2002 ACURA RSX

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196,573 Miles
48,666
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 196573
Color: Red
Body Style: Hatchback
Doors: 2
Transmission: 5 speed Manual/Standard
Engine Type: 2.0L I4 16V MPFI DOHC
Drive Train: Unknown
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: Saint Augusta, MN
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Option & Equipment

2 Door
4-wheel ABS Brakes
AM/FM stereo
Air Conditioning; Power Windows; Power Locks; Tilt Wheel; AM/FM Cd; Pass Key Security; Dual Front Airbags; Side Airbags; Active Seatbelts; Passenger Airbag Sensor; All Wheel Abs; Power Sun/Moon Roof
Anti-theft alarm system
Audio system security
Automatic front air conditioning
Black grille
Body-colored bumpers
Cargo area light
Center Console: Full with covered storage
Clock: In-radio display
Coil front spring
Coil rear spring
Cruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheel
Cupholders: Front and rear
Curb weight: 2,694 lbs.
Diameter of tires: 16.0"
Door pockets: Driver and passenger
Door reinforcement: Side-impact door beam
Double wishbone rear suspension
Driver airbag
Dual vanity mirrors
Engine immobilizer
Floor mats: Carpet front and rear
Fold forward seatback rear seats
Four-wheel Independent Suspension
Front Head Room: 37.8"
Front Hip Room: 51.1"
Front Leg Room: 43.1"
Front Shoulder Room: 52.6"
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Front and rear suspension stabilizer bars
Front reading lights
Front sport seat
Fuel Capacity: 13.2 gal.
Fuel Consumption: City: 27 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 33 mpg
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
Halogen aero-composite headlights
In-Dash single CD player
Independent front suspension classification
Independent rear suspension
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Interior air filtration
Leather steering wheel trim
Max cargo capacity: 25 cu.ft.
Metal-look dash trim
Overall Length: 172.2"
Overall Width: 67.9"
Overall height: 55.1"
Passenger Airbag
Power glass sunroof
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power remote trunk release
Power windows
Privacy glass: Light
Rear Head Room: 30.1"
Rear Hip Room: 46.2"
Rear Leg Room: 29.2"
Rear Shoulder Room: 51.3"
Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
Rear area cargo cover: Rigid
Rear bench
Rear door type: Liftgate
Regular front stabilizer bar
Remote power door locks
Seatback storage: 2
Seatbelt pretensioners: Front
Side airbag
Silver aluminum rims
Spare Tire Mount Location: Inside under cargo
Speed-proportional power steering
Steel spare wheel rim
Strut front suspension
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
Tires: Prefix: P
Tires: Profile: 55
Tires: Speed Rating: V
Tires: Width: 205 mm
Total Number of Speakers: 6
Two 12V DC power outlets
Type of tires: AS
Urethane shift knob trim
Variable intermittent front wipers
Vehicle Emissions: LEV
Wheel Diameter: 16
Wheel Width: 6.5
Wheelbase: 101.2"
Window grid antenna

Recalls & Defects

VIN JH4DC53802C034821 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

CERTAIN ANZO COMBINATION HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS WHICH FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8
  Based on 331 reviews

"Baby Blue" - D's 2002 Acura RSX

4
Ms. Denise on 02/10/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

I bought my RSX brand new in December of 2001. I have 115,000 miles on my car and it still runs like a dream!!! Not to mention, it still looks great! I have put some money in it over the years but it's pretty much been routine maintenance. I had to replace the clutch at around 100,000 miles but that's the only major work I've had done. I love the ILX but even if I decide to purchase it I think I'll still keep "Baby Blue" because she is a true "viking". I say if you have an RSX, keep it. It's such a good car.

great car and inexpensive

5
stewart reiman on 11/15/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

t is a sports car, not a family car

Awsome Vehicle

4.5
rsxc on 01/10/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned two '02 ACura RSX's Premium. Bottom line is that they are very reliable. They will last a long time before they break. But like any car once they break they will cost a small fortune. Most aftermarket retailers do not carry the parts that usually break on this car. This means you must go to the the dealer to get the part, which can be hole in your pocket. All in all, I love this car. It's very cheap on gas, it has a very attractive sporty look, it's got all the goodies like: leather heated seats, heated powered mirrors, power windows and doors. I would definitely recommend this car.

Great car, ruined by Honda bean counters.

3.1
thr33wayclimax on 12/31/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned this car since I was 16, and am now 26. Bulletproof reliability, only the A/C compressor has failed, twice. RATTLES/RATTLES....and more rattles. Maybe I never noticed or cared when I was younger, but this thing rattles like no other, the Tweeters, dash, trunk, doors, glove compartment I could go on, they all rattle. I feel like the car is going to fall apart when I hit a pothole. 2002 stock seats are terrible, NO support Hard seat bottoms. Replaced with seats from a 2005, much better! With all these issues, I cannot get myself to let it go, I don't think I'll ever sell this car.

Daily driver for 10 years

4.8
oaklandfan78 on 10/31/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My RSX has gone through a lot over the past 10 years and put on over 145K miles but it's still running strong. It's been through quite a lot. Among the highlights were how many times, it flawlessly handled the California drive from LA to SF. At one point, it also became my utility vehicle and the fold-down seats spent many weekends lugging around DJ equipment. It now serves as my daily commuter with good gas mileage and still evokes a strong feeling of excitement when I get on the road each morning. Hopefully I can make it to 200K one day.

Great Car!!!

4.5
tonyanytime on 10/12/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

To all those who had bad experiences, suck it up! Ive owned over 20 different vehicles in the last 10 years, all used from Lexus, Audi A4, BMW 325i, 528i, Infiniti Q45, two F-150s, Oldsmobile, Acura 2.5 TL, 2 preludes, a civic with motor swap, dodge ram, and the list goes on. All had varying degrees of reliability BASED on previous care. All had maintenance concerns arise some more costly than others but you must accept that when purchasing a car. It makes me sick to see someone bashing this Acura. I havent driven mercedes yet, so until then THIS IS THE BEST HANDLING, SOLID DRIVING CAR OF ALL IVE OWNED AND DRIVEN. Im eager to drive it everywhere and i bought it with 129k. Its getting a turbo

It's staying in the family

4.8
jeff88 on 05/26/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Am selling this car to my son who is a college student and needs a car. Bought it used with 87k miles and it now has almost 125k. Needed a new clutch @ 115k and has brand new tires on it with a recent major service done @ 120k. This car seems like a new car and it's over 10 years old. Yes, it rides rough and has a noisy engine on trips but handles like a top line sports car and is a blast to drive with revs up. Around town gas mileage is 26, on some trips have gotten over 35, almost 36 mpg. I trade between 89 and 93 to average the 91 octane the manual suggests.

Last Acura I will ever buy

2.9
Bub24 on 03/11/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I absolutely hate this car! It has been nothing but an expensive lemon. 1st the oil pump went bad ($800) then the vtec pressure switch $74, then the vtech actuator. Now the timing chain is stretched. 83,000 miles are you serious? Oh and forget about finding replacement parts at your local autoparts store. Almost every piece of this abomination is special order or my favorite "dealer only $$$$ part" I am done with Acura and there overpriced crap.$1366 to replace a timing chain!What!

Great experience

4.9
Scott on 02/21/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car. Very reliable. I had ZERO problems with it for the 50k miles I drove it. It has a comfortable, cockpit like feel for the driver, the Type-S is a blast to drive. It's very peppy, though the engine is tuned so that the acceleration doesn't really kick in until after you hit almost 6k RPM's. This wasn't a problem, except for the fact that I wasn't aware of it for almost 3 months!

Plenty of power

4.4
Great Car on 01/07/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the Type-S model, and it has plenty of power. Although the handling of this car is phenomenal, even given the fact that it is a front wheel drive car. The car has stood up to me well and just recently has the engine light come on but I must say it was caused by me running over a groundhog. Other than that I love this car! The 8000 rpm red line is amazing,And so is the i-VTEC system. Remember, this is the little brother of the NSX, and it will not let you down, and is simply amazing!

Not what I expected

3.4
aspen9120 on 01/05/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

This is my first Acura and I was buying it for the quality, both in reliability and solidity, but I've been disappointed in both. With under 50,000 miles I've already had two sensors go out, both of which were extremely expensive (think 10x more than other cars I've had!). The other complaint I have is with the noise level. I really expected this car to be solid as a rock and it was when I bought it in the summer. In the winter the dashboard sounds like it may fall off whenever I hit a bump. This seems to be a common problem with owners though Acura has never heard of it. I really had high hopes for this little car and maybe I was just unlucky.

I Love this car!

5
RSX2002chicago on 12/09/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my car new on October 8th, 2001. To date I have had only 1 problem with the car and that was a faulty O2 sensor at 79,000 miles. That's it. Everything else has been routine maintenance( fluid flushes, filters, brakes, wipers). This car has been so reliable. I've driven it to Texas and back and in the mountains in Colorodo near Longmont/ Estes park and back to Chicago. This car is super reliable. Handling is great. Steering feel is perfect. You cut the wheel and the car responds instantly. Perfectly weighted steering. Fuel economy is 30's highway, 24 to 26 city. Drops to 17 to 19 in the winter (idling/warm up).

Absolutely LOVE It!

5
SoCalGirl on 10/18/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never knew I could love a car so much! I bought my RSX new in Aug. 2001 with 50 miles on it. I now have 112,000 miles on it and am nearly in tears of the thought that I have to give it up for a more 'family friendly' car (this car wasn't really made to haul car seats around in). I've had absolutely no problems with this car. I use regular octane in it and take it in for regular service to an Acura dealer. It handles like a sports car and hugs the curves. The hatchback provides so much room for hauling stuff in! Gas mileage is fantastic at 31/36 MPG. Even though my car is 7 years old, it does not feel old when I get into it. I will be SO sad when I have to eventually say goodbye to it.

80,000 miles never let me down

4.4
Anthony on 07/05/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall a great car with Honda reliability; a lot of performance in the sub 25k category, Car and Drivers 10 Best list, and finished 1st place in a 5 car comparison beating wrx, neon srt etc. In a recent trip to Boston got 31mpg in mixed hwy driving. I shoved a 42 Plasma tv in the trunk while still in the box with rear seats folded down. My only gripe was had to replace oxygen sensor at 75000 miles and it was pricey.

RSX Type S - great all round car

4.9
redline8x1000 on 05/18/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was my first car I bought on my own and it was great. Had everything you would want in a car including, performance, looks, utility, fuel economy, and reliability. If I had a need for a 2nd car I would have kept it however I'm sure it will be a blessing to the next owner.

Best First Car

4.9
redline8x1000 on 05/07/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was my first car that I had bought on my own. Got it when I was 27 and now I'm 34. (I just got a cpo BMW 328i with all the bells & whistles). This car had it all for the money. I was one of the first to have it. It was the TYPE S too. The handling was great for its classes. However I noticed that in the last couple years the suspension started to give a bit. The hatchback was great since the backseats could fold down and I could carry a lot of things in the back. The car had over 130,000 miles on it when I sold it to carmax. I'm sure it could have lasted several more years but I didn't have a need for 2 cars. I'll miss this car for sure, but I'm really enjoying my new ride! =)

Best Car I've ever owned

4.9
Drum Major on 12/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All the performance of a sports car, with all the reliability of a top of the line Japanese car.

Niggling problems spoil a great car

3.8
creweser on 10/06/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Fun car to drive, but have had a lot of little problems. Had to have power door lock motor replaced (very expensive - out of warranty) and now the hatch will not open - no way to manually override the lock, even from the inside. Side mirrors need to be heated on a car with such poor rear visibility. Ride is rough and noisy. On the other hand, driving is fun, with perky acceleration and good handling.

Great Little Car

4.8
*El Ocho* on 09/29/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RSX is a great little car. I've had mine for over 5 years now & have had no problems what so ever. You just can't beat Honda build quality & reliability. The K20 may be the best engine Honda has ever built. It revs effortlessly to 8000 rpm & is highly tunable. The shifter is top notch & the car gives the driver great feedback. Tons of fun to drive

Excellent car for the money

4.6
Nate on 08/13/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought my 5 speed Acura last week in desert silver metallic for $10,300 w/42,000 miles on it. For being six years old this car is very stylish. I am a 20 year old just out of college. I needed a car for under $11,000 that looked good and got good gas mileage. The moment I drove the Acura I knew it was it. I was previously looking at wrxs' and eclipses' but this beats them both as far as the money to quality ratio is concerned. One word EXCELLENT!

