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  • Have read on Tirerack, and talked with people at a couple of other tire shops, the new Kumhos are pretty good, and around $100 each. SPT - summer tires ASX - All season FYI
  • One other thing: One other thing, what is it with Lexus and the over-nannying with its sporty cars? I know the GS is fun to drive, but suffers from the over-extension of its electronics (Stability control/ skid control/etc.) I was hoping Lexus wou…
  • If what Mariner's link stated is correct on the price (#3339 of 3349 Review by mariner7), this car is DOA. A base IS250 starting around $35k??????? They have to be kidding! If the IS350 starts around $35K fairly loaded (sunroof and sports pa…
  • Sorry Conner if I did not let you answer this. Please correct me if I am wrong. I guess considering the message board we are in, go to the tire rack link on the left of this page to check out wheels for your car that would fit and reviews on tires…
  • I am upsizing 16" Micheline Pilot Sport A&S 205-55-16   to 225-45-17 for a WRX. The Pilot Sports are tollerable for highway driving, though not as compliant as the RE92s I had on before. From everything I have heard and read, I plan to go wi…
  • I am upsizing 16" Micheline Pilot Sport A&S 205-55-16   to 225-45-17 for a WRX. The Pilot Sports are tollerable for highway driving, though not as compliant as the RE92s I had on before. From everything I have heard and read, I plan to go wi…
  • Looking to upsize my rims from 16" to 17" Had 205/55/16 Mich. Pilot Sport A&S and now looking to put a 17" that is at least similiar in ride quality. Tires I am looking at are the Yokohama ES100s as well as Hankook Ventus Sport K104, Nitto NT…
  • Why????? As Consumer Reports and others have stated, Traction Control is just a feeble attempt to compensate for lost traction on cars that do not have AWD. (Yes, they did say that TC was very much inferior to AWD for traction). The only advant…
  • "This stat used to be listed in the Need-Desire.Com webstie for the Leagcy. I noticed they removed that claim around the first week of February. Hmm? Are they trying to play it safe because the automatic can't make that time. Or was it a overzealous…
  • "I currently have an Acura TL type S that will be returned off lease at the end of April so the expected arrival of the legacy in June is a stretch but would be worth it if the performance was good enough. I read earlier of a 0-60 of 5.5, has this b…
  • Reinforced 5-speed manual or optional 5-Speed with sport-shift. http://www.need-desire.com/main.html Not too worried about the 5-speed manual. With the bleeder valve on the WRXs, this has been great on my car. Plenty of spirited driving, no issu…
  • gordonwd - "The problem is that GM has some sort of agreement with the UAW about importing complete cars from overseas (i.e., non-UAW/CAW countries). So they're holding down the number so as to not tick off the union." There are also U.S. import r…
  • While the RSX would be fun, and is frugle on gas, for up to $30K, you might want to also look at: Infinity G35 coupe (base with auto can be had for under $30K Nissan 350Z (same comment as above) Acura CL-S (with the way they are selling, should not …
  • the TL is based on the Accord platform. The TSX might be based on the Civic platform?
  • There is demand for the RSX, but you still see plenty of them on dealer's lots and can easily negotiate with them. I would have been able to get an RSX close to invoice, while a RSX-S would have gone for MSRP.
  • Here in Southern California, the RSX-S is a hot car! Generally you see much more RSXs vs. WRXs and similiar cars. I remember wanting to test-drive one in May, and could not find a dealer that had one in stock! Generally, as soon as they came in…
  • Try the on-line thing first, go into the dealer (if you are ready to buy) and say you are looking at a couple other cars. See if he tries to "persuade you" to buy the RSX instead.
  • When I was shopping for a car, Consumer Reports had stated in their magazine that you should always have at least 2 cars to choose from. This way if there is only one dealer, you can make them work against other dealers of other cars. Also, try on…
  • by you. Try to work up from there (or down from there if you can). If you have a good price to start with, it is easier to negotiate. Do not go into the dealer looking to buy right off the bat. Make them work for your business!
