2011 Honda Cr Z
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Super fun to drive!

by from Arvada, Colorado on July 15, 2017

To be honest I do not have children so I did not need much room for passengers. This car exceeded my expectations in performance and fuel economy. I am averaging 45 miles per gallon as long as I do ...
To be honest I do not have children so I did not need much room for passengers. This car exceeded my expectations in performance and fuel economy. I am averaging 45 miles per gallon as long as I do not need air conditioning. I already drove it up and over Rocky Mountain National park over the continental divide in Economy mode. Had plenty of get up and go the entire way. The seats are pretty comfortable and easy to clean. My only complaints are the 2 front cup holders are under the dash so you might only fit a soda can at the tallest. There is no center arm rest at all but instead a weird cup holder between the seats and slightly behind. The fun part of this car is when you activate sport mode. Boy does this baby rev up and growl to life! As long as you remember to only use 87 octane (mid grade for Colorado) you get more get up and go and better fuel mileage. Trust me I put in regular for a few tanks and I see a drop in fuel efficiency and power. so overall this has to be the most fun car I have ever owned! I used to have a 2013 Chevrolet volt but this 2011 CRZ is so much lighter that it can be much more zippy!
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Most issue-free car I've ever had

by from Hendersonville on June 27, 2017

I've never owned an issue-free car as this CR-Z has been. It's never left me stranded on the side of a road, it's fun to drive, and people ask about it a lot. Excellent on gas (About 40 mpg). Lot's ...
I've never owned an issue-free car as this CR-Z has been. It's never left me stranded on the side of a road, it's fun to drive, and people ask about it a lot. Excellent on gas (About 40 mpg). Lot's of extras. I would recommend it to anyone.
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Awesome, Sporty Car for a GR8 Price

by from Scappoose, OR on May 30, 2017

This vehicle has never let me down. It's been a great car. It's reliable, gets great gas mileage and cute and sporty! You won't be disappointed!
This vehicle has never let me down. It's been a great car. It's reliable, gets great gas mileage and cute and sporty! You won't be disappointed!
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Super fun sporty 2 place car.

by from Camano Island WA on May 13, 2017

I love it. Have to sell it but I REALLY don't want to. Great gas mileage and super styling. Love the paddle shifters and the 3 driving modes, Eco, Normal and Sport.
I love it. Have to sell it but I REALLY don't want to. Great gas mileage and super styling. Love the paddle shifters and the 3 driving modes, Eco, Normal and Sport.
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Used for 3 years with no issues

by from Toronto, ON on March 23, 2017

Wasn't sure when I purchased this car, but it blew me away. The instant torque response from the electric motor is tough to match, other cars start feeling sluggish(other than tesla or other electric ...
Wasn't sure when I purchased this car, but it blew me away. The instant torque response from the electric motor is tough to match, other cars start feeling sluggish(other than tesla or other electric cars of course). When I mean responsive, I don't mean fast, it doesn't have highway grunt, but putting in premium gas does give it a bit more power. The extended warranty I purchased was completely useless, there was no major issues at all. The Fog lights have cracked two years ago but the foglight still works. The lightness of this car is what makes it fun similar to other small cars like BRZ, and FRS, Miata, but this has a better fuel economy than all of them, and don't believe the negative reviews comparing this to other hybrids, because other hybrids frankly suck and have zero driver involvement, unless it's a 918 or Honda NSX, I'm talking like priuses and insights. If I total this car I would get another one! It's been 7 years since this car was new and now it's 153,000 km, I just replaced spark plugs and I can see it lasting all the way to 300,000km.
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Most Reliable Car I've Owned.

by from Long Grove, IL on February 28, 2017

Best car for a 16-year-old who is looking for starting a car that is manual.I frequently make 2 hour trips, and each of these only use about 1/8th of a tank using economy mode. Switch it into sport mo...
Best car for a 16-year-old who is looking for starting a car that is manual.I frequently make 2 hour trips, and each of these only use about 1/8th of a tank using economy mode. Switch it into sport mode and it becomes a zippy little thing with excellent handling (great on winding back roads). It's got a lot of cargo space, especially with the back compartments folded down. I have a medium-sized dog who can ride in it comfortably. The interior is pretty basic, but the USB port is very convenient and the stereo is AWESOME. A lot of people say that the blind spots are bad, but I got used to them very quickly. As long as you're a good driver and use your rear/side view mirrors, you're fine. The only downsides to my CR-Z are that the seats start to get a little uncomfortable on long trips (which I'm sure is the case for any compact vehicle) and it's terrible in the snow. Aside from those minor things, it's a wonderful little car. If you decide to get one, you will not regret it!
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Love my little car!

