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GEH: Golden Era Honda.

What is a Golden Era Honda? Different people have different opinions.


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First! Too funny.

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One day Im gonna build an old honda. Not sure if it will be GEH status or not but looking forward to it. Would love a CRX or EF or even an older 70s/80s civic hatch. With a K of course, ha!
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who exactly invented the term? I started seeing it on the car lounge (vwvortex) by a poster named kwik!gti so I assume he invented it?

I was on there before I registered on H-T lol



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I've also seen Golden Age Honda and Classic Honda thrown around, though "Classic Honda" to me would probably be the first Honda cars.
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Classic = before GEH?

The 88 Civic, Aerodeck Accord, and first Prelude with double wishbone come to mind as the transition.


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Quote, originally posted by aw614 »
who exactly invented the term? I started seeing it on the car lounge (vwvortex) by a poster named kwik!gti so I assume he invented it?

I was on there before I registered on H-T lol


There was a whole thread in GDD on honda tech a few years back using the term and describing it if I remember correctly.


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Yeah, it's kinda dumb but it's also kinda accurate.

If you think about it, it's when Honda had:

1) Good looking designs
2) Double-wishbone suspension that had no right being on a FWD economy car
3) Cars were like Legos (for better or worse)
4) Not over-engineered, but engineered smartly
5) Super-reliable and economical

I think 88 is about the beginning and 00/01 being the end.

Were there any duds during that span? Maybe the DelSol, but only because it tried to replace the CRX and the removable top made the car flexible and heavy-ish.


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Agreed ^ I would say a GEH is the 88-01 Honda and Acura line. Perhaps the early CRX as well.

Civic, CRX, Del Sol, Prelude, Accord, Integra, and EL all shared so much in the way of suspension, motors etc. Best of all easy to work on.


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I would venture to say you could include the s2k in this as well. Call it the "GEH" swan song. It was a culmination of what was learned over the previous 10 to 12 years. That is if you figure they started R&D somewhere in the late 90s. Granted the model lasted longer than they had intented, but by 2009 the bosses were probably following a recipe more than being innovative.
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Had no idea what GEH meant until Todd00 mentioned it recently. And here we are with a whole section. yet . I can dig it.

Agreed on the 88-01 timeline for GEH. Pre-88 I'd call "classic". So many nice platforms to choose from. I could build one of each if I had the cheddar.

Any duds? Maybe the Passport? Rebadged Isuzu Rodeo I think.


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