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Old 23 Jun 2009, 03:46 pm
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Default How long do Acura RSX's last?

I'm looking to buy one for under $9000 and the one with the least amount of mileage has 114,XXX miles. The owner says that he has taken it for maintenance regularly but nothing extra. How much longer do you think it'll last?Also, what's another car similar to an RSX that is reliable?
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Long enough for me to piss on.BUY AMERICAN!!
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Old 23 Jun 2009, 05:01 pm
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I had a young nephew that bought one brand new, off the lot. Two weekends later he did some street racing and rolled it down an embankment. Luckily, he survived this adventure, finished college and is raising a family.So, the lifespan of HIS Acura was ... two weeks.How long a car lasts depends on a lot more than the quality of the car, itself. Hard use means shorter lifespan. Easy use and detailed maintainence means a longer lifespan.How do you know the owner has done regular maintenance? If I was trying to sell a car with over 100,000 miles on it, that is exactly what I'd tell a potential buyer.But, no matter what, a car with that many miles has reached it's expected life span. It MAY last another 100 grand, but no one would expect it to.
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Old 23 Jun 2009, 05:16 pm
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I paid 11k for my 02 rsx type-s with 113k miles on it... I'm coming up on 128k miles and still runs just as good as the day i bought it...Any Honda/ Acura, Toyota, Nissan, etc... will be reliable. The Japanese are just better car makers than Americans.
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Bottom line here is that the life of a car is a direct reflection of the person who owns it or did own it if you are buying the car from a private party. If that is the case, you always want to ask for service records and receipts. If the previous owner provides this kind of information, then you will usually have a solid deal and a solid car that will last you for a while. That however is contingent on you and your habits. If you are into racing and modifying cars, the life of the car will be substantially affected.When I was 16 I bought a CRX Si from an older lady who had every single record and receipt for the car. Furthermore, she had even taken the liberty of creating a spreadsheet that had shown the mileage at every single service. But, after I had the car for about a year; I had swapped in a JDM B16 engine and ended up totalling the car rear ending someone. Get my drift? I bought a great car and I killed it with my habits.Just some food for thought my friend!
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If they were maintained perfectly and driven normally and slowly throughout the life of the vehicle, expect it to reach 1 million miles. I am serious. Cars have reached 1 million miles.If it was driven hard, which most likely it was being an RSX, I do not see it going past 350,000 miles.But it will definitely reach 250,000 miles easy.The days of 114,000 miles being high mileage are gone. That was the 1980's. That is nothing compared to today's cars.Honda is the most reliable car you can buy. And they make Acura's.So you can also get the similar Honda Civic Coupe.Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, and Scion are also very reliable.
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Old 23 Jun 2009, 06:01 pm
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They are incredibly reliable and 114,000 miles is nothing. I see it travling triple that mileage before something goes wrong.Honda Civic Coupe is the same car, but with less power.
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I've had my 2002 RSX-S since July 2001....of course I don't beat on it and I keep it's maintenance up....
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I've had one for 6 years and never needed anything repaired.
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Old 17 Jan 2011, 07:19 pm
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Default Re: How long do Acura RSX's last?

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Long enough for me to piss on.BUY AMERICAN!!
Wow you're a ****in idiot, it's common knowledge that japanese car makes are BY FAR more reliable, and better made. This is also made worse by the fact that you're reppin a saturn???? If someone asked me what the shittiest car make was, i would instantly reply with Saturn.
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