Honda appreciation thread

Honda appreciation thread

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Leftfootwonder

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1,042 posts

24 months

Monday 13th July 2020
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NorthernSky said:
The s2000 I shan't be mine for much longer as it is up for sale in the classfieds here... frown. Five years of joy with it. I know I'll never find another in lime for sale again too.

My old VFR800, miss this bike terribly and will have another soon when funds allow! V4 engine through the delkevic cans on VTEC... what a sound!

Lovely looking thing - is that the NEC Classic Car Show stand it's parked on? I'm sure I remember it from the show. Sorry you're letting it go frown

WJNB

2,637 posts

127 months

Monday 13th July 2020
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How about this? You're jealous really. Doing 50mph in the middle lane near you so you've been warned.

Cabrony

204 posts

128 months

Monday 13th July 2020
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Ilovejapcrap said:
More detail on this please , petrol ? Anything special about it .
Petrol and IMA so hybrid but with 6 speed manual. Despite being marketed as a sporty hybrid its not much of either. I average around 40mpg and in terms of driving I liken it to the first gen BMW mini.... Minus about 20% of the sharpness, agility, grip etc. Its a fun enough car though and a relatively rare sight.

qwick69

287 posts

57 months

Tuesday 14th July 2020
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davidif

69 posts

137 months

Tuesday 14th July 2020
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Cabrony said:
Petrol and IMA so hybrid but with 6 speed manual. Despite being marketed as a sporty hybrid its not much of either. I average around 40mpg and in terms of driving I liken it to the first gen BMW mini.... Minus about 20% of the sharpness, agility, grip etc. Its a fun enough car though and a relatively rare sight.
REALLY!! i am easily getting 51/53mpg without really trying. this is measured fill to fill although the obc is very acurate.

Cabrony

204 posts

128 months

Tuesday 14th July 2020
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davidif said:
Cabrony said:
Petrol and IMA so hybrid but with 6 speed manual. Despite being marketed as a sporty hybrid its not much of either. I average around 40mpg and in terms of driving I liken it to the first gen BMW mini.... Minus about 20% of the sharpness, agility, grip etc. Its a fun enough car though and a relatively rare sight.
REALLY!! i am easily getting 51/53mpg without really trying. this is measured fill to fill although the obc is very acurate.
To be fair I drive everywhere in Sport mode and only short journeys which are usually quite start/stop due to traffic and town driving. I also keep my foot down trying to make up for the drop in performance coming from my previous car.

Leftfootwonder

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1,042 posts

24 months

Tuesday 14th July 2020
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qwick69 said:
BOSH! I've been waiting for one of these to show up...lovely colour combo cloud9

More details on this please....What's it like to live with?

Leftfootwonder

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1,042 posts

24 months

Tuesday 14th July 2020
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WJNB said:


How about this? You're jealous really. Doing 50mph in the middle lane near you so you've been warned.
LOL! There's no snobbery here. An ex used to have an original Jazz in that, shall we eye-catching, shade of pink they used to do. It was a decent car to be fair and did everything really well.

qwick69

287 posts

57 months

Tuesday 14th July 2020
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Leftfootwonder said:
qwick69 said:
BOSH! I've been waiting for one of these to show up...lovely colour combo cloud9

More details on this please....What's it like to live with?
Its a brilliant car. Looks even better in the flesh. So easy to live with, you can pootle around town with no problem, and then unleash it on the open road.
Its so easy to drive, both fast, very fast and silly fast :-). Not yet two years old and 16k on the clock.

WJNB

2,637 posts

127 months

Wednesday 15th July 2020
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Leftfootwonder said:
WJNB said:


How about this? You're jealous really. Doing 50mph in the middle lane near you so you've been warned.
LOL! There's no snobbery here. An ex used to have an original Jazz in that, shall we eye-catching, shade of pink they used to do. It was a decent car to be fair and did everything really well.
........ has every extra possible including glass roof with electric interior blind. The effectiveness of the a/c AND the range of equipment fitted shames my 2017 Mercedes. And no it does NOT potter in middle lanes, honest.
Happyish memories of a new Honda S2000 back in 2006.

Jazzy Jag

2,877 posts

57 months

Wednesday 15th July 2020
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My Honda collection currently consists of.

SWMBO's Jazz.
Eldist Son's new model Civic
My CB1000r
Lawn mower.
Small Generator
2016 CRV.

Just flogged a Honda Rotavator.


Previously owned 3dr Civic, 4dr Civic, 5 dr Civic, Civic Coupe, Shuttle, Accord saloon, MB5, CD200, CBR1000f, VTR1000 Firestorm, VTR1000, SP1,

While working for a certain car/ bike manufacturer based in Chiswick, I had literally every car in the range at some point, from Civic auto to Legend and NSX as well as blagging Goldwing, RC45 and Pan European from the bike division.