Great car - In love with it

4.6
Sid Arora on 07/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this car in 2002. This car has been my first sports car right from the dealership. I loved it on the first day and still have admiration for it. Car has cute reddish dash board that's eye pleasing. Secondly car has been extremely reliable. The car currently has 93000k miles and only changes I have done is brake jobs, tires, emission issue. At 93000 car still feels like new with same amount of acceleration as it was new.

After 130,000 miles

4.6
sjava on 06/06/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have more than 130,000 miles on this car. I lowered my car with aftermarket coilover. All the problems I got are associated with the suspension. Other than that I had zero problem. I'm getting 29-30 mpg on 80% hwy and 20%city. I love the fact that this car looks like a coupe but it's a hatchback. The hatchback provides so much utilities, you'll be surprised. One time I picked up a 52" LCD TV and the store employee said no way I can load it to my car but I did. There is no other car that provides so much fun, utilities and 30 mpg.

Fun to Drive and Reliable

4.8
M Anderson on 01/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Not only is this vehicle a blast to drive, but I get to drive it (vs. in the shop for maintenance and repairs). The sound system is incredible as well. One downside: not great visibility for a shorter person.

2002 Acura RSX Type S

4
JohhnyW on 11/20/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall I'm happy with the car. My first car was an Integra, then I drove a Pathfinder and I'm happy to be back in a two door coupe. That said, the Type S isn't as good on gas as I'd hoped and it's downright treacherous in the snow. Snow tires are needed on this car. My only other real complaint is that it doesn't reach a decent speed until you rev the heck out of it, but that's the V-Tech way. Oh ya, the V-tech chip fried a month after I bought it (I bought an 02 in 06). I love the red interior lighting, the short stick and the six speeds, although at times it seems like I'm shifting way too much. Acura really just packed six speeds into 200 HP here as a gimmick, but it can be a fun one.

Loved it

5
gunmetalalloys on 09/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfortable and well designed interior (except for cupholder placement in front of shifter, though I've seen a lot worse). Beautiful inside/out. Had problem with shifting into 2nd, and everytime I had the dealer fix it the problem moved up a gear. Gave up when it got to 4th as ratios were tall enough it was rarely a problem anymore. Fairly neutral handling but beefened up rear sway bar made it better. Cold air intake helped power immensely for cheap, and engine torque dampener helped with traction. Good quality of materials and fit/finish except for the vinyl thigh support for seats. Loved the hatch - a very useful and fun car!

Best Decision I've Ever Made in a Car

5
AcuraGirl on 02/08/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have over 70,000 on my 2002 RSX and I loved driving every mile that is on it. The looks of the car are sleek, stylish, and so much fun! Even though my car is already 5 years old, it doesn't look it. I love the smooth shifting and the roomy trunk especially when the seats are down (I moved half of my dorm room with it!). The only problem I had was with the motor on the passenger door lock and with the passenger side airbag which they fixed right away. It handled excellent when a light pole fell in front of me on the freeway and I ran right over it without swerving an inch. I hit a semi-truck tire that blew out in front of me too and it didn't do very much damage to my car either.

RSX

5
Raymond Young on 06/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the second RSX that I bought in 2002. The first one my wife hit a parked car doing 60 mph; she walked away with only a broken pair of glasses (the air bag). We bought the second RSX exactly like the first. It is fun the drive and we have had zero problems.

The Perfect Car (toy)!

5
Brian on 05/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was originally looking at an Eclipse GT-S, but after test driving it, it was as boring as a Buick. The Celica GTS and Prelude just didn't do it for me either. But the moment you sit in an RSX Type S, it fits like a perfect glove. It moves forward effortlessly, and is a ton of fun to drive. I like the cockpit, the seats, the styling, the firepepper red exterior - it's all good! You can tell it was meant to be a unique experience by design. It feels like everyone on the road is just too slow when you are behind the wheel of that bad boy. The "new car novelty" never wears off. I want to be buried in this car.

RSX-S, Great commuter

5
brian on 03/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I started with a Subaru Impreza AWD, so the transition to the RSX-S was pretty easy. The RSX-S has a nice stiff stock suspension, and great handling; it almost feels like it has AWD. With a couple small mods(cold air intake, racing exhaust) the car has a noticeable difference in acceleration. It's a lot of fun to drive, and has a sleek design.A++

Fun, fun, fun.

5
Juan on 02/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive, the six speed shifter can get tiring if you are not into shifting all the time. Back seat space is pretty tight, if you have friends over 5'8" tall have them seat up front. Great fuel economy for such a fast car. Acura build means it still feels like new. No problems with it so far.

Excellent Used Car!

4.6
Mike A. on 12/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased a used RSX from a local dealership and I love it. It is an 02 with 40,000 mi, silver w/ black leather. I originaly had my heart set on the Type S, however, they are hard to find thus they demand top dollar. This car is such a good value. The car looks and drives like new. Plus I got a great deal, $13,200 + tax.

a fun trip to the redline

5
Jeff on 12/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, so good...I purchased this car used and have had a blast with it. Everywhere I research, I hear nothing but good about this car. This is my first 6-speed and I'm lovin' every minute of it. The stereo kicks, teenagers gawk in awe, and not everyone has one like, say, a civic. It's quiet and reserved when I want it to be and screaming hellfire when I don't.

Better than a GSR

5
Caryn S. on 10/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was planning on buying an older Integra GSR and had driven many of them. I thought the RSX was out of my price range but decided to test drive it anyway. After just a 10 minute test drive I had totally changed my mind. The extra money was worth to spend. The RSX-type S handles better, goes faster, and has it's own unique interior compared to the Integra. Taking this car on back roads is the most thrilling ride. It rides like rails around those sharp turns and with the new seats for the RSX you stay right in your seat. It's like it hugs you in your seat. The power is incredible and I love the sound of hitting that V-Tec. For the money you pay for this car it's definitely worth every cent!

Great Car!!

5
Dominic Alexander on 09/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the car!!My first Honda product!! Good gas mileage w/ gas prices being so high. Love the leather interior, climate control, the sports shift is a lot of fun

Great car, Safe and Stylish

4.8
wtm on 07/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I unfortunately totaled my RSX-S recently by bouncing it off two trees at almost 70 mph. There was no damage to the interior cabin and thankfully no injuries. Besides being safe, this car is a thrill to drive. The car is really fun at about 6500 rpms and handles beautifully. The leather interior is comfortable and sporty, especially the red guages. This car is great for the consumer that wants excitement in a safe and stylish compact car. The car is an overall great buy and I would recommend it to anyone in the compact market.

Best bang for the buck!

4.6
blue_rsx on 06/29/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For $22K, this is a great car. It has enough pep to make it a fun car to drive, and it is a great looking car too--inside and out!

Great car, combines fun w/practicality

4.5
David on 06/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been driving my RSX since 2002, and still love it. It's been wonderfully reliable, without a single significant mechanical problem. Performance is excellent, especially the i-VTEC. Good cargo capacity, and hatchback can handle large/bulky objects better than you might expect.

Great compact car

4.6
Jim on 04/22/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned an Integra and the RSX blows it away. Every aspect of this car has been thoughtfully crafted. The interior is very clever and simple, and the leather seats are comfortable and supple. The exterior does not suffer from over-styling, but presents a sleek and aggressive stance. I have not had any problems with the car whatsoever. This has to be the best compact car on the market.

Fun to drive yet practical

4.8
Elias H Sarkis, MD on 03/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My RSX-S is great to drive both on the interstate and around town. The car is practical and we have used it to move all sorts of stuff as the backseats fold down. Performance is unbelievable!! As the rpm's go higher, the power really kicks in and it is a blast. It would be nice to find a curvy road with no cops around!

Lead foot is cured

5
Mike on 03/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I bought this car I was very impressed right away by its spectalcular performance. The gas is avg for a 4cyl, the interior is a little cramped but still is stylish. The exterior is like a very sportier Honda look but I like it. The red inteior lighting for the dash and speedo looks very awesome. The CD is just avg though.

gotta love I-VTEC!!!

4.5
skywalker on 03/17/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Always heard about vtec but never experienced it. What a motor!!! Gives you great acceleration with good fuel economy, 31 on long trips. There's even some room in the back seat, unlike the Integras! The only thing I wish would have carried over was the double wish-bone suspension, other than that, love the design. With only intake and exhaust I beat nicely modded DC2s (Integras) even some type-Rs. There's a lot to choose from when it comes to aftermarket stuff, so the set ups for this car are almost endless. Just beware of the insurance, it's a bit high!

awsome driving!!

4.4
Ron on 01/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used in March, 2004. They hold there value well, but there seems to be alot out there. What I like about the RSX-Type S is that you don't seem them everywhere. They seem to be unique.

One Outstanding Car!

5
Mike on 12/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my 2002 RSX for about 6 months now and I have to say this car never ceases to amaze me.The interior is beyond what I expected; the seats are very comfortable, there's tons of leg and head room, all the controls are at close reach, and best of all is how smooth the car is shifting through gears.The car accelerates through 6500 rpm's like a knive cutting through butter; its smooth, quiet, and continues to deliver power all through the rpms, not once hesitating.I also am impressed with the exterior styling, unlike the celica with those hideous curves and horrible wheels; the RSX is well thoughout.The car is suttle but has an aggressive look. Overall the RSX is a stunning vehicle!!

Reliable, Fun Car

4.8
Bcpatters on 10/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have owned many cars, but owning this car has been one of the best experiences I've had yet. It has worked flawlessly, is fun to drive (5 sp), and gets great mileage on reg gas (29 mpg avg, 34 on trips). Only complaint is excessive road noise - only a problem at freeway speeds. Engine and wind noise are minimal.

RSX S

4.5
sgRSX-S on 09/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ive had the car for 16 months and it is everything that the reviews said and more! I am especially thrilled with the quality of the interior. The BOSE sound system is the best Ive heard for a stock stereo. A little road noise but what a great ride. I will soon be buying a 350 Z but will miss my RSX-S as I will likely sacrifice interior styling and sound system quality for pure speed. I considered the Hyundai Tiburon but after three test drives of each I made the decision to go with the RSX-S based on the interior and resale value (and the ACURA name). Also I just couldnt see myself in a "Hyundai." After owning the car for over a year I cant believe I

How I Love My RSX!!

4.8
holyuntogod on 07/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is phenomenal, I would sincerely recommend this automobile to anyone who is in the market...There is ample space for at least 4 and plenty of cargo room. As far as performance, it has exceeded my expectations daily. There is no car in its class that comes close in comparisons, PERIOD!!

Great car!

5
Michiganman on 07/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have put 18,000 miles on my 2002 base over 2 years, and it is still a blast to drive! Handling is excellent, great shifter. Yes there are cars out there that are faster, and cars that are more luxusious, but for the price, this car delivers both performance and style It is great being able to drive it normally and have a great daily driver, getting over 30 mpg, but have a 7K RPM redline in reserve when you want to punch it! The interior is well laid out. Overall (performance, price, reliability), this car compares well against the competition: Celica, Eclipse, GTI, WRX, Mini- Cooper, Tiburon.

Nice car, needs some improvement

4.6
chrisnick on 06/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

i love my RSX. its a great car. i used to drive from toledo to detroit everyday, so my RSX now has almost 78000 miles. it runs perfect, and have only had to do minor maintence, except for some transmission wear issues. when the original air filter was dirty, i replaced it with an Injen Short Ram air intake system which really helped the car out. it sounds excellent, but city mileage has decreased slightly. the car is plenty quick at the top end, but low-end torque is lacking. more displacement would be great, as well as a screw- type supercharger. i also have energy suspension motor mount inserts that really helped the wheel hop problem.

Dazzled, amazed, and absolutely giddy!

4.3
Speedgirlie on 06/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I found the RSX to be very unassuming. It didn't look excessively showy or overly flashy. I really liked that, kind of like a wolf in sheep's clothing... I swore I'd never own a Honda product, even though they have an excellent reputation. An Acura was as close as I could bring myself to a Honda. The car is a blast to drive, it makes even the most mundane errand enjoyable. Insurance is high on this car, but when you factor in the shear delight you will get from driving the RSX, it suddenly seems worth the added expense!

Amazing Acura Monster

5
kayurpatel10 on 06/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently purchased a 2002 Acura RSX base model was let me tell you its the best car that I've ever invested in. The car has an awsome exterior design, comfortable and sporty interior and an power train that is sure to satisfy even the harshest critics. This vehicle deffinately turns heads (esp w/the ladies) the 2 12" subs, and the Acura dealer installed Comptech Catback Exhaust system aid in that...I love this car and I'll be sure to have it for a long time to come.

