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2003 Acura RSX Type-S

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Good Combo of Comfort and Performance
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By LFOV
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Vehicle

2003 Acura RSX Type-S 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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Excellent Value
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
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By rezrsx
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 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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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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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 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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Luxury & Race Inspired - In One
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By CarrieJ623
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I wanted a sporty car with a luxury
feel to it, and the Acura RSX-S
provides just that for me. Whenever I
feel like doing some spirited driving,
the 200-hp engine with i-VTEC more
than satisfies my expectations. The
stiff racing inspired seats are great
for taking quick corners comfortably,
but they can be uncomfortable on
longer trips. My Acura RSX-S makes
the usual daily drive, going from
point A to point B, and enjoyable and
exciting experience.


Best Features

Some of my favorite features include the 6 disc in-dash CD changer with the built in subwoofer in the spare tire, the close-ratio gear box, and the perforated leather seats.


Worst Features

Overall, the car is well equipped. However, I could see having a tilt feature for the sunroof and a light for the coin box.


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love my rsx type s
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By porky
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Vehicle

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


Review

great car..looked at several before
pulling the triger. 20th ann. gti, pt
cruiser, and celica. the acura is the
best. i know, wrx has more ponies but
the acura is muh more refined.


Best Features

i-vtec, great styling inside and out. fit and finish is super.


Worst Features

center console


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