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2004 Acura RSX Type-S - Consumer Reviews

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Type-S 2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual - (115 reviews )
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Love this car!
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By anhdao
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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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!


Best Features

Hatchback is great -- lots of space for transporting stuff. 4 seats are pretty decent size for a small car. 6 speed transmission is so fun to drive. Stereo with Bose subwoofer in the trunk is awesome!!


Worst Features

Start making this car again!


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Mistake to stop producing RSX's!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By ratty
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This has been a great car, very reliable, fun to drive! Don't know why Acura stopped making this model? Would buy another in a flash.


Best Features

hatch with fold-down seats makes for one big hauling machine! have transported large pieces of furniture with room to spare!


Worst Features

Start making them again, Acura!


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Loves to redline!
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By Adam
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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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.


Best Features

Seats, handling for fwd, high revving motor, 6-speed.


Worst Features

leather quality, stereo, height. But I took care of all those things.


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Tranny problems
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By hondalover
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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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!


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K-series engine baby! I-vtec will break the tires loose at 7k rpm. Suspension makes you feel like you are riding on rails!


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Overall, a great little car
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By Vince
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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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.


Best Features

Sound of VTEC. Potential of the K engine; just a few simple mods turn this into a diff car.


Worst Features

Better stereo. Do a better job of distinguishing the Type S from the base. Wish they'd given USDM the Type R variant.


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