1991 Honda CRX DX 1.5 originally from North America
It seems to be a wreck magnet.
Temperature control not properly supported; common problem with cracking/breaking. Can be solved using an aftermarket metal support plate.
Glove compartment not well supported; common breakage problem.
Older Hondas are susceptible to rust if not careful.
This car was purchased specifically as a tuner project. It was at a point in time when every yutz with a Honda slapped Altezzas on it and thought they added horsepower. My goal was to design a Honda that was genuinely respectable, using a platform that was less overdone than the mid to late 90s Civics that were popular at the time. I decided on a CRX. I finally located the one I wanted in February of 2002. It was rust free (extremely hard to find in these things), virtually dent free, and more fun than anything I had ever owned before to drive.
Due to the military affiliation of my significant other, I soon got to put the little car through its paces driving halfway across the country a few times to see him. The curvy hills of Northern Georgia were a blast, and the little CRX was zippy enough to handle the insanity of every major city from SW Missouri to Fort Bragg, each time I drove there and back.
This car is now even zippier than before, with an imported B16A1 rather than the mild mannered D16 it came with. Earlier this year, we finished a lengthy project including stripping the interior and engine, sandblasting, sanding, repainting, and reinstalling everything. This car is an amazing machine. At 21 years old it still turns heads. The inside is designed perfectly for acoustics. The interior is well designed and visually pleasing. It more than gives my Cooper S a run for its money.
To summarize, this car is not perfect. It is not designed to haul things. It is not a family car. It is very quirky. And it is quite possibly one of the coolest cars ever made.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th July, 2012
16th Jan 2018, 14:49
This car will become valuable years from now.
17th Jan 2018, 12:46
How valuable and in how many years? Why is it not valuable now? What about one that is rusted out? Will it "become valuable" also?
17th Jan 2018, 19:52
Things get valuable when the people who owned them (or wish they owned them, such as a Lamborghini that one saw when he was a kid) come to have money and want to finally own or to own again a thing from the past so they can connect somehow again with the past (a nostalgia thing).
In the case of a CRX (which was a very loved car back in the days), some of those who owned them when they were young, will one day be 50, 60 years old and will have lots of money. They will want to have again one so they can remember their young years when the car meant of lot for them, and be willing to spend good money to have one again.
By then, which could happen in the next 20 years, the only CRX still on the market will be in good condition, with no rust and perhaps fully restored plus some upgrades. Pretty sure rusted ones won't survive that long.
If you have a clean tuned one, don't scrap it, keep it in a garage ;)