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Old 01-25-2005, 07:18 PM
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Honda brings car smaller than civic to america...


Honda plans to sell in the United States a variation of the front-drive subcompact Honda Fit, which is sold in Japan and Europe.
Honda executives have said the company will bring a car smaller than the Civic to this country but until now have not identified it.
"It will be a variation of the Fit, and it will be here not too far in the future," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co. Inc., at the Detroit auto show.
"Toyota has done a good job with the Scion," he said. "So that's where we're looking, to bring back the youth we've lost. With the current cars we have, that segment has shrunk."
No separate brand
But unlike Scion, Honda will not establish a separate brand for the new small car, Colliver said.
Also, the small car will not be shipped bare like the Scion and accessorized according to dealer and customer orders.
"We had conversations on whether to bring it in slashed down but decided against it," he said. "We plan to load it up. It's better to build it the way they want it. We also looked at establishing a separate brand for the new car but decided against it."
He declined to provide any other details about the car.
Michael Robinet, vice president for global forecast services at CSM Worldwide in Farmington Hills, Mich., said the U.S. Fit will arrive early in 2006 as a 2007 model. He said it will be powered by a 1.5-liter engine equipped with dual overhead camshafts and direct fuel injection.
Some dealers believe the sticker price will be about $12,000. The base price of the 2005 Civic is $13,675 including a $515 destination charge.
Civic sales, aided by cut-rate loans, rose 3.2 percent to 309,196 last year.
Factory equipped
Robinet said although Scion has done a good job attracting customers who want to accessorize their cars, he believes Honda will do well equipping its vehicles at the factory.
"Honda does a lot of production here, so they can more accurately predict what the customers want," Robinet said. "Honda would rather make sure it has the Honda quality through and through and their warranty on it. There is less room for error."
Toyota introduced its Scion youth brand nationally last year. It posted sales of sales of 99,259 in 2004 vs. 10,898 in 2003 when the vehicle was sold in limited markets. Scion has three models.
"We're all hoping Honda brings in a new product line with a more affordable car that our younger and less-affluent buyers can purchase," said Larry Mallory, chairman of the Honda dealer council in a recent interview.
Mallory, owner of Honda of Kirkland in Kirkland, Wash., also said the dealers did not want a separate franchise for the small car: "The two-channel system they currently have, Honda and Acura, is enough to accommodate any and all new products coming out."
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With that color, that's about the est car I've ever seen
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Civic VS. Fit...
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ROFLMFAOPIMP ^^^

You two are killing me.
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Lets guess who on these boards is gonna like this one

oh by the way.......
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The current Civic is a dud - note to Honda: bring back double wishbone suspension ASAP!!!

Judging by the sales of the Chevy Aveo - does America really need another sub-compact? Me thinks NOT.
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Wow...talk about old news...Honda's been promising this for a while. I'm sure someone has posted this before.
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Originally Posted by CGTSX2004
Wow...talk about old news...Honda's been promising this for a while. I'm sure someone has posted this before.
ya but this is official info... https://acurazine.com/forums/showthr...=honda+compact and by the way that pic is the american spec car. the thought of another honda brand as was discussed is scurry!

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I like the Scion xB better then this.
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For shits and giggles, I'll donate $20 bucks to the first clown who buys one of these.

Caveats:

1. Must be the Pink one.
2. Must provide pics as proof.
3. Must be personal vehicle - not for g/f or wife.
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Originally Posted by PistonFan
For shits and giggles, I'll donate $20 bucks to the first clown who buys one of these.

Caveats:

1. Must be the Pink one.
2. Must provide pics as proof.
3. Must be personal vehicle - not for g/f or wife.
i see his ten, and ill put in 10 more!
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Originally Posted by wsklar
Mexicans

Gringo, porque tu problemo con Los Mexicanos todos?
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Originally Posted by PistonFan
Gringo, porque tu problemo con Los Mexicanos todos?
No problem. I was down in Mexico not too long ago and I saw a lot of small cars (Civics, VW Bugs, etc.) and the color, as already stated is . Just an observation.
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Just placed my order. Pink/Purple, 5MT. CAN'T WAIT!

I have a small feeling that people are gonna this thing out. Cheap, small engine. It's a good idea, but come on, not in America. Everything is big in America.

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Originally Posted by stangg172004
Civic VS. Fit...
This car is what the measley little Civic beats on. The Corolla has the Echo, and the Cobalt has the Aveo. Poor super-econo-boxes, they have nobody to pick on
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That's hot.
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It looks like it has makeup on.
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Originally Posted by gocubsgo55
Just placed my order. Pink/Purple, 5MT. CAN'T WAIT!

