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Good Combo of Comfort and Performance
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By LFOV
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

When I started looking for a
replacement for my VW Passat, the RSX
wasn't even on my short list. I was
ready to buy a Subaru WRX - until I
drove one.

By chance, I stopped in at my local
Acura dealer and test drove an RSX Type
S. I came away VERY impressed with the
overall package. It has reasonable
performance (it's a SPORTY car, not a
SPORTS car), good comfort and amenities
and is a tremendous bargain for what
you get. As Honda was also offering
low-rate financing, I couldn't pass the
deal up.


Best Features

My favorite feature would have to be the overall performance. Shift it below 6k, and it's like a very comfortable Honda Civic. Wind it out to 8k, and it becomes a completely different animal. It's the best "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" car I've ever owned.


Worst Features

1) The transmission needs improved synchros. 2) The Bose stereo is anemic and not worthy of the name. 3) Handling in extreme situations can be quirky, with a "loose" feeling front end. 4) The car NEEDS a limited slip differential, especially in the snow.


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Fun Coupe
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By Honodan
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2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I have owned the car for 6 months now
and still greatly enjoy driving it. It
has good exterior looks, acceleration,
fuel economy, and comfy interior. The
automatic climate control is nice for
maintaining a constant temperature
without having to mess with the
controls all the time. Interior
lighting is impressive. Acceleration
is best in manual mode with the
standard coupe (non S-type).

Only minor complaint is that the
steering is a bit stiff. Otherwise it
is a great car; comfortable for
commuting but lots of fun on an open
country road.


Best Features

Interior lighting, lights up the control in a nice looking red glow.


Worst Features

Soften the steering, it is just a little too stiff.


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Excellent Value
Performance
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Fun To Drive
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By rezrsx
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I've had this car for 4 months and I
can honestly this car is a ball to
drive and has amazing build quality.
As a previous 99 Mustang owner I can
honestly say this is own of the best
coupes for the money on the market
right now. The only real drawback is
it uses premium gas and occasionaly I
get a liitle bit of tranny grind going
from 2nd to 3rd. If your looking for a
2 door of any kind at least test drive
the RSX-Type-S.


Best Features

Bose Stereo, 6spd-Tranny, High Reving Engine.


Worst Features

Seat heaters, Power Seats.


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MY RSX!
Performance
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By LINN
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2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5A)


Review

What could i ask more form 21K sport
coupe? IT's perfect.


Best Features

i-VTEC,the interior gauges, basically everything!!


Worst Features

start importing TYPE R please.


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2003 Acura RSX Type-S
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By bigdaddyd919
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Vehicle

2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Drives smoothly, accelerates fast, best
interior design I've seen in a car in a
long time and best of all, it's a joy
to drive. If you ever decide to
purchase one, opt only for the Type-S.


Best Features

The red dash at night is mesmerizing


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