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Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by agape, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. agape

    agape Junior Member

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    Hi Folks,
    I have had quite a few cars in my life, and I really liked the Hondas,
    Toyotas and Saabs the best.
    Lately I had a fantastically gorgeous Saab Aero taken from me by a
    chance meeting with moose here in mid-northern Vermont - I was
    very, very spoiled by the comfort and power of that car.

    My dilemma:
    I really love a car that is spunky, gets like 25mpg+, has a hatchback
    and 4 doors - has plenty of cargo space, but can still get up the big
    hills here in Vermont at a 'healthy' speed.
    The Saab Aero or 9000 turbo is a great fit, but can be too demanding
    of the wallet and in it's maintenance needs.
    Naturally, a Japanese car might be a better choice as far as needs go....

    So - my question - which Honda that I might find in the approximately
    10 year old age range might be like this - opinions, please ?

    Also - I am open to other kinds of cars that might fit my description,
    while still being reliable and easy to maintain - all opinions welcome.

    Thanks,

    mark
    (agape@vtlink.net)
     
  2. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    Unfortunately the only 4-door wagons that Honda has made in the last 10 years has been the Accord Wagon, which is difficult to find, and will be... ah... lackluster in the power department.

    Have you looked into the Subaru WRX Wagon? Grab one o dem and an STi transmission and you're golden... and AWD Turbo. :)
     
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    trappd-in-859 New Member

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    There's the 94-97 honda accord wagon as far as honda goes.

    Mazda has a decently priced mazda3 5door that might be worth looking into. Here's a website with the car Im talking about-
    http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/handleHome...&modelYear=2005

    Yea, as battle pope said, a wrx wagon as well as a legacy, or forrester are definatly looking into.
     
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    Seany-izzle New Member

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    In a fucking house.
    how much money you got?
     
  5. agape

    agape Junior Member

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    Right now, 'money' and 'got' don't fit in the same sentence for me -
    but I can borrow about $1000 total for the right rig....are you selling
    something that might be helpful ??
    (BTW, I meant 4 or 5 door, but not a wagon !)

    Thanks,

    mark
     
  6. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    You want to replace an Aero wagon with something for $1000 ?

    Move along, nothing to see here. I would get real about what i'm doing, and then get a Civic hatch. For that price you'll find a 1988-1991 hatch. Take care of it, it will take care of you and you can seave mroe money to get something that you want.

    And lemme tell ya, as a partial WRX wagon owner, if you can't maintain $1000 in your bank account at all times, the WRX isn't for you. not trying to be snotty, but the car fucking attacks us for money at the pumps and in it's needs. I curbed the BBS's this weekend at the beach, and now I'm in financial ruin.

    -> Steve
     
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    micah Senior Member

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    yeah for 1k id get a rex, im not THAT big a fan of the pre 92 civic hatches, but rex's are hot
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    My advice is still the same for people that don't particularly like them - They are cheap, and reliable and can get you around without complaint while you save up for what you want. in 6 years the prices have hovered at $1000 or less, so if you take care of it you can sell it and break even. And that's just smart.

    -> S
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    CRXes also have shit for cargo/people room. At least the hatch has a backseat (sorta) and room for the groceries.
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    I used to be able to fit a good amount of shit in the crx. I fit a power washer (commercial grade not some home deepthroat special) in the hatch. I have heard of people moving engines in crxes.
    The hatches are cheap as shit and will last for a while. I would buy one but I am not in the mood to drive an old ass honda anymore unless its a crx.
     
  11. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Snobs.


    My 91 hatchie is one of the best cars I've owned, hands down. doesn't do anything fabulous, but it does everything well. I've also piled stolen (Read: Quickly jamming in) pallets, truckfulls of milk crates, you name it. The back seat isn't that bad either.

    And I NEVER wanted a back seat in the CRX until I had it in Chicago and my friend and I met this chick that had to get to Indiana, and I happened to be going through it. She wouldn't sit on his lap for 2 hours though. I also think she may have been a con artist.

    But now my Civic is staying in the family - I got it back from my father, now my mother will be driving it. That car is always available when another car shits the bed or we need it for something. Old Faithful.

    -> Steve
     
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    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    I know a guy selling a 92 accord wagon with a JDM F22 and a 5speed.... but I think he wants about 3 and a half for it
     
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    sohcslammer Senior Member

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    With a thousand dollars you better have some lovely credit....
     
  14. agape

    agape Junior Member

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    Hi Folks.
    It is funny that somehow I gave the impression that the Aero was a wagon.
    The Aero was a 5-door/hatchback, not a wagon.
    It was the perfect car for me, and every last dime I had went into it - a
    once in a lifetime chance to get the perfect car as it's second owner; but
    not enough left for full insurance in a state with LOTS of moose.
    'Nuff said.

    The 1000 I will use will be all from a credit card - that's all I got left for
    a while.

    Is there such a thing as a Civic or a CRX with a/c ?
    It seems like a picky/fussy question, but my old Prelude had it, and if
    I don't have a/c I literally get sick from the summer heat.

    Thanks for the ideas folks !

    mark
     
  15. hybrid89

    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    yes, all si models have A/C and i believe on the dx models it was an option in those years (88-91)
     
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    My '95 DX had a/c. I think you could get a/c in any trim but it was a dealer option.
     
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    My 88 crx dx HAD a/c..........















    Until I ripped everything out, :lol:
     
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    My CRX si lacks A/C. I doubt it's a special delete. Dealer installed AC? I don't think so. The fittings in the firewall, the dash mods and shit.. no way.



    Keep tellin yourself that :)

    -> St Stephen
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Your CRX is an '87 though, right? I think it became standard in '88 and on.
     
  20. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Oh, ok.. I have yet to see any Si without it in those gens.
     
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