I love old and new cars alike and heard a lot of things about this car. I decided to see what all the hype was about and asked for a relative to lend me his top model car for the weekend. It had 76k miles on it and very well maintained. I took it for a ride for a few days and tried to bond with the car. The interior & exterior design was great compared to other cars in the late 80's and early 90's; but If you wanted convenience then it was going to cost more seeing how even the highest trim fails to please potential buyers. However nothing is wrong with customizing your interior and exterior making it more modern and functional. The performance was where I was severely disappointed, on the highest trim there was 110HP. Base models are around 50HP to 60HP. From a sports company to not back this car with an amazing engine is very disappointing. The sad truth is no amount of tuning will ever make this car run like a sports car. The small hatchback cars of today that people laugh at such as the Chevrolet Spark EV and Sonic has 140HP and has 400lb of torque! all on a silent engine. It looks nice from the outside but that's about it. There is a lot of road noise when driving on the highway but even that's fixable with Dynamat for a nice price. The roaring riding lawnmower sounding muffler when people are driving this car will only be a reminder of how this car is all bark and no bite. On the upside if you like collecting vintage cars then this is an amazing car to add to your collection. Fix it up and renew the appreciation of cars from 30+ years ago. Comfort was good for small commutes but If you were going on a 2 to 3 hour drive you will feel the need to get out and stretch your legs guaranteed. Overall I was left expecting more from this car because it had so much potential. My rating is based on the standard features of the CRX Si car without anything upgraded or fixed.
Handles (and looks) like a sports car, gets 43 mpg winter and 46 mpg summer, has never left me stranded or needed repairs beyond normal maintenance and a new radiator. A little slow accelerating from zero, but that's how it gets great mileage. On the highway it floats. And when someone tailgates on the way home from work, I toodle along until I get to an S-curve that most people dread, then let loose and leave 'em in the dust. Over the years, 4 guys have walked up to me or left a note on the windshield offering to buy. Alas, after 25 NJ winters, my local garage (wouldn't trust this car to a dealer) has told me that the undercarriage is rusting, so time to let it go.
I bought a used 1991 Honda CRX in 2009 this thing got 35mpg and fast quick sporty while doing it. Never once stranded. CONS: Little road noise in cabin only 2 seater but overall a great car sadly sold it a month ago to a person who needed a car and payed me more for what I paid for it. HONDA please bring the crx back in production!!!
Sporty design, plenty of room for a small car surprisingly, cheap to maintain, very cheap on gas.
this is the best car ever i bought it restored it fixed every thing ,,bout parts off ebay ,,did my own clutch work and am planning a engine swap i will not be selling this car and currently looking for a spare frame just in case
handling and aceleration picks up to 110 like nothing ,,