Introductions Northantss Newbie

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Honey Badger, Wednesday 18th Sep, 2013.

  1. Honey Badger Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Richie Northants
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    Evening all,

    I've just joined with the intention of getting an Accord of some type over the coming months, I've been looking at 6th Generation V6 Coupes and 7th Generation 2.4s. The Accord will be used as my beater to try and keep the miles (and the parking dents!) off my S2000.

    I've previously owned a Civic 2.0 type-S and a couple of Honda powered R8 Rondas in the past, I seem to be becoming a bit of a Honda Fanboi :lol:.

    I've learnt a fair bit from reading the forum already and I'm looking forward to becoming part of the community here.

    Cheers

    Richie
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Hey Richie and welcome to AOC :Hey: nice username BTW

    Lets have a look at your beast AP1 ,if I fell into some money and a bigger garage I will gladly go and buy a Facelift AP1 :vtec:

    We have a few members looking for Accords hope you all get a quality moootaa soon.
     
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  3. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hello Richie and welcome to AOC
    S2000 now that sounds like fun to drive.
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Welcome aboard Richie. Please do share some pics of your S2000 :Smile:
     
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  5. Honey Badger Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Richie Northants
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    Thanks for the welcome guys, I'll try and get some pics of the S tomorrow, I've got pictures of the 216GTi i owned 10 years ago, none of the gorgeous car that's been sat on the drive for 7 years, I'm gonna have to put that right tomorrow. :Thumbup:


    Is there a for sale section on here, now I've decided I want a 6th Generation Coupe I seem to be having a job fining one within a couple of hours drive.
     
  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    You will see the sales section in a bit..looking forward to the pictures.
     
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  7. Primarycare Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Hey bud

    Good to see another Northampton bod here I was starting to feel a bit alone here :Smile:
    6th Generation is an under rated car 7th Generation 2.4 is a cracking motor, either will serve you well.
    Just sold my Accord and saving for a 8th Generation just don't tell CJ he may kick me out given what I am driving at the moment (just kidding) were not like that here :Smile: good to have you on board bud let us know what you get and I will keep an eye out for you.
    If you want a club sticker I have one or two I can let you have, condition is you post a photo of it on your new motor ;-) good luck with the hunt and if and hope not but if you do have any probs they know just about everything you need to know about Honda here... Happy days
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Keith since you are our resident AOC champion in Northants do you want so flyers and stickers sending to you so you can dish out some to our new members in your neck of the woods.

    I will send you some tax disc holders too so you can dish them out at your discretion is the car is superb they should get one for free.
     
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  9. Primarycare Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I always keep a few flyers and stickers in my car:Smile: tax disc holders I don't like to give away and don't like holding other peeps cash even diesel haters :Smile: I'm liking petrol again now though.
     
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  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Sod the cash its getting the word out to get members here,... does it look like I need the dosh..
     
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  11. Honey Badger Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Richie Northants
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    Morning all,

    Thanks for the welcome Primarycare good to know there is someone close by, I'll take you up on the offer of a sticker when I finally get an Accord, though there is a real lack of any 2.4s or Coupes around the area after I missed out on a V6 coupe earlier this week.

    Would like to get you opinions on the local main dealers as well, I've had problems with all of the local Honda dealers service departments apart from Avonvale, and that's probably because I haven't used Avonvale yet :Smile:. There seems to be a real lack of local independent Honda specialists round here.

    Couple of Pics of the S as requested.

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  12. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    What a beauty.
    Wish I had S2000 for a weekend toy, one day if I ever win lottery.
     
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  13. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Epic car just love it ! proper sports cars.
     
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  14. Primarycare Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Cool send some down and I will get them to Northampton members
     
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  15. Primarycare Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    No probs bud I have used both local dealers Avonvale worst by far IMHO don't bother with them. Kettering dealer smaller but 100% better so long as you don't get a diesel as neither that clued up on the 7th Generation :Smile:

    Just pm me if you want stickers and if CJ sends me a few tax discs will sort one out for you

    Know what you mean about the shortage of local cars I was looking for weeks for a 7th Generation 2.4 time pressures in the end meant I had to get a make do motor for now..


    Happy days
     
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  16. Honey Badger Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Richie Northants
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    I'd love it if the S was a weekend car but it's used as a daily by my wife and by us as the main car as I have a beaten up old Vauxhall Brava pickup for work.

    I'd like to get an Accord to use for shopping and all the boring day to day tasks as I doesn't seem to matter where I park in it I always come back to some mong in a people carrier parking next to the S2000, even if I've parked in the most remote spot in the car park!


    I used the Kettering dealer when it was the Corby motors group and they were excellent, it switched to the current owners and they tried to sting me £650 for some aircon work to replace a condenser and some split pipework that they said they had found, got it checked at Burwell and Ward auto electricians and all it needed was a re gas. The Kettering dealer was were indifferent to my complaint when I asked them about it.

    The Bedford dealer tried to get my wife to approve £750 of urgent brake works to replace the badly worn disks and pads as the car was unsafe to drive according to the dealer. They suddenly changed track when I told them the brakes had been replaced under warranty by Honda less that 18000 miles ago, and that if they needed replacement I would be asking Honda for a contribution,I had them checked by my mechanic and the pads were a little low but there was nothing wrong with the discs, there wasn't even a ware lip on them. The S2000 went back to Bedford this year for a service as they forgot to stamp the book last time and they didn't say a thing about the brakes, even though they were the same pads and disks!! I gave the service manager an earful about trying to rip me off last year and I was offered a 10% discount but he didn't seem overly bothered.

    So Avonvale was my last local option really, though I am losing faith in Honda dealers pretty fast if I'm honest. Have you had poor experiences with them in the past Primarycare?

    Would I be better off moving this to the Honda Dealers area to discuss?
     
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  17. Primarycare Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    My issues with Avonvale was the lack of product knowledge and the desire to get more cash out of me than was required to do the job. I couldn't say they invented work but they invented work. I also had a very traumatic experience when I took my wife to discuss a new Accord Tourer diesel, they just didn't want to know. I made a formal complaint which went no-ware and even Honda UK did not want to know hence I bought her a New Subaru Legacy. Problem was she/we didnt want a CR-V not that there is anything wrong with them in fact I like the New CR-V however I wanted her to make an order for the 8th Generation Accord. I also got stung a few times when ordering parts, until I defected to Holdcroft that is..

    I found the Kettering dealer far better, they were annoyed by my not wanting their "Honda approved oil" which was not the 0-30 I asked them to put in it.
     
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