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I found a nice 1988 Honda CRX Si. Its got about 170 KM on it.. body is in great shape...It just had a new paint job done to it(black) 5 speed, 16" Enkei rims, four spare tires...Hes asking 2000$ for it...I've never had a CRX, nor do I know anyone who has one...What I wanna know is, does it have any room in the back for 2 people to sit, or is this just a 2 person car? Any other information would be greatly appriciated...Also is it fast or will I have to put some mods on there?

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Unless your passengers are really tiny, I wouldn't recommend stuffing people in the back. CRX's came as 2 seaters in North America for a reason. Besides, the rear section of the car is a crumple zone in the case of an impact. This makes the car very safe if you are in the two front seats...but definitely not safe if you are in the back.

"Is a CRX fast?" is a very subjective question, but I'll try to help you out. If you mean in a drag racing context, then no, I would say it's not very fast. But if you're meaning in a slalom style course with lots of corners and maneuvering required, then yes, it is a fast car. It is 108HP with an excellent suspension right from the factory. However, you can modify almost every aspect of the CRX to improve it's handling and power, and it is a good platform to work with given it's initial sporty characteristics.
 

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if you live in an area with a lot of straight roads, or if you do a LOT of long distance freeway driving, then a CRX probably isnt recommended.

If you like taking corners faster than most, and like the idea of an agile car, or if you want to compete in Auto-cross, then CRX is the car for you. You can still make it fast in straight lines, but it will take a bit of aftermarket performance parts.
 

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Also should mention that the 88 CRX has that "passive steering" rear end. (No the back wheels don't turn the car.) The rear lower control arms have a different configuration that tightens the steering, which some people don't like because it tends to make the back-end come out a bit in the corners. But some people really like it.
 

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bobski said:
crxfisher said:
the 88 CRX has that "active steering" rear end.
Isn't it "passive steering"? I think active rear steering would be what some Preludes have... That is, a second steering rack for the rear wheels.
Yes, I think you're right. Editing my post now. Thanks.
 

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crxfisher said:
Also should mention that the 88 CRX has that "passive steering" rear end.
Just to let you guys know, all 2nd gen CRX's have "passive rear steering". Honda just toned it down on the 89-91 CRX's because the general public found it a bit "twitchy". They toned down the passive rear steering by repositioning the mounting point for the compensator arm on the chassis. The rear lower control arm has absolutely no function in the "in-and-out" movement of the rear suspension that creates the "passive rear steering".
 
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