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Very VERY rare car, extremely low miles

Back Story
Hi everyone, I've been on this forum since 2011 believe it or not when I posted in the introduction section that I loved the CR-Z but couldn't think of affording one as a 20 year old student. Fast forward 10 years and I am now 30 with two cars, my 2008 Civic Saloon IMA and now, my 2014 CR-Z GT in Energetic Yellow with panoramic glass roof, black leather interior and only 16,000 miles as of 17th April 2022.

About 3 or 4 years ago, my brother embarked on the journey from Glasgow, Scotland to Swansea, Wales on an overnight bus to purchase this car from Bassett's Honda main dealer. He has even saved the original listing on their Facebook for the car.

The car is a 2014 ZF2 (or ZF1.5, I know ZF2 is actually the one that came after this facelift) in energetic yellow. I say it's world famous as if you Google energetic yellow CR-Z it's actually the exact car in 2 of the 6 preview Google images 馃槢. The video that Bassett's Honda have made for the car when it was for sale is actually still on YouTube and I have linked it below.

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It is believed that only 11 of the cars were ever registered in Energetic Yellow in the UK. The UK sales brochure for the ZF2 doesn't actually even show the colour as an option, it was a special order only. I don't know the exact procedure that had to be followed in order to spec the colour, but to say it is rare is an understatement. The colour has a split of those who absolutely adore it and think it makes the car (me) and those who absolutely loathe it and think it looks like a bowl of pee (my fianc茅e 馃槀).

A lot of people have commented when I have shared the car on Facebook about the glass panoramic roof, a lovely option that UK cars had! It really does lift up the car and make it seem even more modern and special.

It has done such a low mileage owning to my brother working about 1 mile from home and so not even really using the car (he's just a car nut like me). As I have a daily driver, I am keeping the car as a weekend occasional cruiser, but I do have plans which I have listed below. Some of which, the ball is already rolling on!

Modifications
  • Team Heko Wind Deflectors (which sag a little as seems to be the case with all Team Heko deflectors I see)
Plans
  • Genuine Mugen ZF2 Front Under Spoiler - Ordered from TDI North 10th April 2022. Order confirmed 20th April 2022 with Mugen Japan. Arrived at TDI North 26th May 2022 from Japan. Courier'd via TNT on 1st July 2022 to IA Bodyshop, Glasgow. Car collected 26th July 2022.
  • Genuine Mugen ZF2 Side Under Spoilers - Ordered from TDI North 10th April 2022. Order confirmed 20th April 2022 with Mugen Japan. Arrived at TDI North 26th May 2022 from Japan. Courier'd via TNT on 1st July 2022 to IA Bodyshop, Glasgow. Car collected 26th July 2022.
  • Genuine Mugen ZF2 Rear Under Spoiler - Ordered from TDI North 10th April 2022. Order confirmed 20th April 2022 with Mugen Japan. Arrived at TDI North 26th May 2022 from Japan. Courier'd via TNT on 1st July 2022 to IA Bodyshop, Glasgow. Car collected 26th July 2022.
  • Genuine Mugen ZF2 Sports Grill - Ordered from TDI North 10th April 2022. Order confirmed 20th April 2022 with Mugen Japan. Arrived at TDI North 26th May 2022 from Japan. Courier'd via TNT on 1st July 2022 to IA Bodyshop, Glasgow. Car collected 26th July 2022.
  • Genuine Mugen Roof Spoiler
  • Genuine Mugen Front Aero Illumination - TDI North advised that they have ordered 'the last aero illumination' and it should be in on their next shipment on 26th May 2022. 1st June 2022 they got back to my and had ordered a Civic FK rear light by Mugen 馃槄. Ordered a reproduction part using Buyee from Mercari in Japan 8th June 2022.
  • Teyes Android Radio
  • Philips LED High-Beam Replacement
  • Philips LED Indicator (Turn Signal) Replacement
  • Dinitrol Underseal and Cavity Wax Rust Protection - UK roads are brutal and even though it doesn鈥檛 get out much I can see some underside crust already.
  • Genuine Honda UKDM RHD Floor Mats (Carpet) Part Number 08P14SZT510. - Ordered 27th May 2022 from Cox Motor Parts Honda. Arrived 15th July 2022.
  • Replace missing trim piece around boot latch. Part number 84441SZTG01ZA. - Contacted Cox Motor Parts Honda on 26th May 2022 to order said part. Ordered 27th May 2022 from Cox Motor Parts Honda. Arrived 15th July 2022.
Maintenance History
  • 3.3.15 - Glyn Hopkin Limited - 6448 miles - Oil & Filter
  • 28.3.16 - Cardiff Honda - 8159 miles - Oil & Filter
  • 24.3.17 - Cardiff Honda - 10989 miles - Oil & Filter
  • 23.3.18 - Cardiff Honda - 12353 miles - Oil & Filter
  • 12.4.19 - Western Honda - 13856 miles - Oil & Filter
  • 20.8.20 - Western Honda - 14829 miles - Oil & Filter
  • 14.10.21 - Western Honda - 15799 miles - Oil & Filter
Consumables Record
  • 17.5.22 - 16,3xx miles - Honda Wiper Blades Fitted
Other Notes
  • 17.5.22 - Noticed a little nail head sized spot of no-paint/rust on the tip of the driverside wiper arm. Will need to sand back and paint.
Photo Albums
Original Bassett Honda Dealer Photos (2018)

