• automaan Posted: 1/12/2010 10:38pm PST

    this to me just looks like a honda insight with better horse power

  • Matt Posted: 1/12/2010 10:19am PST

    how much does this little piggy weigh to only get 30mpg city with a 2011 hybrid drivetrain? Based on the performance, FWD platform, etc, it shouldn't have a sport label on it anywhere.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 1/11/2010 3:01pm PST

    I really liked the CRX, but this? This looks like The Island of Misfit Polygons. Or possibly a funeral pyre for geometrists. Either way, it's pointy and weird and I think it would transport me to an unpleasant dimension.
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    Also: if I'm going to drive a "mild hybrid" that cattywampus, it could at least have the courtesy to get 200 miles to the gallon.

  • Joe D. Posted: 1/11/2010 2:55pm PST

    The fuel economy is not that great for hybrid. Shouldn't it be higher? The car kind of reminds me of a VW golf for some reason.

  • CRX Fan Posted: 1/11/2010 2:42pm PST

    What I wanna know is, why the hyphen all of the sudden?

  • Massive Furman Posted: 1/11/2010 2:19pm PST

    @Insightman: Oh, c'mon. The CR-Z will actually keep you safe in an accident, with multiple airbags and so forth. CR-Xes are wonderful, but they were designed well before every soccer mom decided she needed a 3-ton truck to take little Justin to after-school practice.
    But ... yeah ... the mileage is disappointing. I just hope to hell that the handling and chuckability matches the old one. It doesn't have to be that fast to be fun. But with the hybrid system, I'd have hoped for better MPGs.
    But don't a lot of Insight owners say they routinely get in the 40s, way over EPA ratings? Maybe this'll be the same?

  • Jim B. Posted: 1/11/2010 1:59pm PST

    Wow... I love honda CRX and now with this new CR-Z - may be they will give a fight to the volt,prius?

  • greedo Posted: 1/11/2010 1:57pm PST

    I'm not too impressed with the fuel economy, but full torque at just above idle sounds like a hoot. I'd like to get behind the wheel of one of these.

  • ede Posted: 1/11/2010 12:58pm PST

    This car looks like it can take on the Prius from the weird shape factor....

  • Insightman Posted: 1/11/2010 12:20pm PST

    I owned two CRXs and this is no CRX. It's only a second faster to 60 than my 2-seat Insight Classic. If Honda wasn't going to build a 2-seat hybrid that can approach the Classic's gas mileage, why didn't they make it faster?