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2003 Acura RSX

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Full Obsessed Customer Review
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By Paula
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Gorgeous, classy, sports car! Definitely worth the money if you have it, can be pricey though (gas + payments). Can race and blow others out on the highway. Is discouraging to drive in cities where there are tons of stop lights. Small and compact, but still seems to fit all my stuff in it. Friends are little squished in backseat. Haven't had any under the hood problems with it yet (at 36k). The leather does have to be taken care of because it is stretched tight and wears out in spots. Not a big deal though. Best clutch-smooth shifting. Good in the snow (for Colorado). Side air bag for passenger automatically shuts off for small kids in front seat. Fold down back seats to trunk. Lumbar support on/off


Best Features

In-dash 6 CD changer + sub sits in spare tire-more trunk room and still sounds good. leather interior and the seats because they are good for holding you in on sharp turns and not as cold as other cars in winter. Cup holders fit almost every size. Hepa filter + ABS + auto temp are great too.


Worst Features

Get the heated seats like Canada's RSX, add a bit more torque just for the 0-25 MPH, and better gas mileage. Bigger sunroof and glove compartment. Some rock chipping in the front. '05 front headlights look like civics. Quieter automatic lock horn. V6 engine + turbo? compass+ temp? All nit-picking...


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Acura is accurate
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By Bryan
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2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I owned a Honda civic which I loved, especially the gas mileage. after an accident, i decided to purchase a "03 Acura RSX that was traded into my dealership. I save some money buying used, and so far, no regrets. This car is fun to drive, fun to look at, and fun to personalize. This is my first Acura, and I've owned 2 Hondas. I definetly recommend this car. The only downside is the fuel economy. Not the best, I average about 250 miles to a full tank using supreme. I think my tank is 11 gallons, and even though i drive fast at times, the gas goes quick.


Best Features

I love the tiptronic transmission, the power roof, and the folding rear seats.


Worst Features

Improve the fuel economy, and make the car more user friendly for novice mechanics. what a nightmare just to change a headlight bulb!


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almost 2 years
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By acura owner
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2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

excellent investment overall...i used
to own a '94 integra 4-dr before the
rsx, and i absolutely loved it too,
which is why i decided to get another
acura...reliability...


Best Features

everything about the interior! fun to seen in.


Worst Features

limited/obstructed viewing from driver's seat to rear right side of car....you'd have to get used to it...could also use more padding in the leather seats...also something you'd have to get used to, because the ride felt so bumpy during the beginning days, i literally used to get headaches.


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Nice, but you'll want more
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By minus9
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2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I wanted a sporty 2-door and the RSX was
the nicest. It beat the Celica, the
Civic Si, the Tiburon, etc. You get
Honda reliability. You get great milage.
But after a year, the car rattles like
crazy and I wish that I had more power
and more smoothness. Save up and get the
Infinity G35 and you'll be happier in
the long run. You'll soon outgrow the
2-doors and wish for more space if this
is your only car.


Best Features

Fast, sporty look. Great handling. No pricy options, everything is standard.


Worst Features

Better quality materials to lessen the noise and keep the rattles at bay. A little more power lower in the revs would be helpful. Better leather.


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Acura/Honda's Rule the World!
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By umbclacrosse
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This car is the best for the under 25K
coupe class. Great performance, car is
as solid as a vault and you know re-
sale value and long-term reliability
are a given.


Best Features

Acceleration, Handling, Red Illumination


Worst Features

Ride comfort. For the love of god, put some power seats in this thing!!!! It's an Acura, not a Kia!


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