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2003 Acura RSX

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 30/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, VTEC, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2003 Acura RSX Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 549 Ratings for the 2002 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

yes

By on Friday, June 3, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "yes"

Cons: "no"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"cool CaR, wow, 10 out of 10, would recommend, to friend, much drive, yes buy if u want , no pressure, ok, yup, good, bye, now, have, good, day, . :)"

Excellent car in almost every respect. Great fun!

By on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 182,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Handling, power, economy, cargo space, sleek"

Cons: "rust; steering wheel adjustment doesn't go in/out"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car new. I chose it because I had a good experience with a Civic Si and wanted to upgrade just a step. Even the red lighting on the gauges appealed to me. Also this is the only sporty car that has really practical cargo space, thanks to the hatchback. Or think of it as the sportiest economical hatchback ever made. The mechanical quality has been almost perfect. A small point is that, about once a day, the 6-speed transmission doesn't sync when shifting from 2nd to 3rd, but I am used to it. Over the years it needed only the kind of repairs you would expect from an aging vehicle, although indeed the cost of repairs is more comparable to Lexus or Audi than to Honda or Toyota. The only weakness has been rust inside the body. Wet, salty roads have done their worst, or I would drive this car forever."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

New England weather can be very rough on a car.

By on Friday, December 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fun, very quick, reliable, practical, good on gas"

Cons: "stiff ride, no limited slip differential"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"New England weather can be very rough on a car. The car has not one spec of rust. with over 100k miles i have never had to change anything but the oil. drives like new engine is incredibly peppy for a 4 cylinder. 32 mpg when you stay out of v-tec the car aged very well it does not look dated at all. car holds its vale extremely well. best 6 speed i have ever used!"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great little car!

By on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 254,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Still has some pep at 13 years!"

Cons: "Rides rough when it starts (mostly when it's cold)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this a few months ago with 252,000 miles. My mechanic said it would last me up to four years, which was what I need. I am so impressed with it! The previous owner had high miles due to driving it to Alabama and driving up to Northern California a lot for work. I love this car to death because it's so sporty and fun to drive! It has a few cons, but the pros outweigh! I picked this because my dad had a 92 Integra for 20 years! He drove it for a weekend and his Integra memories came back!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Perfect Little Sports Car

By on Saturday, September 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Build Quality, Fuel Economy, Fun to Drive"

Cons: "Honda - Why did you stop making this????"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this car for 7 years and 90k plus miles, and I can honestly say whatever I own as my next vehicle is going to have a tough time equaling up to the experience I had with my 06' RSX. Keep in mind this is almost a 10 year old car as I post this review, and I still have people give me the thumbs up when out on the road. In the time I have owned the car all I have had to replace is brakes, rotors, and the battery which is testament to Acura's fantastic build quality. If you are looking for a daily driver that is good looking, rock solid, efficient, and FUN this is the car for you!"

12 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Cool, but not worth it

By on Friday, September 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "great handling, beautiful aesthetically"

Cons: "bad seats, expensive to upkeep, expensive parts"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I currently own this car and have only had it for about 4 months. I bought the car from my Dad and he was the only previous owner. The good: amazing handling, great suspension (for racing, NOT DAILY DRIVING), and overall a beautiful car, it really looks like an import and the paint has held up surprisingly well. The bad: Many repairs. It does have a lot of miles, but I had a civic with the same amount of miles and not even half of the same problems that I have with this "luxury" honda. Within the short time I've had it, it has required a new power steering hose ($350), an upstream O2 sensor ($360), a new clutch ($2200 through dealership), and $250 bucks in other various repairs. Sadly, this car is still not up to parr. I also changed the transmission fluid in an attempt to save 2nd gear. These cars have a common gear issue and most need to be synched again. I haven't even looked into how much that is. It also, like most RSXs, has seats that have completely deteriorated. New seat covers (just for the front) are $3800. That's actually more than the car is worth. Another common issue is oil consumption. I add oil to this car all the time because it just burns right through it. I'm a huge Honda fan, but this car has really let me down in terms of reliability and especially value. It's hard to understand how every part can cost over $300 and after this, I don't see me ever purchasing another Acura again. I will get a Civic Si next time."

11 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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