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Hello,

I am considering to buy an honda cr-z. This car looks awesome, and as far as I read from several reviews the performances as an hybrid are really above the average.

I am in contact with a private that is selling me a second hand cr-z 1.5 i-VTEC from 2010 with 86000km at around 10000Euros.

What do you think about the price respect to the km and year?

I have no experiences with an hybrid car before, so I am bit concerned about performances and life of the battery of the electric engine after 7 years. Do you have any advice/things I should check?

I would appreciate very much any comments and opinions.

Thank you!
 

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There are many members here with much more mileage. If you truly want this car I would have it checked out by an independent mechanic or a Honda shop to make sure it has no weirdnesses.

research online as to what a CR-Z of that year with those Kms is worth. All owners think a car is worth more than anyone else.

Big thing is don't worry that it is a hybrid just make sure when you test drive it you see no warning lights that say IMA. In general these cars hold up very well individual ones may or may not be worth it. Do your research and have the vehicle checked out. There has been a recall for the driver's side air bag for some CR-Zs check if this is applicable to this one and has been done. If the under hood battery is the original plan on replacing it.

Key thing with buying a car is do not get emotional and be prepared to walk away at any time.
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys!

YES, I really like that car for its peculiarity of being a sporty-hybrid.

My doubts were just related with the fact that it is 7 years old, not with the model.
Nowadays it is quite common that laptop battery, or phone battery have a short lifetime (in terms of years).
I am aware that the technology behind the IMA battery is not the same as a laptop one, but also the price is not comparable in case I have to replace it.

I was reading here:
http://www.crzforum.com/forum/engine-battery-discussion/3732-expected-ima-battery-life.html

and it seems that if there are not error messages on the display everything it should be fine,
but it would be nice to have some updated feedback about this topic after several years! :)

Thanks again
 

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The prices in Europe are a completely different thing compared to the US.
And in some European countrys even worse.

For a national car, it seems about right.
Also not sure about the laws there, but the CR-Z is one of the cars that's pretty cheap to import from other E.U. members. Check out that option aswell.

For example, the cheapest CR-Z in portugal, goes for around 10.000€. 12.500 at dealers...

The cheapest in Germany, goes for around 7.500€, and cost to import + transport, about 1500€.

Mine has almost 6 years, but very low mileage. only 42.500Km (it's an odd baby ), but so far never had IMA problems, and the battery seems Healthy.
 

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As I said before just make sure this particular CR-Z is a happy example and is in reason for what is being asked for it.

Do not get set on this particular CR-Z. Do not get emotionally invested be prepared to walk away at any time.



Thanks for the feedback guys!

YES, I really like that car for its peculiarity of being a sporty-hybrid.

My doubts were just related with the fact that it is 7 years old, not with the model.
Nowadays it is quite common that laptop battery, or phone battery have a short lifetime (in terms of years).
I am aware that the technology behind the IMA battery is not the same as a laptop one, but also the price is not comparable in case I have to replace it.

I was reading here:
http://www.crzforum.com/forum/engine-battery-discussion/3732-expected-ima-battery-life.html

and it seems that if there are not error messages on the display everything it should be fine,
but it would be nice to have some updated feedback about this topic after several years! :)

Thanks again
 

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Thanks!,
and what is the status of your IMA battery after 6 years and 200000km ?
My Nickel cadmium metal hydride battery is doing great! I recently drove a 2015 with 5k miles, the lithium ion battery felt slightly stronger than mine but also seemed to deplete faster than mine. I'd say mine is in its prime :)

please understand everything I say here is pure hearsay without a basis in factual research
 

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I am just about to buy a 7 yr old CRZ myself!

I also had a similar thread here and some of the members chipped in with really useful info:
http://www.crzforum.com/forum/new-member-introduction/80162-thinking-getting-crz-what-do-i-need-look-out.html

However, I had the choice between a private seller and a Honda Approved Used car, and I did go for the approved used, partly because it is half the mileage of the private seller's and also because I trust that Honda will have checked it over beforehand. I reckon it's worth it even thought the Dealer one is 15% more expensive.

Picking it up on Friday, cant wait!

Pav
 

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I trust no one. I would have had it checked out by someone who does not "have Skin in the game". But that is just me. I hope yours is a happy CR-Z and not a future nightmare.

I am just about to buy a 7 yr old CRZ myself!

I also had a similar thread here and some of the members chipped in with really useful info:
http://www.crzforum.com/forum/new-member-introduction/80162-thinking-getting-crz-what-do-i-need-look-out.html

However, I had the choice between a private seller and a Honda Approved Used car, and I did go for the approved used, partly because it is half the mileage of the private seller's and also because I trust that Honda will have checked it over beforehand. I reckon it's worth it even thought the Dealer one is 15% more expensive.

Picking it up on Friday, cant wait!

Pav
 

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Haha really?! They're including a year's warranty and 2 services so it would only come back to them if there were issues! I've found Honda UK to have pretty good customer service but hey you never know!
 

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Haha really?! They're including a year's warranty and 2 services so it would only come back to them if there were issues! I've found Honda UK to have pretty good customer service but hey you never know!
Yeah, if you find a good local Dealership, stick with them (as I have found a good one,) but I've heard some Dealerships aren't worth a nickle, so sometimes you just get lucky.:wink2:
 
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