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Nov 9, 3:31pm - #321978 
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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Nov 9, 3:32pm - #321979 
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Nov 9, 3:32pm - #321980 
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Nov 9, 3:32pm - #321981 
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Nov 9, 3:35pm - #321982 
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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Nov 9, 3:38pm - #321983 
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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Nov 9, 3:41pm - #321984 
woo hoo! laughsilly still prefer the 02-04 style!

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Nov 9, 3:51pm - #321985 
Originally Posted by tgts2000
woo hoo! laughsilly still prefer the 02-04 style!


^^^ i agree thumbsup

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Nov 9, 3:58pm - #321986 
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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Nov 9, 4:02pm - #321987 
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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Nov 9, 4:42pm - #321988 
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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Nov 9, 4:47pm - #321989 
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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Nov 9, 4:51pm - #321990 
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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Nov 9, 4:57pm - #321991 
take some pics in the day time... thumbsup


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Nov 9, 6:01pm - #321992 
I like the car. 210hp huh? They'll be spankin us left and right now spineyes

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Nov 9, 6:13pm - #321993 
to dark dude...get some day time pics...

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Nov 9, 6:51pm - #321994 
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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Nov 9, 7:20pm - #321995 
rsx is ok but not my taste

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Nov 9, 8:31pm - #321996 
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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Nov 9, 8:41pm - #321997 
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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Nov 9, 8:43pm - #321998 
you should try to talk into him getting a Celica GTS

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Nov 9, 9:22pm - #321999 
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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Nov 9, 10:07pm - #322000 
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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Nov 9, 10:22pm - #322001 
is that their new gunmetal color? looks awesome!

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Nov 9, 11:05pm - #322002 
i like it thumbsup

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Nov 10, 2:38am - #322003 
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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Nov 10, 8:20am - #322004 
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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Nov 10, 9:15am - #322005 
cool

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


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Nov 10, 9:26am - #322006 
good buy, take some photos in the daytime would ya??? rofl

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Nov 10, 10:12am - #322007 
they're ok...I still think they're ugly tho...just my opinion

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Nov 10, 11:34am - #322008 
thumbsup

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Nov 10, 3:39pm - #322009 
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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Nov 10, 6:26pm - #322010 
^ 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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Nov 10, 6:40pm - #322011 
HOT. 2nd car on my list


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Nov 10, 8:20pm - #322012 
blarg rsx-civic= ugly


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Nov 10, 8:36pm - #322013 
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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Nov 11, 1:41am - #322014 
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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