I saw the future as clearly as day.
The Honda CR-Z. A beautiful machine that would finally marry that elusive dream couple, sport and fuel economy, for less than $20,000.
It had to be a hit. Just had to…
Maybe it was my daily commuter that blinded me to the oncoming reality. A 2001 Honda Insight has been my faithful commuting companion for over 3 years and 45,000 miles. 55 mpg average. 63 MPG in the latest run, and all the fun one can have while plowing through the winding one lane roads of North Georgia.
Gee Steve? Who would not scoop up a car that only seats two, drives slower than most, and offers a seating position somewhere between an old Porsche and a new casket?
The CR-Z had plenty to offer me and about 2404 enlightened buyers for the first half of 2012. I get the reality now. Two seat cars are the automotive version of the ‘not-so-big-house’. Everyone says they want one. But when it comes time to choose between the well made 1600 sq. ft. house, and the 3200 sq. ft. McMansion, nearly everyone picks the porkers.
But still, I get vexed and flustered thinking about it. 6-speed. 40+ MPG potential. Fun to drive. The perfect party for the road, which no one bothered to even consider an RSVP.
Oh well… guess it’s time to admit I blew that call. But how about you? What was your worst prediction when it comes to cars?