Built like a tank? You know the 88 hf only weighed 100 pounds more than the 85 and only a few pounds more than the 87? They didn't even come with sound proofing material and they had low duty aluminum bumper reinforcements.
this is just what I have been told by people who owned them and ran them in to things, or had them run in to, one friends was run in to at least 6 times, once totaling the other car, and is still on the road and looks pretty good for it's history.
Haha, that's the first time I've ever heard of a crx being involved in any accident and not getting totalled. I hope I get that lucky. Personally I except to die in my first wreck, but I guess that's all for the best.
i left my '99 metro for a '94 vx
more power, better economy,much more fun...safer...
she still calls me sometimes...i just put them on the phone with each other and let them duke it out...
i'm not getting in the middle of all that nonsense
Thanks Guys for all the responses! Now that I have an idea on what to look for, I found the following info on the Civic CX/VX/DX/SI model specifications and differences. I posted it in case it may be valuable to anybody else.
1992 Honda Civic: Weights of each vehicle STOCK
These cars were weighed BONE STOCK.
Bone Stock means:
No A/C - was NOT std. on any hatchback in 1992.
No radio - again radios were NOT std. on ANY hatches in 1992.
Only Si had 2 mirrors std. Add the weight of a mirror if you got 2 on your CX/VX/DX.
ONLY the Si had powersteering - the DX auto did too, but I didn't list that one. I listed the manual, which had no p/s.
Stock wheels. VX had lightweight 13'' alloys, CX/DX had 13'' steels, Si had heaviest 14'' steelies with wheel covers
So you see that the DX is 84lbs. more than the CX/VX. Here's why:
Bigger fuel tank - tank is steel, so bigger = heavier 11.9 gal vs 10 on cx/vx
More tar - DX has more tar than the CX/VX.
Side moldings - plastic, but still weighs more than the non-existent side moldings on the CX/VX
Rear cargo cover std. it weighs something, right?
Honda Civic Specifications
Engine Type : Aluminum Block and Head
Valvetrain: Sohc 4 valve/cyl.
97 cu in./1590cc (EX, Si)
91.1 cu in/1493cc (DX, LX, VX, CX)
Bore x Stroke
2.95 x 3.54 in./75.0 x 90.0 mm (EX, Si)
2.95 x 3.33 in./75.0 x 84.5 mm (DX, LX, VX, CX)
10.3 in vented disc
9.4 in disc w/ABS (EX Sedan, Si Hatchback, EXa Coupe, Available on LX)
7.9 in drums (DX, LX)
7.1 in drums (VX, CX)
Assist type vacuum
Pressed steel, 14 x 5J (EX, Si)
Pressed steel, 13 x 5 (DX, LX, CX)
Alloy, 13 x 4.5 (VX)
Rack & Pinion
Power Assist (EX, Si, LX, DX Sedan, DX Coupe w/ Auto transmission) Manual (DX Coupe w/Manual transmission)
Turns, lock to lock
Upper A-arms, lower L-arms, coil springs, tube shocks
21.0 mm anti-roll bar (EX, Si, LX)
Trailing arms on upper & lower lateral links, compensating links, coil springs, tube shocks
13.0 mm anti-roll bar (EX Sedan)
OK, there is some conflicting info here. I have two links that show that the CX and VX have the same FD of 3.25.
The info provided above shows the CX as 3.88 FD, which according to my linked sources was for the Si, not the CX. Can someone tell me which is correct? I'm not interested in a CX tranny swap if Im only going to go from 4.06 to 3.88 FD.
I vote for CRX HF if you wanna do tons of work and come out with a better result
What does the Tons of Work include? And what advantage will the end result of 88-91 CRX HF have over a 92-95 Civic VX?
Older CRX HF's are usually in worse shape and require a little bit more work. To make it a real gas mileage monster you'll need to swap out the engine and swap in a d15z1 engine. This includes the ECU, distributor, etc. This isn't totally needed toget you over 50mpg, but it will get you over 60mpg.
The CRX HF is also smaller, lighter (the 88 CRX HF was in the range of 1800lbs), and only has two seats. The VX is a four seater and has a more modern interior.