2002 Acura RSX Base from North America - Comments

6th Feb 2009, 15:18

As an owner of a 2002 RSX Type-S, I would like to add my $.02.

I bought the car new, has 120,000 miles with no significant modifications.

Problems: none

Repairs: replaced one set of headlight bulbs, that's it!

Joys: driving, shifting, comfort.

Without a doubt, the best car I have ever owned.

Response to some complaints:

Low power; Take advantage of that great gearbox and reach for the RPM's. This is what the car was built for.

Poor snow traction: Tires! buy a second set of stock wheels on e-bay (I got mine for $150 delivered x4) and use summer and winter tires. Big difference over all-season rubber.

Comfort: I am 6' 250lbs. I find this car extremely comfortable. BTW 120,000 miles and no stitches lost in the leather.

In closing: I rate the Acura RSX Type-S 10 out of 10!

24th Sep 2009, 07:11

Original poster back yet again with another update. About a year ago, I had to replace the auto-tensioner. Car reved erratically for one day, but it never happened again. Replaced the tires. Catalytic converter went bad about a year ago, but I just keep clearing the check engine light with my OBDII reader, and the light stays off for 2-3 weeks.

That's it! The car has been great. Runs the same when I bought her at 60,000 miles, and she has over 108,000 miles on her now.

20th Aug 2011, 17:20

I'm pretty sure it's just your RSX that has the headlight problem; I haven't changed mine in over a year, and they're working fine. Also, every car's odometer goes well over 100.

Another thing is that the reason that the driver's side seat doesn't have a pedal so the person in the back seat can use that to get out, is because if it gets pushed by accident while the driver is driving, it can result in a serious crash.

13th Feb 2013, 05:47

Originally poster here one more time. Good point about the reason not to put a pedal in the back to move the driver's seat forward for safety reasons. Still, it's stupid that Acura didn't design a seat that goes back to where you had set it after you recline the seat forward.

Had to replace the clutch at around 144,000. That's not bad, but it cost over $1,200 to do at the dealer. Not cheap.

Air/fuel sensor just went bad immediately after that. I think it's an oxygen sensor in America, but I live in California.

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