My New Honda City i-VTEC


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After Using Hyundai Accent Crdi for 3 years and Toyota Corolla for 6 months ,I've sold both cars for different reasons. For a week I was without car , roaming on my Electra in this Hot Summer. I was so desperate to get a car.

I've had only One car in mind, Honda Civic ! and my budget was strictly within 4 lakh. I saw 2 civics , which were quoted around 3.30 - 3.65 lakhs .But I didnt like any of those cars .One's steering had problem n dealer was very suspicious ,he never gave me correct answers like where was the car serviced before etc. another civic was in very bad condition , that guy called me to see civic n when we reached there, car's battery was totally dead,lots of scratches , Tyre was punctured.So i thought in my budget only this kinda of civics I am gonna get.

So, After talking to my friends I've decided that if i don't get civic ,Ill look for Honda city Ivtec. So next day I was searching for City ivtec ,all the ivtecs were in 4+ lakhs. So i called for one Ad.n went to see the car ,I saw the car n I liked it from outside.dealer quoted me 4 lakhs as a final price .The car was previously Dr.owned so that was + point .

Dealer/Agent Experience:

Dealer was very friendly .He showed us the car , Car was parked outside Dealers office among with other cars .I inspected car from outside first , Cars condition was very good.Some minor scratches - after all it is 5 year old .I liked car from Outside. Interiors were also good with some wear and tear ,totally acceptable.With Dealer I took car to test ride .Car started without any problem or delay. car's engine was smooth .Steering was pushy towards left side other than that no problem .

I called my Garage wala guy to inspect the car , he inspected n drove the car ,he found nothing wrong with car .Car had few problems like- All tyres needed to be replaced, 3 power windows were not working.

So after negotiating for 2 hrs , I finalized car for 3.60 lakhs .Car had no insurance so 12k for insurance ,which I paid in Insurance office on next day .He gave me Delivery Note of the car at Delivery time.

After getting Insurance , I went to Dealer ,Gave him copy of insurance .All papers were signed by me before taking delivery so he just had to submit Rto papers to Rto office.He said I will get receipt after 5 days .

Second day experience:

on 2nd day I serviced car @ my regular garage . Got Wurth 10w-40 semi synthetic oil for 1700 rs .oil filter ,air filter ,coolent and spark plugs replaced .
on minimum traffic car showed me max 13.7 mileage , n normally it shows around 11.5 to 12 .still haven't gone to highway .

I ordered Right side power windows master switch which will cost me around 2.5 k @ local car spare shop .

As I got the car from dealer , few people said Cars Odometer must be reversed .Cars Odo shows 72k .Its 2009 Ivtec - S model.
Most people says That Honda's engine runs atleast 3 to 5 lakh kms if maintained.
Lets see about that [:D]

Here are the pics

Car @ dealer before buying

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Replaced Master power window switch . cost - 2.5 k

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yesterday I had some work in city , There was medium traffic in city .car gave me around 13 +- average in city .

After completing my work I thought I should Take Alternate way - Highway to go home ,so I could know My mileage on highway .So I took highway to go home ,n my car surprised me .

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Car getting Serviced @ my regular car garage

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MID started to show 16.3 kmpl

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showing 17.1

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Its showing 17.7 now ,wow.

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And last Top mileage I got before entering in heavy traffic area was 18 !! sorry for the picture quality.

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Re: My New Honda City Ivtec

Congrats on your Honda city.[clap] Nice review,waiting for the pictures of car.
 
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Re: My New Honda City Ivtec

congrats on your City.
The car looks to be in good condition. Wishing you a happy and safe driving pleasure in your City :)
 
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Re: My New Honda City Ivtec

Congratulations on your Honda City. [:D] I am sure you are going to enjoy pure bliss of IVTEC.

Car didn't look like clocked as 72k which is very great. And I am damn sure if you do service regularly with proper maintenance car can serve you easily lacks of KM without any problem. I am saying in by my experience. [:)]

Hope you will update your thread regularly with your experiences.

Happy motoring.
 
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Thanks .
I am facing major problem with car - Ground clearing - where I live , there are lot of speed brakers , when I am alone I have to stop the car near the speedbraker to not to scrape , but when there are 4 peoples in the car even if I stop the car I cant avoid car scraping on speedbrakers .
As I have mentioned before ,car's tyres are to be changed . So what upgrade do you suggest for Ground Clearance issue ?Its really frustrating n scary .With Accent and Corolla Ive never faced this issue .
 
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Thanks .
I am facing major problem with car - Ground clearing - where I live , there are lot of speed brakers , when I am alone I have to stop the car near the speedbraker to not to scrape , but when there are 4 peoples in the car even if I stop the car I cant avoid car scraping on speedbrakers .
As I have mentioned before ,car's tyres are to be changed . So what upgrade do you suggest for Ground Clearance issue ?Its really frustrating n scary .With Accent and Corolla Ive never faced this issue .

That is the major problem with Honda City, I recommends you that cross the speed barkers at an angle of 45 degrees as far as possible which results in less or no scrapping.

and for tyre upgrade read this. I have read this on net regarding City.
"Tyre dealer promptly suggested me to upgrade my 175/65R15 Good Year GT3s to Yokohama 195/65R15 A-Drives.

The pluses of this upgrade would be:

- Ground Clearance Increase of 13mm (195*.65) = 126.75 - (176*.65) = 113.75
- Better Dry/Wet Grip (195 profile vs 175 profile)
- Lower Road Noise
- Better Ride Comfort"

and check your PM
 
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Re: My New Honda City Ivtec

what about 195/60R15 Michellin XM2 ?
and FE drop after this upgrade ?
 
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Yesterday I got Low fuel Indicator little early ,So I stopped at nearest Shell Petrol Pump and filled 500 rs normal petrol which came 6.10 liters .Even After filling 6 liters petrol My fuel gauge didn't move ,and low fuel indicator was still on .
I called my Garagewala ,He told me sometimes it happens fill more 500 rs fuel .So I filled more 500 rs petrol at another Shell petrol pump .So total 1000 rs petrol i.e.12+ liters and Gauge still not moving and Low fuel indicator is still on .
 

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Congratulations on your new car!

I too got this issue once when I was on low fuel. I filled up for 500 rs and nothing happened to the reading. Later I added another 1000rs of fuel and then I could see the change in the reading. Guess, the low fuel comes up a bit early for the City.
 
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But every time I fill 500 rs petrol gauge goes up .This time I filled 1000 rs petrol and gauge still there and indicator is on . I think The floater in fuel tank must be stuck or need to change .I will go to My Garage Tomorrow and check .
 
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Went to my regular garage to show fuel gauge problem .My garagewala said we have to open fuel tank so before doing that try to fill more petrol to be sure .So I went to petrol pump and filled 1000 rs petrol n gunge went up ..hushh
 

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