2003 Acura RSX Overview


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4.65 stars

Based on 32 reviews

Arura Rsx Type-s 2003 by Joshua
 — Great overall car right out of the box. Great for anyone looking to get into better than average performance. The Type-S is able to reach 140 mph in its stock form. This car stock is better tha... Read More
Fun And Peppy Car by Allison
 — I leased the RSX-S for three years and absolutely loved the car. Externally it's beautiful: very sleek with clean lines. The deep metallic blue color was especially striking, and always stood o... 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

2003 Acura RSX Overview

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2003 Acura RSX

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

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Car Turns Off?

Im having trouble with my car when i turn it off its fine but i leave the clutch pressed it it turns off when the car is on it wont shift into gear only time when its off if i put it in gear when...

5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)


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...

208 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)

Help! My 2003 Rsx Heater Issues? When The Car Is Warm It Blows Cold Air At ...

672 views with 7 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

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

92 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
Jeremy Walton

Does Adding An Aftermarket Air Intake System Improve Gas Mileage? If So, I...

I have a 2003 acura RSX Type-S and would like to know if i should get an aftermarket intake. If so i would also like to know what ones is best, thanks.

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