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Old 09-04-2016, 05:28 PM
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Hello, wondering if there are any other BEAT owners lurking around here. Have recently imported one and debating on whether to keep it or sell. Photo because:

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Old 09-06-2016, 03:59 AM
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Very nice, how's she run?
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:32 AM
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Actually, she runs great. It was in awesome shape when it arrived. I was a bit surprised. About 68k kilometers (43k miles). Engine sounds great, shifts are smooth. I don't think I could have found any car domestically of that vintage in that good a shape (well, for that price). It's an absolute blast to run around town in. I've never had as much fun driving under the speed limit. Once you hit the highway, it's not as exciting, but fine for cruising.

I wasn't sure how that little engine would sound, but it rev's so high, it just sings. It's a bit addictive. I highly recommend one.
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Keep it!
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What happened to your 'other' account? Were you banned?
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What happened to your 'other' account? Were you banned?
Nope. This is literally my first Honda. All VW's (and one BMW) until now. Never had an account before.

I just got the itch to import a car, and always thought the Beat seemed like an awesome car that I could never drive otherwise.
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Hi
I have 3 Beats, 2 have been damaged, I hope to repair one of them. Remember you must change the timing belt every 10 years or 100,000 km do the water pump, a water pump cost me a motor. See www.hondabeat.com.au for parts and service books etc.

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Wow...is this literally the only thread on the Honda Beat?
I just ordered a Beat, and came here looking for info.
I expected quite a lot more than a less than one page thread with no replies in almost a year.

Kinda sad.
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Wow...is this literally the only thread on the Honda Beat?
I just ordered a Beat, and came here looking for info.
I expected quite a lot more than a less than one page thread with no replies in almost a year.

Kinda sad.
This forum is based in the United States. The Beat was never offered in our local market, so the only way to attain one for the vast majority of members here... is to import one.
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I know. I just figured there'd be a handful of US owners by now (3 years in), and/or other knowledgeable people.
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:21 AM
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I know. I just figured there'd be a handful of US owners by now (3 years in), and/or other knowledgeable people.
In the years I've been here, I've seen 3 total Honda Beats mentioned.
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The ECUs get wet, or their capacitors fail, and replacement parts are cheap and ECUs can be bought for \30,000 or so on Yafuoku.
Parts are plentiful, and easy to get otherwise.
That's about all I know, except that I stop and photograph them whenever I can.
Two from recent #touring:



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