We have a 91 Si which is pretty much stock and we enjoy it tremendously. Fuel economy is averaging around 40. Rust is a huge problem, you're right, we had to replace some fuel components on it and we don't drive it during the salt season. I think its one of the best looking two seaters out there. Enjoy yours, we are!
I also own a 1991 Honda CRX HF and just love it. I currently have 681,207 miles and still average 52 mpg with no problems.
I change the oil every 3,750 miles and timing belt every 90,000 miles. My little CRX still looks good and purrs like a kitten. Good luck in OUR quest for 1 million miles!
Richard John Kerr
I am still on my quest for one million miles.
I have not changed the clutch, engine or transmission. After almost 700,000 miles, it is still running just fine.
I will be soon replacing the gas tank due to rust. Just recently replaced the radio and antenna.
The antenna was bent off in a car wash and the radio was also starting to not work right. Also had to replace the glass light cover on the driver side due to a rock hit. Also replaced the EGR valve and the catalytic converter.
So far it is still a car I enjoy driving and with gas prices going up again, I am getting all kinds of offers to buy the car. I won't be selling, and hope to get to the one million mile mark in about another year and a half.
"681k miles, how many transmissions and engines have you thrown in?"
He's listed all the work he's done on it and he's never replaced either of those. This comment was obviously meant for a domestic with that many miles. This is a Honda, they're built for this kinda mileage.
I have a 91 CRX HF. By far the best car I have ever owned. MPG is outstanding. I can't think of anything bad to say except the rust factor. That is what's getting me. 168K and running strong. I LOVE this car.
I LOVE HONDAS!!! You need to let me know if/probably when you reach the one million mile mark... I am very excited for you guys. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me when you make it.
HF stands for High Fuel Mileage. The HF has a 1.5 liter 68 hp engine with high gearing. Any shifting should be done before 3000 rpm, as anything above that is just wasting fuel.
The HF gets 10 mpg more than a CRX SI. The HF is pretty bad in the mountains as you have to downshift to 2nd or 3rd to get up the hills. The CRX HF is ideal for states like Florida or the great plains that have no hills.
The HF was rated 52 MPG highway / 49 city. The new EPA ratings give it 42 highway / 39 city.
I love my 1991 Honda CRX HF. It is nice to go over 500 miles on ten gallons of gas.
I now have 830,000 miles on mine, and am getting close to one million miles. So far the engine has lasted, and the transmission still has the original clutch. (I do lots of highway driving)
How many miles are you currently driving this car per day?
You certainly seem to be putting the miles on it quickly.
I almost live in this car!
I travel back and for to Florida from Ohio 4 to 6 times a year. Each trip to Florida is anywhere from 4K to 6K of driving for each trip. I also drive from Northern Ohio to Southern Ohio, a 150 mile one way drive, back and forth several times a week when I'm not in Florida. Then I have all my other traveling, such as going to the grocery store and such.
Each year is a bit different, but I average around 65 thousand miles a year. Almost all highway miles. That and changing the oil every 5k miles is the key. Highway miles are the easiest miles on a car.
Lately I have been getting a lot of offers to buy this car. With the fear of rising gas prices, people are looking for a car that gets the kind of mileage that the CRX HF gets. Maybe I'll get two million miles from it... who knows!
After 924,000 miles, had to finally replace the clutch, as the bearings in the transmission were starting to make some pretty frightening noises. Really didn't have to replace the clutch, but seeing how I had the transmission off, might as well do the whole thing right and get it back to where it was when new. Did all the work myself.
Had to do some work to pass E-Check here in Ohio. Had to clean out the EGR ports in the intake manifold. Also got a new EGR valve.
Stainless steel exhaust is the way to go, as my exhaust rust problems are now a thing of the past.
Am going to do a complete rust removal with new body panels, and the underside of my CRX HF is rusting out around the wheel wells. Rust is the main problem with the CRX, and if you don't keep after it, it will eat it alive.
Replaced stock seats with Prelude seats from a boneyard. Better seats make for a more comfortable ride. Gas tank was replaced recently with new fuel pump. New tires and brakes all around. Added a dash clock from a CRX SI from junkyard.
Going to repaint as the rust is getting more noticeable. Had to replace some metal in floor as rust was eating a hole around the jack points. Recently replaced rocker panels and rear wheel arches with a rebuild of the rear wheel tubs. Rust, Rust, Rust.
Now working on the doors. Replacing metal on the lower part of the doors.
Getting lots of "Do you want to sell it" questions when I fill up at gas stations.
A/C compressor went at 900,000, and so a complete rebuild of system with new condenser, dryer and pump.
Car is running like it was new and it will look new when I am done. New carpeting, and new tires and wheels, as the stock wheels are starting to be a pain in the neck keeping rust free.
Now with gas prices above $3 a gallon, the CRX HF is one great car to own. With all the attention it gets, I hope it does not get stolen!
At around 987,000 miles, my CRX HF finally died. The engine sucked in a piston ring at 85 MPH keeping up with traffic in northern Georgia. Had to sell it to a car recycle company that will use it for parts.
I was traveling through Atlanta when I noticed that I was smoking a bit, and near the northern Georgia border my oil light went on, Traveled another 15 miles to make it to Dalton Georgia exit on I-71. No oil at all in the crank case.
It has been a year without my little red CRX HF. I miss it, but I can say I came close to 1 million miles. Best car I have ever had.
Salvage yards (junk yards) are the places to go for those little 1.5 engines. You could even upgrade to a 1.6 engine with a little more power. You can also upgrade to a 5 speed trans, and it's not that hard to change them out. Too many people give up on their cars or trucks, when many just need a heart transplant.