very nice looking car. looks like they are gonna have a lot of mods for it that is going to be dealer option. if they have the xB with AEM Cold Air Intake
as a factory option, im sure theyll have it on the tC. the car really looks nice. but this car is competable with the honda civic coupe. it looks better than the civic, performs about the same, even better with a factory supercharger. the gauges and everything inside looks nice and simple clean look. its 5 speed, and it weighs more than the other cars.
overall: good car if you want to drive for fun and look good in it and enjoy it. reliable and worth the money. possible Performance upgrades later on (maybe an engine swap)
very nice car. exterior shape is all smooth with circle headlights with matching tails. interior smooth, clean and simple. very driver friendly. smooth engine, aftermarket part friendly. this car has big aftermarket support that keeps growing. very smooth, driver friendly transmission with smooth shifts. red LED lighting the interior with nice looking gauges. this car is great for people who just want a nice looking coupe, easy to drive, and willing to rev high if they want to. or else its good for others who want to modify it to hell. modify it hardcore to beat people in straight streets or tracks. handles like a tank with a stock front strut bar under the Hood
. weights 2767lbs. and got 200hp(average of 165whp). sporty-luxury.
toyota celica gts:
competitor against the rsx-s. unlike the acuras model, celica's exterior body is all edgy with mean looking headlights and simple tails. the celicas looks just screams aggressiveness especially with the TRD
kit. the car is smaller, shorter than the rsx-s with a bit smaller interior and everything closer to ur hands. interiorwise, everything is put together close to each other. interior is nice with a sporty, aggressive looking steering wheel. celica's shifting is more aggressive and not as friendly as the rsx-s. it is just more hardcore, linkage are close to each other, movements are less, putting it in a gear doesnt feel as smooth as the rsx-s(u feel the gear just going in the right hole on the acura). once you get used to the shifting though, you notice that it is only sportier and more aggressive. when shifting, the celicas rpms drop more than an rsx-s. eventhough the linkage are closer and shorter shift throws, you have to practice to shift quicker. revs upto 8350rpm stock(rsx-s revs up to 8100rpm). the celica engine seems to be more aggressive while the rsx-s is more flexible. rsx-s gets more gains by aftermarket parts and acts more friendly with them(most of them). celica looses less bhp from the drivetrain (from 180 to 160+whp). celica handles way better than an rsx-s without strut bar.
before you buy, you have to answer these questions:
(the tC is not in the same category of these cars)
1- what do you want from the car?
2- what do you want ur car to be good at?
3- do you want ur car to be rare or dont care?
rsx being 2 years old car out on the streets is more than the celica, and if not, people know about it and they dont know about the celica that is 4 years old. do you want to be fast on straight or wut? how bad you wanna modify ur car? if its just the regular mods like Intake
, exhaust and headers, then celica has these. a celica WILL look better if modified. do you want to have more chance to beat people on the streets revving at you or do you want to drive some car that does turns like crazy? there both head turners, different head turners. in my opinion, celica is more of a drivers car, and the rsx-s is more the car. the driver has more control on the celica, better handling, has to shift better and more precise. there both exotic in a way, maybe rsx looks more exotic, but the celica Performance is more exotic: lightweight, good handling, simple, small... i would prefer flying by ppl on turns and not churp and then everyone would be "wtf, is he driving a bike, how can he go this fast?" for me its about Performance handling, controling the car. wut can you do with a car with too much power that handles like shit?(im just saying it in general, but i dont mean that to the rsx)
after reading this, you SHOULD have a decision made.