Honda CR-Z Hybrid Car Forums banner
461 - 467 of 467 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Well, I still have a smirk on my face since I got my CR-Z this past Nov. 2017. I'm saving at least $110/mo. in gas cost compared to my 05 Wrangler 4.0. Gosh that Jeep got at best 13 mpg. I, too, am impressed with the creature comforts this Z has for a hybrid.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,817 Posts
Comparison test(purely unscientific): 2012 PWP 6 speed(Jaguar/Volvo dealer in Waukesha), 2014 DVP CVT(mine) , 2016 PWP 6 speed(Honda dealer in Appleton). Older models EX-Nav, 2016 EX-L Nav. The 2012 and 2014 felt very similar accelerating full throttle, apart from the half second hesitation after each shift in the manual(does the fuel shut off, computer not know what to do, something wrong with the car? ). It also has 112000 plus miles on it, asking apx $6000. No rear view camera and old tech battery. My 2014 is closing in on 38000 after this weekend's road trip. The 2016 felt noticeably more powerful, I assume because of the more torque that the manual version was given. Listed as used, Poor thing was being kept on display inside the showroom like a goldfish. Probably for the best though. Less than 200 miles on the odometer, still had the fuel in lt from the initial fill up. At least it's living in a climate controlled environment. Took it out for about a 25 minute (mostly) around town drive, with just a quick freeway run. The weather people were wrong, there was no snow, so I didn't get to test the J-turn capability of the button brake. I did like everything else about the car though. Except the wheels, rear bumper/diffuser, the leather(typically not a fan of leather seats) and the price. Side view camera is slick, rear view camera is improved, even the stereo I could live with. Still trying to get $21000 and wouldn't come down at all though.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Hello, CRZforum! Maybe It will be interesting to read some impressions from the other side of world <img src="http://www.crzforum.com/forum/images/smilies2/popcorn.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Popcorn" class="inlineimg" />

So, I think I need to start from my owner's "anamnesis"... /forum/images/CRZForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_glasses.png We (me and my wife) love rare (for Russia) and good cars, mainly japanese. Our previous car park: Lexus IS250 '06, Lexus IS200 '99, Hyundai Tiburon 2.7 '08, Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T '11, Cadillac CTS 2.6 '04, Nissan Juke '12. And now we have Honda CR-Z and Subaru Legacy 3.0 245hp.

CR-Z's never delivered in Russia, but it delivered in Ukraine. That's why I bought my CR-Z at the other side of Russia /forum/images/CRZForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_plain.png - Crimea island and drove it more than 2000km at home. <img src="http://www.crzforum.com/forum/images/smilies2/vtec.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vtec" class="inlineimg" />

First of all, I can check perfect steering even after RWD cars. Momentary steering wheel's reaction and light-weight rims let CR-Z "eating" turns like a toy car. Also I like it's well-designed interior and exterior, good headlights (bi-xenon illuminates every little cat or nude russian girl <img src="http://www.crzforum.com/forum/images/smilies2/cheer.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cheer" class="inlineimg" /> on the road from a distance). 70% of my first trip was ordinary until I reached Moscow with it's crazy traffic and tryed Sport mode - I had a smile on my face and it didn't fall off all the time /forum/images/CRZForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_smile.png Here, in Saint-Petersburg my CR-Z attracts many views like this <img src="http://www.crzforum.com/forum/images/smilies2/confused1.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /> or this <img src="http://www.crzforum.com/forum/images/smilies2/thumbup1.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumbup" class="inlineimg" /> and it is very good-balanced car between small dimensions and "wow-design".

For myself I checked a few limitations: rear suspension (after multi-linked beam feels like an axe), lack of lumbar support and armrest (already ordered an OEM one) and I haven't "customize settings menu" (European spec., does anybody know how to fix it?).
Summing up, I think it is a good "egoist-car", ideal for a large city and in "expense-dynamics"-ratio.

Regards. Have a nice day! <img src="http://www.crzforum.com/forum/images/smilies2/ylsuper.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Headbang" class="inlineimg" />
 

· Registered
Joined
·
155 Posts
Drove my mom's Civic ('12, LX, AT) for the first time in a while since I've had the CR-Z. In comparison, I really do think it shows how much the CR-Z may be perfect for me. I know it can be a hassle in some cases, but I really liked how there were only 2 seats and as much room as I would need on daily commutes and occasional trips for myself; my first impression of the Civic after a long absense was that it was so big, yet it's honestly on the smaller side of most sedans.

The CR-Z does feel more peppy, even after I tried flooring the Civic, but maybe it's not a fair comparison since I have the MT. I'd actually always thought it was faster than CR-Zs, but it didn't seem that way. Either the Z just feels faster, which is good on its own, or I was wrong about how quick the Civic was.

I don't think there's any other negative I can pin onto the Civic. It even has a sunroof, I always like sunroofs. :) This specific one will probably always be special to me, and I'd originally wanted to go for an Si as my first car, so I definitely have respect and adoration to some extent for that vehicle. But it was so nice to be back in the CR-Z again, even after just a day.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
2013 CRZ Base (CVT), I am about 9 months in

Pros
:

New compared to previously owned cars, and smaller so it is easier to park at most places.

MPG which is much better than previous cars but not impressive at 35 MPG. And no, I am not driving like a grandma to give it a chance to get better MPG. I rented a Prius on vacation once and it gave me 54 MPG without me having to baby it.

2-seater so I am not constantly asked for rides. Unique looking car if you are into exclusivity.

Large rear cargo area for a single person. I cannot see it being an issue for a couple but I would have to find out and give my 2 cents when applicable.

Great commuter car.



Cons:

Heavy doors, you can get use to them, but your passenger might complain

Its not a sports car. While it can gracefully handle some light winding roads and has decent acceleration, it will never have the acceleration or handling from a real sports car.

Terrible visibility on the rear. You can adjust yourself eventually, but it never stops being terrible when you are not used to keeping your head on a swivel.

I don’t feel safe jacking it up to do my own brake and fluid changes, so I see that as a con.

Don’t think I would enjoy long trips on this car, something about the seat and space I have for my legs to comfortably drive on 30–45-minute commutes makes me second guess if a 2-6 hour drive will be a breeze. I am short (like 5’-6”) and in average shape but I feel a little constricted when compared to driving other small cars.
 
461 - 467 of 467 Posts
Top