1990 Honda Civic DX Hatchback

August 27, 2009
1990 Honda Civic DX

1990 Honda Civic DX

Long time SOTS readers know that I have a special love for Honda Civics, especially DX 5-speed hatchbacks. Here is a 1990 version that is for sale in the area. Only 193K miles!

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Honda CRX Si

August 19, 2009
Honda CRX Si

Honda CRX Si

I found this decent CRX Si sitting in the grocery store parking lot. Like the MR2 from last week, it is rare to find one of these that hasn’t been ragged/riced to death, especially in the desirable black color. This one has a few battle scars but overall isn’t too bad, but is in need of some TLC.

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Gas Classic: 1988 Honda Civic DX

January 30, 2009
1988 Civic DX

1988 Civic DX

While I was neglecting this blog the past few months, gas prices dropped to less than half what they had been in the summer. This slowed the amazing reappearance of what I call “Gas Classics” But they are still being revived because we all know it’s only a matter of time before gas prices go back up.  Here’s one that I have actually owned:  a 1988 Honda Civic DX.

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Gas Classic: 1978-79 Honda Civic

August 15, 2008

The Gas Classic this week is near and dear to my heart.  How about this nice, clean first generation Honda Civic hatchback?  It is rare to see second generation Civics any more.  As you know, I’m a big fan of the second generation wagons, third generation hatchbacks, and fourth generation LX and DX sedans. Read the rest of this entry »


The Bomb Drops… F-150 no longer the top seller

June 3, 2008

Honda Civic, Accord, Toyota Camry and Corolla all outsell Ford F-150 for the first time in May 2008. The F-150 has been the sales leader for 17 years. Your new sales leader is… The Honda Civic. Read the rest of this entry »


Flashback Friday 15: 1988 Honda Civic DX

April 11, 2008

Yep, another Honda Civic. By this point I had a long commute (for Montgomery) and needed something more reliable, fun to drive, and more “stealth” than the Miata, which I still had and drove mostly on weekends. Read the rest of this entry »


Flashback Friday 10: The Silver Bullet

February 15, 2008

1983 Honda Civic DX Wagon

Our hero (me) is now driving a turd of an old Accord, and the wife has the shiny new Accord wagon. I had a little cash laying around, and it was clear that the old Accord would not continue to be a “going concern”. Instead, it going was a concern. Fortunately, I happened to notice (imagine that) a really cherry little 1983 Honda Civic DX wagon sitting on a dealer lot downtown. It was in great shape, had the 1500 engine (base was 1300), had working A/C, and it was a 5 Speed!!! One little problem though, they had the head “reworked” and it still didn’t run right. But it did run, and I bought it fairly cheap. I think I paid $850 for it. The photo you see here is not of mine, but an identical one. Read the rest of this entry »


Flashback Friday 9: Accords 1 & 2

February 8, 2008

1982 Honda Accord LX

Actually I got things out of sequence last week. Before we got the Plymouth Voyager last week, I sold the old Chevy C-10 and got something else. We planned on getting the Voyager, so we weren’t going to need a truck anymore. But it had to be cheap, and so I found an old 1982 Honda Accord LX Sedan for around $1,200. It was a five speed, and was in fair shape for it’s 15 year old age. The photo here is not the actual car, mine was light blue metallic. Unfortunately it ran decent but never quite right because the complex CVCC setup had gone bad and they had but a Weber carburetor on it which also killed the cruise control. I ended up getting a “buy here-pay here” car lot to give me $400 for it, and was happy to unload it. Read the rest of this entry »


Honda 600 Sedan

January 23, 2008

Honda 600 Sedan Front

Those of you who actually looked closely at the photos of the Honda 600 Coupe yesterday saw something odd parked behind it. A Honda 600 Sedan! It wasn’t the best day to be out at the local Honda store, but it paid off big-time. Read the rest of this entry »


Honda 600 Coupe

January 22, 2008

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So you thought the Alfa 164L was a
decent find? That was nothing. Try an early 70′s Honda 600 Coupe! Covered in snow, in Alabama! O.K., so it’s more like a dusting of snow than “covered” in snow, but that’s the best we can do here. Even a mention of snow shuts down the city. If you are wondering WTF I was doing at a Honda stealership when it snowed then you just don’t know me that well, do you? Read the rest of this entry »


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