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2002 Acura RSX

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Great car, Safe and Stylish
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By wtm
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I unfortunately totaled my RSX-S recently by bouncing it off two trees at almost 70 mph. There was no damage to the interior cabin and thankfully no injuries. Besides being safe, this car is a thrill to drive. The car is really fun at about 6500 rpms and handles beautifully. The leather interior is comfortable and sporty, especially the red guages. This car is great for the consumer that wants excitement in a safe and stylish compact car. The car is an overall great buy and I would recommend it to anyone in the compact market.


Best Features

Stock Bose stereo, leather seats, plenty of storage space, vtech engine, short throw shifter, gas mileage


Worst Features

More low-end torque, bigger tires, 17" wheels, better front end styling


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Best bang for the buck!
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By blue_rsx
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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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For $22K, this is a great car. It has enough pep to make it a fun car to drive, and it is a great looking car too--inside and out!


Best Features

Climate control, angled controls on dash, no "hump" on floor in back seat


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Great car, combines fun w/practicality
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By David
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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I've been driving my RSX since 2002, and still love it. It's been wonderfully reliable, without a single significant mechanical problem. Performance is excellent, especially the i-VTEC. Good cargo capacity, and hatchback can handle large/bulky objects better than you might expect.


Best Features

Performance, handling, acceleration on highway, FUN


Worst Features

Stock stereo and speakers are mediocre. Stock tires are also mediocre, which I discovered when I replaced mine with Yokohama AVS dB S2 tires, for a noticeable improvement in handling, as well as significant noise reduction.


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Great compact car
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By Jim
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I have owned an Integra and the RSX blows it away. Every aspect of this car has been thoughtfully crafted. The interior is very clever and simple, and the leather seats are comfortable and supple. The exterior does not suffer from over-styling, but presents a sleek and aggressive stance. I have not had any problems with the car whatsoever. This has to be the best compact car on the market.


Best Features

6-speed manual, firm steering, driving above 4000 RPMs.


Worst Features

Could use more low-end torque. AWD would be a great addition. Pin-stripe and spoiler look cheesy.


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Fun to drive yet practical
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By Elias H Sarkis, MD
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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My RSX-S is great to drive both on the interstate and around town. The car is practical and we have used it to move all sorts of stuff as the backseats fold down. Performance is unbelievable!! As the rpm's go higher, the power really kicks in and it is a blast. It would be nice to find a curvy road with no cops around!


Best Features

Stick shift is wonderful, precise and smooth. Handliing is great.


Worst Features

Some less road noise would be better. also an adjustable suspension to make it less stiff when driving on non smooth roads.


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