Originally Posted by krishna6239
Yes Honda spare of those models are easily not available in open market. But the requirement of those spares depends on condition of vehicle.
Civic seems to be a good deal for price but some honda cars need an engine overhaul at 1L kms with is expensive. Be careful when you buy a used car, especially hiding issues and accidents. I recommend you to watch these videos even before you call seller.
Not really, I own the said car and have owned the models before it along with many other Hondas
Parts are no problems whatsoever
Reliability is top notch and engine overhaul etc is NOT needed for 1L km.......... its much further than that
Suspension and tyres are the only things that will need to be changed/repaired etc for sure but at nominal costs
Originally Posted by UR.thedriver
Both of them sound good, Please visit the dealer check in person. Go with your intuition which you like. Negotiate hard . Check the service history. Once you finalise one, Please take it to a trusted company dealer , get it inspected for a nominal price.
I wouldnt trust CarTrade certification
Rather get both certified by Honda itself for small fee
Check suspension for sounds etc
check Clutch and brakes
Negotiate hard on the Honda City especially
Its an S Base variant so price is slightly higher but depends on car condition
You might need new tyres, maybe add alloys too (I suggest an upsize from 175 to 185 or even 195)
Civic isnt bad but spares might be an issue here as it was discontinued quite a while back and 1.8 IVTEC is no longer in Indian Hondas whereas City still uses 1.5 IVTEC even now, barely any changes. Civic ground clearance might be an issue too
In fact the 3rd gen City is easily better than 4th gen in terms of interior quality etc