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2002 Acura RSX Type-S - Consumer Reviews

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)


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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)


Review

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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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)


Review

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+++!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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)


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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!!!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By Mike001
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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