Car of the Week - August 12, 2002

2002 Acura RSX Type S


Goodbye "Integra" hello "RSX." The magicians at Acura have concocted an outstanding sport coupe in this the 2002 RSX Type S. The first ingredient is a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that conjures up 200, yes 200 horsepower. We tested the 6 speed manual which is a smooth, high-revving experience with plenty of power throughout the legal and sane speed range, and beyond. Combine that with enhanced rigidity of the frame, very comfortable steering wheel, sculpted leather seats and you'll feel rock steady in the curves. Indeed, you'll find yourself preferring to take the way home with the most curves.


Be sure to check out the compound curved glass of the door and quarter-panel windows of the RSX. It's a great look, reduces noise and drag and helps fuel economy - which gets 31 on the highway and is LEV to boot. Toss in a premium Bose sound system in a well designed metallic style dash, put a 23K price tag on it, and you've got a seriously cool ride.

- Mark & Katie Fulmerr

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