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hey my rsx just got broken into a couple hours ago! I lve in san diego and this is what happened i too have astock alarm and for some reason it didn't go off. usually if i insert my key in the key hole and unlock my car and open the door the facotry alarm doesn't go off. ! okay here is my theroy they have an acura key and they ... Read More
I have a 2003 RSX base model. Yesterday after getting gas I noticed the flap that is typically there on all the other Honda cars I've owned is missing. Am I an idiot or has it fallen into the tank or was it never there. The dealership didn't have an RSX to show, but pointed out other Acura models don't have the small metal flap where you put the gas nozzle ... Read More
I have now had my ECM stolen out of my S type for the third time, twice on my street, and once at my aunt's house, all in very safe neighborhoods in San Francisco. Acura has no solutions whatsoever. The only thing I can do is use people's garages when I visit. I also don't have a garage, but I pull my car down my driveway and crawl out the hatch. ... Read More
I also have a type-S 2003. The details of your post are exactly the same as what has happened to me. EVERYTHING, even the discussions with Acura are the exact same. The only difference in my story are the dates. Once about three months ago, and then again last Thursday the seventh. Scot
I have a 2003 RSX Type-S. I live in San Francisco, CA. I was shocked in March of 2006 to find that the engine control module (ECM) was stolen out of my RSX. The car was parked in my driveway. What was confusing was that the alarm of the car never alerted me to the theft and there were no visible signs of break in or damage to the exterior of ... Read More
I just bought a used 2003 Acura RSX. Unfortunately, when I got it home I noticed that neither the turn signal nor the hazard lights work. I replaced the fuses for both with no change. I've never heard of a bulb causing all lights to malfunction, but I guess I will try that next. Also, the turn signal indicator lights on the dash don't light either. Any ideas out there? Thanks. ... Read More
Here's the list of the ten most frequently stolen cars, from State Farm's website (compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, nicb.org): 1995 Honda Civic 1989 Toyota Camry 1991 Honda Accord 1994 Dodge Caravan 1994 Chevrolet Full Size C/K 1500 Pickup 1997 Ford F150 Series 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1990 Acura Integra 1988 Toyota Pickup 1991 Nissan Sentra I don't see the RSX anywhere on this list.
I have a 2003 RSX 5-speed, and I don't believe the 2nd (and 3rd) gear grind is a shift timeing issue. I've had mine grind at low rpms with shifts I know were slow, solid, and accurate. I've purchased new an '89 Accord, '96, '99, and '02 Civics, all 5-speeds and never had this problem(or anything similiar). I fail to see how my shift timing changed suddenly when I purchased this ... Read More
Ok, I'm totally out of topic here but need some help: Should I go to ACURA to get my car maintenanced??? i'm at 50 000 km's and they want me to get package a, b, c and d = something like 400$ CAN ....to me this is CRAZY!!! do I really need all this??? What is it That i need to really get done at this milage...it will be my first ... Read More
All four rims on my 2003 RSX recently became corroded from an unknown cause. While in for routine maintenance at Acura of Milford, I mentioned this to the service writer. He said that some rims had improperly applied clearcoat. The next week, they replaced all four rims under warranty.
Hi Canadian car purchased Aug 2001. I keep my mileages in Quattro Pro files so they're in there by year. Here goes: My best mileage was 41.9 mpg and 6.7 litres per kilometer 2002 average for the year was 31.4 mpg and 9.1 litres 2003 average for the year was 30.1 mpg and 9.5 litres 2004 average for the year was 25.7 mpg and 11.3 litres 2005 average year to date ... Read More
I've just purchased a 2003 Acura RSX Type S with 86,000 KMs. When I start it in the morning and after work it idles at around 1600 to 1800 RPMs, after a few minutes of driving it then idles at 900 RPMs. Also, it turns out the car had an after market cold air induction kit put in. Is this normal? Could the induction kit be causing higher idle RPMs? Thanks, ... Read More
I am in the same boat. I have a 2003 acura rsz type s and the seats are very uncomfortable, (in fact the 2005 seats are softer) but i absolutley love the car. I went into the dealer to look at a tsx but I eould lose a great deal of money in the trade. Is there any options here. I am trying to get new seats or find seat covers ... Read More
i paid 20,200 for my 2003 Rsx with 18,500 miles on it
I got my 2003 RSX Type-S with spoiler, brand new, for $22,400 at Acura of Boston. I had no trade and $1000 down. I was able to get a 3% rate on my pre-approved loan so I didn't bother with a larger down payment. I always get a loan approved before I go to the dealer so we only talk price, no financing. I asked for the same price from Acura ... Read More
Hi everyone, back in 2003, you guys helped me to make an educated choice. I've bought RSX'03 base/auto in July'03. By now, odometer reads 45K miles, mostly happy ones. Problem persisting is driver's side window, which rolls up in jerky fashion, slams into frame, and tends to get stuck in cold weather. Dealer keeps putting more grease into it. Don't think it's helping much, though. I've registered 3 complains with dealership. ... Read More
just bought a 2003 RSX at the Ann Arbor, MI Acura dealer. 11,000 miles, black, black leather, automatic, paid 17,900. Seemed like a fair price, it's a beauty.
