I am going to have to disagree with you on this one.
First, They look good
. That’s right, good.
I suppose it all depends on your perspective
, but they look fine to me. They look somewhat unique
(except for maybe a few VWs), and to me, unique is a good thing. And about being to close to the ground
, to me, that’s another good thing.
Lets think about the demographic
that buys and tricks out
these cars. Teenagers
, from 16-26 are the age group you are going to see driving these cars, why? Price
, these are relatively cheap for what you are getting. Other options are out there; the VW Golf
is a nice looking car that also is easily upgrade
able. Once again, I see more Golfs and Civic Wagons
around then I do CRXs.
These cars are good performers
. Do a quick search on Ebay and you will see there are plenty around that are still running. They are fast
. Take a mid-80’s MR2
), and a mid 90’s Dodge Neon
(Get an American car
in there). Look at 0-60 and 1/4 mile times. They are all close, at around 8-9 sec. 0-60 (not incredibly impressive
, but not slow either.) and 16 sec. 1/4 miles. All right, lets take out that Neon because it doesn’t impress the ladies
and has limited third-party parts. ( wonko says re: Pimped out CRXs -- Granted, Neons don't impress the ladies, but "limited third party parts"? You must not have done much research. Neons have a massive third-party part world...probably second only to Hondas. ;)
] That leaves us with the GTI, the RX-7, and MR2. All very nice cars, I can’t say I don’t like any of them. The RX-7 has a 9.9-10+ 0-60 time, depending on your sources. That’s just not acceptable
, and upgrading it to move faster will be expensive and once again limited
. The GTI is a common car with many available
parts, but I don’t want a common car, and while a GTI is nice, I want something a little sport
ier, lets say. That leaves us with two very nice choices, and as much as I have tried to find somthing wrong
with the MR2, I can’t. But, as you can see, the CRX is a nice and arguably
better car then the similar competition. Honda
's are good cars to trick out, for you have many respectable companies making products for them (see Neuspeed
). I would rather see someone trick out a CRX then a Civic or Golf. Plus, CRXs have good gas mileage
Ok, now, for another statement. Don’t think I’m sticking up for Rice Boys
. “I just got a Honda window sticker, that adds 30-40 HP!
” No, I don’t believe in making a car look fast, when its not. So, upgrade your CRX with a nice Intake
system perhaps, maybe even a Turbo
. Maybe get a VTEC engine if you don’t already have one and you have some money to waste. A CRX would make a nice project car
for someone. A CRX would make a good car for some fun driving.
That’s why people trick out CRX
s. I’m sure there a better cars out there to fit others fancies
, there are faster cars for a little more money
perhaps, but for the young adult age group without a ton of money but a passion
for there automobile, a Honda CRX is a option to be considered