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Old 25th September 2008, 15:12   #136
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The car looks good, and finally we have some features in the City. But 8.41lac Ex showroom cochin for the 1.5S MT???
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got a call from Whitefield Honda just now. The sales guy is telling they will have their TD vehicle only in Nov. Now, this, I really think, is a gimmick to pull prospective buyers to the old model....
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For the first time, I am willing to bet on Petrol. I have booked for test drive. This is too tempting a car now.
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Old 25th September 2008, 15:23   #139
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The Honda's have proved yet again. The car is a slap on face who spoke against its Safety features, Power, Equipment, Engine, etc etc.

Price looks just fine for me for an I Vtec engine with whole lot of goodies...

Its time when, MAN NEEDS TO REALLY STAY BACK !
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This i doubt, as verna and Fiesta are diesels and have their own market. Cedia maybe.
Hemant, Verna doesnt even have ABS or Airbags as an option !!! The only advantage is diesel. Whereas Honda has given them as standard even in the base version!!! Im sure some diesel sedan buyers would surely give a look at New City before jumping to conclusion.

Any idea if the cars are on display in the showrooms???
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Hemant, Verna doesnt even have ABS or Airbags as an option !!! The only advantage is diesel. Whereas Honda has given them as standard even in the base version!!! Im sure some diesel sedan buyers would surely give a look at New City before jumping to conclusion.

Any idea if the cars are on display in the showrooms???
I agree! All the while we saw comments about how we would "Gladly" pay up to Rs.1Lac just for the safety features like airbags and ABS ad suddenly when a manufacturer provides these as standard even on the base model, we are mome worried about the pricing part

Just to clarify, this is not against anyone's post above, just a general observation.

I have always agreed that the Hondas commanded a huge premium for their cars that were (most of the times) unjustified. This is one instance where I feel the cars have been priced not so bad afterall. I would compare this with my OHC 1.5 EXi that cost me Rs.8,05,000/- ex-showroom back in 2003. Now we get a 1.5 iVTEC with 118 horses and all safety features for almost the same price. Bravo!

Karan, I will let you know as soon as the first car reaches Coimbatore so we can go check it out. We may not be able to do an official test drive yet, but that does nto stop us from oogling, right?
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The car is a slap on face who spoke against its Safety features, Power, Equipment, Engine, etc etc.
No one spoke against its safety features - we were hoping that Honda wouldn't be stinging as they've done in the past.

By the way, talking about the equipment, any insights on why no leather, alloys & rear disk brakes have been provided?
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Hemant, Verna doesnt even have ABS or Airbags as an option !!! The only advantage is diesel. Whereas Honda has given them as standard even in the base version!!! Im sure some diesel sedan buyers would surely give a look at New City before jumping to conclusion.

Any idea if the cars are on display in the showrooms???

Karan,

ABS is offered in the Verna CRDI SX model as a standard fitment for a long time.
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yeyyyy!! Fantastic pricing! I am already sold on this ANHC, but only if I had not laid my sight on Altis MT. BTW, any taker for my year old SX4??
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the noida dealer tells me that the E is coming only in Jan/Feb. Also the Exi / Gxi are not getting discontinued. And deliveries start 15th Nov.

Can anybody pls confirm?
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This launch will be a huge blow to dealers looking to clear stock of the existing City. A very Good Car with its own strong points, but unfortuately cant hold a candle to its better looking and more powerful new avatar.

But like i said its still a great car and am wondering the kind of discounts to be slapped on the present City's forehead to clear stock. It will be a great bargain for all those who dont want to push their budgets for the new City and also want better fuel efficiency.

This new launch is going to be great news to customers more ways than one.
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ABS is offered in the Verna CRDI SX model as a standard fitment for a long time.
I meant the base version of Verna diesel. Nor does the Fiesta ZXi TDCI offer ABS or airbags.

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Karan, I will let you know as soon as the first car reaches Coimbatore so we can go check it out. We may not be able to do an official test drive yet, but that does nto stop us from oogling, right?

Right Sri, Gimme a buzz
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WOOW!!
the car looks ammazing maan!
honda are the kings when it comes to styling.
just love the front grill!
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Old 25th September 2008, 16:15   #149
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Did anyone see the ANHC drive in the new AutoCar? The alloys are to die for, never seen anything so cool - praying that they come to India.
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Looks rather nice, and I'm sure the Toyota Corolla will be squeezed out between the ANHC (what a mouthful!) and the Civic.
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