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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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Acura needs to fix transmission problem
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By lizardgizzard
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I just traded in my RSX-S (9700 miles) and was glad to do it. Ever since I bought the car I have had transmission problems with grinding from 1st to 2nd and with 2nd to 3rd gears. Sometimes I was unable to get 3rd gear to engage without forcing it into gear. I then contacted the dealership for warranty repair for the problem and they would not fix it. They stated the problem was not bad enough and had to completely fail and strand me in the middle of no where, before they would fix it. Over all the rest of the vehicle is well built, but I would suggest dont buy one until Acura can fix the transmission problems or buy a used Integra.


Best Features

Red dash light, high revving motor.


Worst Features

Fix transmission! Better Acura dealership customer service!


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


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I loved my 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 5-speed: brilliant steering and magic, compliant long-travel suspension. Wanted SVT Focus, but none available. Acura offered a GREAT lease deal: $1k down included 1st mo, 48mo @$275 w/tax for RSX-S w/15k miles/yr. Mazda 3S hatchback nice but only $9/mo less than better performing/feature-laden RSX-S. Mini S nice but too small, too $$. Best feature: tan leather, high-quality interior vs. cloth in coal-bin black. Type S = fabulous performance (esp. engine/6 speed), but rather too stiff & frenetic. Comfy seats, well bolstered. Why don't they put better, stickier tires on these??? Best-in- class bang-for-buck.


Best Features

Tan leather interior (not black!), superb 6 speed, fit & finish, quality materials, feature-laden for great price. Hot rod engine (if you're willing to use the revs), Acura dealer experience, long warranty. I like the looks. Hatchback practicality, decent stereo. Great lease deal.


Worst Features

Stiff suspension lacks travel/compliance, esp.@ rear. Way under-tired for intended sporty usage (needs wider, stickier tires), failure of seats to return to previous position, engine slightly buzzy. Steering wheel could be thicker, firmer. Needs more interior storage.


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Great car, but needs improvement
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By Courbu
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This is a great car for the money. The interior is beautiful in its simplicity, the stereo is perfect, and it's fun to drive. I still can't get used to the weird body design since I had two Integras before it that were frankly much easier on the eye. However, the driver-oriented interior more than makes up for it. The perforated leather seats are very sporty and elegant. The engine on this little car is great & kicks in if you know how to drive a stick correctly. It is also SO reliable! I've never had ONE problem w/ any of the 4 Acuras I've owned.


Best Features

Leather interior, stereo system, 6- speed, fun engine, great customer service, extremely reliable, tight steering


Worst Features

Body style is kinda ugly, suspension needs help, even more oomph in the engine would be great, better headroom in back, more choice in interior colors, get rid of plastic on interior of doors and replace w/ leather!


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Great Coupe Car
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By Jadey
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Its a great car for a great price, knowing it is an acura i feel also safe in it.


Best Features

everything


Worst Features

maybe a lil more hp


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Fun & Sporty with Elegance & Quality
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By California Girl
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I owned a Toyota Corolla GTS for 19 years and 300,000 miles and was hoping to buy another Toyota but the Celica rode like a bucket. Researched for two months and this is the best car for what you get. Many wonderful amenities and it's just plain fun to drive, plus the styling is elegant for a sports car.


Best Features

Great interior set-up, red dash, climate control, Bose 6-CD in-dash, plus cassette, moonroof, best location for cup holders when you're shifting, climate control, seat adjustablity, etc.


Worst Features

Automatic shut-off headlights.


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