General Why can't we get this in UK?

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by AccordCU2, Thursday 25th Dec, 2014.

  1. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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  2. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    Very nice :dribble::dribble:
     
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  3. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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  4. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    Cannot make my mind up on the coupe.
     
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  5. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I quite like it except the alloys.
    They are hideous and would need changing.
    These are all American models but not sure how they import them or pay tax on them.
    If only we could import these in UK without paying enormous tax and insurance.
     
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  6. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    I like the blue one, a V6 with a Eco button?
     
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  7. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Lovely cars @Zoran I would struggle to pick between them to be honest!
     
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  8. Mr Honda Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Russia sells the US Accord, it's not sold anywhere in RHD IIRC, although Japan does get the new Hybrid version and I wouldn't mind a test drive in one of them, serious car with serious hybrid tech!!
     
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  9. i-DSI Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Those US cars get into Europe because of NATO military US staff. They do have the legal right to buy American cars in Europe, drive them, insure them, etc... as if it were EU cars.
    Honda does need to supply parts and do maintenance on them. They are seen in Germany and its neighbour countries.
    I remember having to buy the American TPMS tool for the loan tool program for EU dealers many years ago because of these imported cars.
     
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  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I was telling Leo exactly the same last week verbatim last week lol how bizarre. Even if you have JDM car with recalls honda UK dealer will and can assist you.
     
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  11. numpty67 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    The present non Hybrid 9th Generation Accord saloon is in fact sold in RHD in quite a few countries, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia and Thailand to name a few. Thailand like Japan also sells the Hybrid.

    The previous 8th generation model was also sold in RHD in most of these countries and in some countries sold along side the European Accord which was known funnily enough as the Accord Euro.

    2014 Australian brochures showing Accord and Accord Euro
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  12. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    @intruder's spotted a 9th Generation in the wild in the UK before :Smile:
     
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  13. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I have just the thing for that mate, I'll have a chat on the phone with you tomorrow about it :Smile:
     
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  15. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    If I recall correctly, the US Accord is made in Thailand for the Asian and Australian/NZ markets as well as Marysville Ohio.
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Yup it is John even the accord euro they get which is our car is also made in Thailand.
     
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  17. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Didn't realise that. I just assumed Accord Euro was made in Sayama like our Accord.

    Perhaps it is now becoming clear why 8th Generation apparently wasn't "economic" two factories relatively close together building the same car. Over-capacity to blame more than anything perhaps?
     
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  18. Mr Honda Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Yeah man, forgot bout the Oz/Asia market, small enough that it is.
     
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  19. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    It's common stuff to find imported cars from US in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and I believe many other European countries. Car markets full of cars imported either from Germany or USA. For cars from US several mods needs to be done to pass MOT and here you go - legal car for your joy :Smile:
     
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