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Honda Civic CRX, Hatchback
#31 of 40 Last 5000 mls 75 gml, 800 mls with 10.5 tank
Aug 30, 2002 (9:55 am)
I've got a 2000 insight (manual transmission) for a 1.5 years and have already
23,000 mills average 65 gml shows in the computer display, 80% hway,
and $5700 tax brake for a price $21000 including tax and 6 years warranty I paid cash.
It can go easy to 100 ml/h and I can pass 800 mills with one tank.
It all depend how you are driving and how you are shifting and using the battery.
This is the best thing ever happen to me.
#32 of 40 Snow / Gear car
Sep 11, 2002 (11:21 am)
I just bought an 02 Miata and was planning on selling my 90 CRX. But now I think I'll keep it and slap some new winter or all-season tires with spare rims on it during the winter months and keep the Miata out of the snow and salt. I figure that between FWD and starting out in 2nd gear instead of 1st, I should be able to get around all right and if I do slide into something, so what it has a couple of dents already.
I was also thinking of getting a pickup but I can fit 6-8 foot long boards into the CRX without even leaving the hatck open. Plywood may be a different story, LOL, but I can simply rent a truck from Lowes for $20 for big stuff.
A Miata / CRX beater may seem a strange combo, but I consider the CRX an "enthusiasts' SUV".
Sep 11, 2002 (1:40 pm)
Well, that may be the first and last time I EVER hear a CRX referred to as an SUV! I love it!
#34 of 40 Hey, hey, when you think about it...
Sep 11, 2002 (4:11 pm)
Its Sporty, the hatch lends it to Utility and it is a Vehicle
#35 of 40 Oh boy, does the CRX bring back memories...
Nov 27, 2002 (8:54 pm)
Just run across this forum and (almost) got teary eyed reading some of the posts. I bought my '86 CRX brand new as my first car and sold it four years later w/ 100,000 miles. Why? Moved over the Atlantic to USA...
I just LOVED the car! Fast, agile, sitting low like in a race car, plenty of room for a single guy, great mileage, no problems whatsoever. Drove mainly it in Sweden and Finland, had great snow handling abilities. Took it on vacation trips to Germany (got it up to 125 mph on the Autobahn, SWEEEET...very stable) France (thiefs broke twice into the car, once in Nice and once in Strasbourg) and Italy.
Since CRX I've had an Acura Legend (great car) and Volvo 850 Turbo (so-so), but I miss my CRX
#36 of 40 it won't be the same
Nov 27, 2002 (11:39 pm)
but maybe you should go check out the mini! Cute, zippy, fantastic handling, just right for one person, under $20K.
#37 of 40 YOU CAN'T GO BACK
Dec 01, 2002 (3:44 pm)
I too regretted selling my 1988 CRX Si [bought new]after 4 years of reliable and fun transportation.I bought a 4-wheel drive pick-up and couldn't afford 2 vehicles at the time,back then.Looking for a car with good fuel economy about 1 year ago I test drove one,an 89 HF model and I could not believe how primitive and plain the car was[previous car 86 Celica GTS].Taking this thing out on the freeway was downright scary,minimal power,no right mirror,even economy cars looking down on you and a seemingly cheap plasticy dash-instrument panel.I waited a few more months and bought a new Toyota Matrix,a modern car with more room than my old Si,more horsepower 105 to 130,and better gas milage 28 to 30,0-60 both 8.5.So while the good old cars like the CRX may still be good[with constant maintenence]I will stay in the present and be content with memories of my Si.
#38 of 40 I agree with you
Dec 02, 2002 (11:53 am)
I love my Matrix, and it makes a very good modern alternative to the CRX Si, but that HF you drove is supposed to get mileage that approaches 50 mpg...no comparison there!
Of course, it is also carbureted - big maintenance headaches - and has no A/C and a weight soaking wet of about 1800 pounds, so there is not much to it!
#39 of 40 Needed New Car, Couldn't Bear to Part with the CRX
Dec 03, 2002 (8:53 pm)
I've had my 87 CRX Si for 12 of its 15 years. 180K and still going strong.
We are buying a new CRV (need more room for baby, dog, etc.). We are selling our 94 Sentra, but keeping our CRX as a haul all from Home Depot, etc. None of our friends understand, I guess they wouldn't since they never owned one. I just couldn't part with my first and only CRX! Loved it then, still love it now.
Dec 04, 2002 (10:06 pm)
alloy wheels on the SI are some of my favorite rims of all time, closely matched by the bigger alloys on the next gen SI.