1991 Honda CRX Reviews - Page 5 of 11

1991 Honda CRX 1.6i-VT 1.6 VTEC from UK and Ireland

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 VTEC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired21 kilometres
Most recent distance128000 kilometres
Previous carHonda CRX

Summary:

Bulletproof rocket-ship that still looks gorgeous after 15 years

Faults:

Ignition switch wore out at 124,000 miles.

Heater Rheostat failed at 112,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car is fast, agile and extremely well engineered.

Reliability is without question.

It can be wearing on long motorway journeys, due to the road noise from the stiff suspension, but that is not really what this car was built for.

It is an A-B rocket.

It has never missed a beat in 15 years.

As it has been waxoyled every year from new, it has not rusted.

Synthetic oil and 4000 mile oil changes have kept the engine running perfectly.

It is still on the original radiator and clutch.

I just don't understand why Honda stopped producing what must be one of the best cars in the last 25 years.

I often consider putting it away to preserve it, but why deprive myself the driving pleasure this little car gives me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th March, 2005

1991 Honda CRX HF from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance267000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Great High MPG Commuter Car!

Faults:

Just normal maintenance stuff. Just replaced the muffler.

General Comments:

My '91 Honda CRX HF is a really great car! I purchased this car for one reason. Commuting. I get approximate 53 miles per gallon on the highway and mid 40's around town. This car is by no means a performance car. Nor was it designed to be. With only 60 horsepower it's a dog in the mountains. But around town she is a great car. No problems, just Honda reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2004

1991 Honda CRX V-TEC 1.6 DOHC from Portugal

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired100120 kilometres
Most recent distance122005 kilometres
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

The car is quick, strong and beautiful

Faults:

The air condition was not work, was disconnected, the worst was to put the gas on the air condition because it's expensive.

General Comments:

Guys, nobody knows what really this car can do before try it.

And I say that because I always heard that the car is fast and strong, but I only know what they really mean when I try it.

The first time I drove my "Little Toy", I came out with all my body shaking.

I could not resist and in the same hour I made the deal.

It was the best thing I ever done.

I own the car for 2 years and sometimes I still came out shaking.

I really advise to those who have one, to put a air induction kit and enjoy the beautiful noise and the power improvement, than go to the street and play with Golf G60, Saxo, 106, BMW like I have done, they won't believe what happened.

When you get to 5,500 rpm it's like you have release the devil and you can feel all the power in your hands it's like you have all 150 hp inside you, it's just beautiful.

I just love my car, and I will keep him.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2004

1991 Honda CRX 1.6i-16 1.6 from Belgium

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired128000 kilometres
Most recent distance141000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sunny

Summary:

Little Red Rocket

Faults:

I wrecked the second gear sprocket, but that was fixed for free due to the 6 month warranty the Honda dealer gave me, and he honored it to the last bit.

General Comments:

This is the most fun car for your euro around.

I bought it for 3200 euros, it has only cost me some gas and insurance,all the rest was pure fun.

It's fast enough to take on other 1.6 liter cars, 2 liter cars, 2.2 liter cars even some 2.5 and 3 liters get spanked.

This IS the best car ever made, the best Honda ever made, and I love it to death.

A dealer once wanted to buy it from me, so I told him he could have it, the day he could pry it from my cold, dead fingers. This baby is staying with me, forever!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2004

1991 Honda CRX vtec 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carFord Orion

Summary:

Nothing offers more bang for buck!!!-NOTHING

Faults:

Boot struts have gone (won't hold the heavily weighted boot)

Little bit of wear on the drivers seat- very common- lucky it wasn't ripped!

Literally that's all.

General Comments:

Well were do I start?

This car could cost 3 times as much and I would still buy it.

0-60 in around 7.5-you need to hit the exclusive 8500 red line to reach it!

This car loves the revs.

Like when you feel sorry for it you push into the vtec at 5500 just to please it, and when you do, well...

The noise is outragously addictive when you reach the vtec.

There truly is no over car that can blend this much performance with such amazing economy (50 mpg has been achieved- albeit driving like I was 90!). I had heard the rumor now I know it's fact.

Very cramped in the rear- it's a sports car duh! But the technological advancements that had been made when this car hit the market still puts many modern cars to shame.

Huge boot space with the rear seats folded. You really should hold out for a mint one. Pay top dollar and you won't regret it.

Handling is superb and it is incredibly smooth over say speed bumps.

Reliability is legendary if serviced regularly.

You will feel king of the road in this car. And if you get beat by something like an accord type-r (Just!) then you can always say "Well I gotta little baby 1.6 and you only just beat me"!!

BUY BUY BUY!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2004

2nd Nov 2006, 18:08

I just got my own 89 CRX DX 1.5 and it is awesome. Yeah, it only has 90hp stock, but remeber that it's only 1800lbs and that investing another $500 into the car will turn it into a beast!

The feel of driving is very real. No power steering and other things that take the pleasure of driving away.

Also remember that it was voted best car when it came out. The CRX line of cars were the first to be equipped with double wishbone suspension.

After 17 years and 180k miles, my car with a stock engine still runs like a top. Yeah the Accord can beat my CRX going straight, but is it as fun to drive, as reliable and easy to fix, and did the Accord make changes when it came out?

All I know is that when my CRX came out, it was able to set standards and pave the way for future sports cars.

22nd Feb 2007, 08:58

There you all go talking about racing 4 cylinder econoboxes. Get a life... or a real sports car... or never speak about any vehicle ever again.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 40 reviews