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I bought mine this weekend...I didn't even know about the car or all the buzz. I went in to test drive a Civic, saw the CRZ, took it out for a drive and really liked it. Its fun to drive, looks great, and the price was right for a hybrid.

I haven't driven a hybrid before, which is a bit different, but I love watching the feedback as I am driving, especially the color changing lighting on the speedometer. On my 10 mile drive to work today I got 44 mpg in eco mode. It's not a fast car at this setting, but it really handles just fine, and the sports mode makes a nice difference with a some kick to it. Its the perfect combo of nerdy and cool. The one drawback is the poor visibilty backing up, but I think it'll just be a little adjustment in where to look as compared to 'normal' cars.

All in all I love it, it made buying a new car exciting. It's fun watching people checking it out while I'm on the road.
 

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Got mine too.

Went to the local dealership in Auburn CA on Sunday morning to see if the Zs were in yet. I arrived as the store was opening and there was a North Shore Blue, EX Navi, 6spd on display. My wife and I were considering a two seater sporty car with room for our dog. Took it for a spin and bought it later on that day. It will be my commute car (75 miles each day). I am a middle school teacher and we have special parking for alt fuel vehicles just a few steps from my classroom, so that was almost worth the price of admission. I am hoping that the gas mileage will be equal or better than my 07 Civic LX 5 spd coupe which gets 36 miles per gallon and will go over 400 miles per tankfull like clockwork every week. I am a little disappointed that the gas tank is so small, but as long as I only have to fill up once a week that will be okay.

The cross bar in the hatch in the rearview mirror takes a little getting used to, but it seems to be perfectly positioned to block annoying headlights from cars behind me at night. I am going to build a platform for my dog to fit over the "rear cargo console" as it's called on the window sticker. I'll make it hinged at the rear so I can store stuff under the dog bed. I will post pictures once I get this completed.

The nav system is very similar to the navi in my wife's 04 TSX with the voice commands and general appearance. I am wondering if I can update her maps with the DVD in the Z. I will let you know.

I am very pleased after the first commute day. The Z is quieter than the Civic and the display says I am getting about 38 mpg. The outside temp was reading 103 today, when I left work, but the interior cooled down after a few miles. I am still getting used to the different modes and the engine shutting off at stop lights.

I was hoping that my next car was going to be a Porsche Cayman, but those German cars just end up leaking oil all over the garage floor anyway.

Rob
 

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Nice story, glad you picked up the Z - such a cool car IMO.
What kind of dog do you all have?
We just got a yellow lab puppy 4 wks ago and I'm trying to devise ways to carry him even when he's fullsize later on.
I found a 5 year old, 25 lb Cocker/Poodle cross at a shelter in July 2009. After a three hour drive home, with him sitting in the passenger seat snoozing, I was surprised to find that there was not one hair in the car. He loves going for rides and will awaken from a coma when he hears car keys. After a nine hour drive from Oregon to our house in Northern CA, he got out of the car, took a leak, then got back in thinking we were just taking a break. I can't deny him his simple pleasures, so he will soon have a platform behind the seats. The only drawback of having him in the car is that he sometimes puts his nose on the passenger window and leaves nose prints.
 

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That seems to be the biggest problem for me also the shedding
I can identify with this somewhat. Most of my hair fell out when I owned my CRX-Si. (Bad perm.) Due to having the sunroof open, a lot of it got blown into the carpeted rear hatch area.

I don't think I'll have that problem with CRZ. Not due to lack of sunroof, but from lack of hair.
 
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