GOOD CAR

4.1
CINDY on 04/23/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

THIS REALLY IS A GOOD CAR. FUN TO DRIVE. ITS ACTUALLY GOOD WITH GAS. ACTUALLY AS OF TODAY I AM AT A HALF A TANK AND 200 MILES. NOT BAD WITH GAS PRICES GOING UP!

Great car !!

4.9
Rsxtypes916 on 03/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car all around !!!

Survived!

4.5
btray on 02/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I give the RSX Two Thumbs up for safety. I unfortunately was involved in a car accident and totaled my RSX. I walked away with minor Whiplash. I impacted the center median at over 60 miles per hour almost straight on, and there was NO cabin damage. In most cars I would have had an engine where my knees were. It’s a very safe car.

Fun, Fast, and Earth Friendly

4.8
Si on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun, Fast way to get to work. Travel over 25 miles (one way) and average 27 to 30 MPG, and that's 65 to 80 mph. On trips average 33 to 35 MPG traveling 75 to 80 mph. Not bad when you consider the performance of 200 HP. 2.0 liter engine and it's still a LEV vehicle. Acura reliability. No service issues with 31,000 miles.

Awesome Ride!

5
dendron on 02/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RSX Type S just rocks! Comfortable (and I'm 6'4"), smooth, dead reliable, fast, quasi-luxurious, and waaay fun to drive. I've driven this car for 2 yrs and it's just as fun now as the day I bought it. Nits (?)...it's undertired. She needs 17- 18" wheels and 225ZR40 skinz to bring out her best. Other than that, a very hard car to beat at its price point.

Nice ride for the money

4.8
Emb21 on 02/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the Type S. Had the car for almost 2 years now, put about 24 thousand miles on it and never had a problem so far(knock on wood). The car has a tight stick, tight steering, and great acceleration. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants an affordable quick coupe with some style but if your looking for something roomier check out the Mazda 6 but its still no Acura. Plenty of room for a single guy or girl.

Good Car

5
silver rsx-s on 01/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

love my car except for the 2nd gear grind.

Fun to drive

4.9
Charles_RSX on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car- no problems after 30k. Excellent handling and performance withing tuning. Have added 18" wheels, suspension kit (koni/nuespeed) and Cold Air Intake (AEM) which increased horsepower & handling nicely. Overall Good gas mileage. Only gripe is the stereo... Not easy to tap into for aftermarket goodies.

My Best Vehicle Yet

5
Ron D on 01/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I moved up from a 2 Dr. Honda Civic EX and will never look back again!!! The comfortable seats, quiet ride, and quick response is absolutely incredible. When I purchased this car( shortly after I got a BIG promotion), I was looking for something that had great gas mileage, good safety features, and the "Executive" look. Boy did I get what I wanted and more. Try driving fifteen (15) hours in most vehicles and you probably wouldn't want to see it again for a while...not with this car!!! If you have not guessed by now, I like this vehicle!!! By the way, at a cruise controlled 75 MPH on the highway, I have averaged almost 400 miles on a full tank of gas.

needs better transmission

3.9
videokideo on 12/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

manual transmission is not smooth shifting. going in/out of gear positions is sticky feeling with synchro gears not performing well

S-type Ride

4.9
WWard on 12/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall an excellent vehicle. Well built, nice features and styling. Very responsive and fast, need to watch speed on highway.

great car butt...

5
clonggator94 on 11/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is a truly well put together car, but after only 1year of use and less than 6000mi the trade-in value is about $10k less than i paid. i added sporty 18" rims and low profile tire as well as the stock fog lights, but dealers don't want to add on to the trade-in value.

I'd buy it again

5
greengopher on 11/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy the handling, the interior is nice with the leather. I definitely like the auto with speed shift. I have not had one problem with it

barefoot surfers review

4.9
barefoot on 11/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's performance saved my life today- the computer braking system, suspension, and perfomance.

2 Years and Going Strong

4.8
laksivrak on 11/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought it the month it came out and its been my pride and joy ever since. Performance is stunning at over 6k rpm. The shifter/transmission is the best I've ever driven, short/crisp/quick and well-tuned to the engine. Fuel economy is stunning when driving at 3k rpm and lower. The depth of the engine sound is nice when idle, and the scream above 6k rpm is musical.

rsx s

5
ovaboosting on 10/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car.. fun to drive.. for 20K or its a good deal for a 4 banger...

My Car

4.9
Zach's Dad on 10/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's tough to keep the keys from my wife. The 6-speed is a blast to drive. You really notice the difference between this car and any other comparable ride when you're accelerating through the turns. It digs in and powers through. The only thing is that to get that type of performance you feel all the little bumps on the road too. It's a great sports car and I'd recommend it to anyone, but you have to like the sports car ride for this to be the car for you.

Buy it

5
Aaron Richtmyer on 10/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RSX is a great value. With the Type- S package you get a lot of options for a great price. I was able to get my car new for $22,500. Much cheaper than any other car in this class with these options. Fun to drive and easy to live with. If you plan to sell, it also has a high resale value.

Should have kept my old car!!!!!

3.9
CARFREAK on 09/24/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Looking Car, but that's it! If you do alot of driving dont consider this car. I had experience knee problems while driving this car for more than 2hrs, due to the sporty seats sitting too low inside the car, This car was only bulit for the DRAG STRIP. (short distance travel)

Grown ups Integra

4.5
trishlj on 09/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had two Integras and this car by far is the quietest as far as road noise goes. Better handling, killer brakes, short clutch. You cannot find a nicer car for 20K with the features and reliability.

Best sports coupe for under $30k

5
MattsTypeS on 09/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For under $25k you can't beat the features, looks and performance. The Acura name just sweetens the deal. Putting these features and performance in a BMW or Benz and it will cost $10k more.

Acura RSX-S: Great All Around Car

5
check.mate on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my car for almost 2 years and have appx. 29000mi on the odometer. The car has had no problems and the quality has been top notch. It is very fun to drive because the engine loves to rev and you won't have any guilt driving the car fast because the gas mileage is excellent. I receive about 32mi/gal on the highway. After almost two years of owning this car, if I had to pick a new car tomorrow, I would pick the same car! Great gas mileage, more than enough handling and horsepower, great looks and Honda reliability. This is the best car I've ever owned.

Here is an honest review,

4.9
Attila on 09/05/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got the car with 15 miles on it, now it has 15,200. The car runs great, not one problem. I didn't put a ten one some ratings, but lets be honest, it doesn't have performance that of an M3 or Viper. But for it's class its the best. They could have made the exterior sportier like the new Celica, but this way its not a flat out sports car, its got some elegance to it.

love it

5
rcampbell on 08/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. I got the stick shift. It is so fun to drive. Very quick. Best transmission I've ever driven; the thing shifts like butter. I did a ton of research on comparable cars and this was easily the best buy for my money. The Celica didn't even compare.

Best Sports Car for Your $

4.4
J. Logan on 08/13/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

At its price range, it is the best 2 door coupe you can get. Engine with a lot of power despite being a 4 cyl., Acura styling and accesories.

Nice But Noisy

3.8
argentum on 07/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

We replaced a 2000 Eclipse GT with this RSX-S. While this car has a sweeter sounding though less powerful sound system and very nimble handling, I still miss the the Mitsubishi. You can't beat a torquey 6 for power and smoothness. This 4 will get you there ok but the revs combined with a choppy ride and cabin noise is just too busy for my taste. There are some mechanical and logistical kinks that need to be worked out. The low gears are balky in cold weather, our right side inner CV joint boot keeps coming off which allows axle grease to splatter onto the hot exhaust and the engine oil filter is poorly situated which guarantees a mess after service.

Great Car

5
Sonictbd on 07/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has been everything it was hyped to be. I would not trade it for any car in the price range under 40000. Compare this car to others in its class and you will see their is no comparison.

Honest review from an Acura owner

4.3
bepear01 on 07/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Purchased the car 1 year used with 22,000 miles. Fun to drive, great handling, engine feels solid. Build quality appears to have gone down slightly, but could be due to 1st prod. year. 1st-2nd gear shift is notchy and grinds occasionally (known problem - no fix). Leather is wearing on driver's side. Should have used leather with a higher coefficient of friction (sliding around during cornering is annoying). Replaced factory audio with aftermarket... Bose system was pathetic. As others have stated, there is much road noise.

Great Affordable Sports Car

5
mikew on 07/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car almost a year ago. Fun to drive, great handling and good power for a 4cyl. Can be noisy on highway, but not that bad. Great car for the price we paid.

my RSX

4.3
Jon687 on 07/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a fun car to drive, but i have had it in the shop a few times. The glove box door was loose, window came off track, dead headlight and the leather seats are cracking an wearing out, car is a bit noisy on the road.

Fast Car and Lots of Fun

5
thumper67 on 06/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good sports car for people who are tall. Plenty of room inside. Sleek and clean interior design.

the problem car

3.6
j .huddleston on 06/02/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

i have had the car in the shop like 20 times. the transmission been pulled out 3 times. i've had it in for abs problems 3 times. the motor idles really rough. and alot of little things have gon bad.

Acura RSX

4.8
whitty on 05/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun car! But has a little to much road noise.Toyo tires helped quiet it down a bit. Bose factory system not as good as expected. It is real fast for a 4- banger.

A good little car

4.8
Bubba on 05/07/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great little commuter car. The car handles well and runs like a clock. After almost two years I have no complaints. Car has some road noise especially at highway speeds which I drive alot of so it can be annoying. The stereo is good but could be better. Easy to park.

not so impressed

4.4
addida on 05/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Since i have my rsx, Acura change : alternator, seat detector, alternator strap. My hood has to be repaint. it will cost me 350$CAN for a crack fog lense. Leather on the driver seat is cracked. Rsx is an nice car but for the price that i paid for , i'm not fully satisfied.

Excellent

5
y0sh! on 05/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice car overall. Has pretty good power to it for only being a 4 cylinder car. Also, i like the 6 speed. Very Nice!

Type S

5
NSXRACING on 04/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove 98 Prelude Type SH, 2000 ITR, 95 Bimmer M3 and 98 GS-R before. And this is a real nice car with the money! Like it very much, esp the sweet ride! Don't think can get any better car with the money!

Perfect sports coupe

5
JCo872 on 04/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RSX Type-S is one of those cars you can't drive enough. I have had the car for one year, and still get a kick every time I fire it up. The 200hp engine rocks, and the car shifts like a dream. The biggest surprise with the RSX is the beautiful interior. The leather seats, the cool stereo that faces the driver. The awesome red lighting at night on the gauges. This car is real classy AND real sporty.

Transmission problems

4.3
tt73 on 03/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Besides the 3 times I've had to take my RSX-S into the dealer for the same transmission problem, it's a great car. Niello Acura in Sacramento couldn't fix the excessive rattling that occured in 1st and 2nd gear (primarily). They just refilled the fluid. 4000 miles later... same issue. This time I took it Acura of Serramonte. They ended up replacing 1st and 2nd gear, yet 3000 miles later... same problem. Disappointed in Acura's service record so far. 10,000 miles, 2 repairs and problem appears to be getting worse... I wouldn't buy another one.

Great Car!!!!!!

5
Gabe on 03/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVe this car.... Handles Great with a little aftermarket parts... But stock, absolutely the best overall car out there in its class......

I love my RSX!

5
fcory8 on 02/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For me, this car is perfect. It gets great gas mileage, has a comfortable interior, and it flies!

02 RSX-S

5
Asian_Gang_Lord on 02/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wonderful car, Celica can't compare with looks or straight line performance. Not quite as good on the twisties. WRX, Nasty like Anna Nicole but fast as hell... Best for your money. Very smooth handling and acceleration. There's nothing like the 8300 rpm limit and the excitement of revving. Hard to stay under 5000 rpm. Driving is the most fun in my life.

sweet ride

4.8
ak_rsx-s on 02/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great car, the only thing that i have a problem with is the gas milage, i have a 92 honda prelude si that gets better gass milage..

drive it like you stoled it

4.9
acura---nut on 02/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i had a 2000 gsr and a 2001 type r ,and i have to say this is one car that i really enjoy driving it everyday with out some clown in a $50 civic wanting to race me with a big exhaust pipe.the ride is great,no problems with the trans shifting like most that i heard of (6 speeds are notchy...thats life!) the leather is kind of crapp..cheap? fit and finish is great...every acura i ever had had raildust in it but it does come out with a clay bar..would i buy another one .hummmmm might step up to the CL type s...just a nicer car over all

Reformed Integra Owner

4.8
Carol Kelly on 01/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I must admit- the Integra is a hard act to follow- but the RSX is really a better car. I feel like I'm driving a real luxury car- got that BMW feel. Very tight and smooth..

