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AutoWeek - RC 200t F-Sport Review

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ON SALE: Now
BASE PRICE: $40,935
AS TESTED PRICE: $49,410
DRIVETRAIN: 2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged I4; RWD, eight-speed automatic
OUTPUT: 241 hp @ 5,800 rpm; 258 lb-ft @ 1,650-4,400 rpm
CURB WEIGHT: 3,737 lb
FUEL ECONOMY: 22/32/26 mpg(EPA City/Hwy/Combined)
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PROS: Slippery shape and a handful of wild color options
CONS: Turbocharged four doesn't match its speedy look
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The curb weight isnít a small number -- more than 3,700 pounds -- and this boosted four has enough power to get going, but itís far from thrilling. Thereís a little lag from the turbocharger -- donít try to take off in second gear -- and it really needs to hit the midrange to feel any notion of speed.

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I still wouldn't mind getting the 200t. Even though they say it's not "speedy" enough, it'll be more than easy to swap turbos, tune it properly and squeeze a great amount of power out of it.
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IDK... awful heavy car for a 2.0 turbo. But some will buy it simply for looks/price.


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I agree. I think the price will definitely be what'll draw people in. What I'm wondering is how the transmission will hold up for the excessive weight and lack of power
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Would have been great if the RC 200t F-Sport was a bit lighter or had more power. The mods needed to make it more "speedy" may not be worth it on top of the MSRP.
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That's why I said easy and not cheap lol but I totally agree with you, it'll be quite pricey which makes you consider if it's even worth it at that point.
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