Exterior

Wheelbase 101.20 in.
Overall Length 172.40 in.
Overall Height 54.90 in.
Track Front 58.50 in.
Track Rear 58.50 in.
Ground Clearance 5.40 in.

Interior

Standard Seating 4
Front Headroom 37.80 in.
Front Legroom 43.10 in.
Front Shoulder Room 52.60 in.
Front Hip Room 51.10 in.
Rear Legroom 29.20 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 51.30 in.
Rear Hip Room 46.20 in.
Cargo Volume 16.00 cu.ft.
Passenger Volume 81.00 cu.ft.

Transmission

Transmission-short 6M
Transmission-long 6-Speed Manual

Suspension

Front Spring Type Coil
Front Suspension Ind
Rear Spring Type Coil
Rear Suspension Ind

Wheels

Alloy Wheels Std.
Wheelbase 101.20 in.

Tires

Tires 215/45R17
Turning Diameter 38.10 in.
Number Reviews 112
Average raiting 4.8
tt
2008-04-29 06:44

I absolutely love this car. I put on 30000+ miles annually and not the first problem with how it runs. Handles fantastic. Great pickup for a 4 banger. I've had no problems other than the cd player died at 80K miles but is easily replaced. Love the bose system otherwise. Overall, good stock system. Car very comfortable. Gets a lot of attention.

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
Jymmijamez76
2008-04-21 21:14

I have had this car about 2 months now, and it just begs to be rev'd to 8k. Handling is very good, suspension needs to be tweaked a little if driving at high speeds. Loads of after market and online support. Really reminds me of the old CRXs, with some modern features and comforts. Leather seats are very supportive and comfortable. Bose System is great, plays my old Miami BASS cds and sounds great considering the small sub.

Average raiting - 4.6
comfort: 4    interior: 4    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
laurent reze
2008-03-05 15:30

It's a super little car. So far very reliable IF you do not mind stiff shifting, average comfort, noises from everywhere and especially from engine over 3500 rpm. It's a small sport car for road and speed lovers!

Average raiting - 4.5
comfort: 4    interior: 4    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
lovetodrive7
2007-09-10 04:01

If you liked the prelude SI you will love this car. It builds upon and improves on everything that made the prelude (back in its day) fun and special to drive. Great handling in the mountains, fun to drive, and suitable as a daily driver. Engine and 6-spd transmission add to the enjoyment. Much more fun to drive than the Accord EX coupe.

Average raiting - 4.6
comfort: 4    interior: 4    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
dendron
2006-09-03 04:14

What a shame Acura has decided to discontinue this model beyond 2006! The RSX -- especially the Type-S -- is major bang for the buck. Grab one before they're gone. I owned a 2002 Type-S, which I loved, until the refinements of the 2005-06 were introduced... then I had to trade. My 2005 is a noticeable improvement over the earlier varsion. A very nice blend of luxury, economy, and performance for under $25K. Several reviewers have complained about the rough ride. This is primarily due to the crappy Michelin touring (M+S) tires Acura shackles this car with from the factory. An upgrade to a set of oversized General UHP summer tires TOTALLY transformed this car for me. BIG difference!

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
NHTSA Recall Number:  06E064000
Recall Date:  17 July 2006

SUMMARY
CERTAIN TRADESONIC COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

CONSEQUENCE
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

REMEDY
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO TRADESONIC AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS." CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA Recall Number:  06E023000
Recall Date:  13 March 2006

SUMMARY
CERTAIN ANZO COMBINATION HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS WHICH FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

CONSEQUENCE
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

REMEDY
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES MANUFACTURED BY ANZO AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Cost

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