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Old 15 Dec 2013, 09:31 pm
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Default acura rsx type s ratings?

How reliablr is this engine

How good is the handling speed and acceleration

What problem do these cars have

What's the mpg
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Old 15 Dec 2013, 09:47 pm
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Only one way to find out, test drive it. People have different opinions, others will think differently.
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Old 15 Dec 2013, 10:07 pm
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RSX-S have transmission problems, worn out syncros.
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Old 15 Dec 2013, 10:19 pm
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any k20 motor will easily take you past 200k miles unless you neglect it. the engine isnt what you have to worry about, only mechanical problem is SOME transmissions have problems 02-04s sometimes 2nd gear grind and 05-06s sometimes get 3rd gear popout. buuut its never happened to me.

acceleration is really responsive and quick, basic bolt ons yield big power gains too. Handling is relative, in the world of daily drivers it handles really well. In the world of sports cars the handling is mediocore.

Only other problem is if youre the type of person who wants a comfortable car the RSX is not for you, the springs are very stiff, so over bumps feels like youre getting hit in the back by rocks. It's a sports car, if youre looking for comfort get a crown vic.

MPG depends entirely on how you drive. if youre shifting at like 3k rpms and driving only on the highway in 6th you could probably get near 30 mpg. if youre hitting vtec at every stop light probably closer to 20 mpg.
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Old 15 Dec 2013, 10:34 pm
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Manual transmissions have probs with syncros(i have rebuilt 2 ) as Henry said But if you dont abuse the car ir will not give u trouble...other than that NO common probs.(i have never witnessed "as per dyno testing at my shop real improvements from bolt on performance parts on this car ,unless loud is what your after i dont suggest messing with it( unless you do forced induction ,but thats not for a daily driver.) good luck its a great car
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