Friday, 23 August 2013
This particular car is an early build, being a 1989.
This was the first Honda vehicle fitted with this engine (also fitted to the updated Civic and CRX in the same year). Being the first of Honda's VTEC engines, this then is the first VTEC Honda. A claim-to-fame of what became a pretty big thing for Honda's over the following decade..
After seeing pics of the exterior, interior, and engine bay; its pretty clear this car is in really nice shape for its age. You'd have no reason not to believe the supposed 53,000km on the clock.
Its been for sale at a dealer in Japan for a while now, and surprisingly hasn't sold seeing the totally-reasonable purchase price. Good colour and drivetrain combination, good spec, good year.. whats not to like?
..hell, I'd happily drive a non-VTEC ZC-Powered one. Practical hatchback with folding rear seats, large glasshouse with thin pillars giving good visibility, nicely built, reliable and enjoyable drivetrains..
..May be getting a little old these days (to take the abuse, and the need to rely on), but one of these would make a great daily sportcar.