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2004 Acura RSX Type-S

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Type-S 2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual - (116 reviews )

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This car sounds great
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By squarefoot
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

The car really has a pleasant howl
above 6500 rpm and the 6-speed makes
it a breeze to keep it singing. The
interior is high quality and elegant
in it's simplicity and execution.
While not blisteringly fast it is
quick enough to be fun and my mileage
has been in the 30 mpg range. I found
it to be faster and less expensive
than a similar cooper-s or celica GT-
S. Unlike some I feel the suspension
is plenty stiff and responsive, if you
want more try the A-spec


Best Features

Sound- The engine sounds great- the stereo sounds great and is intuitive to use. Lots of content included. Reaaly fun to drive. Great balance between responsiveness and ride quality


Worst Features

Seat heaters, looks are a bit bland. Auto down window on passenger side. Optional navigation system. Sometimes seems noisy but its worth it at WOT.


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Awesome Car
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By Astrodude2
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I just bought the RSX type S and I have
to say my daily commute just got a lot
more fun and exciting. Why would
anyone pay more money for the 350Z,
because the Acura has a much smoother
ride and costs less. I've owned
Acura's before and I've been asking
myself "why did I ever stray?"? I need
to take time and read the manual and
learn about the car, but who can stop
driving it? I'd definately suggest this
car to anyone. Acura's quality and
reliability are legendary.


Best Features

6 speed manual transmission. Instrument control panel lights up red at night. I like the cargo container in the trunk and the subwoofer tucked away in the spare tire..(ingenious idea). This thing doesn't red-line until over 8K rpms, so rev it up and go.


Worst Features

My biggest complaint is the visibility for the typical "blind spot". It might be nice if the leather seats were heated like the TSX.


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Amazing, This car rocks!!!
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By NC
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

AMAZING. Accelerating in this vehicle
makes you feel like your in a plane.


Best Features

The 6-speed gearbox, 8000 RPM redline. The RSX sounds better than a Porsche. Period.


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Type S
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By compdoc777
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Excellent car robust and gets on well
with modifications. Mine makes an
extra 60hp at the crank now all N/A.

Very capable of a low 13 second run.

Handles like a dream and had plenty
aftermarker parts avalible.


Best Features

Auto down window. 6sp trans, engine


Worst Features

Better brakes, stiffer suspension, better leather, more comfortable seats and butt holding seats.


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RSX---fun,fast,fantastic
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By plutonic_eclipse
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Extremely well designed interior,
sharp and sleek exterior looks,
quality comfort and very good
reliability. This car received 5 out
of 5 stars for front impact crash
rating. Also equipped with side air
bags too (SRS). Very good gas mileage
24-31. This car handles fabulously on
the road, even in adverse weather
conditions. Tight suspension, high
rev. Ivtech engine. Acura really puts
a good car together here. I compared
this to Toyota Celica and Hyundai
Tiburon, they did not rate "as high"
in consumer satisfaction as this car
did.


Best Features

Climate control, short throw 6 speed manual (type S only). built in 6 disc CD changer in center dash. All leather trim standard in Type S. Lots of storage room in the hatch with fold down rear seats to provide even more space.


Worst Features

Heated seats, power seats. Side reverse swing doors like the Saturn SC or Mazda RX8. Programmable driver settings where the seat and steering wheel adjust according to the driver setting like in Lexus.


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