Pros: "FUN to drive, great handling and high end power"
Cons: "front wheel drive, back seat only for short people"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I absolutely love this car! It's so much fun to drive! So much fun! I can't emphasize how great this is to have in my life. A car that does not suck your life force from your soul and leaves you with a smile? Awesome! Great handling, great high end power, great brakes! PLUS, it's reliability has been amazing, even as the miles have racked up, no (knock on wood) issues! OK, the headlights burn out really fast, but I think that is a part issue, not a vehicle issue ;). The only thing I wish was different was that it would have rear-wheel drive for a little more added fun, but front wheel drive has it's advantages, so it's a minor complaint. I had an 88 RX-7 GTU for several years that was a freaking blast too. This car is on the same level of fun, but just tighter overall. I am short, so it fits me great, tall people should avoid the back seat for sure (no head room), and getting out of the back seat is like being birthed. I will generally let my husband drive and sit in the back of we have someone riding with us."
"This was my first new car, and I love it! The price was good, it is fun to drive and gets very good mileage. I have never had and reliability issues - just keep the oil changed and good tires on it, it's and good to go. Doesn't have all the bells and whistles of higher priced Acuras, but for the price, I can't complain. If I had to find any gripes, it would be that the cup holders are in kind of an awkward position, and that it requires premium gas."
"I bought mine in the fall of 2005 and still look forward to starting the ignition every morning. I've taken her up to 135mph on one occasion and nursed 400 miles out of 12 gallons of gas on another. The Bose sound system and automatic climate control are excellent. The green-tinted glass keeps the black leather from scalding your skin in the summer. And while winding roads are the stuff of fantasies, I cannot emphasize enough how practical it is! With the back seats folded down, there is over 6 feet of depth. I've loaded a queen-sized bed and an end table from Ikea, no problem. Another time, I hauled 3 card tables and 14 folding chairs. I once got tired in the middle of nowhere on a road trip with my girlfriend. We pulled off, put the back seats down, laid down a couple of blankets/pillows and had a very comfortable night. I cannot recommend this car enough!"
Pros: "Quality, stylish, fun to drive, reliable, price"
Cons: "road noise"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned a 2005 Acura RSX since 2007 and it has been the absolute BEST investment. I have had no mechanical issues and only routine maintenance costs. The interior looks like brand new despite baking in the Florida sun on a daily basis, showing the quality of an Acura product. It is a car that I would absolutely buy again if they still were made. It is a shame Acura stopped making this model.
If you are looking for a reliable, stylish and quality vehicle, look no further. This is the one for you!"
Pros: "Handles well, just enough power, reliable."
Cons: "You can't buy a new one anymore."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I have had this car almost 4 years now, I bought it used CPO. I drive it to work and back 100 miles M-F. It is a joy to drive: quick response, great brakes, one of the worlds best 6 speed manual shifters, roomy, and reliable. In 100k miles I have gone through 2 sets of tires, 2 sets of brake pads, 2 headlight bulbs, inumerable oil and filter changes, a few air and cabin filter changes, one alignment and.......that's it!! If every car was like this, many repair shops would go out of business.
Heck, the Acura dealer near me is even reasonable on charges, much more so than the BMW dealer I have to use for the weekend car.
For the fun of it, I took this car to a Porsche Club DE at Roebling Road. It was out-horsepowered on the straights, but I gained on the Porsches and BMWs in the corners. And that was at stock height and on all season street tires. All this car needs is a set of coilovers to lower it 1-2" and some good summer track tires.
Acura, you should bring this car back instead of that astronomically priced NSX that only a few can afford."