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2003 Acura RSX Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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Nice, but you'll want more
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By minus9
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2003 Acura RSX Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I wanted a sporty 2-door and the RSX was
the nicest. It beat the Celica, the
Civic Si, the Tiburon, etc. You get
Honda reliability. You get great milage.
But after a year, the car rattles like
crazy and I wish that I had more power
and more smoothness. Save up and get the
Infinity G35 and you'll be happier in
the long run. You'll soon outgrow the
2-doors and wish for more space if this
is your only car.


Best Features

Fast, sporty look. Great handling. No pricy options, everything is standard.


Worst Features

Better quality materials to lessen the noise and keep the rattles at bay. A little more power lower in the revs would be helpful. Better leather.


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this car is *almost* perfect
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By used 03 rsx
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Vehicle

2003 Acura RSX Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

performance - acura rates this car as
having 160 hp. don't be deceived. the
peak hp is delivered around 6000 rpm,
which you won't normally access unless
you've got the pedal stomped to the
floor.

comfort - these seats are the best
stock seats i've ever rested my cheeks
on. the seats literally wrap around the
driver to keep you in place through
twisting turns.

fuel economy - i'm getting nearly 27
mpg in mostly city driving!!

build quality - the build quality is a
50/50 mix of being excellent / suspect.

overall this car is EXCELLENT. test
drive a few other cars for the sake of
comparison, but this car is a GREAT buy.


Best Features

quality interior, red dash lighting, performance / handling, build quality, all the other things you've heard, etc.


Worst Features

20 more hp on the base model, better seating surfaces so the leather isn't stressed so easily, why is the paint on the hood chipping already? the road noise anytime you drive above 50 mph or on a textured surface is almost unbearable!!!


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The ultimate driving machine
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By Seanpen
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2003 Acura RSX Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This care is just great. It's unmatched


Best Features

Handeling on sharp turns, it's desing and...


Worst Features

Just the suspension could be a bit more smoother.


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Exactly what I wanted
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By Grinner
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2003 Acura RSX Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I like small cars and needed something
with an automatic (I have a bad knee),
that would hold its value well, good
performance, gas mileage, comfortable on
long trips and able to occasionally
carry bulky items, like a 32" TV set.

I found the RSX to have the best
combination of a small engine with an
automatic I have ever seen. It's not a
racer but it is quite lively and
extremely smooth.

I also get as much as 32 MPG on the
highway but only 16-18 in town. (Heavy
right foot, my fault.)

In all, it's the perfect car for me.


Best Features

Lively performance, great gas mileage on the highway and very comfortable seats.


Worst Features

Have the CD player handle MP3s and make the engine a *little* bigger for just a little more low end torque.


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Fun Coupe
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By Honodan
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2003 Acura RSX Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I have owned the car for 6 months now
and still greatly enjoy driving it. It
has good exterior looks, acceleration,
fuel economy, and comfy interior. The
automatic climate control is nice for
maintaining a constant temperature
without having to mess with the
controls all the time. Interior
lighting is impressive. Acceleration
is best in manual mode with the
standard coupe (non S-type).

Only minor complaint is that the
steering is a bit stiff. Otherwise it
is a great car; comfortable for
commuting but lots of fun on an open
country road.


Best Features

Interior lighting, lights up the control in a nice looking red glow.


Worst Features

Soften the steering, it is just a little too stiff.


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