For $9,800, This CRX Lets It Ride

As is a common occurrence for many gamblers, Honda has been having a run of bad luck rollin' the bones on its recent model introductions. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe ’90 CRX comes from an era when the company seemingly was endowed with hot dice and was on a roll. But, will this Si's price mean it's crapping out? » 3/29/13 8:00am 3/29/13 8:00am

2011 Honda CR-Z: First Drive

This is the long-awaited Honda CR-Z, a car Honda claims is the reincarnation of its legendary CRX hatchback. It's a 122-hp hybrid two-door that ambles to 60 mph about as quickly as a Toyota Prius. Say what? » 6/18/10 3:01am 6/18/10 3:01am

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

The 26th race in LeMons history took place at Michigan's Gingerman Raceway last weekend, and we saw plenty of LeMons firsts. For example, the first one-speed "automatic" transmission, and the first twin-turbocharged, mid-engined full-size van. Madness! » 4/24/10 1:00pm 4/24/10 1:00pm

And the American Irony 24 Hours of LeMons Winner Is...

A Honda Civic has taken the win on laps at a 24 Hours of LeMons race before, but the Civic's two-seater cousin had never accomplished this feat... until today. » 4/18/10 6:45pm 4/18/10 6:45pm

VIDEO: Honda CRX Grenades Entire Nose In Wild Clutch Explosion

Ever wonder what it's like to blow a clutch up huge? The driver of the "Baby Burrito" Honda CRX found out on the drag strip when his clutch exploded and took off the front of the car. Carnage clip below. » 3/26/10 2:30pm 3/26/10 2:30pm

LeMons Torture Test Results: Honda Civic/CRX/Integra

We've seen more Civics, CRXs, and Integras than any other type of LeMons car, and we've learned two things: 1) They're well-suited to quick lap times on a race track, and 2) They blow head gaskets. They blow a lot of head gaskets. In fact, car-parts stores near LeMons events would do well to stock up on extra D15 and… » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

Don't Believe The Hype: The CR-Z Is Not A New CRX

Honda wants you to believe that the CR-Z is the reincarnation of the legendary CRX. It should have been — and it even looks right — but it's no CRX. How do I know? I own one. » 1/12/10 4:00pm 1/12/10 4:00pm

Honda CR-Z Brochure Leaks, Reveals Sexy Hybrid Coupe

Would you drive a CRX successor that'll hit 60 MPH in 9.7 seconds and returns 40+ MPG? We would, because those are the apparently official specs on the 2011 Honda CR-Z. More info, scans below. » 12/08/09 12:30pm 12/08/09 12:30pm

The 1990 Honda CRX: Great For Endless Drives Past Cows!

Just a few years earlier, Honda pitched its CRX as a fire-breathing hot rod, but by 1990 the marketers had decided to go cute. Thus, the sporty CRX is presented as the ideal car for long drives in Meth Country. » 12/05/09 3:00pm 12/05/09 3:00pm

Best Mugen Product At SEMA From 1984

Honda's not-quite-in-house tuner Mugen brought out a trio of tweaked Hondas and the best one is this wonderful 1984 CRX Mugen prototype. Oh, how far we've not come. » 11/05/09 3:40pm 11/05/09 3:40pm

Two Hours In: CRX, Metro, X1/9 Leading!

Black flags have been waving, parts have been breaking, and we're witnessing an unprecedented Honda-Geo-Fiat battle for first place here at the first-ever Buttonwillow Histrionics 24 Hours Of LeMons. » 8/15/09 4:15pm 8/15/09 4:15pm

The 24 Hours Of LeMons Texas Gator-O-Rama Über Gallery: The Japanese

Japanese cars made up nearly half the entries at the Gator-O-Rama, with 44 out of 95 vehicles coming from the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Miatas, Celicas, and RX-7s galore, of course, but that wasn't all. » 3/22/09 9:00pm 3/22/09 9:00pm

24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Über Gallery: Soichiro's…

We're always disappointed to see how many Hondas and Acuras blow head gaskets or otherwise puke their engines during a LeMons race, given Soichiro Honda's love of racing and all. This time, though, we didn't notice any Honda cylinder heads sitting around in the pits, waiting for team members to return from the parts… » 1/09/09 2:00pm 1/09/09 2:00pm

Proof That No Car Is Immortal, The Eyesore Pimpin CRX Heads To The…

Just finishing a single 24 Hours of LeMons race can mean a one-way trip to The Crusher after the race is over, as was the case with the Team Come From Behind Probe. After all, a couple days of metal-crunching, rod-throwin' action tend to be rough on a sub-$500 car. That's what makes the glorious career of the Eyesore… » 7/17/08 4:00pm 7/17/08 4:00pm

Japanese Robots Ain't Superstitious: 1988 Honda Cyber Sports CR-X

While the American version of the Honda CRX could circle the globe in five seconds flat, late-80s robots were tearing up their prefectures in the Cyber Sports CR-X. Featuring a "1500 Hyper 16 Valve" engine and "Extra Window," the Cyber-Sports CR-X presented a terrifyingly accurate vision of the future. Looks like Jeff… » 7/14/08 11:00am 7/14/08 11:00am

The 1986 Honda CRX Si: Good For 17,000,000 MPH!

The mid-80s Kleine GTI was lots of fun, but those willing to sacrifice the back seat and go Japanese instead of German could get an extra 18 horses in a lighter chassis. We're talking about the first-gen CRX Si, and this ad shows that it could circumnavigate the globe in a mere five seconds. » 7/11/08 11:00am 7/11/08 11:00am

Covered Wagon CRX, The Solution To San Francisco Housing Costs

Some folks are satisfied with making a Honda Civicamino to haul motorcycles and leaving it at that, but others look at a fuel-sipping Honda and see a house! Here's a CRX with a nice hardwood camper shell (complete with with porthole-style windows) built in, which San Francisco-based reader Rob photographed for us.… » 6/12/08 4:00pm 6/12/08 4:00pm

1986 Honda CRX HF

There's a lot of talk lately about the skyrocketing value of the Geo Metro, what with high gas prices and all, but it seems that folks are forgetting about the astounding fuel economy of the Honda CRX HF. The HF got over 50 MPG highway and was orders of magnitude more fun to drive than the Chevy Sprint/Geo Metro, yet… » 5/29/08 9:00am 5/29/08 9:00am

Hybrid Honda CR-Z Gets Green Light

After yesterday's announcement of the Hybrid Honda Fit and continuation of the Civic Hybrid, Honda has announced it will be building a hybrid version of the radical CRX inspired Honda CR-Z Concept. The hybrid will be slotted under the FCX-inspired five door and deliver sports car fun with a hybrid badge. We don't… » 5/22/08 10:20am 5/22/08 10:20am