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2003 Acura RSX

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Acura RSX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Acura RSX

  • With an overall feeling of refinement, and exemplary steering, Acura's RSX is a car you can drive to work every day and still cut loose in over the weekend.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    High-revving Type-S engine, plenty of standard equipment, nimble handling.

  • Cons

    Modest torque output, tight rear-seat headroom.

  • What's New for 2003

    Other than a new color, Redondo Red Pearl, there are no changes to the RSX in its sophomore year. Available from the dealer, however, is a new "Factory Performance" package that adds high-performance suspension components, better brakes, larger wheels and tires and a body kit.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Just bought one...

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

I recently bought a 2003 RSX and I have to say I am very satisfied. The first quality that jumped out at me when I first drove it was its tight, sports car handling. This car handles beautifully and I am able to take turns at speeds I never could have imagined in my previous car, a grand am. The interior is leather, two toned sports seats that really add to the cars sportiness. There is a body kit on the car so it looks really sharp and sounds great with the magnaflow exhaust. Overall, im glad I bought it. I feel as though honda makes very reliable cars and the rsx is no exception.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

This is my 2nd Acura that I have purchased. I purchased this one because the first one I owned was awesome. This car is now 7 years old and I have only done normal maintenance to it. I wish Acura would make another model that is reasonably priced. I will be holding on to this one until it stops working.




My rsx!

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

What could i ask more form 21K sport coupe? IT's perfect.




My nighthawk black pearl rsx

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

Great little sports coupe. Handles well and engine seems to enjoy being pushed. There's very little low-end torque, however it picks up once you get moving. Exterior design is very well done. Interior materials could be better -- leather feels cheap and seats are uncomfortable over long distances (I commute an hour to work each day). Comes with some excellent features -- power mirrors, cruise, AC, auto-stick that round out a nice package for the price. Fun to drive.




The best

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

It is the coolest car ever.




Acura

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

Bad delership service, baaad



Full 2003 Acura RSX Review

What's New for 2003

Other than a new color, Redondo Red Pearl, there are no changes to the RSX in its sophomore year. Available from the dealer, however, is a new "Factory Performance" package that adds high-performance suspension components, better brakes, larger wheels and tires and a body kit.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 30
  • highway
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