by from Wilmington, DE on February 10, 2016

I've owned my CR-Z for almost 5 years and I absolutely love it. Currently, it only costs me about $16 to fill my tank. I frequently make 2 hour trips, and each of these only use about 1/8th of a tank ...
I've owned my CR-Z for almost 5 years and I absolutely love it. Currently, it only costs me about $16 to fill my tank. I frequently make 2 hour trips, and each of these only use about 1/8th of a tank using economy mode. Switch it into sport mode and it becomes a zippy little thing with excellent handling (great on winding back roads). It's got a lot of cargo space, especially with the back compartments folded down. I have a medium-sized dog who can ride in it comfortably. The interior is pretty basic, but the USB port is very convenient and the stereo is AWESOME. A lot of people say that the blind spots are bad, but I got used to them very quickly. As long as you're a good driver and use your rear/side view mirrors, you're fine. The only downsides to my CR-Z are that the seats start to get a little uncomfortable on long trips (which I'm sure is the case for any compact vehicle) and it's terrible in the snow. Aside from those minor things, it's a wonderful little car. If you decide to get one, you will not regret it!
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Great for what it's meant to be

by from Aggieland, TX on August 6, 2014

I've had the 2011 EX Navi with manual transmission since Jan 2012 and 30k miles, and could not be happier. Among cars I've owned and liked in the past are other Hondas, an Acura Integra, a Toyota, a B...
I've had the 2011 EX Navi with manual transmission since Jan 2012 and 30k miles, and could not be happier. Among cars I've owned and liked in the past are other Hondas, an Acura Integra, a Toyota, a BMW 3 series that I traded in for the CR-Z, and a Subaru Impreza. I think the CR-Z is a little gem, a car for a reasonable enthusiast who does not always crave power. Power is there and enough even in Normal mode, but the Sport mode definitely makes driving more enjoyable. In city driving I get 36-38-40mpg, depending on the season. I get around 40mpg on the highway. Things I like about it: steering, gear box - superbly crisp, overall sense of refinement that is common to Honda, mpg, zippy looks, all the compliments I still get after almost 3 years of ownership, "I did not know Honda makes such a nice sporty little car" statements - not too CR-Zs on the road yet, decent cargo volume for a small car, and reliability - no problems whatsoever. Things I am not too keen on: suspension is really a good compromise between sport and comfort, which makes it pleasant for a daily driver, but I would have liked it only a bit sportier. The car is somewhat nose-heavy and with the slightly plush suspension, it sometimes touches with the front skirt on road drainage gouts when braking, not too bad to be concerned for, though. Visibility towards the back is not great, but nothing too bad, really. You just learn to adjust and do the shoulder check as you should. The CR-Z is my first hybrid and it dispelled a bit my concerns for such cars. The battery pack is as good as when I got it, in the sense that at least in the Normal mode it charges fully after longer drives or stays a notch below fully charged most of the times. I do have an SUV for outdoor toys and ventures, but for a spirited daily commuter that is fun to drive, I can hardly imagine a better vehicle than the CR-Z.
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Best vehicle I have ever owned

by from Mesa, Arizona on May 16, 2014

I bought this 2011 Hone CV-R Ex at Goldies Motors in Phoneix, Arizona and have never had a better experience! I drove away in this black Honda, just thrilled with my new purchase! Love this model. It ...
I bought this 2011 Hone CV-R Ex at Goldies Motors in Phoneix, Arizona and have never had a better experience! I drove away in this black Honda, just thrilled with my new purchase! Love this model. It is sporty, has good power and absolutely beautiful to look at! My friends are envious. Thank you Honda.
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California Hybrid Twist

by from San Francisco, CA on July 4, 2013

Hi, I've had my CR-Z for a year now. The exterior and interior design is super modern, which describes the drive characteristics of the car too. You have a low seating position, and the option to ch...
Hi, I've had my CR-Z for a year now. The exterior and interior design is super modern, which describes the drive characteristics of the car too. You have a low seating position, and the option to choose between the 3 drive modes,, in Sport, the CR-z becomes really fun to drive. You can throw it in to a corner and get out with the same speed, it handles so well, you'll have a lot of fun with it. On the other hand you can drive it in Echo / Green mode and enjoy the ride knowing you won't have to spend much on gas that day or week. Sad that it's just a 2 seater, would have loved to drive more of my friends around in it. Big thumbs up! CHT
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