2002 Acura RSX User Reviews

2002 Acura RSX Review Ratings

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  • 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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"ride" 32 reviews
"power" 30 reviews
"fuel economy" 27 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"speed" 21 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"gearbox" 3 reviews
"fwd" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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Performance, Appearance and Interior

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2nd gear grind, 3rd gear pop out.

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02 Acura Rsx-s — In 2002 when the RSX was first made, it was the fastest fwd four cylinder car in the world. Stock that is. Cost isn't that bad for a new one but used it's even better. 3rd best car ive ever drove. One would be the Infiniti g35 Coupe. Second would be a 2006 Subaru WRX STi. Last thing to note is it had a wide variety of aftermarket parts.

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2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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MPG, fun to drive, Handles like it's on rails

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No F1 by far,  a little less fun under 6k on the Tac

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2002 Rsx Type-s — Great car, gets upwards of 30+ mpg when you drive it nice on the freeway, and also still has enough get up and go to get you to sixty in just under 7 seconds (my best time is 6.9). No Ferrari, but it is a nice intercity driver that makes for lots of fun.

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2002 Acura RSX Coupe Review
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quick, cheap, good gas mileage

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not enough power

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Acura Rsx - Fun Little Go Kart — Great little go kart-esque coupe. Wish it were the type-s though - not enough power in this baby! Handling is great though, this thing takes turns beautifully. Havn't had to repair anything major in it - just about to lose the tranny after 100k miles. Great first car, but I still wish I had a skyline GT-R

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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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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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2002 Acura RSX Review
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EVERYTHING!!

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NONE!!

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Rsx — I LOVED this car!! I'm a compulsive car buyer, so when this car came out and replaced the Integra, I had to have one.When I worked at Honda, my Used Car manager went to the auction and bought it for me. It came directly from American Honda, was never titled and only had 1000 miles on it! Unfortunetly my love came to an end when I dated a guy who ALWAYS wanted to drive the car...which forced me to buy another car before I couldnt get rid of the RSX anymore. So, no more RSX, no more a$$hole boyfriend

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2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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peformance, handling, fun

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none

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Acura Has Done A Great Job In Producing A Sports Car For Its Make. — The RSX has great acceleration, ok breaking and the handeling is nothing to complain about. Simple repairs and minor adjustments have been made over the coarse of me owning the car. I have changed the exterior to somewhat replicate the ITR model in Japan. I have also changed the front end to an 05-06 model front end.

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2002 Acura RSX Review
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the performance

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The negative aspects is the consumption

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I — This car is the bes car I even drive, If I need to choose a Toyota or a Acura or honda I will chose a Acura in aceleration, styling, and I like the secuencial. It's totaly fun drive this one if u have one enjoy it! hahahahaha

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2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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Best dash of any car I've owned (make more like this Honda!)  Respectable handling and acceleration.

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Bland exterior, somewhat cheap interior plastics.

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Gone But Not Fogotten — A big leap over the Integra, the RSX Type-S brought the smallest Acura more in line with the rest of the Acura lineup by adding a slew of luxury features and higher level of performance. While it's 200 HP appears impressive, the i-VTEC engine never seemed to fulfill it's promise of sports car performance. Reserving it's power for a VTEC surge at about 5200 RPMs, the Type-S was great for highway sprints, but always seems numb on the daily side road commute. Build quality was exceptional though and for a car in it's class, it was a performace deal.

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2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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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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2006 Acura RSX Reviews

Great! By KC

Only thing I ever had to do to my car was replace the battery because it had the original stock battery still installed from 2005. Great on gas, nice appeal, overall great car! I would recommend this ... Read More

Amazing Car. By Diego Josue

In my last year with this car i found to be the most amazing car it looks amazing and it drives freat, is like that sport car you always desired. It is not the most powerful car but the DOC 2.0 VTEC e... Read More

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2005 Acura RSX Reviews

Incredible Single Man's Car! By Climbermp

I really love this car. It has been very reliable, easy to maintain and is fun to drive. It has incredible power and when combined with how lite it is, this car is very quick. I love the interior and ... 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

Acura Rsx By ELHORLA

I own the Acura RSX for 5 years. I've enjoy riding this car so much, it has the sport look, power and not bad on gas. Impressive comfortable front seating. Fun, fun, fun. Low maintenance cost and reli... Read More

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

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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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