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Old 20 Feb 2004, 07:19 pm
Paul S
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Default RSX vs GS-R

What is faster, the Integra GS-R or the RSX?

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Old 20 Feb 2004, 11:59 pm
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Default Re: RSX vs GS-R

I never test drove the GS-R, but I had a GS and now I have the RSX (not the
type S)
I think, the Integra had a nice boost of power when needed, I would down
shift and it was very predictable, that's not so with the RSX, also, the
suspension has been changed from the double-wishbone to McPherson, I am no
expert in suspensions, but from my own driving experience, the Integra was
far more superior. The same ramp that I could take doing 140-160 without
even blinking, now is much harder and you have to be fully alert, probably
one reason is because RSX is much higher. Also, the rear end of the car
seems to be hopping over bumps which was not the case with the Integra.
Overall, I would not trade an Integra for a RSX, I know I will get blasted
for posting this, but this is my opinion, let it rain, lol.

Tony



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> What is faster, the Integra GS-R or the RSX?
>
> Paul



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Old 21 Feb 2004, 09:28 am
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Default Re: RSX vs GS-R

"Tony" <nospam@spam.com> wrote in
news:CuCZb.11392$w65.844320@news20.bellglobal.com:

> I never test drove the GS-R, but I had a GS and now I have the RSX
> (not the type S)
> I think, the Integra had a nice boost of power when needed, I would
> down shift and it was very predictable, that's not so with the RSX,
> also, the suspension has been changed from the double-wishbone to
> McPherson, I am no expert in suspensions, but from my own driving
> experience, the Integra was far more superior. The same ramp that I
> could take doing 140-160 without even blinking, now is much harder and
> you have to be fully alert, probably one reason is because RSX is much
> higher. Also, the rear end of the car seems to be hopping over bumps
> which was not the case with the Integra. Overall, I would not trade an
> Integra for a RSX, I know I will get blasted for posting this, but
> this is my opinion, let it rain, lol.
>
> Tony
>
>
>
> "Paul S" <paperboy@accesscomm.ca> wrote in message
> news:c16bp8$tuo$1@news.chatlink.com...
>> What is faster, the Integra GS-R or the RSX?
>>
>> Paul

>
>
>


RSX is uglier than the Integra.
RSX is the new styling of narrow,taller,and 'bulbous' appearing.YUK.

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Old 21 Feb 2004, 10:18 am
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Default Re: RSX vs GS-R

Honda has decontented that segment for more profit. Everybody knows that
double wishbones are superior on "real" roads. With the higher profile of
new cars, they now have the space for the McPherson struts. The old styling
would not have allowed the extrra height required. The late Soichiro Honda
always demanded a low profile hood. Odd, because Mazda has taken on the
double wishbones on the 6. The best way for good dynamics and a supple ride.
"Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
news:Xns94966AF59BA60jyanikkuanet@204.117.192.21.. .
> "Tony" <nospam@spam.com> wrote in
> news:CuCZb.11392$w65.844320@news20.bellglobal.com:
>
> > I never test drove the GS-R, but I had a GS and now I have the RSX
> > (not the type S)
> > I think, the Integra had a nice boost of power when needed, I would
> > down shift and it was very predictable, that's not so with the RSX,
> > also, the suspension has been changed from the double-wishbone to
> > McPherson, I am no expert in suspensions, but from my own driving
> > experience, the Integra was far more superior. The same ramp that I
> > could take doing 140-160 without even blinking, now is much harder and
> > you have to be fully alert, probably one reason is because RSX is much
> > higher. Also, the rear end of the car seems to be hopping over bumps
> > which was not the case with the Integra. Overall, I would not trade an
> > Integra for a RSX, I know I will get blasted for posting this, but
> > this is my opinion, let it rain, lol.
> >
> > Tony
> >
> >
> >
> > "Paul S" <paperboy@accesscomm.ca> wrote in message
> > news:c16bp8$tuo$1@news.chatlink.com...
> >> What is faster, the Integra GS-R or the RSX?
> >>
> >> Paul

> >
> >
> >

>
> RSX is uglier than the Integra.
> RSX is the new styling of narrow,taller,and 'bulbous' appearing.YUK.
>
> --
> Jim Yanik
> jyanik-at-kua.net



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Old 21 Feb 2004, 03:47 pm
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Default Re: RSX vs GS-R

I've had my RSX-S for almost a year now and if I had to do it all over
again, I don't
think I'd buy it. That's not to say I don't like the car, but I think it
falls short in a few
areas of performance and features for the price paid. In stock form the car
sits a little
too high, it looks like it's missing something on the front end (fog lights
perhaps), has
a torgue hole in the mid rpm range, and has a funky 6 speed that you
sometimes hate as much as
you love it. The factory options are overpriced and quite frankly some
things
like the cargo net and titanium trim kit should be standard.

Also consider that the Acura.ca website doesn't even let you email customer
service
if you own the lower end models. It seems rather discriminatory to their
own customers.

I still like the car alot, but if I had to do it over again maybe I'd buy
an RX8 or a G35 Coupe.
Then again maybe that's wishful thinking since those are getting out of my
price range.

