2002 Acura RSX Consumer Review: Nice But Noisy

2002 Acura RSX - Consumer Review

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Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Nice But Noisy
By argentum on


2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


We replaced a 2000 Eclipse GT with
this RSX-S. While this car has a
sweeter sounding though less powerful
sound system and very nimble handling,
I still miss the the Mitsubishi. You
can't beat a torquey 6 for power and
smoothness. This 4 will get you there
ok but the revs combined with a choppy
ride and cabin noise is just too busy
for my taste. There are some
mechanical and logistical kinks that
need to be worked out. The low gears
are balky in cold weather, our right
side inner CV joint boot keeps coming
off which allows axle grease to
splatter onto the hot exhaust and the
engine oil filter is poorly situated
which guarantees a mess after service.

Best Features

Very good handling and sight lines. Quick and economical. Crisp articulate sound system.

Worst Features

Five inch subwoofer? You've got to be kidding. Less road noise. I don't smoke but how about an ashtray and some front storage spaces.
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