After a spirited jaunt through some country roads, I couldn’t help but feel like I was a kid again. When I pulled into my driveway I just had to take a minute and laugh as I tried to wipe my grin off my face.
When the Camry Hybrid was first introduced for 2007, it created quite a stir being the first mainstream family sedan being offered with a hybrid powertrain for only a small sum of money tacked onto the price of a base one.
Most enthusiasts frown upon hybrids for their continuously-variable transmissions, boring driving dynamics and long-term operational risks, and my opinion is generally no different. However, with the Honda CR-Z, I was pleasantly surprised.
It seems that these days, everyone successful (and evidently, unsuccessful) who wants an ostentatiously large four-door ventures toward their closest Mercedes-Benz dealer and purchases the first S-Class they see. Why?