2003 Acura RSX Overview

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Coupe
Avg. Price: $7,950
Coupe w/ 5-spd
Coupe w/ Leather
Avg. Price: $7,852
Type-S
Avg. Price: $9,148

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Average User Score

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

Overall User Score

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Based on 32 reviews

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

kaforbes
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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...

28 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
kaforbes
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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

49 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
unluckyone
0

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

65 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
boegs
20

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

411 views with 7 answers (last answer about a year ago)
mbrittain
0

Help!!!!

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...

108 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)