I got this car in January 2006 at the age of 16 and I am now 26. In the 9 1/2 years that I've been driving this car, it hasn't once given me a problem. I honestly can't imagine ever finding a better car after this one's life runs out, and my heart will be broken when that day comes. One of the reviewers claimed that this car handles poorly on wet roads, but I disagree. I'd have to say that was either driver error or the quality of the tires. I've driven this car in the snow plenty of times with no issues either. It's a shame Acura discontinued the RSX after 2006. If you're looking to buy one, do it! There's not many of them left now.
I took delivery of a brand new satin-silver RSX (5-sp manual) at the end of March 2004. I have around 75,000 miles on it already. This car carves up highway on-ramps like a knife! 65-80 MPH acceleration is accomplished with authority. It's definitely what I expected, and then some! In stop-and-go traffic, it steers go-cart quick! Driven in a manner to not attract the attention of the local constabulary, it's calm, cool & collected. (These comments are coming from a guy who just got plain BORED with the family CAMRY. My wife is perfectly satisfied with that car.) In looking for something sporty, I needed a fair amount of utility. With the seats folded and the privacy cover removed, it can swallow a folded 3hp lawnmower - EASY! I don't plan to make a habit out of that, but it's nice to know that the utility is definitely there. The fuel economy in mixed driving was observed at 32-33 MPG! LOVE IT!!! I've been using a full synthetic oil the entire time. With no bodyside moldings on the accessory list, I am forced to be really careful where I park this puppy. Reliability is EXCELLENT!
I own the 2004 RSX Type S. I bought this car to force myself to learn how to drive a manual transmission. This was awesome since the cluth is very forgiving. This car made me LOVE driving only standards. It manuvers in and out of traffic like a dream. It accellerates amazingly well. I only blame this car for making be so bored when driving automatics! It didnt get a perfect 5 from me because anyone who is riding in the back will feel EVERY little bump and turn and it is quite small. You'd have to be no taller than 5 ft tall to be comfortable back there. I love love love this car!