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Honda CR-Z sounds good ! Stock vs light tuned HKS + Spoon parts.
So far i see no impact on my MPG. Throttle reactivity is way faster, the rev jumps faster at high rpm while shifting. Sound in
tunnel is Ferrari-like.
Both Spoon and HKS items are perfect in every detail. Some power gain is
felt from 3000 rpm and up. Spoon Throttle body comes with full electronics
mod, the engine is driven differently, econ mode driving is made easier
Stock was great but, now CR-Z is even more fun to drive; sounds even more
"Honda". Still not an EK9, but a nice move in the right direction.
*the first cut of video while title is made with stock CR-Z, then i
recorded 3 identical situations, then i stitched them to hear differences.
RPM is limited to 4,9K when car is not moving, this is supposed to be a
the video is old now, i have modded very much ever since, still no negative
impact on mpg.
DRIVE- Honda CR-Z EX
The Honda CR-X is a car many reminisce about and many see the new CR-Z as a
modern reincarnation. Honda says "nope, it's new kind of sporty coupe".
Can the Z's IMA hybrid system unite performance junkies and tree huggers?
Tom Voelk checks it out.
2011 Honda CR-Z Review - Honda builds a better MINI Cooper, that just happens to be a hybrid
It's not an econo hatchback for all, but a niche market hybrid perfectly
targeted to appeal to a certain group of consumers. No, it doesn't attract
the ultra granolas, nor is it a hit with the sort of enthusiasts who know
their Hondas not by name, but by chassis code. Instead, the CR-Z is built
to appeal to young, urban individuals who value style, fuel economy and a
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Futurelooks Reviews the 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe
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The 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid coupe is the first of hopefully a line of
vehicles that take the rubbish handling and feeling out of the hybrid
concept. with a hot design reminiscent of the original "CRX" the CR-Z
should make a hybrid driver out of you. That's if you don't have kids as
the North American version is missing the backseats. During our test, the
car definitely got some looks from passerbys and was a lot of fun overall.
Full review and conclusions from the reviews are coming up on a post
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The video was mainly shot using the Canon HF 100 with a Halo Rig Mini and
APEX 175 shotgun microphone. Other shots were done with the Olympus PEN
E-P2 (Steve Weber segment) and an APEX 175 shotgun mic. All of the car
chase shots were done with a couple of Flip Video Mino HDs attached using
suction mounts. Everything was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and Magic
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2010 Honda CR-Z Review -- Kelley Blue Book
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As the spiritual successor to much-beloved Honda CRX and fuel-sipping
previous generation Honda Insight, the Honda CR-Z has some pretty big shoes
to fill. Billed as a sporty hybrid the Honda CR-Z aims to deliver
impressive fuel economy along with fun-filled driving dynamics. Does the
Honda CR-Z succeed? KBB's Micah Muzio explores that question in this video.