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2003 Acura RSX Type-S - Consumer Reviews

2003 Acura RSX Type-S

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Type-S 2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual - (124 reviews )

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Midnight Maraurder
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By CJ Majesty
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This car takes corners effortlessly, it
has decent amount of power on tap,
silky smooth transmission the seats are
comfortable & supportive. The ride is
comfortable .........until you hit a
bump, Steering is firm & direct. The
car feels very stable at high speeds.
The Bose sound system is not as bad as
people say it is depending on the
quality of the CD & the signal strenth
of the radio. I find that visablity in
the rear is blocked by the C-Pillar.
But overall best car i ever had.


Best Features

Drivetrain & suspension


Worst Features

Better Tires


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Tremendous Value
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By RSXman
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Before purchasing this car, I drove
and considered the following: Eclipse
GT, Celica GT-S, Volkswagen GTI, Honda
Civic, Honda Accord Coupe, Pontiac
Grand AM GT1. The Acura is so far
above these other cars in every way,
I'm still amazed. The build quality
is astounding, the materials used
inside are very nice, not just cheap
plastic. Buying experience very easy,
there are no options other than
useless crap you buy at the dealer, so
finding the right one is easy. If
you're looking for a car with NO
compromises, this is the one. Very
fast, handles extremely well, lacks no
features, and still gets almost 30MPG
in the city.


Best Features

Refinement, handling, acceleration, interior materials, reliability, gas mileage.


Worst Features

I'll echo what everyone else says: Need a center armrest. That's it. (If they do add one, you can bet it will be available from Honda/Acura to retrofit older RSX's)


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All around great car
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By khuang
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I love this car. Had it for more then
2 months now. I did a lot of research
and it's the best car in it's class. I
could have chosen Celica or WRX but the
best car for me was definitely RSX Type-
S. I think Celica GT-S looks better but
cost more with same options as RSX. WRX
is more practical and faster but i
don't like the styling, and don't need
the added complications of AWD and a
Turbo. I ended up with RSX because it's
fun to drive, handles great, relatively
luxurious, gets good gas mileage, and
has a very reasonable price.


Best Features

200 horsepower iVTEC engine sounds very nice, especially at 5800 rpm and up. The everything about the interior is intuitive, perfectly placed, and looks great.


Worst Features

Leather could be a little better quality. 16 inch wheels one inch smaller then I'd like on Type-S. Styling is on the bland side.


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I love this car
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By Greg_W
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I recently was a owner of the new
nissan 350z but sold it due to the
high insurance on it and gas, so I
wanted a car that was resonable on gas
and insurance but yet sporty. I looked
at many cars but now I found as
intresting as the rsx. The biggest
reason was it was a really fun car to
drive and it felt really fast. Ever
since I purchased it I loved
everything about even the 7,900 rpm
red line.


Best Features

I love the feeling when the vtec hits in, it just sucks you into the seat. The car makes you want to drive it fast it just asks for it. I love the design of the gauges and the shifting is amazing on the manual transmission.


Worst Features

What I wish that acura could improve on is to have the types s more like the type r of japan.


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bang for the buck
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By madjoe
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

i am a master auto tech and this is by
far the most fun car i've driven in 10
12 years of driving.the shifting is
effortless and it handles like a M3
but half the price. all i have to say
is 100 H.P. per liter naturally
aspirated.unreal if everyone could do
that the morning commute would be a
pole position. go drive one and see
for yourself. P.S. chicks are drawn to
this one.


Best Features

red illum. 6 disc changer;6spd trans.;sexy looks,200 hp eng,exeptional handling,


Worst Features

17 in wheels,armrest,better bass from sub.more center console storage.


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