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    Thread: Rob., eat your heart out :P (unmolested all original red CRX Si content)

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      09-11-2011 11:42 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Mooosman View Post
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      09-11-2011 11:57 AM #27
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      09-11-2011 12:18 PM #28
      Want.

      Major, major want.

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      09-11-2011 12:47 PM #29
      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.
      Go drive one.

      Your car weighs what, 3,600lbs? Sure, that power you have is fun and I'm sure you get to push it in a straight line for, what, 15 consecutive seconds, max? How long does it take for you to get to felony speeds with that beast?

      But with about 100hp and about 2000lbs to push around, with a stiff suspension and sticky tires and a free revving NA four banger, you can go balls out for miles. Motoring nirvana. Autocross celebrity (I showed up to spectate once and it drew a crowd). You have to learn to take a turn before you'll go any quicker, you can't just rely on the loud pedal. Do you ever wonder why the Miata is so popular around here? IMO the CRX is the FF equivalent.



      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
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      09-11-2011 12:49 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Minneapolis View Post
      what's up with that license plate?
      The license plate area is where I always take some artistic liberties
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    6. 09-11-2011 12:49 PM #31
      This is in Cali? The reason why Robs cars are impressive is because they survived the Canadian climate (probably stored) albeit there is still salt on the roads after the winter.

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      09-11-2011 01:10 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Long Live the MK3. View Post
      This is in Cali? The reason why Robs cars are impressive is because they survived the Canadian climate (probably stored) albeit there is still salt on the roads after the winter.
      As someone from California, nearly all crxi are trashed by ricers. The tin worm just saved your guys crxen from the same fate.
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      09-11-2011 03:29 PM #33
      no matter wheres its from its always nice and impressive to see any older car kept in such pristine and original condition.

      Would love to have a clean CRX in the fleet.
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      09-11-2011 03:36 PM #34
      The CRX Si to me is still one of the best ultimate daily drivers, assuming you commute alone and don't carpool. It actually has good cargo room, it's fairly roomy inside, gets great gas mileage, maintenance is super easy and cheap, although the suspension is a bit rough, but it has enough sidewall to give some cushioning.

      The CR-Z isn't a true modern interpretation, but relatively close. Perhaps on the next ge CR-Z, they might rekindle the magic of the CRX.

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      09-11-2011 03:45 PM #35
      OP, check my car list to the left. Want to trade?

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      09-11-2011 03:50 PM #36
      Someday I WILL own an older Honda. Hopefully when that time comes they wont all be gone though.

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      09-11-2011 03:50 PM #37
      Wow, that looks great... and I usually don't even like stock cars.

      I'd love to take a spin with it! Bet it's loads of fun!

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      09-11-2011 03:57 PM #39
      They sure don't make Hondas like they used to.

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      09-11-2011 04:21 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 05:21 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 06:53 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 06:59 PM #44
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      09-11-2011 07:00 PM #45
      Reminds me of my miata.


      Nice Si.
      I'll be in my bunk.

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      09-11-2011 07:21 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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      09-11-2011 07:35 PM #47
      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 07:50 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 08:05 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.


      Last edited by Laser04; 09-11-2011 at 08:07 PM.

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      09-11-2011 08:15 PM #50
      very nice. we have two hatches that compete around here, they are later cars, but the DNA is there, awesome to race in.
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