Flying from Detroit to Phoenix to buy a 1987 Straman CRX Si, then driving the car back, had allowed me to revisit the red rock canyons of Arizona and the mountains of New Mexico for the first time in over a quarter-century. To the east lay more familiar territory populated with friends and family, both for me and the…
I live near Detroit. The usual reasons some people dislike Detroit—the cold, the snow, the insular culture, the urban decay—they don’t bother me much. What really ticks me off about living there is that there’s not a single great driving road within three hours. I fantasize about living near mountains. For the next 24…
I’d badly wanted a Honda CRX Si ever since test driving one back in 1985. I’ve also been wanting to tour the American Southwest again for nearly as long. By flying to Phoenix to buy a rare CRX sight unseen, I’d accomplished the first goal. My new car wasn’t just any CRX, but one of the few fuel-injected Si’s that had…
Religion, especially its more cult-like forms, can inspire people to do stupid things. Mine recently compelled me to place a sizable wager on the reliability of a 29-year-old Honda, on forecasts of unseasonably decent weather, on online friendships, and on other, even more questionable things.
[Here’s further proof that you, Jalopnik readers are awesome. I shall hand over the microphone to Riley Schultz: “The original paint wasn’t in good shape anymore, so I went chalkboard!”. Brilliant!]
It might be the greatest Civic this side of a furious Type R, but it’s a Civic nevertheless. And that makes it so brilliant.
Those 91 extremely reliable horses-of-power makes the CRX one of the best cars Honda has ever formed out of metal, and Christopher Hoffman is an original fanboy.
The aircraft known in popular culture as the stealth bomber was built with nearly a decade of work, billions of dollars, and total secrecy from the U.S. government. Even the contractors who worked on it didn't always know what it was. So how did a Japanese carmaker reveal it before the Air Force?
If you're going to steal a car you've never driven before, it's a good idea to know how to drive stick, just in case. The three teenagers who carjacked Jebelle Yaunk's Honda CRX didn't and made fools of themselves as they fumbled helplessly.
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!
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
When Honda introduced the CRX, they got an A for effort, but a D- for wind in your hair. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe is giving a make-up exam, and thinks this time Honda might get a passing grade.
Want to see a Civic tear Jodie Foster's skirt off? Incomprehensibly Japanese animations? CRX worship? All this and more, after the jump!
Well into the second century of the automobile, new vehicles can't help but be a portmanteau of earlier designs. Even those that believe they're a new segment. Let’s see some of the recently-revealed Acura ZDX’s forefathers.