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    Re: The Honda CR-Z thread

    To me it's like the de-weirded a 1st gen Insight, I would like to see a Volt based competitor, a lower weight 2 seater with longer electric only range, perhaps with a lower price too?

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    Re: The Honda CR-Z thread

    I saw one of these at my gym yesterday...and its eye catching in a good way. The one I saw was white.

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    Re: The Honda CR-Z thread

    I just cant get over the front beak and the rear end. The car is a pretty big mix up of styles and then throw in the 10 sec 0-60 and I do not see a fun driving car at all. Id like to see your MPG with it as Ive been seeing reports of barely breaking the city rating on people taking highway trips.

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    Re: The Honda CR-Z thread

    I like it though I prefered the more aggressive intake-like lower fascia of the concept.
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    Re: The Honda CR-Z thread

    I wish it had the pseudo rear seats optional from the JDM. Then I would consider one for a commuter car because I could strap a car seat in the back. The real-world fuel economy is impressive given the low EPA rating for the manual transmission. MT wasn't able to pull that off when they compared it to the Golf TDI. Aside from the non Sport mode stalling, how is it to drive?
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    Re: The Honda CR-Z thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzel View Post
    I wish it had the pseudo rear seats optional from the JDM. Then I would consider one for a commuter car because I could strap a car seat in the back. The real-world fuel economy is impressive given the low EPA rating for the manual transmission. MT wasn't able to pull that off when they compared it to the Golf TDI. Aside from the non Sport mode stalling, how is it to drive?
    We're in a global marketplace... go buy the rear seats on eBay and add the seatbelts, all the mountings should be there... Japanese car dismantlers send engines and front seats, etc all around the world inexpensively, why not a rear seat? Alternatively, your local Honda dealer probably could get them for you, after all, it's a Honda original part...

    I have to admit it sounds like an interesting commuter car, much like the original CRX, but I don't know if it is really as good... it seems more expensive (relative) than the CRX, with not so impressive fuel economy vs the regular CRX HF but without the power of the CRX Si... when a stock Civic coupe has rear seats, costs less and burns almost as little...



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    Re: The Honda CR-Z thread

    I saw one of these for the first time about 3-4 weeks ago at a Carmax. Interesting looking car, too bad it doesn't offer a more powerful engine to match its looks.
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    Re: The Honda CR-Z thread

    A couple of updates:

    Photos and details of the interior:
    http://www.examiner.com/autos-in-nat...terior-details

    Details of the hybrid tech and my 43.2 mpg:
    http://www.examiner.com/autos-in-nat...rid-technology

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    Re: The Honda CR-Z thread

    When I said that I wanted Honda to use hybrid technology as an alternative to turbocharging or supercharging, this wasn't what I had in mind

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