Close to Excellent

4.9
Scott RSX on 01/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

+fuel economy-I really am getting 33mpg on the highways@70mph +fun to drive-excellent pick up for a four cylinder +multi click driver's side window to go all the way up or all the way down-very handy for paying tolls and for parking lots -The turning radius seems large, so getting out a parking spot requires alot of steering wheel movement -bucket seats are not that well padded Minor defects: The drivers side map light was sticking, my dealership replaced it for free, and then noticed that after a month of driving, the bucket seat cloth was being pulled from its seams. They fixed that too without any cost.

rsx- satisfaction

5
trevorr on 01/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car is excellent especially at highway speeds. Moves efortlessly and never looses its feel for the road, nor the sense tha you are in control even at very high speeds

Type-S has been great the past year

5
nc-rsx-s on 01/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had the car for 14 months now and still love driving it. It is a very comfortable car on long trips (though the lumbar adjustment doesn't do much) and the gas mileage is exceptional. I have taken the car on racetracks (road courses in the SouthEast US) several times this past year and the car handles and accelerates as well as most cars and brakes better than most. It has been reliable and proven to be a great value. As I like to drive on-track, I would really like to see a Type-R version of this car come to the US, with limited slip differential, more power, even better brakes, and lighter weight.

Fun Car

4.4
AGAJU on 01/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A great all around car with good performance for an automatic. My commute really stinks, so I wanted the auto for all the stop and go driving. It's nice to be able to shift yourself when traffic isn't bad too. My only real complaint is that the seat bottoms are too hard. Guess I'm getting old. The glove box needs adjusted, it's not flush with the dash. Also, the seat fabric by the headrest is comming away from the plastic that surrounds the hole.

Great Car

4.8
sdb on 12/29/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Simply put the best car in its class. It has great value and is built great.

Value for money

5
AVT on 12/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent value for money. Feels like an expensive car. Great car to have fun in.

Worth every dollar.....

4.9
Nikolai on 12/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I had test drove the car and was extremely surprised at what I was buying for the price. The performance is incredible and appearance-wise, nothing competes. I'm used to looking at the interior of a newer Mustang and Civic, and when I sit in my car I feel like I'm in an exotic car. It's definately something I DO NOT regret buying.

AWSOME Machine

5
Blue RSX -S on 12/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car. I tested Celica, WRX, Solara, Tib GSR, ITR, IS 300. and they were not as good for the money. Acura has good quality. I have about 45K and running like a horse. I race many of other cars including Boxter and not lost a race yet!!!

Not good for freeways

4
Phantom Menace on 12/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Even though this car has nice suspension, which shows in handling, I feel every little bump on the freeway even on the smoothest surface. The seats do not help since they are as hard as a rock. It's a fun to drive car, but the comfort level is this car is very low. Going to trade this in and get the new 2003 Accord Coupe.

EXCELLENT AUTO

5
lmsjas on 12/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

PASSENGER COMPARTMENT HOLDS UP WELL IN MAJOR ACCIDENT. WAS HIT IN LEFT FRONT BUMPER WHILE STOPPED AT LIGHT CAUSING CAR TO SPIN AND MOVE TWO LANES OVER. NO DAMAGE TO INTERIOR.

Best decision I've ever made

4.9
DC5driver on 12/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is awesome. What caught my attention was the styling. The exterior is so sleek, and the interior design is very classy. The dash glows red at night which is so different than other vehicles. Performance is decent, 0-60 in 6.7 and 1/4 mile in 15.5. It gets a few looks everytime I go out. I'm definitely not regretting this purchase.

Love My Race Car

5
Rob P on 12/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have drvien hundreds of cars in my life. . Other than the NSX. . .I have never driven a fun, exciting, envigorating car as the RSX Type S. . I cant say enough about it!!!!

THE CORPORATE INTRGRA

4
BRONXBOMBER on 12/04/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2002 replaced an 89 Integra which had 171,000 miles. It is an overall excellent car - but - somewhere, somehow it has lost the little edge that the Intrgra had. It just isnt as fun to drive. I have a Base and use it to commute to work 42 miles a day. The engine is peppy enough. Handling is fine.30.3 MPG. So far no problems.

Sweeeet!!

5
dendron on 11/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My last love was a car...this one. Have had this sweetheart for 11 mos., and its just about the most perfect blend of performance, luxury and economy (avg. 28-30 mpg in town when the foot's not headed south)available in it's price range. When the iV-Tech kicks in around 6000 rpm it feels like 10 lbs. of turbo boost and will really plaster a grin on your face. Unfortunately, it doesn't last last long enough to the 7900 rpm redline ;-) Overall the few nits are just plain blown away by the upside this ride posesses. It makes commuting almost entertaining (!!) and is a flat-out blast to drive.

RSX RIPPER

4.8
mofo187 on 11/14/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car with high intent for performance. When the rpm reaches 6, it roars.

Owned

5
haevolution on 10/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the sport compact car to buy, no question about it.

Here's the skinny...

5
pocket on 10/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent overall. I choose the base model since the difference in performance was was not of great importance to me (.7 sec faster for type-s 0-60 and 1/4 mile) Handling is particularly admirable. I had a 3- series BMW before this.. and this car handles every bit as good. If you want to smoke people while drag racing, get a WRX. If you want a classy car at a great price, the RSX is fantastic. Great value for the dollar.

type s

4.6
lschmieg on 10/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The car is everything we thought it would be. good performance, nice looks, good fuel econmy(avg. 25 mpg in mixed driving). The negatives are not huge but are annoying, doors do not lock automatically, seat belt is always in the way when closing the door and bangs against door pillar when you take it off. Needs power seat to make it easier getting in after my wife drives it and has the seat all the way forward,

Waking Up

3.5
German Boy on 10/10/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Impulse buy. Loved the looks in and out. Now I'm waking up. Engine is good - for a motorcycle. Ride is good - for a hay wagon (brutal if pavement is not perfect). I'm a 6'5" driver who has no head room and no legroom... I thought Acura was a luxury brand. I want my Passat back!

A pleasure to drive...Anytime...

4.9
Asko on 10/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Top notch, perfectly executed in every department. Extremely pleased with purchase, will recommend to every one.

Biggest Bang for Your Buck

4.9
jer on 10/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The new RSX fixes the few problems the Interga had. The best improvement is the seating. These seats are built for americans. They are large and comfortable, compared to the old integra. Furthermore, the 2 1/2" of additional height helps me from not hitting my head on the ceiling. This car is really complete also. The only options I had added to my fire pepper red Type-S was the rear wing, the upgrade wheels and the fog lights down in front. It is an incredible car; leather, great sound, 100hp per liter with under 3,000 lbs, hot as a pistol and all for under $26K!

Perfect car for young single guy

5
AcuraGuy on 10/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched several vehicles before looking at the RSX but fell in love with it when I test drove it. Bought it a week later and haven't regretted my decision. I've now had my Acura for a month and put nearly 3,000 miles on the car already. Absolutely no problems other than an alignment issue that the dealership immediately took care of. Great power, superb handling, and fantastic styling are tradmarks of car. I have had several strangers come up and tell me they love my car. Not that I crave attention but being 25 and having girls come up and strike up conversation about my car is a plus. Get a spoiler...its worth the couple hundred dollars.

greatttt

5
sol on 10/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

excellent car, with great exterior looks, i am glad that i bought this wonderful import from acura i wanted a bmw but saved a lot more money on this wonderful car

Nothing Better

5
Lorenza on 10/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my first Type-S in March, a silver one w/ a spoiler and then in June I bought an identical black one.. what can i say, i look this car. this is my first time driving manuel, and it's so easy. i driven other maunel cars since then and nothing compares. it's very sleek. I've put in a system, tints and chrome rims on the cars since i've got them and they look awesome

I Want My Integra

4
BelieveMeI'veLooked on 09/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I've driven Integras for 13 years so I was excited when the RSX came out. On paper, I liked everything about it: gas mileage, features, etc. But, in person, the car is smaller than my '91 Integra--I felt like I was getting in a coffin. I'm only 5-10 and 160 so don't think it's my size. Good performance, but I just couldn't get over how much I longed for my Integra.

My first car. . . . .

5
RadSuperXtreme on 09/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Oh my god this car is freakin AWESOME ! Its fast and I love the sportshift.Looks great on the outside and its kind a all right on the inside.The leather seats is very comfortable.And the red lights in the controls are awesome at night.I wish they would have made the back seat more head room cause my passengers keep bumping their head on the sides.Overall this car is awesome way better than the celica and oh yeah the new CELICAS look like freakin RSX how cheap very cheap.Thats all.

Awsome >two thumbs up>

5
ant0258 on 09/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Perfect for all types of people. I drive mine to school and i got all the ladies. And i added lots of attachments to it.

Awesome Sports Coupe

4
Steve6 on 09/27/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had my car for more than five months now, and I love it. The car rides well, gas mileage is great, and the car looks sporty. I don't understand how some people say that the RSX is an "upgraded" Civic. The car makes the Civic look like cheap piece of junk. One thing to mention is the cloth seats are suede-like and thus, are more comfortable and feel more sophisticated that most cloth.

Take a look.....

5
You_Can't_Go_Wrong on 09/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted a front-wheel drive car (I live in MI, SNOW!), decent gas milage, something I could have fun driving to work, but refined enough to take a girl on a date. Out of all these requests, I ended up with the RSX Type S. This car is shear "WOW!" I'm a tall guy (6'4") and I fit comfortably in this car. I had one factory assembly issue with the steering wheel column cover. I just re-assembled it easily and all is fine. Other than that this car is exactly what everyone writes about it. I don't need an arm rest because I never take my hand off the shifter. I love driving and love this car!

Awesome

5
ChaseRSXS on 09/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Perfect car in all ways

A wonderful car.

4.9
Lanny on 09/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle has performed very well. It is great to have a car with climate control, an awesome sound system, good gas mileage, and some real power that can be tapped when necessary.

The best under $25K for coupe/hatch

4.5
cheeku on 09/10/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Been a month since I got the car. No problems whatsoever,car is zippy enough, great mileage even without using premium. I had shopped against a VW jetta(1.8T). Too much body roll on the jetta.Ideal car for someone who is single although the back seat is not too bad for short drives. Handles very well on the twisties. If anyone is from Austin take it on 2222 and you'll be sold.

Just Perfect

5
Sophie on 09/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Sorry guys, but for me, it's the perfect girly car... It looks like your boyfriend's car, snuggs you in the comfy seats like your boyfriend's arms, wrooooooooooms like your boyfriend, but it can be YOURS! - for less than other cars... Love the design, love the color (red), love everything. I hope I'll still love it after 100.000 miles and a few bumps. BTW, the sequetial gear box is great. I live in hilly SF and I need to force into 1rst gear up hill and down hill in my street. Works perferctly. My husband loves it too, whenever he wanna feel younger :-) He had an Integra and loves the RSX.

Not bad

3.8
R_L on 09/09/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Bumpy ride, interior space is tight, hugh blind spot, otherwise good car for the price.

I LOVE THE RSX-S!

5
Peter Kim on 09/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There's nothing like the feel of i-VTEC roaring in your ears as you down shift into gears. The car has great handling and unbelievable power for a 4 cylinder engine that's naturally aspirated. Honda's engineering prides in their normally aspirated engines. Till the day I can't put my hands on a steering wheel, I'll be behind the wheel of a Honda.

RSX

5
matwka2002 on 09/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its really good car and is sleak and easy to modify for those of you who like to supe up cars.

FALLING IN LOVE !!

4.9
partymom on 09/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE FIRST TIME I DROVE THE RSX-TYPE S I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT, FROM THE SPORTY EXTERIOR TO THE INTERIOR WITH ALL THE CREATURE COMFORTS. I ACTUALLY ENJOY MY 120 MILE ROUNDTRIP COMMUTE TO WORK!!!! THE HANDLING IS SUPERB EVEN IN SERIOUS RAIN STORMS. I HAVE A 4 YR. OLD CHILD WHO IS ALWAYS WITH ME SO THE SAFETY ISSUE WAS A BIG ONE FOR ME. THE LAYOUT OF THE INTERIOR IS MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS CAR, EVERYTHING IS WITHIN REACH WITHOUT HAVING TO TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD. I RECOMMEND THIS CAR TO EVERYONE BECAUSE IT FULFILLS ALL EXPECTATIONS AND THEN SOME!!! I FALL IN LOVE EACH TIME I GET BEHIND THE WHEEL (MY HUSBAND HAS TO BRIBE ME TO LET HIM DRIVE!!)

Test drive thoroughly...

