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I need a good daily driver car. One that is reliable, cheap to fix but doesnt brake and fun to drive. I have always liked RSXs are they a good car to own and put lots of miles on. I read that they have tranny problems kinda sounds like syncros going out, clutch cable adjusting help that . thanx for the help

My other options were 1999-2000 civic SI, celica, stuff like that sporty but good gas mileage. But RSXs are nicer
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I need a good daily driver car. One that is reliable, cheap to fix but doesnt brake and fun to drive. I have always liked RSXs are they a good car to own and put lots of miles on. I read that they have tranny problems kinda sounds like syncros going out, clutch cable adjusting help that . thanx for the help

My other options were 1999-2000 civic SI, celica, stuff like that sporty but good gas mileage. But RSXs are nicer
Have almost 18K on my 2006 RSX and have had no transmission trouble whatsoever. Good car - fun to drive - fast for a 4 - good gas mileage (27+ for my Type-S, being driven in a "spirited" manner) - Great looking.

Ideal car for me.

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i love the car. almost 80,000miles and no tranny problem! in fact, no major problems. just had to replace the battery a couple of times due to my sound system and lack of maintenance.
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Welcome to AW. The RSX is a great car and very certinly reliable (probably wouldn't believe me that my K20A3 made it to a little over 100K race miles before it blew, stock internals). While the RSX isn't exactly the cheapest vehicle to maintain in the acura line up, it is one of the cheaper. And as far as the tranny grind issues, its usually hit or miss and its a common issues on all Honda MT's that are cable shifted instead of rod shifting. And the cure is also hit or miss. It can range anywhere from swapping fluid to some Royal Purple Syncromax to syncro replacement to a set of double carbon coated units to upgrading to some custome shift cables.

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Sounds good thanx for the help. If i get a used one with lets say around 50-60k and i dont drive it hard ( ya right) but if i dont will this thing go over 150k. If i maintain right that is
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My experience - Change the oil every couple of thousand, do the timing belt a little before the recommended interval and keep up on the scheduled PM -- 250,000 miles no sweat!

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i love the car. almost 80,000miles and no tranny problem! in fact, no major problems.
just had to replace the battery a couple of times due to my sound system and lack of maintenance.
.. I bought the car with about 60000 miles on it and I now have almost 80k and no problems with anything at all.
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My experience - Change the oil every couple of thousand, do the timing belt a little before the recommended interval and keep up on the scheduled PM -- 250,000 miles no sweat!

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Timing belt?

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150k+ miles easy. For that, remember these 3 words: Its a Honda

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