|Individuality is commonly expressed through automotive purchases. Take the typical mid-life crisis, for example. After years of commuting to work and taking the family on vacation in a common sedan or boring minivan, some people feel the need to proclaim a newfound sense of self with the latest sports car or convertible. For those of you interested in expressing your inner self through a tool more exciting than a Ford Taurus and less flashy than a Hummer H2, may we suggest the Acura RSX Type-S. With a conservative design hiding a high-revving powerplant, the RSX promises to attract attention when you want it, or to play the perfect wallflower when you donít.
Performance junkies will want the Acura RSX Type-S, and itís what we used to cover hundreds of miles of highway, mountain passes and rain-soaked city streets during our road test. Priced at just over $24,000, the Type-S adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport suspension, larger front brakes, a low profile rear spoiler and ground effects, a Bose sound system with a six-disc in-dash CD changer and subwoofer, a six-speed manual transmission, and 50 extra horsepower.