Researching how to choose the right used Acura RSX is a fairly easy process. Manufactured from 2002 to 2006 as the replacement for the popular Acura Integra coupe, the Acura RSX was available in base and “Type-S” trim levels, with the only major upgrades taking place in the 2005 model year.
The base RSX came with a 160 horsepower (commonly referred to as “hp”,) motor and the choice of either an automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. The Type-S came with a 200 hp motor that was upped to 210 hp in 2005 and a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission.
Among some of the upgrades the 2005 RSX Type-S received were:
When considering an used Acura RSX, keep in mind that it was created and marketed for performance-minded young men. This means that many were owned by teenagers who are not known for their gentle treatment or timely maintenance.
Check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for any major accidents and ask to see repair and maintenance records of any used Acura RSX you may consider purchasing.