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Old 01-06-2013, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Acura RSX?

Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice. In the next 4-5 months I will be needing a new car. I was originally only looking at a 4 door sedan, but, apparently insurance will stay the same with a 2 door. I really like the look of the RSX and am wondering if you think that would be a wise choice for me? I drive an 03 escape and I really would like a car instead + it will be needing a new coil shortly and has 255k on it. I also was looking at the 04 Civic SI but I'm assuming insurance would kill me on a 2 door honda. I love the RSX just wondering if you have any other car suggestions. Mostly city driving, sometimes highway mostly just around town.
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also, can someone tell me why my insurance is cheaper on a type s? does it not have a bigger engine in it?
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The Type-S is considered a sports car, so the base model would be cheaper on ins., plus if it's for mostly city driving, I'd seriously consider getting an automatic. They surely are beautiful cars, though. The Type-S has higher compression pistons; both it and the base have the same engine besides this, I believe, and the same quarter-mile times. You get a six speed in the S, which is sometimes a bitch in city driving. A 5-speed base might be a better option, if you hate auto. I pay $136.XX a month for my '03 Type-S (full coverage) and my '95 Del Sol SI (liability). Of course, my record's perfect and I'm 50 years old, so....Progressive is my provider, fuck Allstate! Check with Progressive.
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thanks for the reply man. people have kinda gotten it in my head that manual is cooler/better for young kids...is there any point in modding automatic cars??
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The RSX is pretty much perfect "out of the box". Suspension/rims/a CAI is all I'm doing/did, so far, to mine. Well, besides a stronger clutch and a lightened flywheel. Put your money in the suspension first. My Honda'a a fucking legal go-cart with the suspension parts I have on it. There's the thing, though: do you want "bling" or driving a 45mph twisty road at 90mph+ with no screech from the tires. I have gold 17' volk mark 5's on the RSX, and they're perfect with the artic blue. Don't lower it if you go with 17's.
Base model automatic's are cool with me...I just don't like the autos' "lag" compared to manual, but I don't have to deal with city type driving too much, so I love the manual.
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The Type-S is considered a sports car, so the base model would be cheaper on ins., plus if it's for mostly city driving, I'd seriously consider getting an automatic. They surely are beautiful cars, though. The Type-S has higher compression pistons; both it and the base have the same engine besides this, I believe, and the same quarter-mile times. You get a six speed in the S, which is sometimes a bitch in city driving. A 5-speed base might be a better option, if you hate auto. I pay $136.XX a month for my '03 Type-S (full coverage) and my '95 Del Sol SI (liability). Of course, my record's perfect and I'm 50 years old, so....Progressive is my provider, fuck Allstate! Check with Progressive.
this is not true.... type S has better cams and dohc vtec... the base has vtec-e on the intake cam like the 05 si(k20a3)... i don't even think their cam degree phasing is the same. i know the type-s does 50 degrees +/- not sure if the base does that. their 1/4 mile times are not the same either... the type s will hit mid 14's with basic boltons and responds much better to mods. the base's vtec-e is for economy and nothing more.

K20A VTEC breakdown

btw i just switched from progressive to geico over progressive like 3 days ago. saved me $30/mo on my car insurance.
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The RSX is pretty much perfect "out of the box". Suspension/rims/a CAI is all I'm doing/did, so far, to mine. Well, besides a stronger clutch and a lightened flywheel. Put your money in the suspension first. My Honda'a a fucking legal go-cart with the suspension parts I have on it. There's the thing, though: do you want "bling" or driving a 45mph twisty road at 90mph+ with no screech from the tires. I have gold 17' volk mark 5's on the RSX, and they're perfect with the artic blue. Don't lower it if you go with 17's.
Base model automatic's are cool with me...I just don't like the autos' "lag" compared to manual, but I don't have to deal with city type driving too much, so I love the manual.
damn you're 50?!?!?
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Where'd this come from?
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idk, i thought you were about 30
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I believe in the "Peter Pan" principal. Haven't checked Geico, but Allstate upped my rate to almost twice of what I'm paying now, (after 20+/- years of
customer "loyalty"/no claims), and this with just liability on both the Honda/Nissan 200 SX SE, which certainly isn't a sports car.
I was just trying to steer the dude in a right direction. Allstate sucks balls. Progressive, even with full coverage on the RSX, is pretty cheap.
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I believe in the "Peter Pan" principal. Haven't checked Geico, but Allstate upped my rate to almost twice of what I'm paying now, (after 20+/- years of
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I was just trying to steer the dude in a right direction. Allstate sucks balls. Progressive, even with full coverage on the RSX, is pretty cheap.
oh i know. it's funny because when i got a quote 1.5 years ago.... geico was the most expensive for me...
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Damn...haven't been here in awhile. I have to post some pics of my beast! ('03 RSX-S). Someone point me....
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