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It's sweet
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By pteman
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I have had my RSX-type S for a year and
a half. I bought it initially because
I wanted a reliable, but fun car and I
haven't been disappointed yet. The
only problem I have found is leaving it
alone...I'm scared someone might breath
on it wrong. I love my car.


Best Features

excellent fuel economy, yet it can burn rubber, in-dash 6 cd player, red instrument panel


Worst Features

quieter ride


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RSX Type S is a great car
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By A great car
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

this is a great car. I am a previous
owner on a VW VR6 and I feel like the
RSX type S is worth the money. The VW
gave me so much problem that I had to
give up on it(good acc. and power but
piece of junk things starts to fall
apart on the first half of the year).
with the rsx type S, I feel the boost
without having to waste money of paying
for an expensive car. car haven't gave
me any trouble yet and show no sign
what so ever. fun to drive. Great
exterior design and handling. overall
great car. very happy with the buy.


Best Features

the power, red lights, exterior design, brake and handling


Worst Features

the interior...but not too bad. alittle bit more hp would be nice. oh yeah, on the one without the leather interior the cloth seat design is ugly. but that was o.k. I ended up with the leather anyways.


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1.5 Year Update
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By S_T_S
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I've had my RSX-S for about 18 months
and found it to be very reliable and
great on gas (26-33) even if you thrash
it. Great interior design and the
hatchback provides loads of space.

However, some things are starting to
annoy me: The seats are great for
holding you place around corners, but
get painful after about 1 hour as they
are hard and flat, Third gear can be
hard to engage, The engine basically
makes little power until 6K and after
that gets really loud, Stock tires
squeal around even moderate speed turns.


Best Features

Great MPG, reliability, interior design and practical hatchback versatility. The cars is loads of fun flinging around corners on winding roads. The engine does make considerable power from 6K-8K and doesn't seem to mind the abuse. This car is quick, but not really fast.


Worst Features

The car is flat-out uncomfortable for long trips due to seats, stiff suspension and noise. Trans can be finicky. No power until 6K.


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this car is *almost* perfect
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By used 03 rsx
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2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

performance - acura rates this car as
having 160 hp. don't be deceived. the
peak hp is delivered around 6000 rpm,
which you won't normally access unless
you've got the pedal stomped to the
floor.

comfort - these seats are the best
stock seats i've ever rested my cheeks
on. the seats literally wrap around the
driver to keep you in place through
twisting turns.

fuel economy - i'm getting nearly 27
mpg in mostly city driving!!

build quality - the build quality is a
50/50 mix of being excellent / suspect.

overall this car is EXCELLENT. test
drive a few other cars for the sake of
comparison, but this car is a GREAT buy.


Best Features

quality interior, red dash lighting, performance / handling, build quality, all the other things you've heard, etc.


Worst Features

20 more hp on the base model, better seating surfaces so the leather isn't stressed so easily, why is the paint on the hood chipping already? the road noise anytime you drive above 50 mph or on a textured surface is almost unbearable!!!


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The ultimate driving machine
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By Seanpen
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2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This care is just great. It's unmatched


Best Features

Handeling on sharp turns, it's desing and...


Worst Features

Just the suspension could be a bit more smoother.


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