Honda appreciation thread

Honda appreciation thread

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Neith

540 posts

100 months

Sunday 2nd August
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Used to have this EP3 a few years ago:


I've been through a few different cars (non-Honda) but now have this coming over from Japan (sorry for potato quality photos, auctions need to invest in decent cameras) laugh



It's got the blue Recaros, 79k miles and totally standard. It can't arrive quick enough!

Iwantafusca

573 posts

35 months

Sunday 2nd August
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Neith said:
Used to have this EP3 a few years ago:


I've been through a few different cars (non-Honda) but now have this coming over from Japan (sorry for potato quality photos, auctions need to invest in decent cameras) laugh



It's got the blue Recaros, 79k miles and totally standard. It can't arrive quick enough!
That looks lovely!

How “safe” is importing from japan ? Looked at some Mexican beetles over there , but was unsure re a import company.

Neith

540 posts

100 months

Sunday 2nd August
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Iwantafusca said:
That looks lovely!

How “safe” is importing from japan ? Looked at some Mexican beetles over there , but was unsure re a import company.
This is my 2nd time importing (first time was for a S15 Silvia with DCY Europe, this time using Torque GT for the DC5). If you go through an importer they'll usually have a team in Japan who will inspect any cars prior to bidding/buying. This was about the 6th Integra Torque GT showed me, most were fine but one they didn't bid on because it had a really strong smell of smoke in the car. I think if you use a reputable importer the risks are quite low. So far I can't fault Torque GT at all, they've been great at keeping me up to date. If you do some research into importers you'll probably get an idea of which ones have a good reputation. You can import yourself without going through an importer, but I find it so much easier to just pay a bit more and get all of the registration etc taken care of.

Leftfootwonder

Original Poster:

580 posts

18 months

Monday 3rd August
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https://youtu.be/0Vxyv4Q7tk8

"An Astonishing UK Honda Accord Type R with 11,897 Miles and Full Honda History - SOLD!"

Incredible. Sold in about 24 hours I believe but I have no idea what the price was.

The Rotrex Kid

22,291 posts

120 months

Monday 3rd August
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Leftfootwonder said:
https://youtu.be/0Vxyv4Q7tk8

"An Astonishing UK Honda Accord Type R with 11,897 Miles and Full Honda History - SOLD!"

Incredible. Sold in about 24 hours I believe but I have no idea what the price was.
Probably £20k (ish)

chrismc1977

677 posts

72 months

Monday 3rd August
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It was up for £19k.

Crazy money tbh. Still I guess it can only bode well for residuals on my DC2.....

Whilst KGF cars are always tidy- I personally regard them as chancers with some of the cars they pedal as ‘classics’


Leftfootwonder

Original Poster:

580 posts

18 months

Monday 3rd August
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chrismc1977 said:
It was up for £19k.

Crazy money tbh. Still I guess it can only bode well for residuals on my DC2.....

Whilst KGF cars are always tidy- I personally regard them as chancers with some of the cars they pedal as ‘classics’
I'd agree. Just because it's been looked after and has low mileage, doesn't mean it was ever a classic. Would anyone think a Ford Scorpio was a classic??! Whilst we all love a time warp car, they weren't designed to sit still for 20+ years and so will come with problems of their own.

chrismc1977

677 posts

72 months

Monday 3rd August
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Leftfootwonder said:
I'd agree. Just because it's been looked after and has low mileage, doesn't mean it was ever a classic. Would anyone think a Ford Scorpio was a classic??! Whilst we all love a time warp car, they weren't designed to sit still for 20+ years and so will come with problems of their own.
Agreed. Some low mileage cars are hugely desirable and no doubt qualify as modern classics in many eyes- others I see listed were never ever popular or highly regarded when contemporary- so only have age & low mileage in their favour. I often ask myself what has changed for such cars to now make them desirable & command the premium being asked.......

In these cases I see these classic car companies as really chancing their arm(s)- & I really don’t like the perceived greed.

spreadsheet monkey

3,798 posts

187 months

Wednesday 5th August
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Leftfootwonder said:
mw88 said:
My Accord Type-S (CL9) - 2.4..




It's had a hard life!
Always liked these. That is a seriously impressive mileage! My Tourer has got 225k on it...