I'm looking to buy a new RSX, but I'm seeking advice from other past-RSX buyers. I went to Ryan's Open Road Acura in East Brunswick, NJ today, and the salesperson quoted me $19k for a 2003 (new, no mileage) base manual w/ leather. $19k seems a bit steep for a leftover, especially considering '05s are coming out in, what, six months? However, I didn't get a quote on a 2004. I ... Read More
We have a 2003 Acura RSX and a 2004 Mini Cooper. I am looking to get rid of the Acura and get a WRX wagon. The handling of the Mini is unbelievable. If you don't need to haul a lot of people or gear, the Cooper S (especially with the Works package) is tough to beat. Ours has been very reliable so far, but only time will tell. With AWD and ... Read More
After 6 months of ownership with a 2003 Auto RSX, reading all of the comments, they are so true. The stereo reception is so bad, the CD's sound so good. The car seat material will give you a shock as you exit the car in any climate. The tip about letting a few pounds of air out of the tires helps on these New England roads as the impact jolts are ... Read More
the electronic throttle lag was described in a test drive by an Edmunds editor in its counter-test against the Mini - defined as "slow to throttle down"; and from Motor Trend 2003 "... a pesky throttle positioner, which kept revs from dropping when the throttle was lifted..." Realistically, my budget stays firm at $18K. Dropping down to a regular ZX3 is understandable, but probably won't put a grin on my face ... Read More
I had a 2002 GTI 1.8T that gave me so many problems VW had to buy it back under the lemon law statutes. When a coil pack fails, you WILL be stranded (I was 3 times) as the car cannot be driven. When the window retainer clip fails, you WILL be stranded unless you don't mind driving/parking with a window down. There are also numerous creaks/groans and other unexplainable gremlins. I ... Read More
Just purchased a 2003 "Firepepper Red Pearl" RSX-S from an Acura dealership in VA Beach, VA. Was quoted $305 a month for 48 mos (plus trade-in) & was handed the keys. Then, in signing papers with the finance person, noticed that I would still owe $11K after the 48 mos! The sales guy NEVER said a word about any balloon or lease type arrangement. After some serious haggling with the sales ... Read More
- Good warranty/service? + Yes: 4 years/50 kmi. - How much should I be looking to spend for what I want? + Don't go much above invoice. 2003s will be cheaper if there are any left. For 2004, you should still spend closer to invoice than MSRP. - How much is that Factory Premium Package or whatever the heck it is? + What is this? Do you mean the sound system? ... Read More
This past Saturday, I went with my mother from NY to NJ pick up her new 2003 Acura RSX, auto, leather, in Redondo Red Pearl, from Bridgewater Acura (Route 22 in NJ). I negotiated a selling price of $20,100 (incl destination), approx $400 under invoice. No additional fees, except $50 for a 20-day transit tag, and $179 for the 2-year NYS registration fee, which included the dealer paperwork and messenger involved ... Read More
Paid 20,410 for a base 2003 RSX. Eternal Blue Pearl with Ebony leather interior. Mud flaps and pin striping were my two extras they had. I felt good about it since I couldn't shop around--only one Acura dealer in New Mexico. Enjoyed them.
Can anyone recommend a Chicago Acura dealer? I'm looking for a 2003 RSX type-S. Thanks!
I've been giving serious consideration to an RSX for my wife..this would replace her 97 Saturn which is a total dog. I have compared the RSX to a Civic coupe and the numbers, torque, horsepower and so on are far and away better for the Acura, tho it carries one less passenger which isn't really an issue. I received a quote of $19.100 for a 2003 5 speed with leather which ... Read More
Got a quote from Goodson at $20,523, which is $10 over invoice. Is it a good price? Has anyone bought below invoice recently? I am thinking to take this offer while asking for a free warranty upgrade. BTW, Acura is running 2.9% special APR now. So, I think it is a good timing to buy...
