2002 Acura RSX User Reviews

2002 Acura RSX Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 63 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"fwd" 3 reviews
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Jaret writes:
2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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4

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Quick, good gas milage

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Can't do things rear wheel and all wheel drive can.

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Yeah — Acura RSX type S. The interior is nice, S models have the leather, 6 disc in dash, back-lit red gauges. 6 speed transmission is slick, read in a magazine that it's "one of the best gear boxes in the world". Quick and agile for a front wheel drive. Very little maintenance even though it's rev limiter is 8400RPM.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jessica writes:
2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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5

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quick, tons of room for sports car, good on gas (if you want)

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only prem. gas = a little extra $, could be an inch or two lower

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Fast But Good For Everyday — Great quality and never needs work. Love the iV-Tech at the high end of the RPM's but don't have to guzzle gas if you don't want to use it for everyday. It's a ton of fun to drive, and even with a heavy load (which it carries a ton of stuff for a sports car) it performs well. Have owned faster and flashy (new RX-8 recently) but sold them and will NOT dream of selling this one. Fast, but not a cop magnet. Happy over 90, but a little light for over 100...though it will do it for you all day long. Best discribed as very quick and fun on curves, but not a long haul brute of a power car. Don't bother with the non-Type S they are a waste if you ask me, it loses the quickness. I gutted the standard stereo system, but that is because of taste not due to lack of quality.

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Mark writes:
2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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Telepathic steering and maneuverability

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Anemic torque

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Acura's Should Never Have Dropped This Car — Everything came standard on the Type-S, with no options really to be had. The car is telepathic in terms of communicating the road through the steering wheel and seat. You can feel the friction and contact patch on each individual tire. Off the line is a decent start, but top end is lacking due to the 4 cylinder engine. You can whip this car through an autocross course beautifully. Lots of trunk space and front wheel drive makes this car more practical all year round than one would initially think.

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Curtis writes:
2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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Cornering, I-Vtec, Power, Looks, MPG

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Transmission

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02 Rsx Type S — I love the overall feel of the car, but the tranny on it has a ton of defects, and they have to be delt with before you can really tear into it. The cornering is better than any car I have driven so far but the back end seem to get away from you around 65 ish. When the I-Vtec kicks in at 6,000 RPM and takes you to red line (8,200) the car really comes alive! T he Bose sound system is awesome and you get all of this with out sacrificing MPG (29 in town, 36 Highway)

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Luke writes:
2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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5

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Style and interior.

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Not enough torque.

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2002 Acura Rsx Type-s — This badass Acura has 200 hp to the engine and 142 ft lbs of torque with 60K miles on it. The style is great and the interior has a awesome look! There are endless upgrades you can do to this car. Just becareful what you put on and how you do it because it could lead to some mechanical problems. The car is very fun to drive and is good on gas. Usually my tank lasts about 2 weeks and I get about 300 miles to the tank. I would recommend this car to anyone that wants something reliable but still has a sporty look/feel.

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HBreck writes:
2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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4

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Quick, nimble, lightweight, superb shifter, decent gas mileage.

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Average brakes, noisy interior, weak sound system.

HBreck
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Fun And Practical. — I've had my eye on an RSX-S for quite some time now. When I finally purchased this one (to replace my departed Volvo), I had narrowed it down to this and a 2003 Acura CL type S 6 speed. Truthfully, I would have preferred the CL, but the RSX was much closer and would not have required shipping. So far, after two months, this has been worth it. The RSX reminds me of my old Preludes. It's quick for a 4 cylinder, the shifter is sublime, the handling is smooth, the interior is beautifully appointed and ergonomically perfect. The seats are supportive (though the leather has torn pretty badly on the driver's seat), the cargo room is shocking - thanks to the wonders of hatchbacks. My first weekend with the car, I ended up moving a 9 foot couch across town, with a couple feet sticking out the back, admittedly. The sound system isn't particularly powerful - I have to crank it to hear anything on the highway. The radiator fans aren't working, though the car is 12 years and 180,000 miles old, so I'm not shocked by a few issues. It's not practical for families, but just for me, as a car to buzz around town in - it's perfect. It can haul my stuff, it can move with alacrity, and it's reasonably thrifty at the pump. I'm hoping to keep this one for awhile.... though maybe that CL might be purchased for longer trips at some point in the future.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sasha writes:
2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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3

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sexy body style

Cons

not as fast as it looks

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Good For Daily Use — Its a fun little car. 200hp but little drag when the a/c is on. Grips the road on turns. Sleek body style. However I'm disappointed with the leather seats up front. They dont hold well and tend to rip

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Denal writes:
2002 Acura RSX Coupe Review
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4

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Sleek, good for shot trips

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Not for family ride...

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Fun Car — Nice pocket rocket for city drive. Good on mileage, 2L vtec engine is good on customization but I like to stick to stock. Good for two people, never used the back row seats. No good for the second row any ways. I love the body line cues.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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4

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The V-TEC is awesome

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Handling needs work

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Sweet Ride — Acceleration is quick- V-TEC has a good kick in high RPM Braking kinda sucks Handling needs work Appearance to me is beautiful, very sleek Build quality is very good. Have had no major problems Fun Factor- Its a blast to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marc writes:
2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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Practical sports coupe

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Less prestige than competitors. Model no longer in production.

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Ideal First Car, Great All Around Coupe. — light weight, tight handling, responsive 2.0L engine, aesthetics, spacious front seats, easy to maintain, ridiculously good gas mileage, six speed transmission is sporty and adds to the experience. Overall, a solid car thats quick and fun to drive around town and on highway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2006 Acura RSX Reviews

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I love so many things about my car such as; the power it produces for being a 4 cylinder, the front bucket leather seats may be my favorite feature, the gas mileage is also great, but overall my favor... Read More

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2005 Acura RSX Reviews

Love This Car By Climbermp

This is a very quick car that has incredible handling. It is very reliable and gets great gas mileage. I would recommend this car for single people looking for a fun and powerful ride. Go out and find... Read More

My Baby By mia_post24

Had my rsx for years now and would most likely never give it up as this model is discontinued. Love the bucket seats, leather but most importantly Ive never had to worry about any mechanical problems.... Read More

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2004 Acura RSX Reviews

I Love To Drive This Car! By Badger446124

This is great daily driver,great gas milage,and it has his and hers sport shifter,it has give me no trouble and is very dependable,its security system is a little sensitive but it was well worth the m... Read More

Excellent Craftmanship By Badger446124

The best car ive ever had.it has had zero problems,just regular stuff,it runs strong and handles like a dream,gas milage improved to 33 mpg with cold air kit.kenwood sound system with navigator make i... Read More

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2003 Acura RSX Reviews

I Love This Car, But Its Time For Me To Get A Sedan. By Hern2116

I love this car and would recommend it to any one who wants to have fun and go fast. It is good on gas and is very easily modified to be a great racing car or show car. It is very versatile and doesn'... Read More

Great Sporty Car By Larry

I have seen a lot of reviews on the RSX type S the major complaints seem to be the 6 speed transmission, shifting and grinding. My car had this similar problem when I purchased it. I changed trans flu... Read More

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