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e_degala Nov 9, 10:31pm - #321978 

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friend got 05 rsx-s

alright, a little background...

my friend used to have a 01 prelude with tanabe exhaust, AEM CAI, coilovers, invader carbon fiber Hood, ww bodykit, ww spoiler, montegi 18" rims.

he then traded it in for a 04 gmc envoy. of course we heckled and ridiculed his ride for the last month.

so, at work today they were saying stuff 'bout his new car. i was like yeah right, but i went out to the parking lot to discover an 05 rsx type s!

went for a ride, seemed pretty quick, but he was shifting prior to 7000rpm and not fully engaging the vtec though. excellent sound system, bose 7 speakers with subwoofer. 2005 rsx type s, 2.0 k-series engine, i-vtec, putting out 210hp, 143lb-ft torque, pretty nice. i did try to persuade him previously to join the celica family, but alas i was unsuccessful.

anyways, took some pics after work, tried to get them done while there was a bit of sunlight left 'cause the camera had no charge left so no flash...
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e_degala Nov 9, 10:32pm - #321979 

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e_degala Nov 9, 10:32pm - #321980 

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e_degala Nov 9, 10:32pm - #321981 

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UnlimitationZ Nov 9, 10:35pm - #321982 

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That thing look like those new civic from the front. Maybe its just because its night time. Maybe not. I use to hate the old RSX headlights. But these look like civics.

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VSGTS14 Nov 9, 10:38pm - #321983 

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they are similar to a civic, but not really
they took out the stupid bulges and took the tsx rear tails

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tgts2000 Nov 9, 10:41pm - #321984 

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woo hoo! laughsilly still prefer the 02-04 style!
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PnOy2nv Nov 9, 10:51pm - #321985 

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Originally Posted by tgts2000
woo hoo! laughsilly still prefer the 02-04 style!


^^^ i agree thumbsup
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Saikou_Serika Nov 9, 10:58pm - #321986 
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Originally Posted by PnOy2nv
Originally Posted by tgts2000
woo hoo! laughsilly still prefer the 02-04 style!


^^^ i agree thumbsup


styling 02-04
damn 210hp 05

in the end id still pick the 02-04

i take that back...id rather have what i have now (gts 03 even though ppl hate the new grill)

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CelicaGTizzle Nov 9, 11:02pm - #321987 

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Originally Posted by Saikou_Serika
Originally Posted by PnOy2nv
Originally Posted by tgts2000
woo hoo! laughsilly still prefer the 02-04 style!


^^^ i agree thumbsup


styling 02-04
damn 210hp 05

in the end id still pick the 02-04

i take that back...id rather have what i have now (gts 03 even though ppl hate the new grill)


Too bad Acura also added some extra weight which to me kinda cancels out the 10 extra HP. But, I also agree that the new RSX looks like a Civic and I would much rather have the 02-04 version.

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hombredelassrtas Nov 9, 11:42pm - #321988 

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Originally Posted by Saikou_Serika
Originally Posted by PnOy2nv
Originally Posted by tgts2000
woo hoo! laughsilly still prefer the 02-04 style!


^^^ i agree thumbsup


styling 02-04
damn 210hp 05

in the end id still pick the 02-04

i take that back...id rather have what i have now (gts 03 even though ppl hate the new grill)


Whats ur grill look like??

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RookieGTS Nov 9, 11:47pm - #321989 

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nice and shiny! love the look of a brand spankin new car off the lot tasty But other than that the RSX-S is ok... I wouldnt buy it though.
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Saikou_Serika Nov 9, 11:51pm - #321990 
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
Originally Posted by Saikou_Serika
Originally Posted by PnOy2nv
Originally Posted by tgts2000
woo hoo! laughsilly still prefer the 02-04 style!


^^^ i agree thumbsup


styling 02-04
damn 210hp 05

in the end id still pick the 02-04

i take that back...id rather have what i have now (gts 03 even though ppl hate the new grill)


Whats ur grill look like??


oh haha its the same 1 you got in ur sig( really long and thin, my rsx buddy keeps telling me it looks like a manatee or whatever those animals are, but i get back at him for having 10hp less than a 05 rsx )

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Virgilson Nov 9, 11:57pm - #321991 

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take some pics in the day time... thumbsup

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I like the car. 210hp huh? They'll be spankin us left and right now spineyes
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ZOEpilot16 Nov 10, 1:13am - #321993 

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to dark dude...get some day time pics...
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Polykarb Nov 10, 1:51am - #321994 

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The new RSX's look more classy and upscale. IM debating RSX or X-runner for new car when celica dies.

note:VTEC kicks in around 5,500RPM

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R3DLIN3GT Nov 10, 2:20am - #321995 
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rsx is ok but not my taste
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Pnoy Nov 10, 3:31am - #321996 
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Here's my tought about the new RSX... it's thumbsdown no uniqueness at all... first of all...the front looks like a mazda 6...a TSX back and a CIVIC side... thumbsdown thumbsdown Integra --> RSX, like Celica --> Scion, only better and much unique
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Superstuddc27 Nov 10, 3:41am - #321997 
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Couple things...

