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2002 Acura RSX - Consumer Reviews

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Overall a good buy
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By Shaver
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Vehicle

2002 Acura RSX 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!!!
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By Mike001
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Vehicle

2002 Acura RSX 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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should have known...
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By not2impressed
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Vehicle

2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I test drove the RSX last week
expecting to fall in love with it.
It didn't happen. I thought the
handling was above average even at
higher speeds. It looks great inside
and out. The 4cyl. performance was
quite decent. Overall I have to say
that it's a nice toy.
On the other hand the visibility is
horrible, the seats are uncomfortable
as the lumbar support is too prominent
and the seat itself (not the back) is
too short for taller people. I also
didn't care for the layout of the
controls.


Best Features

fun toy to drive


Worst Features

armrest needed, comfortable seats needed, better visibility needed,


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Great Car
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By Rigby
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Vehicle

2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This is a great car and I'm happy to
own it. It accelerates nicely and the
interior design is very good. This is
my 4th Acura and I've loved all my cars.


Best Features

Dash lights, they're pretty cool.


Worst Features

The car dies if I leave it for more than 4 or 5 days. I took it to the dealer and they have proven that I'm not doing anything, however, they have been unable to solve the problem as of yet.


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Awesome ride
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Exterior Design
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By Trekblue98
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Vehicle

2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought the RSX about a week ago and I am very shocked. The car accelerates fast but yet I get 35 mpg. It takes awhile to get use of the firm seats. The car turns very well and stops on a dime. I love the red dashboard lights.


Best Features

Gas mileage (engine) and safety features.


Worst Features

The seats would be better if they were made for someone larger then 150 pounds.


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