2002 Acura RSX Base 2.0 DOHC from North America
Replaced motor mount on passenger side at 135000.
Replaced clutch at 125000.
Great car, I love it. It's a base model so could use more power, but around town, and even a spirited drive on a country road, is very satisfying.
Put together with the usual Honda quality. Owned 6 Hondas so far, and will never buy anything else besides a Honda or Acura.
Seats are comfortable.
Gas mileage is great, even when driven pretty hard.
Motor is tough as nails, as most Honda motors I've experienced.
Tranny is awesome; feels great shifting, and you never grow tired of the satisfying engagement of the shifter.
Only had two things break in 140000 miles; clutch, and a motor mount. Clutch I would say is normal wear for how I drive.
I use synthetic oil and change it every 3000 miles; great little motor, want it to last.
Insurance was little too much for me on a Type S. Also transmission problems on the Type S aren't present on the base. Even though I would love to have the Type S motor.
Now for the bad parts of the car, which honestly are hard to come up with.
Suspension is very tight; you will feel every bump and crack in the road, which for me is great, but for someone who wants a smooth ride, look elsewhere.
Leather is starting to wear on driver's seat pretty bad; it has had my rear in it for many miles.
Steering wheel wear at the top of the wheel.
Paint chipping on the front bumper is pretty noticeable; seems to have rocks gravitate towards the front end like a magnet.
To sum it all up, I love this car. It's quick, not fast but quick. No trouble pulling away from most people at stoplights, and passing is a breeze.
I want to keep this car for as long as possible, and unless Honda comes out with a car that really interests me (come on Honda, make me a CRZ Si) I'll probably replace this RSX with another when the time comes. I love my dc5!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th September, 2010