The Honda Life Step is a van based on the Honda Life Kei car. The Honda Life was a successor to the popular Honda N360 and N600 (only abroad). Unfortunately, Honda stopped exporting their Kei offerings as soon as the Life replaced the N360/N600. This means we never got to enjoy these cars outside Japan. That makes me extra sad to find these magnificent Kei cars rusting away in their natural habitat.
This example seems to be parked in someone’s yard. Photos like these make me wonder where people then actually sit in their gardens. I mean, you can’t sit down next to a big pile of rust, right?
At the front it only gets worse. It looks like the water drips slowly to the left of the car (on the right in this photo) and remains there. Then the water can’t go anywhere and just rusts downwards. It’s clear this Honda Life Step lost all its life and is beyond saving…
There aren’t too many of these outside of Japan. Only a handful of enthusiasts import these little vans abroad. I did spot a great Honda Life Step at the Japan Classic Sunday 2023 earlier this year. Unfortunately, my 6-year-old daughter wasn’t patient enough to let me take a photograph. You can find it here if you are interested.
Photo’s found here: http://blog.livedoor.jp/fairlady3233/archives/2191306.html