My first Honda car was also a N600GTL, 45 HP and manged to average 71 mpg on a 70 miles trip, HWY and through cities with traffic lights. Mine was that "mustard yellow" color you saw on the video. On a long stretch of road a Suzuki 500 Titan motorcycle was trying to overtake me and as I saw him coming (I knew the guy) I floored it and he tried to pass me but run out of steam. The N600GTL won the race with higher top speed, and as my brother worked at the guys work place the guy with the Suzuki motorcycle came to him and asked what I had done to the car as he could not overtake me. He was very surprised to learn it was bone stock, (just maintenance tuned to perfection). That thing would hit 8000 rpm in a blink.
My father-in-law once had a N360, and when he moved he stuff everything into that car + wife and 3 very young daughters (one obviously my now wife) carried them from almost 1500km away from his hometown to where I live now. Don't ask me how he did it, I can't believe it either (but of course, at them time he did not really have much)
He showed me pictures of it in red, then white which he spray painted himself from spray cans, LOL. Apparently he did such a great job that people never knew it was DIY spray can.
Too bad the gearbox stop working many years ago and he had to sell the car as scrap. He now still drives a 70s Corolla hardtop which was fun to drive only because it was old and retro..... he also has another local brand car which is more modern but otherwise a piece of crap I won't bother to mention, so the Corolla Hardtop is the more interesting one. It just keeps working too...
P54 wrote: My first Honda car was also a N600GTL, 45 HP and manged to average 71 mpg on a 70 miles trip, HWY and through cities with traffic lights. Mine was that "mustard yellow" color you saw on the video.....
Wow that was a great experience with N600.... I'm jealous now. :) The original N series car was already out of production before I was born, and they were all gone before I started driving, so too bad I never had any experience to drive that car, or even riding in it. My first experience with Honda was a 1980 Civic hatchback (2nd gen) which my dad had when I was a kid, and it was one of the most memorable cars I've ever sat in.
I hope that AHM would bring (re-develop) the new "N-One" car over here, widen it, and put 1.3L Earth Dreams engine and be the real fighter of Fiat Nuovo 500 & Scion iQ. Suzuki did with their original Wagon R (kei-car in Japan but there was also a wide version for international markets called Wagon R+). That N600 video was a little bit curious, why should they make that video if there's no message of 'awareness' for the young generation to the original N Series Honda once had.... If there's a message of the original N Series awareness (just like Fiat did with the original 500 when they developed the Nuovo 500), in my opinion there should be something new coming that will tie into the old N600.