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    What's going on with Honda in VIC ?

    Seems Honda have pulled the pin on most of the dealers in VIC.

    Old news but I only found out when a colleague told me he was trading in his Honda because the dealership was closing later this month.

    Honda Australia announces ‘devastating’ changes


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    Canít recall where I heard this but in the back of my mind I knew this was happening. Honda lost the plot years ago so not really unexpected. Only retired lawn bowlers bought Hondaís anyway didnít they?

    They make good small engines and gensets though. What's going on with Honda in VIC ?
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    I saw it on the Whirlpool forum months back and, I think, in one of John Cadogen's videos.

    Ah, here was the link that was on Whirlpool a year ago:

    Update: Honda rules out leaving Australia, but may reduce its dealer network or appoint an independent distributor | CarAdvice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Honda lost the plot years ago so not really unexpected. Only retired lawn bowlers bought Hondaís anyway didnít they?

    What's going on with Honda in VIC ?
    The gentleman that told me what Honda are doing is in his 70's

    Seems they want to have fixed car prices because their customers don't like the haggling process. Just read that Mercedes are about to do the same.

    The way Honda have made the change has meant long standing dealers have no choice but to close.
    Senate inquiry into car dealerships prompts overhaul of franchising rules - ABC News

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Only retired lawn bowlers bought Hondaís anyway didnít they?
    Dunno about that. Still see quite a few Preludes and Civics with weird lights, big tailpipes and massive turbos around....

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    They make good small engines and gensets though. What's going on with Honda in VIC ?
    I'd argue they make OUTSTANDING small engines and gensets. The bikes seem ok as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tins View Post
    Dunno about that. Still see quite a few Preludes and Civics with weird lights, big tailpipes and massive turbos around....
    Newer ones or older ones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tins View Post
    I'd argue they make OUTSTANDING small engines and gensets. The bikes seem ok as well.
    Yes, bikes are very good - how did I forget that - I own one! What's going on with Honda in VIC ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Newer ones or older ones?



    What's going on with Honda in VIC ?
    There are new Preludes?? Nah, the old "shark" Preludes. Honda could sure build engines. But I get it, Gav. Lotsa Hondas were like the old Volvo with the bowls hat on the back shelf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post

    Yes, bikes are very good - how did I forget that - I own one! What's going on with Honda in VIC ?

    suddenly everything about homestar makes sense.

    if nismo is is nissan motorsports, then what is honda motorsports called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tins View Post
    There are new Preludes?? Nah, the old "shark" Preludes. Honda could sure build engines. But I get it, Gav. Lotsa Hondas were like the old Volvo with the bowls hat on the back shelf.

    I believe they make the Isuzu V6 engines under licence too..designed by Renault.
    They know what they are doing and make good gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mick88 View Post
    They know what they are doing and make good gear.

    Cheers, Mick
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