"Fun to drive," as defined by the CR-Z, is all about handling and the feeling of enjoyment behind the wheel. Honda engineers stress precise steering control, good visibility, competent suspension, capable braking and lively handling across the model range. The new CR-Z embraces all of these qualities with an exclamation point. From the cockpit, the whole CR-Z experience is about joy of driving. So, while CR-Z won't be shattering speed records at Bonneville any time soon, it'll be fun to drive everywhere, with the nimble, agile feel for which Honda cars have always been famous.
In fact, the classic definition of sport often involved nimble handling and a power-to-weight ratio that was conducive to fun driving. The by-product of this formula was good fuel economy under normal driving conditions. In this sense, the CR-Z fits the classic definition of sport, but it abides by much stricter modern safety standards and testing, and it's definitely more comfortable than the roadsters of yesteryear. Also, the CR-Z gets an AT-PZEV rating the cleanest for any gasoline-powered vehicle. Try saying the same about your '60s era roadster.