impressive, and the way the car handles in curvie road conditions.
There is no other improvements I can think of at this time.