RE: Honda S660 Mugen

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Richyboy

3,515 posts

155 months

Tuesday 29th September 2015
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I wish it was more simple looking like a Cappuccino. I love small cars but this thing looks a mess.

LordGrover

30,226 posts

150 months

Tuesday 29th September 2015
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Bring back the S600?




K666ADM

156 posts

129 months

Tuesday 29th September 2015
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Love a little roadster, have been keeping a smart roadster since 2005 as its such a great car to throw around corners. The chapman ethos is often missed in the small roadsters; the del sol was too heavy and the renault wind and others are just too bloated to be fun. If this can be as good as the beat then its going to be great - hope they don't go too heavy and load on heated seats and other weighty stuff for the UK market. Perhaps it will be like the Beat and have a larger driver seat than passenger seat - great way to save some kerb weight and justify the 'no fat chicks allowed' bumper sticker.

Ali_T

3,277 posts

195 months

Tuesday 29th September 2015
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I'd rather have an MX5. Looks....cartoonish!

mat205125

15,468 posts

151 months

Tuesday 29th September 2015
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Love it!

If this was available as the standard car, at the sub £12k price from a UK dealer, I think it would find loads of interested owners.

£20k for the Mugen car is a little strong, however would still find some buyers, however I bet the aftermarket scene would find much cheaper ways of liberating fun from the standard car.

Please Honda ........ bring this to UK show rooms!
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Stu R

21,410 posts

153 months

Wednesday 30th September 2015
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asjoseph said:
Hopelessly over-sized wheels makes it looks gay
That's an incredible amount of stupid stuffed into one barely-legible sentence.

mp3manager

4,254 posts

134 months

Wednesday 30th September 2015
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No shots of the interior?



I like it although they seem to have sourced the same sat-nav's as Mercedes from some dodgy company in Shenzhen.

hondafreek

223 posts

108 months

Wednesday 30th September 2015
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Mugen styling is very hit and miss. This is a miss. The standard car I much better looking.

sideways sid

999 posts

153 months

Wednesday 30th September 2015
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GTEYE said:
sideways sid said:
Fetchez la vache said:
It does make you wonder why the Kei car idea didn't catch on here with the people that make decisions for city drivers. If the city roads are crowded, simply make the cars bloody smaller! I'd rather that approach than the electro-car nonsense whose through-life environmental impact is way higher than a petrol.
Agreed!

This is exactly what the world needs right now. Bring back the Suzuki Capaccino too!
Whilst I would love to agree with you, 350Matt's comments on the previous page would be ringing in a lot of potential buyer's heads, which is a damn shame.
Without meaning to sound disrespectful to 350Matt, or you, I never experienced the phenomenon in my (much tinier) Raw Striker, or indeed during a drive in a Capuccino.

Also, in a small light car, you have sufficient braking and accelerative capacity, which combined with awareness of less-capable road users and anticipation of their actions, help you to manage your progress through roundabouts, and generally keep out of the way of them!

BigTom85

1,778 posts

109 months

Wednesday 30th September 2015
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I hope we get a proper version over here, looks great to my eyes too.

SpudLink

2,317 posts

130 months

Wednesday 30th September 2015
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sideways sid said:
Without meaning to sound disrespectful to 350Matt, or you, I never experienced the phenomenon in my (much tinier) Raw Striker, or indeed during a drive in a Capuccino.

Also, in a small light car, you have sufficient braking and accelerative capacity, which combined with awareness of less-capable road users and anticipation of their actions, help you to manage your progress through roundabouts, and generally keep out of the way of them!
The SUV phenomenon had not fully taken hold when I was driving a Cappuccino in the mid 90's, but you did need to be aware that a percentage of drivers seem to have a mental 'blind spot' for small cars.

LordGrover

30,226 posts

150 months

Wednesday 30th September 2015
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I've hardly ever driven into a smart car, twizy or cappuccino. Also manage to avoid many cyclists and they're tiny.

Trap

170 posts

123 months

Thursday 1st October 2015
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sideways sid said:
Without meaning to sound disrespectful to 350Matt, or you, I never experienced the phenomenon in my (much tinier) Raw Striker, or indeed during a drive in a Capuccino.

Also, in a small light car, you have sufficient braking and accelerative capacity, which combined with awareness of less-capable road users and anticipation of their actions, help you to manage your progress through roundabouts, and generally keep out of the way of them!
Iv also never experienced it and had some damn small cars kit cars. (Mini Marcos, GTM Coupe etc)

Happyjap

382 posts

47 months

Thursday 1st October 2015
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I feel this is ugly, in Japan what we call a Transformer or as said here never was a shoe however handsome that did not become an ugly slipper!

300bhp/ton

35,764 posts

128 months

Thursday 1st October 2015
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SpudLink said:
sideways sid said:
Without meaning to sound disrespectful to 350Matt, or you, I never experienced the phenomenon in my (much tinier) Raw Striker, or indeed during a drive in a Capuccino.

Also, in a small light car, you have sufficient braking and accelerative capacity, which combined with awareness of less-capable road users and anticipation of their actions, help you to manage your progress through roundabouts, and generally keep out of the way of them!
The SUV phenomenon had not fully taken hold when I was driving a Cappuccino in the mid 90's, but you did need to be aware that a percentage of drivers seem to have a mental 'blind spot' for small cars.
Can't say I've found it a problem. I drive 75+ miles a day in a smart Roadster, on mixed road types. The only thing I avoid doing is sitting parallel to lorry. As being so low they may look over the top of you. So I either place myself in front or behind them.

RacingBlue

1,255 posts

102 months

Thursday 1st October 2015
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Looks great to me - how can it not be fun?

Munich

1,046 posts

134 months

Thursday 1st October 2015
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It looks like (not in detail, but proportion) a Renault Wind.

laam999

538 posts

107 months

Friday 13th May 2016
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Why the hell are these not here yet? Lightweight MR layout and awesome styling. I want.

SystemParanoia

14,342 posts

136 months

Friday 23rd September 2016
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love it!!

c'mon mazda.. dont let honda get all the headlines! bring it back smile




ZesPak

18,898 posts

134 months

Friday 23rd September 2016
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Haha thread Resurrection smile. That Mazda truly looks like a pinched MR2 biggrin

Don't really like the look of the honda or the price of the Mugen, but it does make sense and I'd have a regular one in a heartbeat despite the looks.

stanglish said:
It's a missed opportunity if Honda can't deliver this cheaply. That would appeal to plenty of young couples who have one practical car between them and then this for everything else!
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