--


Rob

"Mikey" <%noospaam)mikling@eol.ca> wrote in message
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> Honda has decontented that segment for more profit. Everybody knows that
> double wishbones are superior on "real" roads. With the higher profile of
> new cars, they now have the space for the McPherson struts. The old

styling
> would not have allowed the extrra height required. The late Soichiro Honda
> always demanded a low profile hood. Odd, because Mazda has taken on the
> double wishbones on the 6. The best way for good dynamics and a supple

ride.
> "Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
> news:Xns94966AF59BA60jyanikkuanet@204.117.192.21.. .
> > "Tony" <nospam@spam.com> wrote in
> > news:CuCZb.11392$w65.844320@news20.bellglobal.com:
> >
> > > I never test drove the GS-R, but I had a GS and now I have the RSX
> > > (not the type S)
> > > I think, the Integra had a nice boost of power when needed, I would
> > > down shift and it was very predictable, that's not so with the RSX,
> > > also, the suspension has been changed from the double-wishbone to
> > > McPherson, I am no expert in suspensions, but from my own driving
> > > experience, the Integra was far more superior. The same ramp that I
> > > could take doing 140-160 without even blinking, now is much harder and
> > > you have to be fully alert, probably one reason is because RSX is much
> > > higher. Also, the rear end of the car seems to be hopping over bumps
> > > which was not the case with the Integra. Overall, I would not trade an
> > > Integra for a RSX, I know I will get blasted for posting this, but
> > > this is my opinion, let it rain, lol.
> > >
> > > Tony
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Paul S" <paperboy@accesscomm.ca> wrote in message
> > > news:c16bp8$tuo$1@news.chatlink.com...
> > >> What is faster, the Integra GS-R or the RSX?
> > >>
> > >> Paul
> > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> > RSX is uglier than the Integra.
> > RSX is the new styling of narrow,taller,and 'bulbous' appearing.YUK.
> >
> > --
> > Jim Yanik
> > jyanik-at-kua.net

>
>



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Old 21 Feb 2004, 11:19 pm
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Default Re: RSX vs GS-R

The GS-R is a quite a bit faster than the Type S. I currently own a 2K GS-R
and I have raced a few RSX's and to my surprise they are slower. Also,
during one of this races I was exiting I-75 south to go to the Turnpike
towards Miami (for any familiar with this area) and there is a big wide
perfectly round two lane exit that I took at about 95 mph. The RSX could not
keep up. May be it was due to the lack of a suspension as good as mine or
simply the lack of balls. Overall I think te GS-R is a better car to drive
and the RSX is the better looking car.


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> What is faster, the Integra GS-R or the RSX?
>
> Paul



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Old 22 Feb 2004, 01:37 am
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Default Re: RSX vs GS-R

Here are some facts.... the RSX Type-S has 2.0L 200 hp and 142 lbs-ft torque
at 2778 lbs, which is 13.4 lb/hp while the 94-00 GS-R has 1.8L 170Hp and 128
lbs-ft torque at 2667 lbs which is 15.7lb/hp. The RSX Type S has a weight
to horsepower advantage over the Integra GS-R which is shown in published
0-60 and 1/4 mile times. So the RSX Type S is faster than the GS-R though
the GS-R is faster than the base model RSX which has 160 hp and 141 lbs-ft
torque at 2721 lbs (manual transmision) giving 17 lbs/hp.

As far as suspensions are concerned, remember both Porshe and BMW use front
struts with pretty decent results.

Later,

Dan




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> Paul



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Old 22 Feb 2004, 10:43 am
Jack W. Fessler, Jr.
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Default Re: RSX vs GS-R

Thanks Dan, for presenting some factual input.

It's easy for an individual driver in any given situation, in this case a
GS-R vs RSX, to draw conclusions based on a given encounter.

Maybe the guy you were racing that day wasn't interested in (or capable of)
driving at the level you were at that moment. Doesn't mean the other car or
driver wasn't necessarily up to the task, it simply just didn't happen at
that time.

Styling is purely preferential, as is the car as a total package. Granted,
these cars are sport driving oriented, but an intelligent buyer spending
this kind of money (at least one in my income bracket), is interested in
more than that last 0.01 g of performance.

Jack


"Dan H" <none@none.net> wrote in message
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> Here are some facts.... the RSX Type-S has 2.0L 200 hp and 142 lbs-ft

torque
> at 2778 lbs, which is 13.4 lb/hp while the 94-00 GS-R has 1.8L 170Hp and

128
> lbs-ft torque at 2667 lbs which is 15.7lb/hp. The RSX Type S has a weight
> to horsepower advantage over the Integra GS-R which is shown in published
> 0-60 and 1/4 mile times. So the RSX Type S is faster than the GS-R though
> the GS-R is faster than the base model RSX which has 160 hp and 141 lbs-ft
> torque at 2721 lbs (manual transmision) giving 17 lbs/hp.
>
> As far as suspensions are concerned, remember both Porshe and BMW use

front
> struts with pretty decent results.
>
> Later,
>
> Dan
>
>
>
>
> "Paul S" <paperboy@accesscomm.ca> wrote in message
> news:c16bp8$tuo$1@news.chatlink.com...
> > What is faster, the Integra GS-R or the RSX?
> >
> > Paul

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>



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Old 22 Feb 2004, 07:04 pm
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Default Re: RSX vs GS-R

Agree.

