1984 Honda CRX Reviews

1984 Honda CRX 1.5 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance245000 miles

Summary:

We need the philosophy of this car today

Faults:

Ignition system replacement.

Clutch replacement x2.

Brake system overhaul x4.

Shocks / struts x4.

U-joints x2.

Radiator, water pump.

Alternator.

Worn interior reupholstered.

General Comments:

Most reliable car I have ever and will ever own. A quarter century, nearly a quarter-million miles over mountains, fire roads and freeway, used as a pickup truck, cargo hauler and daily Los Angeles commuter, and it's still going strong.

Almost every major component of the vehicle has been serviced/overhauled/replaced at some point, but it's still on the same engine, and repairs are always much cheaper than another car. The engine itself has never been overhauled.

The carburetor is finally dying, perhaps partly due to the ham-handed work of a bad mechanic years ago. Once overhauled, I expect mileage to return to the 32+ MPG city, 45+ highway it has always been.

The CRX drives like a slot car. Power loading and 5-speed gearing are perfect, the seats are comfortable for extended trips, and the layout is ergonomic without the alien pretentiousness of some newer vehicles. This car is a singular and timeless statement of efficiency like no other model since; even later versions of the CRX. My only complaints are that Honda no longer builds them, and it's virtually impossible to get parts. I have been spoiled for any other car. Onward to a half-million miles!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2013

27th Jan 2013, 17:03

These are cool little cars. I have been noticing good condition ones are starting to get more expensive and collectible; lots of people used to own one and want one again. Hold onto yours!

1984 Honda CRX Si 1.5 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

The CRX is great because it is affordable and reliable

Faults:

The seats are torn up and foam is coming out of them, it makes them itchy, hard and uncomfortable.

The carpet needs replaced.

All are problems of wear and tear over the past 23 years.

No mechanical or electrical problems, just general maintenance.

General Comments:

The CRX is very reliable, I've never had any major problems with it.

It's a very affordable car to own. For example a full tank of gas lasts me around 2 weeks and only costs about $15.00 and 6 months of insurance is only $100.00.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2007

1984 Honda CRX from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

Great car that won't die

Faults:

I bought this car in 2003 for $200. It has been totaled with a recontructed title. Odometer broke at 211000 miles. My guess is it has over 300,000 miles now.

Heater fan wore out.

Valve cover leaks.

Burns some oil.

Clutch beginning to go out.

General Comments:

Great gas mileage. I get over 40 MPG in the condition it is now. The original owner said she was getting 55 MPG when new.

Sits low to ground.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2007

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews