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2002 Acura RSX Type-S

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Type-S 2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual - (211 reviews )
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RSX-itement!!!
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By Big RSX Fan
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This Acura is without a doubt the most fun to drive car I have ever had the privilege to own. The hi-revving twin- cam coupled to the slick shifting 6- speed makes you one with the car (I know this is an over-used cliche, but if you drive this car, you will know what it means). The interior begs you to drive fast. Clear gauges, leather wheel at just the right reach, and that precision shifter- always right at hand. This is not a car, as much as it is a precision instrument, a scaple to carve up any road. If you ever enjoyed a high revving Italian car and enjoy working the gears manually, you owe it to yourself to test drive this car.


Favorite Features

Precision 6-speed, Hi-revving 200hp motor, tight handling, 6-CD Changer, front seats, clean styling.


Suggested Improvements

Just nit-picking here: better isolation from road noise, center arm rest console, distintive Type-S features.


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Practical Sports Car
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By Two Dog
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Ride, handling, and performance close to that of the S2000, but in a package that allows you to carry four people. Incredible scoot kicks in at 5800 rpm and gets better up to (and willingly past) redline. Aggressively bolstered (and comfy) leather seats hold you snugly through the twisties that this car loves. Excellent touring for two with ample luggage space. Tightly screwed together with a reputation for top-ranked dependability!


Favorite Features

Interior design, 6-speed, comfort, performance, style, seats, standard features for the money.


Suggested Improvements

Larger wheels, 1-2 gear change, more power to otherwise fine Bose system, improved driver visibility (BAD blind spot!), rear wing standard (only way you can tell where rear of the car is when backing up.


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Very Fun Car
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By Dewboy
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Great Car, so nice in so many different categories. The interior is layed out beautifully, and at night the red lights are awesome. Some may not like them, but I LOVE them. Very Fast, defiantly get the Type S if you can afford the insurance, and want to have fun in it. The leather seats are A+++!


Favorite Features

I-Vtec, Domination here, 7900 rev limit on S, really pulls hard from 5.8 to 7.9 and beyond.


Suggested Improvements

17" rims stock


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Overall a good buy
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By Shaver
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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The car is flat out fun to drive. Engine is probably the best part. Overall car has good road feel and is very comfortable. Auto climate control is nice, as is the power up driver?s window. Handling is precise, but not spectacular. The engine: It is absolutely the best thing about this car. The engine loves to rev, and after you hit the 5,500-rpm mark it begins to pull even harder (when the VTEC kicks in). Six-speed manual is incredibly smooth and quick. Negatives: Don?t believe the reviews about the stereo ? it isn?t that good. The big woofer in the trunk is more gimmick than real sound. The stereo lacks power. The back seat is only good for children ? nobody else.


Favorite Features

Engine, six-speed manual, leather interior, overall driving feel, the looks!!!!!


Suggested Improvements

Upgrade the stereo (more power), drivers armrest, stand-alone tilt feature for the sunroof, standard fog lights for Type-S.


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You'll love this car!!!
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By Mike001
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This car is addictive. I have been test driving cars for 6 months, and I didn't test drive this one right away because the review ("sport coup comparason") in Edmonds said there was some rear suspension problem. Well there isn't, at all, I don't know what they were taliking about. Anyway, I test drove Lexus IS 400, BMW 330i, Nissan spec V, Suburu WRX, and some others, and this was easily the most fun to drive, and some of those others were almost twice the price, HA! In fact, this is the most fun car I have ever driven (and my last two cars were a 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra and a 1997 BMW 540i) Anyway, just test drive it, you'll see, it's awesome!


Favorite Features

Engine for sure. Then just the overall handling. And of course the fun to drive factor!


Suggested Improvements

The stereo is not that great. But even with $500-$1000 stereo upgrade, this car is still a steal.


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