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1985 Honda CRX Si is a rolling time capsule

This 35-year-old example is a reminder of how far we've come, and how much we've lost.

Tim Stevens
Tim Stevens got his start writing professionally while still in school in the mid '90s, and since then has covered topics ranging from business process management to video game development to automotive technology.
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This is a 1985 Honda CRX Si.

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It's part of Honda's collection, rolled out for us to sample.

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And what a sample, looking nearly as fresh as the day it rolled off the assembly line 35 years ago.

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Under the hood is a tiny, 1.5-liter engine. No VTEC here.

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And on the inside? How do you feel about vinyl and velour?

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Seating is just for two on the US edition of the CRX.

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The seats are tiny but they are comfortable.

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Heck, everything is tiny.

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Styling is of its era, but this thing still turns heads today.

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It's the ultimate palate-cleanser in a sea of excellent, modern machines.

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