When i was a kid i LOVED the Honda CRX. Maybe because it was small, maybe because it looked like a pure sports car, maybe because it came in cool bright colours, maybe because it just looked badass! I’m not sure why the CRX was discontinued. The car Honda released as a successor was more of a rival for the Mazda Miata—-and had sort of lost the plot of the original CRX. The Del Sol was much different, with a weird targa roof and sort of a more california beach car look….i still liked the Del Sol when it came out, but not nearly as much as i loved the CRX.
Last year, Honda introduced the CR-Z, which is clearly a hommage to the original CRX. I have to say i am NOT a fan—the car looks more like a Prius or an Insight rather than the original CRX. The rear is way too high, the front is way too overstyled, and the car is just too big. What a shame…..Honda wonders why their sales are plummeting in the US market—-it’s not hard to figure out why. They are producing bland, Honda-by-the-numbers. Even their attempt at an ‘interesting’ CRX-redux resulted in a weird looking hybrid that doesn’t appeal to people like us who loved the CRX growing up.