Haven't watched the vid, but I don't know why everyone hates the CRZ and considers it to be a failure...
Why it makes no sense? True that fuel economy not so great for a hybrid, but it's still really good compared to it's power. It's true that it's not fast either. But it's never meant to be a boring economy grocery getter or a proper sports car. It's a great balance between those (and it has a manual variant). AFAIK there were no alternatives to it back then. It just gives you a little bit of everything.Tbh these cars had basically nonexistent marketing and they still made no sense when compared to the Insight and Fit and the sales were piss poor. On paper and in practice it was indeed a failure. But his outright dismissal of the car based on nostalgia for the original CRXs is not deserved. I have a 1985 Honda Civic CRX Si. It's way slower and (in stock form at least) handles way worse than a CR-Z in stock form. At least for the US market our CRXs barely revved past 6500. Just because it's old doesn't mean it's better. However, it is much lighter and in theory much more capable when modded correctly.
Not sure what they mean, but maybe no one told them that the cheapest trash tyres from Wish are not the best options? (Handling is much more than that tho.) I'm curious what they would consider a good handling car then.This is almost as bad as when Pistonheads stated 'not the best handling' as one of the standouts for the CR-Z recently. Like...seriously? You honestly think the CR-Z doesn't handle well?
I guess daddy's AMG has esp and all that shit so they won't kill themselves.I think it's just the usual case of spoiled journos who drive £300k cars a bit too often and then don't how to acclimatise to a regular vehicle.