Originally Posted by Arundude20
Hey buddy I know its almost an year since that incident, but i had an accident from the rear when an idiotic taxi driver rear ended my car, the impact was quite severe but there is no visible damage to the bumper its just that the side clips have come out exactly the same way your clips had come out from the front (small gap has formed). Can you please tell me if it was a simple setting or a major one. How much did you spend on it? Asking you all this as I don't want the honda guys to take me for a ride as I will be going for my second free service soon. Thanks for your help in advance.
It is a simple setting as long as any clip is not broken. I have asked my service center in the next service and they have just tighten the clips without any charge.
If any of the clips is broken, it can be easily replaced but I think they cost around 250-300/- a piece. From the pics it looks like that just tightening the clips should be enough.
Originally Posted by Bala2014
I am from Hyderabad location and planning to buy Honda City V-MT petrol model.
Could you please let me know mileage you are getting, service cost etc.. i read in your review that you faced some problem related to bearings is that issue with all vehicles?
Please let me know how to decode VIN and what all things i need take care before taking delivery.
Also let me know from where i can purchase floor mats, seat covers etc...
Do i need to go for Teflon coat or waxing which one is best ? please share address of 3M car care.
I checked with Pride Honda Sales person, If i book car this weekend i will get car delivered around 10th June itseems.
Please share your experience with dealer.
Thanks in advance.
I have purchased the car from Pride Honda, Madhapur dealer. The experience was good, I got the delivery on time and given the VIN number before the delivery. All the things was as promised and they gave me delivery in less them a month (that time waiting was around 4-5 Month). The only problem I faced was getting the refund of some excess payment (5K), later I have got it adjusted in the service cost. It was just a minor inconvenience considering the transaction amount.
I have driven around 12K till now and getting a mileage of 13.7 based on the MID. My 80% driving is in the city and 20% on Highways. I have initially checked with tankful method but it was close to MID only. So I am using MID nowadays.
First 2 service are completely free and 3rd service has an oil change which costs around 1500/-. If you go with the Honda mentioned schedule, costs are low compared to Hyundai and others (not as low as Toyota). Though dealer will try to sell some extra things like AC cleaning and other stuff after 3rd service, but you can decline those.
Check the below mention post for the Honda VIN Decoding: Decoding Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
or you can use some online tools like VIN View /// AnalogX
For the floor mats, I would suggest to go for DigiFit. The company is from Hyderabad and you will get 3D mats including trunk mat. Back seat and trunk mats are single piece. You can check the pics in first post. They have a showroom in Ameerpet and Phone number is 040 4027 1212. You will get the complete set in around 2800/- (Also decline the mats from dealer, as they will charge you 1500/- for basic mats)
I have used 3M paint protection sealant for the outer coating. 3M is there in Madhapur 100ft Road.
Also the bearing issue was there in the initial lot. I have not heard about this issue in any new cars.
Let me know if you need any more information.