1987 Honda CRX Reviews - Page 6 of 7

1987 Honda CRX DX 1.5L: 3 Barrel from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5L: 3 Barrel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance158000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A masterpiece

Faults:

Fuel Pump (It only costs $24 and it's on top of the engine so it was a very easy install)

Starter (I Think it's dying)

It burns oil quickly. I'm not sure if it's an engine problem or a leak.

General Comments:

I love it. It's small, cute, and very affordable. IT handles really well, but needs a strut upgrade for more comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2002

14th Mar 2004, 15:49

You said that the starter is going, I just wanted to tell you to be sure and check the contacts in the starter before replacing it. I thought the starter in my truck was going bad, but I replaced the contacts for 10$ and it works fine now.

1987 Honda CRX DX 1.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired106000 kilometres
Most recent distance216000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Micra

Summary:

I'm excited to drive it every time!

Faults:

Replaced the CV joints and boots now for the second time since I bought it.

The rear brake calipers came apart.

The ignition switch went twice.

Valve cover gasket replaced due to massive leak.

General Comments:

The gas mileage on this car is phenomenal! I have managed to get 52 miles per gallon holding 120 km/h. *I think that's what they boast with the NEW Toyota Echo's!*

Very comfortable.

Very reliable. The only time it didn't start was when it was -40 degrees C and it froze. I guess it wasn't plugged in after all...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2002

1987 Honda CRX Si 16v 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 16v 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired380000 miles
Most recent distance390000 miles
Previous carHonda civic

Summary:

A cheap, reliable car that is fun to drive

Faults:

When I got it it needed the following:

Brake pads needed replacment.

The metal arm that connects the stick shift to the transmission was loose and needed tightening.

The car had bad rust on the body and two small holes needed patching, however the frame was OK.

I junked the car when it had multiple failures of the starter/ignition system and other electronic componants and I no longer needed the vehicle.

General Comments:

I loved this car. The 87 CRX is the best car I have ever owned. Keep in mind that I say this even considering the almost 400000 miles on the car when I got it, and the fact that previous owners really abused this car. Up until the last day I had the car it ran excellent. I finally got rid of it when the car had serious problems with the electrical system, but past this it drove like a charm up to the last day. It is a 5-speed manual, which the way I drove gave me almost 35mpg. The car accelerated very quickly and performed excellent. Assuming you can find one in good shape, I would reccomend this car to anyone looking for something that is low cost, VERY low upkeep, and fun to drive. Its tiny tho, so don't expect to haul the kids with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2002

1987 Honda CRX 1.5 1.5 4 cylnder from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 4 cylnder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired186502 miles
Most recent distance187906 miles
Previous carHonda CRX

Summary:

This car is fast

Faults:

When I bought it, it was wrecked and then I fixed it I replaced the hood and fender, and bumper.

General Comments:

A really great and fast car even when standerd. very reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2002

1987 Honda CRX Si 1.5L PGM-FI from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.5L PGM-FI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance185000 miles

Faults:

I had very few problems with the car despite the abuse it received. No major mechanical failures only nik-nak and general maintenance problems.

Car was nearly perfect when I bought it-A steal for $3100.

Minor problems:

Rear cyclops light cover constantly came loose and hung down.

Lights behind climate controls always fizzled out.

Wiring harness connecting body and rear hatch broke disabling rear defrost and wiper.

Began to rust on the rear quarter panels above the bumper.

Oxygen sensor was ready for replacement at 125,000 miles.

Moon roof needed to constantly greased and helped closed by your hand to seat properly.

More extensive repairs:

Both front CV boots needed to be replaced.

Was showing signs of leaky head gasket near our departure (oil in the coolant).

Clutch was ready as well.

General Comments:

This "go-kart" of a car was a quick little devil! I was young when I owned it so it saw a lot of street races, drifting, and e-brake donuts.

When I got into the car and turned the key, it was there every time-no hesitation.

Removed the snoot from the airbox and it ran even better.

No lie-the fuel economy was excellent: 28/48 miles. per gal. avg. despite my driving habits.

The most astonishing thing was that it held its value. Luckily it was an accident victim so insurance paid me back and I kept it and sold it to someone who wanted to race it for fun. The moral is I got my $3100 back.

Honestly this car is what brought me to Honda and it is the one that made me go back. The reliability, the horsepower/torque curve of Honda power, and the forethought of the engineering defines this company's products.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2002

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 29 reviews