Used 2003 Acura RSX

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2003 Acura RSX
List price range
$4,499 - $6,995

Pros

  • High-revving Type-S engine, plenty of standard equipment, nimble handling.

Cons

  • Modest torque output, tight rear-seat headroom.

Used 2003 Acura RSX for Sale

Acura RSX 2003
154,935 miles
Used 2003
Acura RSX
Base
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8.3 mi away
List$4,499
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Acura RSX 2003 Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
100,962 miles
Used 2003
Acura RSX
Type-S
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With an overall feeling of refinement, and exemplary steering, Acura's RSX is a car you can drive to work every day and still cut loose in over the weekend.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Acura RSX.

Baby Acura for the Win!
Steve, 8/6/2015
I bought this car to replace a gas hog (Mustang GT) for college. My job is roughly an hour and a half away and I needed something decently efficient on gas that didn't have the price tag of a Prius, and could still do the work and school trips on one tank. I came across one of these on a local craigslist and haven't had any regrets. It's one of the only Acura's (to my knowledge) that doesn't require premium gas or spark knock if you put regular gas in it. It usually does in the mid 20's mpg in the city and high 20's if not low 30's mpg on the highway. As long as you don't stomp on the gas pedal this car will do amazing no matter where you drive it; which was one of the selling points for me. The only downsides to this car come when you have to either replace belts, headlight bulbs, headlights or taillights. Because the car is so small, space under the hood is in short supply; therefore things like belts typically mean removing the entire front bumper to replace. The headlight bulbs (usually for the passenger headlight) also require removal of the entire bumper, which means you'll need to schedule some time aside for certain "simple" projects. If you need to take an entire headlight or taillight out of the car, the bumpers need to be removed completely as well since the retaining bolts are underneath the headlights and taillights. Besides those downfalls, the car is amazing. If you can find a type-s (200+hp) and don't mind driving a stick, those are the way to go. If a manual transmission isn't your thing the base models still have a good amount of kick to them (150+hp), and parts for these cars are extremely easy to find and aren't a whole lot of money either. Update 2018: I've had this car for 5 years now, and I have only had to do normal maintenance (oil changes, spark plugs, tires, brakes, etc.). This car has never once broken down, or had any issues even in severe winters. This is one of the best purchases I have ever made, and completely explains why you still see so many of these cars on the road.
A great little car
mjl73187, 9/7/2013
This is truly a little gem of a car. I've had mine for over four years, put almost 50,000 miles on it, driven it three times round-trip from Connecticut to Arkansas, driven it around the mean streets of Brooklyn. It never lets me down. I've driven it at 80+ mph with all my worldly possessions (including an antique desk) crammed in the back and STILL gotten 34 mpg. I'll drive it until the wheels fall off, unless I need something with four doors.
Acura 2003 RSX
PRBillie, 5/31/2003
Awesome Car, easy to manage. Sticks to the road!
Nice Car
Sean's 1st car, 8/14/2003
Let's be honest it is a 20,000 dollar car so it is not going to come near something like a porsche or lamborgini. That being said, the rsx destroys almost all it's competion, the only thing that comes close (in it's price range) is an RX8 and it loses. THis car is extremely responsive fun and to top it out gets great milage. If your looking for a car in this price range look no further
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
200 hp @ 7400 rpm
MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
24 city / 30 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

More about the 2003 Acura RSX
Used 2003 Acura RSX Overview

The Used 2003 Acura RSX is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M), 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5A), 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A), 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Acura RSX?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Acura RSX trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Acura RSX Base is priced between $4,499 and$4,499 with odometer readings between 154935 and154935 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Acura RSX Type-S is priced between $6,995 and$6,995 with odometer readings between 100962 and100962 miles.

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