April 4, 2010. Dark pewter CR-Z, for the Japanese market. Reg: Hiroshima 428. Alpha model, with a few Modulo options. Have just received an official Owner's Registration Plate from Honda (sent to customers who pre-ordered the car before its official launch).
Tom From Maui Hawaii.
My dealer has confirmed my order for an EX 6 speed in North Shore Blue Pearl.
It is scheduled for my delivery in October.
Order has arrived at Dealer Today, October 13, 2010
Waiting for shipping from Oahu to Maui.
Picked up my Milano Red CR-Z Sport last week, Looks fantastic, drives well, bit tight in the 2 rear seats, ok for small adults & kids, view out the rear bit restricted with the bar across, but will get used to it, the dealers in the uk are not giving any discount on the cr-z, so you can only negotiate on your trade in or cash!!, best of luck, only done about 90 miles so far so not able to comment on handling, other than it appears good, rear parking sensors “great”, think they should be on the front as well, as you are not able to see the front of the car when parking behind another car etc, no doubt will get used to it, having sensors fitted to front is an option, although expensive!! About £600 in UK!!!
I have found one problem which i thought Honda had made a mistake with, which turns out to be deliberate for some unknown reason, as i have phoned them to confirm, as follows.
Has anyone of you owners of this vehicle noticed that in the UK right hand drive, that your drivers right hand mirror no longer has the extra blind spot on it to aid safety when lane changing for overtaking etc, as it is now fitted to the near side of the car as Honda say, there is a blind spot when you are reversing the vehicle!! I have been told by Honda that the European models will be the same, i.e., no blind spot mirror on driver’s side, where is the sense in that?? & safety factor??
The following is from an email i received from Honda UK yesterday. I was told that the only way Honda will do anything about it is if enough people complain, so CR-Z owners, over to you!! I have.
““Just to clarify our conversation today I would like to confirm that the driver side blind spot mirror is the correct spec for the UK market.
European models have the blind spot on the opposite side, but neither UK nor Europe have a blind spot mirror on both sides. There is no current plan to alter the design going forward.
In answer to your question about ordering the European right hand side blind spot mirror, we are unable to offer this as an option and the blind spot angle will be wrong for the UK market, hence then becoming a safety issue””.
I also checked on other models, civic, jazz, cr-v all in last 2 yrs have blind spot mirror on drivers side, plus many other manufactures have it on the driver’s side, some on both sides.
I hope many others contact and complain to HONDA from UK & Europe in the context of uk right hand drive & Europe left hand drive, as this applies to them, also think North America as well, maybe someone can confirm this.
Please inform others of this issue, point them to this forum. Please let me know what response you get from Honda Customer Service. Telling Honda how you feel will be the only way they will change the setup.
What are your thoughts on this?? Anyone in the press or media follow up on this issue??