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Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby crxgator » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:11 pm

What's the point when you can get a SiR / VT for similar money. When I see a high-mileage CRX with rust for $5000+ it's time to step back from the drugs and think about what you're selling.

Time to search in Canada where our money is doing rather well, or go search in the UK / Europe.
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby daveb91 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:40 am

Yep seen some nice SiR at some importers lately.
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby tommy » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:44 am

Wouldn't rust be worse in most of those other countries, esp. in the land of moose and poutine?
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby NovaVTEC » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:27 am

A good SiR or VT in europe will set you back at least 10k euro.
They are equally rare here too...
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby crxgator » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:44 pm

Im seeing them for way less than that.
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby crxter » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:02 pm

Right hand drive gets old REALLY quick.
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby daveb91 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:33 am

crxter wrote:Right hand drive gets old REALLY quick.

Well my crx was never my dd or even my second car so rhd would be no problem
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby NovaVTEC » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:29 am

crxgator wrote:Im seeing them for way less than that.

Not a good one...
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby pbillie » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:20 am

Rhd is to much attention for me. When i had my rhd eg the "youre driving on the wrong side" got old quick.
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby crxgator » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:55 am

crxter wrote:Right hand drive gets old REALLY quick.


They do make LHD CRXs outside of the US/Canada...
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby crxter » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:02 pm

crxgator wrote:
crxter wrote:Right hand drive gets old REALLY quick.


They do make LHD CRXs outside of the US/Canada...


I am aware of that, most are imported from Japan.
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby KevinEF7 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:58 am

Was definitely a deciding factor when I got my RHD, I dont even think there was any rust free canadian Crx's for sale within the province, and most sellers know they demand a good price, I got my rhd nearly rust free for half what Id pay locally.

I also love that the jdm Si's dont come with the prone to leaking sunroof but have single bulb headlights, Dohc zc factory installed, and the rear discs on an 89 model wasnt shabby either, awesome seats, unique floor mats, rear seat, bass tube rear speakers

I personally am not sick of being rhd after the 3 years Ive had it, with 10% tint not to many random people stare at you, the car is so small the argument that you cant see making left turns at intersections is basically void, Ive never once had an issue. My friends Toyota aristo though, much wider car, definitely an issue. He actually installed a small forward facing camera on his passenger side mirror that he can watch on his dvd screen with the flick of a switch
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby budget_crx » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:40 am

Similar money for a north american market CRX? I must not be looking in the right spots, JDM cars go for $9k+ on average these days, I'm not seeing any US cars anywhere close to this.
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby JapAttack » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:53 pm

It's hard to find any CRX's in good condition in the UK. Been to look at a few lately. A lot of them are rusted like crazy. And the ones that aren't people want serious money for. Such a shame!
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby KevinEF7 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:31 pm

budget_crx wrote:Similar money for a north american market CRX? I must not be looking in the right spots, JDM cars go for $9k+ on average these days, I'm not seeing any US cars anywhere close to this.


Bought my rhd si for 3k canadian, which I believe is less than 2k USD. Not everybody gets there asking price, deals can be had if your patient and know whos motivated to sell
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby daveb91 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:44 pm

You can get good deals...importers are more concerned with Silvia and Skylines..
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby Dave_Darling » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:44 pm

One good reason:

Your car won't get seized and crushed. Sure, the CRXes are falling under the 25-year exemption now, but the EPA may decide next year to issue a "clarification" of their rules stating that the exemption only applies to cars that are in every way identical to the US-market cars. Or only to cars made on Tuesday. Or some other such criteria.

And if that happens, welcome to crusher town!!

Before you say "Oh they can't do that", take a look at the fuss about their proposed "clarification" prohibiting turning street-licensed vehicles into track-only vehicles... (Or rather, mandating that all of the certified emissions equipment remain in use by the vehicle, even if it will never see the street again.)

Since they are merely "clarifying" the "existing rules", they can even claim not to be changing the rules so that you can't be "grandfathered" out of obeying them...

Yeah, it's a real slimy trick. And it's been done before!

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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby Baker » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:55 pm

Dave_Darling wrote:Before you say "Oh they can't do that", take a look at the fuss about their proposed "clarification" prohibiting turning street-licensed vehicles into track-only vehicles... (Or rather, mandating that all of the certified emissions equipment remain in use by the vehicle, even if it will never see the street again.)



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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby tommy » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:58 pm

How dare the EPA try to protect the environment.
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby Robb » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:15 pm

crxgator wrote:Time to search in Canada where our money is doing rather well, or go search in the UK / Europe.

No CRX's left up here !
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby CloudPump » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:06 am

crxter wrote:Right hand drive gets old REALLY quick.


Left hand drive gets old REALLY quick.

(yay for unsupported arguments!)

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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby Robb » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:17 am

CloudPump wrote:
crxter wrote:Right hand drive gets old REALLY quick.


Left hand drive gets old REALLY quick.



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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby budget_crx » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:22 am

The EPA will not seize and crush vehicles that they have already given the OK on. At worse they might stop giving approval to cars coming in, which is still incredibly unlikely.
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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby Dave_Darling » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:10 pm

budget_crx wrote:The EPA will not seize and crush vehicles that they have already given the OK on. At worse they might stop giving approval to cars coming in, which is still incredibly unlikely.


Read the proposed rule changes again...

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Re: Why bother with USDM CRXs anymore?

Postby crxgator » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:43 am

Robb wrote:
crxgator wrote:Time to search in Canada where our money is doing rather well, or go search in the UK / Europe.

No CRX's left up here !


I meant European and Japanese imports...
Dave_Darling wrote:One good reason:

Your car won't get seized and crushed. Sure, the CRXes are falling under the 25-year exemption now, but the EPA may decide next year to issue a "clarification" of their rules stating that the exemption only applies to cars that are in every way identical to the US-market cars. Or only to cars made on Tuesday. Or some other such criteria.

And if that happens, welcome to crusher town!!

Before you say "Oh they can't do that", take a look at the fuss about their proposed "clarification" prohibiting turning street-licensed vehicles into track-only vehicles... (Or rather, mandating that all of the certified emissions equipment remain in use by the vehicle, even if it will never see the street again.)

Since they are merely "clarifying" the "existing rules", they can even claim not to be changing the rules so that you can't be "grandfathered" out of obeying them...

Yeah, it's a real slimy trick. And it's been done before!

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What are you talking about? The article states that it's for MY '18 and newer to not have its emissions tampered with for becoming a race car.

Not sure where you're getting they will crush the cars from? It would be grandfathered in and I'm pretty sure Bill Gates and others have more at stake with their 959s as opposed to a few cleaner CRXs. :rofl:
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