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Here is an honest review,
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By Attila
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I got the car with 15 miles on it, now it has 15,200. The car runs great, not one problem. I didn't put a ten one some ratings, but lets be honest, it doesn't have performance that of an M3 or Viper. But for it's class its the best. They could have made the exterior sportier like the new Celica, but this way its not a flat out sports car, its got some elegance to it.


Favorite Features

Great gas mileage, reasonable handling and quickness. Definetly the best overall car in its class.


Suggested Improvements

Needs an armrest console. The Bose in it...including the sub in the spare tire...unsatisfactory. In a $20K+ car they should have put in a better system.


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love it
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By rcampbell
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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love this car. I got the stick shift. It is so fun to drive. Very quick. Best transmission I've ever driven; the thing shifts like butter. I did a ton of research on comparable cars and this was easily the best buy for my money. The Celica didn't even compare.


Favorite Features

Ease of shifting. Smoothness of engine at high RPMs.


Suggested Improvements

Wider rims and tires should be standard.


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Best Sports Car for Your $
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By J. Logan
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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At its price range, it is the best 2 door coupe you can get. Engine with a lot of power despite being a 4 cyl., Acura styling and accesories.


Favorite Features

Engine, quality, and style


Suggested Improvements

Why can't Acura put the 220hp Japanese version (Type-R?) engine on the Type-S? Rear spoiler as standard equip.


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Nice But Noisy
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By argentum
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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We replaced a 2000 Eclipse GT with this RSX-S. While this car has a sweeter sounding though less powerful sound system and very nimble handling, I still miss the the Mitsubishi. You can't beat a torquey 6 for power and smoothness. This 4 will get you there ok but the revs combined with a choppy ride and cabin noise is just too busy for my taste. There are some mechanical and logistical kinks that need to be worked out. The low gears are balky in cold weather, our right side inner CV joint boot keeps coming off which allows axle grease to splatter onto the hot exhaust and the engine oil filter is poorly situated which guarantees a mess after service.


Favorite Features

Very good handling and sight lines. Quick and economical. Crisp articulate sound system.


Suggested Improvements

Five inch subwoofer? You've got to be kidding. Less road noise. I don't smoke but how about an ashtray and some front storage spaces.


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


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This car has been everything it was hyped to be. I would not trade it for any car in the price range under 40000. Compare this car to others in its class and you will see their is no comparison.


Favorite Features

Everything.


Suggested Improvements

Front bumper comes to a weird point. The car also sits a little to high stock for my taste.


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Honest review from an Acura owner
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By bepear01
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Purchased the car 1 year used with 22,000 miles. Fun to drive, great handling, engine feels solid. Build quality appears to have gone down slightly, but could be due to 1st prod. year. 1st-2nd gear shift is notchy and grinds occasionally (known problem - no fix). Leather is wearing on driver's side. Should have used leather with a higher coefficient of friction (sliding around during cornering is annoying). Replaced factory audio with aftermarket... Bose system was pathetic. As others have stated, there is much road noise.


Favorite Features

Exterior design, carbon-fiber interior, red-lighted gauge cluster, 7900 redline.


Suggested Improvements

Armrest, higher quality leather, increased mid-range torque, improve audio system, put better tires on. Honda/Acura always under-tires their cars.


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Great Affordable Sports Car
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By mikew
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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this car almost a year ago. Fun to drive, great handling and good power for a 4cyl. Can be noisy on highway, but not that bad. Great car for the price we paid.


Favorite Features

Sequential sportshift is great if you want to get up and go in a hurry. Gets great gas mileage on highway. Just took a 3000 mile road trip in it and got ~36mpg on average!


Suggested Improvements

Arm rests on inside of seats, would make long drives more comfortable.


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my RSX
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By Jon687
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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is a fun car to drive, but i have had it in the shop a few times. The glove box door was loose, window came off track, dead headlight and the leather seats are cracking an wearing out, car is a bit noisy on the road.


Favorite Features

fun to drive, good looks


Suggested Improvements

better leather, better stereo


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Fast Car and Lots of Fun
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By thumper67
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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Good sports car for people who are tall. Plenty of room inside. Sleek and clean interior design.


Favorite Features

Sporty style and rear wiper is a nice extra bonus.


Suggested Improvements

Offer more exterior colors to choose from.


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the problem car
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By j .huddleston
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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i have had the car in the shop like 20 times. the transmission been pulled out 3 times. i've had it in for abs problems 3 times. the motor idles really rough. and alot of little things have gon bad.


Favorite Features

i like the looks of the car.


Suggested Improvements

mechanics needs to be inproved


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