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GTI or RSX?
GTi seems like the tougher, firmer, faster car--without a doubt. A joy to drive. I felt safe and love the way the car drives. But I am beginning to get leery, particularly with all the poor reviews I see in Consumer Reports and JD Power, along with people posting awful reliability verdicts on the GTi.
The RSX is also a nice ride, not near the power and nowhere near as fun to drive. But it is reliable and I wouldn't have a reservation about its safety and reliability.
Basically, I will be driving on the weekends and out at night. (No commuting.) But I am a road tripper, frequently driving hundreds of miles a day over long breaks, so I need a car that would be reliable driving through God-knows-where at four in the morning on my way across the country. (My last road trip, in a rented Alero, involved a stretch from L.A. to Denver, one thousand miles with only bathroom breaks and fill-ups.)
Any thoughts from GTi and/or RSX owners would be appreciated. My heart leans toward the VW but my head is saying "stay away, go with the Acura."