2006 Acura RSX Base 2.0 from North America


Reliable sporty car with some flaws



General Comments:

After owning an Acura Integra for many years, I thought I would love an upgrade to the Acura RSX. I test drove two RSX's, and decided against buying it (I got a Subaru Impreza 2.5 instead).

Everything seemed good for the RSX on paper - good reliability and fuel economy. As soon as I test drove it, I knew the RSX was not the right car. The automatic trans seems sluggish (compared to the auto trans in my old Integra). The brakes felt mushy and non-linear. I felt they would not stop the car in time (the Integra brakes were great). Steering felt okay, but everyone knows that the RSX has a terrible turning radius.

Worst of all, the cabin of the RSX felt cramped. Too bad, because I really wanted to like this car, and it looks great from the outside.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd March, 2011

11th Sep 2015, 01:56

Obviously the reviewer was describing the base model RSX, which had an automatic tranny, and small discs up front (brakes), and 160hp inline 4 cyl. engine. I own the type S version, which only comes with 6spd. manual tranny, larger discs upfront, and a 201hp inline 4 cyl. engine. There is a world of difference between how the 2 different models drive. That 6spd. shifter is one of the smoothest shifting linkages with short throws. And why would anyone buy a sports car with an automatic, anyway?