2005 Acura RSX Review from North America

2005 Acura RSX 2.0

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10


Small car with good gas mileage, a few minor problems, and one rather annoying one, the headlights


Headlights go out frequently.

General Comments:

This is an OK car, it gets very good gas mileage, about 30-35 mpg for me.

One major problem I have with the car is that the headlights go out rather frequently, about every month or 2. From my experience, I would guess the culprit is the RS-X's sport tuned suspension, when you go over a bump or pothole, the bulb is subjected to a large amount of force/vibration, which is causing the filament to break.

The suspension is also so stiff that it makes the ride a bit uncomfortable on an average road; granted the roads in Minnesota aren't in the best shape.

Another problem is that I find the cabin rather small, with not a lot of head room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th January, 2011

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review