Ok folks. The wait is over. Here i am with the detailed ownership review of my ANHC. Current status: ODO reading - 1100+; First service done day before (hardly 12 days from DOD).
Starting from the new crush on the music player, i was amazed by the ride quality in the city's traffic - altough traffic in Coimbatore is pretty low.
I was able to cruise comfortably and the streeing comfort was really great.
There is an option for tilting the steering as per your convenience. I would say that this works great with the seat height adjustment.
The music player control mounted on the steering is something that everyone would require on their day today drive (Apart from changing albums/ playlists).
Drivers seat was well cushioned - I had the real pleasure of checking it out which i was not able to do on the TD.
The pick-up and performance in city traffic was great and this would come handy during peak hour traffic to avoid few honks behind you.
Gear shifting is really convenient and the arm rest will be of no much use during drive in dense traffic (Lately understood).
Breaking is really great and I liked it - A good safelty package with ABS
One of the parts which i did not check out during my TD was the vanity mirror in the co-passenger's side.
I checked it out while exploring my car and it was really different (May be i did not see other cars). Eitherways, I don't use it. The was mirror was covered by a plastic and it looked pretty trendy.
One can open it and close it when required.
The light in the trunk is of adequate lumination. TD was done on a day time and i was not able to check it out.
A major like and dislike is the reverse sensor/ Parking sensor.
It was a company fitted one.
It works really great when you are parking. Since being a lengthy car, you don't have someone to check if your car is about to hit. Thanks to Xenos!
But, it annoys me during traffic. When some 2 wheeler comes and parks near you/ overtakes close by, it starts beeping with the tiny gizmos on the windscreen mirror with the distance. It keeps on beeping loud even if the music is high
. You can clearly hear the beeps.
Not sure if there is an option to cut it off while on drive and turn it on when required.
I'm really obsessed with the quality of the speakers. I was under a impression that default audio player and speakers were not worth it. Honda proved me wrong right from the showroom (I use Pioneer audio system in my other car - Not sure of the deck model though but the sepakers are 450 W in the rear and 100 W in the front).
The quality of music is amazing in ANHC and we have got 4 modes of music in it. Unfortunately, i was not able to identify that the remote was not working untill i tested lately before service. Gave it to the service centre guys to check it out or replace it.
The toll booth box is good and proves the worth and it was able to gulp my wallet. Can come handy most times
Bottle holder placed exactly between the front & rear serves the purpose and can eccomodate a 1 lit bottle without any issues.
One disappointment will be for guys who want to smoke inside the car. There is no ash tray in the car (as far as i've checked).
There are 4 modes in the speedometer display:
1. Average mileage
2. Trip distance
3. Range for the fuel to get dry
4. Odo reading
I was just curious about the average mileage part and thats the mostly used mode. I was able to acheive average of 15.6 KMpl on highway with 4 passengers + luggage + AC.
The working mechanism IMO
seems to be jointly ventured with the gear & accelerator. It seems like calculating the gear that you are in and the pressure that you are applying on the accelerator.
When you are cruising in 5th gear and mild accelerator, it shows about 30 KMpl but how long can we maintain that speed in a smoothly carved highway?
Also, the vehicle seems to act pretty smart
. In a layman's term: It hides some fuel and will show you to fuel up soon. I remember my buddy - vkkalyan
driving the vehicle without any worries for about 20 KM even when the fuel was in "E". I had to shout too loud to make him understand my feel of not getting stranded in the Chennai - Bangalore highway, which was complicated by lack of petrol pumps.
The suspension quality is good and it takes over the ground clearance part in bad roads. Huge speedbrakers are an exception. Till date, i did not cross above 2500-3000 RPM even in the highways. The maximum speed that i've maintained is 110
- Just to make the engine a bit smooth to rev her up later. Need to wait till the second service atleast!
The rear passenger seating is really comfortable. I had my share of becoming a passenger for about 3-4 hours and the leg room was great.
Also, as mentioned in my initial post, the space under the rear seat is really helpful if you prefer sitting a bit slanted in luxury.
We also travelled with the car full - 5 people and the rear was comfortable in the annoying city traffic. Need to test it out sometimes in highways too.
Vipers - How can i forget it? I would say it'ss really great. The trendy design is something that Japanese have in purpose. The coverage area is pretty vast when compared to my old city.
The high and low beam has a drastic difference. As usual in these day cars, it comes with a 3 level brightness adjustment.
I am enjoying my Japanese beauty and hope my post will throw some light on guys who need more insight about ANHC.
I need to check the mileage factor once the second service is done. Yes, i did not abide by the dealer's advice in one thing.
It will be posted in The Voyage Junction
pretty soon. Hope you can keep your guesses about it till then