1987 Honda CRX DX hvac from North America


The best little car Honda ever built!


Timing belt blew at 60,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car was such a fun car to learn how to drive on. I did not know how to use a stick shift when I bought it.

I really did not have any problems with this car, other than basic maintenance issues.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2006

1987 Honda CRX Si 1.6L DOHC D16A8 from Australia and New Zealand


A sleeper beast


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.

1987 Honda CRX from North America


Worst car I ever drove


The clutch began to slip around 125,000 miles or so, to the point where I could be driving down the road at 55 mph, and downshift all the way from 5th to 1st gear without using the clutch at all.

When we went to replace the clutch, we discovered that the floor was so rotten that the lift would have come right up through.

It had a tendency to overheat for no apparent reason that anyone could ever figure out.

General Comments:

I bought this car without really thinking too much about it, because the price was right, my previous car was undriveable (actually, it was due for a sticker, and there was no way it was going to pass), and I have to admit, on the test drive it seemed like a sporty, fun little car. If I'd looked at it a little more closely, I might have realized the shape it was in, and steered clear.

For the first few months, when the clutch still worked, and when it wasn't overheating for no good reason, it was a sharp, fun car to drive. It had great, tight steering, and was reasonably quick. It felt faster than it really was, because it sat so low to the ground, but it was still fun to pretend it was a real sports car.

It felt like a real sports car in the snow. It was nearly impossible to keep on the road, and heaven help you going up or down even a slight hill.

Not by any stretch of the imagination was it a comfortable car to be in for anything longer than maybe an hour. I made 100-mile trips in it fairly regularly, at great cost to my back.

It had a tendency to get sucked into tractor-trailers' slipstreams, which was a less-than comfortable feeling at 70 mph.

By far the lousiest car I ever drove. A CRX in good shape, one that hasn't been abused and isn't about to suffer catastrophic body failure might be a good buy, and might be fun to soup up, but out of the box they don't seem to be anything special, and if they're prone to the problems I had with mine, it's probably best to stay away.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th May, 2005

5th Jun 2005, 16:05

I'm sorry to here you have had a bad experience with a crx, but after looking at other reviews I have come to the conclusion that I have made a great sporty buy especially as it is my first hot hatch.


12th Jul 2007, 05:51

Sorry if I sound like I disagree with you, but how can you say that about a '87 CRX? The car is great, and I don't find anything wrong with it.