Hey everyone! I was hoping for some help on the RSX 2003. I currently own a 2002 Honda Civic EX that has been FINALLY claimed as a lemon. Honda is buying the car back from me next week. So basically i'm stuck without a car. I loved the car besides all the problems with it. So since the RSX seems to be very similiar to it i was thinking about buying ... Read More
and congrats on your new 2003 RSX! Thanks for sharing your purchase details. You may also want to check out our main Acura RSX (All years/types) discussion where you can share notes with other owners and enthusiasts. Happy motoring! Revka Hatchbacks & Wagons Host
I just got a 2003 RSX-S with the rear spoiler for $22,248 with no hidden fees. There was almost no haggling and the whole process was exceptionally pain free. If your in the Philly area, I highly recommend West Chester Acura.
I got mine thought AAA purchasing program. 2003 RSX AT, leather, truck tray, wheel locks for 22600 (out the door price) at Hopkins Acura in Redwood city, CA.
I figured out how much I wanted to put down, and how much I was comfortable paying per month for transportation and went from there. IMO, it sounds like you bought as much car as you can afford: not only are you considering the impact of monthly payments, but there's your "what if" scenario's for the WRX and Z. "Gee, we're different". I had a general budget guideline to follow, but ... Read More
I remember perusing that Web site when I was in the market (spring 2002). I wound up getting my Type-S from Sussman Acura b/c he was able to beat the then-price, give me a better trade-in value, and was much friendlier to deal with than the slimes at Turnersville. But some of Turnersville Acura's prices are noteworthy: 2003 RSX MT $18,716 2003 RSX AT $19,535 2003 RSX MT Type S $21,716 ... Read More
Hey, I'm 18 and my parent are going to buy me a new car under $30,000. Help me choose a car that is reliable, dependable, and has good resale value. I am thinking of getting an 2003 accord coupe EX V6 auto or 2003 acura RSX auto with leather. I am getting auto because I can share that car with people in my family. What car do you think is better ... Read More
There are NO major or minor differences between the 2002 and 2002 RSXs, except the following: 1.) MSRP is different (e.g. 2003 RSX-S is $100 more than 2002 model). 2.) Firepepper Red has been replaced by Redondo Red Pearl. 3.) The 2003 RSX can purchased w/ the "Factory Performance" package [rip off!]. Check Edmunds' 2003 Acura RSX review for confirmation. There is no official word for when the RSX Type-R will ... Read More
You shouldn't pay more than a few hundred over invoice for either model. I've seen the Celicas (back in May, in fact!) for just $100 above invoice. welst10, since you're in north NJ, check out Montclair Acura (973-239-3700). I heard they got some good prices up there since they sell by volume. Talk to the Indian salesman there. A friend bought a 2003 TL this past March for ~$27.5k, which at ... Read More
Stuart's assertion is very interesting. This "verozahl" character is horrible, really, some sort of Honda fanatic or something. Let me roll back in my chair and stare at the ceiling... ... hmm... WAIT! I think I got it! He's an Integra guy! that's why! Celica guys and Integra guys in Japan are like Camaro vs. Mustang, you know. [Acura RSX = Honda Integra] Displacement in the Celica engine is 1.8L whereas ... Read More
"Instead a true trunk they would have a door that opened up more like a hatch and the seats would fold back to make a trunk out of the back seats. The HatchBack was born. Now every car does this exact same thing even many sedans unless they are just so gigantically big you could fit a house in the truck....and even some of them will have at least a well ... Read More
You should be cross-shopping the RSX and the Celica, not the RSX and the 2003 Corolla, Elliott. Acura warranty is one year longer and it's a bit more upscale of a name than Toyota or Honda. If I should do so, my 2001 Integra should last until the end of this decade. You want something that will last and not cause any headaches in the long run. That's the point of ... Read More
A 2002 RSX-S demo car with 500 hard, test-drive miles on it for MSRP+? Considering that the 2003 models are already on the boat from Japan, one can only conclude that your dealer must have a surplus of Vaseline, and is anxious to use it all on you. If you really like the car and don't mind paying MSRP for it, you might as well get a real "new" one that ... Read More