4.9
ftms86 on 09/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pay particular attention to the feel of the gear box before buying this car. Prior to purchasing, I had read reviews that mentioned "gear grinding" between first and second. During my test drive, I felt confident that I did not notice this symptom. Now, with about 2000 miles on the car, I can consistently feel and hear the "grind" I read about. Acura says this is normal, but we (a number of type-s owners) have our doubts. My advice is to know what you are getting into. If you don't mind a notch or two while shifting, go for it (I did!). All things considered, this is one of the best cars I have ever owned: Truly a joy to drive.

Putting the POCKET in Pocket Rocket

2.9
newege on 09/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

After seeing one on the street the tastefully assertive exterior got me to the dealership. The wonderfully designed dash and the number of features for the money got me convinced to make the purchase. Now I will spend the next 3 years with regular trips to the chiropractor because I keep banging my head on the roof with every bounce. It's fun to go fast but the buzzing motor cycle sound is embarrassing! WHAT WAS I THINKING!!! Anybody want to buy mine?

I am glad I chose this car.

4.5
Ralphbec on 08/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive my RSX over 70 miles on a daily basis and so far I love it. The interior (front seats) is well designed for both comfort and functionality. The exterior is sporty but not over the top. I love the looks I get from people at a stop light. The car handles well and never lacks power, and all for just under 30 miles to the gallon. The red interior lighting has not gotten old and the stereo is really good. Its a great first car out of college.

Great but...............

4.8
The Car Doctor on 08/25/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The praises of this car can easily be seen in the other reviews and magazines. All in all it's a tremendous car. My focus is on how to improve the car. 1-The passenger side leg room is awkward. It's difficult to relax your feet in a comfortable position. 2- Odometer/tripometer need separate displays instead of having to press the button. 3-Alloy wheels could use a little thicker (if any) clear coat finish. 4-Rear seats are pretty flat, unlike front seat. 5-Rear window wash dispenser just trickles water instead a spraying nicely. 6-One touch buttons for roof and passenger window would be very helpful.

dada's RSX-S

4.9
Curly on 08/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the money one of the most sofisticated and refined cars out there. Ideal for driving enthusiasts that also want quality and reliability.

First Car

4.9
tg on 08/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove some of the other cars in RSX class with V6 engines and they can compare to the performace. The sheer fun to drive factor brings a smile to my face when I get in my RSX Type-S.

Turning a Leaf

5
ConvertedToImports on 08/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everyone knows Acura…but I don't think everyone knows how affordable the RSX is. It's really a great deal because everything is included in the base price 4 yr/50,000 warranty, 10,000 mile oil changes, total luxury care, there are so many perks. but what's important is you fall in love with driving again. I've been burned by terrible american made cars - and you should know there's resonable priced imports that will take care of all your needs!

No compromises

5
Leroy R on 08/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was determined to get a fun car and my RSX-S is indeed fun. Coming from an SUV, I am still driving my RSX like a 87 year old so about 50-100 of my 200 horses haven't gotten out of the stable yet. But is still can't stay below 80 miles an hour. When I was looking for a car, I still had a bit of former SUV enviromental destruction guilt, but I really wanted to surpass the 89 miles an hour I could achieve at maximium warp on my old Blazer. The RSX-S has 200 horsepower and is a Low Emission Vehicle. It is the best of both worlds and I can afford it. The interior is flawless. The stereo is amazing. The interior is what sold the car to me.

RSX-itement!!!

4.9
Big RSX Fan on 08/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This Acura is without a doubt the most fun to drive car I have ever had the privilege to own. The hi-revving twin- cam coupled to the slick shifting 6- speed makes you one with the car (I know this is an over-used cliche, but if you drive this car, you will know what it means). The interior begs you to drive fast. Clear gauges, leather wheel at just the right reach, and that precision shifter- always right at hand. This is not a car, as much as it is a precision instrument, a scaple to carve up any road. If you ever enjoyed a high revving Italian car and enjoy working the gears manually, you owe it to yourself to test drive this car.

The Best Car on the Market

5
Frost____ on 08/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

what can i say, this is just awsome car fun, sporty, comfortable, and the gas milage is great. You would be a fool to buy anything else in its class. This car is the gold standard for sport coupes.

Great car!!!

5
T-o-t-o on 08/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car! Love it!

Love my RSX

5
Age on 08/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I leased a 99 Integra w/auto and i felt that it was sluggash at best with the acceleration, However, the RSX jst wants to go and go fast. GREAT CAR

Amazing car

4.8
MichiganMan on 08/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Amazing car for the price. Great handling, the best shifter, responsive brakes, broad torque band, and tons of features included automatically. I am having loads of fun driving it, and I am not even out of the break-in period yet! The seats (firm) take a little getting used to. The styling is a bit bland admittedly, but I am already getting over that. Complaints about the stereo system are unfounded in my opinion, unless you like to really blast the music.

Perfect Car!!

5
Ferny on 08/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything about the car is perfect. The car's small so the 160 HP is definately enough. It accelerates fast so you wont have any problems getting into Highways, etc. It handles perfectly and the small steering wheel makes it even easier to handle. The Red Dashboard Lights look really nice but guess that's a matter of an opinion. The engine has a really nice sound (not too loud or soft). I find the seats comfortable and I received compliments from many people on its looks. I definately reccomend this car.

Acura RSX and Patty Police, Judy Justice

5
CaliforniaBubba on 08/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the RSX and got a speeding ticket during the 2nd week of ownership. This car is fast and responsive (as the cop noticed).

Excellent Ride

4.6
avaughn56 on 08/08/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When the dealership brought out the Silver RSX with the 5 speed manual I was hooked. I felt lucky since the RSX sales are so good most dealerships can't keep many in inventory. The ergonomics are the best of any car I have driven. The quality is so much better than the Mercedes 230C. And the Acura costs $8000 less fully equiped. For me this is the perfect car to drive to work and fun to drive on the weekends.

Practical Sports Car

4.8
Two Dog on 08/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ride, handling, and performance close to that of the S2000, but in a package that allows you to carry four people. Incredible scoot kicks in at 5800 rpm and gets better up to (and willingly past) redline. Aggressively bolstered (and comfy) leather seats hold you snugly through the twisties that this car loves. Excellent touring for two with ample luggage space. Tightly screwed together with a reputation for top-ranked dependability!

Very Fun Car

5
Dewboy on 08/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car, so nice in so many different categories. The interior is layed out beautifully, and at night the red lights are awesome. Some may not like them, but I LOVE them. Very Fast, defiantly get the Type S if you can afford the insurance, and want to have fun in it. The leather seats are A+++!

Overall a good buy

4.6
Shaver on 08/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is flat out fun to drive. Engine is probably the best part. Overall car has good road feel and is very comfortable. Auto climate control is nice, as is the power up driver?s window. Handling is precise, but not spectacular. The engine: It is absolutely the best thing about this car. The engine loves to rev, and after you hit the 5,500-rpm mark it begins to pull even harder (when the VTEC kicks in). Six-speed manual is incredibly smooth and quick. Negatives: Don?t believe the reviews about the stereo ? it isn?t that good. The big woofer in the trunk is more gimmick than real sound. The stereo lacks power. The back seat is only good for children ? nobody else.

You'll love this car!!!

5
Mike001 on 08/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is addictive. I have been test driving cars for 6 months, and I didn't test drive this one right away because the review ("sport coup comparason") in Edmonds said there was some rear suspension problem. Well there isn't, at all, I don't know what they were taliking about. Anyway, I test drove Lexus IS 400, BMW 330i, Nissan spec V, Suburu WRX, and some others, and this was easily the most fun to drive, and some of those others were almost twice the price, HA! In fact, this is the most fun car I have ever driven (and my last two cars were a 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra and a 1997 BMW 540i) Anyway, just test drive it, you'll see, it's awesome!

should have known...

4.1
not2impressed on 08/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I test drove the RSX last week expecting to fall in love with it. It didn't happen. I thought the handling was above average even at higher speeds. It looks great inside and out. The 4cyl. performance was quite decent. Overall I have to say that it's a nice toy. On the other hand the visibility is horrible, the seats are uncomfortable as the lumbar support is too prominent and the seat itself (not the back) is too short for taller people. I also didn't care for the layout of the controls.

Great Car

4.8
Rigby on 07/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car and I'm happy to own it. It accelerates nicely and the interior design is very good. This is my 4th Acura and I've loved all my cars.

Awesome ride

5
Trekblue98 on 07/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the RSX about a week ago and I am very shocked. The car accelerates fast but yet I get 35 mpg. It takes awhile to get use of the firm seats. The car turns very well and stops on a dime. I love the red dashboard lights.

excelent car

5
andu on 07/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is a great performance coupe under 25000. specialy if you are a honda/acura fan and you are willing to have some fun with your car.

A Girl's Next Best Friend!

5
WeavQueen on 07/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my new classy white Acura RSX!! I never would of known the car was even on the market if I didn't go to the Philly Car Show this year! I love it! I always catch people checkig out the car... especially when I'm parked in the mall parking lots!! The RSX is definitely the talk of the town!!

Great Car

5
rsxtypesi4 on 07/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Amazing Vehicle. When buying a type-s the only thing lacking is comfortability but anyone buying a performance oriented vehicle should know the suspension is stiff. Amazing Car.

Great

4.9
TimO on 07/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After researching similar cars in this class, I decided to go with the Acura RSX. The design is sporty and yet conservative and elegant. The automatic transmission is reponsive and gives shifts with necessary power when climbing steep hills. The sports shift mode is great, if you want to drive the engine and override the manual transmission. The sound system is clear and crisp (it doesn't have that distorted mid range bass that some cars have or ear piercing highs). So far I've gotten excellent gas mileage though i'm still breaking the car in so I haven't hit VTEC yet. Overall a good investment.

Heidi

4.8
Heidi Ignacio on 07/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my RSX-S for a week now - my previous car was an Acura Integra GSX. I think the RSX was made to perfection and lives up to the Acura name for dependability, accuracy and reliabity. The overall handling is stable and so percise. I was happy with my '99 Integra, but felt it needed perfecting - since it drove and sounded like a sports car. Now my RSX-S not only gives me a quiet ride, it is also smoother and more comfortable. My compliments to the engineer for developing a magnificent vechicle!

What a deal

5
MSC8 on 07/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WOW! I have had my Type-S now for several months and am still loving every minute behind the wheel. The 200HP is really quick, quick enough to give a S2000 a run for the money this morning on the drive into work. The Arctic Blue is very unique, having seen only one other Arctic Blue in the over 100 miles I drive to work each day. Also, I get 30 mpg in this car which I find amazing. I am not easy on the gas at all either. I upgraded from a 99 Civic Si (electron blue) and this car is much more put together. I do think the Si color is slightly better, but the Arctic Blue is sweet. Despite a few gripes, this car is a steal for the money!

RSX

4.8
Duke of Fatness on 07/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Can't say enough about the car. Look forward to driving it every day, fast and handles like a dream.

Nice Car!

5
SpyderMan27 on 07/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think the RSX Type-S is a nice ride and looks sweet on the road!! Great purchase!

No complaints

5
rj on 07/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've logged about 4000 miles on my RSX- Type-S and have no complaints at this point. It rides like a dream and provides an extremely comfortable driving environment for the driver (and front seat passenger).

The Best Car Out There!!!!

5
Kristin on 07/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got my Acura RSX and it was the best investment i ever made! After a lot of research, i found this car to be, by far, the best! It's sporty and economical. i would recommend this car to anybody!

A car thats "Fast & Furious"

5
coconuts on 07/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car rocks! What more can u ask for! 200hp 6 speed tight manual tranny, great looks! 100% worth the money (and u wont break the bank!)

Just what I was looking for

4.8
Canuck on 07/11/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've got a long commute but want to drive something more fun than an econobox Civic. The RSX fits the bill perfectly. Good gas mileage (13km/litre) , good acceleration, comfortable, fun to drive and with a decent stereo. And I've just got a base model! Not tops in any category but above average in all respects. Highly recommended. Considered Celica, Integra, Prelude, Corolla, Civic Si and Sunfire before buying.

Perfect

5
Xero on 07/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely Perfect and lovable. You dont need any other car but this one.

Great car, great deal

5
Big D on 07/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great car that alot of people overlook, due to the name "Acura." People were surprised at the good deal I got. The base RSX was in my price range, and the Celica would have cost me significantly more. I have yet to have any problems, and it truly feels as though Acura used the BMW 3 series as a benchmark. The handling is right on par, and the subtle whine of the incredibly smooth engine also seems familiar. Overall I'm glad I didn't overlook this brand. I got a great car that fits like a glove, and makes commuting to work FUN.

