That sounds like your tires suck. But I wouldn't bother putting high performance tires on an automatic RSX, especially since it's leased.I'm not sure if it's best handling or not... it does handle pretty well but has a bit of a roll when you're going around big corners.
My least favourite thing about this car is the lack of any kind of traction control. I know 160hp is nothing but I'll spin my tires all the time if I'm driving even slightly spiritedly... if it's wet and you're going uphill (which is an average drive in Vancouver) you will have to start it up so slowly to not spin the tires. I don't get why Acura hasn't added traction control, they do try to pass it off as a luxury car afterall.
Actually there was a Type R Integra in Australia available from 2002 to 2004 which is the prefacelift model. In 2004 onwards the Type R was replaced by a Type S model.
Hey Hidden Hunter maybe its time you upgrade to an NSX.
I've been trying to save up for one for sometime now, but have not come to a conclusion as my 1999 Prado is still in good nick with only 52,000 kays on the clock.