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jav8or Jul 8, 6:20am - #218753 

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drove an rsx-s for the first time

well since the gts is my first manual experience as a daily driver, i can honestly say that the two cars feel completely different.
there is definetly a lot more room on the inside and you also sit a lot higher than you would in a celica.
the transmission was also very differnt, from the smoothness of shifting to the feather light clutch. when i was shifting gears, i wasnt completely sure i was even IN gear.
i honestly ( and obviously ) feel that the celica was more for me.
it has a slighty more rugged and sportier feel to it
from the notchy but reassuring shifter to the extreme push of VVTL-I
i can honestly say that besides Performance, these cars are completely different
p.s. some of you may not care, but i though it would be intresting to post something about these two cars other than Performance

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gtscelica05 Jul 8, 6:22am - #218754 
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Steven Jul 8, 6:29am - #218755 
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i have driven stock rsx-s and i/h/e/hondata rsx-s and i got to say that it is a hell of a car.
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stefanoc Jul 8, 6:31am - #218756 

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rsx-s seems to be more driver friendly with the soft clutch and very friendly and smooth shifting. overall, like ive said a lot before, acura is more sporty-luxury while the celica is just sport-aggressive both looks and Performance wise
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clockwork Jul 8, 6:52am - #218757 

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both cars are nice thumbsup the rsx definitley has the engine advantage just because of aftermarket support

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ravertony Jul 8, 5:15pm - #218758 
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i love the soft clutch and smooth shifting on the type-s, plus their launch is nice thumbsup
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jav8or Jul 8, 5:53pm - #218759 

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^^i agree completely, its just that i wasnt even sure if i was in gear, other than that everything was real nice.
when vtec engaged it wasnt a radical swithch over but more of a linear pull.
still in love with the gts though grin
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ragingpaseo Jul 8, 7:02pm - #218760 
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so you're saying the i-vtec isn't like the vvtl-i whereas it jumps rather it pulls harder???
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Vampyre Jul 8, 7:14pm - #218761 

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... the eternal battle of VTEC engined cars vs. the rest.

Going off topic but I think VTEC is over rated, the 2zz-ge engine is definitely technology advanced to the VTEC engine, which is why it's just like the I-VTEC which I rarely hear anything about.. what's with that?

Can't say I have any interest in the Type-S, kind of ugly/boring, interior is not so hot (cheap leather too,) it sits heigh and as I've said a million times.. I had what was allegidly the best FWD production car on the market (ITR) and traded it for the GTS thumbsup ITR, Type-S and GTS would be driver races so they all have their pro's and should fair nicely against one another.

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jav8or Jul 8, 7:21pm - #218762 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
so you're saying the i-vtec isn't like the vvtl-i whereas it jumps rather it pulls harder???

i-vtec seems to be just a little bit more linerar than
vvtl-i
again it just depends on what you like, both cars perform pretty much the same but there styles are almost completely different
from the interior to the exterior its kinda luxury vs. kinda sporty thumbsup

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xxmonkeyboixx Jul 8, 11:17pm - #218763 

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ive driven my friends rsx and my back started hurting after 15 mins...

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Grover Jul 9, 5:43pm - #218764 

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The RSX-S is a sweet car. I drove one extensively before going with the GTS. Altho you could mod the RSX more, I just felt the Celi was more of a true sports car. Cant' put to words.. just the feeling. Lower, handled better.. you always knew you were in a sports car.

The other thing about the GTS i liked (which is actully a double edged sword) is that it is MUCH more DIFFICULT to drive! The RSX is pretty straight forward in terms of shifting, where the GTS takes talent to hit each shift in lift. (not just a few RPM below, but in FULL LIFT!!)

To me, that in itelf makes the GTS a sportier car. It seperates the boys from the men sortuv speak!

Unfortunately, this can work against the Celi driver if your racing an RSX-S.. if you don't hit lift on shifts, and the RSX driver knows what they are doing, you don't stand much of a chance.
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gearSHIFTx Jul 9, 5:50pm - #218765 

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Celica thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup RSX thumbsdown. An aquantice ruined the RSX forever...
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2003cbgts Jul 10, 4:53am - #218766 

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kevin2 Jul 10, 5:13am - #218767 
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Celica all the way thumbsup thumbsup I actually got a thumbsdown from a guy who drove a 2002 civic lx and the guy was laughing too thumbsdown What a fool he was! the other day a guy in an rsx not type s drove pass me...look over and laugh...thinking that he got a nicer car. I ignore the fool beside traffice was horrible thumbsdown

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Chelica815 Jul 10, 5:20am - #218768 
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Originally Posted by kevin
Celica all the way thumbsup thumbsup I actually got a thumbsdown from a guy who drove a 2002 civic lx and the guy was laughing too thumbsdown What a fool he was! the other day a guy in an rsx not type s drove pass me...look over and laugh...thinking that he got a nicer car. I ignore the fool beside traffice was horrible thumbsdown


They just pass by and laugh at you? That's pretty jacked up!

