Honda City is one of the best in Segment car with great in terms of luxury, interior design, leg room, external looks, A/C, power steering and music.
Especially the driving comfort for long distance is excellent.
We get 12 km for city driving and 14 km for highways.
After a lot of research, test drives and recommendations, I bought a City ZX.
My important decision points were the comfort, fuel economy and look. My options were the Swift DZire, Corolla, Verna, SX4 and Fiesta on the other end. I do have experience with Ford, Toyota and Honda outside India but wanted to test each of them before a decision.
Corolla gave a very classy and comfort feel when I sat in the rear seat. It also left me with a feeling that I?m inside a stronger shell. Because of the price difference between City and Corolla, I choose City.
While SX4 and Verna are comparable to City in most aspects, they fail badly in interior and looks respectively. But these models offered economy and better value for money. SX4 comes with the safety features that I wished and with a driving comfort which is comparable but the two important factors that I disliked were its poor rear visibility. Verna, on the other hand, made a closer comparison for City with its diesel and petrol versions of power and performance. Both SX4 and Verna had the dashing looks from front and sides but I was not comfortable with their rear shapes.
Fiesta was another one which was another option ?cause of it cost v/s performance. I was better of with its looks compared to SX4 and Verna. My friends who bought the same said high about it too, but then it was not giving an above average car from the overall feel. Above that, my experience with ford is that 3 years drive it cool and then throw it off. No resale value and lot of repair works.
As I mentioned above on the decisions points, Honda was one which was above average in all the 3 factors (Comfort, Economy and Looks). When high-end models offered better comfort, Security and quality, their economy and maintenance costs were not digestible as they just fall into the luxury segment. But I too agree that City is not an actual value for money but may be worth a lacks less and on the performance side. The bumpy feeling of City at regular roads was against City. But then, when I checked its performance history, parts quality and the resale value ended up making that compromise and zeroed in on this one.
So far, I?ve been able to experience its worth in terms of the interior quality, steering and comfort but fuel economy are one yet to be proved. I feel better of with its looks than any other as well.
Overall I rate My City a great masterpiece and Awesome Car. :)
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