honda cars cannot be made into a taxi?

@Ritchelle (3798)
Philippines
June 15, 2010 1:21am CST
first of all am from the philippines and am not sure if it is just only here that almost all car brands: toyota, kia, mitsubishi and even ford cars are converted to a taxi and am talking of a legit taxi car line. recently, a friend commented that only honda cars are not made into a taxi. when asked why he said he doesn't know also. is this true?
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@juggerogre (1659)
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
I think its part of the contract for every Honda car owners. They cannot use them for public transportation or their warranty will be void. And my boss, who owns a Honda civic told me that the parts of Honda is really expensive so they won't risk using it as a taxi.
@Ritchelle (3798)
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
that's a nice answer. with expensive parts does that mean that honda cars are not advisable to get as a car?
@Theresaaiza (9444)
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
Yes that is true. I don't know the legitimate reason why but I think Honda is trying to uphold their image. So does that imply that it's degrading for a car to be made into a taxi? I really don't know, Ritch. Lemme go see what others had to say. :)
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@dheckerz (473)
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
Yeah. I've about this before and don't know the answer either. It was on of my friend who told me of this. He said Honda cars cannot be converted to a taxi as agreed by the company.
@dheckerz (473)
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
Sorry, I meant imposed by Honda dealers and manufacturers not agreed. ;-)
@jennbart (1334)
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
Yes, here in the Philippines,Honda Cars are not allowed to be used as cabs or Taxi. I think its for the presige. If Iam the owner of Honda, perhaps I will also impose on that too! The is also an information about the non taxi clause in their manuals.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
I'm not sure about other countries, but yes, Honda sedans cannot be turned into cabs. When you buy a car from Honda, especially the Civic model, you make you sign a contract that you can't use it as a public transport vehicle. This is what my dad told me a few years back. He bought a Honda car 2-3 weeks ago. I'll ask him again tonight to confirm
@slovenc1 (2092)
• Slovenia
15 Jun 10
Interesting never heard about it. I did see some hondas as taxis here in my country but thanks for info...something new every day
• Philippines
26 Jun 10
Yes knicnax, you were right. That is one reason why some companies buy hondas for their top execs because that portion of the contract makes honda cars in the Phils a prestigious car. At least that's what I'm told. My nephew used to work with Mitsubishi cars but he owns a Honda.
• India
20 Jul 12
Nice information, here in my city you can hire cars of different make as taxi, i just don't know, if they have a valid permit as taxi or not!!! Prof.Bhuwan. Thanks for sharing
@seds12 (2)
• India
20 Apr 12
I thinks, Honda cars can also use for the taxi. Now there are some cool cabs are available which are the Honda car models. Yes, This is definitely little expensive for maintenance and these are the petrol engine cars. Therefore, most of the time they avoid to use Honda cars for taxi. http://newcars.indiandrives.com/picture_gallery.php?make=Honda&model=Honda_New_Accord
@seds12 (2)
• India
20 Apr 12
I think, Honda cars can also use for a taxi. Now there are some cool cabs are also available and this cars are the Honda models. Yes, This is true the Honda cars are more expensive for maintenance and honda cars only have petrol engines. Therefore, we can find that very few Honda cars are made into a taxi. http://newcars.indiandrives.com/picture_gallery.php?make=Honda&model=Honda_New_Accord
• Bulgaria
20 Jul 10
Honda could be anything.This is the best and fast car fr me and it will always remain in my heart thrill that will never be quenched!Honda is no room for comparison among other brands of cars. Let's not forget that Senna was the best driver in the history of motor racing.He drove a Honda NSX.Honda is proud of this model not only because it is the best driver was driving with them and that this model is very impressive.Not accidentally this model compete with the best model of BMW - M6 to 500 which is a horse that is modest about Honda 380 and BMW-it and it falls a great distance.What ever you talk Honda remains the favorite brands!
@redhotpogo (3935)
• United States
15 Jun 10
Honda's can be made into taxis. I have seen honda taxicabs. Usually larger cars are used from companies that make larger family sized vehicles, but there are many small compact taxis like honda being used for taxi service too.
@shibily88 (205)
• India
15 Jun 10
honda cars have less rated than toyota. honda cars only have petrol engines, most of taxi is diesel engine, it's maintainance is high. honda cars have good fuel efficiency, consumes less fuel. toyota is worlds no:1 car company . thanks .........