Two-seaters: Honda CR-Z
Honda's little hybrid sports coupe (around $23,500 to start) captures top honours in this sporty category, with a 5.6/5.0 city-highway rating for its 122-hp gas-electric combo, sipping $1,113 annually from your wallet. With its multi-mode performance envelope and gearless CVT, it's a very 21st-century experience. You can get a six-speed manual, though, if the thought of a gearless car doesn't appeal to you. The CR-Z is unique in that it's the only hybrid currently on sale that's got a stick-shift.
But I'm kind of old school, so I'd go with the more elemental Mazda MX-5 soft-top equipped with its jewel-like six-speed manual, rated at 9.7/7.1 city-highway for its 2.0-litre, 167-hp four.
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A 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold for $1.3 million. Do you think classic cars were made better than modern rides?
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- Yes, the quality of cars from the 1960s and '70s is the best
- No, modern technology makes cars better today
- Maybe, it's hard to say since most Canadians get a new car every 10 years