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      09-11-2011 05:21 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      It's about having fun while driving, not bragging about numbers. BTW I could hit about 39-40mpg on the highway in my 88 Si, that beats your fancy new car
      Really? Your fuelly says you average more like 31 mpg. Which is still pretty good considering EPA estimate was 30 hwy for the Si.

      http://www.fuelly.com/driver/hushypushy/crx

      Quote Originally Posted by techmonkey View Post
      Nostalgia and rarity.
      Pretty much this. My good friend in college had a 2nd gen CRX Si and I had a 2nd gen Integra LS. Good cars for the price, fun to drive, decent mpg, fun to work on, and the styling was good enough for us.

      Looking back, they really were slow as balls and thousands in mods could barely help that. There were a ton of cars back then that could get similar or better fuel efficiency, simply because cars were able to be lighter back then. The interiors were pretty solid compared to the competition, although the styling was always a bit boxy and some interior bits were clearly "cost effective".
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      09-11-2011 06:21 PM #42
      Wow- such wonderful little cars.
      I just wished I could fit in them.
      I find it patently ridiculous that I can fit well enough in a similar vintage MX-5 to drive it, but can't even get behind the wheel of a CRX without breaking my neck off.

      At least the front wheel drive CRX hatchback doesn't have the MX-5's chick car status.
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      09-11-2011 07:53 PM #43
      Thanks for all the love. This is my car. I bought it off of the original owner and although I will be modding it, I will keep all of the original components--I will mostly focus on suspension, Racetech rt1000 will be replacing the driver's seat and a sexy 15x7-8 wheel and sticky tire combo will replace the skinny stockers.


      Quote Originally Posted by bmann View Post
      Looking back, they really were slow as balls and thousands in mods could barely help that. There were a ton of cars back then that could get similar or better fuel efficiency, simply because cars were able to be lighter back then. The interiors were pretty solid compared to the competition, although the styling was always a bit boxy and some interior bits were clearly "cost effective".
      I strongly disagree here. My 88 Civic STD which was about 100lbs lighter than this rex, had a b16 in it with a bunch of bolt-ons and it pulled a 13.9 in the 1/4 mile. And that is with ~$2000 worth of mods. The car was setup for roadcourse/autox duty, so it was nowhere near as fast in a straight line as it could have been for $2000.

      Even the little d16a6 with I/H/E can do 0-60 in about 7.5 secs. Not bad if you ask me. That being said, there cars are stellar handlers. On an autox course, few cars can challenge them.

      So to answer a question on the previous page. Why a CRX?

      Nimble
      Excellent fuel economy
      Great rear cargo room
      Super easy to park in the tightest spots due to the excellent turn radius and mini cooper size.
      TONS of aftermarket support
      Cheap
      Extremely reliable
      And an absolute blast to drive
      Great looks :p

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      09-11-2011 07:59 PM #44
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      09-11-2011 08:00 PM #45
      Reminds me of my miata.


      Nice Si.
      I'll be in my bunk.

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      09-11-2011 08:21 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by inquisitive View Post
      I strongly disagree here. My 88 Civic STD which was about 100lbs lighter than this rex, had a b16 in it with a bunch of bolt-ons and it pulled a 13.9 in the 1/4 mile. And that is with ~$2000 worth of mods. The car was setup for roadcourse/autox duty, so it was nowhere near as fast in a straight line as it could have been for $2000.
      Did you mean 14.9? Or did you strip the interior as well.
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      C4 A6--did you just offer to trade me your ITR?

      Vw piloto--ditto

      Quote Originally Posted by bmann View Post
      Did you mean 14.9? Or did you strip the interior as well.
      Nope. It was an STD model. Weighed 1910lbs wet.

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      09-11-2011 08:50 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by inquisitive View Post
      C4 A6--did you just offer to trade me your ITR?
      If you're the owner of that beautiful CRX...


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      09-11-2011 09:05 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by vasillalov View Post
      Can someone explain to me why the CRX Si is so desirable? It's an honest question from a person who understands little about older Japanese cars.


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      09-11-2011 09:22 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by modiGTI View Post
      I've given up on the CL with all these comments lately.
      what's your f**king problem? he just asked a damn question...
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      09-11-2011 09:53 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      what's your f**king problem? he just asked a damn question...
      No, it's because the vasillov guy has been somewhat of a troll recently with his exaggerated 335i MPG claims and excessive euro-snobbery.

      Also, 13.9 isn't even coming close to the capability of these. E85 tuning and bolt-ons these days make it possible for these cars to put down 220-230whp all-motor..not even getting into FI. Throw on some slicks and they are running 12's. In today's world where cars like mine are considered light (a 3200lb GTI) we forget how 400hp isn't always needed to go fast.

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      09-11-2011 10:02 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      Niiiiiice. I can't remember seeing one that nice in many, many years. I haven't driven the CRX Si, but I drove a Civic Si semi-extensively. What a fantastic car. I'd love to try out one such as yours, as with it's lighter weight and shorter wheelbase I'm sure she'd be a blast to toss around.

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      09-11-2011 10:24 PM #55
      LoL.. I dont claim to have the best crx man... I drive mine everyday in summer and the mileage is very high... but I've seen better and know of better CRX's my friend.

