Honda Elysion. Anyone got/had one?

Honda Elysion. Anyone got/had one?

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Trevor555

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2,204 posts

43 months

Tuesday 20th October
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I'm considering one of these for a fishing wagon.

I presume it'd be reliable being a Honda, but interested to hear from anyone who's had one.

Looks like £5,000 to £6,000 buys a very nice one.

£6,000 doesn't buy much of a combi van these days.

Challo

5,862 posts

114 months

Friday 23rd October
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Don’t know much about them, but we have discussed about potentially getting one a next car.

If you like the Elysion also look at the Stepwagon from Honda. Also Toyota Alphard and Nissan Elgrand is an option.

There are a couple of other Nissan / Toyota MPVs that are imported which offer similar. I think one is called the Serena.

Trevor555

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2,204 posts

43 months

Friday 23rd October
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Challo said:
Don’t know much about them, but we have discussed about potentially getting one a next car.

If you like the Elysion also look at the Stepwagon from Honda. Also Toyota Alphard and Nissan Elgrand is an option.

There are a couple of other Nissan / Toyota MPVs that are imported which offer similar. I think one is called the Serena.
Thanks for that, I've done the deed and it's on it's way.

I went for the Elysion in the end as it'll fit into my garage, they're 1790mm tall (hoping google is correct) My garage is 1805mm

The importer had one already on it's way so due 11th Nov into Southampton.

A grade 4.5 so should be close to mint condition.

I'll update when it's here.

Challo

5,862 posts

114 months

Friday 23rd October
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Trevor555 said:
Challo said:
Don’t know much about them, but we have discussed about potentially getting one a next car.

If you like the Elysion also look at the Stepwagon from Honda. Also Toyota Alphard and Nissan Elgrand is an option.

There are a couple of other Nissan / Toyota MPVs that are imported which offer similar. I think one is called the Serena.
Thanks for that, I've done the deed and it's on it's way.

I went for the Elysion in the end as it'll fit into my garage, they're 1790mm tall (hoping google is correct) My garage is 1805mm

The importer had one already on it's way so due 11th Nov into Southampton.

A grade 4.5 so should be close to mint condition.

I'll update when it's here.
Sounds very nice. What did you go for in terns of engine as I know they do a 2.4 and 3.0?

Was it expensive?

Trevor555

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2,204 posts

43 months

Friday 23rd October
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Challo said:
Sounds very nice. What did you go for in terns of engine as I know they do a 2.4 and 3.0?

Was it expensive?
I went for the 2.4cc, I think that has a chain rather than a belt?

It's just under 5k landed, Duty/Vat paid.



Engine bay looks clean for a 2006 car.

Edited by Trevor555 on Friday 23 October 10:49

Challo

5,862 posts

114 months

Friday 23rd October
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Trevor555 said:
Challo said:
Sounds very nice. What did you go for in terns of engine as I know they do a 2.4 and 3.0?

Was it expensive?
I went for the 2.4cc, I think that has a chain rather than a belt?

It's just under 5k landed, Duty/Vat paid.



Engine bay looks clean for a 2006 car.

Edited by Trevor555 on Friday 23 October 10:49
Wow that amazing. All that car imported for only 5k.

If I take the plunge next year I will drop you a message to understand more about the process.

Trevor555

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2,204 posts

43 months

Friday 23rd October
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Challo said:
Trevor555 said:
Challo said:
Sounds very nice. What did you go for in terns of engine as I know they do a 2.4 and 3.0?

Was it expensive?
I went for the 2.4cc, I think that has a chain rather than a belt?

It's just under 5k landed, Duty/Vat paid.



Engine bay looks clean for a 2006 car.

Edited by Trevor555 on Friday 23 October 10:49
Wow that amazing. All that car imported for only 5k.

If I take the plunge next year I will drop you a message to understand more about the process.
By all means drop me a line.

I've got two dealers close to me that import cars from Japan, one of which has just helped me with mine. I've occasionally collected cars from the docks for them over the years.

Neither of them have seen an Elysion before hence my original question.

Their main advice is to get any car BIMTA checked for the mileage when it was in Japan.

TommoAE86

2,143 posts

86 months

Friday 23rd October
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Defo get any car inspected over there. I paid Torque GT to do the legwork on both my JDM cars and can't speak high enough of them and never felt short changed for all the work they do.

Process with them is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xega0Mi_iyY

The inspection is off the back of the auction sheet of the car and they also check the car when it rolls into the auction section - they passed on a Skyline which had an engine rattle.

Auction sheets are usually savage, this is mine for the Crown - the numbers & letters all point to paint defects;


And when I picked it up, after polishing it myself I can only find the A4 mark on the bonnet to be there spin





Edited by TommoAE86 on Wednesday 28th October 19:36

WhiskyDisco

422 posts

33 months

Wednesday 28th October
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I'm also looking at the Elysion as a replacement for my T6 Caravelle. I'm nervous about a the following:

- Rusting after a couple of years over here
- Replacement parts
- Language issues with internal units/compatiblity with UK radio/sat-nav
- Resale value

I've had a quick look at the Elysion as well as the Elysion Prestige - With its looks, I thought that the Prestige looked like the previousmodel, but it's actually the replacement/runout model!

Any advice - I want the same as yours basically!

TommoAE86

2,143 posts

86 months

Wednesday 28th October
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Rusting: get it undersealed when it arrives then get someone to redo every few years and you shouldn’t have issues.

Parts: most parts are shared between cars now so service items are rarely an issue. It’s body/interior that can be annoying/expensive.

Sat nav: depends what the dash is like so I’d do research and see what others have done. I can’t on my Toyota but happy with a CD player and radio just needed an FM band shifter.

WhiskyDisco

422 posts

33 months

Wednesday 28th October
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I watched this video on the Stepwagon. I like the look of this, and in the video the presenter describes the head unit as being compatible with UK.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K7ym-_MmAE

I'm leaning towards this, but am aware that I'll miss the space that I get with the T6.

Trevor555

Original Poster:

2,204 posts

43 months

Monday 16th November
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The Hoegh Tracer has just docked in Southampton with my car on it.

It's been fun tracking the boat on vessel finder.

Now to find out if there's any delays at the port due to Covid.

TommoAE86

2,143 posts

86 months

Tuesday 17th November
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Southampton is ok at the moment in general thumbup just don't go near Felixstowe

Trevor555

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2,204 posts

43 months

Tuesday 17th November
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TommoAE86 said:
Southampton is ok at the moment in general thumbup just don't go near Felixstowe
Thanks for that, good to hear.

Peanut130

93 posts

40 months

Tuesday 17th November
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this is my honda stepwagon 2008 2.0 k20 engine not bad at all

Trevor555

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2,204 posts

43 months

Tuesday 17th November
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Peanut130 said:



this is my honda stepwagon 2008 2.0 k20 engine not bad at all
That looks nice.

Has it lived up to the Honda reliability?

Peanut130

93 posts

40 months

Tuesday 17th November
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ive only had it 4 months but so far no problems drives really nice
not too bad on fuel either lots of toys on it

Challo

5,862 posts

114 months

Wednesday 18th November
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Peanut130 said:



this is my honda stepwagon 2008 2.0 k20 engine not bad at all
Very nice. What is the engine like in terms of performance? Does it feel underpowered at all?

Peanut130

93 posts

40 months

Thursday 19th November
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iits not to bad for a 2.0 but i have not driven it fully loaded yet its a 8 seater