Congratulations, Dr. Mudhan on your achievement..
As I have congratulated you I am pretty sure you won't mind me posting my views in your thread
. This is my first ever post in The Automotive India, and rather than going "ga ga" on myself (which no one is interested in), let me dive straight into what I have!!!
I own a Honda City i-vtec SV 4th generation (shown in my avatar). I bought my city on June 6th 2014. Its been more than a year, and I have completed around 18900 kms till now. Honda City was always in my dreams. I had driven my cousins Honda City (dolphin model) and I wished to own one. And Honda City happened to be my first own car.
I have been following all the Honda City threads regularly especially "The Albus - Honda City Wikipedia". Below mentioned are my personal views on Honda City 4th generation. Lets move from +ves to -ves.
1. Looks : Strictly subjective. But I like it except the wide large ugly chrome grille. I know India loves chrome, but too much of anything is not good and it is evident in the 4th gen City grille.
2. Ride and handling : It is good as per my experience. Got Bridgestone tyres as OEM
and they serve the purpose. But wider tyres would have increased the overall ride and handling.
3. Engine :
yes the smiley is more than enough. I don't know if most people know that "i-vtec has also got a very nice sporty roar". I have heard of people saying City petrol engine to be very silent and fuel efficient. But not much know the fun above 4000 rpm. 2nd gear 7000rpm, "awesome" (I know most of you guys know what I am talking about). I came to know about this after I Googled "How i-vtec engine works?". So 100 marks for the i-vtec engine. Yes, it has poor low end torque, but i-vtec is not meant for that (as per the technology used).
4. ACC : Very good. It cools better and works effectively.
5. Brakes : Very effective.
6. Features : Nice to have and effective features.
6. Tyres : India need fuel efficiency and fuel efficiency and fuel efficiency. It is good, but there should be a balance between 'kitna dethi hain' and 'kaise chalthi hain'. Wider tyres should have been provided.
7. Build : not tough as the Germans, but it will last.
8. Interior plastics : Could have been better.
Overall rating : 7/10
I won't blame Honda for the cost cuttings that they have done in the new City. Not because of the excuse "everybody does it", but because we Indians have "earned" it. We need more out of anything and everything. So manufacturers who are here to meet demand come up with "what the market wants".
Please bear with my poor 'scripting' skills. Enjoy the i-vtec