Good work getting those Accords past 200k miles.

Got a while to go before you catch up with this guy in the US though. 565k miles in his Acura TSX!

https://tsxtravels.wordpress.com/

petercam

261 posts

233 months

Wednesday 5th August
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I used to have a CB400SF Super Four import, the wife has a new Honda Jazz currently, and I have these 2 Seiko F1 Honda Racing Team limited edition watches ....

Edited by petercam on Wednesday 5th August 13:18


Edited by petercam on Wednesday 5th August 13:18

spreadsheet monkey

3,798 posts

187 months

Wednesday 5th August
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chrismc1977 said:
Agreed. Some low mileage cars are hugely desirable and no doubt qualify as modern classics in many eyes- others I see listed were never ever popular or highly regarded when contemporary- so only have age & low mileage in their favour. I often ask myself what has changed for such cars to now make them desirable & command the premium being asked...
The main driver of demand is nostalgia, and the desire to stand out from the crowd.

Classic Ford shows have Orions and Scorpios alongside the Escort Mexicos and Sapphire Cosworths.

Some people restore and show Allegros and Marinas, which were never highly rated, even back in the 1970s.

Anything becomes classic if it's old enough.

The Rotrex Kid

22,291 posts

120 months

Wednesday 5th August
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chrismc1977 said:
It was up for £19k.
I’m getting good at guessing these prices! hehe

surinder-c5t7n

3 posts

11 months

Saturday 22nd August
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Iv had mines for 7 and years. Only done 99k being diesel thats nothing. Am selling if anyone is interested based in leicester.

spreadsheet monkey

3,798 posts

187 months

Monday 24th August
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For a change of pace after all the S2000s and Type Rs on this thread, here’s my CR-V alongside my recently departed Z4.


And fully loaded, taking us on a recent trip to SW France.


Really fond of this car, had it for 5.5 years. It’s a “slow burn” kind of car that you only fully appreciate after several years of ownership. No plans to replace it, so long as it remains reliable and cheap to maintain.

chrismc1977

677 posts

72 months

Monday 24th August
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spreadsheet monkey said:
For a change of pace after all the S2000s and Type Rs on this thread, here’s my CR-V alongside my recently departed Z4.


And fully loaded, taking us on a recent trip to SW France.


Really fond of this car, had it for 5.5 years. It’s a “slow burn” kind of car that you only fully appreciate after several years of ownership. No plans to replace it, so long as it remains reliable and cheap to maintain.
I used to deliver the odd mk2 CRV demonstrators for my local Honda dealers on my off days- & they were pleasant enough. Fully loaded Exec models were pretty plush.

If I hadn’t just bagged my Ibiza PD as a daily for silly cheap, then a CRV was on my list for a comfy barge suitable for taking bikes....

Leftfootwonder

Original Poster:

580 posts

18 months

Monday 24th August
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surinder-c5t7n said:


Iv had mines for 7 and years. Only done 99k being diesel thats nothing. Am selling if anyone is interested based in leicester.
Are those Audi wheels?

Leftfootwonder

Original Poster:

580 posts

18 months

Monday 24th August
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spreadsheet monkey said:
For a change of pace after all the S2000s and Type Rs on this thread, here’s my CR-V alongside my recently departed Z4.


And fully loaded, taking us on a recent trip to SW France.


Really fond of this car, had it for 5.5 years. It’s a “slow burn” kind of car that you only fully appreciate after several years of ownership. No plans to replace it, so long as it remains reliable and cheap to maintain.
I would agree, very practical cars and reasonably good steer for an SUV.

spreadsheet monkey

3,798 posts

187 months

Monday 24th August
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Leftfootwonder said:
I would agree, very practical cars and reasonably good steer for an SUV.
Looking for a CR-Z to run alongside it as a second car. Just need to find a decent one for a reasonable price!

InfamousK

607 posts

150 months

Tuesday 25th August
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Here's my 98 spec DC2.

Leftfootwonder

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580 posts

18 months

Tuesday 25th August
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InfamousK said:


Here's my 98 spec DC2.
Nice! Spoon 4 pots? I wanted those for my ATR but I don't think they're easily compatible. frown