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Old 07-29-2004, 07:01 AM   #1
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What ever happened to the CRX?

I remember about a year ago everybody was talking about the CRX concept for late 2004 or early 2005, now all of the sudden everybody dropped it. It's coming on late 2004 and i haven't heard any news or press releaes from honda. Did they just abandon the idea of bringing back one of their most brilliantly engineered cars?

Sure the stock CRX was a lump of crap that could barely keep up with corrola wagons and mini-vans. But they are Hondas, and because of that it is ridiculously easy to do an engine swap and put some power into the 1800 pound chasis. Not only that but its a cheap car, you can find one in decent condition for $800 and swap a ZC(the stock engine in japan with 135 horse and 120 torque)for only $600. not a lot of power, but a pretty fast daily driver that you can take "pep boy tuned" civics with. Also 2nd gen rex's came with hondas legendary dual wishbone suspension that allowed for easy and cheap suspension mods, this all allows for a Cheap, reliable car that could waste a lot of those Auto-zone-upgraded-wannabe-racers-that-watched-the-fast-and-the-furious-and-went-to-buy-a-civic-put-colored-windshield-wipers-on-and-said-they-were-street-racer types out there.

But anyway, back to the topic. Does anyone know what happened to the CRX concept? thanks.
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Old 07-29-2004, 11:45 AM   #2
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I remember about a year ago everybody was talking about the CRX concept for late 2004 or early 2005, now all of the sudden everybody dropped it. It's coming on late 2004 and i haven't heard any news or press releaes from honda. Did they just abandon the idea of bringing back one of their most brilliantly engineered cars?

Sure the stock CRX was a lump of crap that could barely keep up with corrola wagons and mini-vans. But they are Hondas, and because of that it is ridiculously easy to do an engine swap and put some power into the 1800 pound chasis. Not only that but its a cheap car, you can find one in decent condition for $800 and swap a ZC(the stock engine in japan with 135 horse and 120 torque)for only $600. not a lot of power, but a pretty fast daily driver that you can take "pep boy tuned" civics with. Also 2nd gen rex's came with hondas legendary dual wishbone suspension that allowed for easy and cheap suspension mods, this all allows for a Cheap, reliable car that could waste a lot of those Auto-zone-upgraded-wannabe-racers-that-watched-the-fast-and-the-furious-and-went-to-buy-a-civic-put-colored-windshield-wipers-on-and-said-they-were-street-racer types out there.

But anyway, back to the topic. Does anyone know what happened to the CRX concept? thanks.
to tell you the truth i never heard of the crx concept in the first place. what did it look like ? but i think the crx is only good for one thing and that is the drag strip.
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Old 07-29-2004, 04:06 PM   #3
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they said late 04 or early 05.... thats all i heard, and maybe the reason why they havnt been talking about it is because maybe they would want to come out wid a BIG BANG and surprise us . who knows...

and in reply to boosted, the "NEW" crx is a 2 seater coupe, which is suppose to be one super light car!. it kinda looks like a mini RSX. try searching it on google.
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Old 07-29-2004, 06:13 PM   #4
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we even talked about it here some weeks ago. sometimes something new is about to come out, but once it takes a bit too long to come out, well, ppl get bored of the subject and move on to other things.
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Old 07-29-2004, 08:44 PM   #5
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to tell you the truth i never heard of the crx concept in the first place. what did it look like ? but i think the crx is only good for one thing and that is the drag strip.


You're saying a superlight 1900 lbs car would be only good at the drag strip? What about auto-x?
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if you havent seen the concept go to http://www.streetracersonline.com/articles/crx/
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You're saying a superlight 1900 lbs car would be only good at the drag strip? What about auto-x?
you might be forgeting about the not so great steering they have it is good but because of the ff and not the fr it does not have a great turning radius but yes it is a good car your right
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Havent heard of the new CRX... i cant see the pictures on the link given ersonally i think people are more excited about hondas HSC concept car. im not sure if its going to replace the NSX i hope it isnt! ive heard rumours of a new NSX coming somtime in 2005. i dont know what to believe really.. but i do know i look forward to it
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Honda Hsc?
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Old 07-30-2004, 12:14 AM   #10
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Honda Hsc?

Im sure there was a thread about the honda HSC... not to worry matey

The honda HSC (honda sports concept) is a concept car that unvailed at the 2003 tokyo motorshow.. i dont know much more about it at the moment its suppose to have 300BHP





some say this is the future NSX... other think there is going to be plans for a new NSX in 2005..
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the Honda HSC is the next generation of the Honda NSX. Honda havnt actually called it the HSC but thats what most motor guru's think it will be badged. also Honda havnt even been talking about it much so its not official news unlike the new CRX.
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Im sure there was a thread about the honda HSC...

started by me ofcourse!

i read it will have 24 valve Acura V-6 engine, not sure
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this all allows for a Cheap, reliable car that could waste a lot of those Auto-zone-upgraded-wannabe-racers-that-watched-the-fast-and-the-furious-and-went-to-buy-a-civic-put-colored-windshield-wipers-on-and-said-they-were-street-racer types out there.


LMFAO!!! that is the best, and the worst part abut it is its so true.
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started by me ofcourse!

i read it will have 24 valve Acura V-6 engine, not sure

Of course thats sounds just like a honda idea.. a midship V6 engine.. after doing some more research i hear that shifting will be done by paddles on the steering wheel
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Old 07-30-2004, 06:15 AM   #15
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I hate manu-matics, including paddle shift. I know that it is formula one inspired technology but it still has the feel of a tiptronic transmission. it merely gives old ladies the feel of a standard transmission, but to any one that has ever driven the two knows that it has slow, choppy shifts that dont live up to a true standard, but it's a good marketing tactic. Gotta give credit to the car companies, they know how to get they're cash.
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