mg: they have a Blue one at Maroone Honda in Hollywood?? i'm so there tomorrow... wow, good thing i'm gonna be down there this weekend... i really would love to see a blue one in person...Just drove a blue ex automatic @ Marone Honda in Hollywood Fl. Nice little car. I want to see it in other colors before I buy one.
nice mini-review... if you're driving a non-Si civic like i am right now, then even the CVT CR-Z is better IMO... i test drove a blue EX at Maroone Honda earlier today and i was really impressed with how it felt...Well, I took a CVT for a test drive last night. It's slow as expected. For as small as the engine is, the exhaust note is absolutely fantastic. I'm not sure what sort of wizardry they have going on there, but I'd love to transfer that over to a ton of other cars. The interior is as fantastic as it looks in pictures. Top notch with great plastics, smooth operating buttons and doors, great ergonomics and a perfect steering wheel.
Is it fun to drive? I think so. The chassis is pretty fantastic. It's taught, not sloppy, responsive and noticeably light compared to the other options on the road. It reminded me a lot of the Fit. In fact, it was like a Fit with more power. Having not experienced a 6-Speed, though everything I've read and been told says that it's fantastic, I can't say that it was super exciting to drive. It's seems to get around pretty well in Sport, it's tolerable in Normal driving mode. The only time I ever see myself using Econ is when I'm on the highway on a road trip. It brings the car to a screeching halt. My biggest complaint is the stupid low rolling resistance tires. The ones on the model I drove were 480 tread wear. Totally crap as far driving goes. I think a set of sticky rubber even on the stock wheels will make huge improvements in the handling characteristics. Otherwise, you're just going to get under steer.
Will I buy one? It's still up in the air. I want to drive a 6-Speed before I make the final decision, but I'm about 80% on getting one right now to replace the Shoe for daily driver duty. I've already started picking out wheels.
sorry u didn't like, more for us i guess lol :thumbsup:I arrived with check in hand to buy the fully loaded silver cr-z - 1st one in my town, but was woefully disappointed. First, the visibility inside is quite limiting, especially looking towards the rear driver, and passenger sides. Backing up was quite concerning as you could not clearly visualize while turning your head back to see... Further, no keyless entry or keyless start - the old fashioned key start - ludicrous for a 2011 vehicle. Also, no satellite in the fully loaded navigation options, in spite of an ugly shark's fin on top of the roof. Acceleration was poor, especially to get on an onramp with cars going 65 mph plus... I know a lot you are lovestruck, as I was, but take a test drive before you fork over the dough... I'm not a big guy either, but still felt really closed in... All the best to you on your travels... :sadwavey: