2003 Acura RSX Consumer Review: Don't take it to the mountains

2003 Acura RSX - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)

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Don't take it to the mountains
By Mustard on


2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)


My radiator blew half way up Pike's
Peak highway during a vacation to
Colorado. My RSX was only 5 months old.
We had to have it towed down the
mountain and to a local dealership. It
was fixed, but not before half of our
trip was ruined. The worst experience
was trying to deal with the Acura
Roadside Assistance people to get
reimbursed for some of our travel
losses. After speaking to several
people, none of whom cared, and writing
a long letter detailing my experience,
I finally received a short response
that said little more than "go to
hell". The car has been adequate since,
but this experience will keep me from
buying another one.

Best Features

The look, the red dashboard lights, the sport shifter, and gas mileage.

Worst Features

bumpy ride, occasional rotten egg smell coming from vents (explained as having to do with the low emissions feature), and lack of pickup and sometimes stalling when I first start it after being idle for awhile (only happens when it's hot outside).
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