My Brother's Photos (2018-2022)

Costo Car Park

(almost) Complete Genuine Mugen Kit Fitted


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Very nice, love to see these kind of posts! I seen your post on Facebook first so immediately recognised it here haha. Im 22 and the crz is my second car, its a perfect graduation gift from myself. Cant wait to see how it looks, im just gonna say that id recommend lowering springs too, they make the car look even better!
 

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Very nice, love to see these kind of posts! I seen your post on Facebook first so immediately recognised it here haha. Im 22 and the crz is my second car, its a perfect graduation gift from myself. Cant wait to see how it looks, im just gonna say that id recommend lowering springs too, they make the car look even better!
Thank you for the kind words, I'm looking forward to it too. E-mail'd TDI North for an update from Mugen in Japan regarding my parts, @SkittyDoogle has linked me to a US dealership with roof wings for sale but cost is going to be prohibitive to get it from USA, so I will keep my eye out for someone in the UK/EU with one.

Had Eibach lowering springs on my EM2 many years ago, it looked epic but it ruined to car in my opinion. I had busted shocks within 6 months and driving it became a miserable game of trying to avoid speed humps.
 

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Thank you for the kind words, I'm looking forward to it too. E-mail'd TDI North for an update from Mugen in Japan regarding my parts, @SkittyDoogle has linked me to a US dealership with roof wings for sale but cost is going to be prohibitive to get it from USA, so I will keep my eye out for someone in the UK/EU with one.

Had Eibach lowering springs on my EM2 many years ago, it looked epic but it ruined to car in my opinion. I had busted shocks within 6 months and driving it became a miserable game of trying to avoid speed humps.
Woah sounds really nice, I wish it would be easier to find superchargers offered by Honda those are sick!

Ahh right that's fair enough, strange thing that never happened with my Eibachs. I had them on my civic for around a year with no issues, the ride was harsh as heck from stock so the springs actually made it a little better xD First few months I was crying with the car on every bump but later I learned to just live with it, don't see a problem with that anymore. Find it hilarious though when the passengers go holy hell after the fist bump :ROFLMAO: Like dont worry the car isnt gonna collapse
 

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Woah sounds really nice, I wish it would be easier to find superchargers offered by Honda those are sick!
The genuine Honda/Mugen Supercharger package offered as a special order to UK cars has always been a bit of a mystery. Ive seen one car for sale with it installed, was a very tastefully done black one with full Mugen kit. I think it took HP to 150 approx.

To be honest, you're probably better off with the HKS unit as there is way more knowledge out there about them compared to the almost mythical Honda OEM one.

welcome! One of the best colors on this car
Thank you so much, I have been banging on the about colour endlessly on here I know but it's just so unique and I have been finding those that like it really love it! A friend of mine who kind of hinted he didn't like it said it best 'it stands out in a world of grey CUVs'. 馃檹

That鈥檚 an amazing CR-Z! I鈥檇 hug if I were visiting. So glad you鈥檙e posting about it!
No problem, I will keep up the updates and news!
 

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About the Mugen aero illumination, I have a potential solution. The parts in the list are almost identical to that included in the S660/N-Box Mugen aero illumination kit. It wouldn't be far fetched that the kit could work with some slight tweaks considering the CR-Z kit is long discontinued.
 

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About the Mugen aero illumination, I have a potential solution. The parts in the list are almost identical to that included in the S660/N-Box Mugen aero illumination kit. It wouldn't be far fetched that the kit could work with some slight tweaks considering the CR-Z kit is long discontinued.
Don't worry Skitty, I'm already in contact with Mugen Euro to enquire in Japan about getting the S660. Like you showed me before, the installation manual seems to show an identical light unit - switchgear only appears to be different. I would like them to be wired in to run with the DRLs I think, I can't really see a need for me to want them to come on separately as they look good running with DRLs anyway. The DRLs also stay on with the automatic headlights too as far as I can see. I'll let you know how I get on.

