Well sunday I got to drive perhaps the most enjoying car that I've ever been in. The list isnt great but I've driven everything from a 68 shelby GT 500 to an Blown HD F-150, I've riden in vipers, drove a 400 HP Fox body stang...and the list probaly goes on. But by far the best one I think i've ever driven would be a LS 1.6 (I think) CRX that had a T-25 turbo kit in it. The CRX was a HF so it weighted nothing. I think the guy said it was 1,800 or 1,900 lbs. The car is only running 7 psi but you'll hit full boost at 2500 if your flooring it. Shift at 2,500 and it drives like a sleeper shift at 2800 and all you hear is the BOV. I think the suspension is stuck next to Urathane bushings and that would be the only downfall to it. It felt very "TIGHT" on the road. Every bump you went over felt like a huge pot hole. I think with newer suspension (the car is 87) maybe upgrade to a later model CRX si and it would be more road worthy. It had a close ratio gear box so 5th gear at 50-60 was around 3,000 rpm...again sitting right on full boost at the push of a pedal. Want to pass someone going up hill at 70 just floor it and hold it. The tires on the front are some street slick AOE85 or something was on the side. First gear just pulled like nothing on the 1-2 shift you'd get LITTLE torque steer and third gear I was finding myself letting off. This wasnt my car so I didnt DOG it completly the hold time. To be honest the only time I floored it was when I left the guys house...and it just scared me. That might sound dumb but I didnt want to push the car at all. So All the following info was at about 1-2 to 3/4 throttle. Around town I would have to short shift because of the cops...and the ricers. If a kid lined up next to me no doubt he would try to show off...and the BOV is really loud...so I didnt want any help from the cops either. Going around the turns you could hold your lane gas at apex and the car would come out straight as an arrow...could easily take just about anything 30-40 mph turn in the high 60's and hold your line...come out of the apex and hold on. The car seems to have alot of driveabilty. I drove it and didnt eat up a ton of gas, and no over heating problems. I dont think knock was present either. The only thing it could use in the driveabilty range would be some Brembo's or something. I think I would also want a short throw in it...not that it was a problem...just be nicer to drive. I did miss second once when I was doing a U-turn and someone made a right into my lane (Who had the red and I had the green light for the U-turn) so I had to clutch in wait and then get her going because traffic was coming quick. If you could build this car for under 8,000 I dont think there is a better deal on the market. The car can run solid mid to low 13's (on the butt dyno) and is very tame around town. The car looks like crap but my god is it quick. I guess this has open my eyes to the fun aspect of driving called handling. Going in a straight line is only fun for so long before you have to start looking at other things. I think a mid 13's corner carver is the only thing you'll need on the streets. The crx is nice because on the highway you have no blind spots and is very easy to drive. The whole time I was driving this I was thinking if this is what a FWD 13 second car feels like...what will a 13 awd feel like. I've driven a few 11 and up second cars and they couldnt go around a turn if they had to. This car did everything well.
So wrap it up boost, light weight car, Harsh suspension, GREAT driveable, Street slicks all Equal one good time. I tried to play with a new Northstar on the highway but when I floored it in fifth I looked up and saw a blazer with blue and red lights and attenas on the back of it...so I let off quickly...but I would have liked to see what it could have done against the new Caddy...Northstars are nice but this pocket rocket should have walked it....Sorry for the long post just wanted to let it all out...I no longer disrespect all hondas...rice is rice and quick is quick.