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Vintage Honda Cars, reintroducing a real "Smart Car"

Updated on June 23, 2011
93 Hatch, 90 CRX
93 Hatch, 90 CRX | Source
90 Civic DX
90 Civic DX

A few months ago I wrote a Hub about my love affair with the Honda Civic. Well, since then I have purchased a dozen or so CRX’s in various stages of repair, or should I say dis-repair, to pull parts from, build up, and restore thus creating “Reno-Rods”.

Well this love affair has turned to obsession, and obsession has turned into a little business and the business has turned to a website and a Facebook page to promote “Honda Civic Pride” and update my “friends” on what’s going on daily. My, how far we’ve come in a few months.

There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to do what I need to do. In order to make this work there needs to be revenue. Enough to keep the lights on and the internet running, as well as new parts coming in the door when the need arises, not to mention food on the table and the expense of living daily.

This economy has brought opportunity for those who recognize what they’re looking at. I have stumbled upon an opportunity. Just like Europe ,with gas at nearly $4.00 a gallon (higher in some states) people are looking to dump their gas guzzling monster SUV’s for the more fuel efficient commuter cars. Even I can’t dump my beautiful Ridgeline, I still need it. I use it in this business to pick up these little gems.

I have always known that Honda was ahead of their time. They’ve proven it over and over again. In 1986 they introduced the CRX to the Civic line up, with an estimated fuel rating of almost 50 MPG! Now, do remember 1986? Remember the Regan era? No internet? I don’t remember a fuel shortage, do you? I remember baby techies , yuppies and BMW’s. But Honda was seeing the future. Look at the NSX, a perfect and awesome performance machine, all aluminum construction, excellent styling, WAY ahead of its time. Let alone realizing its the 20th anniversary of this most amazing sports car ever produced (outside of our Italian friends) .

Honda also offered a “high Fuel” or HF model to the lineup of CRX’s . So now, 20+ years later, the Civic and the CRX have reached the pinnacle of success and their time has come. I love what Honda is doing with the advertizing “there’s a Civic for everyone” idea, I've known that for years. Most men percieved it as a womans car, or hardly taking a second look as far as performance. Oh how times have changed, and Honda is paying attention, since the Civic has almost a "cult" following now.

Honda has reintroduced a new version of the CR-X in hybrid form, the CR-Z, (they deny it of course but you can see where its roots came from). But at a $20,000.00 price tag and a curb weight at almost 2700 lbs and 122 HP, how cost efficient is it really? Those batteries and that car payment weigh a lot. Well, your wallet is lighter, at least.

Now look at the CRX the base models; they are under a ton and still carried 100 hp* out of the showroom (back in the late 80’s). So think about this; if you have more power carrying less weight…wouldn’t you get better gas mileage? HMMM?

But I digress.

So, I say to you, spend $5000 on a nice little stock CRX or Honda Civic, you can get them fairly cheap on Ebay, and Craigslist. But, even at $250/mo. Car payment you’d be paid off in months vs. years. Granted you have to keep on top of maintenance, but as long as you replace the belts and the old rubber and plastic pieces it’ll get you where you need to go, it Is a Honda after all. It’ll run another 200,000 miles for you. They can be customized and personalized to be “cute” or as “BAD Ass“ as you want. You can get personalized items and detail it to make it yours. They are a blank canvas of opportunity for you. So Introducing the NEW old “Smartcar, they’re becoming more desirable daily so snatch one up while you can. And if you can’t seem to find the one you want…let me know and check us out “Honda Civic Pride” on Facebook!

*horsepower ratings provided by Honda Automobile Company, 1990 CRX Si


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    • partschick12 profile imageAUTHOR

      Noelle Dumas 

      7 years ago from Brunswick Ga

      thanks, I absolutely agree, in case you couldnt tell...I cant help myself. I need a bigger garage, so until that happens I guess i have to write about them! thanks for taking the time to read my Hub.

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      rorshak sobchak 

      7 years ago

      Awesome hub. Hondas are awesome. It will be my next car for sure. Keep up the great work on your hubs!


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