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madbiker
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Post by madbiker »

Don’t know if it’s still there but Bristol Honda had a 22 plate in white with I believe 8000 odd miles on the forecourt a couple of weeks ago while I was having mine investigated for the drivers window not closing correctly.
2022 Honda E Advance, Modern Steel Metalic, 16” rims.
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green1
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Post by green1 »

One thing to be weary about the new ones is how long they have sat on the forecourt. Make sure to check the VIN to know that it’s actually a recent manufacture and not new old stock.

I think used / low mileage (under 5,000 ideally) at the 15-18,000 £ price point is a good way to go if it’s from a Honda dealer and you can get a fresh 3 year warranty put on it. One subtle check I’d recommend is checking the door pillar trim carefully for dents on the top edges where the pillar would meet the frameless window if it didn’t roll down when the 12V battery had died in the past and a prior owner had closed the door without being gentle.

Some miles on it also means you can have some confidence that the battery has been cycled and perhaps it’s more likely to be in good condition. Infrequently you’ll also get low mileage ex demo cars with every add on that was available for this car chucked on them, and the price will still be lower than a new one with none of that.

Also that picture is definitely the bonnet not being closed properly, my one was advertised the same way 😑.

As for price in general, I think most people agree that the retail price was the main problem for this car, and that if priced at current levels it would not have bombed so hard (equally, although the car has its problems it also has a bit of a no expense spared vibe about it in spite of them).

From that perspective, if you think it’s worth it, and if you plan to keep it for a long time, then that’s mainly what matters and trying to find a bargain could be time inefficient if you already have your heart set on owning one unless you really want to spend as little as possible.
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firewire71
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Post by firewire71 »

green1, it's interesting you mentioned the extra three year warranty because I was wondering if I buy the Honda e from a non Honda dealer, would I be able to purchase extra warranty from Honda? I will be calling Honda services tomorrow to check that. Good idea about the VIN check. Thanks!
green1
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Post by green1 »

firewire71 wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 8:11 pm green1, it's interesting you mentioned the extra three year warranty because I was wondering if I buy the Honda e from a non Honda dealer, would I be able to purchase extra warranty from Honda? I will be calling Honda services tomorrow to check that. Good idea about the VIN check. Thanks!
I don’t know the answer to that, but my belief is that you can’t unless it’s from a Honda dealer. If you find the answer to that please post here.

My dealer offered a 1 year warranty as standard on a 2020 reg bought a week ago, with the option to purchase an additional 3 years any time in the 1st year of purchase, bringing to 4 years total, for about £1000 extra. This warranty can be availed at any Honda dealer nationally.
mrdo
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Post by mrdo »

I purchased a 22 plate from a Honda dealer a couple of weeks ago but when I registered it in the app it stated MY was 20 - now worried that it must have been sitting somewhere before being registered here in the UK.
green1
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Post by green1 »

To add to my above post, it may be obvious, but I think it's important to make sure it has FSH with Honda if buying used. I know it says the warranty on the HV battery is 8 years / 100,000 miles, but I wouldn't put it past Honda to refuse service in the tiny chance there is a HV battery issue if there is no history.

I know some for other EV makers the HV battery warranty is dependent on there being service history, even though the servicing that needs to be done every year never touches the HV system itself. I've seen some almost new 2020 Es (few hundred miles tops) that seem to have never been serviced because they were never driven, and erring on the side of caution it might be safe to assume any warranty on the HV battery is no longer valid for those, while simultaneously those batteries may be more vulnerable to degradation since if the owner never bothered to service the car, maybe they also allowed the charge to deplete fully for extended periods.
green1
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Post by green1 »

mrdo wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 9:25 pm I purchased a 22 plate from a Honda dealer a couple of weeks ago but when I registered it in the app it stated MY was 20 - now worried that it must have been sitting somewhere before being registered here in the UK.
It must have been, but as long as there's no issues it's nothing to worry about. I don't think that's so bad in your case but yes it is the same thing. Especially if you're buying brand new today and you expect a recent manufacture (mid-late 2023) but what you get is 2020 or 2021 and the dealer knowingly keeps tightlipped about it that's just not a very nice situation.
MrM83
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Post by MrM83 »

My understanding is most if not all cars were manufactured around the same time, given the lack of options beyond external paint colour, which makes sense with regards to production efficiency. I can’t see why Honda would supply a brand new car in 2022 if they had stock from 2021 lying around. Moreover it would be much quicker to get to the customer than waiting on factory order.

My car registered in 24 has a 21 VIN. Do I personally care? Not one bit to be honest, as I struggled to find a nice used example.
green1
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Post by green1 »

Each to their own. When it comes to EVs something advertised as brand new that's been sitting around for multiple years just rubs me the wrong way personally because I don't know if the battery was left to deplete fully or if it was left to sit in the elements and then cleaned just prior to sale. I'd rather buy used just on principle at that point :D. However if the practical difference from actual new is imperceptible then maybe that's all that matters.

Out of curiosity, what were you looking for in a used example that you couldn't find?
firewire71
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Post by firewire71 »

ok so here's the latest news from Yeoman's Honda dealer regarding warranty. The sales guy told us that we can purchase the extended warranty even if the car was bought from a non Honda dealer or private seller, as long as it is still valid. Another thing he said that there is a Manufacturer Guaranteed warranty which is for upto two years and that one covers everything, even the door handles which we mentioned specifically. The manufacturers guarantee is different from the extended three year warranty (£980) which doesn't cover door handles faults. So we asked him to email this info in writing and now waiting on this.
is it true that cars built in 2020-21 had more faults than the later builds or is this just a lottery depending on if you get a Friday afternoon build or not? :lol:

BTW the 10th letter in the VIN is P. So is it a 2021 build? Thanks!
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