We already owned a Swift Dezire VXI from 2011 which is till running good and trouble free. Being its my first CAR I loved it very much. Myself working near bangalore(Kolar) and our Hometowns are Kochi & Calicut(Kerala). We used to take our Dezire to our Home town during vacations. WHY NEW CAR
In our Long trips to Home town and other holiday trips I felt the requirement of ABS
and Airbag is a must when we are going at a speed around 100kmph. Around May 2015the Karnataka RTO made the rules for Other state registration cars (Mine was KL registration)more stringent and there was a long pending requirement of CAR in my Home(Kochi) by my parents for the shorter trips. Requirement
3.Around 12000Km per year
7.Good after sales & Service SEARCH
The search starts with Dezire ZXI (of course because old one never failed me at any point), my father too inclined towards it. But my wife and friends said if we are going to change the vehicle then we must change the model.
We had checked I20 and except the absence of Boot it almost met our requirement and we liked the overall design. But I felt the Highway performance of vehicle not as good as a sedan and rear seat spacing a little bit low.
The next option was VERNA and I like that vehicle(Diesel model) except the rear seat comfort and I find the rear seat too short for 6 Feet people. When we have gone for the test drive the approach of the Sales Executive was not so welcoming, but still it remain in the list.
Ford Ecosport was on option, but because of its blind spots and rear seat spacing we dropped it.
Then finally came to Honda City, which covers almost all our requirement but a little too expensive. Purchase
We had the Test drive and purchase from WHITE FIELD HONDA Bangalore, No Discounts were offered. I've selected VMT model since it includes almost all accessories and I don't want to go for any further addons. We got the vehicle from their outlet in Kolar on 23rd July 2015. Thought of upgrading the Tyres(mine came with MRF) but never felt it required because I won't be driving at a speed more than 120Kmph.My average speed always will be aroud 70-90KMPH. Drive
I felt that the Drive is the one who enjoys the most in a Honda City. Never felt the lack of power while driving in Ghats and Highways. The city driving is very much effortless and smooth. First Tour
Our first tour was to Kodaikanal(Tamilnadu) in our new CITY. My wife and child totally liked the City and we felt it as a big improvement from Our old Dezire. ACCESSORIES
After some trips I feel it is necessary to have a Dash cam in our CIty and by having some research I bought Transcend - DrivePro 200 Car Video Recorder. Till now it working fine and very good on video clarity. Its having the facility of WiFi connection to Mobile. Mileage
The total oddo now is 13000Km and the average mileage of total run is 16.09Kmpl on tank to tank method.
My 70% of running is on Highways and I'm very lightly footed in driving. My best mileage was 20kmpl as per MID( same i checked with Tank to tank then it was 19.8kmpl)
My worst mileage was 12.5kmpl during peak hour traffic in Bangalore(KR Puram to Bidadi) SERVICE
All the free services are over with in First six months and overall service experience was good from Whitefield Honda Bangalore.
After the third service with Oil change there was a little difference in characteristics and improvement in mileage.