2003 Acura RSX User Reviews

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2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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5

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Best car I have ever owned, now has 139,000 miles, drives like a car with 40,000. Handling, power  (for a 4 cylinder) amazing.

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Clutch master cylinder failed after replacing car shifts perfectly no more grinding or third gear problems.

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Great Sporty Car — 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 fluid with Amsoil Product, which did seem to help a little, but after reading about the clutch master cylinder problems I purchased an after market Master cylinder, had it installed, and all transmission problems GONE! This car also still has the original clutch that does not slip and works fine. Only other thing replaced on the car have been oxygen sensors and catalytic converter. Also have installed Acura A Spec suspension, lowers the car about an inch and handles fantastic, it does ride a little firmer which I prefer anyway I am 61 years old and absolutely love this kids car LOL

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Brandon writes:
2003 Acura RSX Review
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5

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decent gas mileage, solid construction, absolute blast to drive, aerodynamically limited to 148 mph

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a bit on the expensive side, expensive to repair. requires premium gas

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Beloved Acura — high rpm motor is alot of fun with an 8250 rev limit. fun on backroads and in the corners. gas mileage is a very respectable 28 over the lifetime of ownership. stiff suspention does make long drives tiresome in the end. wouldn't trade it for anything else in its class.

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Hern2116 writes:
2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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5

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Good car, fast, reliable. Never had any mechanical problems with it. You can customize this car in pretty much any way you want. The type s is the way to go if you want to purchase a RSX.

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Doesn't really have much room in the back seats.

Hern2116
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I Love This Car, But Its Time For Me To Get A Sedan. — 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't have to be a street car, it can be a good commuter car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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andrew13971 writes:
2003 Acura RSX Coupe Review
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5

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Looks and handling never go out of style

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Needs more stock Horse Power

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Great Car! — There is a reason Tuners choose this one for Turbos. This car is well balanced, good mannered, and fun to drive. It has quick ratio steering, a perfect suspension, and with the correct tires is a rewarding experience, on the Parkway or Exit Ramps......

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Tom writes:
2003 Acura RSX Coupe Review
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3

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its a quick lil car...   

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needs more power...

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Rsx Cars Are A Good Buy... — its not a bad car other than the motor mounts have a reputation of going on them all the time, cuz the mounts are cheap. Its a fun car but hope a headlight never goes cuz you have to remove the whole bumper just to change them unless you want your hand cut up real bad...

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YMendez writes:
2003 Acura RSX Coupe w/ 5-spd Review
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Everything

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Great — Not much to it. A very good quality car with good mpgs, very low mileage. Good handling, acceleration and braking. Fair maintenance and repair costs. Cruise control for long trips and fuel economy. Comfortable bucket seats for driver and passenger. Remote control for radio for easy radio manipulation.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Max writes:
2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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5

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The Power and when hitting VTEC lol

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Skunk2 coilovers are bouncy atm.

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The Rsx Type-s Is Awesome — Performance- Really strong because of the conversion k20a2 head and k24a4 bottom end. Appearance of the car is nice silver with black rims and type r wing. The Rsx type s is a fun car to drive because it has the torque from the k24a4 bottom.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Carlos writes:
2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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The looks

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Nothing

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Good Choice — It is a fast car handles very good, i have done minor repairs on brakes replaced the clutch and i spent a lot o money on upgrades to de engine and outside body to make it look different,it is a good looking car and fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
2003 Acura RSX Coupe w/ 5-spd Review
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Great cargo space, zippy enough without being overpowered.

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okay build quality, might even be a little underpowered.

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Decent All Around For A Coupe — The first 5-speed I've owned. I can wring some power out of it if I need to, but its not as quick as it should be off the line. And, after spending a few years in Boston has accumulated its fair share of dents, which show quite noticeably. I like the zeroed-out gauges and the red lighting, but the build quality leaves a little to be desired. The car has a deep-seated rattle somewhere in the dash, I can't pinpoint it either, and its been there for years. The drivers-side power window motor has always had issues too, and the fuel-gauge never seems to tell me how much gas I actually have in the tank. (During the course of a day it might go from reading 1/4 of a tank to E with the fuel light on, after about 10 miles of driving). Oh, and the seat-belt retractors have worn out due to the seat-belts hanging on the bucket seats when you unfasten them. It does feel like a luxury car though sometimes, the leather wrapped steering wheel is nice and so is the leather trim and seats. One thing this little car has is a lot of cargo room for a coupe. I've fit more crap in there than I thought on more than one occasion. On the performance side, the 2 liter, 160 HP inline 4 does a decent job. I can pull it past 100 without much effort. The car is a bit too heavy for the engine though. No mistaking this for anything but a slightly higher displacement 4 cyl. Even power delivery all the way up to red-line though. I feel any change in weight though, which means the engine is producing just enough power, and might actually be a little underpowered. It is fun, the small steering wheel gives precision to your driving, its quick and responsive with some serious road feel and feedback. Its never too easy to turn the wheel, so it doesn't feel lazy or slow. The transmission is good, easy to find the right gear and although the friction zone is a little strange, you get used to it. Gas mileage is decent, yet pretty poor for the city, or it could be my driving. Either way, I'd almost rather have a Honda Fit or just ride my motorcycle more places! :)

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Matt writes:
2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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well above average in every department

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Solid Little Coupe. — Front-wheel drive and plenty practical while very sporty. While it is not a mid-engine supercar, it is really fun to drive fast. The car is also really kind to every-day activities like parking, sitting in traffic, buying stuff, putting stuff into your car, and even taking friends places. It's not luxury sedan, but has room for a couple of average sized people in the back. The regular RSX is quick and the RSX Type-S is fast. However, the regular old RSX tends to feel faster around town since it's engine is geared for more torque- so you get more ooomph from the engine right away. That means no waiting for the power to build with the rpms. However, IF you get the Type-S, it rewards you with intensely high revs and great handling. The Type-S also has a really fun and friendly gearbox and clutch that just beg to play. Both are great, but I would opt for the Type-S.

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