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2003 Acura RSX

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Can't go wrong
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By rstibbetts
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2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I am now at about 60K miles and this car has been great. Reliable, cool look, great handling and acceleration, excellent mileage (never averaged less than 30 MPG) and not too expensive or refined, considering it's an Acura. Gives me what I need at a reasonable price (at the time). Unfortunately Acura dropped this great little car. Cons: bad driver side blind spot, rattles in the dash (pronounced when the car is cold) and a rough ride with stock tires (improved with different tires). Back seat is tight, but what do you expect in a coupe? Probably the best vehicle I have owned.


Best Features

Look, handling, MPG.


Worst Features

Dash rattles.


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Sporty and fun
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By Joni
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This was my first Acura and probably not the last. The car has awesome acceleration, great handling and is very fun to drive overall. Decent gas mileage, lots of looks, six speeds and the classic tell tale headlights (I like the 02-04 look better than the later 05-06 models). The third gear does grind from time to time. You really have to carefully place the gear to avoid it. Also this car is incredibly connected to the road. You hear and feel every little bump... a good thing if you're driving a sportier car, but tiresome if it's also your daily driver. Finally the insurance on this car is outrageous.


Best Features

Six speed, roomy hatch, acceleration, gas mileage, exterior design.


Worst Features

Lots of road noise, bumpy ride, grinding third gear.


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Fabulous starter into the luxury world
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By LP
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2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This car is a luxury car at a great deal. Acura has a great reputation for quality, as they are made by Honda. This car is no exception. It's fun to drive and handles wonderfully. Great standard features that would normally have to be added for an extra price, come standard.


Best Features

Suspension and handling. The seats cup you like a glove. The red dashboard lights give a great ambience and just look plain cool.


Worst Features

Blind spot could be improved as well as the gas mileage.


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


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Great car. It has fuel efficiency and it's amazing to drive. I have owned it for 4 years now and I wouldn't change a thing.


Best Features

6 speed. Comfort. Fuel efficiency.


Worst Features

Not applicable.


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Fun to drive, high revving car.
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By bpayne
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Another great car I have owned. This car has a sporty look to it with the optional A-spec package offered by the acura dealership which includes spoiler, lip kit and upgraded suspension rims and tires.


Best Features

Auto climate control with sunroof and optional 17 inch rims.


Worst Features

Transmission is a little jerky with second and third gear grinds a problem on several models.


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