Used Car of the Day: 2004 Acura RSX Type S

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
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used car of the day 2004 acura rsx type s

We're back after a break for the 2023 Los Angeles Show coverage. Today we bring you a 2004 Acura RSX Type S.

Yeah, I know, we use the RSX a lot for this feature. That's because inexpensive compact sports cars with three pedals tend to tickle my fancy and I do most of the picking for this segment.

If you don't like it, you don't have to read further.

For the rest of you, this one is on sale for $5,000 and has 210,000 miles on the clock. It looks mostly clean in the pics, however, one picture show some serious fender rust.

I also see seat tears and the seller admits to more rust around the spoiler and paint chips on the hood.

The seller is the sole owner has added a Mugen sports suspension and an upgraded rear sway bar. The seller added an aftermarket stereo in order to get Bluetooth and has another set of wheels available.

If you, like me, would love to come into possession of a manual-transmission RSX, this one is available in Boston.

[Images: The Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Djgreenlava Djgreenlava on Nov 25, 2023

    It’s typical for Acuras to have tears in the leather. I’m not sure if it’s the owners or the quality. The Mugen suspension is made by Showa and is rebuildable so that’s a nice bonus.

  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Nov 27, 2023

    Such a shame - this might be worth $5k if it weren't a rustbucket from Massachusetts.

  • Ernesto Perez There's a line in the movie Armageddon where Bruce Willis says " is this the best idea NASA came up with?". Don't quote me. I'm asking is this the best idea NY came up with? What's next? Charging pedestrians to walk in certain parts of the city? Every year the price for everything gets more expensive and most of the services we pay for gets worse. Obviously more money is not the solution. What we need are better ideas, strategies and inventions. You want to charge drivers in the city - then put tolls on the free bridges like the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges. There's always a better way or product. It's just the idiots on top think they know best.
  • Carsofchaos The bike lanes aren't even close to carrying "more than the car lanes replaced". You clearly don't drive in Midtown Manhattan on a daily like I do.
  • Carsofchaos The problem with congestion, dear friends, is not the cars per se. I drive into the city daily and the problem is this:Your average street in the area used to be 4 lanes. Now it is a bus lane, a bike lane (now you're down to two lanes), then you have delivery trucks double parking, along with the Uber and Lyft drivers also double parking. So your 4 lane avenue is now a 1.5 lane avenue. Do you now see the problem? Congestion pricing will fix none of these things....what it WILL do is fund persion plans.
  • FreedMike Many F150s I encounter are autonomously driven...and by that I mean they're driving themselves because the dips**ts at the wheel are paying attention to everything else but the road.
  • Tassos A "small car", TIM????????????This is the GLE. Have you even ever SEEN the huge thing at a dealer's??? NOT even the GLC,and Merc has TWO classes even SMALLER than the C (The A and the B, you guessed it? You must be a GENIUS!).THe E is a "MIDSIZED" crossover, NOT A SMALL ONE BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION, oh CLUELESS one.I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THE NONSENSE you post here every god damned day.And I BET you will never even CORRECT your NONSENSE, much less APOLOGIZE for your cluelessness and unprofessionalism.