Used 2004 Acura RSX Type-S Consumer Reviews - 117 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

2004 Acura RSX Type-S

Type-S 2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual - (117 reviews )

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
RSX---fun,fast,fantastic
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By plutonic_eclipse
on

Vehicle

2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Extremely well designed interior,
sharp and sleek exterior looks,
quality comfort and very good
reliability. This car received 5 out
of 5 stars for front impact crash
rating. Also equipped with side air
bags too (SRS). Very good gas mileage
24-31. This car handles fabulously on
the road, even in adverse weather
conditions. Tight suspension, high
rev. Ivtech engine. Acura really puts
a good car together here. I compared
this to Toyota Celica and Hyundai
Tiburon, they did not rate "as high"
in consumer satisfaction as this car
did.


Best Features

Climate control, short throw 6 speed manual (type S only). built in 6 disc CD changer in center dash. All leather trim standard in Type S. Lots of storage room in the hatch with fold down rear seats to provide even more space.


Worst Features

Heated seats, power seats. Side reverse swing doors like the Saturn SC or Mazda RX8. Programmable driver settings where the seat and steering wheel adjust according to the driver setting like in Lexus.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Tranmission Grinds
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By plocht
on

Vehicle

2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This is a great car that is fun to
drive, but the transmission sucks!
The six speed transmission has major
design flaws that Acura refuses to
acknowledge. The transmission starting
griding the day I took it from the
dealer. Two months later they totally
rebuild then transmission then two
months after that they replaced the
transmission. Nothing seems to help,
except the warm weather this time of
year. I am just waiting for the
return of winter and the continuing
problem with grinding.


Best Features

Great chassis and suspension.


Worst Features

Transmision sucks


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Acura needs to fix transmission problem
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By lizardgizzard
on

Vehicle

2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I just traded in my RSX-S (9700 miles)
and was glad to do it. Ever since I
bought the car I have had transmission
problems with grinding from 1st to 2nd
and with 2nd to 3rd gears. Sometimes I
was unable to get 3rd gear to engage
without forcing it into gear. I then
contacted the dealership for warranty
repair for the problem and they would
not fix it. They stated the problem
was not bad enough and had to
completely fail and strand me in the
middle of no where, before they would
fix it. Over all the rest of the
vehicle is well built, but I would
suggest dont buy one until Acura can
fix the transmission problems or buy a
used Integra.


Best Features

Red dash light, high revving motor.


Worst Features

Fix transmission! Better Acura dealership customer service!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

RSX Type S
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By rgvivace
on

Vehicle

2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I loved my 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 5-speed:
brilliant steering and magic, compliant
long-travel suspension. Wanted SVT
Focus, but none available. Acura
offered a GREAT lease deal: $1k down
included 1st mo, 48mo @$275 w/tax for
RSX-S w/15k miles/yr. Mazda 3S
hatchback nice but only $9/mo less than
better performing/feature-laden RSX-S.
Mini S nice but too small, too $$.
Best feature: tan leather, high-quality
interior vs. cloth in coal-bin black.
Type S = fabulous performance (esp.
engine/6 speed), but rather too stiff &
frenetic. Comfy seats, well
bolstered. Why don't they put better,
stickier tires on these??? Best-in-
class bang-for-buck.


Best Features

Tan leather interior (not black!), superb 6 speed, fit & finish, quality materials, feature-laden for great price. Hot rod engine (if you're willing to use the revs), Acura dealer experience, long warranty. I like the looks. Hatchback practicality, decent stereo. Great lease deal.


Worst Features

Stiff suspension lacks travel/compliance, esp.@ rear. Way under-tired for intended sporty usage (needs wider, stickier tires), failure of seats to return to previous position, engine slightly buzzy. Steering wheel could be thicker, firmer. Needs more interior storage.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great car, but needs improvement
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Courbu
on

Vehicle

2004 Acura RSX Type-S Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This is a great car for the money.
The interior is beautiful in its
simplicity, the stereo is perfect, and
it's fun to drive. I still can't get
used to the weird body design since I
had two Integras before it that were
frankly much easier on the eye.
However, the driver-oriented interior
more than makes up for it. The
perforated leather seats are very
sporty and elegant. The engine on
this little car is great & kicks in if
you know how to drive a stick
correctly. It is also SO reliable!
I've never had ONE problem w/ any of
the 4 Acuras I've owned.


Best Features

Leather interior, stereo system, 6- speed, fun engine, great customer service, extremely reliable, tight steering


Worst Features

Body style is kinda ugly, suspension needs help, even more oomph in the engine would be great, better headroom in back, more choice in interior colors, get rid of plastic on interior of doors and replace w/ leather!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT