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Old 4th July 2006, 01:20   #271
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its not for 12-14L... its for 11.5 L on road in delhi for MT 1.8S...
But its still too much...
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but corolla costs more than this...
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but corolla costs more than this...
Take a similarly equipped Civic to corolla/OctaviaRS/Elantra petrol/Optra 1.8LT AT/ Cedia sports/Elegance and compare.

then decide which is overpriced. as I said keep that

"Because its a honda" statement and
" Honda is the most reliable" statement aside
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stop cribbing of prices guys..

honda is never know for VFM.

Mark my words, this car is going to be the best seller in its segment.
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Mark my words, this car is going to be the best seller in its segment.

Why are you guys claiming the prices as 12 to 14 lakhs!? Its more like 11-12.5 lakhs on road...14 is stretching a bit too much.
I think the pricing is very competitive.
Any news on those paddle shifters?I didnt find anything abt them on the website.
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Hey guys, how can Civic be sold at 7-10 lakhs when City is in that slot?

BTW, why should not a manufacturer put a premium on his brand name?

If City was overpriced, how did it find its place in the top 10 selling cars last year? Not all of 35K+ customers go by just brand name!
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Folks,
Out here in Bangalore there is 13+% road tax, which makes the car prices higher here.
In Civic range cars are typically 1 lakh higher than other cities !
And worse part is that besides such outrageous tax structure, the roads are non-existant here :(

Similarly, about half the car price in India goes to the govt in forms of various taxes and duties.
No point comparing US prices with Indian prices. Those who are saying Civic should be in 7-8 lakhs in India are not aware about Indian market.

Personally I would have been happier if it was half a lakh cheaper, but it will still sell like got cakes.

Any updates about the launch? There is no reference in the Bangalore newspaper at least.
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Well when a SOHC is doing the job well do we really need a DOHC.
The definition of "job" will vary from person to person, IMHO. If u turn down the significance of "job" further, one wouldnt need a vtec either!!

Anyways, for me, i could have considered civic had it been a dohc, even though its petrol. But now, diesel, here i come... in some time.

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someone give out the specs please.......
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Requesting one of the Gyan Gurus to post diff b/w DOHC and SOHC in Honda Civic context and if possible the torque charts...
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Requesting one of the Gyan Gurus to post diff b/w DOHC and SOHC in Honda Civic context and if possible the torque charts...
there is a nice article on VTEC below
http://asia.vtec.net/spfeature/vtecimpl/vtec1.html

in fact, you can get a good comparison of DOHC 2.0 vs SOHC 1.8 civic here
http://asia.vtec.net/Reviews/8GCivic...ive/index.html

and as per the reviewer, the difference is observed only at higher speeds.
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Looks like Honda just heard me...

Or may be that was the reason to withdraw the prices...

Seems like there is a downward price revision

Just got call from Dakshin Honda that on road price in Bangalore is
MT - 12.2 Lakhs and
AT - 12.85 Lakhs

Most probably I will go in the evening to check out the car personally

Right now I am confused between an Octavia 1.8T rider / Civic...
(ref separate thread In What Car... Octavia or Civic)
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Great review link goldie! Really helps clear up the 1.8/2.0 saga here.

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In terms of ride quality, the 1.8S feels as solid as the 2.0S from low to medium speeds. However, the 'status quo' prevailed at higher speeds, as the 1.8S loses out to the 2.0S in stability beyond 140kph. In this case, rather surprisingly, the test-drive unit I drove exhibited traces of 'floatiness' at speeds beyond 140kph. So the Civic 1.8S was really a very nice surprise for my case, as I had expected a bland cushy drive but I ended up really enjoying driving it. In fact, for relaxed daily driving, I would really find it hard to choose between the 1.8S and the 2.0S.
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Like the K20Z the R18A feels very torquey, especially for a 1.8l. Is it equal to the 2.0S ? To put it bluntly, yes ! In fact, in low and medium low speeds, I had a pretty hard time trying to find the difference in power between the 1.8S and 2.0S. The higher power of the K20Z only really becomes apparent at higher rpms as the R18A loses breathe at high rpms. Indeed the 1.8S won't be that much slower if one does not push the car hard !! For driving at 'sensible' speeds, up to around 140-150kph, ultimately only the lack of the sequential shifter will be the one big disadvantage of the 1.8S over the 2.0S.
So, for all the doubters out there who feel they are getting short-changed, I guess its a classic case of looking past the specs on paper and actually driving the car to judge it.

Going by that review, I feel Honda India got the engine choice spot on. Yes, we could always use more power, but then 90% of the actual buyers would not really know that a 2.0 engine exists and will be more than happy with what they have.
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So here it is finally..........."D day"!!

City Zx is selling well, CR-V is selling well, Accord is selling well and now the Civic. All they need now, is a small car to complete the family.

Good luck "Honda".

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Going by that review, I feel Honda India got the engine choice spot on. Yes, we could always use more power, but then 90% of the actual buyers would not really know that a 2.0 engine exists and will be more than happy with what they have.
And if they really DO want to launch a sportier version, it had better be the Civic Si with 200 bhp, rather than the 2.0s version.

@ST7677 - the 'new' price actually makes it a lakh cheaper than the 1.8T rider, which is around 13 OTR in blore, and lot cheaper than the 15L vRS. Now isnt that a lot to ask, just for a bit more performance, whereas you lose heavily out on the maintainence and running costs part.

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All they need now, is a small car to complete the family.
Exactly what their press-release said yesterday, and it would be a petrol below 1.2L. So, maybe Jazz wont make it here after all.

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