1987 Honda CRX Si 1.5L, Fuel Injected from North America
It's a fun in the Sun type of car
The sunroof doesn't like to close when it's cold outside. I have to assist it by pushing up on it.
The alternator went out late in 2001. I still managed to drive it from Boston, MA to Rexburg, ID with a spare battery and a charger.
In late 2003 the Starter slowly went out. It eventually just make a clicking noise with no sound from the starter. I personally took the Reduction Gear Solenoid apart, which is half of the starter assembly. Then I replaced the stationary Solenoid Contact for $2.48 and the starter works like new again. It's a very common part and easy to find at an electric motor repair shop.
Overall it is a fun little car. Like what has already been said, she comes alive at 3,000 rpm to the red-line.
There is a bit of body roll in tight turns, but it's not as bad as most 4 door compacts from the '80s.
The clutch in mine doesn't feel normal, but it hasn't ever become worse or gone out on me. maybe mine has a performance clutch, or a loose cable. I've tried adjusting it to no avail.
The interior is very nice and functional for an '87. The only real downside is a lack of any cup holders.
Air Conditioning would have been nice, but to my knowledge, no brand new CRX sold in America had A/C. There are ways to put one in however.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2004
20th Apr 2004, 12:05
My 86 CRXsi is a California Car, and it has AC. I've seen several out here and in Texas that do.
23rd Oct 2005, 12:58
I have an 88 crx and mine has factory a/c. At least it appear to be factory as all the controls are in the dash unlike many after market units which mount the evaporator under the dash or glove box.
22nd Mar 2006, 08:00
I have a 1987 CRX Si with Factory Air, I was amazed to find one with Air and it still works great!!
I love this car! 154,000 miles, still runs like NEW and very fast for a 1987.
8th Jul 2009, 00:20
If the clutch feels funny, check to see that the bracket holding the clutch pedal to the firewall is intact; they tend to fatigue and allow the bracket to move instead of the pedal. The shop welded mine up and it's solid again.