Great car - lousy subwoofer

5
eric_n_dfw on 07/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had the car for a week, but it is already tied for the most fun car I've ever driven. (Tied with a 90 CRX-si I used to own) Everything is very well put together and the 6 speed is the best shifter I've ever used. I drove a base model with the automatic as a loaner yesterday and am very glad I opted for the Type S. The automatic, combined with the lower horsepower, was noticably slower and the step-tronic shifter seemed silly. Gear shifting without a clutch just lacks the feel needed on a sports coupe. My only real beef with the Type S is the inexplicably weak subwoofer. From some searching on the internet, it seems that a lot of other owners agree.

Zoooooooooooommmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!

5
Ghost Rider on 07/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just take one for a test drive. It handles awesome and is a huge improvement over the Integra it replaced. Sporty fun!

best car for the money

4.9
RSX lover on 06/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My choice was between the Jetta 1.8T and the RSX Type-S. The Jetta offered more low-end torque, but the RSX blinded me with smooth handling and beautiful interior. Just like a Lamborgini, the tach and speedometer dials point down. At night, the mesmorizing red glow of the dials appears completely uniform across the dash. Not all looks, you feel every bit of the 200hp with the I-VTEC engine.

How RSX is a car YOU want

5
cdznutz on 06/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is the ultimate sports coupe at this price range. This car is very fun to drive! The acceleration is unbelievable and it is extremely powerful; it dominates on the road. Many heads will turn when you drive this car. The interior is beautifully designed and the bose sound system is very rich sounding. I heard some nasty things about the Acura dealers, but the dealership i went to was great. Bottom line: This is the best car you can get at this price range.

Acura got it right

5
DPH on 06/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pure fun, great flexibility. Drives smooth & easy or blasts when appropriate. Smart, functional cockpit. Makes driving to work fun. Suspension just right, stiff enough to hang a corner but not jar your teeth on expansion joints. Perfect fit and finish. Only my BMW can match the gearbox for shifts and feel. Most enjoyable machine.

Problematic RSX-S

2.3
RSX-S on 06/21/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

This is a very problematic car. A lot of them are having big problems. If you really want one wait until 2003 or 2004 models, so that they work out all the bugs.

don't think twice

4.8
j.D on 06/18/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If your thinking whether or not to get this car, due to its competitors....DON'T! you'll just be wasting your time. Becuase after you get it, you'll kick yourself...HARD! For wondering why you didn't get it sooner. 3 simple reasons, fun, fun, fun to drive~!! Small car, good engine grea handling~!!...Need i say more???

I love this car

5
Silverrsx2002 on 06/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I picked up this car on the day of its release. To this day I have not one complaint. Excellent handeling, a definite eye catcher. I just recently installed a performance intake system and exaust and now I have even more pickup then I did before. Everyone that has seen my car love it and those who see me on the highway want to race.

greart car

5
taylor on 06/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everyone has already said what I would say... so great car!

My second love

4.5
donzg on 06/16/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Just picked up a new 2002 Tafetta White RSX Base Leather w/ Automatic. Love the handling and Power.

Excellent Integra Replacement

4.8
New Type S Owner on 06/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've just completed the break-in period on my RSX Type-S and so far I am extremely pleased with my purchase. After test-driving the Celica GTS, the Nissan Spec V , the Subaru WRX and the Hyundai Tiburon (the VW GTI just looked too girly) I felt that the Acura offered the most bang for my buck. I preferred the body styling of the Celica and was impressed by the Subaru's stat sheet, but neither of those cars married their performance with such a livable package as the RSX. I almost bought the Spec V (so much vroom, so little money) but I opted to pay a bit more for a better all around car, and now I'm very happy that I did.

Base is a good compromise

4.9
Blue RSX on 06/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Base RSX is quick and nimble & has only options you need. A no-leather Type-S would be perfect. The sound of the stereo is OK, but... You can't switch display between a clock and CD track/radio program - so you never know what's playing. The CD compartment is to small and you can only put the CD sideways. Therefore you can't see CD names. I’d not store CD in a door or glove department - they resonate. Space above cup holder could've been utilized for this. They could also develop an accessory CD holder for glove department and/or doors. Weird location of the sunroof switch.

Great Car

4.9
jaydedme on 06/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is very dependable..

Combines performance with luxery

5
Rich4114 on 06/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is flat out classy and fun to drive. It's got some pretty decent pick up, but when you hit i-vtec it feels like you're getting a boost of power. The sound just automatically puts a big grin on your face. And for under 25k, you can't go wrong. The best of both worlds.

Super fast

4.6
KathyFG on 06/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car--sports car performance (especially acceleration) with luxury interior (leather, sunroof, auto climate control). It sure takes off in a hurry, but totally SMOOTH. It is REALLY fun to drive. And, with Acura/Honda reliability, how can you go wrong? Believe me, you will love this car. And, you won't look like an overgrown adolescent driving it either (ie, Toyota Celica).

Best in class!!

5
ACE-RSX-S on 06/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Before I purchased this car there was a lot of talk and rumours on the internet from which to gather information. This car more than lived up to all that. I have driven a lot of cars, even ones that were far more expensive and I feel that it is the best combination of looks, comfort, performance and even practicality with its roomy hatch configuration. With the history of Honda cars you can rest assured that personalization of this model will be very easy with all the aftermarket interest. You simply can't buy a better car for the money and in many cases for more money. Two thumbs up!!

See ya

5
Warning I will Race on 06/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WARNING!!! If you buy this car you will end up racing everyone. Once the RPM's hit 6500 the car lundges forward. The i-vtec engine is a fine piece of engineering.

Nice Ride

4.9
RSX on 06/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great little car, run nice sounds great and for a decent price. The seats are very comfortable and the gages and really sharp looking. The proformance is like non-other. Bets car on the market for sport coups.

Best bang for your buck!

5
flipboiee on 06/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is so awesome~! This is my first car and I'm only 17 yrs old, but I have driven Celicas & Eclipses to compare it to. I feel like i got a great deal! If you get one, get it with the OEM Under Body Spoilers and the Wing Spoiler! Very nice and clean yet sporty at the same time. It adds so much more depth to the character of the RSX, something that is rich already. Got mine with leather, but had to post here cause I already posted all my wonderful thougts! Just wanted to tell you how GREAT of a car it is!---6200 miles up to date! and still going GREAT!

Enough to keep you happy

5
brianm1669 on 06/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The standard RSX is not the fastest, best looking, or most nimble car out there, but it does all of the above pretty darn well. The acceleration, cornering and breaking are all above average. The ultimate reason for purchasing this car was reliability and performance. I know that the car will likely not have many problems and the car will likely perform similar to what it does now three years from now. The engine is pedestrian while at lower speeds, but the horses really kick in when the rpm's go above 5000.

LOVE MY RSX

5
JRP on 06/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my RSX since January and it's been great. I love the precise handling and acceleration at higher rpms. Its great on long trips and gets good gas mileage. Plus, its a Honda, so I don't have to worry about it spending alot of time in the shop. I'll keep this one!

Not without problems, definitely a treat

4.3
rsxland.com on 06/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I've had my Tpre-S for two monthes now. It is a thrill to drive. I can't stay away from it. That's why it betting annoying that its going in the shop for the third time in two monthes. The Acura dealership service department is great. They always give me another RSX to drive, but the Type-S makes all the difference in the world.

2002 Base 5 Speed Acura RSX

4.9
buhusky on 06/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

2002 base model 5 speed manual RSX. Impressed. Ride is nice, seats are firm & snug (but not tight) which is nice - they hold you quite well. Standard stereo is good (Alpine w/ 6 speakers) and sounds better than i thought with good bass response. Handles nicely, acceleration is good. Its the only one in my town so far and everybody looks! Totally red lights (except A/C - standard green) at night are different, but good. The headlights put out nice light. The sunroof is smaller but VERY quiet when its open, even when going down the highway. Compared RSX to Subaru Impreza (not WRX) & opted for this. No regrets, highly recommended!

Acura RSX

4.9
Tony - Philly on 06/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The real fun of driving this car is definitely the sequential shift. Learn to drive this car in both automatic and shift mode and you will have fun. Shifting manually allows you to gain the full power of the engine and is great for overtaking. Overall a fun car to drive with a good solid build quality and with individual styling.

Need 4DR RSX

4.8
WantRSX4DR on 05/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I don't own a RSX, but I test drove it. It is nice. I wish Acura would offer a 4dr model.

2002 RSX

4
BOKOZ on 05/31/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

NICE AUTOMOBIL,FUN TO DRIVE, DON'T LIKE THE ODOMETER IN RED, SOMETIMES DISTRACTING TO SEE RED IN THE CORNER OF YOUR EYE OTHERWISE VERY NICE CAR TO OWN AND OPERATE AND IS A PEOPLE PLEASER

Below my expectations

3.8
tweet on 05/30/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Car is alot of fun but my passengers side window started rattling when it is part way down. This started around 8k miles. Around 10k miles, the drivers side started also. It's very annoying. I owned a Honda previously and after 8 years, no such problems. I would have expected better build quality than this. Also, some interior parts do not fit as nicely as I would expect from an Acura. I would think twice about buying this car again.

What a great car!!!

5
Justin69 on 05/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you are looking for a car that gets good gas mileage and out performs other vehicles on the road, look no further this is your vehicle. Since I purchased it I just can't seem to stop driving it. It is an addiction I am glad I have.

The Best and Affordable Sport Car

5
angusregina on 05/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

no comment

Great car, fun to drive.

4.9
Adam R on 05/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its a sharp looking car, with a sporty feel to the drive, great acceleration. Nice standard features like moonroof, sport seats, short throw stick shift, auto ac fan speed throttling, side airbags.. Lots of fun to drive it around. If you get it, get used to people in Civics challenging you to race all the time!

The RSX rocks

5
rkelly4384 on 05/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Don't be mislead by the base RSX's 160hp. It's definetly not a V6, but being as light as it is (2700lbs) it accelerates beautifly. I had considered the eclipse and celica and I must agree with motor trend the rsx kills the competition. It's the best four cylinder I've ever driven, riden or seen.

Best Car I've Ever Had

4.9
Jasonv65 on 05/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. I had a Honda Civic before this car and there is a huge difference between the two. The engine is very smooth and powerful with no hesitation to get up and go. The 6 speed shifter is great and very easy to use. The suspension is very good and quiet over rough road. I test drove a new 2002 Civic Si & would choose the RSX in a heart beat over the Si.

awesome car for awesome price

5
Thien Nguyen on 05/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The rsx type-s is an awesome car! I just got one and it is just as good, if not better, than what everyone says. The car is an absolute thrill to drive, and everyone just looks at the car. It has a demanding presence, and you feel really confident driving it. It's comfortable and fast. It's also a lot roomier than the celica. It's a better car than the celica in every way.

Still a big WOW!

5
mrfoxman on 05/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is so much fun to drive I keep catching my self smiling as I drive down the road (especially the twisty ones). I also love the fact all the tricked out kids look at me in awe.

Finely tuned machine

5
jlball1727 on 05/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is sweet...with sporty design and a sleek interior this car rocks!!! With tight gears and short throws the 6 speed moves...200 hp is a ton for this little pocket rocket...what a great machine...

rsx-s

4.1
comanchep on 05/09/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

At exactly 1500 miles the syncros in 3rd gear totally went out. the dealership gave me (immediately) a rsx loaner, next day aired a replacement tranny, and installed it without a scratch. I enjoyed driving the non S-Type with automatic for comparison and was back in business within 24 hours. Very satisfied. No other problems (5590Miles now) Milage with very hard driving style-28-29mpg. LOVE THE INTERIOR . Worst value is the stereo. No "highs" No "Lows" it must be "BOSE". No Volume either.

Never owned an Acura? You're missing out

4.8
markycena on 05/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Two Words...THE BEST. This is now the third Acura in the family. Everyone talks about Acura not being a luxury car. They just have never owned one. The quality, the resale, and most importantly...The fun to drive nature of this car. One of the only guarantees in life!!!! Excellent all the way around!

Awesome!

4.9
dmitry78 on 05/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been driving my new RSX for two weeks, and I love it! It drives like a dream and definitely turns heads, too! My previous car was a Ford Focus ZX3, and, by comparison, this is a higher- quality, better-handling, and more sophisticated vehicle.

My First Acura(Honda)2

4.9
Hugh27(2) on 05/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far GREAT!!! Took it on my first trip, get this,.....Filled up, set the cruise at 70. At my destination(127 miles later) topped it off to get a fuel reading. Took 3.25 gallons to fill. 127/3.25= 39mpg!! WAY better than I ever imagined. I hope when it breaks in it is the same or better!

