Charles Dickens isn’t the one Automobile Man who talked up nice expectations. Dickens was a automotive man, proper? I prefer to suppose he would have been if a sports activities automotive just like the GR Supra was a factor through the Victorian era. Gearheads and Jalops are additionally an exacting bunch. They’re arduous to please; they don’t simply neglect when a automotive fails to ship on their expectations, and we requested readers to inform us about different fashions that simply by no means lived as much as the hype.
Readers had a wholesome debate over the professionals and cons of the latter-day Supra, which, as anticipated, cut up the Jalopnik neighborhood aside. It’s true that quite a lot of the hate for the GR Supra comes from scorned Mk4 followers. And, likewise, it’s true that those that admire the GR Supra for what it’s, moderately than what it “ought to” have been are, certainly, very keen on the brand new Toyota. Myself included.
However the Honda CR-Z ended up being the most important downer among the many automobiles that did not reside as much as their promise. Like a moth to the flame, I nonetheless wish to really feel the burn of the CR-Z’s mediocrity. God, that Honda might have been someone. By rights, it ought to’ve been the successor to the Honda CRX. All of us anticipated a mixture CRX Si and HF. On reflection, possibly that’s not possible. And the CR-Z flew too near the solar, wax wings melting. Listed below are another automobiles that remind you of Icarus, those that by no means delivered in your expectations: