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ExDelayed 09-14-2014 11:10 PM

Hey Everyone
 
Hey everyone,

Been kind of a lurker for a long time, and finally got around to signing up. I'm Jon, I'm a CFO at an oil field health and safety company. It takes quite a bit of time, but I enjoy tinkering with some older cars when I have the time.

I had avoided signing up before, because it seemed like I had a hopeless cause for mileage, a 05 Mercedes E500 4 matic. It was a pig, and I was lucky to get over 21 MPG on the freeway, and 17 in town. She is gone, however, being replaced with a 14 Honda CR-Z. Even with me doing a very non-eco mod, and giving her 18s and sticky tires, she still rewards me with a 40 MPG average, and the ability to be a great little canyon carver.

Anyway, time to look around, as a member. :)

24601 09-15-2014 12:08 AM

Welcome!

mcrews 09-15-2014 12:57 AM

Welcome! All about adjusting the nut behind the wheel!

Daox 09-15-2014 10:56 AM

Welcome to the site. 40 mpg isn't bad at all. How do you like the CRZ otherwise?

cowmeat 09-15-2014 12:34 PM

Man, I thought real hard about a manual CR-Z but ended up getting a manual Gen-1 Insight and a new car for my wife instead.

Welcome to the site! 40 mpg out of a CVT is a pretty good start!

ExDelayed 09-16-2014 03:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daox (Post 445517)
Welcome to the site. 40 mpg isn't bad at all. How do you like the CRZ otherwise?

I love it. The car is quite fun stock, but just feels like it wants some twisties. The summer tires amplify that, and remind me that some stiffer sway bars would really make it fun.

The only gripes would be meh brakes, (my Mercedes had excellent brakes), cheap carpet and no leather option. Brakes can be upgraded with RSX type S parts. Haven't looked for better carpet or leather though.

ExDelayed 09-16-2014 03:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cowmeat (Post 445533)
Man, I thought real hard about a manual CR-Z but ended up getting a manual Gen-1 Insight and a new car for my wife instead.

Welcome to the site! 40 mpg out of a CVT is a pretty good start!

I see more CRXs than CRZs, so a manual one would most likely be made from unobtanium. I have read that they can get into the 50 MPG area, where it's almost impossible for the CVT to accomplish that same goal.

digital rules 09-16-2014 08:28 AM

Welcome!!

xavi 09-21-2014 05:41 PM

Welcome!
CR-Z has 6 speed manual right?

CarPassion 09-23-2014 05:18 AM

Welcome Jon!I'm a new too, and also i was hesitated about registratration.I've recently bought Honda Civic 4D.


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