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Old 11-26-2011, 05:52 PM
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We lost our damn minds again... we picked up another new toy last night.

2011 Honda CR-Z. I must admit for only having a lil over 100 HP it's quite peppy, and is a hell of a lot of fun to drive. It's a 6 speed manual tranny Hybrid... I believe that it's the only model of anything on the market that is both a hybrid and has a manual tranny.

It's been raining all day, so the pics pretty much suck. I'll add some better ones after the weather clears up, and I've had a chance to clean it up a bit





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Well if you're gonna lose your mind, might as well be over something with wheels lol, but that's pretty cool, congrats! That was going to be my question, the hp, but I bet that's going to be fun to drive!

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it's a blast to drive. It's got 3 "modes" (Sport--- most responsive, normal--- "a good mix between performance and fuel economy", and eco--- for the bunny huggers and eco nuts) that are s'posed to help with fuel economy... we don't really care what it gets in fuel economy... On a bad day, driving it like we stole it it should get in excess of 30 MPG but if you drive it economically it can get as much as 45+ on the hiway and close to 40 around now (never gonna happen with us).

Even though it's only got 123ish HP, it's very responsive... could be due to the 3100 lbs GVWR... We traded in an '08 Honda Civic Si (the so called bad ass version) and this actually feels more responsive, though I think the Civic held the road a lil better

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You drive that thing!
I thought it was a test hill for the Ram, carefully chosen to not leave off color marks on the truck.

Oh boy.....my bad!
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brother had a hibred when honda first made um 3 cylinder aluma body manual trans damn thing gave him 83 mpg going to and from work mind you it was all hyway ufb milage thing went for 200k plus miles befor he hit a deer with it and totoled .
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I thought it was a test hill for the Ram, carefully chosen to not leave off color marks on the truck.

Oh boy.....my bad!
lmao I didn't realize you were such a funny guy Brad!

yes I drive it. It's lots of fun too. If you'll notice you can see the left front corner of my Ram in one of the pics...

The Ram is still gonna be my daily driver, this thing is simply a very expensive toy that is lots of fun.

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Its supposed to be the other way around.


I miss my Civic too, I had an 06 EX sedan. That car was nice enough, but not anywhere near "peppy".
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lmao I didn't realize you were such a funny guy Brad!

yes I drive it. It's lots of fun too. If you'll notice you can see the left front corner of my Ram in one of the pics...

The Ram is still gonna be my daily driver, this thing is simply a very expensive toy that is lots of fun.

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lmao it's all good Brad...

You've almost got it right... the Ram wasn't "eyeing" up to the Honda... it was simply crowding it's space, and trying to start some crap...

The Honda is "cute", it's pretty peppy, and it's a blast to drive... but let's face it



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I got some better pics taken this morning... didn't really get too many decent ones of the outside... but got some good ones of the interior.




This is of the lit up door sills. the pic doesn't do it justice.


These next two are showing the custom leather on the doors



Here are a few interior shots




the back "seat" such as it is



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