1990 Honda CRX Reviews

1990 Honda CRX Si 1.6 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Best two seater compact car!

Faults:

Thermostat had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Car was an absolute blast to drive. Looks great and feels very comfortable!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2008

1990 Honda CRX DX from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carDatsun B210

Summary:

Love, love, love it

Faults:

Seats are starting to deteriorate. The seat belts broke but were recalled, so replacement was free.

General Comments:

Excellent car!

Reliable. I've never had any major problems with it. The only service I've had done was just maintenance: oil changes, tire/break service, belts replaced, etc.

I've had it for almost 20 years now and it still runs great and still gets about 27-30mpg in the city.

I'm getting ready to buy a new car, but I'm keeping this one to commute to and from the train station.

If I could buy a new CRX, I would do it in a heart beat. Why did they stop making this car?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2008

1990 Honda CRX Si 1.6 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 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)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired225154 miles
Most recent distance240551 miles
Previous carPlymouth Fury

Summary:

Best thing since sliced bread

Faults:

Rear brake line suffered through normal wear and tear.

Heater toggle broke; common.

General Comments:

This car can beat any stock production car under 80k.

It loves to be driven and I love to please it

I've never liked another car as much

Rich cars are for people with no personalities in my opinion. I still like them, but usually not the owners

Gets great mpg, and not very noisy inside for a performance tuned car.

I love it like a newborn baby.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2008

1990 Honda CRX 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

This car is a legend

General Comments:

Well I have had many cars in 20 years, most of them sports cars, and the Honda CRX has been the best I have ever owned for all round performance and economy.

They also look great, even though they are now very old; they still in my opinion, are one of the best and most enjoyable cars on the road.

Even Honda themselves could not improve on this car with the next CRX (the del Sol), so if you can find a good one, buy it; you will never regret it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2008

1990 Honda CRX Si 1.6 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance264000 kilometres

Summary:

Fantastic, fun car!

Faults:

Having owned this car almost since new (16yrs), I've had to replace/upgraded most of the suspension parts, distributor, starter, alternator, water pump, timing belt, steering rack bushing, exhaust system, brake pads and rotors. Keep in mind all of these items were replaced due to normal wear and tear.

The engine and transmission has held up very well (replaced clutch once) to its current mileage of 264,000 kms. I do take care of my car with oil changes every 5000 kms so it's no surprise the engine is still good and it's a Honda so 'nuff' said.

General Comments:

The CRX is one of the best cars I've ever owned. Its super reliable, great on gas, excellent performance from it's 1.6 litre engine AND it handles very nice, even stock. Of course, the CRX is a great platform for tuning so I've upgraded the suspension with Koni shocks and H&R Sport springs and it now handles like a go cart.

I've driven many different performance cars from many manufacturers and having owned other cars as well and, honestly, the CRX ranks up near the top (my opinion) in terms of the fun factor. Main reason being it very light (2100 lbs), has manual steering (yes, its heavy steering, but provides great road feel) and excellent gear box (light and precise).

My Crx has been with me and our family for such a long time and I just cannot bear to part with it. It's held up quite well over the years. It still has it's original paint, which is in excellent shape, due to the frequent washing & waxing that it receives.

Recently I was bitten by the need to modify and 'improve' the performance of the CRX. To the chagrin and perhaps a bit of disapproval from my wife, I swapped out the 1.6 litre D16a6 engine and transmission and dropped in the 1.8 liter vtec engine & tranmsission from a Japanese (JDM) Integra Type R (B18c r). It cost a pretty penny, but WOW, the CRX now can scoot. With over 200 (BHP) horse power, LSD and short gearing... anyways let's just say that this is my excuse (as if I needed one) of keeping my CRX for many more years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2007

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 23 reviews