2006 Acura RSX User Reviews

2006 Acura RSX Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 41 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 18 reviews
"handling" 17 reviews
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"power" 15 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"tires" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews

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a_tuner2be writes:
2006 Acura RSX Coupe Review
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4

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Great looks, handling, fuel economy.

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Not a lot of hp, back seats, cargo space.

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Great Looks! Great Ride! Little Power.... — I bought my 2006 RSX base model in excellent condition for $11,500 with a few cosmetic upgrades on it. I get 28mpg city/31mpg highway. This car handles great and is a smooth ride, however speed bumps and pot holes rattle the car even only at 5 mph. It can climb up to a pretty good spread but 165 hp just isn't enough for a sporty looking car in my opinion. The automatic adjust mirrors, push-to-start, cruise control, great speakers, and sunroof are great cosmetic features. Mine comes with a slap-stick manual option on my transmission but just isn't the same as a good old fashioned standard that the type S comes with. It can take sharp turns well and acceptation is good for what you're working with. The blind spots scan be tricky but aren't terrible. No room in back seats for passengers to sit comfortably especially on the center seat where there is a hump that'll put your passengers head against the roof. A fun car to have with a sporty look/feel but a luxury ride at the same time.191*** miles and not a single issue yet.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ladagosta writes:
2006 Acura RSX Coupe w/ 5-spd and Leather Review
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5

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gas mileage handling body style, moon roof, heated mirrors in the winter are great, leather interior is a bonus not sure how it looks with cloth but i can imagine not as sleek and sharp as the leather interior.

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i cant think of any really love this car through and through but i did sort of love my integra as old and dingy as it was .. i could count on it every day and twice on sunday.. same with my RSX

ladagosta
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Clean And Clear — I would certainly recommend this car to everyone super MPG's repairs aren't too bad and i haven't had too many to think about outside of replacing the oil pressure switch the first week i owned it.. i haven't had to do too much replaced tires battery and that is about it and of course oil changes and general maintenance a very reliable car and one with a lot of spunk and style too

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tony writes:
2006 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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a ton of fun

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if your a baby about cold leather

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Awesome — great car only thing it was missing was heated since especially since it was leather interior. 6 speed manual transmission was a plus. 6 disc in dash cd player was nice to have. but buying wheels and tires was a little pricey.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Steve writes:
2006 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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Fun to drive, fairly practical, and solid overall.

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The car has too many comprimises and was expensive when it was made.

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Good For What It Is. — The car is great overall. It's a solid performer for it's model year, but in general it just doesn't keep up with today's sport compacts. The factory tires are just not up to the task, and the lack of a limited slip differential really hampers cornering and overall grip. The car is solid through and through although the gearbox does come with some nagging issues that i never would expect out of Honda. Appearance-wise, the a-spec kit is a little much, but its functional and does make the car look a bit more aggresive. The car has a great aftermarket...but only if you're willing to shell out the cash. Budget options all pretty much suck. However as a daily driver I definitely couldn't ask for anything better.

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Lisa writes:
2006 Acura RSX Coupe Review
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luxury, gas mileage, build quality, performance

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turning radius, sound system, maintenance can be pricey

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Versatile Sports Coupe W/ Exceptional Refinement — This care easily cruises at 70-80 on the freeway, and I'm glad I have to reign in the speed, rather than always prod it to go faster. Acceleration, braking, and handling are very good, but not stellar. When I get in, the seat seems to hug my form and I appreciate all the sleek, sexy details incorporated into design of the interior. I also like the understated elegance of the exterior. Thus far, I haven't needed any repairs. Once I had to reset the power window auto-down button. But, that's about it. You can fit an ungodly amount of stuff in this car when you fold the seats down and use the hatchback feature. It also gets great gas mileage! I'm averaging about 28 to 31 now. This car fits my personality and I anticipate enjoying it for many years to come. I only wish it had a better stereo system and an auxiliary port for my iPhone 3G.

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David writes:
2006 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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Fun to drive, Good gas mileage, Sporty, Great looks, Great handling

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Slow to accel, rough ride on bad roads, 3rd gear problem

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The Rsx-s — Acceleration's a bit low, but it's a very smooth ride on great roads. It has a problem with the third gear, not being able to stay in gear immediately after you shift. Appearance is great. Decent gas mileage, doesn't need tons of maintenance, just synthetic oil every five thousand miles. This car is amazing to drive; you'll love taking corners and curves! I would recommend this car to any Japanese car fan, who loves to drive actively.

