AASuper83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 940 times:
I am purchasing a 1990 Honda CRX. I have no experience with this type of vehicle. I have heard that Hondas run very well, and I was wondering if any of you have ever had any experience w/ one of these. Do you think it would be a worthwile investment?
Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 917 times:
I had ex-Honda CRX HF 1986 and CRX Si 1990. It runs very well. But I am warning you. You must have an alarm system and lock jack brake or steering wheel. My neighbor had a CRX twice stolen a two different CRX. They never find it. So be careful with that car. Body shop would taken your car away anytime! It is crazy people out there!
It's possible worth it but if you are willing give it up try to sell more price offer to some customize body shop or else. They will buy from you. Good luck.
Bahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1901 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 873 times:
Camaro... ??/ Puhleeeaaazzzz!!!
I had a Honda Prelude that I bought for 600 in college. 1984 , 10 years old with 100K miles. Sold it when it had 160 and put at least 200miles/day delivering pizzas.. I love hondas.. too bad they don't make the Civic hatchback and the preludes anymore
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7842 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 854 times:
Two words for you... timing belt.
Most Honda four-cylinder motors are interferance designs. So if/when that timing belt breaks you'll find yourself with a banged-up engine. Timing belts need to be replaced at a regular interval, usually every 60 or 75,000 miles. If the previous owner does not have a record of when this was done then I would look elsewhere, or at least talk the price down to include the cost of replacement.
As with all things Civic they are highly modable, but it isn't clear that you want to do that. But an Si is already pretty quick, 105hp and barely 2000lbs curb weight = fun. Unless you are planning to mod it or anything like that, a 15 year old car is one you buy and drive into the ground until you can afford something better. And if you are not able to drive it into the ground you sell it to some other kid looking for a fun car to drive into the ground.
One more thing, as a general rule cars are poor investments. Unless you find a mint condition Dusenberg SJ for $500, then I would suggest picking that up.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Captoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 848 times:
"Any motor vehicle should have some sort of alarm or theft deterrent anyways.."
Yeah, if you want to piss off your neighbors when a stray cat sets it off at 3am.
Watch peoples reactions next time you hear a car alarm go off, nobody even looks around. Car alarms have proven the story of the boy who cries wolf, they sound so many false alarms nobody even hears them anymore.