20 Comments on "Honda Original Fanboy Becomes Twenty-Seven-Year Original Owner"
Bought my 90 Si new February 1990 at 22. At 48 and 311000 miles later same engine, it’s still BOMB. A perfect storm in a tiny pod. Almost supernatural the way this car runs-so quiet and smooth-gearbox like butter and excellent braking. Good lord, I never considered I needed another vehicle until I needed extra room for my family. Will never sell it. Much much love to Honda for making such a supreme machine. XX
Great job on the video and congratulations to the owner for sharing his story with us! I agree with the owner when he says by doing nothing to the car actually makes it stand out at a show. I’ve owned my ’90 Corrado g60 for 22 yrs and I have only done tasteful mods to it, and the same thing happens to me when I take my car to shows, people ask many Qs about how they never see any unmodified etc.
Parallel universe! My first new car was a black 1987 CRX Si. I still own it today, though unfortunatley it is nowhere near the great condition his car is in. But I have also been stockpiling parts and look forward to the day when I can tool around town in it.
HA! How funny! I traded my Scirocco for the SAME REASONS.
My fiancé had a Civic that ran like a watch. After my Scirocco left me stranded AGAIN, I made the switch. Bought a “poor man’s 928”; a Gen. 2 Prelude. Great car, but when I saw the CRX Si, I just had to have it.
“… fun quick car. Didn’t need a lot of power…” that’s always been my preference as well!
This is one of my favorite videos by far. Thanks SO much.
Mine was a ’91, as I recall. Black, like this. Si. 108hp. Looked like a bullet with that cool Kamm tail. Big sunroof. Suspension Techniques springs, Tokico adjustable shocks. Lowered about 1-1/2 inches or so. And with Yokohama AOO8’s (lasted about 15K miles, worth every mile), she cornered like she was on rails. Very fun to drive. Not enough room for a new family though. Had to say good-bye.
Thanks for the video I enjoyed watching you .it brought back memories of when I had my CRX the car was very enjoyable and easy and fun to get around in downtown Chicago.;)
RESPECT THE CRX
a fantastic little car.
iirc it was the late ljk setright who commented that cars with the same bhp/torque numbers were inevitably sweet revving and smooth in power delivery.
[i]Really [/i]fantastic video, and a beautiful little CRX. I love stories from long-term car owners.
Likewise – the long-term owner stories are always my favorites. Does make me jealous I’ve not yet found a car that I could drive for the rest of my life, but it’s also inspiring. Good to know some people still keep their cars standard too.
Great video. The CRX was one of my favorite cars as a young boy. One of the happiest days of my childhood was when my dad brought home a brand new red 1994 Integra, which I saw correctly as a cousin of the CRX. I hope in 2027, I’m making a similar video about my 2003 S2000.
The CRX was my first car, I loved it and still miss it a little…
I was a teenager back then, and I thought those large tilt/slide sunroof (Si only feature, I think) was one of the best thing ever. A couple of years later, I had 86 Mr2 and my best friend had 89 CRX Si, and we had a lot of fun street racing up in the mountain. It is true, that cars were cheap(er) and exciting back then.:p
I ran a 1988 1.6 CRX for 10 years , bought it at 14 months old with 5k on the clock sold it with 165k on it and loved every minute of it . I’d seriously think of swapping my alfa GT for another one
The CRX was almost my first new car. There was a dealer demo with after market rims and other items I can’t remember. They were asking full sticker plus rims etc. My father kept saying its has 2k on it, you can’t ask full price. Fed up, we left the dealership and ended up at another Honda dealership where he bought a Prelude for me instead.
I agree Gianni, Honda’s designs have no passion these days. They’re computer designs, efficient, without any quirky factors.
Nice video. My first new car was an ’87 CRX Si as well, except mine was red. Still miss the car every so often, but don’t regret selling it in ’92 to buy an Alfa GTV that I still have.
This car and the other Hondas in the video really serve to remind one how far Honda has strayed with the bland-tastic bloat-mobiles they build today. We had such high hopes for the CR-V to be the CRX reborn…
Ugh, I meant CRZ not CRV…
What a nice story and a sweet little car. Thanks for bringing it Petrolicious and compliments to the owner for keeping it in such a good shape 🙂
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