Honda City VMT iDTEC (2014) Ownership Review: Brown Phantom


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Updating after a long time.The City has run 69000 Kms and did 34000 Kms in 20 months with her.All is well with City except for 2-3 issues,which is annoying for me.The issues we are facing are,the brake bite is bit poor after crossing 100 Kmph(need to replace ABS modulator,which costs Rs.60K),RHS door(the one beside driver seat) power window got jammed and front bumper clips comes out and bumper comes out and we always go on fixing it on our own and need to replace the key fob battery cell as it worked for nearly 5 years and its just a small job and costs around Rs.100 to replace the battery.Thinking to get my City midlife makeover as I'm thinking to take over the car from my mom in few months and will use it as my daily ride and tell my mom to get an Automatic car for her daily commute to our school.
 
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Honda City has crossed 70000 Kms plus and I don’t remember the odo as I’m not caring the car much and the Bosch Symphony horns,which is in my car has come to an end after 1.5 years of usage.Now need to change the horns to stock one or Hella Chrome Trumpets soon after 70K Kms service.

And we did 35000 Kms in nearly 2 years of ownership.

And the problems we are facing with Honda City are rear power window is not working,brakes bite is poor while braking hard and present Bosch Symphony horns have come to an end of its life after 1.5 years of usage.

Will get these fixed during 70000 Kms service,which will be giving it soon.

And,we are in a dilemma whether to sell off the City and get an AT car for mom or retain City for myself and get mom an AT car.Since I would be using the car soon,I feel selling off the City is not the right choice.Maybe next year we might sell this off if our priorities gets changed.
 
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Honda City has completed 72000 Kms on the odo and got her serviced this week at Honda service center and got the clutch changed as it was hard along with new brake discs and pads,this was the big reason for vibrations and poor brake bite after crossing 100 Kmph.The bill we paid was Rs.27200 that includes clutch overhaul,which costed Rs.11.5k while brake discs and pads costed Rs.7500,service costed Rs.6900,fender lining cover(driver side) costed Rs.1700 and AC fuse costed Rs.100(problem was AC was not cooling when the car is in idle).And,the power window problem,which I mentioned before,is now working perfectly and started working on its own.

Now,need to change the horns and broken tail light this week as I'm first changing the horns to Hella Chrome as the present ones have come to an end of its life after 1.5 years of usage.
 
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Updating after a month.The car has run 74000 Kms and running smoothly after clutch replacement and brakes replacement.The City has seen much running last month and did around 2000 Kms in a month after 70000 Kms service and City is going to complete 2 years with us in another 2 weeks.Till now,we had run close to 40000 Kms in almost 2 years and running got reduced significantly,thanks to mom and got reduced from 25000 Kms per year to around 15000 Kms per year since mom took over the car last year.Since my mom is going for Swiss trip tomorrow,the City might see more running in these 2 weeks and might rake up around 1500-2000 Kms in 2 weeks and complete 2 years too with her.
 
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Updating this thread after 4 months.Now,my City has crossed 80000 Kms few days ago and present odo is 80596 Kms before giving her for service today.Yes has given my city for 80K Kms service today and here is a sad update.I faced a strange issue when my mom was starting the car two days ago,the ignition didn’t turn up at all and after all dramas by turning the steering left and right,it finally came.But service guy discovered this problem and said that,lock set has been gone totally and if you order it,you will get it within a week and was told that it costs ₹14000.So,decided to wait for a week and get the whole lock set changed by paying ₹7000 as advance for ordering that part and he said it happened due to running and age.And,completed 2 years with her in July when the odo reading was around 75000 Kms and till now,we did 45000 Kms in 2.3 years.

I think this problem is common among all Hondas.He said that this particular case had happened in other Cities,Amazes,Jazz’es and Brios.

Meanwhile,my cousin,who had 2012-13 brown Honda City SMT and a doctor too,had exchanged his old City with new 2019 City 2 months ago albeit V CVT in lunar silver colour as he felt Honda city is best in terms of comfort and drive after using old one for 7 years and he did nearly 1L Kms in 7 years.But,he felt that 2013 one is the best as he didn’t like the present one much but when I asked him “Why did you buy another Honda City when you have other options like Vento,Verna,Rapid,Creta,Seltos and Hector”.He replied,Creta is one bakwaas vehicle(his FIL owns one and my cousin,who bought that City,owns an i10 too)and didn’t feel VFM while Verna felt too low compared to City and asked him why didn’t you try others like Vento/Rapid,Seltos and Hector.He replied,”both Seltos and Hector are overpriced as per me and I didn’t even look at Vento/Rapid,so I ended up buying Honda City again due to its comfort and driving pleasure”.

But,this car is mostly used by his B-I-L as he has i10 for his commute and stays far away from Hyderabad due to his job.
 
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Got a challan on my City when we were going to Warangal a month ago and recent pics of my City taken during Ayudha Puja.
 

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