Honda Beat

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  1. pepsi

    pepsi Cut my life into pieces

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    Does anyone know stuff about this car?. I'm thinking about getting one through an importer. seems interesting to have, small car, convertible and rwd, i've been told. Should be able to get one for less than 5 grand
     
  2. Phill A. Peno

    Phill A. Peno It's Filipino, stupid. OTTC, Cycling Crew, WRX Cr OT Supporter

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    The Beat began production in May 1991, and finished production in February 1996. The total number of cars produced was around 33,600. Most of the production (around 2/3) occurred in the first year, and then production and sales reduced drastically. Many Japanese domestic-only models do not have a full 17 digit International VIN (Vehicle Identification Number.) The Beat only has a chassis number (PP1 1000001~) , an engine number (E07A 6000001~) and a gearbox number (ZK 5000001~).
    There were two different models of Beat (PP1-100 and PP1-110), although there were a couple of different limited edition versions as well. Variations on the first model were just cosmetic updates. Only the second model had any real mechanical differences. All cars were offered with the option of a drivers-side airbag.
    First model (chassis numbers PP1-100)
    Standard model.
    The standard car came four colours: White, Yellow, Red, Silver.
    Version F: This was a limited run of 800 cars which came in a special Metallic Green colour. It also came standard with white factory alloy wheels.
    Version C: This was a limited run of 500 cars which came in a special Metallic Blue colour. It also came standard with white factory alloy wheels.
    Version Z: This was a real re-jigging of the car mechanically, a lot of parts were changed/upgraded. It had options of ABS (Anti-lock braking) and LSD (Limited Slip Differential). It also had black instrument dials instead of the usual white, and came standard with silver alloy wheels. The Version Z was only available in either Silver or a Dark Green colour (non-metallic) similar to British Racing Green.
    All cars came standard with the following :
    • Air Conditioning
    • Electric Windows
    • Steel Wheels (155/65R13 on the front, 165/60R14 on the back)
    Factory Optional extras were:
    • Drivers-side Airbag
    • Alloy wheels ("Telephone-Dial" style) in Silver or White
    • Front Driving Lights
    • Mudflaps
    • Audio System (See separate section on Audio systems)
    • Passenger Side Interior Light
    • Center Console "Knee/Arm Rest"
    • Luggage Rack
    • Luggage Net
    • Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip
    • Chromed Fuel Filler Cover
    • Rear spoiler/wing with integrated stop light
    • Momo leather steering wheel
     
  3. pepsi

    pepsi Cut my life into pieces

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    ok, anything else, popular engine swaps? 6 ft tall people fit ok in the car?
     
  4. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    How are you planning on registering it so you can insure it and actually drive it? I seriously doubt it will pass crash regulations, so I don't know that you'll be able to legally drive one here in the States. Or are you not in the States?
     
  5. pepsi

    pepsi Cut my life into pieces

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    nah, i'm in canada and all it needs is to be 15 years old and an out of province inspection
     
  6. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    Ah, yes, I've heard of those wonderful Canadian rules for importing cars. I wish it was so easy done here, but, nooooo, fucking Government won't let you do that!
     
  7. pepsi

    pepsi Cut my life into pieces

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    could use a pic
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  8. sub9lulu

    sub9lulu LSx RX-7 in progress krew

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    looks pretty neat
     
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    red97gst New Member

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    yeah that looks fuckin awesome

    just check on the reliability of the soft top and availability of replacement parts....
     
  10. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    In the US it's, I believe, 25 years.

    There's a company based out of Vancouver that sells all sorts of cool Japanese cars. Some ones that I would like to own:

    Toyota Sera
    Suzuki Cappucino
    Honda Beat
    Suzuki Alto Works
     
  11. psyphre

    psyphre User #58, OG ftw. XBL/IG - davzilla77

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    http://www.j-specimports.ca/

    these guys have been brining in like 10-20 cars a week for the past few months now. MR2's, skyline's, soarer's, slivia's, bmw 850's, celsior's, gto's, mb 500sl's, pulsar gti-r's, fairlady z's, mazda familia gtr's. just tons of stuff for like 6000 - 15000 canadian landed. there is some higher priced stuff too but that's the general range.
     
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    red97gst New Member

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    HELL YEAH THE SERA IS AWESOME
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    THE JAPANESE LOVED THESE EGG CARS BACK IN THE EARLY 90S.....KINDOF LOOKS LIKE THE NISSAN NX


    check out this 300hp Toyota Sera

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    teh cappucino is awesome too.....switch from hardtop to t-tops to targa to full vert
    check this shit out
    http://www.works-y3f.com/m_cars/3_jpn/others/cino/cino.html


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