Increasing Ground Clearance Will Increase The Value Of Car

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Pros : Technology, space, design

Cons : ground clearance

I was looking for a car with excellent coverage in the sedan category. The present Honda City I am having is excellent in terms of the driving pleasure it offers. The other important feature added in the car is it offers nearly zero or no cabin noise. The fuel efficiency of the car is very nice. Besides having some specialties it also has many discomforting zones. The first and the utmost is the ground clearance of the car. Reversing with the car is the other consideration in which I have some kind of problem.

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 Comments Honda City 2008-2011
  • Bp |15 Aug,2009 08:17:31 PM

    could you expand on the ground clearance issue? Thanks.

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  • shibly |16 Feb,2010 01:18:58 PM

    how to increase ground clearence?

  • Rajiv Puri |26 Oct,2010 12:56:42 PM

    Ground Clearance is a major issue. While going to Gurgaon or any bumpy road in Delhi or on speed breaker it touchs the ground. u can not have 5 healthy people sitting in car and to cross the speed breaker is a major issue.

  • aboobacker moidu |22 Dec,2010 03:22:14 AM

    ground clearnace . i have the same issue with my honda city2010. i think the shock absorbe is not strong enough to hold the weights. honda must review this as it touches even on light bump which is very bad and uneasy to hear? honda must respond to this or else they will lose the sale of this car.

  • |26 Feb,2011 10:15:05 AM

    still the same donest city is not suitable for kerala roads... i regret buying it..waste of huge funds....could have spent of chevy or maruti... bad after sales and service....i dont recommend honda to anyone now....especially city for keral roads...

    Vinod |21 Mar,2011 05:35:10 PM

    who says Honda is the best carmaker... they cannot even do proper research before releasing the car.... the worst part of the car is the ground clearance wherein even the smallest speed breaker will tear apart the engine... my car oil sump, etc got torn on the 1st week of purchase with bill as high as Rs. 1 lakh... my sincere advise is to not buy Honda City... my earlier car was a Hyundai verna which did 1,30,000 km within 3 years without a single visit to the garage...

    Kumar |26 Jul,2013 03:26:10 PM

    Hi Vinod I am facing the same problem of oil sump crack with my renault pulse. I wonder why these people not doing proper design . These can easily overcome. I am irritated while driving everyday.

  • krishan |16 Apr,2011 09:49:14 PM

    I have honda city 2009 model.The ground clearance is so bad that even in Country's capital Delhi which have the beat road , it is difficult to drive properly as it touches evev a minor speed breaker otharwise this car is excellent.

    CarDekho Team |17 Apr,2011 09:03:49 AM

    Yes the ground clearance is a bit low on the Civic, but otherwise its a great car.

    MARIAN DSOUZA |17 Jul,2013 05:39:42 PM

    Ground Clearance issue of Civic and City cars has been highlighted time and again; but thick skinned guys at Honda don't understand our language!! They think their cars are driven on Japan roads!!. Honda guys should understand the status of Indian roads and produce cars meant for Indian roads. Ground clearance should be at least 170mm. Honda car dealers should raise this issue to Honda authorities. If this issue is resolved, Honda sedans would surely be considered as one of the better cars and would greatly improve their market share.

  • pramod ghuge |29 Jan,2012 10:53:42 PM

    I have seen few comments and even though ,I am not using Honda city right now.. even my friends shared experience about the same. I study other cars as well and I found that there is not much of difference in ground clearance it is like 8 mm or 10 mm or not more than 1 that is 25mm. You can compare other cars in the same range you will find that what, I am saying is true. One can correct me if I am wrong. This difference is very small and should not be a big problem like what few guys are sharing. My opinion is that Honda city s shock ups are very sensitive and they are like that to give more comfort for persons seating inside. Otherwise , in other cars they are very hard and even with a jump on speed breaker they will not allow car to touch ground. But at the same time persons seating inside would not be getting comfort . Probably that could be the reason , Indian roads best technology shock ups of Honda city indirectly ground clearance earned bad name. However , please correct me if I am wrong. regds,

  • deokar b r |07 Mar,2012 10:55:51 PM

    which is better car Toyota Etios or the new 2012 Honda City? Both mileage and ground clerance-wise? Pl. suggest. What is actual mileage of Honda City ?

  • Dagdu |14 Mar,2012 12:36:46 PM

    Dear Sir, I have Swift VDI, I wanna to Increase the ground clearance, can we increase it by 2 to 3 more than existing ?

    Amol M.Sawant |21 Jun,2012 12:28:33 AM

    Dear Dagdu, go to home and take sound sleep. dont get involved in increasing ground clearance of swift vdi. GN. TC.

    Amol M.Sawant |21 Jun,2012 12:31:07 AM

    by the way Mr.DAGGADU, you want to increase ground cle. by 2/3 feet or what?

  • yogish |26 Jun,2013 05:14:47 PM

    worst car considering, ground clearance and soft shock absorbers, and most uncomfortable back seats. Need to corrected all these. to stay in market. Better to go for good suv/mpv,[Toyota innova] if u can spend little more money.

    Yogesh S |25 Sep,2013 11:05:29 PM

    Please use indisuspension buffer for your car. Its one of the best products to protect the suspension of your car & also to increase ground clearance. You can get it on

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