Somewhere between museum-ready and aesthetically ravaged lies a thin spectrum of Honda classified listings. This is one of them. It’s a two-owner CRX Si with zero mods and just enough road rash to be reasonably priced. Any one of us could pick this up and enjoy low-cost motoring bliss resulting from a legendary combination of automotive attributes: Light, simple, nimble, and efficient. Find this 1988 Honda CRX Si in Deerfield Beach, FL for $2,550 reserve-not-met with just a few hours to go.
Looking innocent in Barbados Yellow and stock rubber, this Si variant actually comes with 125 horsepower from the single-cam 1.6L engine. First-generation models are smaller and lighter than this 2,100-pound example, but have an older torsion bar suspension to this one’s front and rear double-wishbones. And they lack VTEC, the Promethean fire bestowed on generations of sport compact cars.
The seller shows a few battle scars expected after 26 years and 179,000 miles, although it lacks the typical Honda rust on the rear quarter panels. This Honda has averaged 6,892 miles per year, or half of the 12,000-15,000 American average according to varying sources.
There’s plenty of room under the hood for the 205-horsepower K24 from a modern Civic Si if the D16Z6 dies out (unlikely) or you want to shut Brett’s mouth about the G35 his parents bought him for his 16th birthday. That darn Brett – all he cares about anymore is roll racing.
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PhiLOL actually likes the tuna here, but abhors structural rust. Save the manuals.