I Am Sorely Tempted To Buy This -- Now With More THIS!

dasherHampton

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That is sweet. But is it worth 17 grand to you?

You could get a nice 2008-2009 XK or even XKR for that money.
 

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Worth every penny. Finding unmolested examples of this exceptional auto is rarer than hen's teeth. I owned an 88 CRX Si for several years along side an equally wonderful Integra 4 door. Revelation in front wheel drive dynamics. The handling was, for the time, sublime. The engine was nearly bullet proof. I do miss that car. The CRX Si was, in my book of cars, one of the all time greats I have ever had the joy of owning.
 
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Worth every penny. Finding unmolested examples of this exceptional auto is rarer than hen's teeth. I owned an 88 CRX Si for several years along side an equally wonderful Integra 4 door. Revelation in front wheel drive dynamics. The handling was, for the time, sublime. The engine was nearly bullet proof. I do miss that car. The CRX Si was, in my book of cars, one of the all time greats I have ever had the joy of owning.
My thinking exactly!
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I almost bought an '85 in 1990. I found one in the classifieds for $5000 and agreed to meet the guy to test drive it but he never showed up, so I ended up buying a new Eclipse GS Turbo. The Eclipse treated me very well and I don't regret buying it but I always regretted not putting more effort into finding another CRX Si.
 

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As much as I like the car I couldn't pay $17k for it....or even $10k.

For that kind of money I'd want a B18C of some variety too, not a ZC (yes, I know the ZC is the correct engine for the car)
 

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Worth every penny. Finding unmolested examples of this exceptional auto is rarer than hen's teeth. I owned an 88 CRX Si for several years along side an equally wonderful Integra 4 door. Revelation in front wheel drive dynamics. The handling was, for the time, sublime. The engine was nearly bullet proof. I do miss that car. The CRX Si was, in my book of cars, one of the all time greats I have ever had the joy of owning.

Agreed, i owned a 89 Si CRX, its the only vehicle i regret selling in my life. It was bone stock.
 

Hans Gruber

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I know the CRX Si quite well. Almost bought one myself. This junker photographed has been molested and butchered inside. Worth maybe 2K at most. A real pile of garbage. The ODO has probably been tampered with. It's also missing the trademark soft spoiler on the rear.
 

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I know the CRX Si quite well. Almost bought one myself. This junker photographed has been molested and butchered inside. Worth maybe 2K at most. A real pile of garbage. The ODO has probably been tampered with. It's also missing the trademark soft spoiler on the rear.

After looking at the pics i agree with this post, not worth anywhere close to the asking price IMO.
 

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Ok, NOW I wa wa wa want this!

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Folks, this series of semi-serious yearnings was started some months ago when, on bringatrailer, I saw what looked like a completely cherried out 122s Volvo wagon that -- heart be still -- I nearly pulled the trigger on. I argued with myself all that day and night -- left brain vs. right brain -- and when I went back to the site it was sold!

Holy Guacamole, here is that very auto!

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Ok, all you manly men of the automotive persuasion, chime in on this baby. The seller wanted $18,xxx. Rip me a new one from your lofty positions of elite motive knowledge if you must, but I ask you all . . . what price happiness?
 

dasherHampton

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See - now you're being reasonable.

That Volvo is nice. I like those Volvo sport sedans from that era as well.
 

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I'd totally rock that volvo. However It'd probably always be an ongoing project cars rather than a nice DD.
 

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That CR-X looks butchered. If it was stock I’d be interested. But widebody and a cage...nope...
 

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That CR-X looks butchered. If it was stock I’d be interested. But widebody and a cage...nope...
Yeah, I didn't look closely at that CR-X. I just have a wistful but enduring love and admiration for what Honda was putting out around it's time. All the Civics, even the sedans but also, for me, that tasty little 4 wheel drive wagon, the first couple of iterations of the Prelude, the first Acuras . . . the Legend and those little Acuras . . . all were tasty as hell, imho.

