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Old 12-03-2005   #1
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I'm thinking about giving up my 7th gen for a CRX. I'm addicted to lightweight cars, and the (handling) performance that you can extract from these (at relatively low prices) is awesome. I'm in GA so the ones in my area are rust free. I just don't know how a go-kart with race springs and huge sway bars is going to work out on my 20 minute commute....I'm also kinda worried about my MPG. I'm getting used to 35+
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buy a salvaged one and build it up in your back yard.
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i dnt think you are crazy . . . hey sell your 7th gen make money, and hook the crap out of the crx, make it fast, and bam, still have money in your pocket. i always think about getting rid of my car and getting and 98-99 hatch and hook the shiat out of it.
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I think is dumb...
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Apparently you feel grammar is dumb as well....
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maybe, but who cares...
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You'd be better of just finding a beat up CRX or even a frame/salvaged one and making it into a project car, assuming you can afford it, vs. selling the Civic. A beat up CRX/frame can probably be had for pretty cheap and you can just add bits as you can afford them. Project cars are fun and can be fast as hell, but time to time they have more than their share of maintenance req'd.
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all I have to say is a EG or EK hatch with a k20 swap.. pure hotness
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You'd be better of just finding a beat up CRX or even a frame/salvaged one and making it into a project car, assuming you can afford it, vs. selling the Civic. A beat up CRX/frame can probably be had for pretty cheap and you can just add bits as you can afford them. Project cars are fun and can be fast as hell, but time to time they have more than their share of maintenance req'd.
yeah, that'd be fun, but I'm in med school so I was going to buy a working CRX, swap in a d16z6, do some suspension work and drive the **** out of it.
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you can get a cheap hatch and still keep the 7thgen. there are ways of dealing with insurance so that you don't pay alot for both. You can say one is rare driver or track car.
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c'mon mane, crx's be going for 3 bills down here. you can definately affrod keep the vic and get a crx. Unless you just want to sell the vic, take the payments off your hands, go for it.
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Crx's are ugly.. Keep your 7th gen. Crx's are only going to get attention if :

1. Someone else wants the car.

2. Your exhaust is too loud.

3. If it looks like it was painted with rust.
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Crx's are ugly.. Keep your 7th gen. Crx's are only going to get attention if :

1. Someone else wants the car.

2. Your exhaust is too loud.

3. If it looks like it was painted with rust.
I don't care what people think of my car. I'd rather have a primer grey CRX that performed than a pink automatic civic with a body kit and wing.
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^^Then again, I dont think anyone wants a pink civic, lol.
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you can get a cheap hatch and still keep the 7thgen. there are ways of dealing with insurance so that you don't pay alot for both. You can say one is rare driver or track car.

yeah my new 91 hatch was only 5$ more a month for full coverage
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I don't care what people think of my car. I'd rather have a primer grey CRX that performed than a pink automatic civic with a body kit and wing.

That's just a great way to add to the rust then.
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it's not a dumb idea, but you'll probably give up a lot of civility, wont get the same MPG, and race springs are a bit too much for everyday driving (atleast in NYC or any major city). Hasport has a K24 CRX that they use for time attack and such.... maybe that can be your base for idea. Might be a good idea to have both cars though just incase you need something besides a track day like car.
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i was exactly thinking that on my own too, but i mean once u start putting in work into ur 7thgen, its just to hard to stop n too hard to let go, imo, so im planning on just working for a couple of months and getting a hatch, or crx si, their onlike 3-4k,
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