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Author Tuan
Categories RSX
Create Date January 13, 2002 03:29
Last Update April 15, 2002 22:59
Introduction

07/24/01

I was able to make it to Austin's only Acura dealership earlier last week to see the recently release Acura RSX Type-S. A special thanks to Jack, Tim, and Mark of David McDavid Acura for allowing me to spend some time with the RSX Type-S they had. Unfortunately, they had 18" wheels on the car so I decided not to do a test drive of it. The different wheels and tires would change the handling and acceleration characteristics from stock too much. I will have to work something else out to drive a completely stock Type-S.

Editorial: We have been trying for the last 2 years to get Honda Press Relations to give us access to a Press car to do our own instrumented testing and evaluation. We currently rely on test drives at dealerships to get initial impressions. Since the cars at dealerships are to be sold to customers, we do not want to do any pure acceleration and performance evaluation using our Vericom test equipment. We hope to change this in the future and hopefully Honda PR can see the value in allowing The Temple of VTEC to do a thorough review of new cars for our readers.

As the owner of a '94 Integra GS-R, I was highly anticipating the Integra replacement. It has been 8 car model years, since the G3 Integra exploded onto the import car scene. The G3 Integra has been the benchmark for its class. Thousands of people bought the G3 Integra for its great blend of performance, handling, reliability, and utility. Let's see if Honda can hit another home run with the RSX Type-S.

For this review, I will initially start with various parts of the car and make comments on them. Some items are very small, but I'd thought that Honda/Acura fans like us would want to know every aspect of the car.

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