Monday, October 15, 2007

My Future Set Of Wheels

I love looking at new cars. Of course, it's better when you have money so then the possibilities are real. Whether it is a car show, or looking through my subscriptions to Motor Trend, Car & Driver, or Road and Track, it's fun to see what the car companies have in store for us.

I have never owned anything but Hondas/Acuras. My first was a little 2dr Honda Civic, then a 2dr Accord, then a 2dr Legend (my all-time favorite), and then I went back to the Accord but with 4drs. My best friend is still trying to sell the Accord for me out in California. Know anyone looking for an awesome silver 2004 Honda Accord LX w/ 25K miles for around $14K?

Now I have the car buying itch. It seems to go in cycles. Some years, there aren't any cars I'm interested in even if I could have one for free. But Honda is teasing me with their latest. Is my life bound to come full circle where I get a little subcompact Civic?

Paying homage to the classic CR-X hatchback, Honda will premiere the bad-ass CR-Z hybrid sports concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Honda CR-Z is a lightweight sports car with amazing styling and a gas-electric hybrid system for clean performance.

I love the styling, and if they can crank up the MPG to appeal to my increasingly environmental concerns, there may just be another Honda in my future!



11 comments:

John Whiteside said...

My first new car ever was a CRX. It was a great little car, though mine had a curse on it - big accident the day I made my first payment, then it got stolen (& recovered with lots of damage), then another accident - it had to go.

It's rare that Honda makes a car that rises above practicality - everything they make tends to be excellent quality, but a bit uninspiring. (The S2000 would be an exception, and perhaps this new car.)

I've owned three Honda cars and two Honda motorcycles, and strangely, the bikes don't have the "blah" problem at all. They are not original in their design approach - the bikes are often homages to other makes - but homages that are more reliable and a ton of fun to ride.

evilganome said...

I have to say, it's very sexy. I haven't had the urge to own a car in years. This could almost make me start lusting after a set of wheels again.

Y | O | Y said...

John--It must be the curse of the Hondas! I had an accident with my first Civic within a week, and two more collisions with guard rails in the snow that winter. Then my first Accord, I was rear ended within a week and later rear-ended someone on a California freeway. Then the Legend, I was smashed once in a parking lot while I was in the car, and it was smashed again while it sat in the ER parking lot after I was admitted with kidney stones.

Did I mention my nickname is "Lucky"?

EG--I'm still decompressing from the car culture of Southern California. I think I'd feel claustrophobic if I didn't have a car that I could hop in and "escape."

Y | O | Y said...

Oh, and the front end looks a bit like a catfish, but expect that to be closed up a bit by production since there needs to be a place to mount a license plate.

cb said...

Oh that's fucking unfair. It broke my heart when Honda discontinued its hot-hatch line... unless you were willing to shell out 20+ grand for one (um, NO.)

I Love this new concept! I'd trade my MINI for one, that's for sure.

Oh, and I got rear ended in my Acura 6 days after I bought it.

Steve said...

Wow! I love its' interior look!

J.P. said...

I'm driving my first Acura, a 2005 Acura RSX. I see Hondas and Acuras in my future for the rest of my life (outside of the Jeep).

RG said...

I can't afford a car right now. But, that new Honda certainly is an orgasm on wheels.

Kim said...

I have the new car itch too! Only I've been looking at mini-vans. Once you stop laughing,hear me out. Have you seen the new Town & Country? It's nice, the seats turn around and there's a pop-up table. I swore I would never drive a mini-van. UGH LOL

evilganome said...

Kim, one of my favorite cars ever was my old bosses Caravan. Back when mini vans were still sort of on the mini side. It rode and handled great, got fairly good mileage and was actually a breeze to park because it was a box with great lines of sight at all corners.

michael sean morris said...

I'm not a car person at all, but I have to say, I don't mind the look of this at all. Make it a hybrid and double my salary and I'm all over that.