maybe someone can answer my question befor i write to honda

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Thanks again vwhobo.

posted by  snoopewite

vwhobo wrote -
"1. No such luck. You have Acura's, they just say Honda on them in Europe.

2. Mercury is a subsidiary of Ford. Never heard of a Ford Cougar. Originally the Cougar was Merc's version of the Mustang, a little bigger, heavier and more luxurious. They shared the same platform until '74 when the Mustang was downsized and the Cougar was upsized to the same platform as the Thunderbird. Interestingly enough in '82(?) when the Mustang went to the Fox platform so did the T-Bird and Cougar so once again they where brothers under the skin although substantially larger.

3. Vauxhall as you know is a subsidiary of GM and is essentially the same car as Germany's Opel. No they're not sold in the states however a version of the Opel/Vauxhall (the names of which escape me right now)was recently sold in the states as a Cadillac Catera.

Hope this helps."

1. I was refering to Mazda6man's post about being 'lucky'.

2. The Ford Cougar in England is like a coupe version of the latest Mondeo. It's taken over from the Probe.

3. I read that the Cadillac Catera is imported from Germany. The name that you were looking for is the Omega. Opels are made all over Europe though and not just Germany.

Thanks for the reply vwhobo. Now I'd like to know what the Cavalier is in America, since it can't be anything to do with the Vauxhall Cavalier. It's just like how in America there's the Nova, but in England the Nova is the 'supermini' predecessor to the Vauxhall Corsa. Another Australian one is the Holden Astra, that's got nothing to do with the Vauxhall Astra.

posted by  snoopewite

ive tried to look for a customer service this for honda, but they have no email thing for it... mqaybe i missed it, anyone know? ....i dont like what theyre doing

posted by  mazda6man

1. No such luck. You have Acura's, they just say Honda on them in Europe.

2. Mercury is a subsidiary of Ford. Never heard of a Ford Cougar. Originally the Cougar was Merc's version of the Mustang, a little bigger, heavier and more luxurious. They shared the same platform until '74 when the Mustang was downsized and the Cougar was upsized to the same platform as the Thunderbird. Interestingly enough in '82(?) when the Mustang went to the Fox platform so did the T-Bird and Cougar so once again they where brothers under the skin although substantially larger.

3. Vauxhall as you know is a subsidiary of GM and is essentially the same car as Germany's Opel. No they're not sold in the states however a version of the Opel/Vauxhall (the names of which escape me right now)was recently sold in the states as a Cadillac Catera.

Hope this helps. :D

posted by  vwhobo

I might be 'lucky' enough not have Acuras where I live but I also don't know much about the American cars that are talked about in this forum because of my location. In England, young drivers tend to drive Saxos, Corsas, Puntos etc... Cars that are barely bigger than go carts P
What's the deal with Mercury? Is a Mercury Cougar like a Ford Cougar? Do you have Vauxhall in America or is it called something else?

posted by  snoopewite

i just learned another thing... on accident this time, the nissan 350z is the nissan fairlady in japan
and the infinity g35 is the nissan skyline in japan
....whys japan doin this to us?

posted by  mazda6man

www.honda.com.au

posted by  57ock

your lucky, so does the uk, i just found that out... whats the website ending for australia? like .co.au? or something?

posted by  mazda6man

Australia gets the same names as the Jap cars :)

posted by  57ock

ive been looking at the honda.co.jp (very hard to do... cuz its all writin in japaneese) the honda.com, and acura.com.

and ive noticed something that kinda of um, "burns my steam" as i like to put it.

heres a list of what ive noticed:
j=japan honda
am=american honda
a=acura

ok here we go-

accord (j) = tsx (a)
inspire (j) = accord (am)
integra (j) = rsx (a)
MDX (j) = MDX (a)
legend (j) = RL (a)
and why does honda japan have so more variaties of cars then american honda/acura have togather?

please help me... oh, and since ive done my research, I HATE ACURA

posted by  mazda6man

Snoope, the most direct answer to your request is it's a Chevy POS. This will give you a more politically correct answer.

http://www.chevrolet.com/cavalier/

posted by  vwhobo

The Japanese Domestic Market is different than that of USDM. The cars are different due to the fact that Japan has different standards than US. For instance the speed limit on the Chuo Expressway (Tokyo Area) is 80 KPH, Which is 49.71 MPH. Not exaclty the 75 MPH speed limit we have in California, Interstate 10 for instance. So the cars are built differently even though they are the same car. However the name is not the same, as you well know. Now why that is I am not sure off hand however, I will ask my buddie I work with here in Tokyo who sells cars from auction, maybe he knows why they didn't just call the Legend (the first Acura) a Honda. Here is a great link on the history behind Acura,

http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/makeHistory.aspx?carID=7541&makeID=5&showID =&eventID=

and please email me so I can get back to you on your JDM question's. Thanks

E-mail: est@estiokocustomconcepts.com

posted by  Estioko

We are getting the Honda Fit/Jazz in a year or two.

posted by  thunderbird1100

Estioko, this is a 2 year old thread you moron.

Just to clear things up, the Mercury Cougar IS the Ford Cougar.

posted by  Oomba

8O!!, NO WAY :laughing:

posted by  99integra

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