      Local CRX with 30,000 orig km. Never seen rain, 1 owner. Not even a stone ship or flaw anywhere on the car !


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      Brand new CRX with 267 orig miles !!



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      09-12-2011 07:29 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob. View Post
      LoL.. I dont claim to have the best crx man... I drive mine everyday in summer and the mileage is very high... but I've seen better and know of better CRX's my friend.

      Local CRX with 30,000 orig km. Never seen rain, 1 owner. Not even a stone ship or flaw anywhere on the car !

      Brand new CRX with 267 orig miles !!
      This sort of thing amazes me, as the car was not some exotic back in the day - I had friends that bought them new and drove the wheels off. My 1985 Honda Prelude was the first car I bought new off the lot (not long out of college, just landed that first promotion) and as much as I adored it, it would never have occurred to me to preserve it. It was a Honda! Maybe the 944 my brother talked me out of, but not a Prelude.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bmann View Post
      Really? Your fuelly says you average more like 31 mpg. Which is still pretty good considering EPA estimate was 30 hwy for the Si.

      http://www.fuelly.com/driver/hushypushy/crx
      Yeah, 31mpg AVERAGE. Lifetime. If you drove with me, you'd think that's pretty impressive--I drive extremely aggressively, taking advantage of all 106 ponies whenever possible My lifetime average with the Miata so far is 25.9, and with that car I've spent more time on the highway and far less time at redline...

      My best tank was 37.0mpg and that was about 70% highway. If I had stayed on the highway the entire time I'm sure I could've hit 40.0 or higher. The EPA estimated 29/32 back in the day, for me it was more like 23/40.


      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      If you're the owner of that beautiful CRX...

      He is the owner.

      And if you're serious, we'll be at your house next week
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      Quote Originally Posted by vasillalov View Post
      Can someone explain to me why the CRX Si is so desirable? It's an honest question from a person who understands little about older Japanese cars.
      You really do have a knack for idiotic comments, don't you?
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      Dude, we get it. You hate everything that doesn't cost a ton, doesn't have questionable reliability, and isn't considered a status symbol. You seem to have a hard time understanding why people choose anything other than the cars you like. I wouldn't go nutso over something like this, but it's fairly easy to understand why there are folks out there who would love it. Not sure what's so hard to understand.

      Seems like you need to expand your mind by exponential levels.
      You are a complete tool! This is the reason why I asked a question. I honestly do not know anything about these cars, and this being the TCL, I thought I'd ask a question. Some people here provided a a fairly reasonable answer: lightweight car with good reliable engine and good driving dynamics. That's sufficient. I don't need a reprimand and a lecture, aaait?

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      Quote Originally Posted by jepva View Post
      No, it's because the vasillov guy has been somewhat of a troll recently with his exaggerated 335i MPG claims and excessive euro-snobbery..

      Some people REALLY love to hold a grudge....

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      09-12-2011 09:02 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by inquisitive View Post
      So to answer a question on the previous page. Why a CRX?

      Nimble
      Excellent fuel economy
      Great rear cargo room
      Super easy to park in the tightest spots due to the excellent turn radius and mini cooper size.
      TONS of aftermarket support
      Cheap
      Extremely reliable
      And an absolute blast to drive
      Great looks :p
      Thank you! That makes sense.

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      Quote Originally Posted by vasillalov View Post
      Some people REALLY love to hold a grudge....
      What's so hard to figure out that you're being a piece of trash troll?
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      Quote Originally Posted by bothhandsplease View Post
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      Quote Originally Posted by vasillalov View Post
      You are a complete tool! This is the reason why I asked a question. I honestly do not know anything about these cars, and this being the TCL, I thought I'd ask a question. Some people here provided a a fairly reasonable answer: lightweight car with good reliable engine and good driving dynamics. That's sufficient. I don't need a reprimand and a lecture, aaait?
      Keep telling yourself that. Based on your previous posts in this forum, the only tool around here is yourself.

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      09-12-2011 10:52 AM #65
      Such a great little car when it's un-molested. My buddy had a beater one in red, but it was still fun to zip around in.

      Unfortunately for many, a HP number and how fast you can get to the next light determine how awesome a car is. To me that's kinda like when I was a child and thought that the speedometer max meant that was how fast the car could go. Man those 85mph cars were slow back in the Carter years

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      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      To me that's kinda like when I was a child and thought that the speedometer max meant that was how fast the car could go. Man those 85mph cars were slow back in the Carter years
      You know, I think I'd almost rather go back to that - as opposed to driving around in a GTI with a 180 mph speedo
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      You know, I think I'd almost rather go back to that - as opposed to driving around in a GTI with a 180 mph speedo
      Your GTI goes 180mph!!!

      That was done as a measure to get people to slow down and save fuel, didn't work so well.

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      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      Your GTI goes 180mph!!!

      That was done as a measure to get people to slow down and save fuel, didn't work so well.
      Yeah, I know. My first car had the 85 mph speedo - but it was after the regulation was lifted
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      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      Yeah, 31mpg AVERAGE. Lifetime.
      Thats an Si model. HF models can get 50-56 MPG


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