Some interesting stuff in the yard today…
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.
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.
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. Continue reading “Gas Classic: 1978-79 Honda Civic”
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. Continue reading “The Bomb Drops… F-150 no longer the top seller”
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. Continue reading “Flashback Friday 15: 1988 Honda Civic DX”
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. Continue reading “Flashback Friday 10: The Silver Bullet”