|9th July 2004, 19:44||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Ever since I saw this car in a magazine, I have lust after it. Many ask me why. There are faster cars and better looking cars out there, so why do I like this one so much?
I could tell them that although like every other car nut out there, I dream of exotic supercars gracing my garage (hell, I even dream of having a garage instead of just parking out in the open! lol), but in reality, this is the car I would love to own.
Living in Mumbai, its 150 horses is more than enough. Its size makes it perfect fro dart around in the city. It’s a Honda, so nothing would ever go wrong and to top it off, it will give decent mileage! Hey, its even got a (sad excuse) of a rear seat to torture people with!
I’m sure every one of us T-BHP members has a special car they always wanted. It may not be the quintessential “dream car” we find on posters, but for one reason or another, that particular car is special to us.
For me, its always been the CRX. I just love the simplicity of the shape, something that IMO will look good forever. I have been lucky enough to drive a few of them, from the 102 Hp base model to the 150 Hp Vti, and every drive in it makes me want one even more! More recently, I found one for sale in Pune. The sad part is that it’s a wreck and the dealer is asking way too much for it. Even knowing this, I can’t help but think, “what if…what if I buy that car!” Sure, it would probably end up sucking me dry, but hey, who says us car guys are rational right!
We don’t care that other people around us question our decision. They just don’t get it.
Engine Type: S-4, Wet sumped, DOHC, 16 valves total
4 valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke: 81.00mm × 77.40mm
Bore / stroke ratio: 1.05
Displacement: 1595 cc 97.33 cu in
Fuel system: Ho PGM-Fi fuel inj.
Max. output: 152.1 PS (150.0 bhp) (111.9 kW)@7600 rpm
Max. torque: 144.0 Nm (106 lbft) (14.7 kgm)@7100 rpm
Specific output: 94 bhp/litre
Specific torque: 90.28 Nm/litre
0-60mph: 8 s
0-100mph: 22.1 s
Quarter mile: 16.40s @ 89.00 mph
Kilometre: 29.60s @ 180.00 km/h
Top speed: 209 km/h
Power to weight: 146.34 bhp/ton
|9th July 2004, 20:18||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2004
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Dude i sure wldnt mind one of those in my garage too.Its an excellent car & very practical,i mean uve got space for a couple of hand bags or maybe more in the boot,sure an aggressive 2seater with 160bhp under its hood & the hard roof comes off when needed.Thats what a teenager really needs.
|9th July 2004, 20:28||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2004
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7600RPM peak HP!! and max torque comming in at 7100RPM!! Thats sounds like an insane bit of fun driving that car with the powerband way up there in the scream zone!
I have kept my eyes peeled ever since i knew uve been looking for a CRX etc but no luck...yet.
My dream car in this category would be the WRX STi...mann...
cya & hope you find one soon!
|9th July 2004, 22:10||#4|
Senior - BHPian
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hubli - Karnata
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Power at 7600 rpm and torque at 7100 Cant imagine how much fun and how difficult this car would be to tame.
With such a narrow power band, you better be good at shifting gears. LOL
That 16.4 secs to the 1/4 mile seems a bit slow for such a car, considering that it hits 100 in just around 8 secs.
This car must have seriously short gears, 209kmph top speed from a 150 bhp car?
Any idea what the gear ratios look like?