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I got a fair price for it. They're not worth a huge amount. I'd say they're a future classic,
And they appeal to a certain sort that were in to 90s cars, but they're not particularly rare or particularly special, and the electric roof although cool, can be a liability if it throws a motor or a switch or something.
The VTEC version goes for a fair bit, but everyone loves a VTEC. It's a shame they're front wheel drive, otherwise they'd shit on an MX5
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:21, archived)
Yeah, the whole FWD thing puts me off 90s cars
the only "classics" are the BMWs and Mercs of that era, and their prices have gone through the roof accordingly.

The way things are going, I'm not sure petrol engines have much of a future.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:26, archived)
No, I agree.
And how easy it is to get seemingly good finance deals on new cars, the second hand market is a bit shit at the minute.
Thing is, t hat crx is the first ever electric folding roof, just before Mercedes put one on the SL I think.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:39, archived)
That's interesting, in the monster munch sense
I've not seen an electric cabrio roof that worked, nor most other electrical fripperies from that era (popup headlights, headlight adjusters, headlight wipers etc). It doesn't bode well for the future maintainability of modern cars, hence my tractor-repair from this week.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:51, archived)
It's not a bad design, as it's honda.
Little things like plastic gears that are easily replaced so in a jam you don't burn out a motor. But it's a novelty that I loved. You should watch a video of it in action, was like a transformer.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:56, archived)
Given the classic market relies on people maintaining their own cars
I can't see how the last twenty years of computer controlled fuel mixtures is going to last. I'm not too worried about petrol, there'll likely always be some around even if you have to go to specialist garages.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:34, archived)
even ECUs can be replaced by aftermarket stuff like megasquirt
but LCD displays, they're fucked. You'd have to have someone order brand new copies from China to original spec and that costs $$$
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:10, archived)
My mate had to scrap his GSXR 600 because of an errant multiplug and seemingly no place for it to go anywhere on the loom or ecu.
Several autosparks were stumped.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:16, archived)
Megaquirt's going to be beyond a lot of people.
I had a look into it a while ago and felt full of "fuck that".
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:21, archived)
Nah petrols are making a comeback now what with diesels being awful in cities with nox etc.
Ford are squeezing efficiency out of them now; they've built an 1100 engine that's more powerful and efficient than the 1600's they put in their previous focuses.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:51, archived)
yeah yeah, I'll believe those efficiency records when I see it
rather then "more powerful when tested on a flat surface with overpressurised tyres with 0 wind and 10 degree air temps"
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:55, archived)
It'll all be hybrids in a few years.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:15, archived)
Most petrol hybrids are bobbins.
The most efficient way seems to be a low rpm diesel generating power to an electric motor. Works well enough for ships and trains.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:17, archived)
Yeah, I did mean diesel hybrids.
Although Honda have put out a new NSX that looks the business for what it is.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:26, archived)
I read a reasonably interesting first hand account of owning an electric car recently.
There are far more charging points than any of us realise.

But the most interesting thing I found was that while everyone looks at the pitiful range and how long it takes to recharge and thinks 'fuck that', most of them will charge to about 60/70% in about 5 to 10 minutes on a charging station so the trick on a long journey is to bump it up to that regularly as you stretch your legs at services.

I don't think they're mature enough yet, and probably only any good as a second car if you're in a couple or whatever, but they're coming along
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:29, archived)
So a fast charge to 70% and a trickle charge after that, is it?

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:31, archived)
Nah, I think it's just the way Li-on batteries behave, phones seem to do the same thing.

(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:32, archived)
Yeah, I reckon my next car will probably be electric.
Fingers crossed for a generous scrappage scheme, to part me from my lovely diesel van.
(, Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:36, archived)