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Honda CR-Z side view

Honda CR-Z side view

Makuhari Messe, Japan

Is Honda repeating one of their biggest mistakes in the US marketplace? Remember the Insight, the first mass-produced (sort of) gas/electric hybrid sold in the USA? That was a Honda, but the car was way too small and tried to be way too efficient (and was so uncomfortable because of all that) so that the only people interested in spending any time in it at all were "mileage freaks", whose only goal in life is to use every last drop of gasoline in their car's tank ... And Insight wasn't Honda's only mistake in the hybrid market, as you'll find out in the next caption.

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