Used Car of the Day: 2006 Acura RSX Type S

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
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used car of the day 2006 acura rsx type s

Today's UCOTD is a mostly clean-looking 2006 Acura RSX Type S that's based here in the Chicago area -- snap it up before I do.

The mileage is over 154K and the ask is $8,500.

There's not much detail here other than the car was owned by the same family -- the father first, then the son -- and the clutch was replaced in 2019. Oh, and the title is clean.

It looks to be in decent shape, though with obvious wear and tear, in the photos.

Click here to learn more about this aging hot hatch.

[Images: 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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  • Theflyersfan Theflyersfan on Oct 19, 2023

    I swear he's raiding my old garage! I had one of the first 2002 RSX Type-S and when the mileage got high, got an 2006 because I liked them so much. All we need next is one of the last RX-8s and I'll be screaming "Get out of my head!" 😁

    Well, the wheel size increased by an inch and Acura installed less attractive taillights near the end, but there isn't much difference in any of them during the entire run. I still see pretty worn out RSX and Type-Ss on the roads today - they felt very well built, solid, and in the couple of hundred thousand miles I put on both of them, never stranded. No breakdowns, no surprises. Just scheduled maintenance, tires, and replace things that wore out. Excellent mileage, the best FWD car shifter I've ever driven, made great noise at high rpms, and my paint held up, which with some Honda colors, isn't a given.

    I haven't driven a new Integra yet to compare, but with the CVT compared to the slick shifter here, there's already a major strike in the fun category. Maybe a new Civic Si would be the better comparison given the (adjusted) prices should be similar, and there's six manually swapped gears waiting for your input.

    At the risk of sounding old, I miss cars like this a whole lot. High revving, manual transmission, quick and efficient, cheap to buy and cheap to run, fun hatchbacks. What we have today - Civic Si, VW GTI, base Integra - almost seems numbed with overdone electronics and nannies making sure you don't drift an inch out of your lane. And given today's regulations and safety/economy standards, I don't think we're ever getting these back.

  • 2ACL 2ACL on Oct 19, 2023

    Promising. If something like this was nearby when I was in the market, I might be in it rather than my FA5. It's worn in, but presents well apart from the driver's seat cushion. It's always a pleasure to encounter a black Honda/Acura of this time period that's not being eaten alive by clear coat failure.

    My only concern would be the thoroughness of mechanical upkeep while in the son's care, but there's relatively little to an RSX. As long as the basic fluids have been regularly changed, the engine and transmission can probably double their current age and mileage.

  • Marty S Corey, thanks for your comment. Mercedes has many different models, and will survive. Jaguar is planning on only offering electric models and will be in trouble. They should continue their ICE models as long as possible, but have discontinued the F-Type already and will probably be discontinuing everything else. We purchased the current XF this year, which is a nice car, but would have been splendid if they had just continued the supercharged V-6 in it.By the way, I have really enjoyed your Continental and Eldorado series. Was just showing it to my barber, who owned several 1954-56 Eldorado convertibles.
  • Marques My father had one of these. A black 1984 Pulsar NX with a 5-speed stick and a grey interior. Dad always kept it in pristine shape-that black paint was shiny even in the middle of the night. I swear I could still smell the Rain Dance carnauba wax! The only issue that car ever had was that it was never driven enough-it would sit for 10 days at a time! The Hitachi carburetor on it(and other Nissans of the time) were known to be troublesome. It went to the boneyard at 72K miles when a hole got punched in the block. By that time the Pulsar had long ceased production.
  • VoGhost This is the only new vehicle I have the slightest interest in.
  • VoGhost I love it. Can't wait to get one. Finally, trucks are becoming actually capable, and it's great for America.
  • Peter Just waiting for Dr. Who to show up with his Tardis, and send these things back to the hellish dark dimension from which they came.