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Old 02-06-2009, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a bit of a funny story (to me anyway)
About 6 years ago I was in a crash. I rolled my jeep on the highway, and it was an accordian. With the insurance money, I looked around forever to find a car. I finally found a 1987 honda CRX (bright yellow). I drove this car for a year solid without having to replace anything but tires. It was incredible.
Then I moved to the USA and I didn't think the car would make the drive, so I sold it to my mom for less than what I paid (obviously).
She drives it to this day. However after 5 years she is ready for something else.

So she calls me and says she will be sending it to scrap. I jumped right in and got myself a donor car.

The catch is I have to fly to Canada, drive it from Vancouver Island and import it into the US and drive it to southern california.

This is going to be an adventure.

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Old 02-06-2009, 09:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why's it deemed scrap by your mom? Probably not rust...
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I always thought the CRX would make a great EV or Hybrid!


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