1988 Honda CRX Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1988 Honda CRX Non-Vtec 1.6 DOHC 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205 1.9 GTi

Summary:

Worth buying at twice the price

Faults:

Rear suspension bushes, and a solenoid from the starter motor.

General Comments:

This magnificent little Honda is a thrill to drive, punching out 130 bhp from its very high revving 1.6 litre engine.

Its suspension geometry is perfectly set up to entertain the most demanding driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2000

1988 Honda CRX Si 1.6 gas from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 gas Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired133000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord EX

Summary:

CRX Si: a perfect package! (fun times 10!)

Faults:

I bought my CRX Si knowing that it needed work. I have had the following things done to it: timing belt replaced and water pump, clutch replacement, distributor replacement, a complete tune up, and now it runs superbly.

General Comments:

I've wanted a CRX since 1988... and now I finally have one. I wish I'd gotten one sooner.

I love it!!! Reason #1: FUN to drive, handling and cornering are terrific!!

Reason #2. SUPERB gas mileage... normal (speedy) driving (the worst) mileage = 35; and going really slow (the speed limit) I got 46 mpg (415 miles/9 gal).

If you could add 30-40 hp, and keep everything else constant, this would be the BEST 2 seat car around.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2000

27th Sep 2005, 19:35

I've recently bought a 1987 CRX Si Hatchback and yes it is a quick little car. Even though the clutch, distributer, drive belt, and sparks needs to be replaced its still work good. By the way, where do you find the higher performance parts for these cars?

1988 Honda CRX Si 1.6i from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6i Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired195000 miles
Most recent distance209000 miles

Summary:

Unmatched performance/reliability ratio... UNSTOPPABLE

Faults:

I drive it too hard... and yet the only thing to die (besides maintenance): Ignition Coil

General Comments:

If you don't own one... you wouldn't understand... The pocket rocket that will bust your sprocket... Anyway... I've gone more places... gotten more kills... and done more dumb things in this car than most others would live through....

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2000

1988 Honda CRX 1.6i-16 1.6 twin cam petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 1.6 twin cam petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

Gearbox bearing, cluch has worn out at 80,000 miles.

General Comments:

Amazing performance for a 1.6-litre car, but the stiff suspension, lack of power steering ('88 models didn't have PAS), and razor-sharp throttle response can make town driving a pain. Noisy on the motorway too. My engine only takes 4-star leaded petrol too which (in Ireland anyway) is over 20% more expensive than unleaded.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 1999

14th Mar 2003, 11:18

Your car should run fine on unleaded, may need to alter the timing, but other than that there's no reason to run on leaded.

1988 Honda CRX 1.6i 1.6 injection non VTEC petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 1.6 injection non VTEC petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

I used to work delivering Pizza's. Very destructive use as it's stop start. It's now on 120K and has broken once (clutch arm). I replaced the clutch at the same time. Fantastic car.

General Comments:

It's the one down from the VTEC so only has 139BHP as standard (VTEC has 156). If your going to buy a mark 2 go for 91/92 then remove the cat. This will add an extra 10hp and not make it smell.

Tidy design but very little storage space. Get the parcel shelf model if you want a decent stereo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 1999

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 22 reviews