1991 Honda CRX Reviews - Page 9 of 11

1991 Honda CRX VTEC 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles

Summary:

Very quick and reliable, good fuel economy, true power coupe!

Faults:

Little nipples so to speak that enable you to lower the back seats down have snapped (not a major problem).

Boot struts have collapsed (common fault on CRX as 2 little struts have to hold up a very heavy boot lid!).

Expensive to repair a wing that was damaged.

Very expensive after market parts from Honda, as finding non genuine after market parts is near impossible.

Sump plug & gasket have started to go again (not a major problem though).

General Comments:

Amazing car, very, very quick. It handles extremely well and the fuel economy is just great. 40MPG combined, I have managed to get 282 miles from £25 worth of petrol!

150BHP from a 1.6 engine is an achievement as standard cars go, take the CAT off and your looking at 160BHP (this should not affect your fuel economy). The noise from the engine as it enters the VTEC area 5,500 RPM is out of this world. Fit a Japanese induction kit to this and you will not regret it.

As for reliability the car can do no wrong. Once again Honda have managed to provide a bomb proof (in a manner of speaking) engine and gear box.

My CRX VTEC has covered 117K miles now and still goes strong. Pull up to the lights at most modern day "boy racers" won't stand a chance!

Make sure you keep on top of oil changes (every 6K miles, as VTEC works off oil pressure!) and make sure you use the VTEC at least once a week to keep the special cams and valves operational and lubed.

Overall, one of the best cars I have ever driven, practically a 2 seater (2+2) you will be hard pushed to fit any more than 2 adults in this car at all, but loads of space in the boot and even more when the back seats are down!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2003

1991 Honda CRX Si ZC 1.6 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission ZC 1.6 Liter Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired111000 miles
Most recent distance116253 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark

Summary:

Best bang for your buck

Faults:

Nothing, the previous owner raced the car and received too many tickets, forcing him to sell.

General Comments:

I recently put a ZC engine into my CRX, mainly because of cost ($250.00 for engine). This car really goes down the road. Very strong running and reliable, this car also looks great. Also included are DC headers, Bomz front strut bar, and an AEM short ram intake, I still have my 77 Skylark, but nothing beats the fun of my CRX. Plus these cars are still within the $1000-$3000 price range, get them while they are still cheap.

FA-Q Racing........Just sound it out...........

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2003

1991 Honda CRX hf 4cl from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4cl Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired111000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A amazing import

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The Honda CRX is a amazing car. I just bought this car and even though I had my doubts at first it shocked me. It handles like a dream, I live in the mountains of NC and have went around curves at 60 with no problem at all. It has really good take off power for such small motor. I just ordered a battle body kit and some z3 fenders for it because I plan on making it into a cruising car. The Honda CRX is a great deal for the price. If you see a crx for a good price BUY IT! you will love this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd May, 2002

1991 Honda CRX 1.6i-16 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carLand Rover Series 3

Summary:

Head turning, lady pleasing, friend impressing rocket car :)

Faults:

After two years of ownership on a 5 mile island, the sea air has taken its toll on the sunroof (nowhere else though).

I am currently on my third gearbox! The original one was starting to go and I took the risk of buying a second hand one... That one blew up a year later!

Other than that she's fit and healthy.

General Comments:

A fantastic car built around its engine, which begs to be driven hard!

The power and acceleration from a seemingly small 1.6 Litre engine will defy anybodys belief...

Handling that will embarrass pretty much every other car through nice, twisty roads!

My CRX is the UK spec 1.6i-16v model which produces 135 bhp.

One stainless steel exhaust and K&N air filter later, she makes around 150 bhp and is a worthy rival to the VTECs as she's 160 KG or so lighter!

0-60 unofficially timed with a stop watch at 7.1 seconds.

Good for 140mph.

Slightly dull, but racy and sleek interior and plenty of room for the front two people with the seats all the way back. Feels much bigger on the inside!

Unless you're sitting in the back... ;)

I am now on the look out for a VTEC to buy, as I just love the sound of an engine that revs to 8000 rpm... mmmm!

My advice? Buy one now and look after it and it'll look after you.

Rclark_69@Hotmail.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2002

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