Don't take it to the mountains
By Mustard on
2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
My radiator blew half way up Pike's
Peak highway during a vacation to
Colorado. My RSX was only 5 months old.
We had to have it towed down the
mountain and to a local dealership. It
was fixed, but not before half of our
trip was ruined. The worst experience
was trying to deal with the Acura
Roadside Assistance people to get
reimbursed for some of our travel
losses. After speaking to several
people, none of whom cared, and writing
a long letter detailing my experience,
I finally received a short response
that said little more than "go to
hell". The car has been adequate since,
but this experience will keep me from
buying another one.
The look, the red dashboard lights, the
sport shifter, and gas mileage.
bumpy ride, occasional rotten egg smell
coming from vents (explained as having
to do with the low emissions feature),
and lack of pickup and sometimes
stalling when I first start it after
being idle for awhile (only happens
when it's hot outside).