The current (July 06) issue of Hemmings Sports and Exotic Cars (formerly Special Interest Autos) has a feature on an LA area man’s 1987 Honda CRX HF.

This was a small coupe that Honda also sold (more than 80% of them) as the Si version which was the most popular choice of boy racer in it’s day (if you like small cars- and I do- my ’79 Fiesta was a laff riot).

What’s so interesting about such an old car? Owned from new, the owner has managed to roll up 333,000 miles on it. Also he still consistently gets over 50 mpg. Another interesting tidbit: contrast the mileage figures against a modern car, say the Prius, which is rated at 47 city/ 60 highwy. The CRX HF was rated at 53/57 when new.

And he doesn’t get to use the car pool lane.

This is with normal maintenance, some minor repairs, and no overhaul of the engine or transmission.

How far have we come in twenty years?


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