JBL is a brand of audio equipment, so maybe but probably not engine related. JDM is Japanese Domestic Market, is that the acronym listed? briefly, Civics in the US (until recently) came with the D-series engine from Honda, while Integras (and a few special Civic versions) had the more powerful B-series. In Japan the B-series was available in the CRX though, and there are lots of low-mileage B-series engines floating around japan for companies to ship over here, so a "JDM swap" is in theory at least a Japanese-market engine installed in a car here.
Don't know how they are in price... but you could check out BMW 316Ti Compact.
The engine (M43) in these cars are amasing... keeps going forever and for beeing a 1.6l engine... it delivers 103hp with out any breathing help.
In other words... quite possible to drive very economical if needed.
the car handels very good, and if you get the M-sports package or perhaps bilstein suspension... you've got yourself a realy good and nice car
I had a 1994 model some years back, and i had bilstein PSS9 suspension on it.... out drove a Porsche 911 on a curvy road
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What Crinos said about the BMW 316Ti Compact sounded very familiar:
I run 225-40R18 Goodyear Eagle GTs on it, plus a rear sway bar. With the stick 5-speed, it's a blast to drive, corners like a skateboard, and is capable of cruising at 85 or 90mph. It'll run up against 30mpg every day.
But I don't think there are too many bargains in xBs out there -- people seem to like 'em. They're inexpensive and fun.
If you look for one, go for the stick shift. It makes a tame car into a fun toy. You run out of horsepower about 4000 rpm, but that's right when the torque really gets on, and off you go; it feels like you opened up another set of injectors.
I know this thread is a tad old, but I figured I'd say you won't be dissappointed with a nice crx.
Good luck finding one, check out crxcommunity.com
That color would look good on my car...
I have bad luck with vehicles...