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Remember that it was only in the US that small cars were seen as cheap transportation, in most other countries the citizens don't have a problem with a premium small car. So they got other options while we got the lower end of the spectrum.

I recall hearing that the SiR would have cost over $20k in 1991 if it was sold in the US. If that's the case, I honestly don't think too many people would have bit on the price for such a "small car" when even an Accord didn't cost that much. In other words, Honda did its homework and made the right choices. The parts are there though, for the inquisitive individual to import and make a special ride.
 

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jfrolang said:
Remember that it was only in the US that small cars were seen as cheap transportation, in most other countries the citizens don't have a problem with a premium small car. So they got other options while we got the lower end of the spectrum.

I recall hearing that the SiR would have cost over $20k in 1991 if it was sold in the US. If that's the case, I honestly don't think too many people would have bit on the price for such a "small car" when even an Accord didn't cost that much. In other words, Honda did its homework and made the right choices. The parts are there though, for the inquisitive individual to import and make a special ride.
I never looked at it that way, but that does make lots of sense.
So now, 15+ yrs later, us stupid Americans clamour for all those cool little parts/options we didn't get. :doh: and i doubt that other countries clamour for the parts that the US got... :lol:

ludesrv said:
Bah, you don't need any of that stuff anyways :p .
Oh yea, but it's still cool to see some things that i didn't realize were avail. that others regions got.
 

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Seems like everyday i find out something new and how the US really got the short end of the stick when it came to options on the CRX.

Headlight washers & heated seats...that is pretty upscale for an "Econobox".





Thats they guy from Sweden who is on our site... he hasn't posted in a while
 

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Thats the guy from Sweden who is on our site... he hasn't posted in a while
Is he on here, i don't ever recall seeing these pics on here.
Hmm.

Those seats are still sweet as hell, even though they are essentially US 90-91 seats with the CRX logo embroidered in them.
 

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Headlight washers would be great if you did an HID conversion. You'd want to keep the lenses clean as not to dazzle people. Some jurisdictions get a little upset at you if you do an HID conversion.

How about a rare item: CRX Special Edition Lager?

 

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I recall hearing that the SiR would have cost over $20k in 1991 if it was sold in the US.
The UK 2007 Civic Type R sells for about 20k pounds, which equates to around $35,000 - and that's is exactly what Honda is selling the s2000 for. Although we loyal CRX fans looking to replace our 20-year old rides might buy the Type R at $35,000, considering that it offers 0-60 in 6.6 secs and 40MPG along with a roof and back seat, few others in the US would probably go for it. At least not until gas hits $4 a gallon. For the time being, it seems most of our compatriots here in the US market would rather have a big soft luxury car, or a 2-seater convertible. Probably a lot of folks own both, a car for every occasion!

Europe is different. Luxury tax, high gas prices, and tiny roads mean that Europeans want upscale, efficient small cars. Yet another reason to move to France lol.
 

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Baker said:
rex2nr said:
baker423 said:
Seems like everyday i find out something new and how the US really got the short end of the stick when it came to options on the CRX.

Headlight washers & heated seats...that is pretty upscale for an "Econobox".
Thats the guy from Sweden who is on our site... he hasn't posted in a while
Is he on here, i don't ever recall seeing these pics on here.
Hmm.

Those seats are still sweet as hell, even though they are essentially US 90-91 seats with the CRX logo embroidered in them.
Holy thread revival Batman! but i feel this is important.... i'm no swede ! :rofl:
 

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All EDM seats have the CRX logo embroidered, and for the Scandinavian countries heated seats and headlight washers were optional.

The US view on what is small is very relative! All our cars are SMALL compared to what you guys drive. Once in a blue moon you will see a RAM or other big American pickup and those stand out like a sore thumb. Those cars can''t navigate most of our cities / parking spots / parking garages!

Road tax for such a beast is incredible high as well, as well with our current gas prices that 5.7 HEMI doesn't look so sweet anymore...
Anything over 2800 pounds is considered REALLY heavy. A BMW X5 is as large as it gets.

The CRX was just a fast car, not particular small!
 
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