I have a small feeling that people are gonna this thing out. Cheap, small engine. It's a good idea, but come on, not in America. Everything is big in America.

Nothing a set of Sprewell Dubs couldnt fix yo!!!
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[QUOTE=Arcticcl9]While I was driving home from downtown Los Angeles today, I spotted the Honda Fit today..right on the side of the road! THe rear emblem was masked, but the car was so nice that it literally stood out from the road. I slowed for a minute and checked it out. I didn't have my camera out at the time, so I had to make a detour to go back to the road..but with all the one ways in downtown I was a bit too late with the camera, they already placed it back on the trailer, I did manage to snap this pic though:



It's called the Honda FRV in Europe. Not sure if we're getting it here.

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Time to sell the Buick?
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Originally Posted by ClutchPerformer
Time to sell the Buick?

Not for pink. maybe Silver

But if we're someone getting the FRV, then yes, I'm definently selling the Buick.
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i saw a lot of these overseas and i think they are a cool little car

heres a picture of a cow print one in HK

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so are we getting the Fit or the FRV
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FRV!
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Originally Posted by d-rock
i saw a lot of these overseas and i think they are a cool little car

heres a picture of a cow print one in HK


Good for a Gateway commercial!!!
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FRV or Fit ... which one?

I hope the North American car rides as well as the Fit. Rode in one while in Asia back in December. Handles superbly -- has some pep to it. If I settle down and start a family, that would be the city grocery-getter for me. Why get a SUV unless you need to do highway driving?
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I've planned so long for the fit to come!!!
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I hope it looks a hell of a lot better than the current gen fit and what exactly is loaded up compared to what the scions offer? leather? nav?
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Originally Posted by CLUofI
so are we getting the Fit or the FRV
Fit...but who knows, maybe FRV as well.
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Originally Posted by Autonews
Honda's U.S. sales goal for Scion fighter is 60,000
Tiny Fit will be positioned below new pumped-up Civic
https://www.autonews.com/buyArchives...rticleId=54164
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AN / August 15, 2005

TOKYO -- Honda Motor Co. wants to sell about 60,000 Fit economy cars a year in the United States.

"We've got to sell about that number," says Koichi Kondo, CEO of American Honda Motor Co. Inc., who revealed the unofficial sales goal. The Fit is scheduled to go on sale in the United States next spring or summer.

Kondo expects the Fit to appeal to a broad group of customers, including young people and families "who couldn't afford the Civic.
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They'll meet 60K in sales, I think.
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Cool Scion or Echo?

I have to see one in real life but for some reason I equate this thing as the Honda counterpart to the Echo as opposed to Scion.
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.....and I wonder if Nissan will inject a Micra into the mix as well.
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I'm kinda interested in what things from the 'modulo' department will arrive on this side of the Pacific ...

http://www.honda.co.jp/ACCESS/automobiles/fit/
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http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/index.aspx

"The Honda Fit*: Coming Spring 2006.

Small on the outside, big on the inside, the Fit will transform the way you live. That's because the Fit has the same Honda quality, know-how and dependability built right in.

There's not a whole lot of information we can reveal right now, but rest assured there will be a few surprises for those expecting the steering wheel to simply move to the left.

So look for the U.S. Fit to satisfy your needs for fun-to-drive excitement.

For more information on the Honda Fit, including release dates and up-to-date information, we invite you to sign up for Fit e-mails below.

*The Honda Fit is also known as the Honda Jazz in other markets worldwide."
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Hey ... want more info about the Fit?

fitfreak.net

Quite a bit of good info and other mods members around the world have tried.
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Honestly, I don't like what honda is doing, bringing over the current gen fit when a new model is right around the corner ( fit isn't exactly a great looking vehicle imo). These "few surprises" better be pretty damn good considering every other company will have a new model available when the Fit arrives. Especially Toyota, with their new Yaris and then they have the new Scion xb.

Wish it was the FRV coming.
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^ I really think the Fit that's coming over will be the new model. The current one has been out inJapan for quite a few years now, there is no way Honda would bring that here, contrary to all the "spy" pics that say Honda would do such a (dumb) thing.
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Originally Posted by Professor Gascan
Here's the one I want, with a K20 DC5R swap (yes, it is possible)

This is MUCH better than the Scion peice o crap.
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