by rsxc on Jan 10, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
I've owned two '02 ACura RSX's Premium. Bottom line is that they are very reliable. They will last a long time before they break. But like any car once they break they will cost a small fortune. Most aftermarket retailers do not carry the parts that usually break on this car. This means you must go to the the dealer to get the part, which can be hole in your pocket. All in all, I love this car. It's very cheap on gas, it has a very attractive sporty look, it's got all the goodies like: leather heated seats, heated powered mirrors, power windows and doors. I would definitely recommend this car.
by thr33wayclimax on Dec 30, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
I've owned this car since I was 16, and am now 26. Bulletproof reliability, only the A/C compressor has failed, twice.
RATTLES/RATTLES....and more rattles. Maybe I never noticed or cared when I was younger, but this thing rattles like no other, the Tweeters, dash, trunk, doors, glove compartment I could go on, they all rattle. I feel like the car is going to fall apart when I hit a pothole.
2002 stock seats are terrible, NO support Hard seat bottoms. Replaced with seats from a 2005, much better!
With all these issues, I cannot get myself to let it go, I don't think I'll ever sell this car.
by oaklandfan78 on Oct 30, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
My RSX has gone through a lot over the past 10 years and put on over 145K miles but it's still running strong.
It's been through quite a lot.
Among the highlights were how many times, it flawlessly handled the California drive from LA to SF.
At one point, it also became my utility vehicle and the fold-down seats spent many weekends lugging around DJ equipment.
It now serves as my daily commuter with good gas mileage and still evokes a strong feeling of excitement when I get on the road each morning.
Hopefully I can make it to 200K one day.
by tonyanytime on Oct 11, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
To all those who had bad experiences, suck it up! Ive owned over 20 different vehicles in the last 10 years, all used from Lexus, Audi A4, BMW 325i, 528i, Infiniti Q45, two F-150s, Oldsmobile, Acura 2.5 TL, 2 preludes, a civic with motor swap, dodge ram, and the list goes on. All had varying degrees of reliability BASED on previous care. All had maintenance concerns arise some more costly than others but you must accept that when purchasing a car. It makes me sick to see someone bashing this Acura. I havent driven mercedes yet, so until then THIS IS THE BEST HANDLING, SOLID DRIVING CAR OF ALL IVE OWNED AND DRIVEN. Im eager to drive it everywhere and i bought it with 129k. Its getting a turbo
by jeff88 on May 26, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
Am selling this car to my son who is a college student and needs a car. Bought it used with 87k miles and it now has almost 125k. Needed a new clutch @ 115k and has brand new tires on it with a recent major service done @ 120k. This car seems like a new car and it's over 10 years old. Yes, it rides rough and has a noisy engine on trips but handles like a top line sports car and is a blast to drive with revs up. Around town gas mileage is 26, on some trips have gotten over 35, almost 36 mpg. I trade between 89 and 93 to average the 91 octane the manual suggests.
by Bub24 on Mar 10, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
I absolutely hate this car! It has been nothing but an expensive lemon. 1st the oil pump went bad ($800) then the vtec pressure switch $74, then the vtech actuator. Now the timing chain is stretched. 83,000 miles are you serious? Oh and forget about finding replacement parts at your local autoparts store. Almost every piece of this abomination is special order or my favorite "dealer only $$$$ part" I am done with Acura and there overpriced crap.$1366 to replace a timing chain!What!