I bought my CRX HF with 177,000 miles
on it. In 7 months, I put over 50,000
more on it before someone failed to
look before pulling into an
intersection. The only mechanical issue
was a sticky brake caliper. I get 40
MPG on the interstate, 50 MPG on the
highway. My Civic hatchback had over
340,000 on it befor the engine went
belly up(Even then. I sold it for $250,
no haggeling, and it was in the paper
for one day). This would have esilly
gone as far. These things are getting
hard to find - if you find one, buy it!
I may well spend more money than it
would cost to buy another car just to
put this back on the road. They're that
OUTSTANDING fuel economy! Looks good,
handles good, rock solid reliability.
Spend the money to get the A/C working
if needed, all that glass makes it HOT
in the summer. Use honda timming belts
only. Go to Wal Mart and get a
headlight reminder, They're cheap and
easy to instal.
It's a fun drive due to low profile,
good acceleration, and good
cornering. Mileage is good, 32 mpg -
37 mpg depending on whether I'm
driving 'nice' or not. I've parked
this car in amazingly small spots
(helps in packed lots). By putting
the front seat down and leaving the
hatch up, I have also used it to haul
stereo PA setups, lumber, and decent
sized bulky loads...it's a good
workhorse. Maintenance after 13
years: new engine mounts, minor oil
leak, repack L/F bearings, replace ALL
front CVs :(, and the most expensive
replace everything that drives the
moonroof (previous owner let it rust).
Small turning radius, large cargo
capability, immortal engine?...just
passed 188,000 miles :) and still runs
Inside center storage
compartment/armrest flimsy and cracked
when I rested my arm on it. The
carpet in back is fuzzy and hard to
I hope when Honda comes out with the
CRX again, (they've just GOT to!) they
don't mess up the design...keep it
small and neat-looking!
I bought my Honda CRXsi new in 1986. It has been
all over in all kinds of weather, including harsh winters
No major problems in 17 years. I still have the
ORIGINAL CLUTCH! I've put 160K on it.
Time for a new car, but what? I tried the Mini Cooper,
but I was put off by the plasticky interior and front
visibility. Too used to my CRX.
I left the dealership in my rusty CRX and drove down
the West Side Highway, thinking I should just get the
Now I'm looking at the VW GTI—it almost even looks
like a CRX, but I've heard some bad things.
SUVs that have forced out the production of truly
fun-to-drive and economical cars like the CRX.
The handling, the zippiness, the turning radius and the
ability to squeeze into small spaces.
Rust is becoming an issue and it has a chronic problem
with leaks, but still really fun to drive. Zips and handles
like no other car I've driven. Backseat would be nice.