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Acura RSX (All years/types)



  • himilerhimiler Posts: 1,209
    Thanks for the link, I heard this on the radio today. I'm not sure, however, that these higher rates will immediately carry over from the Integra. There aren't going to be many powertrain items from the RSX that will "drop in" on the previous generation Civic(s), now that the engine spins in the opposite direction. Also, the RSX wheels are 5-lug, which will make them somewhat less desirable to the rippers.

    Of course, it'll only be a matter of time before the new Civic is the tuner's platform of choice, and then the RSX will be a greater target yet again.

    TT my dealer again today. Acura is bringing all their sales/service people to a big RSX introduction in early June. I think he said it was going to be held in Texas. He just rec'd the announcement this AM. There are now some 1-page pamphlets at the dealers, but there's still far more info available on the Web.
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,136
    Well I read that one of Acura's goals were to reduce theft of the RSX since it is really bad with the Integra (#1 stolen car in the country). The word is that the RSX motor will not fit in current g7 Civics. The motor mounts are not located in the same place. I assume '02 Civic Si (160hp) motor may have similar motor mount settings as all other g7 Civics, don't know, but they 're supposed to be different than g6 & g5 Civics. Then again '99-00 Si's didn't have nearly the theft problem g3 Integras have, although you can drop in a '99-00 Si motor in any Civic from '92+ with no problem. The theft rate on Integras was 2.2% in '00 and I 've read that the Type-R has contributed a lot to that # in the last 2-3 yrs with almost 1 out 10 Type-Rs being stolen or broken into. GSR is similarly high. If it weren't for the LS & GS thefts, and they only sold GSRs & Type-Rs, I think that perecentage would be over 5% because GSRs make up only 1/7th of all Integras.
  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    "A New Name for an Old Flame"


    Heres Edmunds.coms First Look of the Acura RSX, by Erin Mahoney. What do you think?

    Thanks for your comments. ;-)

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  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,136
    This is old news.. This information came out 3 mos ago. I guess Edmunds just took a "first look" at the RSX at the auto show in NYC just like every one there..
  • ranaldranald Posts: 147
    Indeed this is all old, generic information.
    The comments are generally favorable, though, except for the (IMO unjustified) digs at the styling. So the RSX is not tacky, trendy or flashy, get over it. (The looks of the current gen Celica will not age any more gracefully than the previous gen's 'porpoise' look.)

    The only comments on the front suspension are that it saves space (true, and nice to point out), that it's not as easy to modify as the old double wishbones (true, it couldn't be *easier*), and that it might not appeal as much to the 'youth market' (true cause it's a little harder to slam the car). All fair.

    Overall while this is nothing new it's good to see the publicity. I think more people read Edmund's than the specialist Honda-Acura sites.
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,136
    but if you visit the "specilized" Honda/Acura forums on the web you 'll see thousands of posts a day on each one (and there are dozens of them) by hundreds of people. Although I can't answer if more Honda/Acura owners read Edmunds than those other forums, Edmunds sure doesn't get anywhere near the amount of posts on the Honda/Acura topics. I mean if you get 3-4 posts a day on the Civic or Integra (both hatchbacks and sports coupes forums) forums, it's a lot. On the other forums you get hundreds of posts on just one model. Times that by about 10 Honda & Acura models and you get some very heavy traffic. So it's either that Honda & Acura owners/prospects don't postk/participate on Edmunds and just read, or Edmunds does not have the # of people or Honda/Acura enthousiasts reading their forum that the "others" have.
  • occupant1occupant1 Posts: 408
    This new car will lose a lot of sales immediately because there is no longer a sedan. A TL sedan starts at $29K. The Integra sedan could be had for as little as $20K. Acura should have thought about that. If they're smart, they'll bring over the 1.7EL sedan which is a premium Civic sedan, which is all the original 1986 Integra was, an athletic 1.8 liter Civic. If my wife ever wrecks her blue automatic '98 LS hatchback, she'll be replacing it with a blue 5-speed '98-'00 GS sedan. Especially since we can't afford to go with a TL unless it's older.
  • ejonavinejonavin Posts: 36
    So what IS Acura's plan for the sedan? They won't have a compact sedan model in the U.S. once the Integra is gone.
  • boomn29boomn29 Posts: 189
    Maybe Acura doesn't care about that market anymore...
    Since they are owned by Honda, maybe Honda decided they did not the competition and they the Accord and Civic and doing well enough???

    Just an idea.
  • ranaldranald Posts: 147
    Reminds me of something I read somewhere, and that seems to make sense to me, that demand for a premium-priced subcompact sedan is understandably scarce.

    IIRC, Integra sedans only made up about 10% of sales.
  • himilerhimiler Posts: 1,209
    Don't be shocked to see a RWD sedan with displacement in the 2.0 to 2.5L range by MY 2003--Acura isn't going to just sit by and watch the IS300 eat into 3-Series sales. There has been rampant speculation and even some in-house design concepts for such a car, which (it is assumed) will use many drivetrain components from the S2000. Now that BMW is tooling-up for the new 1-Series, a new Acura compact sedan might get a big boost from pent-up demand in the market.
  • ejonavinejonavin Posts: 36
    Not everyone wants a larger car or a coupe, but we might want all the luxury goodies.

    For now, I'll just be happy with my Acura EL (Canada's replacement for the Integra sedan since 1997), but it really need some more juice like the RSX.
  • himilerhimiler Posts: 1,209
    I don't think that Acura would do somthing like this. They're obviously too concerned with boosting their corporate image right now, and bringing the EL to the US with a hotter set-up might be perceived as "watering down" the brand, even though the damn thing would probably be a hit. The brand definately needs a small 4-door.

    There is now more info about the RSX available thru Not much in the way of specs, mostly pics and market-speak.
  • ecarmackecarmack Posts: 161
    Not to belabor the point, but to me the pictures of the RSX resemble a Cavalier. Perhaps it will look more distinguished in person. And yes, although Honda/Acura styling tends to be on the conservative side, most of the styles do age well.
  • himilerhimiler Posts: 1,209
    Yeah, depressing, isn't it? Right down to the point on the car's nose.
  • qin2qin2 Posts: 26
    The exterior styling I think is pretty terrible:



    But the interior is one of the best I've ever seen:


    So I can't decide whether I like it or not, guess the price will be what matters.
  • ranaldranald Posts: 147
    A little but not really, it's just the general size and shape that are similar.

    I don't think the RSX is beautiful (the propertions are a little off, hood too short, etc) but it has clean, classy lines.

    The Cavalier has gentle curves that don't fit together right. The overall effect makes me think of a flabby person whose [non-permissible content removed] is a bit too big. :)
  • himilerhimiler Posts: 1,209
    That profile shot sure does make it look like an egg, but the rear view shows a much tighter tail than the Cavalier's. Damn! That graphite finish on the wheels looks nice--I hadn't seen that yet.

    The dash is much higher than the current car's.

    Too bad there are no aluminum pedal covers.
  • sunilbsunilb Posts: 407
    yeah, that interior is awesome! It looks very clean and appealing.
    The exterior is questionable for sure. I imagine the performance will be quite strong.... but I just think $24K (which is what I've heard the Type-S is going to be around) is too much for this car.
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