Introductions Honda Elysion

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Jbob, Saturday 29th Aug, 2015.

  1. Jbob Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi all,

    I've just imported a low mileage mint condition Elysion after much research and time. Whilst I'm waiting for the V5 to arrive I thought I'd try to see if there are any other Elysion owners out there who think this site should have a new section to include 'Elysion' I'm hoping there are some owners in UK as this motor is really something for us guys with young families and it'd be nice to know I'm not alone!

    Regards, Jbob
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Welcome to Honda Karma @Jbob :Hey:

    Our very own @DeviateDefiant is a big fan of the Elysion and nearly imported one last year.

    We can get you a new section made for you no problems @Jbob. Don't worry even if you're the only one in the club that has an Elysion we can look after you :Smile:

    I've just got an Edix I imported on the road, so if you need any help or advice on that front let me know.

    Are you importing via a UK importer or dealing with it yourself ?
     
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  3. Jbob Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi there!

    Thanks for your reply. I have done it myself as I've owned a few Jap imports and none of it phases me. I've actually brought two over, one to keep and one to perhaps sell. I will post some pics soon as its really quite special! Now these cars have reached 10 years of age I'm pretty certain they will gain quite a following over here.. It would be fantastic to have its own section on here! I'm learning as I go and I'm not hugely technical or mechanically minded but I do know a bit about their spec and have a few personal contacts.

    Jbob (not sure this was the best name as my predictive text keeps trying to put 'knob' in its place!)
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Good stuff.

    LOL.
     
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  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Hey @Jbob, welcome to HK. I love the Elysion and as @SpeedyGee said, nearly imported one earlier in the year, I'm still hoping to!

    They're fantastic cars all round, I have heart set on a J30 4WD VG Aero to use for events, traveling with the dogs, carting things about, and towing a track car in the future.

    We have a few resident import owners here, numbers are growing over time. Glad you can join us.

    PS: We want tons of pictures and to hear your thoughts on her when she's road legal.
     
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  6. Jbob Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi!

    Absolutely! It's a pearl white 3ltr 2WD with cream heated leather and just about every available extra and only covered 39k miles in ten years! I'm in the process of fully converting it with UK sat nav and can't wait to get it on the road and show it off! I can tell you it goes like a bat out of hell for such a big heavy 8 seater! Much better to drive than a 2.4 and I think nicer looking than the 3.5ltr variant.

    Got a feeling you'll be seeing me on here often with my tales of ownership!

    Whereabouts are you located @DeviateDefiant ?

    Jbob
     
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  7. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I was so close to jumping in on a 57k Black VG with full Mugen bodykit for £5k (+ shipping/import/registration etc.), I actually kinda regret not doing it at the time as it stands!

    I've heard they're extremely quick on the J30/J35 V6s, even at 1,850KG pushing 300hp will do that. I agree on the Elysion Prestige, the two things which made it a no go for me were the big ugly front grill, and the full center console between the front seats which means you can't easily just walk into the back area without going out of the car again.

    It would be really useful to potential future owners to see how to convert the Sat Nav to UK Jim, might be a nice idea to write a guide up here. The more Elysion content that starts being generated the more future owners will find us :Smile:

    I'm up in Northants, around the Kettering/Corby area.
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Welcome to Honda Karma Jim. :welcome:

    You can see where most members are on the Members Map

    Please do post up photographs of your Elysion when you get her. We have a Club Garage specifically for our cars, lawnmowers etc, etc. Just click on the link.:Hey:
     
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  9. Jbob Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi!

    Ok great I will. Nice to get a warm welcome!

    Jbob
     
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  10. jd1959 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Welcome I'd absolutely love to have an Elysion but the motor tax here would kill me, paying 710/year (euro) at the moment on the 2L StepWgn and a 3L would push it up to 1494/year!!! Ireland doesn't make motoring affordable unless you own a small displacement 2008 or newer diesel :annoyed:.

    Internavi system/other OEM or aftermarket? I've the Internavi and have had no luck with finding a way of changing the system menus, voice, voice commands, or the maps to English, please share if there is a way.