Looks awesome! I didn't know they had panoramic roofs for the CRZ nor this colorway. My only wish for mine would be a panoramic glass roof or a sunroof so I'm super jealous.
Thanks very much @ZooGambler 馃槂. Been getting so many compliments on the roof, I didn't realise it was a big deal. Did they offer an openable sunroof on these? I would think the roof would be too short to do so.
 

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Hi everyone, I've been on this forum since 2011 believe it or not when I posted in the introduction section that I loved the CR-Z but couldn't think of affording one as a 20 year old student.
Most epic lurking ever! Here is your reward because that deserves recognition. 馃弳馃崻馃崻 (you'd get three cookies but I ate one).
 

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From what I have seen no open-able roof. probably due to How short a roof we have , lack of structure for it and the weight limit for the regular roof.
Yeah I would have thought the roof length being the most limiting factor - where is the glass meant to go when it slides back? I can't help but feel that a 90s Honda would have had a pop-up sunroof as were common. See them in a lot of Alphards, Elgrands etc too.

Most epic lurking ever! Here is your reward because that deserves recognition. 馃弳馃崻馃崻 (you'd get three cookies but I ate one).
I know! I actually surprised myself as I was looking for a topic a started a few months ago and came across that introduction one from way back! If anything, it proves how I was meant to end up with a Z in the end.

I also remember attending the British Motor Show in 2008 and the Honda stand had the CR-Z concept. I spoke to a Honda stand rep guy who stated that the CR-Z had just been signed off for production. I will post a photo or two from the day later on!
 

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So I've heard back from TDI-North regarding the Mugen order and they have said that Japan have green-lit the order and the parts were in stock! 馃帀

@SkittyDoogle They ran 33400-XG8-K1S0, the S660/NBox aero illumination and said that 'Sadly I cannot get hold of the lighting part number provided.'

Whether that means that Mugen Japan won't supply Mugen Euro stockists with it because it's not a EUDM car or they simply don't have stock of it I don't know. I will probably need to go down the route of using a shipping forwarder like Buyee.
 

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I deleted all those images and set up an album in the gallery instead, see the OP for link to all the photos Bassett Honda took of the car back in 2018. So glad my brother saved all of these, good for the history file!

Admin/mods, sorry, can you clean up the posts above marked delete? Couldn't see a way for me to delete posts.

Thanks!
 

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If you wanted them that is fine but other brand blades I have found are better and less expensive. They are wear out items and nothing that special. I replace all 3 of my blades annually and I made the rear one longer. Less than $40 a year for the 3 blades which are beam type. I also change the 2 air filters annually too. I do pay extra for the Fram one for the cabin air filter it seems to help with out side smells. For the engine one I get the cheapest one that fits.

But If you want t keep everything OEM and can do so why not! Main thing is to do the maintenance when needed or sooner. Wiper blades if ignored damage the glass they are on. Every time you clean the glass also clean the blades. makes them last longer.

I've always been into the OEM+ thing, so in that spirit, I've ordered genuine Honda wiper blades to replace the ones my brother should have swapped out a long time ago 馃槀

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If you wanted them that is fine but other brand blades I have found are better and less expensive. They are wear out items and nothing that special. I replace all 3 of my blades annually and I made the rear one longer. Less than $40 a year for the 3 blades which are beam type. I also change the 2 air filters annually too. I do pay extra for the Fram one for the cabin air filter it seems to help with out side smells. For the engine one I get the cheapest one that fits.

But If you want t keep everything OEM and can do so why not! Main thing is to do the maintenance when needed or sooner. Wiper blades if ignored damage the glass they are on. Every time you clean the glass also clean the blades. makes them last longer.
I did a quick search and didn鈥檛 find much difference in price so decided to give Honda my money.

Absolutely agree about maintenance, keep on top of things and follow the service schedule. Too many guys out there buying eBay turbo kits whilst running transmission fluid with 110,000 miles on it 馃槀
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Decided to e-mail TDI North asking them to check out some additional part numbers for me regarding the Mugen Rear Wing.

Checked on RHD Japan as a guy called Bruce near me who is on the UK Facebook groups and has a HKS supercharged full Mugen ZF1 CRZ suggested RHD Japan had stock of the rear wing.

I checked and they do have stock in two colours but no unpainted stock left so I'm thinking that TDI North may have checked the unpainted part stock only.

I will update when I hear back from them!
 
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