2002 Acura RSX Type S 2.0 i-vtec from North America
The catalytic converter went out at 116,000.
There has been slight wear in the seats.
This car is very quick considering its rather small engine size. It makes up for its relatively low torque due to the fact that it just keeps revving.
I own 2 Honda Accord V6s, and neither one delivers the liveliness of the mighty little 4 cylinder. There is no greater sound than the scream of the vtec when you hit 5,800rpm.
It handles like a dream, and leaves my passengers in the sides of the sporty wrap around seats. My friend owns a Civic Si with Sparco racing seats that don't offer the same support.
Due to the lightness of the car, I use snow tires in the winter, and when conditions become too rough, I just use my Suburban.
The transmission is slightly rough when it is cold, and shifting from 1st to 2nd is occasionally rough as well.
I have added a aem v2 intake to it, and it delivers an awesome intake note when RPMs rise. I have also added a Borla cat-back exhaust, which sounds much sportier than the stock exhaust and adds power.
My friends are amazed at the things that I can fit in my car due to the fantastic hatchback design.
However, the Bose stereo system is garbage and can barely be heard with the windows open.
Overall, I absolutely love my Acura and would never trade it for an Si or GT-S.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th September, 2009