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Old 08-07-2009, 01:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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So can anyone with a crx or that used to have one tell me if having the rear windshield wiper is worth it? Does it help a lot during rain, we seem to get it a lot down here sometimes...
I've had 2 CRX's with rear wipers, 1 without, and Cara has one, but it doesn't work.

I don't use the inside mirror enough to care about the rear window, but on one of the CRX's, when I bought it, the wiper worked. I didn't use it for so long that moisture built up in the motor and froze it. As long as you clean your car once in awhile, you shouldn't have a problem, and airflow is attached there, so if you wax the glass, the water will sheet off fairly well.

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Old 08-07-2009, 02:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I've had 2 CRX's with rear wipers, 1 without, and Cara has one, but it doesn't work.

I don't use the inside mirror enough to care about the rear window, but on one of the CRX's, when I bought it, the wiper worked. I didn't use it for so long that moisture built up in the motor and froze it. As long as you clean your car once in awhile, you shouldn't have a problem, and airflow is attached there, so if you wax the glass, the water will sheet off fairly well.
Oh yeah with the air flowing right over that perfect window angle, with some rain-x it probably would not be a problem I didn't think of that...
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There's a few CRX HF's around here for <$1000 that you could get into, but a couple of them look less than new. (It's a 20 year old car, ya know.)

The best looking one needs the headlights adjusted severely... problem is, when you see headlights that are seriously out of whack, you should start looking for accident damage elsewhere on the car. It's fairly easy to hide accident damage on these cars.

You gonna buy me one, too? Since I keep giving you all my secrets and stuff... :P
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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There's a few CRX HF's around here for <$1000 that you could get into, but a couple of them look less than new. (It's a 20 year old car, ya know.)

The best looking one needs the headlights adjusted severely... problem is, when you see headlights that are seriously out of whack, you should start looking for accident damage elsewhere on the car. It's fairly easy to hide accident damage on these cars.

You gonna buy me one, too? Since I keep giving you all my secrets and stuff... :P
Ill buy ya something pretty if I could get 5k for my neon but I don't see that happening. BTW is it really all that bad if a car has been wrecked before (small wrecks)... My neon was wrecked after I was kid napped at gun point and the guy wrecked my car, after I fixed everything (like $800 ) it does not seem to have any problems at all...

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I'm not saying it's not fixable, just that you'd have to address that issue, and it could be a point to help you get it cheaper.

Sucks that that happened to you... at least you had time to figure out if your Neon has an inside trunk release?
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:44 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm not saying it's not fixable, just that you'd have to address that issue, and it could be a point to help you get it cheaper.

Sucks that that happened to you... at least you had time to figure out if your Neon has an inside trunk release?
LOL! yeah I was in there 8 hours looking for a trunk release and no it doesn't have one but it does have a wire that hangs down that was suppose to be connected to the truck for a ground or something and I thought that was it and I pulled on it for quite a while hoping for a pop but no go on that
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Here is the douch bag that did it . The gun he had was a Remington 1100...
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Go outside, pop your trunk, and look behind it where the key goes. You see the wire/rod in there? Pull on it.

Not that it's going to help you right now, but ya know, if you ever take a boot nap again, it might come in handy.

Also, sometimes you can just hit the latch from right where it latches to the loop on the body.
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:56 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Also, sometimes you can just hit the latch from right where it latches to the loop on the body.
That would be the logical thing to do but I was scared as He*l at the time and could barely think straight
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ditto to hear what happened

im almost done fixing up my crx si to be road worthy

i will post a thread and gas logs when i get them

it doesnt have cruise, and i took off the rear wiper (there are good online tutorials)

until then, itll be my dd/beach car until the negotiations
go through on this 2001 civic im looking at ($3500)


... and parts are kinda hard to find (for me)

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