I think I appreciate Hondas. LOL.

lel

368 posts

89 months

Wednesday 15th July 2020
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My new to me DC2.
Currently running a JDM 4-1 with decat and skunk2 catback, eibach springs, port matched head and a few other bits. It's clean and seems to go well smile



mstrbkr

8,622 posts

164 months

Sunday 26th July 2020
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lel said:
My new to me DC2.
Currently running a JDM 4-1 with decat and skunk2 catback, eibach springs, port matched head and a few other bits. It's clean and seems to go well smile


That looks fantastic. Love the wheels too.

shakindog

429 posts

116 months

Sunday 26th July 2020
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Wanted one since saw the concept pictures.
Finally got one in March not driven it much but my word it’s brilliant.
Nice and steady even seen 40mpg on a run recently. Handles brilliantly even not in r+ mode.
Definitely a keeper

shakindog

429 posts

116 months

Sunday 26th July 2020
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The dc2 that I bought on a complete whim chosen by my daughter who was 4 at the time.
Got me into hondas which I’d never sold it but only a 4 seater and with 3 kids didn’t work.
I now know it had the rare black front seats [url]

I kept the accord as long as I could as a second car but only did 400 miles in between mot’s so sold it as was just sitting on drive most of the time unused but when I did drive it was like putting on your favourite trainers so comfortable and a excellent family bus |https://thumbsnap.com/TKtDTHmR[/url]

Leftfootwonder

Original Poster:

1,042 posts

24 months

Monday 27th July 2020
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shakindog said:
The dc2 that I bought on a complete whim chosen by my daughter who was 4 at the time.
Got me into hondas which I’d never sold it but only a 4 seater and with 3 kids didn’t work.
I now know it had the rare black front seats [url]

I kept the accord as long as I could as a second car but only did 400 miles in between mot’s so sold it as was just sitting on drive most of the time unused but when I did drive it was like putting on your favourite trainers so comfortable and a excellent family bus |https://thumbsnap.com/TKtDTHmR[/url]
How does the FK2 compare with these two beauties in your opinion?

shakindog

429 posts

116 months

Monday 27th July 2020
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It’s a whole different league but is to be expected as it’s the latest iteration of the type r.
It is stupidly fast and packed with technology.
Where as the dc was just a basic car no traction control nothing not even a rear wiper. Just raw noise and handled very well. The local roads were brilliant and enjoyable at any speed whereas the same roads in the fk2 can get out of hand very quickly.
The accord made the perfect family bus and was very much like the dc2.
So far I’m thinking the fk2 is the perfect blend for me of out right nutter mobile and steady away family bus. The boot is huge. Plenty of room in the back for the youngest child and the dog.
The 19 inch wheels are awful but that’s just down to my inherent dislike for massive wheels.
It will be interesting how the running costs and such mount up as time goes on but can’t see it being excessive as I only do 5-6k a year.
I do predict aftermarket parts will get harder to find and more expensive as time goes on the same as the accord was. Took ages to get an exhaust for that when it corroded through and at that time only one box was available from honda
Below is a nice steady drive to Bridlington 70 odd miles from this engine it’s impressive.
The dc2 I remember could never get more than 300 miles to a tank about 200 usually

51mes

1,301 posts

166 months

Monday 27th July 2020
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Here's one of my 2nd ever honda.



The first was an 05 diesel accord - never put a foot wrong in 3 years and 60k miles....

I'm in my 7th year with this one, and there is no sign of an itch....

NorthernSky

666 posts

83 months

Wednesday 29th July 2020
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^ That's a fine looking example and in the lakes - I think I passed by that studio but not in my s2000. I did see one in this colour on that holiday, perhaps it could have been yours...

chrismc1977

750 posts

78 months

Wednesday 29th July 2020
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shakindog said:
It’s a whole different league but is to be expected as it’s the latest iteration of the type r.
It is stupidly fast and packed with technology.
Where as the dc was just a basic car no traction control nothing not even a rear wiper. Just raw noise and handled very well. The local roads were brilliant and enjoyable at any speed whereas the same roads in the fk2 can get out of hand very quickly.
The accord made the perfect family bus and was very much like the dc2.
So far I’m thinking the fk2 is the perfect blend for me of out right nutter mobile and steady away family bus. The boot is huge. Plenty of room in the back for the youngest child and the dog.
The 19 inch wheels are awful but that’s just down to my inherent dislike for massive wheels.
It will be interesting how the running costs and such mount up as time goes on but can’t see it being excessive as I only do 5-6k a year.
I do predict aftermarket parts will get harder to find and more expensive as time goes on the same as the accord was. Took ages to get an exhaust for that when it corroded through and at that time only one box was available from honda
Below is a nice steady drive to Bridlington 70 odd miles from this engine it’s impressive.
The dc2 I remember could never get more than 300 miles to a tank about 200 usually
Regular full tank return from my DC2 is ~250miles, but then it gets driven properly

VTEC Hondas were always mapped slightly rich to keep the cylinder temps down @ high rpm, hence they like a drink.

I find the DC2 is amazing fun, the chassis is just superb (newly refreshed) & gets better the harder it’s driven. ~190hp might not be a lot in today’s money, but being under 1100kgs & very aerodynamic means it still feels punchy & swift. Nothing not to like with revving to 8.5k too!