See Acura To Offer Factory Performance Package for RSX Type-S Cleveland, Ohio 07/11/2002 -- Acura will offer its first Factory Performance package for the RSX Type-S at dealerships nationwide beginning in early 2003, the company announced today. The Factory Performance package features track-tuned shocks and springs that lower the car by approximately one inch. These shocks and springs combined with lightweight aluminum alloy wheels, 17-inch high performance tires, slotted brake rotors ... Read More
On honda's website, you can compare specifications for Honda models with those of other cars. Two of the categories that are compared are ALG (American Leasing Guide???)Residual Value After 36 Months and 60 months. I ran the numbers for RSX, Tib and MINI and here's what they say: 2002 Acura RSX coupe 54% after 36 mo, 42% after 60. 2003 Tiburon GT V6 48% after 36 mo, 33% after 60. 2002 ... Read More
Where do you come up with the 10% for sedans, Beowulf? A carseat fits in the backseat of the dealer RSX better than in my 94 Integra coupe (which does have a right armrest) but it's still a tight access via the front doors. Has anyone seen or heard anything definite about the 2003 colors and/or actuality of a sedan (now that my family has grown)? [I registered quickly,maybe my handle ... Read More
I don't believe it. Why would Acura spend so much money design a sedan version of this coupe when it's obvious that this demand does not exist. How many Integra sedans were sold vs. coupes? I don't remember the actual value, but it was very low, like ~10%. That means it's not a good business decision to expend all this extra cost to manufacture a sedan that will only be marketable ... Read More
When I test drove the 2002 RSX I asked the dealer why is there so much hush hush for 2003. According to them they are coming out with a 4 door version of the RSX. I personally prefer a 2 door coupe. But for some people it may be worth the wait.
A while ago, I said I'd provide my own scorecard on how I rate coupes in this class. Well, here it is (fairly self-explanatory). I hope the formatting comes out OK. 2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 Acura Hyundai M-B Mitsu Toyota RSX Tiburon C230 Eclipse Celica Subjective Criteria Type-S GT V6 Coupe GTS GT-S Ergonomics/Driver Comfort 10% 8 6 7 8 8 Engine Performance 20% 8 7 6 7 6 Handling/Braking/Steering ... Read More
Going back to the sedan vs. coupe that someone mentioned about 8 posts ago. It's obviously subjective on what we think looks better on a car like the RSX. But I will say that in my area, I've noticed about a 90/10 ratio for the '94-'99 generation Integras, in favor of coupes. I went to the Acura dealer hoping to test drive the Type S. I've already test driven the base ... Read More
I called Acura Client Services in CA about a week ago. The customer rep. told me that the RSX-R will be out "definitely" (relatively speaking) for the 2004 models. However, Acura could also introduce it earlier, i.e., a 2003 model this Fall.
actually acura.ca will tell you everything. In the premium package you get leather sits with heated front sits. The price is 28000Can(~18000US) exchange) before tax(31000Can(~20000us) for Type S). Only a few difference from Type S and Premium. Like in Type S 200HP, Acurac/Bose Speakers,...better handling. Type S doesn't have enough bonus over the Premium. If you compare to the base model(only in canada) to Premium you can see that 3000Can extra ... Read More
In the May 2002 issue of Car and Driver, the reviewers ranked these five cars in the following order: 5.) 2002 VW New Beetle Turbo S 4.) 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2.) (tie) 2003 Mitsu Eclipse GTS 2.) (tie) 2002 Toyota Celica GTS 1.) 2002 Acura RSX Type S Good reading. The magazine has tables which C&D left out on their Web site: http://www.caranddriver.com/xp/Caranddriver/comparisontests/2002/may/200205_comparo_sportcoupes.xml
Moderator (Revka or Shifty), can we include the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS to compare with the 2002 Acura RSX Type S and 2002 Toyota Celica GTS? Or maybe also against 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6? I'm curious as to how this refreshed Eclipse does. Thanks.
I went to the local Acura dealer yesterday and asked a salesman about the new cars. He said that Acura is only releasing the 2003 cars in the Spring for the 3.2 TL and CL. Their other cars will be out in the Fall. He also mentioned that I shouldn't expect any changes for the 2003 RSX except for perhaps a new color or two.
Anybody hear estimates on when the 2003s will be coming out? Test drove a Type S yesterday and really liked it. While at the dealer, noticed a few of the other Acura models had the 03 version already on-site. Thinking it might be worth waiting a couple months if the 03 RSX-S is on the way...
