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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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WOW!
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By Gar'
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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One-week owner; Red(!);10 year Prelude veteran (higher torque, lower hp); weekend trip over 12,348' mt pass, both ways; 34.8 mpg actual!! Went to test an Accord EX V6--never did. This little devil is a MONSTER! Hugs the hairpins, powers out of curves, quick, precise & easy brakes, and FUN! Never touched the rev-limiter. 200 miles for 5.7 gallons of gas. Worth it. Recommended.


Best Features

Steering, 6 Speed (Believe them when they say be careful downshifting), Bose, climate control, leather.


Worst Features

I already miss the right-side armrest/glove box.


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Great car
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By stereo5
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I have owned many cars in my 32 years of driving, the 2005 RSX Type S is the BEST car I have ever owned. The car is very quick, very quiet and extremely reliable and fun to drive.


Best Features

engine, 6 speed manual, suspension


Worst Features

The Bose sound system is anemic, and the 5" subwoofer is a joke. For a car with this amount of luxury, I expected more out of the sound system.


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The definition of a sports car
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By Jack
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I love driving this car! I was first I little skeptical about purchasing this car since this would be my first manual transmission. I learned to drive stick in this car with ease. The handling is impeccible and there is plenty of power to boot. The best part about this car is the backing of the aftermarket. There are tons of parts out there to customize the car to your liking. The car is very sporty, but also looks very elegant. This car has the most standard features compared to it competitors including auto climate control and an in-dash 6CD changer. In all this is a great car, just watch out for misshifts, it's very easy to misshift the car especially from 5 to 4 and ending up in 2nd.


Best Features

The cockpit is centered around the driver, everything you need is at your fingertips. 2005 redesign places this car more firmly in the Acura Lineup and adds 10 HP.


Worst Features

The Bose system is weak on bass, but an aftermarket sub makes it sound way better. Xenon HID's and a limited slip differential like those found on the Japanese Type-R would've been nice as well.


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very fun and sporty car to drive
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By David
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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The car revs nice. Drives fast on freeway. Very good gas milage. Handles great for stock suspension.


Best Features

Driver oriented cockpit, 8100 redline, nice size steering wheel,and bose system sounds great.


Worst Features

More rear backseat room and low-end torque.


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Great car but needs minor improvements
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By Gerard
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2005 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I had an '04 that creaked and groaned with body flex and some other problems as well so the dealer bought it back from me and sold me this one. Much improved structure, smoother ride (with bigger wheels), infinitely more comfortable seats, the boy racer rear wing is finally gone, and the exhaust note is better. This is one fun car to drive and knowing it's a Honda, it'll last. 0-60 time cut from 6.3 to 6.2? awesome! Build quality has been improved and it's look isn't so animated. Still very irked that there is no center armrest, no XM option, can't play MP3's, and no express up/down on passenger side.


Best Features

210 hp, 6-speed, seats, handling, sound system


Worst Features

Only Acura in line up w/o XM option, Bose sounds great but can't play MP3's, not iPod ready either, express up/down on both windows instead of just one.


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