The benchmark for the class

5
Neil C on 05/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fantastic car, especially for the $$$ - lots of room, versatile and large trunk, unflappable chassis, interior finish second to none. Few complaints, had a fluke seat belt clip that was broken on delivery, stereo is clear and very functional, but low powered for my taste, a few mandatory features on a "luxury" car are missing, like retained accessory power (my 87 Legend, 94 Accord, 95 Camry, etc. all had this!!) puddle lamps, gas cap holder... all are completely forgivable in light of the dreamy power delivery and slick gearbox. No regrets thus far. All in all a fantastic package, no other car comes close - regardless of what the few naysayers (likely not owners!!) may report.

Acura Rules!

5
sam on 04/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great. Lots of power, tuned exhaust, 6 speeds with lots of road rush. Roll up the windows and it transforms itself into a luxury car.

Greatest car!

5
DonWilson on 04/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

They have out done themselves this time!

Acura Rules!

5
Sam on 04/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great. Lots of power, tuned exhaust, 6 speeds with lots of road rush. Roll up the windows and it transforms itself into a luxury car.

There Can Be Only One...And This Is It

4.9
Oak on 04/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a great car. I've been looking for a fun toy for years. However, at 6'7" there ain't much I can fit in that's qualifies as a toy [say hello to minivan hell]. But this car fits me perfectly. While it doesn't have the torque of the Mustang GT [second choice], the Acura was funner to drive and fit better. Besides, a few years and superchargers later, this car will rock

My first Acura(Honda)

4.9
Hugh27 on 04/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got my RSX and love it. Handles great, looks good, mileage is good also. I'm still on their FREE tank with 350 miles(26 mpg+/-) in town. Once it hits about 3000rpm you can feel wants to go! And with a red-line of 6800 this car is going to be fun!

A Blast to Drive!

5
bigbbryan on 04/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What can I say? I love this car. Chicks love this car. Does anything else really matter? Granted, its not the fastest or most luxurious car on the street, but for $23,000 there's nothing out there that can beat it. I looked at Celicas, Eclipses, and every other car in its class and nothing even compares. Celicas are way too pricy for what you get and Eclipses are too junky. This is a $23,000 car that looks better than most $30-35,000 cars. If your looking to get the most out of your money you've got to go with the RSX.

Great Engine

4.3
Bison on 04/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is probably one of the best 2.0 liter engine in the world. Even with an automatic it has enough power to move the car, and its smooth until you get close to the redline. Unfortunately, I'm to big to fit under the standard sunroof. I spent about an hour in one, but finally decided it was a no go due to the lack of headroom.

A well rounded sports coupe

5
tnguyen74 on 04/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A well rounded overall sports coupe with 200 HP w/o the use of turbos and still get's 30 MPG. The smoothest shifting 6-spd I've ever driven. Love the interior layout and instrumentation.

In love with Honda products

4.9
Former Chevy driver on 04/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my wife a 2001 Accord a few months back and fell in love with Honda quality. The Acura RSX is no exception. I test drove everything, including the new Nissan Altima, and nothing came close. Fun to drive, quick, and great quality. Bypass the Type S, the base engine is quick! Unless you are going to the drag strip, it is more than enough engine.

WOW.

5
foxman on 04/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Way to fun.

Completely satisfied with RSX

4.8
EB on 04/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. It's quick, it's stylish, the seats are really comfortable, there are just so many little details about the car that make it that much more awesome.

Fun Ride

4.8
Tanderson on 04/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun, fun, fun to drive. Great seating, and handling is razor sharp.

Type-S

4.8
UA on 04/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A really great car as Integra replacement!

RSX-S is a Fun Car !

4.8
David... on 04/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got one on 29 March, and am almost at the 600 mile break-in. Originally, I planned to buy via a discount buying service (CostCo), but ended up with a much better price from the local salesman; this was a surprisingly good experience. RSX-S is a fun car to drive! Handling and performance are wonderful; the engine is very responsive, especially (but not only) beyond 6000 RPM. The 6-speed manual transmission is great -- very smooth! Especially fun on winding, two-lane roads, where it passes slower logging trucks & RVs quickly and safely. Its also relatively fun (& quiet) on freeways -- certainly more solid and quieter than my '94 Integra.

2002 RSX-S

5
mininsx on 03/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. This is my third Acura, and my bajillionth Honda. I have absolutly no complaints on the car that are not just nit-picky. Overall I would buy this car 100 times over again, without hesitation. I would however choose a different dealer.

RSX Type S with every dealer option avl.

5
Cuffsuup on 03/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent

Got My RSX

5
SnoopyD on 03/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got my new Acura RSX on x-mas. It took my 5 months to modifiy my new RSX it has 550 hp. I've been racing my car fo 2 weeks now and it has never let me down.

A Whole Lot Of FUN!!!

5
fiberguy on 03/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is amazing for less than 25K. It beats anything at its price point! It so much fun to drive I can't leave it alone. The engine and transmission are the ultimate match. The engine is SO SMOOTH and CREAMY!

Gets better every day

5
bao on 03/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My appreciation for this car just increases as the miles rack up. Little things you don't notice become obvious after sitting or driving in other cars.

My Type-S is PERFECT!

5
Type-S girl on 03/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RSX Type-S is the most well-balenced car I've ever owned. The handling is very stable, especially when pushed hard, and the control that the driver feels through the wheels and pedals is phenomenal! And the engine! Ah . . . Acura has stolen my heart this time! What a beauty - smooth and economical when you're not pretending to be Mario Andretti, and the beautiful sounds in the high revs to make you feel like you are when you want to. Just lovely!!!

Roomy thrill with cash to spare

4
Unemongod on 03/16/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

After trying on 40+ cars over the last 9 monthes, this was one of 2 cars that made the grade. (The other was the Acura MDX) Its a comfortable ride for those of us who can't fit in most other cars. I'm 6'4" and moderately knock-kneed, which gives me leg room issues. The RSX fits like a glove, like only Honda seems to understand. The car drives like a car should, with a clean feel of the road, and a hi-revving powerplant that is truely another Honda marvel. There is more comfort and room than most sedans, and still the thrill of a sport coupe.

Good car for the money

4.5
Johhny Depp on 03/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Compared to some of the other cars of comparable size and cost, the Acura RSX is by far the best value. I can tell you that for a 2.0L engine, this car has a lot of zip. The Acura name gives people the impression of a vehicle with class, which is one of the reasons we are on our second Acura lease (previously had a 1999 Acura CL).

Can you say Best in Class?

5
walk on 03/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's predecessor, the Integra, was already highly praised. Well folks the RSX is all those things that made the 'teg great, and more. Faster, better handling, quieter, more comfortable, more room, safer, and better looking! :) There is absolutely no question, the RSX is best in it's class, and it's not an easy class to say that. The Celica, the WRX, the Eclipse, all are fine cars, but the RSX is just a notch higher than any of those. Highly recommended!

Luxury Performance Nirvana

5
antrey on 03/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RSX TypeS fits my needs perfectly as a powerful, high performance, practical daily commuter than can seat four and get great fuel mileage. Styling is very modern inside and out and while the exterior styling has been criticized as too conservative I believe it will age much better than more aggressive styling as seen on the celica, eclipse, cougar, etc. Timeless styling was very important to me as I plan on keeping the car for more than ten years. My '89 integra went 185,000 miles before I sold it.

RSX is a great little car!

4.9
wenjenaz on 03/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! It's fun to drive, responsive, nimble. Oh, and did I mention, fun to drive? Buy this car. You won't be disappointed (unless you're a passenger sitting in the back seat. Not much head room back there).

Fun to Drive

5
denman2 on 03/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is just a blast to drive and has excellent interior when compared to the competition.

Fun to Drive

4.8
Jorma on 03/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to Drive Engine could use bit more torque Nice Bose Sound system

Have car # 639

4.5
One of the First on 03/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I was one of the first to buy the car in AZ. Bought the car 7/2/01. First day on the market. My only problems have been a few rattles on the top of car somewhere. Biggest problem is the Oil Filter Location. The filter is so high on the engine when removed the oil runs down the side of the engine into a pan. After the oil change if you live close by the dealership, you leak oil all the way home and into you garage it goes. Poor eng. on the manufactor part.

Excellent ride

4.8
HeVen on 03/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very good bang for its buck, and also you wont find a luxury/speed car combination out there like the Type-S!!

Fun ,Fast & Reliable

4.5
Kenobfish on 03/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a blast to drive.

rsx

5
ragav93 on 03/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great

Type-S?Type Yes!

5
christian gani on 03/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a dream to drive. If there was ever a car that made you feel as one with it, this is it! Taking corners and accelration is breathtaking and for the money there's not a better car out there. If I have to beat another Celica from a stoplight I might go insane!

it's a great car!!!

5
bycar on 03/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the RSX typeS is a really fun car to drive. the interior design is great to look at and comfortable with all control & knob at easy access. The handle can't be beat. I driven sports car before like the BMW M3, even though you can't compare the two, but the RSX is just in a class of it's own. Respond really well

rsx - dream to drive

5
ShadowRSX on 03/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What can i say -- ive had mine since October -- and i still love to drive it around! Well worth the monthly payments ;-)

roth review

4.9
brad roth on 03/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very fun to drive, after driving it for 6 months, I still love it! The ride feels somewhat TL like (very smooth) and very quick with the Type S. The outside could be changed a bit to set it apart from other cars even though acura did a nice job over all.

RSX-S Review

5
VTEC on 03/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great performance that is eloquently combined with luxury. All around great feel to the car.

RSX

4.3
Jon Spiropolous on 03/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

fun to drive,speedy,luxurious

Funnest Car I've ever driven!

4.9
Barbie on 03/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE this car! At first I was nervous about spending $25K on a car, but man it was worth every penny. The type S has such a "rich" feeling about it and the driving experience is unbeatable. I love having so much speed and power. I recommend this car to everyone I know looking for a new car!

It is a rocket.

4.9
Scoobysnax on 03/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car for less than a month, but it is the most fun I have ever had in a car.

rsx

5
trung on 03/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great car, love it, takes up where integra took off

Best Value In its Class

4.9
SailorMan on 03/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking at, driving and researching Toyotas, Mazdas, Subarus and the Acura, the Acura won out. As a former owner of Honda/Acura products this car exemplifies the fun factor mixed with relatively frugal gas mileage and great dependability. The looks though controversial grow on you. Besides, this car has the best interior design and ergonomics in its class which is where as the driver I'll be spending all of my time.

RSX Rocks

5
BriRSX on 03/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car cant say more about it

Great Car

5
JoesTypeS on 03/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The cars sweet. End of Story

It sucks.

1
Sammyp on 03/04/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

It is pretty much the worse car I've ever driven or riden in.

best

5
omar on 03/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is an all around good car.

My Best Car Yet

5
Eternal on 03/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I currently own the base.... my review is to challenge anyone to test drive one themselves!!

Great Car!

5
jdaclown on 03/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love this car... half a year and still counting, no problems with it whatsoever!

Roby's Review

5
mroby on 03/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car

RSX TYPES worth every cent.

4.5
terdonal on 03/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great little sport coupe. It is well made,peppy,economical to drive and most of all fun. It is not race car but and there are other cars that are equally good cars but I love Acura service and have always had the best and will only change if the service declines.

6 Months of RSX-S

4.9
RSX02S on 03/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The RSX Type-S is an ideal car for entry level luxury, sporty performance, usefulness with the hatch, and high levels of reliability, all at a reasonable price.

BEST IN CLASS

5
very happy rsx owner on 03/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is worth every penny I spent. You can push the car so hard when speed is needed and yet it's fuel economical/ confortable when you just need to cruise around your town. Great interior design that is un-equaled by integra. Classy exterior that fits the main stream people, and when style is needed, there are a lot of aftermarket support. Base / type-S both will be smart choice for you.

Car

5
RSiX on 03/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very quick awesome handling car.

Well rounded

4.4
jeffRT on 03/03/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the base RSX manual last month and have been very satsified with the car. The RSX is a well rounded machine. It has good acceleratoin, agile handling and smooth feel from the engine. The RSX may not stand out with it appearnce but it has a sharp look to it. The inside combines a sporty look with a refined feel. The only negatives are the few blind spots and the back seat has limited head room.

Love it.

5
Choser on 03/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Perfect for me.

Excellent car

5
indiglo on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great all around car

Best bang for the buck

4.8
Dmitry on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car indeed. It's fast, reliable and comfortable as well. Plus it responds great to aftermarket mods such as intake/exhaust/headers. Acura has won me over with the RSX-S. Dima proud owner of a Satin Silver RSX-S with Injen intake, Borla exhaust and Neuspeed short shifter.

