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Maybe black_krix_si isn't the only one whose gonna be changing they're name...

As some of you know, I've been car-less since mid-December, when my '90 Si blew it's transmission. Being a broke college student, its been sitting on jackstands in my driveway ever since. Well, luck finally struck...I got a free car!

Thats right, I had to drive all the way up to Maryland to get it, but it was well worth it. Its a fully stock 1990 DX with about 185,000 and all service records. The body is pretty banged up, with both front fenders slightly damaged from hit-and-runs, and small rust spots in various places. The paint is also pretty bad on all of the horizontal surfaces. The interior is so-so; some pieces (vents, storage compartment, dash) are almost mint, while other pieces (seats, cargo cover, center console, door panels) look like they've been run over by a train. The engine and transmission, however, are a whole different story. They are in near perfect condition, even with a 185K. This thing feels like it pulls harder than my Si!

An interesting note: this car has never seen a radio in its life. Note the stock Honda "radio block-off plate".












Sorry about some of the blurry pictures, my camera doesn't handle low-light situations very well. :(

Hey Tom, I think you said that you had a few more of the CRXCommunity.com decals left... want to send two more of them my way? :D I want to post pics of my car on the Resource, but I think I'm gonna wait till I get the decals on her. Ain't nuthin' wrong with a little bit of subtle pluggin'!
 

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chet90si said:
Hey Tom, I think you said that you had a few more of the CRXCommunity.com decals left... want to send two more of them my way?
Yeah man, I have some left. PM me your address and I'll get them to you ASAP.
 

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Oh yeah, and that car... FREE???? Sign me up for one of those! Looks good.
 

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Oh yeah, and that car... FREE???? Sign me up for one of those! Looks good.
Yea, I found it in the Resource's Classified section of all places. Have no clue why he needed to get rid of it...could've been his apartment complex since it had been sitting for over half a year, could've been the wife...I have no clue.

He did seem a little sentimentally attached to it though. He told me the reason he didn't give it to charity for a tax write-off is because he wanted to see somebody love the car the same way he loved it.
 

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What???? What sort of insane person gives away a CRX? Especially one that he is emotionally attached to? I don't get it!
 

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black_krix_si said:
i was emailing that guy like crazy trying to get that thing. good find. If you want to get rid of your Si cheap/free let me know :D
Haha...that Si is/was my first love...I'll never let it go. A completely rust-less CRX is just too hard to find, and I'm not gonna give mine up. :)

This car just gave me a reason to relieve the Si of daily driving duties. I'm actually in the process of rebuilding the transmission right now. :D
 

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FOR FREE????? Your lucky I didn't see that before you, I would have jumped on it!

Oh well, you probably deserve it more than I do. :twisted:

Congradulations man.
 

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The Cost of a Free Car...

$65 - Driver's side window from a junkyard (window was smashed from a break in)
$55 - Friend's gas for driving to Maryland and back
$0 - My gas (tank was already full when I got thecar)
$6 - Oil from parts store
$85 - Taxes/Tag/Registration/etc. (NC decided they could tack on an extra 30 b/c it was an out of state car)
$30 - State inspection (failed emissions by only 4 points, also had two blown bulbs and bad wipers)
$8 - New wipers and turn signal bulbs to help pass
$7 - Bottle of RXP (guaranteed to pass emissions)

Total: $256
 

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$85 for out-of-state tags? Mine was in-state and it cost me $97! And this is in NC! :x

Looks great, by the way. A car like that certainly doesn't come along for $256 very often. Welcome to the black rex club!
 

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Damn...I wish my fellow Canadians were that generous! It seems like even the junker CRX's up here go for more than the average price for a nice CRX down in the states.
 

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:shock: Wow, great find!

Looks like you're starting up a nice collection there! So which one is going to be your race car?
 

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:shock: Wow, great find!

Looks like you're starting up a nice collection there! So which one is going to be your race car?
Definately the Rio Red Si. :D It may be heavier, but I can plug the sunroof to shave some weight. The body on the Si is practically mint, so I would rather preserve it and only take it out on weekends for Autocross day. There are too many idiots on the road for me to be risking my pristine chassis. :evil: Also, the Si is the one car that I promised myself that I would never get rid of (it was also my first car). Turning it into the race car just makes much more sense to me...I can see myself being 50 and still having fun in it.
 

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Still dude that is a great find....... . . glad to see you back onthe road agian. . . .. . hope it brings you good luck...... .. . . WAIT,,,, its a honda it WILL bring you good luck....

your average Honda CRX driver picks up more chicks. has cooler friends and just generally had a better time thatn the drivers of those " other cars"

take care man .. . .

Chris
 
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