My Used Honda City SMT (2010) – The Golden Pixie


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wow! these exterior mods looks elegant. Love that H logo on steering wheel.
I searched online for door visors with chrome/ss lining. But could only find for 4th gen Honda city. Can you please tell where you purchased/ordered these accessories. Regarding the MSword mod list, i have PM'ed you a little ago. Congrats for your ride.[cheers]

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Thank you bud. Your words are true. City is really a hassle free car to own and drive. Went through older service records completely, apart from general services no major parts were replaced yet.
Occasional have become very rare occasional for me,.after getting used to M800, i used to take bumps and pot holes very slow even in swift. Now its continuing to be the same.On road Pixie glides nice and gentle with minimal scrapes. Also like fellow mate ManasN said in his thread Almira 'I am deaf (obviously not)', Only during hospital visits for the newborn its being very hard time.....i think the one who designed bump in entrance was from Top gear. One day i saw a guy in baleno struggling while exiting.
 
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Thanks for sharing your car pics here buddy. I have read your threads and modifications in both forums. 'The pace car' in team Bhp. Every time i search for modified Honda city ivtec your car pops in the front page. love how much of black is being used in your car. The amount of love and care you had for your car is reflected in these pictures.
That's the only memories I am now left with of that car.
I understand your Feeling. I felt the same way when I missed my RTR 200(for few months though), after so much of love and care.
 

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I have read your threads and modifications in both forums. 'The pace car' ......
Customizing this particular car was a experience / a journey in itself. It took lot of time and effort to understand the difference between subtlety and monstrosity w.r.t modifications and customization. I took criticism and appreciation in same stride and tried to improve. I was really impressed with a Black Skoda Octavia down south which used to have a PACE CAR sticker. That car still for me holds as the epitome of graceful yet powerful modification. You know, TAI for me holds so much of respect because it is this forum where I actually enjoyed the freedom of expressing my thoughts & love for my earlier cars in the way I wanted to without the hindrance of being red-flagged for grammar, punctuation etc. This forum gave me the freedom which I always looked for. One should always seek to live and fulfill their passion with utmost freedom.

Every time i search for modified Honda city ivtec your car pops in the front page. love how much of black is being used in your car. The amount of love and care you had for your car is reflected in these pictures.
Perhaps that is the only way now the car shall be remembered. Being an ex-owner, I must say, this car always made me smile and there were positive vibes with it. Selling it was the toughest decision for my family but finally we let her go in 2018. But, with due honesty I would like to say, the car which I presently own (Nexon Diesel), inspite of being a higher variant and a C-SUV, in my heart, Nexon still couldn't make a place in comparison to my Ex-CITY. I still can't love the Nexon the way I loved the CITY until it was sold off. I to this day repent and feel sorry about selling off that car.

I understand your Feeling. after so much of love and care.
Words often fall short to describe the cars that one sells off due to various reasons and the fact is, one understands the value of a good thing only when it goes away from the life and never returns. I know I won't ever be able to see this car again but as an ex-owner, I wish where ever it may be, it stays in good shape and is taken good care of. It used to be my mom's car so it was all the more emotionally close to my heart.

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Akash
 
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@Drbeat
wow! these exterior mods looks elegant. Love that H logo on steering wheel.
I searched online for door visors with chrome/ss lining. But could only find for 4th gen Honda city. Can you please tell where you purchased/ordered these accessories.
thank you

Actually, that was bought from Amazon. Here’s the link
EMPICA Rain Wind Door Visor Side Window Deflector [Chrome Lining ] for Honda City IVTEC https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07WPKK4R5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4ddfFb863EW0T

there’s another option that you can try. but normal visors, then stuck there chrome strips over it. Simple.
The chrome strips is easily available in amazon/Flipkart
Like this one: GOLSM Car Side Window Door Beading Beading Roll Size 15mm Meter 10 Chrome for Honda City Type 4 (2009-2014) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07G71X9QN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qgdfFbJD5V9S3


This shark fin antenna is also excellent in quality. The antenna is powerful & as good as the original one
Kozdiko White Shark Fin Signal Receiver Antenna for - Honda City Ivtec https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01675WIS8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9gdfFbZ4W1GF5

Sheer Nostalgia my bud[cheers]. How are you managing the occasional ground clearance issues and the headlight throw at night?
To be frank, I never really felt that the headlight is that weak though it’s not the very powerful one
 
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Thanks brother, i remember EMPICA was not available at that time. Oshotto and EPMICA were out of stock at that time. Good to see it available back. So, now i should check on other items that were not available at that time[think]

Thanks for the tip about the chrome strips. I was a little confused about adding chrome or gloss black to enhance the looks of the car. Have anyone come across blacked out roof in bold beige city. Will it look odd or can we add few more black like in front grill, dickey chrome, wheel caps. Will it destroy the looks?
 

