Honda CRX Reviews from Australia and New Zealand - Page 3 of 3

1987 Honda CRX Si 1.6

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired85677 kilometres
Most recent distance88190 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Swift

Summary:

It is quick, fun and sexy.

Faults:

Alternator replaced on the second day of ownership.

The tailgate used leaked water whenever it rained heavily.

General Comments:

The car looks sexy and is a timeless piece of machinery.

The engine just loves to rev out and is very responsive and quick, especially for its age.

Handling is awesome and it is a whole lot of fun to drive especially when you are cornering.

Parts for the car is a bit expensive when it comes to replacing things, but there is a lot of aftermarket modifications available especially the engine and body styling departments.

The cabin is a bit small, but it is enough just for two people and everything is in arms reach of the driver.

Even though the car is over 16 years old, it is still a head turner and many people, especially the ladies still think it is a hot sexy car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2005

1985 Honda CRX 1.6

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance140025 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi FTO

Summary:

A cheap to run pocket rocket

Faults:

N/A.

General Comments:

I took a Honda CR-X for a test drive earlier this year and was quite impressed. However I have read quite a few reviews about the car and they talk about how fast the car is. I test drove a 1985 model.

I was just wondering, no-one has been able to tell me this. Was it that the earlier models of the CR-X weren't as quick and didn't perform as well as the 88-91 models?

I really want to buy a CR-X and I like the 89-91 models. If someone has one or has driven any of these years' CR-X's and could answer me I would appreciate it very much. Oh and also, what year was the V-TEC first put into the CR-X and what model was it?

(to the editor, please post this because no one that I have asked has been able to answer me)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2003

25th Jul 2003, 08:10

I just bought an 85 CRX for $1400. It has a small amount of rust and it has 274k on the engine. These engines will run forever, practically if you service them regularly, and take care not to overly abuse them. The other important thing, since they are interference engines, is to make sure the timing belt gets changed often. If it breaks or even slips you have valves hitting pistons and it can do some serious damage. The guy I bought mine from had this happen two years ago, so the top end of the engine is only 2 years old. All I've had to do so far is adjust the clutch. Hope this helps.

6th Apr 2006, 14:10

I just read online that the engine in these earlier models can be switched out with the engine of the newer Del Sols with little mount mods. It looked pretty sweet.

1989 Honda CRX Si 1.6

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired175000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Bluebird

Summary:

Cheap sporty car for a lot of fun!

Faults:

The wheel alignment has a nagging pull to the left. A simple wheel balance will fix that up.

I have 16" mags and the wheels rub on the rims of the car when I go round the corners with passengers. Lower performance wheels should reduce the problem.

General Comments:

This is an exellent reliable and economical car for any would be racers.

Power steering and electrics are very nice, it feels like a shuttle cock-pit.

The back seats aren't designed for big people in mind and a few extra kilograms in the car does reduce its performance, but me alone it's awesome to cruise in.

I have recently fitted a K&N filter and air intake, plus have had a 2 1/4" pipe and big bore put on it. These have dramatically increased my red line ability immensely.

It's a fast light car which can easily be modified for fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th July, 2002

9th Aug 2007, 02:18

I don't think I understand when people talk about the "back seats". Do you mean the bench behind the front passenger buckets (i.e. the hidden locked cargo box on the floor) that people can sit on? There are no seat belts of course... I don't think that any CRX ever had legitimate back seats. Or were the interiors of UK or Australian models different than North American?

1991 Honda CRX 1.6 DOHC

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 kilometres
Most recent distance109000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Small and fast, so don't underestimate the power of the Honda CRX-TC

Faults:

Nothing major yet, just new brake pads.

General Comments:

The car runs great, it's so smooth and comfortable to drive, and has great acceleration.

It's such a fun car to drive and also a head turner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2001

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