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Old 11-21-2008, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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LA Auto Show: Honda Insight, CRZ, awesomeness

Yep, I like Honda. They were also the nicest and I got to talk to the designer of the new FC sport and things. Anyway, images:











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Old 11-21-2008, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wish I could understand why the designers insist on so much glass. It's heavy, it's a poor insulator, and for anyone who lives in a sunny climate, glass roofs are an invitation to heat stroke and/or using 25% of the engine's output on A/C. How about a nice opaque foam/fiberglass sandwich instead?

Oh, and I wonder what happens to your glass roof in a rollover?
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Give them a break, it's a design study,
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Any facts and figures on the Insight? The upper "grill" is blocked, right?
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Since it's still a concept there's not much out, and there wasn't anything in the press kits.
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Give them a break, it's a design study,
I realize that. It's just a comment on the different world that designers must live in...
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I keep thinking I saw the CRZ at the LA auto show last year (or at least it's nose on another concept). I know it's a concept, but I wish the nose was less aggressive, i.e. closer to what they would intend for production. I can see that it is consistent with their overall design direction, i.e. a cross between a CRX and an S2000 from I, Robot.

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Old 11-22-2008, 03:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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They didn't have any of those out last month in Vegas.
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I keep thinking I saw the CRZ at the LA auto show last year (or at least it's nose on another concept). I know it's a concept, but I wish the nose was less aggressive, i.e. closer to what they would intend for production. I can see that it is consistent with their overall design direction, i.e. a cross between a CRX and an S2000 from I, Robot.

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You mean the Audi?



The front of the CR-Z is an obvious no-go for production. What impresses me most about about the 2 sporty concepts is the boattail-like rear ends. the CR-Z rear is one of the best tails I've seen in a while and looks almost production legal.



The FC Sport tail looks very aero, but isn't attractive. As one blog put it: "It looks like it's trying to crap a Fit."

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You mean the Audi?

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Yup, you got it.

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The FC Sport tail looks very aero, but isn't attractive. As one blog put it: "It looks like it's trying to crap a Fit."
LOL, that's my quote of the week. My wife laughed out loud. My car pals will love it!

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