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Old 24th October 2007, 15:27   #61
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You may say it is overpricing, but I preferred to get the carpet mats for my Corolla at the time of delivery from Galaxy, New Delhi. I think they cost me Rs. 1100.
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That's VFM, isn't it? Even rubber mats cost around that and would require a change in 2 years...
Indeed... the only issue is when it comes to mud soiled footwear then carpet mats can get bloody mess while rubber mats can hold their own. I go running in the morning and if I do not use rubber mats then my carpets are a gonners!

PS: running -> dew -> add dust and loose soil -> dirty footwear
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Old 24th October 2007, 17:10   #63
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As one of consideration for CIVIC is it's interior, so I would not think about rubber mat for any reason.

In my OHC I used the carpet mat for four years, it looked very decent. It's easy to clean & you can do shampoo wash once in a month. In my experience with proper care the mats will last easily for four years, no worries
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guys...i got carpet mats with my civic. they are of very good quality and look good too.
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Old 25th October 2007, 00:25   #65
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yes the carpet mats are standard with the Civic and are of a very good quality. The back seat mats are of one single piece. So its easy to remove and clean.

But if you have bad and/or muddy roads (like bangalore now with all the rains) then rubber mats will save you a lot of effort. I clean my car and so find it easier to clean the rubber mats. Come summer and I'll stow them away.
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Old 25th October 2007, 00:58   #66
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Has anyone tried the PU carpet that is offered by 3M ? It hugs the original carpet of the car by means of velcro strips. Albeit a tad expensive, I have found it to be very reliable, easy to clean and maintain and quite durable. I have it in my esteem and that has negated the need for any rubber mats. Besides, it gives the car floor a plush feel and makes the interior appear spacious.
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Civic 1.8VMT First 1700KM experience

Within 15 days of purchasing the CIVIC I had to go for a Wedding in Kerala and I decided to drive. Round trip is around 1300+ KM to Bangalore - Kottyam via Kumily. Bangalore - Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakal, Karur, Dindigul, Teni, Kambum, Kumily, Mundakayam, Kanjirapally, Pampadi, Kottayam. Condition of the road is not very good between Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri, Salem to Namakkal, Kumili to Vandiperiyar. Rest of the road is good, especially between Namakal to Kottayam.

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1. Driving experience was fantastic. It is a very smooth engine and delivered power in a graceful manner.
2. I never had the issue of rear bottoming. To my surprise Civic managed to glide over all the humps and most of the potholes on the way. Civic was almost fully loaded for the local trips in Kerala with 3 passengers in the rear. So this issue may be over hyped!
3. I have filled 20 litrs of Speed 97, 5 ltrs of speed (87 Octance) and the rest
Shell premium. It is not a magic mix. I wanted to fill just 15 ltrs of Speed 97 and the rest Shell premium and the petrol pump guys goofed it up.

Next I filled 29 ltrs from one of Reliance Petrol pump on the way to Kerala to make it full after Dindigul which means I got around 14KMpl with AC on full time which is a pleasant surprise. Not driven hard but reached 153kmph peak and mostly above 100 all the time. Ghat section mileage is around 11kmpl and while coming back I was forced to fill Reliance and got little less mileage, approximately 13+ Kmph in the same route excluding Ghat section.

So it is proved that there is no issue with Speed 97.
4. I got used to less torque at the low end rpm, so it is not bothering me much..

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1. Wiper action is like a sword fight in western movies or "Kalari payattu" in

Kerala. In fast mode the fight becomes so intense that and it is certainly distracting and annoying. Conventional wipers are better!
2. Boot lid feels so flimsy and I feel scared what will be its fate if somebody hits from behind.
3. I certainly miss the simple feature of Autocop - auto locking of all doors when ignition is on.
4. A- pillar is obstructing the view especially when you take a right turn.
5. Lots of intelligence is built into AC controls so that it takes decision of
itsown which sometimes not giving comfort feeling.

After driving 1700+ KMs in 10 days I am very happy that I decided to go for Honda Civic. Now I am very comfortable with the car and to my surprise even the gear shift becomes very smooth. May be we (Civic & I) needed some time to know each other.
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Excellent. Great buy... good review. Glad that you had an uneventful journey.
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Great review Tomy. Good to know that you had a pleasant and safe trip. The Civic is one helluva machine. I have been reading any thread that talks about the Civic for I love it so much. I currently drive a 99 Civic in the US and on my return to India, propose to buy the all new Civic sometime. The overall feedback I have heard from all Civic owners of TBHP only urges me to go in for it more.
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Congrats on your new Civic Tony...

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So it is proved that there is no issue with Speed 97.
Any issues will not be evident in single / few fills. I am not saying there is an issue.
But then there have been issues with other cars - specifically Skoda on using premium fuels. If you search you will find some thread in team bhp. And anyway it is not a good idea to use high octane fuel during the Run-IN period of your car (1st 1000km).


BTW did you notice any benefit of using Speed97?
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I got around 14KMpl with AC on full time ...
That is one helluva average mate!

Great report.

Hoping to take my car out on a drive to Jaipur from Gurgaon next weekend. Will post the experience soon!
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civic owners, what is your mileage with ac and without ac
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civic owners, what is your mileage with ac and without ac
My car gives around 8-9Kmpl with A/c on .
Ps : could you please check your car manufacturing date ,open the front left door & you see a Stamp on side .

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My car gives around 8-9Kmpl with A/c on .
Ps : could you please check your car manufacturing date ,open the front left door & you see a Stamp on side .
ok...i'll do that and post it soon, but why do you want to know it. i've just bought it a week back, its the 1.8v.
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Generally, I get about 9kmpl in City and about 13kmpl on Highways...A/C on most of the time.
Read my opening post in this thread, I got 9.66kmpl over first 12k km.
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