Reborn CR-X? 2012 Honda CR-Z

In 2011 Honda launched the much anticipated Honda CR-Z. It was lauded as the return of the lightweight form-follow-function minimalism that was so succesful in the original CR-X. Except that Honda shoved a bunch of Hybrid crap into the car and it pushed the scales at over 2700 lbs. You might as well just get a 6-speed Fit or Civic and the CR-Z didn’t sell well (less than 5k units most years) and was unceremoniously canned after the 2016 model year. So much for the return of the CR-X. Still, I can’t help but wonder if they didn’t have something interesting here…save the planet and drive a manual gearbox? Is it possible? Find this 2012 Honda CR-Z offered for $11,000 in Sunnyvale, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2012 Honda CR-Z
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: hybrid
odometer: 63500
paint color: black
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback

Selling my 2012 Honda CR-Z. It’s a fun, peppy car, with a rare manual transmission. Also great on gas.

Leaving the area, so unfortunately I have to let it go. It currently has only 63,000 miles, and brand new tires.

Purchased three years ago in Palo Alto, driven locally since and meticulously maintained. Runs great.

Just passed smog. California car with clean CarFax report.


See a better way to drive something fun and manual?