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Old 08-16-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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Honda can do it!

I'm brainstorming a new website I want to put up. It will be a bunch of static pages... nothing that requires any attention, but here is the basic premise.

Honda can save us. Honda can make rising oil prices seem tolerable.

How? Well, Honda has been making cars that get around 50mpg in the USA since 1970. They've shown time and time again that they are capable of producing a vehicle with awesome gas mileage standards, even when everyone thought that oil was never going to run out.

So, how again? Easy. Honda needs to do what we're doing... combine years of technology and research from their existing vehicles and produce a small, efficient, commuter vehicle that gets 60MPG and costs around $8k to buy.

It's simple. Join me in a brainstorm if you will.

The classic Mini Cooper was re-released years ago (was it in 2000?). Here is the classic:



Here is the new mini:



So basically, BMW is showing us that it IS possible to make small cars.

Another small car is the Smart Car, the overpriced toy car:



My proposal to Honda:

Reissue the Honda n600. Retro cars are cool, and cute. Put in it a 3 cylinder 1.0L Vtec-E engine... or even a 2 cylinder .6L Vtec-E engine.

Put rear wheel covers on it, LRR tires, undertray, the works.

In my opinion this car would be a huge success, especially among college kids and commuters.

Just bouncing some ideas around.

The website would be a petition to Honda asking to make this car. People could sign the petition to show support.

Any thoughts? Sorry if it's a bit jumbled... no coffee yet this morning
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Old 08-16-2006, 10:44 AM   #2
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Sounds good to me. hell, why not?

Anyway, the mini is getting bigger and uglier, and gets bad mileage, and cost a lot, so the mini comparison might not be too good, but the yaris is small as hell and kicking the fit around in terms of sales, so yeah.
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:03 AM   #3
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Sort of like http://jumpstartford.com/?
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:13 AM   #4
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Great thinking, I wouldn't count on them listening on the price though.

A guy in WV was at car show I attended 2 weeks ago. Here is his solution, all the way down to the VTEC:


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Old 08-16-2006, 11:17 AM   #5
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I saw that about a year ago on H-T, I wonder if it's really a b18c5 or if he's just got the valve cover painted that way.
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:18 AM   #6
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Here is a vtec classic mini-cooper for your viewing pleasure



edit: Actually, the picture above appears to be a mini-cooper too.
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Honda already has plans for a hybrid smaller than the civic. Don't ya'll get Honda news?
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I'd like to see an updated 3 wheel Morgan. These were one of the first true economy cars and were quite popular in GB. Intruduced in 1910 and powered by an 8 hp V twin engine, the car could be registered as a motorcycle because of the three wheel design. By all accounts they were fun to drive and handled well.

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Tom, there were rumours about a fit getting the insight drivetrain that got us all excited for months and then they were just like, no, boo.

QDM, my dad loves morgans, wood body and all the stuff, neat cars to be sure.
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LOL mat u got more room than u think.

n600 w/ vtec-e told u there was more than enough room and it's got a/c woot woot

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