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My Amazing Honda City

My Amazing Honda City

I was in search of my first car. I started with Maruti Swift and during the search, one of my uncles asked me to have a look at the Honda Amaze. I and my parents went to the Honda showroom and while entering all our eyes fell on the new Honda City displayed at the entrance. Actually, we went to see Amaze, and funny thing is, we started exploring the all-new Honda City and no one bothered the Amaze. The 2014 Honda City is an eye catcher and my cousin sister has the old dolphin model which is a joy to ride car. Amaze seemed to be non-existent after entering the showroom. We zeroed on the City and after two weeks we booked a Crystal black Honda City SV petrol. It was delivered to me on June 6th, 2014 just after 2 weeks from the date of booking. It is an awesome feeling, to have your first car. Its been almost 3 months that the City became my companion. So far I have done 5000 kms and I am very happy with the performance of the engine. I was driving my father's WagonR before and my god the engine refinement that you get in a petrol city is more than just awesome. You could barely notice whether the engine is on or off. This is not a Honda City initial excitement story by a 26-year-old. So let me throw some light on the pros and cons of the 2014 Honda City, as per my experiences. Pros Engine refinement is extraordinary(everyone knows the same). No engine noise filtering into the cabin. Rear seat space is very good. Three persons can easily be seated without touching each other. Front seats - they just hug you. The in-built audio system is very good, good sound quality and Bluetooth playback are possible. Steering controls are easy to use and are of good quality. Seat height adjusts and steering reach adjustment helps to find a comfortable driving position. (I am a 6 feet tall person) AC capacitive touch controls are superb. They respond to every input effectively. AC is very good, with good cooling ability. You may find the tires very skinny. You are right, they are skinny, but I am surprised with their ability to handle corners. There is a bit of body roll but not at all scary. It is a joy to ride the engine. 40 kmph in 5th gear, no vibes, no knocking. Press the pedal it just moves on. Gear shifts are very good. Clutch is light. Breaks are good, have good braking power. Increased ground clearance have really helped the car not to touch underbelly on the scientifically made speed breakers. MID showed 19 km/l for a(considerably) long drive of 150 kms(It is Kerala and you will feel even 50 kms drive very long, with the so-called scientifically made roads). I am getting an average of 15.4 km/l now(as per MID), consisting of horrible city roads(they make roads using potholes and somewhat good roads(they call it highway and funny thing is even Google maps call it a high way and people wonders "Which way, that way!"). Note: You could find a lot of frustration displayed in the above statements. There is a reason for it. I have paid 1 lakhs+ as VAT and Rs. 76000 for 15 years road tax. And I am getting such pathetic roads in return. Now let me come to the cons. Cons Delivery day was very joyful. The black beauty. But after reaching home I could find the black color had become brown(Don't panic! It is the contribution of our so-called roads and rains). It is very difficult to maintain a black car as a black car. But if it is washed and cleaned, black is too much Royal. While washing the car I came to know the bumpers and the metal body are of flimsy build(Enthusiasts have given advice on the same in many reviews but I never expected this much). If I press it a little hard it just bends!. Same is the story with the roof. Our 4 lakhs WagonR feels more solid than the 10 lakhs City. There are some bits inside the cabin which make you feel like you are sitting in a Maruti 800. Door panels are hard plastic of low quality. Low-speed ride is bumpy and bumpier in Kerala roads. Engine guard is plastic. I think an "Engine-guard guard"(not a typing mistake) should be also provided. Suspension noise filters into the cabin. They should have given better insulation in the cabin. The inside portion of the boot lid is uncovered. It is useful for a student researching on "How stuff works - A car boot lid" Panel gaps are terribly inconsistent. I feel ashamed when I look at a VW Polo or Vento.

By devendra yadav
On: Mar 23, 2019 | 71 Views
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    Good experience with good filling and good mileage no maintenance with good service and good offer.

    By vishnu
    On: Aug 13, 2020 | 41 Views
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    Good, I love it but not that much because it has some issues that I want to tell is that the car is shaking too much and it is too expensive and has no luxury half of the...Read More

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    By himanshu
    On: Jun 21, 2020 | 58 Views
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    One of the best sedans I have owned... Pick up and comfort are top-notch... The automatic transmission is wonderful.

    By ruchita dalal
    On: Jun 16, 2020 | 37 Views
  • Best Car

    The car was good but the only problem is the ground clearance of the car and the horn is not that audible.

    By gajendran
    On: Jul 14, 2020 | 52 Views
  • Very Smooth Car

    Honda never gets old. Its almost 10 years and still running smoothly. The maintenance cost is very minimal.

    By amit monga
    On: Jul 09, 2020 | 33 Views
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    Very difficult to adjust the seat of the driver to comfort. The phone and Bluetooth connection is not reliable at all. The maps are awful. Only company fixed places can b...Read More

    By dr annie varghese
    On: Jun 10, 2020 | 93 Views
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    I have Honda city which I was taken in the year 2016 it has been 4years for now but when we have driven the car at least 100kms than we will get the back pain and we will...Read More

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    On: Sep 11, 2020 | 43 Views
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