Be careful when buying a CRX most of them have been abused and crashed.
For a 15 year old 1.6 engine its very fast and has decent amounts of torque (especially for a honda).
It's a back to the basics car. No AC, no power steering, but that only makes the car lighter and adds to the characher of the CRX.
The combination of bucket seats and hard ride makes the car unsuited for driving in less than perfect roads.
The car is only 137 BHP however on the CRX this seems like much more due to its lightness. Which also makes this car very conservative with fuel.
Downside of the lightness is that in a crash the CRX is the last car I want to be in.
Roadholding is very good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th November, 2006
1989 Honda CRX Si 1.6 PGMFI
Turns heads as always, if you can catch it going by!
Problems with hot starts, it takes a lot of trying when the engine is hot, not sure of the cause.
Corrosion on sunroof tray drains.
Performance for such a small car, now thirteen years old, is amazing!
Very comfortable and drives very well.
Excellent ergonomics and control.
Excellent fuel consumption and good price.
What a shape!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th January, 2002
10th May 2003, 16:19
On the "hot starting problem", the problem is more than likely the "main relay".
I have not had a problem once since I replaced mine.
2nd Jan 2005, 19:21
Some parts when heated have a tendency to expand check your spark when your turning over the engine. may be the distributer shaft, check also the coil, cap and rotor. If you have fuel its not the relay or the pump. had a similar prob with my 91 SI 1.6 liter. good luck!
15th Oct 2005, 00:40
The problem is in the starter. I believe there is a recall for the crx starter coil. There is a coil in the distributor that is defective and the other starter problem is also the starter ground wire. Change that out and you'll be surprised how must faster and easier it turns over. Make sure that the wire has a good connection and a larger gauge wire as well.
8th Dec 2005, 10:13
My crx started having a starter problem out of no where. If you roll the car and put it in gear, sometimes it will start. I beat the starter and it started once, now it won't start at all. Do I need to replace the starter now?
22nd May 2006, 20:24
I have problem where I'll start my 90 CRX Si, and after starting it seems like it doesn't get enough fuel or something and then dies. After attempts to start it, and waiting awhile, it will start again. Sometimes it won't start at all and I have to wait hours. Anyone know what that specifically is about?