  • Like www.cars.com (if available where you live), carsdirect.com, autoweb.com, autobytel.com. From there, you can usually pit dealers against each other. From autobytel.com, I was offered an RSX auto for $19,300 including destination. Usually, yo…
  • "The RSX only comes with Sportshift tranny in Hong Kong. " - Hu? Are you talking about an auto like the one on the M3 or an auto with the feature to shift up and down gears like on the Acura CL and TL? The RSX most certainly does have the latter …
  • That was a major problem with integras. That you could easily swap in an integra motor into a Civic chassy. I thought Honda changed that with the RSX where the engines are incompatible with the Civics without major modifications. At least that is…
  • I did not think it was out yet. Kevin - Are you looking for a sporty type car or a comfortable cruiser? Do you mainly drive on the highway, or on side streets? Do you usually drive short distances (10 miles or less)? The Accord is faster 0-60, i…
  • The skid pad difference probably has a little to do with the much beefier wheels of the 350Z BTW, in terms of weight. Excess weight can be a detriment to performance, but is not an absolute indicator to handling. Just compare the RSX Type-S to t…
  • Nissan 350Z is about 500 lbs. heavier. It is obviously less nimble than a RSX Type-S. On the other hand, the 350Z handles better. - The Track version (top of the line for $34K) is 0.88gs on the skid pad, the RSX Type-S is 0.83gs (C&D) - 35…
  • "I think it was joe249's position that the RSX-S has too much of certain things, and not enough of others. But, yeah -- going from a RSX-S to a M5 isn't exactly a move most people would make! " I have a great deal of respect for Himiler's knowledge…
  • I believe Himiler was stating that Joe went to an M5 from an RSX-S. It is tough to argue about the improved driving feel he had in making that transition. BTW, an M5 retails for $69k, but you will have a hard time getting one for that price. Expe…
  • Is there a way you can bring the kids over with you for a test drive? Assuming there is a dealer near you, I would be surprised if the Acura dealer did not let you test drive the vehicle to see if you would fit.
  • There were complaints about head room for a 6'5" guy earlier in the discussion. I am guessing, it is probably fine, but not sure. You may want to test-drive it. I am 6' 185" and was very comfortable, with plenty of headroom in it. In terms of th…
  • I test-drove an auto and found the acceleration pretty weak. When I moved the shifter to the manu-matic position, acceleration became much more brisk. My friend who bought the automatic said that the transmition was in learning mode, and the car b…
  • Gas mileage on the Base RSXs - upper 20s to low 30s, depending on your driving. I think it averages around 28 or so. It uses Regular gas as well. Back seat is actually not bad, if you do not mind bending your head to the side (lack of head room!…
  • The new Accord will have tailbone-finding seats. Expect these seats to be very comfortable. I am not sure if you have seen pictures of the New Accord's interior (EX), but it is very nicely done and very luxurious!
  • Looks to have a really nice interior (ES), will be fairly quick, even with the 4-cylinder, will be extremely quite, and will have a nice ride. Maybe that car, or the sedan (2003) is the car to wait for. Expect the ES 4-cylinder to be around $20K, …
  • That has a great deal to do with insurance rates and theft. If you are in Southern California, both factors are going to be high (even though two of my friends bought one!). Call the insurance company and compare a few cars. That is what I did be…
  • The back seat is actually useable. It is just that you have to bend your head sideways if you are over 5'8". I am 6' and have had no trouble back there except for my neck cramping up on long trips. The leg room is not great, but manageable, espec…
  • Or maybe it is the other way around. It sort of looks like Ford tried to make a cheap looking Civic clone.
  • BTW, have you guys seen the CL, TL, RL, and NSX? If so, you would understand where the front lights of the RSX came from! Personally, I really like the new design. I wish they could have done more from back half of the side. It looks too generic…
  • In general, I thought VW's reliability has been average while Honda/Acura's reliability is always top knotch. Also, what is the price point on each? Finally, does one car significantly outweigh the other? On another note, on the VW boards, ther…
  • Thank you. She has a lease that expires at the end of May, which is the issue.
  • My girlfriend is looking into leasing a 2011-2012 MKZ Hybrid. With the 2013 MKZ about to come out, what is the best rates that people have experienced? Do they even have lease deals on the 2011? The dealer told us that Leases only started on 2012…