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1987 Honda CRX Si 1.6L DOHC D16A8

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6L DOHC D16A8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres

Summary:

A sleeper beast

Faults:

Water leaking through the hatch struts.

Wiring in engine was damaged due to a flood. I had it fixed for $100.

General Comments:

I've had my Rex for almost 3 months now and I am still in love with it.

CRXs are were built for racing. Performance mixed with handling and great looks. They may be small, but that's the deception about them :D. A guy I know has a Mazda MX6 and believes that he can beat a CRX easily. I am one who begs to differ.

Everyone who sees my CRX stops and looks. It's not that it's a loud car, but that it's not commonly seen. R33s and Silvia are all too well known. The CRX is unique and everyone loves that.

$30 fills the petrol gauge and she handles EXTREMELY well on the highway.

The CRX also has a lot of Mods available. Both Performance and Visual (Loving the Altezza Back-Lights).

The only prob I can see with a rex is the height of the car from the ground. Australian roads were obviously not meant for the CRX. I've hit the driveway a couple of times, but nothing serious. I just can't drop her and put a bodykit on her. Well maybe the kit.

Anyways CRXs are the best! I'd recommend any Honda to anybody. Peace.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2005

21st Feb 2013, 08:25

Hi, I need help with mine. I'm in South Africa, Eastern Cape, East London. I drive a Honda CRX 1987, 1.6i 16v DOHC. It's a machine!

I need new front shocks. What do you say I should put in?

Here is my email address: shabeersuran@gmail.com

I also want make it faster.

Please help.

1988 Honda CRX 1.5

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired195000 kilometres
Most recent distance224000 kilometres
Previous carHonda City

Summary:

Invincible

Faults:

Brakes were faulty. Required new disc brakes and pads etc.

Brake hoses were perished as well.

Needed all new valves, spark plugs, filter etc.

My radiator needed the seals replaced.

The temperature gage needed fixing.

Saggy boot struts.

C.V joints needed replacing.

Out of focus headlamp needed to be repaired.

General Comments:

This car is a fun wee car that I have become very attached to.

I think it is more suitable for driving alone or with a friend, but I am cautious about carrying backseat passengers because of the dodgy amount of room there. I don't think it is very safe.

This car is cheap to run, lots of km's for small amounts of petrol. Great reserve tank! I can run on empty for a few days and it never conks out (lucky).

I love the power that the car has for it's small size. Going up hills especially is fun and of little effort for the CRX.

Overall, honda cars are low maintenance and cheap cars to run once the car is running smoothly once the car is in good nick.

The only disadvantage of this car is that it is sporty and it does have a "reputation" for being associated with boyracers. My car was stolen last year by a group of thugs who were envious that I had such a fast, red car. My car is safe back with me now and I drive her daily, which is always a treat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2005

1989 Honda CRX Si 1.6 Non-Vtec

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Non-Vtec Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pulsar

Summary:

Great. Love it. Fun to drive

Faults:

Alternator brushes wore out recently.

Other than that, nothing but the usual wear and tear - it's still got low mileage on the clock.

General Comments:

Pretty quick car for a 1.6. I wish it was a Vtec, but oh well.

Great on gas if taking it easy. Chews it if pushed hard.

It's been modified. K&N air filter, 2.5 inch big bore, Coby exhaust, front and rear strut bars (great for going around corners faster), lowered, mags, tints, alarm and twin immobilizer. Cool little silver tribal grim reaper on back windscreen too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2005

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 9 reviews