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30 mpg w/4wd back then, cargo room out the wazoo in a lovely small footprint, non-cartoon, low beltline lines yielding all-important (to me) 360 degree VISIBILITY, a decent approximation of all weather street capability. What's not to love?
 

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Yeah, I didn't look closely at that CR-X. I just have a wistful but enduring love and admiration for what Honda was putting out around it's time. All the Civics, even the sedans but also, for me, that tasty little 4 wheel drive wagon, the first couple of iterations of the Prelude, the first Acuras . . . the Legend and those little Acuras . . . all were tasty as hell, imho.

honda-civic-wagon%2B1987.jpg

30 mpg w/4wd back then, cargo room out the wazoo in a lovely small footprint, non-cartoon, low beltline lines yielding all-important (to me) 360 degree VISIBILITY, a decent approximation of all weather street capability. What's not to love?

Back in the mid 90's, had a friend years ago with one of those.
He had it in auto so it was just a basic appliance type of car and I have zero memories of the car itself other than it was an honest reliable car with duct tape holding the marker lights in.

Whenever I think about that car I also think of the Suzuki sidekick one of our other friends drove. He bought it brand new.
 

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Yeah, I didn't look closely at that CR-X. I just have a wistful but enduring love and admiration for what Honda was putting out around it's time. All the Civics, even the sedans but also, for me, that tasty little 4 wheel drive wagon, the first couple of iterations of the Prelude, the first Acuras . . . the Legend and those little Acuras . . . all were tasty as hell, imho.

honda-civic-wagon%2B1987.jpg

30 mpg w/4wd back then, cargo room out the wazoo in a lovely small footprint, non-cartoon, low beltline lines yielding all-important (to me) 360 degree VISIBILITY, a decent approximation of all weather street capability. What's not to love?

you'd have to trim your eyebrows back first.
 

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Worth every penny. Finding unmolested examples of this exceptional auto is rarer than hen's teeth.

I woudn't consider this unmolested at all. Its a restomod! A restoration would have been considered unmolested if done with all OEM and restoring car to factory default. This is no where near a unmolested car. It's totally molested. lol

Not worth $17k at all.

That said I love the CRX and at one point early in my adulthood I thought this was my dream car. I prefer the newer CRX models though personally.
 

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Now I want this!

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$33,000 seems like a fair price to me, naieve as I am in such matters. I've always wanted a pickmeup as a second car. I did get to have one for awhile, when my buddy Ray died. I inherited his beat up, long bed S-10 with a 4speed. Fun and useful! I've toyed ever since with getting another small pick up. #perknoseblogadinfinitum
 
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Perknose

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Buy what you want before someone else does.
Well, damn, yeah. That Vovlo 122s was the one I nearly pulled the trigger on. So sweet, and it had been listed for $18,xxx but eventually sold for $33,000 something, so other folks saw the bargain there, too!

I loved those old Volvos. So . . . basic and honest! They were the epitome of the fun you can have driving a slow car fast, for me.
 

Perknose

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Did you catch the Legend on BaT? That's pretty hot to my eye.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1993-acura-legend-3/
Wow. Although you never can tell until you get to drive it and crawl under it, that looks (to me) -- $8,000 / 118,000 miles // cherry looking -- like a steal for the right person!

Those Legends were so sweet inside and out. They managed to look butch-aggressive and sweetly elegant all at the same time.
 

lxskllr

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Now I want this!

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$33,000 seems like a fair price to me, naieve as I am in such matters. I've always wanted a pickmeup as a second car. I did get to have one for awhile, when my buddy Ray died. I inherited his beat up, long bed S-10 with a 4speed. Fun and useful! I've toyed ever since with getting another small pick up. #perknoseblogadinfinitum
That's a good looking truck. About 10 years ago I saw a 53 dodge military truck on the side of the road. It was in solid shape, but not 100% original; $5000. I came || close to buying it as a daily driver work truck. If I saw it today at that price, I'd be sitting in it now.