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Post by colin565 on Mon 9 May 2016 - 22:06

OK, rear small engined, but targa style roof and note those rear bumps and similar wheels, Looks good, Price £11k in Japan  Very Happy 

Downside, no room for spare tyre, and no storage boot at all  Shocked

Nice toy but unfortunately only for the Japanese market (at the moment). 



Youtube link, showing the car.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LAesEdEVLk#t=73

Test drive....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79ALDwJeE9o

Engine running stationary (you can tell its 600cc by its rattly noise) and roof removal...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDZ8A0MnUiA

CONCLUSION..The wind is far more practical and still has the looks, whereas the S660 is just a fun toy for the weekend, I will take one please, just as an extra Very Happy
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Post by johntymac on Tue 10 May 2016 - 18:23

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Post by knebby on Tue 10 May 2016 - 21:35

I love it!!! Harks back to the Kei cars of the 90s like the Suzuki Cappuccino and the Honda Beat.

Love it to have a UK release. Def a car for the weekend!!!
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Post by colin565 on Wed 11 May 2016 - 8:08

Yeh, I remember the Honda Beat, there was a local lad with a red one, but it was like a two thirds sized Mazda MX-5, and put me off, as it looked too small.

This on the otherhand is a bit bigger looking, almost the same dimension as our Winds, and is likely due to its lighter part aluminium construction it can get away with a small engine.
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Post by pittstop on Thu 19 May 2016 - 14:59

Found this road test:

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/honda/s660/90968/honda-s660-review

Seems to be a great FUN car but no good for us as we take our sports cars/roadsters on long distance touring holidays in Europe.

Our recent fun cars: a 2001 V6 Alfa Spider; a 2003 MGTF 160 (Which is mid engine like the Honda); & my current car: 2011 Wind GT Line 1.6 can all carry golf bag, with clubs, plus a folding trolley (or holiday cases) & have a spare wheel for long distance work.

Even the new MX5 has a half reasonable boot but, to the best of my knowledge, no spare wheel.

The Honda will seriously limit it's market because of this.

That said; as it is a Honda; I bet it will get a better reception from the motoring press than the Wind!!
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Post by colin565 on Thu 19 May 2016 - 20:41

Been reading further....

If it comes to Europe including the UK, it will have a small boot at the rear behind the engine, and the engine will be uprated to a 1000cc unit. 

It will be called the S1000, and wait for it, a price tag of over £20,000. Rip off Britain again, as the home market in Japan is £11,000 for the S660.

You could import a S660 from Japan at £11k + pay import tax and shipping and still be a lot cheaper than a S1000.

Reminds me of why I imported a convertible Honda Delsol (CRX)years ago as it was £18K in the UK at the time and I got it a lot cheaper by importing.
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