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1989 Honda Civic CRX User Reviews

1989 Honda Civic CRX Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Jake writes:
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Great for performance, stereo systems, makes a great daily driver. The possibilities are endless for this car, they have huge potential and are great fun even in stock form.

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Odd stering wheel to petal distance, either petals need to be brought towards the firewall some, or a dished steerin wheel should be installed.

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A Great Fun Gas Sipping Go Kart For The Road. — everything form the HF to the Si gets good gas mileage, some better than the others. The CRX platform is a very interesting looking car that most people seem to love, kids like the "Matchbox" look, girls think its cute, and guys can't get past the great performance. The Honda engines are rock solid and supply more than enough grunt to pull along these little cars. The transmissions are geared pretty steep, but the still do well on long distance highway trips. The handling of the CRX is amazing! The short wheelbase and lightweight make it an ideal car for short, quick turns such as in autocross. Since most of the weight is on the front of the vehicle (around 55-60% of it) the crx can also kick out the rear end while doing some high speed turns, which is a blast for more experienced drivers. The interior is tastefully done for a 1980's vehicle and is host to many storage compartments, some of which even lock.

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Tomas writes:
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4

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Gas mileage and reliability

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None found yet...

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Awesome Car! — This car is a sport compact classic! Super reliable, awesome gas mileage, fun to drive. I have own this thing for 8 years and never had any mayor problems. If you can find one in good condition buy it! I recommend the Si model but any other model with the 5 speed tranny.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
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Performance, economy

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rust

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Lots Of Fun — Great performance, decent fuel economy, fun to drive. Pity it had been abused, but still ran well for the most part. Got pretty rust, had some squeaks and rattles. I would love to have had it in better condition, though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mohammad writes:
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very small size car , nice proformance , looks awsome

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there is not much traction

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Crx + Vtec Engine = Vtec Power — fun car to drive , does not cost much , has some serious power for drag racing doesnt need repairs working very good with really good a/c (ice cold) lol looks nice but it need something to make it look better dont know what that is but am open for suggestions

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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James writes:
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Fun to drive

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can't think of any

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Small And Sporty — I only had it for a short amount of time but it was a fun sporty car that got killer gas mileage. It felt firm on the road and was like driving a fast go cart because it was so low to the ground. Ran like a champ and never really needed anything.

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William writes:
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My favorite car in the world.

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Older car, harder to find parts for and no airbags

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The Most Fun To Drive Car For The Price — Sporty economical car. Interior: Bucket seats, two seater, lots of room. Low to the ground and short wheelbase for great handling, Light for great pickup

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Matt writes:
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Grip, agility, nice little coupe shape

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Slow steering, snap oversteer, especially in the wet, not quite enough power

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Fun Little Car — Had the Euro 1.6-16 - the 16v DOHC (D16 or ZC engine) in the UK - good for 130 hp which in a car this size was'nt bad . Superb grip and pretty good handling from double wishbone suspension all round. Good fun to drive - these little Hondas love to be revved hard. Very popular in autocross in the US and when modified make great track cars. VTEC was 30hp more (UK version) but the added weight of aircon and power steering made the cars perform pretty equally on a circuit. Great trackday car!

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Jon writes:
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fun to mess around in

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racing stock

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Good Economy — lots of fun to drive but not alot of power. good economy for driving back and forth to work. and doesn't rattle if you have subwoofers. can be made fast as hell but stock its just not all there. and lasts forever can't kill the car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bryan writes:
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It was a Honda

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Piston Rings went!!!

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Yellow Crx — Was a good car for the short term process. Made the trip up to the Okanagan, which will go down in history as a complete disaster. This was a great card to drive, good handling and acceleration for the year. Brand new it would have been fun.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Doug writes:
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Probably the best car I've owned

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I had to sell it

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Crx — I LOVED THIS CAR. Says it all really. The engine was awsome, the way it just kept revving. Handling was great as it was such a light car and it was well put together but you expect the with Jap motors. If I could find a good one, I would have another.

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1991 Honda Civic CRX Reviews

Great Small Car, Good Mileage By Mozzie

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1990 Honda Civic CRX Reviews

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1988 Honda Civic CRX Reviews

Honda @ Its Best By volney3

This car gets me more questions and offers than anything I've ever owned. People seems to have a very strong overwhelming feeling about the CRX si enough that at least once a week somebody ask me abo... Read More

Good Car, Cheap By Caysey

Great car for a kid. Thats bout were it ends, its a cheap car to drive super good on gas, and has a lot of spunk and really easy to drive but thats about it with this car. Its not a bad looking car it... Read More

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1987 Honda Civic CRX Reviews

Awesome Car By mspruell49

its a great car besides it is hard to find stock parts. great on gas and fun people always look at it as i drive by. the performance is not as good as it can be i am out to tweak it and make it run s... Read More

Its One Of The Best Produced Hondas In The Market By Anthony

Alright, 87 Honda Crx Si, this car ahd to be one of the best cars Honda had ever made at the time. Their were Beating on Porsche 944 in the Racing scene back in the 80's. Even tho they had the power... Read More

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1986 Honda Civic CRX Reviews

Good Dependable Car. By MintMomma

I had this car for lil while & needed sugary on my foot & it was a std so I needed let it go so my ex-husband bought it but what a nice lil car the only downside is I'm not sure how well it would do i... Read More

2 Wheel Drive Hottie By Jonathan

needed repairs, still needs some repairs. accelerates like crazy. needs new brakes. love the styling of these little cars. gets good gas mileage with the biggest problem it has it gets 25 to 40 miles ... Read More

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