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fun to drive
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By drvr77
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

this car is extremely fun to drive.
good quality interior, designed to
surround the driver. well bolstered
seats, fine leather material that
offers good comfort and lumbar
support. bose stereo does a fine
job,although maybe not par for those
seeking aftermarket subwoofer lows, but
fine for us folks appreciated quality,
clear music. climate control works
wonderfully, very powerful. the
nightime dash lights are a wonderful
red, making the gauges easily
readable. the shifter is effortlessly
moved from gear to gear, making full
use of the engine. has everything a
25yr old guy needs who has fun to
drive, practicality and reliability on
his mind.


Best Features

cockpit design, bose stereo, engine


Worst Features

rearward visability is diminished due to c-pillar design


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awesome car
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By sistomofadann
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

its awesome fast and lots of fun;plus
the girlies love it


Best Features

6 freakin speeds


Worst Features

bigger rims


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More Bang 4 The $
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By geofkent
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

My last performance car was a BMW Z3.
It proved to be too impracticle for
most purposes so it had to go. I
wanted to find a car with the same
performance but usable interior and
trunk space. Well, I found it! The
engine, transmission (6speed) and
brakes/suspension are all world-class.
Plus, you can actually haul stuff with
it. Lot's of stuff. Oh, buy the way
did I mention? It runs like it
looks...FANTASTIC!


Best Features

100hp per litre! Looks like a million. Build quality is a 10. Fit, finish and quality of materials also a 10. Nothing breaks!


Worst Features

Usable center armrest. Better tires. Michelins are too small (205x55x16) and are all weather rated ie, no good for performance (they're noisey too). Goodyear RSA's would be a better choice. 215x50x16 should do it or 225x45x16, even better.


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The best car I've owned
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By MattsRSX
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I was in the market for a new car
because my 98 Audi A4 1.8T was dying at
86,000 miles. Another A4 was tempting
but too expensive and unreliable. I
wanted something fast, fun and somewhat
practical. I was flipping through a
magazine when I came accross the RSX
Type S. 200 hp 2.0 liter engine, 6
speed tranny, Car and Driver 10Best.
Wait a sec...this car is only $23k! I
picked up my Artic Blue Pearl RSX Type
S on Friday, June 27th and I am in
love. I can get 30 mpg and still smoke
a V8 Mustang.


Best Features

VTEC engine, 6 speed tranny, interior, stereo, handling abilities....all these belong on a $60k BMW or Porsche


Worst Features

Stupid litte things like an outside temp, heated seats and an on board computer would be nice. Stock tires can be loud on the highway.


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Not as good as you think...
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By Shemy
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I purchased this car in Jan. 2003 after
crashing my Beetle earlier that month.
I chose the RSX-S because of it's
performance. I was very disapointed
with 4 things: the first is that the
gas mileage isn't true, the second is
that after 5000 miles of driving it
doesn't grip to the road as good as it
did when I purchased it, the third is
that the insurance is too high for this
vehicle & last but not least, if Acura
was smart they would put another 20 lbs
of tourque for better peeling power
with less RPM.


Best Features

Everything is standard.


Worst Features

wider & larger tires (at least 17") for better handling, Bose system could be a little more louder, Xenon lights can add more prestiege to the brand.


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