The standard OEM seats that came in the 88-91 Honda CRX were, in our opinion, one of the most comfortable, well-bolstered, and high quality seats in a mass-produced economy car. After over 20 years of use, we've decided that it was time for a reupholstery project.
One of the selling points when we first purchased Nancy was the condition of the interior. Not only were all of the panels and plastics in fairly good condition, we were also surprised and how nice the seats were after 25 years of service.
Honda delivered some of the best cloth seats in the CRX. The cloth is grippy, yet soft and comfortable and the fabric colors show little discoloring or fading.
Here's a shot of the passenger seat. The center section of the seat are in near perfect condition. The bolsters show very little wear and although some of the cloth is starting to unstick, we'd be hard pressed to find a used seat in better condition than this one.
As expected, the driver seat show a lot more wear. The left side bolsters are starting to fall apart and the fabric is showing signs of fading. You'll also notice some small rips and tears. That being said, the center section is in excellent condition and the overall structure of the seat is still solid.
As mentioned earlier, instead of replacing the seats, we'll be working with a local upholstery shop in San Jose, CA to bring these back to showroom condition. We'll be rebuilding all of the bolsters, replacing the black cloth with upgraded black suede, and also cleaning and reusing the signature red pin-stripe center sections to preserve that classic Honda CRX Si signature look.
Stay tuned for updates!