2003 Acura RSX type-s 2.0 liter from North America
Quality and great performance for a great price
There have been no problems at all with this car.
I have read some reviews that comment on the difficulty of shifting into 3rd gear. I have found that on occasion I also have some difficulty shifting into that gear, however I have noticed that this happens on quick shifts after the car has been idle for a while. Once the car is warmed up or if I make sure the clutch is all the way to the floor, the problem doesn't seem to present itself. I had a 2000 Jeep Wrangler previously and it was plagued with problems. This car has been maintenance free aside from the normal oil change which only occurs every 5k miles. Gas mileage is great, I only have to fill the tank once every week and a half to two weeks. I drove from Boston to Montreal on a single tank which was pretty good. I love drawbacks that I've noticed have been the lack of grip on the tires in hard corners and the inability to attach a roof mounted bike carrier. Other than that, the car is a gem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th March, 2004
18th Jul 2004, 12:04
I work at an Acura dealership in the service department and there is a service bulletin for the RSX-S for the third gear shifting problem. Take it to your local Acura dealership and tell them about it right away.
10th Dec 2008, 05:23
That's normal gears; 1 and 2 are triple-cones synchromesh, 3 to 6 are double-cones.