I dunno what the hell is up with folks. I see a beat up ass car and I don't pull up next to him and laugh at his ass.

Rude asses!

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jav8or Jul 11, 2:09am - #218769 

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Originally Posted by Grover

The RSX-S is a sweet car. I drove one extensively before going with the GTS. Altho you could mod the RSX more, I just felt the Celi was more of a true sports car. Cant' put to words.. just the feeling. Lower, handled better.. you always knew you were in a sports car.

The other thing about the GTS i liked (which is actully a double edged sword) is that it is MUCH more DIFFICULT to drive! The RSX is pretty straight forward in terms of shifting, where the GTS takes talent to hit each shift in lift. (not just a few RPM below, but in FULL LIFT!!)

To me, that in itelf makes the GTS a sportier car. It seperates the boys from the men sortuv speak!

Unfortunately, this can work against the Celi driver if your racing an RSX-S.. if you don't hit lift on shifts, and the RSX driver knows what they are doing, you don't stand much of a chance.

my feelings exactly

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jspecstarz Jul 11, 7:32pm - #218770 

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but all i hear is smacktalking in here.. have you guys actually drove the car?
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Subarashi Jul 11, 7:45pm - #218771 

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jav8or, Steven, ravertony, Grover, and xxmonkeyboixx have driven it.

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CaLiGTS Jul 11, 8:16pm - #218772 

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I give the rsx s a thumbsdown

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Polykarb Jul 12, 5:57am - #218773 

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we'll just put it this way. All honda cars are made to be "Driver Friendly" - this is there new image of sorts. Like the Si, it went to a solid car to a waste of money. The new Integra's (RSX), went from formidable sport compact to driver friendly.

The older VTEC engines (H22, B Series, so on..) are way more expandable than the newer(K series) ones, who gives the new Si a 6,800rpm redline? Unlike the older ones (1999-2001) that had a B16 in it that had a 8,000rpm redline.

Like stated before, Honda's are "Driver Friendly" and lack the sportyness - unlike the S2000 when honda started to get smart -.

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stefanoc Jul 12, 6:10am - #218774 

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as for kevin, the guy in the rsx that passed by you and just laughed is nothing but a loser. he doesnt know shit about a celica. does he think he drives a faster car than a celica? he can kiss ur ass, a celica is harder to drive than an rsx. celica was out before the rsx and still manages to keep up with it, celica is the pimp while the rsx is the pimptress lol.
as for real talk, they are both really nice cars. you cant talk shit about any of them cz both have their advantages. you cant say that you hate the rsx shifting, its smooth as hell and thats kinda good. gotta respect both of them, but i prefer celica bcz like someone else said, it is more "true racecar"
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DiabloGTS Jul 12, 12:27pm - #218775 

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I don't care for the smooth shifting and soft clutch. Seems more like a luzury car to me.

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RSXS Jul 12, 1:55pm - #218776 

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Originally Posted by Polykarb
we'll just put it this way. All honda cars are made to be "Driver Friendly" - this is there new image of sorts. Like the Si, it went to a solid car to a waste of money. The new Integra's (RSX), went from formidable sport compact to driver friendly.

The older VTEC engines (H22, B Series, so on..) are way more expandable than the newer(K series) ones, who gives the new Si a 6,800rpm redline? Unlike the older ones (1999-2001) that had a B16 in it that had a 8,000rpm redline.

Like stated before, Honda's are "Driver Friendly" and lack the sportyness - unlike the S2000 when honda started to get smart -.

LONG LIVE THE CELICA


The newer engines have much more potential than the B-series as the aftermarket further developes. Attaining 230+whp isn't too hard with a K20A2 N/A, with Toda's N2 kit.

The reason for the lower rideline is because of the greater displacement. In a B16, you need a higher redline to make horsepower, but the downside is that you don't have much torque. With the newer Si, the 2.0L engine doesn't need high revs compared to the b16 to make that 160hp.
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jav8or Jul 13, 1:35am - #218777 

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for some reason most of my friends with hondas (ie two 2003 si's and one 2002 rsx-s) say the new k series transmission sux ( not me ). all three of them have the second gear grind problem.
thats all i really know about the k series confused

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CsGTS Jul 13, 7:20am - #218778 
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Originally Posted by jspecstarz
but all i hear is smacktalking in here.. have you guys actually drove the car?



dude your in a website called Everything Celica.com , come on bro the Celica is OG while the RSX is Wuzz like more appealing to some fag interior designer
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boydevious Jul 13, 8:43am - #218779 

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