VTEC on the rsx doesn't kick in at 5500.. I believe it's around 5800. Only the prelude kicks in as early as 5000 RPM. Also, i love the new lights.. i used to hate the old one with that big butt crack looking thing in the middle making a stupid "M" Mcdonald's sign.. LOL also.. older version and the 05 are very similar. My friend got his 05 RSX back in September so i know what im talking about..but he raced an 04 rsx-s and basically it was just a win-lose-win random situation. He lost once, the other guy lost once, etc.. I can't say for SURE because for the 05 Rsx-s, the verified 1/4 mile isn't even on paper yet.. Also aside from the 210 hp... it DID get an extra weight of 100 lbs. Might cancel out, might not.. not enough testing to know. After all, the car's been out for only about 2 months. But i like the headlights cause it's blackout housing and looks sleek, and the back lights too. grin:D i want an rsx-s shifter on my celica cause it's so damn smooth. ;D
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MothTRD Nov 10, 3:43am - #321998 

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you should try to talk into him getting a Celica GTS
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2003cbgts Nov 10, 4:22am - #321999 

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Originally Posted by Saikou_Serika
Originally Posted by PnOy2nv
Originally Posted by tgts2000
woo hoo! laughsilly still prefer the 02-04 style!


^^^ i agree thumbsup


styling 02-04
damn 210hp 05

in the end id still pick the 02-04

i take that back...id rather have what i have now (gts 03 even though ppl hate the new grill)


yup. 05s look too much like a civic now. ^^^what he said thumbsup
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Zero Nov 10, 5:07am - #322000 

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that 10hp difference between the 02's and 05's shouldnt matter that much. both cars, stock, should be a driver's race.

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Joey Nov 10, 5:22am - #322001 

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is that their new gunmetal color? looks awesome!
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DJ_NorthStar Nov 10, 6:05am - #322002 
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i like it thumbsup
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Saikou_Serika Nov 10, 9:38am - #322003 
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Originally Posted by Zero
that 10hp difference between the 02's and 05's shouldnt matter that much. both cars, stock, should be a driver's race.


good to know... we still gonna give them a run for thier money thumbsup

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Traviesa86 Nov 10, 3:20pm - #322004 

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Originally Posted by Superstuddc27
Couple things...

VTEC on the rsx doesn't kick in at 5500.. I believe it's around 5800. Only the prelude kicks in as early as 5000 RPM. Also, i love the new lights.. i used to hate the old one with that big butt crack looking thing in the middle making a stupid "M" Mcdonald's sign.. LOL also.. older version and the 05 are very similar. My friend got his 05 RSX back in September so i know what im talking about..but he raced an 04 rsx-s and basically it was just a win-lose-win random situation. He lost once, the other guy lost once, etc.. I can't say for SURE because for the 05 Rsx-s, the verified 1/4 mile isn't even on paper yet.. Also aside from the 210 hp... it DID get an extra weight of 100 lbs. Might cancel out, might not.. not enough testing to know. After all, the car's been out for only about 2 months. But i like the headlights cause it's blackout housing and looks sleek, and the back lights too. grin:D i want an rsx-s shifter on my celica cause it's so damn smooth. ;D


yea, i agree with you.

the new design looks much sleeker, and the tsx tails look really good thumbsup

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ExNihilo Nov 10, 4:15pm - #322005 
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cool

I test drove a straight RSX a few months back; I thinky they're pretty cool. thumbsup

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ragingpaseo Nov 10, 4:26pm - #322006 
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good buy, take some photos in the daytime would ya??? rofl
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AZZKIKR Nov 10, 5:12pm - #322007 

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they're ok...I still think they're ugly tho...just my opinion
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ToiletPaper Nov 10, 6:34pm - #322008 
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thumbsup
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gtsdohcvvtli Nov 10, 10:39pm - #322009 
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The difference between the the new generation RSX type S is just a slighty different cam grind and lengthend/improved exhaust and flow. I'm willing to bet the WHP is just a tad bit more that the previous (couple of HP), so there should be no real noticiable performance gains. I think its just a sales tactic from Acura...HP does sell.

I'm sticking with my '00 Celica GTS, not as smooth as the RSX, but it has the RUSH that I love after 6800 that the RSX doesnt have. (Celica handles hell of a lot better too!)
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Superstuddc27 Nov 11, 1:26am - #322010 
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^ yeah the rsx-s doesn't handle as good as the celica gts. Even my friend drove my car and complimented my suspensions. grin and tires.. grin THe rsx-s 2005 has actually increase on the WHEEL hp not just the crank. My friend says that the 02-04 dynoed around 170 but the 2005s dyno at 180. We'll see though..

anyways, if someone wants me to post pics of the new Rsx-s, i will but i need to know how. haha
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401Celica Nov 11, 1:40am - #322011 
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HOT. 2nd car on my list

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genax Nov 11, 3:20am - #322012 
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blarg rsx-civic= ugly

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aznsaiyan509 Nov 11, 3:36am - #322013 
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Celica Exterior w/Body Kit > RSX Exterior
Celica Interior < RSX Interior

Just my opinion...the Celica's interior is just SO small! The RSX's interior is much more roomier (is roomier even a word? grin)

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Saikou_Serika Nov 11, 8:41am - #322014 
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Originally Posted by aznsaiyan509
Celica Exterior w/Body Kit > RSX Exterior
Celica Interior < RSX Interior

Just my opinion...the Celica's interior is just SO small! The RSX's interior is much more roomier (is roomier even a word? grin)


its roomier cause its bigger, but i like the celicas interior better because of the way it makes you feel like ur piloting an airplane, wut the rsx rapes the celica in though is the stock leds!!! y orange??? y green??? damn you toyota

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