by anhdao on Jun 6, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
I owned this car for 8 years and loved it.
Such a great value for a car with all of the main luxury items you would want.
I never had any major mechanical problems and always had fun driving this even though it was a stick and I lived in LA.
Had to trade it in for a more family friendly car last year, but still miss driving it!
by Adam on Dec 7, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
Bought my Type-S used with 29k miles in 06. 3 years later and now with 83K miles the car still drives great. Very reliable, great on gas, with few bolt ons car will give you a run for its money. I have driven the car hard for 3 years and never gave me any problems.
by hondalover on Sep 30, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
I have owned Hondas all my life, every version of the Civic or Integra imaginable. This RSX Type S was very disappointing. The 6 speed transmission was a major problem for me, and I brought it back to the dealer several times. These cars notoriously grind 2nd and 3rd gears, and when I brought it back to the dealer they claimed that they could not "replicate the problem" Engine is awesome, suspension is killer, but the tranny is a huge problem! Beware when you purchase!
by Vince on Nov 30, 2007 Vehicle: 2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
For those reviewers complaining about the lack of luxury features, realize what kind of car this is supposed to be. This was Acura's entry level car, not their flagship. About the tranny, I know many other sport compacts that have the same tranny issues. After 3 years, I still love this car. In stock form, it's pretty bland, but I've taken care of that. Performance is so so if you don't hit the hot cam, but handling is above average. The rear can get pretty nervous when the roads get rough. This is NOT a long haul vehicle and not the greatest for city and/or bumper to bumper. The stock stereo is pretty weak. If u don't go crazy, 34 MPG is easily attainable. Overall, this is a good car.
by Roger on Sep 9, 2007 Vehicle: 2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
I bought this car summer of 04 brand new. It's a great car all around. Great handling, nice power and engine sounds. Only problem I had w/this car is 2nd gear goes in rough a lot and 3rd gear pops out sometimes. I took it to Acura 2 times and they can't find the problem.
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