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Well.....? I have been seeing a lot of "used" but "new" less than 20k mile Acura RSX Type-S's on ebay for sale for about the price of a new SpecV. The RSX already gets one point(1) from me for being a "honda", it gets another point(2) for being faster, it gets another(3) for interior design -seats-dash-shifter-leather, its lighter(4), its a 2 door 4 seater(5) Well.....?


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Um.....a couple of counterpoints.....

1) The RSX-S is NOT lighter than the Spec V. They are almost identical. The base weight for both is around 2740lbs, and with typical options both sit at 2800lbs.

2) While the RSX S IS ultimately faster, the Spec V DOES have a more flexible engine (far more low end grunt), which factors in VERY nicely for autocross and track events (not so much in a staight line).

3) The interior......well everyone has their own opinion, but have you ever sat in a Spec V? The seats are VERY nice (almost as good as my B13), and things are actually pretty ergonomic and easy to use.

4) The Spec V WILL outhandle the RSX S in stock form (slightly). Not a huge difference, and it doesn't have quite the precision of the Type S due to it's unsophisticated real axle, but it WILL outstick the Acura, and match it under brakes. Combine this with the flexible engine, and you have a nice autocross champ. Not to mention the LSD ;)

Just thought I'd add in a few things.
 

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i own a 03 spec v that ive had for 2 weeks. I love the car. The price was great for the performance aspect, as for reliability in the sentra ill have to wait it out and see. I owned a 01 civic and put alot into it but it just wasnt fast. I would go with the rsx its just a better all around car.
 

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if i wanted one i would have bought one, BITCH
 

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I'd go for a brand new car over even a SLIGHTLY used one anytime. As for performance, the SpecV has often been favorably compared to the old Integra, and should be more than an even match for the RSX down any twisty, with a wilder feel.

I do agree, though, that the RSX is a DAMN sexy car... but 3000 bucks sexier? hmmm...
 

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niky said:
I'd go for a brand new car over even a SLIGHTLY used one anytime. As for performance, the SpecV has often been favorably compared to the old Integra, and should be more than an even match for the RSX down any twisty, with a wilder feel.

I do agree, though, that the RSX is a DAMN sexy car... but 3000 bucks sexier? hmmm...
Way more than 3000. More like 4000-6000.
 

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You have a 93 accord and your calling a neon ugly?
 

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SRT-4s are smokin!
Dude, who cares if its a Neon? I know you certainly wouldnt after you leave an RSX driver his backside in one.....
 

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actually, the SRT 4 and the Spec V have the same appeal... they're both pretty cheap little cars taken waaaay the hell up the power scale...

but i'd prefer the Spec V... way more creature comfort.
 

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You have a 93 accord and your calling a neon ugly?
that's really stupid of you to say. but i suppose "bad taste" is just a matter of opinion. But seriously though, do you know really think neons are "cool" cars?

and dont talk shit about my 4dr family sedan that was built 10 years ago okay, just because its a honda you feel like you gotta say some shit dont you
 

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once again, you will NOT find NEON written ANYWHERE on the srt-4. it is NOT a neon.

And yes, I think the SRT4 is a badass car. It'll smoke your accord, your spec V, your SI, your RSX-S, whatever. All for 19g.
 
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