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Old 05-29-2012, 07:08 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by AlanCT View Post
It sounds like the OP was expecting a Honda-like experience.
More than that, I think he expected a Honda CAR experience. Had he stuck to realistic faults without going to extremes to find fault I could sympathize - no-one is going to say Urals don't have faults.

Key blanks? Readily available.
Roadside assistance? Really? I guess you want it in Indonesia too?
Leaky boot/trunk? Well yes, but a fault? It was never designed not to leak.
Kick start doesn't work for him? It appears to have worked fine for others for the last 60 years or so.

I can't recall anyone on any forum claim a buyer can expect a Honda-like experience - just the opposite in fact. Anyone thinking of a Ural can easily find out their faults and a reasonable person would go into ownership with their eyes open.
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