2006 Acura RSX Type-S Review – Watch CNET’s Video Review

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The good: power production from engine; superior handling; sound system.

The bad: front-drive dartiness; lack of offerings; vestigial rear

The bottom line: The Acura RSX makes the most of its technologically engine, but it lacks gadgetry in the

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Honda’s intelligent i-VTEC system the engine in the 2006 Acura RSX feel as though it conjures out of nowhere. With its ability to many engine operations a wide range of engine i-VTEC takes an otherwise car and makes it a treat to drive. performance doesn’t come at the of comfort, however, since the RSX retains the light controls, the seating, and the good visibility of its

The aggressive aspects of this RSX’s exterior styling are not and the tasteful restraint continues with de rigueur metallic among the quality materials. The are well executed throughout, and the RSX Type-S’s entry-level status a lack of gadgets, its tenure as a of the small-displacement tuner set ensures performance will always first. Given that the of entry for the Type-S is just few drivers will feel

When you’re sitting in the racing-style seats of the 2006 RSX Type-S, there’s little as to the car’s intended purpose. black-on-white main gauges zeroes in the six-o’clock position, a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering with inviting bulges on the and an aluminum shift knob on the stick mark the RSX as a driver’s The secondary controls are simple to and the central area housing cants toward the driver enough for this welcome to be noticeable.

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Sadly, the six-CD in-dash stereo mounted in the center is notable only for its dated of a motorized player for something a cassette tape . Its best use now be for an MP3 player with a cassette since the stereo provides no audio input. The mostly rear seats, which to be one of the few items carried over the original 1986 Integra intact, might make a delete option.

The moonroof and switches, also reminiscent of the Integra in their look and to the left of the steering column, can The Type-S neatly packages its subwoofer in the center of the space-saver wheel.

This strange rectangular under the stereo display can a cassette adapter for an MP3 player.

the Acura projects a somewhat provocative message, but it doesn’t its sporting pretensions. Especially the 17-inch alloys standard on the (16 inches on the base car), the RSX has an stance and a look of chunky Acura has gradually rounded off the RSX/Integra’s squared-off corners and creases, but it maintains the suggestion of a in the latest model by steadily the body-contour line front to

Body-colored rocker-panel inserts and a rear spoiler provide subtle but suggestive cues.

is taut and precise, and while the RSX follow road imperfections acceleration, it is among the best-handling cars we’ve driven.

A front strut-tower brace an already stiff chassis, and the weighted variable-assist steering the RSX right where you want it. The RSX right at home on undulating and roads, and running the i-VTEC through its 8,000rpm paces corners never gets

The heart and soul of the 2006 RSX Type-S are its engine and transmission. The system with Variable Control (VTC) manipulates timing and lift via a regular two-stage camshaft; it also oil pressure and allows variable position for a range of adjustability.

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