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28 Jul 21 19:52
Date Joined: 13 Mar 05
| Topic/replies: 6,356 | Blogger: macarony's blog
Honda have built its last car at their Swindon factory.
Some claim it is  because of Brexit others say it is the result of the recent trade deal between the EU and Japan.
The truth is its neither the reason they are leaving is due to a sense of betrayal, first from the Rover debacle when the highly successful partnership was ripped apart by British Areospace while the government watched idly by then the fact that we British bought so few Hondas and in particular the civic while lesser cars sold more in one month in the UK than the civic sold in a year.
So when the duel opportunity of Brexit and the new trade deal came along  Honda said funk the ungrateful bastards we going home.
Honda sold around 16000 civics a year here in the UK a pitiful amount of cars.
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Report PorcupineorPineapple July 29, 2021 9:23 AM BST
Don't blame me. I had a Civic for years. Cracking car.
Report Giuseppe July 29, 2021 1:24 PM BST
a car you can trust
Report politicspunter July 29, 2021 1:52 PM BST
Nice car that Honda Civic. Had a couple of Nissan Primeras, a Mazda 6 and a Datsun Stanza many moons ago, all good Japanese cars.
Report macarony July 29, 2021 2:59 PM BST
Honda found out the hard way that the average Brit only takes one thing into consideration and that is the badge even if the car is absolute pap.
Report lfc1971 July 29, 2021 3:03 PM BST
Good cars , you can’t beat Japanese technology
Report A_T July 29, 2021 3:13 PM BST
they make great lawnmowers
Report Giuseppe July 29, 2021 3:50 PM BST
lol Italy makes the best cars
Report sageform July 30, 2021 8:59 AM BST
Significant that they have no plans to move to another EU country. The world car market is contracting. Why buy a new one if it might be outlawed in 2 years time?
Report macarony July 30, 2021 10:20 AM BST
The ban only applies to new cars.
For a car built here Honda should have been able to sell at least 50/60000 car pa the civic was in the C class sector and if they had sold the civic in those numbers Honda would still be making cars in Britain, but one too many kicks in the teeth for Honda the other big affront was the situation with Rover they had a highly successful partnership until the German asset strippers were allowed to buy Rover something they would never have done if only the government had the sense to retain a 25% holding in the company
Report cryoftruth July 30, 2021 9:29 PM BST
My first car was a Datsun.

Rusted like beggary.
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 9:32 PM BST
should have bough a FIAT
Report cryoftruth July 30, 2021 9:58 PM BST
Fiat stands for

Unless it’s a Fiat Uno Turbo

In which case it stands for

Report Foinavon July 30, 2021 10:44 PM BST
I bought a Strada around 1980 as a run about. After 2 years and 60K it was clapped out and the front seats were falling apart. A load of junk.
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 10:49 PM BST

how's Rover doing these days
Report A_T July 31, 2021 11:07 AM BST
Toyota make the best cars
Report Giuseppe July 31, 2021 2:19 PM BST
Report A_T July 31, 2021 2:30 PM BST
well it sure as hell ain't Fiat fella Laugh
Report Giuseppe July 31, 2021 2:32 PM BST
British Leyland

Report A_T July 31, 2021 2:33 PM BST
no argument there

Fiat would have gone under long ago without government bailouts
Report Giuseppe July 31, 2021 2:38 PM BST
when did the government bail out Fiat?
Report macarony July 31, 2021 3:24 PM BST
The best car made in Italy was innocenti mini at BL's Milan innocenti Lambretta factory
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