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Old 04-06-2004, 12:02 AM   #1
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(CRX) import vs muscle (NOVA)

hey all, for a while i really wanted a 68-71 chevy Nova. then i wanted an 88-91 honda CRX. jus wanna hear some opinions from people that have had the same dilema
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:29 AM   #2
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There's already a rather large thread about this subject in the Asian import section, only it's about Muscle Vs Imports in general, I'm sure if everyone responded to this it would look identical lol
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:30 AM   #3
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Personally, I have never liked Novas, OR CRX's. But if I had to pick between the two, I would take the CRX. I know the Nova is much faster, but I like a car that is more conservative on gas, plus I am more familiar with the engine pattern. I wouldn't trade my Integra for either. Unless the Nova was real nice and I could get around 10k for it .

Cliffy, this is rather differant than the other post, he just asks for your oppinion on both..
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:33 AM   #4
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Cliffy, this is rather differant than the other post, he just asks for your oppinion on both.
I edited my post just as you input yours, scroll ^^^
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:39 AM   #5
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Bah. Screw gas milelage. GO for what ever car you can have the most fun in!!!!!

(I would take the NOVA)
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:42 AM   #6
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Bah. Screw gas milelage. GO for what ever car you can have the most fun in!!!!!

(I would take the NOVA)

Cliffy, I actually posted at the same time as you, and then edited when I saw yours, LOL.

Screw gas mileage? I'd love to be able to drive a 7mpg car, but I can't afford it. Besides, Muscle just isnt my style.
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:44 AM   #7
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Cliffy, I actually posted at the same time as you, and then edited when I saw yours, LOL.

But you didn't edit your post...nvm
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Old 04-06-2004, 03:48 AM   #8
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hey all, for a while i really wanted a 68-71 chevy Nova. then i wanted an 88-91 honda CRX. jus wanna hear some opinions from people that have had the same dilema
I'm sure there are lots of people who can't decide between a Nova and a CRX. I mean the cars are so much alike, they're almost identical.

Honestly, you're looking at not just two different cars but two different worlds. It looks to me like you need to do a little bit of soul searching and decide what you want from a car and what kind of compromises you're willing to make. Figuring out how much money you have to spend might be helpful too.
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Old 04-06-2004, 04:15 AM   #9
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i would pick the nova, then sell it and buy a new saab.
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Old 04-06-2004, 05:41 AM   #10
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i would pick the nova, then sell it and buy a new saab.


You know why they call it a Saab, right?
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Old 04-06-2004, 04:15 AM   #11
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thx for the insight vwhobo
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a new saab huh....
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Old 04-06-2004, 04:51 AM   #13
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a new saab huh....
I have to agree, bigtime

As for mileage, a Nova is only a 7mpg car if you drive it like it's a 7mpg car. If you build a mild/medium 350 for it and learn how to stay out of the secondaries except for when you need it you can get 15-20 mpg all day long. But be warned: When you hear the secondaries kick open and start to roar and fell the rush, it is VERY addictive. You'll just want to build it bigger and badder. Also, ever heard an open header 400 horse V8 do a 5500 RPM launch on the street.? All i can say is that it is absolutey AWESOME (but watch out, the cops swarm). (i know that doesn't count as "mild/medium", but he'll be there someday )

A Nova just has so much more character than a CRX there's no comparison. Plus, i've seen 400 hp 350's built on highshool/part time job budgets. It really is cheap fun compared to the CRX.

But if what you want is some asthmatic 4 banger that'll get you 30 MPG while sounding like a swarm of angry bees, go ahead and get the CRX, no one's stopping you.

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I have to agree, bigtime

As for mileage, a Nova is only a 7mpg car if you drive it like it's a 7mpg car. If you build a mild/medium 350 for it and learn how to stay out of the secondaries except for when you need it you can get 15-20 mpg all day long. But be warned: When you hear the secondaries kick open and start to roar and fell the rush, it is VERY addictive. You'll just want to build it bigger and badder. Also, ever heard an open header 400 horse V8 do a 5500 RPM launch on the street.? All i can say is that it is absolutey AWESOME (but watch out, the cops swarm). (i know that doesn't count as "mild/medium", but he'll be there someday )

A Nova just has so much more character than a CRX there's no comparison. Plus, i've seen 400 hp 350's built on highshool/part time job budgets. It really is cheap fun compared to the CRX.

But if what you want is some asthmatic 4 banger that'll get you 30 MPG while sounding like a swarm of angry bees, go ahead and get the CRX, no one's stopping you.

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I agree with that...but as vwhobo says, they are two very different cars, so it's really hard to compare them both to each other As for the Saab.... lol
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If you build a mild/medium 350 for it and learn how to stay out of the secondaries except for when you need it you can get 15-20 mpg all day long. But be warned: When you hear the secondaries kick open and start to roar and fell the rush, it is VERY addictive.

What are secondaries?
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