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View Poll Results: Which engine option would you take with the OHC body ?
Give me the OHC body with the NHC 1.5 engine 3 5.00%
Give me the OHC body with the NHC 1.5 Vtec engine 9 15.00%
Give me the OHC body with OHC 1.3 engine 1 1.67%
Give me the OHC body with OHC 1.5 engine 4 6.67%
Give me the OHC body with OHC 1.5 Vtec engine 37 61.67%
I like the NHC the way it is 6 10.00%
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Old 11th January 2007, 22:16   #31
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In the NHC the only little negative point is the looks from the front. Rest the car rocks...
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Old 11th January 2007, 22:38   #32
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Sure it does. NHC has clean lines and looks lke a proper sports sedan...today all sedans are becoming tall boys.

I'll take the 1.5 Vtec engine and some new interiors.
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Old 11th January 2007, 22:58   #33
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How about one more option in the poll. NHC body with OHC engine?
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Old 11th January 2007, 22:59   #34
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NHC has clean lines and looks lke a proper sports sedan...

If NHC looks like a proper sports sedan, please define a car that would be considered to be a sports sedan?

Agreed, that it has clean lines, but so does my Phillips steam iron.

Looks are really subjective, some people prefer a proper three-box shape with a slender bonnet, some prefer a minivan-like single box with a bulging behind it becoming the boot. Many a times the former type are said to be suffering from cliche's but then for them even Maserati Quattroporte would be a car thats back-dated design and not futuristic.
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Old 11th January 2007, 23:05   #35
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I did'nt know that so many here loved the NHC's looks. But then looks are subjective. Again, have to admit that the NHC ZX is a huge improvement in looks when compared to the initially launched NHC.

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pardon my ignorance, but u went the baleno way considering the looks as the main criteria? i think the one car that fails miserably in that dept is the baleno.
Well, lots has been said about its miserable rear end, which cannot be disputed. But IMO, in overall looks, the Baleno is a much better looker than the NHC. As admitted by you below,
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nhc, howsoever bad it looks
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Old 12th January 2007, 00:44   #36
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i cant see any difference in the NHC ZX except for the tail lamps & the monogram. is there anything else ???
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Old 12th January 2007, 01:13   #37
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I want an OHC with OHC Vtec engine! Period.
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Old 12th January 2007, 01:19   #38
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I want an OHC with OHC Vtec engine! Period.
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Old 12th January 2007, 01:25   #39
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And it is a pretty big gang too, keeps growing
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well honda being honda did see the need to change the look and the engine.and they being a mnc with huge r&d and marketing dept would be better off judging the market.
honda saw the future and knew f.e would be a very important factor in selling cars atleast in india.
and to be honest at 9l the OHC was definitely not vfm with dull interiors.
and not to forget 80% of the people who can afford cars at a price of 6-8lacs are above 30.put in a house loan,a wife and a couple of kids and the boy racer in you does die!!!
and a lot of people have never ever in their lives redlined their car so the ohc which makes its max power at 6000rpm(im guessing here) was of no use.add to the fact the ohc vtec was jerky at crawling speeds,it wasnt exactly practical as a commuter car.
i do agree that they shouldnt have given the city a cab forward design but look at the other car companies,they are all trying to followthat design.
though it isnt relevant but bangles flame surfacing was highly criticised but now every car maker from toyota to mercedes is following it.
i would say the OHC was good for its times and introduced indians to bhp.but the game has moved on.let the nhc be as it is.
you have the civic to take its place.
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If NHC looks like a proper sports sedan, please define a car that would be considered to be a sports sedan?
BMW 3 series. The benchmark for all sports sedans. OF course, its just my opinion.
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Old 12th January 2007, 10:55   #42
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No brainer!! OHC body with OHC Vtec engine had to be the choice of the masses.

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No brainer!! OHC body with OHC Vtec engine had to be the choice of the masses.

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Masses=Team-Bhp.

Out of 10 OHC, I see only one or two vtec in Chennai roads. Remaining one's is either with 1.3 or 1.5. Only enthusiastic will opt for vtec pumping in that extra money.
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i think the one car that fails miserably in that dept is the baleno. nhc, howsoever bad it looks, still has its own charm. the charm of a city slugger. its as easy to drive as, say, a zen or an m800.
Errrr ... I think the Baleno is a very good looking car. Ever seen its profile? Looks mean in black. Yeah. Even with those tail lamps (I like 'em). The NHC on the other hand is, well, different.

The only reason I did not buy it (the Baleno) was the price as compared to another 1.6 which I shall not name ...

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Errrr ... I think the Baleno is a very good looking car. Ever seen its profile? Looks mean in black. Yeah. Even with those tail lamps (I like 'em). The NHC on the other hand is, well, different.

The only reason I did not buy it (the Baleno) was the price as compared to another 1.6 which I shall not name ...
yeah, i have to admit. i have been critical of the baleno's looks, but samurai's car has changed that. it (the baleno) looks great. even the tail is good. the only bad looking thing in this car is the rear lamp assembly, looks like cheap $hit. it is so cheap that it makes the TVS bike to feel proud. why did maruti do it that bad ?? the quality of the lens alone is so bad.
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