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Old 04-02-2014, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it is april fools and they are making fun of DIY'ers. So f@#$ honda for that.
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Definitely someone in the HONDA marketing department has a HUGE sense of HUMOR!

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Old 04-02-2014, 05:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it is april fools and they are making fun of DIY'ers. So f@#$ honda for that.
Bah! I think it's hilarious and I am a DIY'er.

But yes, there was a reason it was released on 4/1.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Would be funny to build a car at home, even if it was a Fit or another subcompact. Probably it would also be easier to find some dead weight spots while assembling the car, before it gets hidden behind the trim
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Notice how most of the packages were delivered by drones? And, that cat marching UP and DOWN the background stairs?
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Never mind the cat. It's a glitch in the Matrix.

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Even knowing the ad is very tongue-in-cheek, I would so love to assemble my own car at home.

I've been to a Honda plant that produces the sedan variant, and it's a fascinating thing. With that mid-mounted fuel tank, there's enough flat space at the rear of the chassis for Honda to make a pick-up variant out of it. Actually, I'm wondering why nobody has tried, yet... perhaps the micro-van format is so useful, people don't see the need to fiddle with it.

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The most interesting piece is the tank itself, which has so much irregular space at the top (due to fitting into a very irregular space between the front seats) that it makes it easy to see how you could gain a few liters more space by shaking the car after the first fill-up. And the filler neck, going from the cap on the C-pillar all the way to the tanks under the front seat, has more volume than many scooter tanks!
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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With that mid-mounted fuel tank, there's enough flat space at the rear of the chassis for Honda to make a pick-up variant out of it. Actually, I'm wondering why nobody has tried, yet... perhaps the micro-van format is so useful, people don't see the need to fiddle with it.
Something like a "baby Ridgeline" would actually have some success in Brazil and evetually in Australia, but I'm not so sure about other markets.

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