1989 Honda CRX 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
The fastest N/A 1.6 ever!!!
Nothing much!! Routine maintenance i.e. the distributor cap, rotor arm and spark plugs!
I have only had the car a few months. A cliche yes, but it is the best car I have ever owned, by far! Nothing comes close. Driving my mum's mk4 Golf feels as if it is so disconnected!! Is it dead? You feel everything through the wheel. In the CRX - you are the car!!! New tyres and your arms get tired, you have that much grip!
I consider it the modern classic that you can hammer!!! Give it the punishment and it just rewards you!!! Awesome!
Mine is special, 89K, two owners, and I race the VTECs!! They say it is quicker, and it is, but only marginally, not as much as they say! Up to 140mph, my mate in the VTEC pulled maybe 5m max (extra 20bhp standard and filter and exhaust), (I was on his bumper (draughting)) so wow, is it worth the extra £1000 for the type of condition and engine, I severely doubt it!! The d16a9 has manic top end shove, it is like the VTEC, but cheaper! The VTEC has a gradual 3000rpm shove, yet the 16v has 2000rpm, which is awesome by yourself with no fuel!!! And in today's standard spec, can still have the diesel specs for dead!!! The Golf TDI 130, 150bhp mk4, it eats them, same till 4000rpm, then the Rex just leaves them for dead!!!
REPS beware, you have no idea when it says 1.6 on the back!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th November, 2005