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#1 of 576 Here is the new place to discuss the Honda Latitude.
Jul 29, 2002 (5:37 pm)
Rumor has it that Honda will be bringing this wagon to the USA. Anyone know more about this...? Thanks for any news.
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#2 of 576 Its about time
Jul 29, 2002 (10:13 pm)
Yes, my wife could use a Latitude. Something she can steer. The Odyssey is too big and too expensive especially for us overtaxed Canadians. Note the number of poor Canadians on these forums.
#3 of 576 Poor Canadians
Jul 30, 2002 (3:26 am)
Count me in on that! Despite our poverty, we could use a little Latitude.
I expect the Latitude will do well here -- the smaller Mazda MPV does much better here (1.2% share of total mkt)than in the USA (0.4% share), and I remember reading somewhere that the split between regular and Grand Caravan/Voyagers is 60/40 in Canada, and 40/60 in the USA. The Nissan Axxess and Eagle Summit wagons sold much better here too.
However, it all comes down to pricing. Let's hope they can price it under $25K. The Stream goes for about 2,000 euros less than the CR-V in Germany, so $25K should be realistic.
Jul 30, 2002 (5:16 am)
anybody got a picture of this thing?? What are we talking about here? Imprezza Wagon size? Saturn L Wagon size? What?
#5 of 576 pictures, reviews, etc.
Jul 30, 2002 (5:29 am)
can't say i'm not sure how i stand with the looks, hopefully it will look better in real life.
ps. huh - I'm the 5th poster on this thread? drats revka... you pulled a fast one on me (-;
#6 of 576 here's 2 things i'm afraid will happen
Jul 30, 2002 (5:35 am)
when it gets here in North America
First: It could get a bigger engine. Actually this would be fine as long as the fuel efficiency is kept (I doubt it).
Second: It will loose it's 3rd row seat and compete with the Toyota Matrix instead of setting a new Micro van trend. I'm sure there will be takers, but it would be nice to set new grounds for smaller efficient MPV's here in NA.
oh btw, for the 1st timers: The Stream in Europw is what will be the Latitude in NA.
#7 of 576 Hi marcb- Yes, you should credit for this whole discussion. ;-)
Jul 30, 2002 (5:41 am)
Thanks for bringing up the subject in our Honda Fit/Jazz discussion. So where's that article you linked there? Perhaps you'd like to copy/paste it over here....
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#8 of 576 actually, it was odman and the rest who started
Jul 30, 2002 (5:49 am)
this Latitude thingy. Here's a link. I hate to think all those good input from our friends go to nirvana.
#9 of 576 Marcb
Jul 30, 2002 (6:37 am)
Credit for breaking the news about the Stream coming over under the Latitude banner goes to Ropedart (over in the Honda Element discussion). He mentioned this about a week or two ago. I've been bouncing between the Fit/Jazz thread and the Honda Element thread looking for discusisons on this car.
I'm glad Revka opened up this thread -- I had e-mailed Steve in the Vans board to get him to de-archive the Honda Stream thread, but I guess he never did.
As long as we have a place to meet and chat, I'm happy. Thanks for posting that link, Marcb. Topgear magazine from the UK had a great 2-way comparison of the Stream against the Zafira in their Oct 2001 issue. They don't seem to keep it on their site though.
#10 of 576 here's something interesting...
Jul 30, 2002 (6:40 am)
Roughly the Latitude will be taller than a Suzuki Aerio but has about the width/length of the Focus SW:
|Focus SW |
(fer cryin out loud, can't figure why this dang thing wants to go all the way here).