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Old 12th December 2013, 01:14   #346
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I don't know about other cities. But, in Bangalore, where there are unscientific road mountains every 300-500m on average and craters everywhere, Honda City is a no-go unless they seriously fix the ground clearance. Used to drive a Civic before, but then every time I took my car out, I had to do a painful mental calculation of the roads/craters/bumps involved. Many times I used to take alternative roads - the car was dictating where I go, how I go & darn even how many people I take. Can't imagine that anymore. Now, I drive Duster & one word to describe high GC in Bangalore is FREEDOM.

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I don't know about other cities. But, in Bangalore, where there are unscientific road mountains every 300-500m on average and craters everywhere, Honda City is a no-go unless they seriously fix the ground clearance. Used to drive a Civic before, but then every time I took my car out, I had to do a painful mental calculation of the roads/craters/bumps involved. Many times I used to take alternative roads - the car was dictating where I go, how I go & darn even how many people I take. Can't imagine that anymore. Now, I drive Duster & one word to describe high GC in Bangalore is FREEDOM.
For last 4 years, I am driving my car which is exactly same GC as honda city (2013 model) in Bangalore.

I do face problems with "unscientific road mountains", but a proper driving saves scratching the underbelly. If I try to cross the humps with some speed, it will hit the underbelly. However, this is the case with almost all sedans and hatchbacks.

I think Honda will increase GC by 5 mm. I fell this may be sufficient if one drive carefully.
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I think Honda will increase GC by 5 mm. I fell this may be sufficient if one drive carefully.
From what I see in the picture it looks like the GC issue is addressed , however I agree that we need to wait and watch if the picture reflects the actual.
The website where I found this pic also claims that GC is improved but Iam not 100% sure on the reliability.
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Got a SMS from the sales advisor today that the car will be lauched on 9th January 2014 - Means it will be available for display in showroom in Chennai
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Got a SMS from the sales advisor today that the car will be lauched on 9th January 2014 - Means it will be available for display in showroom in Chennai
Is this Sundaram Honda? I have booked with them and have also been told the same thing when called last week. So that seems to be the date.

Also was told that deliveries should start like about 10 days from then.
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Is this Sundaram Honda? I have booked with them and have also been told the same thing when called last week. So that seems to be the date.

Also was told that deliveries should start like about 10 days from then.
Have they started production? Whether all the deliveries are 2014 make? When I asked my SA, she told me that the deliveries will be in Feb-march.
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Is this Sundaram Honda?

Also was told that deliveries should start like about 10 days from then.
No Balaji, This is from Olympia Honda, If the same been told to you, then it is absolutely great that we can see vehicles.

I had been to Capital honda yesterday to TD Amaze D for my friend but they didn't had any clue about the date of launch.
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Honda City caught at a Honda Dealership in new Delhi by Indian Car Enthusiasts, really impressive interiors and exterior seems pretty nice! Awesome work by Honda.
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Ground clearance if the old City (Arrow Shot design) was improved, with the last refresh, however, this time the wheelbase too has increased by 50mm (2 inches), I feel this could again be a cause of concern for the owners/ riders, especially while dealing with bad roads & unscientific speed breakers.

I feel they should follow the Fiat approach (GC was increased to 185mm on Linea), but, I am sure Honda would then be the undisputed king of bad handling easily displacing Verna for the dubious distinction .

IMO they should increase underbody warranty , but, business sense says they could do the opposite.

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I don't know about other cities. But, in Bangalore, where there are unscientific road mountains every 300-500m on average and craters everywhere, Honda City is a no-go unless they seriously fix the ground clearance. Used to drive a Civic before, but then every time I took my car out, I had to do a painful mental calculation of the roads/craters/bumps involved. Many times I used to take alternative roads - the car was dictating where I go, how I go & darn even how many people I take. Can't imagine that anymore. Now, I drive Duster & one word to describe high GC in Bangalore is FREEDOM.
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For last 4 years, I am driving my car which is exactly same GC as honda city (2013 model) in Bangalore.

I do face problems with "unscientific road mountains", but a proper driving saves scratching the underbelly. If I try to cross the humps with some speed, it will hit the underbelly. However, this is the case with almost all sedans and hatchbacks.

I think Honda will increase GC by 5 mm. I fell this may be sufficient if one drive carefully.
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From what I see in the picture it looks like the GC issue is addressed , however I agree that we need to wait and watch if the picture reflects the actual.
The website where I found this pic also claims that GC is improved but Iam not 100% sure on the reliability.
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From what I see in the picture it looks like the GC issue is addressed , however I agree that we need to wait and watch if the picture reflects the actual.
The GC figures quoted are total red herrings. What is the lowest part of a car - it is smack between the front wheels, which rides over the bumps!
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This looks like a variant lower than the top end.
Missing out on : Start Stop, Fogs, Leather Seats.

Still has : Alloys, ACC, Touch Screen Audio, Cruise control.
And is a diesel.
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This looks like a variant lower than the top end. Missing out on : Start Stop, Fogs, Leather Seats. Still has : Alloys, ACC, Touch Screen Audio, Cruise control. And is a diesel.
Guys,could any of you spot the airbags on this model?also the rear seat looks to be lacking thigh support.
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Guys,could any of you spot the airbags on this model?also the rear seat looks to be lacking thigh support.
The outgoing city had airbags as standard across all variants.( I think apart from the corporate edition). So I think it's safe to assume that will continue.
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Guys,could any of you spot the airbags on this model?
Think so. If you look at the snap of the steering wheel you can spot the letters SRS.
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This looks like a variant lower than the top end.
Missing out on : Start Stop, Fogs, Leather Seats.

Still has : Alloys, ACC, Touch Screen Audio, Cruise control.
And is a diesel.
That's a pretty good observation mate. I missed it when I saw the pics yesterday and had a re look at them after you pointed out.
I somehow feel all these spy pics could be a part of the publicity strategy to have the talk active among forums and people.
Anyways as I mentioned earlier IMO car looks good and actually looks better than the initial launch pics , may be it is growing on me .
While Honda still wants to play the guessing game on for the prices , I will not hesitate to cancel my booking if they price it way beyond the segment and I will look for other VFM options available in the market.

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