2003 Acura RSX Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2003 Acura RSX Type S 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40 miles
Most recent distance3500 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Disappointed at Acura quality

Faults:

Driver side window is malfunctioning. Gear shift top was scratched.

Headliner was stained.

Car pulls very hard to the right when braking... dangerous.

Seats uncomfortable on trips over an hour.

Paint quality is questionable, clear coat scratches very easily.

General Comments:

Car has decent acceleration, but lacks low end power. Need to get high revs to get it to go... and I have the Type S.

Gauges look very nice at night.

Fit and finish is not what I would expect from Acura, have had too many problems with the car.

Car has braking problem or tire problems. When braking at low speeds, it grabs the grooves in the road and pulls hard to the right.

I have thought about selling the car... very disappointed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th August, 2003

27th Aug 2003, 14:14

The problems you seem to have had would lead me to believe that the car was used or perhaps a dealer demo model. A new RSX Type-S shouldn't have exhibited any of the problems you have mentioned. Have you taken the car to the dealer to address these issues? My car was in excellent condition and the performance and fit and finish are unmatched in this price range. I am sad to hear your disappointment with the car, it really is an unbelievable machine. I would definitely take the vehicle back to the dealer so that each issue can be taken care of. If the car is brand new with those problems, I would consider asking the dealer to replace the car.

2003 Acura RSX from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance600 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

Undecided at the moment

Faults:

I bought the vehicle brand new and with the first rain the sunroof leaked all into the car. The carpet is also very wavy throughout the vehicle. Its still in the shop at this point.

General Comments:

Anyone else have a complaint about the carpet in these vehilces? It seems a lot of them have wavy carpet. Specially where your feet go in the back seat... it looks terrible. Makes the car look old.

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

Review Date: 15th January, 2003

2003 Acura RSX Base 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance3500 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

Top performance for minimum price

Faults:

No problems OR build quality issues whatsoever.

Completely flawless.

General Comments:

Handling is amazing for a front wheel drive. It's the closest feel to rear wheel drive as I have ever seen, but still retains all the benefits of front wheel drive.

Mileage is terrific and reliability is impeccable.

The back seat fits a car seat so small families are not even an issue.

Absolute recommend this car for 2 door coupes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2003

5th Apr 2005, 06:29

Hi, I found your review helpful, though I thought it was a bit vague. Could you comment on why you gave the car a 8/10 for the performance? did you find it to be slow or somthing?

Thank you.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 15 reviews