1987 Honda CRX from North America - Comments

30th Sep 2007, 03:36

The crx is a good car so stop complaining and learn to take care of it and it won't break down.

12th Dec 2007, 13:26

Hey, I was just wondering; I have an 87' CRX, I've replaced the clutch and the alternator, and it was running perfectly. I have been maintaining it regularly. However, now when I am driving and switching gears between 3rd and 4th, I press down on the gas and it starts revving higher, but not going any faster? Does anyone know what might be wrong with it, or anything that I can do to fix this??

T.

15th Mar 2008, 17:59

Yeah, you need a clutch. classic sign of slippage you have.

5th May 2008, 21:19

I own an'87 CRX with 210k miles and it has no problems with it at ALL. Yeah, it feels faster then it is and sometimes I putput around like I've got something under the hood and get dusted easily.. LOL But I could easily see my car running past 300k miles. I've seen a lot of CRX owners with heavy miles all souped up still running strong. Just remember to check your oil and all the routine stuff. Peace.

21st Sep 2008, 17:04

I have had the same CRX for many of years. Kept up on the oil changes, timing belts, head gasket and all that. Then I started having the same problem that you are describing (overheating). Since I work on my own cars, I was able to figure out the problem for myself... turned out that the catalytic converter had melted into a ball inside the exhaust. Now, I know how I drive, I hot rod all the time. So yeah it was my fault that it started overheating, not Honda. CRXs are some of the best cars out there. No there aren't that many of us out there that own them, but we all love them like they were our children.

3rd Jun 2010, 18:07

Had my "Red Rocket", well that's what my nephew calls it, for 10 years. It really gets going on the highway and saves a ton of gas.

I love this car. Bought it 74k and have over 200k. Maintenance is all that is needed with this car. I would trust to drive this car anywhere in the US coast to coast!

4th Jun 2010, 15:07

"The crx is a good car so stop complaining and learn to take care of it and it won't break down."

Our '89 Civic (not a CRX, but the same mechanicals) was IMMACULATELY cared for (I'm a mechanic). In spite of all the care the car literally self-destructed starting just after the puny warranty expired. CV joints were hammering at a mere 40,000 miles, oil consumption was terrible by 50,000 miles and the car ended up being scrapped before 100,000 miles. It was poorly built and used extremely cheap materials. The newer, American made Civics are admittedly better, but I still refuse to own another Honda.

11th Jul 2010, 00:01

I love my '87 CRX. Bought for cheap, runs on cheap. 450,000 kms, 85,000k on a totally rebuilt 1.5L. Burns nothing, needs nothing. Need I say more <@;}

17th Nov 2010, 19:40

Best car I've ever owned, and I've owned Porsches, Fords, Chevys, and a few British cars. Bought a brand-new 1987 CRX with 47 miles on it; drove it until 2006 - finally parked it for the last time with 340,000 miles on the odometer - underside had finally rusted away after 19 years of Midwest winters & road salt. Could still chirp the tires in all 5 gears!

Was careful (but not meticulous) with maintenance - new oil every 3,000 miles, new timing belt every 75,000. Out-handled everything on the road in snowy weather UNLESS trying to run on cheap/worn tires. Was getting 40-45 MPG new; still getting 35+ when parked for the last time...

I'll miss the little guy - too bad there's nothing out there like it now.

18th Nov 2010, 12:19

"Could still chirp the tires in all 5 gears!"

Tell me how a sub 100 HP car can chirp the tires into 5th gear. I've had some pretty high performance cars and you can get a chirp into second and third but not 5th. 5th gear is an overdrive gear so you would have to redline it completely at around 80 MPH with the clutch in and then drop it. Even then I doubt you'd be chirping it or hearing it either way!

16th Mar 2011, 12:26

I had an '87 CRX Si for 5 years. Never a problem, just fun and reliable. By far, the most character of any car I have owned. Broke my heart when I sold it. Would love to own one again, though with a wife and three kids, it is hard to justify! It sounds like my dad might say, but they don't make 'em like this any more.

16th Mar 2011, 17:48

"Tell me how a sub 100 HP car can chirp the tires into 5th gear."

It is possible. I had a 1990 non-turbo Dodge Omni that would chirp the tires hitting 5th, if you wound it to just over 115 in 4th, before slamming it into 5th and popping the clutch.

28th Dec 2011, 13:16

Do you have any idea about the CRX, they are all over 100hp, 144 or 160hp for the standard and Si version respectively.

15th Apr 2012, 13:38

I just bought an 87 CRX in January with 197k original miles. I over paid for it ($1,000) with all the problems it has - overheating, stalling out and burning oil, but I have always loved the CRXs, and since this is my first car that I am earning the money for (I'm 20 years old), I won't give it up.

I just blew the head gasket in it, so it won't be getting much road time anymore. My only complaint about it is that finding an engine for it is almost impossible it seems like. But either way, it's a great car.

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