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Ryan writes:
2006 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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Quick, Sharp Looking, Fun 8300 rpm redline, and 31 mpg highway

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8300 redline isn't fun in city driving, and ride comfort isn't great

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Economy Car With Ferrari Dreams — Leave it to Honda to make a car that gets 28/31 mpg, goes 0-60 in under 7 seconds, and can dance with an STi through a slalom. On back roads this car is a blast, i've never flogged a car this hard, and my tires show it. Even when this car comes undone in a corner, all you have to do is either let off the gas on stomp on the gas to save it, it's miraculous. On the highway, the big gears in it allow for smooth passing even in 6th gear. However thanks to the hard suspension and short wheelbase, it is really a rough ride.

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Brett writes:
2006 Acura RSX Coupe Review
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4

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Looks, reliability, leather heated seats

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Gutless, front wheel drive

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It's An Acura — Bought it new on somewhat of an impulse buy, I did fall in love with it when I first got it but soon realized what I could have got for the same price. So far mechanically the car has been perfect, I have been pretty hard on it and it takes the abuse well. Build quality is good, handling is quite good for a front wheel drive car. The car sounds nice for a 4banger but is somewhat gutless, however I couldn’t justify paying the extra 6 grand for the type S. All in all it’s a very good daily driver, looks sharp and it was bought new so I really can't complain.

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rudysutherland writes:
2006 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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5

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Great car all around.

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Rough suspension.

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Love It! — Nothing can be said bad about this car, if you can find one - buy it! However, if you have kids or are looking for a smooth ride; this car is not for you. The back-seat is small and the car has sports suspension.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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triadautosolutions writes:
2006 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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Has plenty of power when needed. 28 MPG on highway is great. Nothing really goes wrong has a timing chain. Only thing I have done to the car in a year is changed the oil like i should.  Bose speakers are great. 210 Hp so it goes when you bring it to vtec before that it is quiet.

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Small back seat, but that is expected on a sports car. Takes premium, but thats also expected.

triadautosolutions
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Car Is My Favorite Car I Have Ever Driven That Is Reasonably Priced For The Power And Reliability. — I love how well the car handles and drives and can be easily modified to make more power. The suspension is great not to bumpy but still sticks to the road great. And this car definitely has the looks that everyone is looking for in a car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Acura RSX Reviews

My Baby By mia_post24

Had my rsx for years now and would most likely never give it up as this model is discontinued. Love the bucket seats, leather but most importantly Ive never had to worry about any mechanical problems.... Read More

Impressive By ferguson12

over all i enjoyed having and driving this car. it had power where i needed it, it was reliable, and the handling seemed to have no end. this car amazed me and exceeded my expectations minus the lack ... Read More

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2004 Acura RSX Reviews

I Love To Drive This Car! By Badger446124

This is great daily driver,great gas milage,and it has his and hers sport shifter,it has give me no trouble and is very dependable,its security system is a little sensitive but it was well worth the m... Read More

Excellent Craftmanship By Badger446124

The best car ive ever had.it has had zero problems,just regular stuff,it runs strong and handles like a dream,gas milage improved to 33 mpg with cold air kit.kenwood sound system with navigator make i... Read More

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2003 Acura RSX Reviews

I Love This Car, But Its Time For Me To Get A Sedan. By Hern2116

I love this car and would recommend it to any one who wants to have fun and go fast. It is good on gas and is very easily modified to be a great racing car or show car. It is very versatile and doesn'... Read More

Great Sporty Car By Larry

I have seen a lot of reviews on the RSX type S the major complaints seem to be the 6 speed transmission, shifting and grinding. My car had this similar problem when I purchased it. I changed trans flu... Read More

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2002 Acura RSX Reviews

Neck Turner By graterolrandy25

I definitely like the fact that it is a Honda or acura I like the fact that is a popular car overall and it defenitely looks really nice when driving it wherever you go. Absoultely one of a kind thank... Read More

Fun Track Car By coryrsx

great car to go drive fast in. the 6 speed manual transmission is great and the 200 horsepower engine puts so mush power out of the front tires. the handling on the corners is great and the power out ... Read More

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