    They really are a lovely bus, I'm green with envy, hope it does you well. :salute:
     
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  11. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :Smile:

    really looking forward to seeing some pics
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    never knew the forum had that feature ,, kinda cool..
    I'm not showing up on it though
     
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  12. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Something not right there. :sherlock:
    We'll have to look into this. Thank you for pointing it out. :Hey:
     
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  13. Jbob Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hello Hello!

    @jd1959 - I had no idea Ireland had such high vehicle tax..

    Mine is still £240 for the year as it's an import.

    ...Not sure how to 'quote' properly using this site so this was copied and pasted using my iPhone...!

    "Internavi system/other OEM or aftermarket? I've the Internavi and have had no luck with finding a way of changing the system menus, voice, voice commands, or the maps to English, please share if there is a way"

    I have purchased and received a unit from 'alibaba' an online traders site. It claims to completely replace the OEM with their aftermarket device that also comes with its own dvd drive. According to them it's designed to work seamlessly with all controls and adds UK & European sat nav, As well as iPod connectivity and Bluetooth.

    It arrived after just a few days and looks nicely made, hopefully it'll work!! My experience of aftermarket goods is that it's a bit 'hit and miss' Unfortunately, there is no getting away from the fact that the main control wheel, (a bit like BMW's I drive) has got some Japanese writing in a couple of places. I have downloaded Honda Japan's manual and it explains each function in it so I'll try and figure it out!!

    Having a bit of an issue with keys, or should I say lack of keys. It only came with one key but should have come with 2 plus 2 remote fobs and a 'smart' key as mine is a smart key version. I'm currently in talks with the import co. about sourcing these rather important items and the time delay is frustrating but at least they are trying to help..

    I honestly cannot believe just how good the condition of this car is.. Considering its 11 years old it still has all the blue wrap on the stainless steel it left the factory with. It even has the plastic wrap on the front interior uprights!

    The car it's replaced is a Toyota Estima 2.4l petrol with 7 seats (captain seats in middle) which I've had for over 5 years. It's been utterly brilliant but I'm used to more bells and whistles and it's fairly basic even though it's an 'Aeras' edition. My children are older now so the days of sticky lollipops and random boiled sweets stuck in various places are hopefully on their way out! I've read them the riot act about no messing in this car - you know, the usual stuff we all say!! I REALLY mean it this time!!!

    Jbob.
     
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  14. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Welcome Jim!
     
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  15. jd1959 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Stick a link up to it if you can, sounds interesting, and please keep us informed how it goes.

    I still have several more years before I'm out of that phase, my youngest is just turning 3, not a hope that things will stay free from sugar let alone any number of less desirable fluids and substances. I'm incredibly paranoid of sun screen and little fingers on the paint, the ghost like finger prints never go away completely no matter what I've tried.

    I found a couple of apps for the phone or tablet that will take a photo of the Japanese script/scan and translate. They have become invaluable when messing the the system.

    Sounds like its in incredible condition, hopefully the shopping trolleys stay well away from you.
     
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  16. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    @Jbob could you kindly post the link to this please ?
     
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  17. Jbob Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi all,

    Not very good with all this sort of stuff but try this...

    Clear Low Price For Car Radio Auto Audio Stereo Multimedia Dvd Player Gps Navigation For Honda Elysion - Buy Car Radio For Honda Elysion,Multimedia Dvd Player For Honda Elysion,Gps Navigation For Honda Elysion Product on Alibaba.com

    Hopefully this works?!!

    I've taken some pics of the brochure that came in the box..

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    Yeah, it's not a direct link only to the site.. told you I was rubbish! If you type in the search bar 'Honda elysion' it'll come up. Here are some screen shots..
     
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  18. jd1959 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks for putting that up looks like an interesting option :Thumbup:, with steering wheel control integration and obd-2 support . Will it use these controls or leave them doing nothing?
    buttons.
     
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  19. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I've corrected the link for you @Jbob
     
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  20. Jbob Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    @jd1959 - I'm not sure but I'll let you know when it's fitted!

    Making a guide isn't really an option I have as the person fitting it is extremely busy and for me to ask him is unfair. It should be just plug and play as it's been made to replace both the in dash part and the player in the console.

    @SpeedyGee - thanks for correcting the link!
     
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