7 Days 7 states 4k kms About previous trips
For every road trip we have the choice of either Fiesta 1.6 or city 1.5 from the past 4 years.we enjoy driving both cars.
We have a feeling that every time we take out Honda city for the trip some thing or the other thing fails(nothing serious or mechanical) in the car.
Hyderabad to Belum caves
Started with full excitement at 10pm from Hyderabad with three people on board checked the air pressure we found a slow puncture.we just travelled 10kms from home.
Returned home and switched to fiesta.Drive was bliss
Hyderabad to chikmagalur
Started at 9pm from Hyderabad,car did not crank after some observation found that the exide battery gave up finally.
We duck started the car and went to the nearest Amaron dealer and surprised to see that battery is actually cracked
and leaking some liquid.Bought a new one for 3k which we felt is cheap.Drive was fantastic from there.
So this time its a different issue again. Day1
Hyderabad to Bangalore
NH7 is as usual bliss to drive except those 3 speed brakes which I almost miss every time and brake suddenly.
Honda city as usual kissed the speed bumps.Apart from that it is very much uneventful and did not take any pics.
Maintained constant 100-120km/hr ,mileage is around 16kmpl with two people on board and less luggage.checked tank-full to tank-full method
and we are satisfied.
Met our friends and told that this time we did not face any issue with the car. Day2
Bangalore to munnar
Started a 4am from Bangalore and covered the first 200kms in 3hrs with breaks.
Then city started to bounce a little at 120km/hr, At first i thought it was road and soft suspension combo.
But it continued for some time,decreased the speed to 100km/hr and it was smooth,pulled over and checked all the four tires,
everything looks fine.We drove for some time and other people in the car started feeling the bounce.
We pulled over again and asked my friend to drive and the other three of us standing on the road like idiots and watching the car go to and fro.
Could not make out the issue.We started again and push it hard and this time it is bouncing like hell.We pulled over again.
we are able to make out which tire is bouncing.Jacked up the car and removed the wheel found a bulge on the tire.
Changed the spare tire,which already has a side wall cut in last month, it was fixed using tube.Drove for the next 60kms below 50km/hr.
We stopped at a small town for food and found a wheel alignment shop, called him at 7am on the Christmas holiday.
He is generous enough and asked us to wait for 30mins.He arrived in 30mins checked the tire and said that we have to buy a new tire.
Honda city has a odd tire size R15/175,which was not available at any shop.
We need to change all the four tires to R15/185.All set by 10am and our slow progress journey to munnar started as tires are new.
Reached munnar by 4pm and settled in the room which is 1.5k per/day for four people which is dead cheap considering the holiday
season and it is exactly opposite to the liquor shop.Hoping rest of the journey to be issue free and we were wrong.
To be continued..