Honda CR-Z Design Inspiration Discovered

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer
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  • Cpmanx Cpmanx on Jan 13, 2010

    If the little curve of the rear window jutting into the c-pillar can be called a Hoffmeister kink, I move that henceforward the triangular hockey-stick c-pillar shape be known as the Teague swoop. Too bad Richard Teague didn't patent it. That swoop is everywhere now. The CR-Z has only a weak version of it. For the stronger version, try the Nissan Murano, Mazda 3, Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota RAV-4, and the late Pontiac Vibe, to name just a few. Once seen as an offensive outlier, this styling tic has become a mainstream cliche. Go figure.

  • Sgeffe Why on Earth can’t you just get the torque specs and do it yourself if you’re so-inclined?!
  • Sgeffe As was stated in another comment, the FAA nominee went down in flames. But the NTSB chairwoman certainly didn’t, and she’s certainly not qualified either!Lots of this kind of stuff going on both sides of the aisle—Ben Carson would have arguably made a better Surgeon General than HUD Secretary under Trump, for example.
  • Art Vandelay Interesting, the Polestar 2 I had as a rental utilized Android Automotive which is what GM said it is going to exclusively, yet it still offers Apple CarPlay according to this. Wonder if GM will do the same.
  • Stuart de Baker EVs just aren't ready for prime time for those with a single car and who take road trips. Being able to charge as soon as you arrive at a charging station, and even the chargers working on your car is a crapshoot. In the former case, you could have to wait for nearly an hour while someone else is charging.I also don't find EVs particularly fun to drive (I've driven a Tesla Model S and an Ionic 5.) I LOVE driving my '08 Civic (stick). I love the handling, the feel and responsiveness of the engine, the precise steering (the Michelin Pilot Ultra Sport tires help, but even with the snows on, the car is a joy). I have 152k on the clock, and hopefully another 25 years or so of driving (I was born early in the Eisenhower Administration and I have exceptionally healthy habits), and I'm going to try to keep the Civic for the duration.My Civic causes a less global warming emissions than some of these humongous battery operated trucks.
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