2002 Acura RSX User Reviews

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    2002 Acura RSX Type-SReview
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    Good Daily Driver Car — This was my first brand new car that I've ever bought. after 280,000 miles and 10 years of ownership, this car is still going strong like day one. Maybe simply because I have used Mobile1 Synthetic motor oil every oil change. This is a perfect car for commuting or a weekend of spirited driving. I never had any major issues with this car, besides regular maintenance. Too bad I'm growing out of it, and upgrade to a more luxurious and sportier ride.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The Revving sound of the Engine when I go WOT

    Cons: I'm growing out of it.  It's been a car for my youthful years, and will miss it dearly when I get rid of her.  It's time for an upgrade

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    2002 Acura RSX Type-SReview
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    Fun, Affordable, Quick Little Acura — Great car, purchased in Nov 2001 and driven until Aug 2012. No major maintenance problems or issues during the 120k miles I racked up on it. Sad to see it discontinued, but wouldn't be surprised to see a new successor pop up in the near future.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun, affordable, quick little acura

    Cons: FWD

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    2002 Acura RSX Hatchback w/ LeatherReview
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    Amazing Car Since I Drove It Off The Lot At 16 —

    I love my RSX. I've babied it since the day I bought it when I turned 16. It has great styling, everything inside and out is exactly where it should be, and it's very efficient without under-powered. It has been a great match to my personality. Car looks great, much better than the other coupes in its price range like the Civics, Cobalts, Focuses, Corollas, etc... The factory aero kit and side skirts on mine give it a nice sporty look without going too Fast and the Furious. Car has almost never been to the shop. In 90k+ miles, it has had one minor interior leather quick fix (under warranty), and one starter replacement after 70k miles. Maintenance on it is very easy. I've been changing oil and cleaning air filter on my own the entire time. As for performance, I believe it was MotorTrend that announced it as the best handling front wheel drive car they'd ever driven when it came out, and I can attest. It's wonderfully light and nimble, and the perfect balance between spacious and outright boat-like (like most of current generation cars are). Engine-wise, yeah, the 200 hp Type-S engine would be nice, but I actually prefer the 5-speed manual over the 6 in the Type-S, and as long as you're in the proper gear, the car has plenty of get up and go for real driving conditions (60 mph achievable in 2nd gear, 90 mph in 3rd). And last but not least, you have to love that it's relatively short production run has helped keep its resale value up. After 10 years I could still get nearly half of what I paid for it brand new. Good luck finding that in any other car!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Best handling front-wheel drive car I've ever driven (MotorTrend agreed in 2002). Nice power over 4,500 RPM. Great gas mileage. Quality feel inside and out. Great styling. Fantastic cargo room with or without rear seats down.

    Cons: Lack of low RPM torque.

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    Black Pearl Rsx — If I didn't have a family this car would be ideal as an every day car. The car is reliable and gets great gas mileage. I love the style and perfomance that Acura delivers. Really a lot of fun to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Gas mileage

    Cons: Not a family car

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    My Rsx — the car is great i never have any problems with it. it has an exedy clutch lowered on neuspeed springs with type r wheels. the car is fun to drive kind of slow but fun to drive. i love it

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the handling

    Cons: too low

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    Awesome — i love this car. Has a fresh new paint job, type s engine, new transmission, new alternator, kenwood deck, Rockford Fosgate speakers, Two 12' Rockford Fosgate subwoofers and a 300 watt amp. love this car so much. Graet handling in it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fast and sounds great

    Cons: none

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    Good For Daily Use — Its a fun little car. 200hp but little drag when the a/c is on. Grips the road on turns. Sleek body style. However I'm disappointed with the leather seats up front. They dont hold well and tend to rip

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: sexy body style

    Cons: not as fast as it looks

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    Overall Awesome, And Since The Integra Nameplate Is Retired, The Car Is A Legend. — there is nothing on earth which can compare to smoking an 80,000 dollar porsche in a honda that cost 1/8th that much money. Sure, there are cars that are quicker in the straights, but by sacrificing a measly quarter mile claim, Honda has built a vehicle that EXCELS in 3 other categories: handling, overall performance, and reliability. Thats really what matters, right? I mean I guarantee I could throw in a set of 5.0 final drives and smoke almost anyone in the 1/4, but why bother? the car is sooooo much fun as it is...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: This is as much fun as you can have in a car for under 100k, and it only costs 10.

    Cons: weak 3rd and 5th gears, fixed in the 05-06...also front macpherson struts bother me on a honda.

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    Fun Car — Nice pocket rocket for city drive. Good on mileage, 2L vtec engine is good on customization but I like to stick to stock. Good for two people, never used the back row seats. No good for the second row any ways. I love the body line cues.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sleek, good for shot trips

    Cons: Not for family ride...

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    2002 Acura RSX HatchbackReview
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    I Love This Car — it performs well for a base rsx, its fast enough to pass on the freeway and fast enough to have fun around town. Other then a lot of road noise and kinda stiff suspension, its a honda engine so you pretty much know what to expect. Other then a drop I dont really need to do anything to the exterior, I love the way it looks stock. Great gas mileage, honda parts are cheap. It handles really well, nothing like taking corners way over the suggested speed without fear of losing control.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: its quick, looks good, and has honda reliability

    Cons: if you have the money, go for the type s

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    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

    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

    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 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

    2003 Acura RSX Reviews

    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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