"Jack W. Fessler, Jr." <jfessler@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
news:x_4_b.26245$%d3.2396167@twister.southeast.rr. com...
> Thanks Dan, for presenting some factual input.
>
> It's easy for an individual driver in any given situation, in this case a
> GS-R vs RSX, to draw conclusions based on a given encounter.
>
> Maybe the guy you were racing that day wasn't interested in (or capable

of)
> driving at the level you were at that moment. Doesn't mean the other car

or
> driver wasn't necessarily up to the task, it simply just didn't happen at
> that time.
>
> Styling is purely preferential, as is the car as a total package. Granted,
> these cars are sport driving oriented, but an intelligent buyer spending
> this kind of money (at least one in my income bracket), is interested in
> more than that last 0.01 g of performance.
>
> Jack
>
>
> "Dan H" <none@none.net> wrote in message
> news:r%YZb.1582$Bb5.241@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > Here are some facts.... the RSX Type-S has 2.0L 200 hp and 142 lbs-ft

> torque
> > at 2778 lbs, which is 13.4 lb/hp while the 94-00 GS-R has 1.8L 170Hp and

> 128
> > lbs-ft torque at 2667 lbs which is 15.7lb/hp. The RSX Type S has a

weight
> > to horsepower advantage over the Integra GS-R which is shown in

published
> > 0-60 and 1/4 mile times. So the RSX Type S is faster than the GS-R

though
> > the GS-R is faster than the base model RSX which has 160 hp and 141

lbs-ft
> > torque at 2721 lbs (manual transmision) giving 17 lbs/hp.
> >
> > As far as suspensions are concerned, remember both Porshe and BMW use

> front
> > struts with pretty decent results.
> >
> > Later,
> >
> > Dan
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Paul S" <paperboy@accesscomm.ca> wrote in message
> > news:c16bp8$tuo$1@news.chatlink.com...
> > > What is faster, the Integra GS-R or the RSX?
> > >
> > > Paul

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 22 Feb 2004, 11:26 pm
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OK, I still think I like the looks of the Integra is better or was than the
RSX, my friends don't think so, but I do.
As for suspension comparing with BMW and Porsche, please keep in mind they
are German cars and rear wheel drive with 50/50 weight distribution, not
exactly comparing apples and apples.
I am not so sure how the reliability of these cars compare to Honda products
but I know one thing for sure, you can not beat German engineered cars when
it comes to performance.
I did test drive the 325 before buying the RSX but I decided to go with the
RSX because I find the Acuras here in Canada offering a lot more for the
money and the BMW to be way over priced not to mention the insurance rate on
them is a killer.

Tony

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> Agree.
>
> "Jack W. Fessler, Jr." <jfessler@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:x_4_b.26245$%d3.2396167@twister.southeast.rr. com...
> > Thanks Dan, for presenting some factual input.
> >
> > It's easy for an individual driver in any given situation, in this case

a
> > GS-R vs RSX, to draw conclusions based on a given encounter.
> >
> > Maybe the guy you were racing that day wasn't interested in (or capable

> of)
> > driving at the level you were at that moment. Doesn't mean the other car

> or
> > driver wasn't necessarily up to the task, it simply just didn't happen

at
> > that time.
> >
> > Styling is purely preferential, as is the car as a total package.

Granted,
> > these cars are sport driving oriented, but an intelligent buyer spending
> > this kind of money (at least one in my income bracket), is interested in
> > more than that last 0.01 g of performance.
> >
> > Jack
> >
> >
> > "Dan H" <none@none.net> wrote in message
> > news:r%YZb.1582$Bb5.241@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > > Here are some facts.... the RSX Type-S has 2.0L 200 hp and 142 lbs-ft

> > torque
> > > at 2778 lbs, which is 13.4 lb/hp while the 94-00 GS-R has 1.8L 170Hp

and
> > 128
> > > lbs-ft torque at 2667 lbs which is 15.7lb/hp. The RSX Type S has a

> weight
> > > to horsepower advantage over the Integra GS-R which is shown in

> published
> > > 0-60 and 1/4 mile times. So the RSX Type S is faster than the GS-R

> though
> > > the GS-R is faster than the base model RSX which has 160 hp and 141

> lbs-ft
> > > torque at 2721 lbs (manual transmision) giving 17 lbs/hp.
> > >
> > > As far as suspensions are concerned, remember both Porshe and BMW use

> > front
> > > struts with pretty decent results.
> > >
> > > Later,
> > >
> > > Dan
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Paul S" <paperboy@accesscomm.ca> wrote in message
> > > news:c16bp8$tuo$1@news.chatlink.com...
> > > > What is faster, the Integra GS-R or the RSX?
> > > >
> > > > Paul
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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