With the NSX and Civic Type R currently in its range, there's no denying that Honda makes some exciting performance cars. However, there was a time, not too long ago, when the Japanese car manufacturer had a fleet of truly incredible driver's car. The Acura RSX Type-S, like this example for sale on Bring A Trailer, was one of the finest and perhaps least appreciated.
For roughly a 15 year period between 1990 and the mid-2000s, Honda built cars like the first-generation NSX, the AP1 and AP2 S2000, and multiple generations of the Civic Type R including the EP3, perhaps the finest of them all. In addition, there were the DC2 and DC5 generation Integra Type R, two of the best-handling front-wheel drive cars ever conceived.
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, the RSX Type S, sold in some markets as the Integra Type S, isn’t quite as revered as some of its siblings, probably because it doesn’t have a Type R badge. However, it is a true pocket rocket and a joy to drive. I should know as I owned one for almost five years. With this in mind, we think this low-mileage example for sale in Fairfax, Virginia is an absolute gem and the perfect car for a young driving enthusiast on a budget.
At the time of writing, the car had a highest bid of just $7,100 with two days left in the auction. The car only has 16,000 miles (25,749 km) on the odometer and is being sold with service records, two sets of keys, a clean Carfax report and a clean Virginia title in the seller’s name.
The RSX Type S was introduced after the DC5 Integra Type R and focused slightly more on luxury with leather seats and a slightly more restrained bodykit. Beneath the skin, however, it is every bit as good as the Type R thanks to a screaming 2.0-liter VTEC four-cylinder with 201 hp and 140 lb-ft (189 Nm) of torque (in the U.S. market) that was mated to one of the finest six-speed manual transmissions ever.