1985 Honda CRX Reviews

1985 Honda CRX from North America

Year of manufacture1985
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Manual
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance285000 kilometres

General Comments:

I have a 85 CRX, and I absolutely love her. She has never given me problems.

I bought it for a commuter to go to university, and she has turned into one of my favourite cars. At 285,000 kms with no rebuild, she is running just as she did when I got her.

I recently repainted her maroon and put a silver bottom skirt on her. They are awesome little cars to play around with!

I love love love this car.

Too bad Honda doesn't make them anymore, cause they sure made their mark.

Mine's carbureted so the fuel consumption probably isn't as great as a fuel injected, but she still doesn't use a lot of gas!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2010

1985 Honda CRX Si 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired243000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres

Summary:

Fast, but just not quite the same as a V8 Holden or Ford

Faults:

Served an elderly lady for over 20 years without many problems, and has in the last few years been thrashed by young teenagers on the race track!

Killed the motor, clutch (for sitting around for 6 months, believe this is a common problem with Hondas).

Also killed the gearbox and was a nightmare finding parts in New Zealand.

C.V joints almost dead.

Speedo gave up around 248,000.

But what do you expect for its age and mileage.

General Comments:

What a car! 0 to 100 kms in just 8.9 seconds (.3 of a second slower than a Holden Commodore), enough for this car to have taken two different young Junior Dirt Track Drivers too many podium wins, including 2007 No. 2 Junior Driver and 2009 No. 2 Junior Driver. Leaves the other makes of race cars for dead.

Does chew through the fuel 50lts/100km (who said small cars are cheap to run!!) but OK we are racing under controlled conditions so that might explain it.

This car is the ideal dirt track car; it is light and fast. Only gripe about it is that the age of the vehicle is making it hard to get parts for.

Jeremy Clarkson owned one of these, so it must be cool.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2009

1985 Honda CRX DX 1.5L 3BL from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.5L 3BL Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired255000 miles
Most recent distance266000 miles

Summary:

Perfect for a college student on a budget.

Faults:

3rd Gear would not stay in gear when I bought it, but it came with a functioning transmission in the back. Apparently the guy before me was drag racing it.

The ignition switch was a bit worn and temperamental, but after I took the dash out and cleaned it, it worked fine. Would be an expensive fix if it were done in a shop. ~$200.

General Comments:

Quite fast for the gas mileage.

Showing a good deal of wear after 24 years, but nothing major mechanically.

Very dependable; aside from the ignition switch there's been nothing that I needed to fix. There are the usual things you'd expect after 24 years, (old battery had to be replaced, coolant, tires, some interior things) but that aside, it's a very reliable car.

Fun and versatile; it can be a little monster, or a gas sipper, depending on your mood.

Handles very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2009

14th Jul 2009, 18:15

Couldn't resist chiming in. I love the Honda CRX. I have had two or so, and... words can scarcely express. But I did, after some infrequent starting problems, and the odd stall on of the highway, spend a hot, rainy morning (read: with doors and windows closed) at a rest stop, alone with my CRX, my Leatherman, and some paper towels and glass cleaner, disassembling cleaning and resurfacing the contacts of my ignition switch. We've done alright with that since then.

1985 Honda CRX HF 1.5 8 valves per cylinder from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1985
Engine and transmission 1.5 8 valves per cylinder Manual
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

I which I could buy a new one just like it

Faults:

Old, but still running at 138,000 and in a garage for over two years.

General Comments:

I do not drive it anymore, has been in the garage for over two years.

Just got a new battery in an it started right away! Not even my $$$ John Deer riding mower does that.

There is rust on the undercarriage, and the usual stuff that an old car will suffer I guess. I drove it and I was afraid a cop would stop me and slap me with a fine. Oh well, it was the first car I ever bought and paid for by myself, met and married my wife owning it and had my first child.

Now that boy 15 years of age wants the car I has forbidden me to sell it. What can I say, he's got good taste.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2008

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 15 reviews