2002 Acura RSX consumer reviews

$20,850–$21,850 MSRP range
side view of 2002 RSX Acura
96% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7
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4.9

Going On 20 - Still Going Strong

Bought my 2002 RSX in February of that year. Not only have I never regretted it, I have yet to be motivated to replace it. Every time I think about buying a new car, I just look at my neat, sweet, nifty and ever reliable RSX, with it's timeless design, swift and easy pickup and great maneuverability and any thought of replacement just evaporates. In almost 20 years of ownership, I have never had any other than routine maintenance: oil changes, brakes, tires, and fluids - and that's it! Why risk replacement of perfection? Why have I even thought about replacement? Because after 20 years, I'm now 73 - And let me tell you - there are a lot more pot holes out there than there used to be!I

5.0

Love this car

I had the 2002 model that I purchased on 2006. I sold it last year on 2019. I had some performance work done. This was my first car I purchased when I was 19 but i had massive fun driving it. I had the six-speed type s model.

3.9

Attractive, sporty, and practical

Great car overall. Very fast and torquey. There isnt excessive amounts of power to the wheels which can save you at the pump. The limited-slip differential is a godsend when speeding around corners. It hugs the road like no other car I've owned (including my 07 Honda Civic Si). This car does more with the same engine as my 07 Si but the gear ratios give just that much more power at low rpms and the exhaust sounds less ricery.

4.7

Very reliable car definetly a bang for your buck

Bang for you’re buck driver oriented great on gas super fun to drive anywhere you go spacious trunk size zippy car great looks couldnt ask for more great first car

4.6

Like a Go-Kart

Car handles like a dream. Never had any issues come up with this car. Reasonably quiet and comfortable ride for a coupe. Only complaint is the stock sound system is sub-par.

5.0

I loved my car, actually I still love

I had 2002 Acura RSX. Omg. First time when I saw it I felt in love. And until April 2018 first couple years I drove my star then my husband. I loved it. I loved everything exterior, interior. 2.0 L engine. It was powerful enough, very easy to drive, manuverability , gas saving. Even if the car looks small, believe me there more than enough space. And the trunk area is huge

4.4

buy it

good all round used car handles great good on gas, sporty the automatic gear shiftier gate is cumbersome the hatchback design and fold down rear seats gives you good cargo room

3.7

RSX Type S

Typical Honda reliability in a sleek package. The 2 liter engine is has the capacity of a Pepsi bottle, so it doesn't have the torque of a big block Chevy, but it can really roll when it gets up on its cams. Snick-snick six speed manual for folks who enjoy shifting. Handle well for FWD. A nice package for its day and still stands up well.

4.7

Awesome car

I purchased a used 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport with a lot of options and under 15k miles. I'm a big guy, 6'3" and big-boned, with two younger children that require car seats. There is still some room behind me with the seat backed up all of the way. The features and smart key are a nice touch. I am used to a V-6 AWD vehicle, so it has taken some time getting used to the slower acceleration in normal or ECO mode. In Sport mode, the acceleration is good. I really like the looks of this car. It just stinks you have to go to the Sport or Limited model to get dark interiors, but I'll deal with it.

4.1

Great value fun car + practical

Engine and 6 speed manual is a blast to drive, yet it gets 30 mpg and has hatchback convenience. It's a shame this car doesn't have a true successor.