2003 Acura RSX Premium 2.0 from North America
A great car. Too good. That's why they stopped making it!
So far so good.
I had to replace the actuator on the driver's door for the power locks, and was able to do that myself with the help of an excellent post on an Acura owner's website.
SRS light is on.
This car is solid, good handling, comfortable, and fun to drive.
I consistently get 10+ km/litre, which is better than 30 MPG, on regular gas.
The Tiptronic function is a fun alternative, although the transmission is programmed to shift right at the redline if you do "boot it", so I usually let the computer do the shifting.
I don't know why more manufacturers don't offer hatchbacks. This is the most convenient configuration a car can have. I recently renovated a bathroom and was able to transport a toilet in its box home from the building store.
The only issue I had was on hot starts, sometimes the car doesn't start up right away. The service manager at the dealership explained to me that the vehicle has an electronic fuel pump that needs to pressure up, so when you go to start the car, turn on the ignition and let all the dash lights turn on. Then put on your seat belt, and when all the lights have turned off, start the car. If I follow this procedure, the car fires up cleanly every time.
Oh yeah... The SRS light is on, and the cause is a faulty seat belt switch in the driver's seat belt latch. I have had this problem on every Honda product I have owned, and it costs $450 for the part, which is not always available, because every Honda in the world has this problem. This is the only beef I have ever had with Honda!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st December, 2014