Honda Amaze VX i-DTEC Ownership Review


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Congrats Inian. Hope you escaped the third price hike of honda amaze after it's Launch.My dealer informed me today that i have to pay 6000 more for the Vx Petrol as per the new price.
BTW.. Which dealer u r hitting at ? CAPITAL or SUNDARAM ?

Mine is a CAPITAL HONDA at Trichy . ANyways i will enquire with my dealer here just for the case of transparency in pricing
 
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OMG ! its been nearly 6 months now i paid the booking amount . After 3 months there was a hike of 3k . Then again after 2 months there was a hike of 2k . so as u say now , the 3rd hike comes again in next 3 months. so HONDA is hiking the prices by 0.5 % to 1 % for every 3 months on an average . This is not a fair practice HONDA[anger]
Maybe they are hiking prices to add some extra damping to the car :tongue::biggrin:
 
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Guys do suggest me regarding the following accessories for which Iam planning next weekend. Will be useful if u mention the exact model name and if possible with pics [;)]

1) Bosch symphony horns or the roots windtone ?
2) EMT diesel so i need to fit a gud ICE. My requirements are touch screen , bluetooth connectivity, reverse camera input. Budget is 20k.
3) Front and rear speakers
4) Reverse camera with sensor with the display used with the one in ICE
5) Interior ambient lighting(foot lights)
6) Seat covers
7) Most importantly a nice shop to do all these at chennai.[:)]
 
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Guys do suggest me regarding the following accessories for which Iam planning next weekend. Will be useful if u mention the exact model name and if possible with pics [;)]

1) Bosch symphony horns or the roots windtone ?
2) EMT diesel so i need to fit a gud ICE. My requirements are touch screen , bluetooth connectivity, reverse camera input. Budget is 20k.
3) Front and rear speakers
4) Reverse camera with sensor with the display used with the one in ICE
5) Interior ambient lighting(foot lights)
6) Seat covers
7) Most importantly a nice shop to do all these at chennai.[:)]
For HU go for Pioneer AVH-5590BT. It costs 22-23k i guess. Comes with 7" screen and all features are available. For speakers i would suggest a good 6.5" components in front and 6X9 coaxial speakers in rear both powered by a 4 channel amplifier. If you have budget i can suggest appropriate models for you. Or else you can go for coaxial speakers for both front and rear. Basically depends on the budget you have.

Regards,
Sankar
 
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Guys do suggest me regarding the following accessories for which Iam planning next weekend. Will be useful if u mention the exact model name and if possible with pics

1) Bosch symphony horns or the roots windtone ?
2) EMT diesel so i need to fit a gud ICE. My requirements are touch screen , bluetooth connectivity, reverse camera input. Budget is 20k.
3) Front and rear speakers
4) Reverse camera with sensor with the display used with the one in ICE
5) Interior ambient lighting(foot lights)
6) Seat covers
7) Most importantly a nice shop to do all these at chennai.
1) I've gone for the root's windtone :) works fine . DIY on the first pages of this thread
2)Checkout Snapdeal.com with the prices and what Sankaranarayanan mentioned is a nice HU.
3)Component's on the front and rear, there is a problem with the rear speaker's, stock is 4" and there is a metal rod passing exactly through the bottom of speaker's magnet, so any upgrading the speaker size will make the magnet touch on the rod, Will be finding out a way soon[;)]
4)DIY [:D]
5)all car accesories shop's have them right ? Don't go for the Leather one's
7) I don't know anything about chennai :tongue:
 
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Ever since Test driving Honda Amaze, That one problem haunting me was the cabin noise [cry]. Though not everyone noticed it, some so called enthusiast friend's of mine, showed their pity faces, as they just got that only one reason to point out on My car[frustration].So, Idea of Damping the whole car came into my mind and DIY'ed [evil]

Removed Left hand Side Door Panel, How to remove is already mentioned on my last post .

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Cheap Plastic Covering

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Removing the Tarry thing was a bit of headache

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Use Turpentine To completely Remove the Tarry Thing @deville_56's own brain ;)

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Make sure you don't scratch the paint, i was unaware until i found that out :(

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Here i have used Damp Mat's of Soar Artificer, A Chinese brand. Value For Money Product

http://www.ebay.in/itm/111178983794...X:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_2285wt_1397
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Sticking all holes with Damp mat

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Similarly Do the Same For the rest 3 doors

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Couldn't click more pictures as it was getting dark and we were in a hurry to finish the whole thing
 
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I too own Amaze VX i-DTEC. has the NVH improved to Maruti Desire levels after this treatment? What was the total cost?

Ever since Test driving Honda Amaze, That one problem haunting me was the cabin noise [cry]. Though not everyone noticed it, some so called enthusiast friend's of mine, showed their pity faces, as they just got that only one reason to point out on My car[frustration].So, Idea of Damping the whole car came into my mind and DIY'ed [evil]

Removed Left hand Side Door Panel, How to remove is already mentioned on my last post .

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Cheap Plastic Covering

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Removing the Tarry thing was a bit of headache

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Use Turpentine To completely Remove the Tarry Thing @deville_56's own brain ;)

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Make sure you don't scratch the paint, i was unaware until i found that out :(

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Here i have used Damp Mat's of Soar Artificer, A Chinese brand. Value For Money Product

http://www.ebay.in/itm/111178983794...X:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_2285wt_1397
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Sticking all holes with Damp mat

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Similarly Do the Same For the rest 3 doors

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Couldn't click more pictures as it was getting dark and we were in a hurry to finish the whole thing
 
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I too own Amaze VX i-DTEC. has the NVH improved to Maruti Desire levels after this treatment? What was the total cost?
2.7k + some hard work and a few hours [:D][;)]

Hey Vishu,

Is the NVH levels that much of an issue in Amaze?

Regards,
Sankar
Not literally, though at some point of time i personally felt so , now it's super silent[evil]
 
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Gr8!! You should join Honda engineering team!! This makes the car almost perfect in its class!

Also my car just completed 6 months but i have only did 3000 km yet. According to compnay 3rd service is at 10k km or 6 months. Since i only did 3k km should i wait for another 2-3 months or do the 3rd service now? If i delay it will it impact the reliability of the car?
What all things will be changed in 3rd service?
 

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