Originally Posted by cooldhaya
Excellent pictures buddy!
Any observations about the car during the long trip?
Thank you mate,
It was a very nice trip with my family. (First trip with the new car)
I made that trip only for a long drive to get a satisfactory feeling in driving our first sedan. (though I had visited Kodaikanal many times and its not that far, only 250 kms one side. Besides my Mom will not allow for continuous drives(above 300 kms in one stretch) and she is against night drive)
We started in the morning 7.00 AM and reached there around 1.00 PM.
We stayed there on night and next day noon we returned.
Compared to M 800, its very comfortable after 6 hrs drive to reach our destination. (We had stops in between)
I drove very carefully with out giving much load for a new car. I never passed 80 kmph limit during the journey. (I did not complete the 2nd service at that time. For Honda the oil change will be only in the 2nd service)
During our trip it was a coincidence to get a chance to test the ABS
. I was at a speed of 40-50 kmph I think. One dog jumped across and I was forced to apply full break. And when it started skidding I felt a" pid pid pid' feeling to the break pedals and I could turn the vehicle at any time. Then I realized that "Oh its the ABS
When we reached "Pollachi", and the windows were opened, we felt a huge noise from back tires. We thought we had Tyre puncture. But when we checked, all were seem to be OK. We continued our journey.
Our S-MT was packed with "Good Year" tires. Thanks for good year for the noise. (Tyre pressure was OK when checked)
Got pretty good mileage around 15kmpl once we reached hill top.
A/C worked very well during the journey. I never put the knob to 3rd possition during the entire trip. (Our car had no sun film at that time)
During the return I felt little tired and my thigh muscles started to give little discomfort. I don't know is it because of the long drive or because of the seating position.