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2005 Acura RSX Type-S

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Type-S 2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual - (72 reviews )

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Resilient Coupe
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By TypeS4real
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S 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 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 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.


Best Features

Sub woofer in the spare tire.


Worst Features

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Fantastic Car
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By tt
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I absolutely love this car. I put on 30000+ miles annually and not the first problem with how it runs. Handles fantastic. Great pickup for a 4 banger. I've had no problems other than the cd player died at 80K miles but is easily replaced. Love the bose system otherwise. Overall, good stock system. Car very comfortable. Gets a lot of attention.


Best Features

Great pickup for a 4-banger, goes through the gears smoothly. Hugs the road. Love a hatchback. Can't believe with gas crunch Acura would discontinue such a fantastic car. People make positive comments about it all the time.


Worst Features

Bring back this model! Gas prices are soaring, a hatchback is a small car answer to an suv and this model makes it sporty, cheap to own/run, and comfortable all in one little car. Not everyone wants a 4 door accord look-a- like. Bring this model back.


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Go Kart Honda
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By Jymmijamez76
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I have had this car about 2 months now, and it just begs to be rev'd to 8k. Handling is very good, suspension needs to be tweaked a little if driving at high speeds. Loads of after market and online support. Really reminds me of the old CRXs, with some modern features and comforts. Leather seats are very supportive and comfortable. Bose System is great, plays my old Miami BASS cds and sounds great considering the small sub.


Best Features

Intake growl with revs over 5000 rpm, reminescent of being on sport bike. Makes you want to speed!


Worst Features

20 more HP, and 6 disk MP3 player.


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