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Great fun car, but with unfortunate drawback
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By denverseven
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This car is really fun to drive, especially stick. I found it to be underpowered however and always had to work for torque since it peaks so low and at high rpms. However, once you learn to time everything correctly it becomes a joy to drive.

I had problems with my transmission (which are common). The gear gear kept popping out and if you tried to keep it in there it would grind. The second gear was about to go in my car (but if you read the crsx forums, you'll find tonnes of owners have second gear grind. These things really begin to take a toll after some time and destroy the enjoyment of the drive.

Otherwise, great built quality - clutch will last and last, and is also very light.


Best Features

Light clutch, sharp gear changes, otherwise reliability. Looks great, always gets great comments. But then its so nice that it gets stolen (lol, thats what happened to mine)


Worst Features

MORE POWER. More toque. Also a traction control system or a dif or something. OH and an auxiliary jack! Like come on, a tape deck???? In a 2006? Other improvements: Brink the car back! lol


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Awesome Car
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By CaliPatriot88
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2005 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5A)


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I drove the Honda Integra when I was in Japan and loved it so much I bought the USDM version the RSX. I couldn't afford the type s though so I bought the luxury base model. A great car fast and nimble on the highway, it loves going fast and loves taking corners. Great on gas, run on premium and you'll get some faster acceleration out of it.


Best Features

Leather race seats and sport shifter.


Worst Features

Bring it back Acura! More horsepower for base, should have done 200 for base 240 for type s.


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Resilient Coupe
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By TypeS4real
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This is my 2nd Type S & still impressed. With the hp bumped up to 210, it performs very well. Turn-ratio & handling are great. For a high torque coupe, it still gets good mpg, but it does require premium unleaded. Like other owners say, the ride can be extremely stiff so watch bumps in the road very carefully, seriously. I like how Acura upgraded the wheels to 17s, but wish they kept the original headlights, since that's what initially caught my eye. Interior hasn't changed, still sleek. The fold-over rear seats are a huge plus, but rear seating is narrow. As long as required maintenance is done (which is HIGHLY recommended), it'll be faithful. Definitely reliable, fun, & a great value.


Best Features

Pros: awesome 6-speed horsepower for a 4 cyl, great looking interior, tight handling, the standard luxuries (moonroof, spoiler, 6-disc CD changer, Bose speakers, leather seats), can do long road trips, great value.


Worst Features

Cons: Wish it wasn't discontinued. While it can be a pro for some, its torque & high rev definitely makes it noisy while driving. Suspension could be tweaked to absorb more road impact; interior could have added a sunglass compartment; premium unleaded gasoline puts it at a disadvantage with some.


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Bang for buck
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By chris
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This car is one of the best cars I have ever owned. Fast, fuel efficient, quiet, comfortable, and long lasting. 210 hp in a car that weighs under 3000 lbs. 6 speed tranny good for lower rpms at 80 mph, or higher top speed. Governor kicks in at 145. World's fastest front wheel drive NA car. And under 20k. Would love them to continue production. :-( they never should have stopped


Best Features

6 speed, sunroof, 6 disc CD, bucket seats, chain driven, I-VTEC, sport look, oh yeah. Over 200 hp from a 4 cyl 2.0 ltr. Cleaner 17" rims, lo pro tires.


Worst Features

a little more aero design, a lower ride, and steering wheel controls


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A Great Second Car
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By Hondalover
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This is my second vehicle. As a younger driver I find this car absolutely perfect for me and the things I like in a car. Easy, fun, good enough on gas, sharp style, commanding appearance, and amazing handling.


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Sub woofer in the spare tire.


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