It's going to be my summer car and I don't plan on driving it in the winters at all. Work on it in the winters and drive it in the summers.
I had actually just gotten back from looking at a CRX HF but was disappointed with what I saw and what I my expectations were from the posted ad.
Anyhow I went and looked at this. Luckily I was the first to respond to the ad and was able to go check it out immediately.
My main concern was the body but turns out it was originally from Arizona. As we all know Arizona = no rust! Being from Arizona the paint and some of the rubber is pretty beat but it is totally solid.
It's got 4 fairly new 80%+ tread plus Kumho tires. Interior is in great shape. Has tinted windows though the rear hatch tint is peeling and cracked pretty badly. the side windows are good. I'm not too psyched about the aftermarket sunroof and it's potential for leaking. As you can see in the pics it looks like there has been some problems in the past with leaking. It has it's flaws but is overall pretty nice.
I have an appointment to take it to a Honda mechanic to give it a good once over and make up a list of prioritized service that is needed. There is a pretty loud noise coming from the head. I had originally thought maybe it was the distributor so I swapped the one out of my other CRX and that turned out to not be the problem. Hopefully the mechanic will be able to diagnose it.
Only paid $700 for it too! Even if it has some pretty major mechanical problems I feel like I am ahead of the game, at least as far as Northeastern US CRXs are concerned.
Good for you. That is my year of CRX, the round gauge cluster. I sold it to my friend who lives in Phoenix. When I was looking at your pictures, I kept trying to convince myself that it had been repainted from black to blue. You're gonna love that car (oh wait, you already have one).