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Mailforkev
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Post by Mailforkev » Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:09 am

Hi all, finding this forum has been very helpful in my decision making process. I should be collecting my blue Advance in a week hopefully, will put up a picture when I have it.
These are a pretty rare car here, only 44 registered up to end of last year. I’ve only seen two on the road so far. A good friend has just collected a new Porsche Taycan, my little Honda will be over twice as rare as that!

turntoport
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Post by turntoport » Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:55 pm

:-)

ZoeDave
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Post by ZoeDave » Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:56 pm

Enjoy! Even though I bought a white, the blue grows on me every time I see one.

Your comment on the Taycan nails the point of why I love the car so much. I'd happily take a Taycan if someone else paid for it, even if I couldn't park it. But we live in a world where we actually have to pay for things, and though I could live on baked beans for a couple of years, I rather wouldn't. So I just couldn't pass on the chance to have a car with at least as much wow factor as one costing twice as much.

Gastarg
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Post by Gastarg » Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:59 pm

I got one also short time ago, i south of dublin, if I see the blue probably is your hahaha there is too few of this in the street, mine is dark grey. Have a question, do you have enabled honda+ app? Closenagh motors say "will be enabled in near future" but is not yet in ireland, what they told to you ?

Mailforkev
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Post by Mailforkev » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:22 pm

@ZoeDave, twice as much is a bit optimistic! His Taycan cost four times the Honda. The options on the Porsche cost roughly the same as the entire Honda.

@Gastarg, I'm southside too, don't forget to wave if you see me. Regarding the app, Honda Ireland told me that they are waiting for Honda Europe to roll it out to some smaller markets (including Ireland) but unfortunately there are delays.

ZoeDave
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Post by ZoeDave » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:17 pm

Mailforkev wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:22 pm
@ZoeDave, twice as much is a bit optimistic! His Taycan cost four times the Honda. The options on the Porsche cost roughly the same as the entire Honda.
LOL - Ah yes the options! The one and only time, over a decade ago, that I even looked at a Porsche was a Cayman. I thought I was driving rather spiritedly and enquired about the 'S'. I was told very clearly that I didn't need one. Then I saw that it was the best part of a hundred pounds to have the washer nozzles painted in the same colour as the body, and you could repeat that malarkey for at least a dozen other bits, before even looking at important tech and mechanicals. No wonder the pricing list was a hardback book all to itself! You'd need an accountant or some kind of advanced AI to even work out what to buy.

At least my fully specced e only has at most 6 options - advance, 16" wheels ('free' if you don't mind feeling a little cheated), white paint, brown leather, an armrest and the dashcam. You have to wonder if all those extra parts numbers and production complexity cost more that just giving them to you in the first place.

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