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Old 03 Sep 2009, 12:46 am
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Default i can get a Crx si, should i?

Ok so this guy i know has a 89 crx si typer r, or just crx sir. its stock everything its got 230k on car 80k on motor, he wants 2700. is it worth it? cause i cant find the type r anywhere... i mean i have an crx si, so is it worth the type r, with the dual overhead cam,m as a rarity item?
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Old 03 Sep 2009, 01:01 am
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i would pay $2700NZD but **** no too $2700USD...why do you want a type R so bad
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Old 03 Sep 2009, 01:16 am
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I went from a SOHC to a DOHC and you can feel the power change between them. If you want the car get it just make sure to take good care of it and at least try to talk him down in price a little. And yes the crx SIR's are a rarity and will be worth some money soon.
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Old 03 Sep 2009, 01:31 am
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Sounds like he's scamming you, mostly because you sound quite confused. What gets me thinking that is that you put, "its stock everything its got...". No stock American CRX was ever a Type R, only in Europe and Asia. Also the CRX SiR was 1990-1991 not '89 (if I remember correctly). The first Civic to receive a Type R badge wasn't until 1998. Also the Dual Overhead Camshaft is not a rarity, it's commonly found in Honda B engines. One way to tell is when you pop the hood, look at the valve cover, it should say DOHC Honda, if not then it is not a Dual Overhead Camshaft. You can also check the engine type by look at one of the sides of the engine, there should be a sticker of some sort that will have the engine code on it like B16A(This is the engine the '90-'91 CRX SiR had), D16Z6, B18B, etc...

All I can think of is, it's either 1; just a regular old CRX. 2; At some point in time the engine was swapped out for a better one and the owner just can't find a way to prove it, or 3; A scam.

IMO: Skip this CRX or whatever he says it is and go find a 1992-2000 EX or 1999-2000 Civic Si. I found a 1995 Civic EX, stock, very clean, really nice paint job, rebuilt motor, new clutch, after market stereo, and much more for only $2400, and the car is at 189k miles (bought at 169k) and running really strong. I say this because anyone can go buy a fake Type R or Si badge and stick it on their car then sell it for more money to the first unsure person they find.
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Old 03 Sep 2009, 01:46 am
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if he's claiming its a type-r then no, because a crx type-r does not exist. the first type-r honda was the 1998 ek9 civic type-r (b16b engine). the highest crx was the si-r VTEC. so no as its not a rarity item as its fake, he's mostly got some type-r badges from the shops.

by the milage given it has had an engine change at some point, has it had the original B16A1 engine put in that came from the crx si-r?

2700 isnt a bad price for a good condition crx, but be warned it is NOT A TYPE-R, if he says it is he is trying to con you, or knows nothing about cars.

the only way it can be called a type-r is if it has had a type-r engine put in, so either a B16B, (ek9 type-r)or k20a (2002 ep3 civic type-r) should have a stamp on engine somewhere, usually on side, but this still wouldn't officially be a type-r, as they where never manufactured.
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