according to 10 Cars That Should be Remade Today, Honda CRX is number 3. yay!
my first car (and ari’s first car) is a red 1989 CRX. ari had that for 2 years — it was a second-hand buy — and he later sold it to me for $1000, where i had it for around 2-3 years. i love that little red thing!
at that time, i had 3 requirements and 1 optional preference for cars:
- stick shift. even though my campus is probably the most hilly campus i’ve ever seen, i wanted to keep my ability to drive stick shift. having a manual-transmission-ed car taught me how to parallel park on a road with 50 degrees slope.
- small/compact car, because Pennsylvania, especially my school, has tons of places where you have to parallel park. having small car makes it so much easier.
- large trunk space — as an art student, i had to carry large canvases around the campus. trunk space is important to fit all those over-sized canvases, drawings and sculptures. i didn’t think i would find a compact car with large trunk space until i saw the CRX.
- this is not exactly a requirement. it’s more like “if i could have it, i’d be very happy”. i wanted a red car.
amazingly, i got it from my red CRX. it came all beat up, but i fixed it little by little. i’ve driven all the way to Canada and back by myself in that little car. i drive back and forth to New York twice a month… it finally died on me when i was living in NYC: this is the day it died.
i miss that little red car 🙁 so, yeah, i wish it was remade…