You can post your questions about the 2003 RSX in this discussion. We purposely leave the model years off of certain discussions, so people can discuss more than one year model in the same area. This helps to reduce the amount of discussions needed for one particular make/model. Otherwise some of our busier boards tend to get very cluttered, making it difficult for people to find the main ongoing discussions. Back ... Read More
Shifty, where is the discussion on the 2003 (not 2002!) Acura RSX? Please provide a direct link since you closed my original discussion board saying that this board already exists. Thanks.
Well, I didn't answer my question on what the 2003 Acura RSX will have, but I did a quick search on Google.com and unearthed the following: http://motioncars.com/autobuzz/articles12/honda_rsx.html This 4-door (technically 5 if you include the hatchback trunk) RSX resembles a Dodge Stratus sedan.
Does anyone know the inside scoop on what Acura is changing (if anything) to the 2003 version of the RSX, and when it will be released? It would be much appreciated!
"The V6 and transmission combination gives the Tiburon a real advantage over other more expensive sport coupes like the Acura RSX (no V6), Toyota Celica (no V6) and Mitsubishi Eclipse (no six-speed)." Read the full story here: First Drive: 2003 Hyundai Tiburon, John Pearley Huffman. And let us know what you think. Also, for more discussion on the Hyundai Tiburon (both 2003 and previous generation models), join us in 2003 Hyundai ... Read More
Heck, the RSX has been cross-discussed with many other autos lately on Edmunds' Town Hall (WRX, Celica, C230, Eclipse come to mind). Maybe we should create an RSX vs. Tiburon board. In the meantime, I was just stating that the RSX, given that it is *not* as luxurious as the LS430s of the world (simple price check will prove that), should cost less. I'm not saying the Tiburon (I was referring ... Read More
Edmunds ostensibly likes the base version of the RSX. Things they didn't like about it can be cured with the Type S (except for the unexciting and bland styling). They drove the slower and heavier auto instead of the manual. RSX-S, w/ its extra 40 HP and 6-speed manual, should shave at least 1 sec off the 0-60 time vs. RSX base w/ auto. I'm not sure what they meant by ... Read More
John, since you work for Acura, do you know what they plan to change (if anything) for the 2003 version of the RSX? I realize it's a relatively brand new car, so there won't be wholesale changes. However, will Acura fix the alleged engine bug (super-delicate break-in of the engine), add a console between the driver and passenger seats, introduce new colors, tweak any styling issues, etc.? Finally, when will the ... Read More
I went to the Philly Auto Show on the opening day (Sat., 1/5). I got there kind of late so I didn't get a chance to meticulously look at the RSX and similar cars in its class. (I got a little distracted by the concept and exotic vehicles.) I finally got to see the interior of the RSX and I can say I'm impressed. Things are kept simple (large, round gauges) ... Read More
Happy New Year, everyone. I'm planning on going to the Philadelphia Auto Show (http://www.phillyautoshow.com) this weekend (Jan. 5 or 6). Does anyone know if Acura will be there? I want to ingrain the salespeople there on suggestions for RSX, many of which have been brought up in this forum. Hopefully, they'll make note of it and suggest to their bosses and work its way up and down the chain to RSX ... Read More
I didn't mean to diss RSX's tires because they were only 16"; I wanted to highlight the fact that Acura uses poor performance and substandard tires for their Integras/RSXs. Yes, the Hyundai was a joke in terms of reliability and workmanship. But they are trying to change that. Why doesn't Acura offer a 10-year 100,000-mile power train warranty like Hyundai? I admit I was (and still am) also a skeptic with ... Read More
If you haven't read the article yet, you might want to check out: http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/preview/articles/48117/article.html The Tiburon, at least from the pictures and predicted specs, is looking like a better car than the RSX-S. At the least, this new generation Tiburon can eat up some of the RSX's market share. It looks like a poor man's Ferrari 456, which makes for better styling than the RSX's Civic look. Its 17" wheels are ... Read More
I'm doing this for the benefit of our new RSX board readers and participants. A while ago (message #508 posted on Oct. 11, 2001) I complained about how the sketch of the RSX was so much sexier than the vehicle Acura sells today. I had posted pictures as evidence, but since that time, I've lost use of that server. I recently uploaded the pictures on another account and will repost them ... Read More
alex18t (#493), I would beg to differ. Yes, there is obviously a resemblance between the sketch of the Acura RSX and the actual vehicle that roams the roads today. However, I don't think they look very similar at all. IMHO, the bigwigs at Acura took the designers' sketch and made the engineers tone it down (made it more conservative looking). Since seeing is believing, I'll let this discussion board decide. First, ... Read More