Used Car of the Day: 2002 Acura RSX Type-S

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 2002 acura rsx type s

Today's UCOTD speaks to my personal biases -- I have a weird thing for the Acura RSX. Even this beat-up 2002 Acura RSX Type-S catches my eye.

The car has been in storage for three years, so it will need some work to get running. But it does have the six-speed manual transmission and just 78,000 miles. The seller says it runs well, or at least did, but obviously, the battery is dead after three years of storage.

There are cosmetic issues -- faded paint, a crack in the rear bumper, and door dings. But otherwise the car appears to be in good shape and is stock, save for a car alarm.

The seller is based in San Francisco and asks $7,000.

Click here to check it out.

[Images: Seller]

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  • Tassos Tassos on Sep 02, 2023

    Different day, same sheet.

    Obsolete, Overpriced, and Uninteresting to collect.

    Unsafe at any speed to drive (little PASSIVE safety, poor active safety).

    Another gem found, just for youuuuu, by 0.000 Tim.

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  • Jeff Jeff on Sep 05, 2023

    I have a stock 02 type-S in my garage that is way nicer albeit with more mileage. I still drive it a few times a week and it still makes me smile. I was recently offered $10K but there isn't anything as fun you could daily for that money.

    • Theflyersfan Theflyersfan on Sep 05, 2023

      That's awesome that you still have and drive yours. Keep the miles down and the condition good and that $10K offer will likely go way up in a few years. The only thing that I saw wear badly was the leather on the seats. Everything else held up great. Same experience? Even the original stock tires lasted a lot longer than they should, and the paint - sometimes a Honda issue with the darker colors? No problems. That, and the S2000, makes me wish that Honda didn't have to turbocharge everything because the thrill of the high redline and the scream of the engine combined with the vibrations in your's missed in a lot of today's cars that tend to feel more clinical...more sterile, perhaps. I can compare driving the NA Miata vs. the current ND MX-5. Sure I have more power, more safety gear, and even a little more room (but still no real interior storage), but I don't have the surgeon's feel steering of the NA and NB. And I can take an educated guess and say the same thing between the missed RSX Type-S and the current Integra. I've driven an Integra Type-R and the S2000 - the word "savage" comes to mind when it comes to how they like to be driven and what they give back, and how I wish Honda would give us one more car like that again.

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  • Ronin They all will back off, because the consumer demand is not there. Even now the market is being artificially propped up by gov subsidies.
  • Keith Some of us appreciate sharing these finds. Thank you. I always have liked these. It would a fun work car or just to bomb around in. Easy to keep running. Just get an ignition kill switch and you would have no worries leaving it somewhere. Those OEM size wheels and tires are comical. A Juke has bigger wheels!
  • Ollicat I have a Spyder. The belt will last for many years or 60,000-80,000 miles. Not really a worry.
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