...about slammed 1st gen CRVs?
Looking on Craigslist nationwide, a cleanish 1st gen CRV with a five speed will sell easily in the low-2k range. I think they look nice lowered.
Plus, since it’s a Civic and uses a Civic engine, most bolt-ons will fit, and you’d have decent cargo space... basically a lowered CRV is a Civic wagon with AWD.
I really don’t think this would be a bad idea?