2003 Acura RSX User Reviews

2003 Acura RSX Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 32 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"ride" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 32 2003 Acura RSX reviews.

writes:
2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

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.

Cons

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

Hern2116
25

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

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
RSX
Looking for a Used RSX in your area?
CarGurus has 550 nationwide RSX listings starting at $2,250.
ZIP:
writes:
2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

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.

Cons

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

75

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.)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Acura RSX Coupe Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

Looks and handling never go out of style

Cons

Needs more stock Horse Power

andrew13971
20

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......

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

The looks

Cons

Nothing

25

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Acura RSX Coupe w/ 5-spd Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

adren rush

Cons

cop magnet

85

Buy It As A Toy If Ur Modifying.. Daily Driver Delight — its a tuner car , basically i tore down a type s model and bought a base to transfer all the goodies. i hate insurance rates for these cars. most ppl scoff at four cylinder engines. its a wave of the future, less gas and so much potential with advanced tech on our side. im only pushing 230hp with 194tq but it feels and drives like its gona take off without me.

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

good value

Cons

headlight issues

carquestions
95

Good Starter Car — performace-good build quality-nothing wrong besides the stupid headlights appearance-great cost of ownership-decent gas mileage, just had to do basic maintenance (oil changes, brakes) fun factor- was fun to drive when i was 21, now i'm hoping to upgrade to the TL

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

Great car to learn about

Cons

Handeling and targeted for theft

45

Loved It — Always loved the integras. Purchased the DC5 to learn more about how to work on the cars and do it myself. the k20 seemed like a good place to start. Maintenance was pretty low cost compared to other cars. Had the car stolen once and finally ended up selling it to get a 4 dr. If i had the option and garage i would purchase again!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

Great performance at a great value

Cons

Problems relating to the mods that I installed...like having no suspension left because its been lowered 2", etc.

35

Acura Rsx Type-s...great Little Car! — As a stock car, its great. Its reliable, fun to drive, comfortable, everything you want in a car. With the mods I put on it, that isn't the really case anymore. Ces't La Vie But even with the Mods, the gas mileage is great, the performance is pretty good. 0-60 comes in about 6 seconds, stops on a dime, and the handling is superb. All in all, I would definitely own another own another Acura!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

EVERYTHING

Cons

NOTHING

25

. — Amazing car, loved it, accelerated fast, looks fast and had the power to prove it. i had OZ rims and AEM v2 intake, sounded great. very fun car to drive, i recommend buying it and it is very good on gas

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Acura RSX Type-S Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

Amazing and fast

Cons

type S is only manual trans

55

Acura Rsx Type S — This car is amazing!!! I wouldnt give it up for the world. Handling on this car is wonderful and I have an I-Vtech engine with 2.0L DOHC engie its pretty solid... It was a solid investment and now i enjoy driving it.

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 32 2003 Acura RSX reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

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

Read all 44 2006 Acura RSX reviews

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

Read all 33 2005 Acura RSX reviews

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

Read all 42 2004 Acura RSX reviews

2002 Acura RSX Reviews

A Fun Little Car. By DBear326

I have enjoyed owning my RSX for the past 2 years, it still looks good and I hate it was a limited model. Acura needs another sporty car. Anyways, the rsx type s comes with a great engine (k20a2), and... Read More

Fun And Practical. By HBreck

I've had my eye on an RSX-S for quite some time now. When I finally purchased this one (to replace my departed Volvo), I had narrowed it down to this and a 2003 Acura CL type S 6 speed. Truthfully, I ... Read More

Read all 64 2002 Acura RSX reviews

People researching a 2003 Acura RSX contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2003 Acura RSX, exterior
Acura RSX
22% of the time
Honda Civic
13% of the time
Honda Civic Coupe
8% of the time
RSX
Looking for a Used RSX in your area?
CarGurus has 550 nationwide RSX listings starting at $2,250.
ZIP: