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Average User Score
4.6 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 32 reviews
2003 Acura RSX Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 32 reviews
The 2003 RSX represented the second year in production for Acura's entry-level coupe. Available in standard trim or as the sportier Type-S, the replacement for the Integra continued to impress its drivers with its sporty ride, tight suspension, and relatively low price.
The engine for the standard coupe is a 2.0-liter I4 rated at 160 horsepower, while the Type S upped the compression ratio from 9.8:1 to 11.0:1, gaining 40 extra horsepower (up to 200 horses). Mileage for the automatic transmission is rated at 24/33; the base 5-speed manual gets 27/33; the Type S gets 24/31 mpg.
Drivers love driving this car. They laud its quick acceleration and tight handling. However, there have been complaints about rattling and noise, especially at higher speeds. Some have also complained about uncomfortable seats, especially when driving longer distances.
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Acura RSX Questions
My Rsx Type S Starts Making A Horrible Loud Thumping Noise
My RSX type S starts making a horrible loud thumping noise after about 15 minutes of going 60 miles an hour or more. If I stop driving and let it cool down it seems to stop? But will come back af...
My Rsx Type S Starts Making A Horrible Loud Thumping Noise After About 15 ...
My RSX type S starts making a horrible loud thumping noise after about 15 minutes of going 60 miles an hour or more. If I stop driving and let it cool down it seems to stop? Thank you, Kathy
When The Heater Motor Is Installed It Makes Noise When On Work Bench It Run...
heater motor makes nosie when installed but runs quite when on work bench
Help! My 2003 Rsx Heater Issues? When The Car Is Warm It Blows Cold Air At ...
Hi guys!! i need major help with my Acura RSX. I have a 2003 RSX and the transmission seems to jump everytime it switches gears. it's an automatic and i know i have done some damage to the transmiss...