2002 Acura RSX Consumer Review: Nice car, needs some improveme

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 car, needs some improvement
By chrisnick on


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


i love my RSX. its a great car. i used
to drive from toledo to detroit
everyday, so my RSX now has almost
78000 miles. it runs perfect, and have
only had to do minor maintence, except
for some transmission wear issues.
when the original air filter was
dirty, i replaced it with an Injen
Short Ram air intake system which
really helped the car out. it sounds
excellent, but city mileage has
decreased slightly. the car is plenty
quick at the top end, but low-end
torque is lacking. more displacement
would be great, as well as a screw-
type supercharger. i also have energy
suspension motor mount inserts that
really helped the wheel hop problem.

Best Features

interior design, sound, feel, fun to drive factor, shifter, seats, no understeer or torque steer, ease of modification, stock light(er) wheels, clean exterior design.

Worst Features

leather wear on seats, rear visibility, low-end torque(i'd give up about 10hp for about 10lbs ft down at around 2500rpms), BETTER TRANSMISSION RELIABILITY, crazy fuel guage, better damped suspension, flimsy stock rear spoiler, runs "rich", electronic rev- cut at standstill.
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