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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 06:14:40 PM »
We've got a classic case of confirmation bias on both sides. I have seen many remain voters (I voted remain) blaming every bit of bad news on Brexit and I have yet to see a leave voter accept that Brexit has played even the slightest part when production stops or some business closes.


We can't leave a big trading block without consequences. These may be outweighed by other advantages and who knows what the future holds but, come on guys, don't even try to suggest that Brexit wasn't at least one issue in the Honda closure.

Absolutely spot on.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 06:13:11 PM »
It is fake news in relation to Brexit

https://blog.autokartz.com/japan-could-consolidate-to-three-automakers-by-2020/

Well, that's one opinion of course.

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The smaller automakers like Suzuki, Mazda, and Mitsubishi are challenged to make it on their own...

I'm not sure where they got their information, but this consolidation is certainly nothing new. GM have been involved with Suzuki since 1981, Mitsubishi are now part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, having previous shared platforms with other companies including Volvo, Mazda have been long entwined with Ford, and although Toyota now wholly own Daihatsu, they have been a major shareholder since 1967.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 06:03:21 PM »
Honda set to close Swindon car plant

Japanese carmaker Honda set to announce closure of Swindon plant in 2022, putting 3,500 jobs at risk, sources say.
The Japanese carmaker will shut the plant in 2022 but retain its European headquarters in Bracknell, Berkshire.
Sources say Honda will make an announcement on the future of the company on Tuesday morning.
Honda declined to comment on the claims which were first reported by Sky News.
Last month Honda has said it would shut down its Swindon factory for six days in April as part of its preparations for any disruption caused post-Brexit.
The company said the move was to ensure it could adjust to "all possible outcomes caused by logistics and border issues".
The firm said it would help in recovering lost production if shipments of parts were held up at borders.
Last year, the senior vice-president of Honda Europe warned that if the UK left the EU without a deal, it would cost his company tens of millions of pounds.
Ian Howells told the BBC that quitting the bloc without an agreement would affect the carmaker's competitiveness in Europe.
He said the Japanese firm was preparing for a no-deal outcome, but had not discussed relocating its Swindon plant.
The firm builds its Civic model in the UK for the global market.

This quite poetic.

If you shut a factory, rather than putting jobs at risk, there are no jobs.

"Ian Howells told the BBC that quitting the bloc without an agreement would affect the carmaker's competitiveness in Europe."

No more than the quality of management or lack of.

Honda in Europe is one of the world's great lost opportunities.

"He said the Japanese firm was preparing for a no-deal outcome, but had not discussed relocating its Swindon plant."

Because they were closing down their European manufacturing?

"The firm builds its Civic model in the UK for the global market."

This indicates this is coming to the end of its model life in 2022.

The plant has run under capacity for years and there have been doubts over its viability even longer.

Perhaps blaming Brexit gives them cover.

Why else make the decision before deal/ no deal has been agreed or not?

Sounds a bit like Airbus threatening to move off one week then following the next with the decision to stop building the A380 anyway!

A company I used to work for built body sub-assemblies for Honda, they never asked for more than 30% of their 'predicted' volume,  this speaks 'volumes' about Honda operations in UK.

The A380 was always a bit of a white elephant anyway, a vanity project by Airbus. Impressive, but still a white elephant with the best bits made in UK ( wings, engines, landing gear and avionics ).
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 05:52:52 PM »
remoaners never let the facts get in the way of blaming Brexit.......

...and Brexiters seem to be completely blind to what's going on. I don't think anyone is suggesting that Brexit is the sole reason why these decisions are being made, but it's not helping the UK's cause.

By the way, do you still think Swindon closing is fake news?

We've got a classic case of confirmation bias on both sides. I have seen many remain voters (I voted remain) blaming every bit of bad news on Brexit and I have yet to see a leave voter accept that Brexit has played even the slightest part when production stops or some business closes.


We can't leave a big trading block without consequences. These may be outweighed by other advantages and who knows what the future holds but, come on guys, don't even try to suggest that Brexit wasn't at least one issue in the Honda closure.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 05:39:15 PM »
remoaners never let the facts get in the way of blaming Brexit.......




...and Brexiters seem to be completely blind to what's going on. I don't think anyone is suggesting that Brexit is the sole reason why these decisions are being made, but it's not helping the UK's cause.

By the way, do you still think Swindon closing is fake news?

It is fake news in relation to Brexit

https://blog.autokartz.com/japan-could-consolidate-to-three-automakers-by-2020/

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/motors/2019/01/02/worlds-biggest-car-makers-suffer-as-profits-plummet-in-2018/
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 05:35:08 PM »
remoaners never let the facts get in the way of blaming Brexit.......

...and Brexiters seem to be completely blind to what's going on. I don't think anyone is suggesting that Brexit is the sole reason why these decisions are being made, but it's not helping the UK's cause.

By the way, do you still think Swindon closing is fake news?
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 05:20:54 PM »
Although Honda never liked Diesel and said emissions wise diesel was a dead end technology they were forced to offer them in Europe by short sighted government policies th st just looked at CO2 and not total emissions.  They are now suffering for their switch to diesel as the bottom has dropped out of the market. Worldwide Honda has suffered a 40% drop in profits, the whole worldwide car industry is in trouble - collapse of Chinese economy is to blame for strife in Germany and also Jaguar.  The Ford engine plant in Wales supplied engines to Jaguar and they don't need them any more as they have their own massive engine plant in Wolverhampton.    But remoaners never let the facts get in the way of blaming Brexit.......

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-ford-motor-jaguarlandrover-britain/fords-welsh-engine-plant-to-lose-jlr-business-in-2020-idUKKCN1C318X

The latest EU deal with Japan has zero tariffs on imports of cars from Japan so their car makers are consolidating production in Japan

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47282603
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 05:13:44 PM »
The wee hairdresser on the corner, near me, is shutting and she is blaming Brexit!

To be fair, a lot of smaller businesses are struggling, and any effects from Brexit may just be the straw to break the camel's back.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 05:05:24 PM »
I think it's more complex than that. Brexit is toxic for the UK car industry because of complex supply chains and the fact that many companies invested here precisely to gain tariff free access to the European market. Post Brexit, tariffs and customs checks will be erected where none currently exist. It will make the UK less attractive to these companies.


Now each closure may be multi-faceted. The decision by Nissan not to build the X Trail in the UK was mostly down to a decline in diesel sales but Brexit won't have helped especially when cars made in Japan will have tariff free access to the EU as opposed to cars made here which will have a 10% tariff on them. Japan, of course, has tariff free access to Europe whereas we won't unless we get a deal.


Don't get me wrong, I accept we have to leave but we must do everything we can to support business to trade with the European market on a tariff free basis. All this gung ho talk of No Deal isn't helping and it isn't the likes of Jacob Rees Mogg who will suffer.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Question
« Last post by ColinS on Today at 04:59:49 PM »
Quick question, on my Honda jazz 2016 when it idling I can't hold the revs between 1000 and 1500 rpm it jumps around with a steady foot.makes drivability crap so I have to compensate by over reving engine a little no fault codes egr clean as a whistle any ideas?
You mention "idling" and "drivability" in the same paragraph.  So is it just idling that you have an issue with or something more?

Is it MT or CVT?
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