A great buy with a poor engine design
The hatch on the car is rusted a little. Other than that everything is good.
The car is very quick, and gets amazing gas mpg for the year and the miles it has on it.
My biggest complaint is the way Honda runs the water pump off the timing belt, and the way the motor mount bolts up to the front of the timing cover area, makes doing a timing belt and water pump a real pain in the ass. My CRX is an SI Type R, which is a rare model that has the Vtec 1.6 engine in it, correct me if I'm wrong I just got into Hondas. The engine I bought the car with was a Spoon engine that had the racing intake and a header system with a high flow cat and a straight pipe. The engine has a power of 155 hp and 144 torque, which for a car this light makes for great speed.
I really don't like the way the power curve kicks in a 4,500 rpms and dies at 6,600 rpms; it really does not give you the fun factor that for example my old 1980 Scirocco gave, with a curb weight of just 1,500 lbs and a horsepower of 130, it could light the tires at 2,500 rpms.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th April, 2008