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2002 Acura RSX Photo
Reviewed by John Pearley Huffman
Editor, The Car Connection
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When Honda launched Acura in 1986 it offered two lines of cars: the big Legend and small Integra. The Legend name died in 1996 when it was replaced with the antiseptic and personality-free RL, and now the Integra name has skedaddled into obscurity with the introduction of the 2002 RSX. Thank God that in a Procter & Gamble-ized age that fetishizes brand equity, that there’s still one company that will piss it away.

Esta la nombre Integra es muerto aqui (Oops sorry, back to English. And, by the way, the name lives on in Japan) is a shame, because the RSX is by far the best Integra yet. Based on the Honda’s new compact architecture (from which the latest Civic arises) its chassis is more supple and responsive, the engine is more eager and composed, the accommodations are more contemporary and comfortable, and the exterior is more stylish and aggressive. If you want more details read on. Otherwise, thanks for stopping by our site, we hope you had a good time and please patronize the advertisers.

Your choice: coupe or coupe

2002 Acura RSX

2002 Acura RSX

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While the Integra could be had as a three-door coupe or four-door sedan, the RSX will come only as a coupe powered by a new 2.0-liter DOHC four. But considering that Acura splits its midsize car line into CL coupe and TL sedan (and that the current CL arrived first), there’s good reason to expect that a small sedan is on its way from Acura to soon complement the RSX. Forget the RS, LS, ES, GS, GS-R and Type-R trim levels which at one time or another adorned Integras, too. The RSX is either a base 160-horsepower RSX or a sporty but hardly hard-edged 200-horsepower Type S.
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