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Old 10-09-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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advice on which is a good a buy??

which is a better buy acura rsx or a honda si? i was thinking too about the acura rsx type s, thanks guys
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Is it the 06 gen SI? And which gen is the RSX? The 02-05 DC5 differed from the 05-06 DC5 a bit. But generally speaking, I would personally go for the RSX, it's a good DD as well as a track toy
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Its 06 gen for si, and i guess 05-08 rsx. Im still weighing in the pros and cons for both, and ive heard too that they have the same engine. I dont mnow if thats anywhere close. Thanks
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out of those two i would say the Si...

why not the TSX?
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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I havent looked at tsx yet i might consider it thanks
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #6
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Tsx is a 4 door car, I'm pretty sure he's interested in a 2 door. Also they stopped making the rsx in 06.

If we're talking about the si vs the rsx (not type s), I would def get the si. The regular rsx only has 160 horses where as the other two have 200 (05-06 has 210). If leather and heated seats is your thing, the rsx type s comes with it stock where the si is a lot harder to find those kind of options.

Its hard to find a type s that has low mileage or stock. I was really looking into getting one before but decided to stick with my d17 civic lol...

Imo id get the type s over the si, be a little different and the interior is nicer imo. Too much plastic in the 8th gen civics.
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Is it the 06 gen SI? And which gen is the RSX? The 02-05 DC5 differed from the 05-08 DC5 a bit. But generally speaking, I would personally go for the RSX, it's a good DD as well as a track toy
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WTF are you talking about? 1st gen RSX is 02-04, 2nd gen is 05-06
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WTF are you talking about? 1st gen RSX is 02-04, 2nd gen is 05-06


OT: Time to redeem myself :P. They don't have the exact same engine. The Civic Si uses the K20Z3 whereas the RSX uses the K20A2 - The RSX has 200hp @ 7000 RPM whereas the Si has 197 @ 7800 RPM, not that this really matters but yeah, 3 HP more

Also, I was looking at a few RSX's on classifieds myself and many of the type S's are NOT clean. They're in shady as fuck dealerships with chrome rims and a weird body kit.
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Tsx is a 4 door car, I'm pretty sure he's interested in a 2 door. Also they stopped making the rsx in 06.

If we're talking about the si vs the rsx (not type s), I would def get the si. The regular rsx only has 160 horses where as the other two have 200 (05-06 has 210). If leather and heated seats is your thing, the rsx type s comes with it stock where the si is a lot harder to find those kind of options.

Its hard to find a type s that has low mileage or stock. I was really looking into getting one before but decided to stick with my d17 civic lol...

Imo id get the type s over the si, be a little different and the interior is nicer imo. Too much plastic in the 8th gen civics.
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yah im looking for a 2door although considering 4. and i did my search on rsx and theyre high mileage and only few are type s with low mileage, but then again it looks really good! si looks great too though and it has low mileage compare to type s
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i vote SI for finding parts easier .
civics are awesome.
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Civic si cause I own one
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #12
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RSX-S cuz I own one

I'm not sure about the Civic Si (because none of my frds drive the Si), but for the RSX (standard) they are known to have 2nd gear grind and 3rd gear pop out.
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If you're comparing the si to the non type-s rsx then definitely the si.

I had an 02 RSX before I bought my 06 si and I like the si way better.
The si also has more room in the rear for passengers, all my friends used to hate sitting in my rsx because there was no room for them
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Is insurance for an RSX bad? Kinda want one for a DD but hearing insurance is killer
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I asked for the insurance quotes for both RSX-S and Civic Si, the amount difference is about $18 dollars.
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'06+ Si has LSD right? If so, I'd go with the Si.
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try it both and see which one you like
rsx type s do not have lsd but use throttle linkage to control throttle
civic si have lsd but has this Drive-by-Wire Throttle Control.
An electronic Drive-by-Wire throttle control system helps enhance the driving character of the Civic Si.
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I have a 02 RSX-S. I have to say it's a really great car. However, if you really want LSD, get the SI.

The interior of the RSX is also more directed towards the driver. e.g. the instrument panels, radio etc faces towards you. A BIG PLUS!!


The only con about this car would be the alarm system. If you do get a RSX, I recommend getting an aftermarket alarm. These cars are easy to break into. Maybe the SI would be better.

However, if you really want the SI, you should look towards the CSX-S version instead. The minor details are what will really make you decide which is better.
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i would say the si cus civic XD and good fuel mileage/ i would say looks better than the rsx unless its a type R looking rsx
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Civic Si. Easier to find, and cheaper to work on than an RSX type s.
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i would say the si cus civic XD and good fuel mileage/ i would say looks better than the rsx unless its a type R looking rsx
"Type R looking rsx"

There is also a pretty big size difference in the cars. Never driven an rsx, but sat in both, and the rsx is pretty small I felt.
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