By dUbdollars on Tuesday, April 08, 2008
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
"I bought my 03 RSX Type-S five years ago next month. It has 94k miles, and only had expected maintainence... tires at 60k, brakes (but not rotors) at 70k, and new battery at 90k. The leather on the driver and passenger seats started cracking after only a year and a half, but I managed to get the dealer to replace them for free. Dashboard rattles a little, and there is a decent amount of road noise, especially at high speeds. Those are my only complaints. But for the money, you cannot buy a quicker, more enjoyable car. I also like the fact that it was discontinued, as now my 03 will never be surpassed by a newer, flashier RSX model. Low end torque could be better, as the car really doesn't reach its potential until 5900rpm when the VTEC hits. Shifting is smooth, handling is responsive, and you get a reliable, reputable car from a luxury brand at the cost of a lower quality domestic product. I love the interior and exterior of this car, and have been extremely satisfied since day one. Gas mileage tends to fall between 27-33, depending on where and how I am driving. Great investment for someone looking to get the most out of their ride. On Car and Driver's Top Ten List (alongside Audis and BMWs) it's first two years on the market (02 & 03). Can't beat that for a $23,700 sticker. Go buy one!"
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By Sassy on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "FUN to drive, great handling and high end power"
Cons: "front wheel drive, back seat only for short people"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I absolutely love this car! It's so much fun to drive! So much fun! I can't emphasize how great this is to have in my life. A car that does not suck your life force from your soul and leaves you with a smile? Awesome! Great handling, great high end power, great brakes! PLUS, it's reliability has been amazing, even as the miles have racked up, no (knock on wood) issues! OK, the headlights burn out really fast, but I think that is a part issue, not a vehicle issue ;). The only thing I wish was different was that it would have rear-wheel drive for a little more added fun, but front wheel drive has it's advantages, so it's a minor complaint. I had an 88 RX-7 GTU for several years that was a freaking blast too. This car is on the same level of fun, but just tighter overall. I am short, so it fits me great, tall people should avoid the back seat for sure (no head room), and getting out of the back seat is like being birthed. I will generally let my husband drive and sit in the back of we have someone riding with us."
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful
By Craig on Thursday, January 22, 2009
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I've had my RSX for 6 months now and haven't had a problem. The car performs very well and has great handling! The interior is very stylish and roomy for a coupe. It is a little crammed under the hood, but if you replace the air filter with either a short-ram intake or cold air intake, you will have much more room to work with (and it will open up the engine more too). The factory exhaust is okay, but if you buy a custom exhaust it will really increase the performance and sound. Even if you keep it stock, it is an awesome sportscar and I highly reccommend this car!"
7 people out of 7 found this review helpful