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RSX Type S
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By rgvivace
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I loved my 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 5-speed:
brilliant steering and magic, compliant
long-travel suspension. Wanted SVT
Focus, but none available. Acura
offered a GREAT lease deal: $1k down
included 1st mo, 48mo @$275 w/tax for
RSX-S w/15k miles/yr. Mazda 3S
hatchback nice but only $9/mo less than
better performing/feature-laden RSX-S.
Mini S nice but too small, too $$.
Best feature: tan leather, high-quality
interior vs. cloth in coal-bin black.
Type S = fabulous performance (esp.
engine/6 speed), but rather too stiff &
frenetic. Comfy seats, well
bolstered. Why don't they put better,
stickier tires on these??? Best-in-
class bang-for-buck.


Best Features

Tan leather interior (not black!), superb 6 speed, fit & finish, quality materials, feature-laden for great price. Hot rod engine (if you're willing to use the revs), Acura dealer experience, long warranty. I like the looks. Hatchback practicality, decent stereo. Great lease deal.


Worst Features

Stiff suspension lacks travel/compliance, esp.@ rear. Way under-tired for intended sporty usage (needs wider, stickier tires), failure of seats to return to previous position, engine slightly buzzy. Steering wheel could be thicker, firmer. Needs more interior storage.


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Great car, but needs improvement
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By Courbu
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This is a great car for the money.
The interior is beautiful in its
simplicity, the stereo is perfect, and
it's fun to drive. I still can't get
used to the weird body design since I
had two Integras before it that were
frankly much easier on the eye.
However, the driver-oriented interior
more than makes up for it. The
perforated leather seats are very
sporty and elegant. The engine on
this little car is great & kicks in if
you know how to drive a stick
correctly. It is also SO reliable!
I've never had ONE problem w/ any of
the 4 Acuras I've owned.


Best Features

Leather interior, stereo system, 6- speed, fun engine, great customer service, extremely reliable, tight steering


Worst Features

Body style is kinda ugly, suspension needs help, even more oomph in the engine would be great, better headroom in back, more choice in interior colors, get rid of plastic on interior of doors and replace w/ leather!


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Great Coupe Car
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By Jadey
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Its a great car for a great price,
knowing it is an acura i feel also
safe in it.


Best Features

everything


Worst Features

maybe a lil more hp


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Fun & Sporty with Elegance & Quality
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By California Girl
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I owned a Toyota Corolla GTS for 19
years and 300,000 miles and was hoping
to buy another Toyota but the Celica
rode like a bucket. Researched for two
months and this is the best car for
what you get. Many wonderful amenities
and it's just plain fun to drive, plus
the styling is elegant for a sports car.


Best Features

Great interior set-up, red dash, climate control, Bose 6-CD in-dash, plus cassette, moonroof, best location for cup holders when you're shifting, climate control, seat adjustablity, etc.


Worst Features

Automatic shut-off headlights.


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Acura Sucks
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By Matthew Stewart
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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The enigne block was cracked after
5,500 miles. I took it in becuase it
was leaking oil. They replaced the oil
filter. Still something wrong so they
had to "call" Acura to find out the
small block was cracked. Seriously. It
took 17 days to fix and when I was
intially told I could get it the
dealer said my car was not ready
because my engine was "laying in
pieces on the floor". Not a comforting
thought. They clutch just went out at
45,000 miles and they would not
replace it for free because it is a
wearable part. Well, I guess the
enigne is "wearable" too but it still
does not go bad after 5,500 miles. The
seal around the driver's door was
coming undone.


Best Features

I will let you know when I get something else.


Worst Features

Build better cars. I bought and Acura not a chevet.


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