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Thanks for the tip about the chrome strips. I was a little confused about adding chrome or gloss black to enhance the looks of the car. Have anyone come across blacked out roof in bold beige city. Will it look odd or can we add few more black like in front grill, dickey chrome, wheel caps. Will it destroy the looks?
There is one in my neighborhood. Typically modded as the one you are planning for. Let me tell you, it won't look as good. Beige and Black won't gel as good even in contrast. Instead suggest you to look for a good wrapping shop which has got the 'Brush Titanium' wrap. That will go well with the car.

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Happy weekend to all
Let me tell you, it won't look as good. Beige and Black won't gel as good even in contrast. Instead suggest you to look for a good wrapping shop which has got the 'Brush Titanium' wrap.
Akash
Thank you for your suggestion brother. The brushed Titanium will be a great choice for the city. I'm looking to slightly jack up the looks of the car. When the paint gets attrited or maybe when i get bored of the Bold beige would do wrap the car. Also I'm restricted to a budget of Rs.30K for now. The wrap would take a toll on that budget.

Wish everyone safe from virus
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Austin
 

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Happy weekend to all

Thank you for your suggestion brother. The brushed Titanium will be a great choice for the city. I'm looking to slightly jack up the looks of the car. When the paint gets attrited or maybe when i get bored of the Bold beige would do wrap the car. Also I'm restricted to a budget of Rs.30K for now. The wrap would take a toll on that budget.
Bro, It is not necessary for the entire car to be wrapped. You may use brush titanium wrap on the roof and hood & boot. It won't cost you more than 10K if done from a good wrap shop. If you go through 3M then maybe a 3-5K more so all in all won't be more than 10-15K of expense.

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Is there a better way to avoid expensive repairs to our Honda key?


Car Key cover

Car key casings are not impervious to damage because they are susceptible to damage and wear over time. It is hard to have a correct set of keys with the original automaker's logo stamped on them in mint condition for a very long time. After a duo encounter with my relatives cars when the fob got damaged leading to successive issues while locking/unlocking the car, I started searching communities and threads to save my key from getting damaged.
After surfing through the shopping sites and reviews my search ended at amazon with a good looking textured silicone cover – Key-care silicone Honda 2 button cover at Rs.300. Ordered it on the d-day of car. The product came in two days in nice packing with a card and pamphlet. The quality was very nice, fit was perfect. No issues, no smell or no fading after 5 months of usage.

Advantages
  • easy to fit around the key
  • Feels good in hand
  • buttons can be used freely
  • Prevents dirt and scratches
  • won’t have to worry about accidentally dropping the key
  • the signals are not disturbed in any way
  • Material looks reliable
  • eye catcher if we choose from the different colored silicone/leather covers
  • available from a range of Rs100-600

Limitations
  • In some cases, lock unlock symbols fades away quickly
  • Will keep its condition best if we don't carry it in our trouser pocket
  • doen't display a logo instead there is a cut-out which reveals the original logo on the key

Materials available
  1. Plastic
  2. Silicone
  3. Leather

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Is there a better way to avoid expensive repairs to our Honda key?


Car Key cover

Car key casings are not impervious to damage because they are susceptible to damage and wear over time. It is hard to have a correct set of keys with the original automaker's logo stamped on them in mint condition for a very long time. After a duo encounter with my relatives cars when the fob got damaged leading to successive issues while locking/unlocking the car, I started searching communities and threads to save my key from getting damaged.
After surfing through the shopping sites and reviews my search ended at amazon with a good looking textured silicone cover – Key-care silicone Honda 2 button cover at Rs.300. Ordered it on the d-day of car. The product came in two days in nice packing with a card and pamphlet. The quality was very nice, fit was perfect. No issues, no smell or no fading after 5 months of usage.

Advantages
  • easy to fit around the key
  • Feels good in hand
  • buttons can be used freely
  • Prevents dirt and scratches
  • won’t have to worry about accidentally dropping the key
  • the signals are not disturbed in any way
  • Material looks reliable
  • eye catcher if we choose from the different colored silicone/leather covers
  • available from a range of Rs100-600

Limitations
  • In some cases, lock unlock symbols fades away quickly
  • Will keep its condition best if we don't carry it in our trouser pocket
  • doen't display a logo instead there is a cut-out which reveals the original logo on the key

Materials available
  1. Plastic
  2. Silicone
  3. Leather

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Have been using an all black Silicone key cover for almost 4 years now. So far the only problem with them was the white buttons turning yellow. Other than that pretty good and durable as well.
 
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