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Old 19th August 2008, 18:24   #526
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120bhp and within the 10L bracket might be a Civic (132bhp?) killer atleast for the lower end Civics. Dont think that will happen. Close to 110bhp seems more likely.
hmm i guess so. but itll still be fun to drive. and it will probably kill the civic e.
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hmm i guess so. but itll still be fun to drive. and it will probably kill the civic e.
And would come back to haunt Honda for replacing the 1.8S with the 1.8E
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I absolutely agree coz i got a call from Southend Honda, Delhi whom I had visted around 3 months back.Same is the case with Classic Honda guy and he called me thrice in past two days.
Honda suddenly became customer friendly( to clear out their existing NHC stocks)
True; all of a sudden Sundaram Honda in Chennai turned quite sales oriented and started calling me thrice in the last couple of weeks for a TD that i took 2 months back
Let us hope for an early launch of G3HC

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And would come back to haunt Honda for replacing the 1.8S with the 1.8E
Not really, Companies make more money on their topend variants. So, if a customer chooses a topend Honda City(over an entry level 1.8 E), then it is not bad profit at all for the company. A customer, who has more money and wanting a Honda Badge, chooses the Civic 1.8 V, then Honda goes laughing to the bank again. If the customer, having a little less money, but is still besotted by the Civic looks and the Honda badge chooses the Civic 1.8 E, Honda is grinning again. The City will be a big threat to Altis and Jetta.
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Why do people want indicators on OVRMs? OVRMs are very prone to damage by bikers & other vehicles specially in heavy traffic. For me, indicators there will only make the OVRMs even more expensive than they already are and I dont see much utility of it. I mean there already are indicators at front, back & sides. Except for maybe some style statement is there any utility in those?

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Sometime I wonder what is the use of paint on car body, when every other day somebody scrapes the paint off ....


I really sympathise on this one; Anything that makes what one is about to do more obvious to drivers around should be a good thing, but indicators are generally ignored, especially by bikers who think they should overtake just as you turn --- so what's the point?

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Old 19th August 2008, 20:45   #531
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Reasonable guess specs are out !!!

There will be three models: S, V, and SV. The S will have a MT and AT version, while the V will have a standard version, and one with dual airbags. The top spec SV will come fully loaded.

Pricing should start in the low THB 500,000 (Rs 6.5L) range, and end just short of THB 700,000 (Rs 9L) for the SV model. cheers:

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i think for India instead of 1 MT & 4 AT it will be 3 MT & 2 AT, other things remaining the same.
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i think for India instead of 1 MT & 4 AT it will be 3 MT & 2 AT, other things remaining the same.
Yup one should be normal automatic and other paddle shift .Nice find Diabloo !
Paddle Shift should sell well . 1.5 S MT would obviously be the main seller. So no 1.3 VTEC as expected earlier .
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Some rear pics are available from china:


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The rear almost looks like a notchback like the Octavia and the Accent Viva. Overall, looks very promising. If they can price it right, it will sweep the Indian markets who love the Honda badge anyway.
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This rear picutres resembles more of Civic.
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Pricing should start in the low THB 500,000 (Rs 6.5L) range, and end just short of THB 700,000 (Rs 9L) for the SV model.
Do you think it would at these price range for us, no. It will more like the lower version in India costs same as the higher version in Thai.
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Vid , The same pics are posted in the next page .
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Yup one should be normal automatic and other paddle shift .Nice find Diabloo !
Paddle Shift should sell well . 1.5 S MT would obviously be the main seller. So no 1.3 VTEC as expected earlier .
I disagree. I think Honda will launch only the paddle shift variant in automatic trim to keep costs down - the way they're selling the current Civic in India.
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I disagree. I think Honda will launch only the paddle shift variant in automatic trim to keep costs down - the way they're selling the current Civic in India.
Kindly go through the specs provided by Diabloo !! The paddle shift is the top end version which is fully loaded so there is nothing about cost cutting. Like Hackett , i was guessing the versions from the specs provided .
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Vid , The same pics are posted in the next page .
Oops sorry about that, didn't go 2 pages back to see.
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