Very nice car

4.9
tbatey on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Performance is great for a 4-cylinder, comfort, features, and amenities are above average for this type of vehicle and price range. Gas mileage is great during regular driving, still good when having fun. Very fun car to drive with a beautiful engine/exhaust sound. Quality of build is very good, but not great.

RSX

5
MTOSVT on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car!

Bas efits me fine.

4.9
nilepo on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted a fn commuter, and looked at both the RSX and the WRX. The Acura RSX just bles the doors off of the WRX in the comfort and bang for your buck deptartment for me. The base model does not have th get up and go of the Type-s, but I hae to say it has plenty enough power to get me into trouble. If you want a fun commuter that you can rely on go Acura RSX

Type S

5
RSX_S_Driver on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car!

RSX TYPE S SUPERCAR

5
WILLDI on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

SUPERB AUTOMOBILE WITH GREAT SAFETY FEATURES EXCELLENT LOOKS AND THE BACKING OF ACURA. GREAT ACCELERATION SPECIALLY AT HIGH RPMS. THE OVERSIZED DISKS BRAKES STOPS IT ON A DIME. GREAT STABILITY ON CURVES.

Suprisingly Better Than I Thought

5
TypeS-in-LA on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was considering whether to buy a WRX or a RSX. I test drove the WRX & it was a good performance car. Than I test drove a Type S & wow! Talk about performance & luxury all in one! I just love my leather seats, the performance is great & the gas mileage is just awesome for car with this much performance.

Pearl Type S

5
Joel Patterson on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fantastic value! Overall, a great car. It looks fantastic with the optional fog lamps.

amazing car

5
anacc2nv on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

amazing car i love it more and more everyday..has paower torque and style

Good Stuff

4.6
hawk14414 on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth, rev happy engine. Excellent handling for a front driver. Nice six speed. Great fit and finish.

You can't go wrong

5
slywun on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Although there are other cars in the price range with similar performance numbers, you can't get a better deal in quality, performance, luxury, and economy for the price. The 6 speed is a thing of beauty second to no other car I have owned. With all the fun and performance I still am averaging between 27-30 mpg.

Top choice for sporty/luxury coupe

5
dawheat on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Type-S for over 6 months now and have not regretted a moment. Plenty of power, silky-smooth engine, tight handling, and the best interior in its class. While not outright the fastest car- it can more than hold its own in a straight line as well as having excellent stock handling. No other coupe matches its combination of sportiness, refinement, and luxury.

Perfect Car...

4.9
bri1042 on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in a '95 Integra GS-R for the Type S. It's everything the GSR was and more. Drives well in traffic, comfy for long drives, goes fast when I need it to.

Excelent Vehicle to own/drive

5
Drew on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Get both sides of luxary and performance with the RSX Type S at a price under 25K. beautiful leather trim and 6 disk bose in dash changer and sleek styling with a 200HP 6 speed manual transmission makes it fun to drive.

grrreat value for a first car

5
insect on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My first "real" car is a blast to drive. Enough power/torque to keep anyone happy. Interior is designed perfectly. Stock sound system is also a plus.

Love the RSX

4.9
Damon on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car, it's sporty, yet more luxurious than most other similar sport coupes out there. Handles great, looks great, the interior is very sporty/modern looking, the seats are very comfortable. Great deal for the price.

Great Car!!!!!

5
lumpulus on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car!!!

RSX Type S

4.6
Joe_McNabb on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car is amazingly fun.

New RSX

5
BillR on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice solid riding car!

All I can say is WOW!

5
Calladin on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is an absolute joy to drive. It has a real nice zip to it, especially when you hit v-tec. It handles like a dream, and the 6-speed transmission (Type-S) shifts like butter. I've had this car for 3 weeks, and so far I don't have anything negative to say about it. The dealership experience was great! I didn't have to haggle much on the price, and was in and out in less than 2 hours. It was by far the best car buying experience I have ever had.

Great Car

5
mrbrett on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car, it has a great balance of performance and luxury.

Best bang for you buck

5
Scrappy125 on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Not only is this car the most fun car to drive, but it is a great value. For just about $20K you get every option available. The automatic has a sportshift standard that gives you the option of driving in regular mode, or switching to auto-stick. Overall a great car.

Best in Class

5
Fugazy on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I've ever owned. And I've gone though 15 cars in my life.

Fantastic Car for the Price

4.9
SomeRSXGuy on 03/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its too bad there wasn't a better registration system for being able to write a review. The people that give this car really bad marks probably don't even own one. Most of them are probably Subaru WRX fanboys (and they probably don't own one of those either.) The RSX Premium (Canadian model) is a fantastic value. I love our car...

I love this car!

5
Dylan on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What an amazing car. I am in love with this thing. Words are a waste of time. You have to go drive it.

Pocket Rocket

5
Profet on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the car to get if you think the new Civic SI looks like a Mini-Mini-Van.

My RSX

4.9
Ian Macomber on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You can not go wrong with this car. They only reason to not get it is because you are not fond of it's appearance.

Screamer

4.9
Mister Gus on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A blast to drive & Honda/Acura reliability

Awesome Car

5
rsxlover on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Most bang for the buck, by far.....awesome fun to drive car.

I love my RSX-S

5
CodeToad on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is simply a ball. Its very quick, the interior is very nice, and the six speed is simply fun. To sum the car in one word: FUN!

Incredible

5
Lego on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It drives like a dream. You have to test drive it.

Great Car

5
96preludeboi on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is a nice car, handles excellently, its fast and i love the auto climate control...a must buy

Great Overall Vehicle

4.9
JAG4 on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent all-around car for my needs. Comfortably seats two with plenty of room for anything I need to carry. The performance is great, much better than the two previous GSR's I owned. Overall it's a perfect fit for me as a small sporty semi-luxorious car with great performance and utility.

God what a great car!

4.9
Lex on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything just the way I wanted it!

great

5
MrBurner on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

love the car so far...great tranny and as the weeks pass, more and more aftermarket co. are coming out w/ tons of stuff for the car

2002 RSX Type S

4.8
Kilo on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

An outstanding car for what it is intended to be. The motor is amazing and the transmission is one of the best shifting manuals I have ever used. Seats are extremely supportive, and the interior is very functional and very attractive at the same time. If you are looking for a smaller sports based car, this thing rocks.

Go Buy One!

5
The Doctor on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Type-S is flat-out the most fun car I have ever owned/driven. The ride is smooth, and there is plenty of power under the hood. The interior is one of the most impecibly designed in a sub-$30,000 vehicle I have seen. And because Honda makes it, I know it will last a long, long time with few problems.

All I can say is WOW!

4.8
Dimka.m on 03/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is a blast to drive. With the i-VTEC kicking in it becomes a roaring monster! So you have the power when you want it and the MPG that you need.

Buy one!!

4.8
maswell on 03/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I hate Front wheel drive cars.I never ever wanted to get one. When it came down to driving the RSX, I decided that this was a FWD car that I could learn to love. I love driving my RSX everyday, and I cant wait to bring it to the track. I know its not as fast as the M3s there, but I can still give the 3 series a run for its money. This car has become an extension of me. When I make more money Im going back to BMW, but Ill keep my RSX around for my fun everyday vehicle.

Shaolin's Finest

5
bembol on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Designed with a purpose, Driven by Passion!!!

excellent

5
Keving on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is sweet

Flaming RSX

5
FireRSX on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Aside from all the ooh's and aaah's that this car receive's from the design of the car. The RSX has proven to be a performance and luxury vehicle that Acura has always wanted it to be.

Just voting

4.4
FastFox on 03/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

But love the car.

my 7th honda product

5
sam on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the most fun car since my 93 prelude

Lemon City...

2.9
925 Type-S on 03/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

My Acura RSX-typeS was a lemon and was bought back by American Honda Motor Co. I owned the vehicle for 99 days- it was in repair or disabled for 56 of those days. Grand total- 43 days of trouble-free driving with my RSX. The dealer/ Honda couldn't fix the problem (SRS- light on= all airbags disabled) and I was directed to go through the Lemon law process for resolution. I will NEVER buy another Honda product.

Great Car

5
eclipsex50 on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has luxury, performance, and great styling all in one.

RSX

5
mto rsx on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is one of the best i've every driven

RSX

2.5
ColdS on 03/01/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Needs torque! Acura made the car height too high and this hurts its already unsporty appearance. Interior is great but the stereo was no good coming from a brand name Bose. Ride quality is ok and the engine makes sweet noises running through the gears but it does get annoying after awhile. A Celica GT-S can keep up with the Type-S and so can a ITR. Not good. So performance isn't even satisfying for 200hp. Its an overpriced Civic.

One of the best cars I've driven!

5
Triston on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very good handling and acceleration. Comfortable except for some harsh bumps.

"if you have the means..."

4.9
the_rev on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

as mr. bueller once said, "if you have the means, i highly suggest you pick one up". not that this car is all that expensive... it is everything i thought my old Si should have been...

RSX type S

4.9
kot on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car, a great blend of performance and style. Smooth shifting 6 speed, great handling. Two thumbs up!

Rsx-S == Good;

4.6
mooboydc5 on 03/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very smooth car. As in smooth shifting, smooth pickup, and smooth exterior styling...

RSX is Fun to drive!

4.9
Kurisu on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

RSX is Fun to drive!

RSX REview

5
Guy on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a cool ride

Good Car

5
rsx02 on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the interior

Pretty Good!!!

5
Heidy on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i just brought a Type S fully loaded, included spoler, full body kit, moonroof visor, titium look, wheel, starGuard system for $28,500 out the door, car run's hella fast!!!! 6th Gear hella good!!! Such a great car with only $28K

RSX-S

4.4
0804 on 03/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

nice car

Fair rating

4.8
n8236 on 03/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Being '01 as its first production year, it's got a few bugs. But it is nothing to lose sleep over. Most of these are just minor little complaints you would have. Honda = reliablity. Overall this car is great. If you're a perfectionist when buying a car, buy the 2nd or 3rd production year ones.

ACURA 2000

4.1
ridick on 03/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I have always driven an Acura. The 1990 acura was the first of its kind to appeal to a younger generation driver. The after market options were endless, thanks to the design of the vehicle. The RSX rare is high and as a result does not corner as well as the 90 gsr or the type R precdacessor. all in all the RSX is a combination of luxury and sport.

Amazing!

4.6
Avi Flax on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just picked up the car last night and I've already put almost 200 miles on it! It's just SUCH a BLAST to drive, and it's so TIGHT, and it fits me like a GLOVE and I could go on and on and on, but I have to go for a drive!

Scream Machine!

5
poorting on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is incredable! Coming from a Civic I thought the RSX would be similar to it, but I was very wrong. Acceleration and handling are spectacular. Zero play in the wheel. The suspension is tight, which makes the ride a bit bumpy, but what do you expect from a sports car? The only thing I miss is the almost 40 mpg highway from my Civic, and I've never gotten the sticker 31 highway in the RSX, more like 27-28 (probably from going too fast).

Very pleased with my RSX-S

5
vanderskills on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a whole lot of fun for the money. It handles very well and the engine sounds great (especially when the vtec kicks in). The interior is very nice and the stereo sounds pretty good too. The Type S has every available feature standard and in my opinion it is the nicest sports coupe available for ~23k. Highly recommended!

Absolutely awesome....

5
luvthecar on 02/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car's handling, design and overall quality are exceptional. The car rips!

GREAT car

5
flipboiee on 02/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great car! great value! great maintenance! LOTS of fun! enjoy

Fantastic Car

4.5
Jerome81 on 02/27/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The seats are probably the most comfortable and most supportive I've ever experienced. The steering and shifting is top notch. The ergonomics are superb. The engine is a gem. The old Honda's lacked low end, but the i-VTEC motor really improves all around driveability. The car screams when pushed. The handling is very good. Though I feel the tires give. If this car had better rubber on the rims the driving experience would improve drastically. All in all a great car!

Sweet Ride

5
zandrewh on 02/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my car RSX Type S for about 2 weeks now, it handles very nice. Traded in 2000 Celica GT-S, too many little problems with it. The engine has a nice quiet sound to it at slower paces, but if you want to hear it scream just floor it. Handles really nice around turns. Very pleased with purchase.

A+ for the Automatic RSX

4.8
eyrelle on 02/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Sports car purists should stick to the manual. But for the daily commuter the steptronic automatic transmission offers all the fun of a manual with no clutch. I purchased it becuase I spend hours in stop and go traffic. Other convincing features include Acura's luxury interior, loads of standard features, good value and excellent quality.



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