2002 Acura RSX User Reviews

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    2002 Acura RSX Review
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    5
    Handling Ranked 2007 Scion tC Base Auto worse.
    "The RSX is extremely tight in corners and always feels planted while the tC inspires no confidence at all going into turns."
    Value Ranked 2007 Scion tC Base Auto worse.
    "The RSX is a better value only because of the money that would be saved buying a used 2002 RSX versus a 2007 tC."
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    2002 Acura RSX Hatchback w/ Leather Review
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    5
    Power Ranked 2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan better.
    "The V6 in the G35 is no comparison for the I4 in the RSX."
    Looks/Style Ranked 2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan worse.
    "From the front angle both are definitely lookers but once you look at the rear ends the Acura is better by a mile. Ill credit the G35 for being different but to me it just looks like an angry chipmunk. The RSX is relatively unique but a solid and sharp-looking car at every angle."
    2002 Acura RSX Review
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    5
    Power Ranked 2002 Honda Civic Coupe worse.
    "k20a2"
    Looks/Style Ranked 2002 Honda Civic Coupe better.
    "better lines on the car overall. smaller body"
    2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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    95

    A Fun Little Car. — 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 what could be a great transmission, if they had put an lsd in it. Under hard acceleration you will notice the lack if a lsd, especially coming out of corners. Other than that it has been a great car, reliable, good gas mileage.

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

    Pros: Fun to drive, good transmission, reliable, great gas mileage, looks good.

    Cons: They stopped making it.

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    2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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    Fun And Practical. — 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 would have preferred the CL, but the RSX was much closer and would not have required shipping. So far, after two months, this has been worth it. The RSX reminds me of my old Preludes. It's quick for a 4 cylinder, the shifter is sublime, the handling is smooth, the interior is beautifully appointed and ergonomically perfect. The seats are supportive (though the leather has torn pretty badly on the driver's seat), the cargo room is shocking - thanks to the wonders of hatchbacks. My first weekend with the car, I ended up moving a 9 foot couch across town, with a couple feet sticking out the back, admittedly. The sound system isn't particularly powerful - I have to crank it to hear anything on the highway. The radiator fans aren't working, though the car is 12 years and 180,000 miles old, so I'm not shocked by a few issues. It's not practical for families, but just for me, as a car to buzz around town in - it's perfect. It can haul my stuff, it can move with alacrity, and it's reasonably thrifty at the pump. I'm hoping to keep this one for awhile.... though maybe that CL might be purchased for longer trips at some point in the future.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Quick, nimble, lightweight, superb shifter, decent gas mileage.

    Cons: Average brakes, noisy interior, weak sound system.

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    2002 Acura RSX Hatchback Review
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    Neck Turner — I definitely like the fact that it is a Honda or acura I like the fact that is a popular car overall and it defenitely looks really nice when driving it wherever you go. Absoultely one of a kind thanks

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: very reliable car economically, and it is capable of delivering what it brings. It never lets you down no matter what the situation is. Great gas mileage and overall performance.

    Cons: Not enough horsepower

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    2002 Acura RSX Type-S Review
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    Fun Track Car — great car to go drive fast in. the 6 speed manual transmission is great and the 200 horsepower engine puts so mush power out of the front tires. the handling on the corners is great and the power out is quick. i would definitely recommend to anyone

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fast

    Cons: turn radius

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    Best Coupe Available — this is a great car to have fun in fast and sharp! has the best handling of any front wheel drive car i've driven. the 6 speed manual transmission is great for quick acceleration. i absolutely love the RSX Type S

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: beautiful styling, fun to drive, great handling and power from front tires. everyone looks as you go by

    Cons: bumpy ride while lowered

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    Great Sports Car. — I love the Acura Rsx Type-S. It is powerful and fun to drive, as well as great with corners. Braking takes some getting used to, but overall it is a great car. Learning to drive manual transmission is this car is a great joy.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Vtec is a joy. Cornering ability is great.

    Cons: Small back seats, braking is not powerful enough.

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    Fast With Great Mpg — Bumpy ride, too low to the ground, small. The backseat is not family friendly. The mpg is wonderful. Seem to hold value. Bumpy ride but tolerable. Quick car. Gets around easily. 30 nog is worth its weight in gold. Loved

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 30. Mpg

    Cons: Small backseat

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    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

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    Incredible Single Man's Car! By Climbermp

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    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

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    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 sara

    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

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    I Love This Car, But Its Time For Me To Get A Sedan. By Hern2116

    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'... Read More

    Great Sporty Car By Plaza_397

    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

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