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Old 13th January 2008, 14:31   #106
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Default Civic baby - 6000 Kms with some Accessories

Friends! Thought I will share my experience after 6000 Kms, about to go for 3rd Service and some accessories which I have fitted.

What I still don't like?
1. The troubling A pillar on the right, but now I am used to it
2. Belly scratch when fully loaded
3. Some kind of noise from the Enigne in slow speed and rev. The engineer
says that it is knocking sound and will go off after 10,000 kms. I am not
convinced.
4. Think the Audio HU has been compromised of Amp power.
5. If I take the car after 2 days, a sound comes from the belly (TAK...)
My Cousin says it is because of moisture and mud getting stuck in the
chassis.???? Same sound when I move the steering in the morning.

Likes
FE: 10 in City with A/C always on. Ideal Bangalore Traffic Conditions
Top Speed 154, went to the new peripheral road near Electronic City
to try but got scared beyond 150 Kmph.

And Everything about Civic. It is such a pleasure to drive.

Accessories

1. Ambient Light - Rs. 4,000 - My Favourite



2. Stanley Seats - 3 Colors in 3 Leathers. Classic, Satin and Nappa
Rs. 35,000




3. Reverse Sensors - Rs. 1800
(4 Sensors and Indicator on Top of Mirror)




4. JBL SubWoofer, Connector & Blaupunkt 2 Ch Amplifier - Rs. 13,000




5. Rear and Front Speakers - JBL GTO Component Speakers -
Rs. 11,000

(Am very disappointed with the Output, it is hopeless, can someone help?


6. Personalization! Rs. 75


7. My Fav perfume - Winter Pebbles - Rs. 49


8. This one is latest - Sony Ericsson Car Bluetooth System - HCB 120 - Rs. 5,500


And of course the STP Son of a gun for the tyres!!

Bye, I love the Civic, what a CaaaaR!!!!!!
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Old 14th January 2008, 10:58   #107
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Great!

You need to do more justice to the ICE. JBL doesn;t fit in here and the stock HU doesn;t have much juice. For more, check out the ICE threads...
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Hey, your ambiente light photo looks real cool. BTW, what are those used for? Just for lighting the interiors?
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Default Tyres For Honda Civic ...

Hey Guys ,

I recently bought the Honda civic 1.8 V Mt Silver . I got Goodyear tyres as standard stock fitting. I have found the tyres make lot of road noise and feel hard . I mostly drive in city only (Chnandigarh) so could you guys help me choose a tyre which makes the drive soft and smooth. Thanks .. Mohit
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Thankx ST7677, I have seen your ICE thread long back, but I don't
have the courage at this point in time to rip the baby :-). I loved
your setup and I always had a doubt that the HU is not that Juicy.
JBL GTO is so disappointing.

vnabhi: I think the Ambient light is just for show off . It adds to the
blueness thatz all.
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Hey Guys ,

I recently bought the Honda civic 1.8 V Mt Silver . I got Goodyear tyres as standard stock fitting. I have found the tyres make lot of road noise and feel hard . I mostly drive in city only (Chnandigarh) so could you guys help me choose a tyre which makes the drive soft and smooth. Thanks .. Mohit
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Old 15th January 2008, 03:15   #112
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Oops, At least they agreed to change all the locks. And good that you didn't opt for an additional duplicate key instead!

Congrats on your new car... do post your experience.

For me asking my wife comes much earlier in the decision tree ...
In my case - I chose the car, she chose the color.
The car comes equipped with an immobiliser,so duplicate key will make matters worst.
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more recently, i test drove a SX4 and the salesman was dumb stuck when i braked at just 80kmph and the car's back wheels skidded dangerously. could be due to the abuse the demo car would have undergone.

This is most likely because the SX4 has discs and ABS only in the front (atleast thats what the honda dealer told me)

However, I own the SX4 zxi and so far, the braking has been nothing short of awesome. Ofcourse, I havent driven the Civic so cant compare
but the rear end hasnt given out under me at even 100k (I tried in the demo car too obviously never on my own car )
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Thankx ST7677, I have seen your ICE thread long back, but I don't
have the courage at this point in time to rip the baby :-). I loved
your setup and I always had a doubt that the HU is not that Juicy.
JBL GTO is so disappointing.
I can understand that. But it's ok if you give your cars in some experienced hands and discuss your concerns with them.


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The car comes equipped with an immobiliser,so duplicate key will make matters worst.
Not really. Duplicate key would have the same chip code as the original keys, so there will be no problem with the immobilizer. Of course the duplicate key has to be done from the dealer.
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Hi ST7677 and All,

Finally I gathered courage and went to Auto Fusion BLR for the Rip off. :-)
Now I have this setup and I am happy with it. (Well, kind off :-)). It went
through more or less the same rip off like ST7677's ICE thread.

Front Speakers
JBL GTO 507C (55 W)Component Speakers

Rear Speakers
JBL GTO 937 6in X 9in 3 Way - (100 W)

Sub Woofer
JBL CS 1204B ( 1000 W)

Sub Woofer Amp
Blaupunkt GTA - 2 (400 W) 2 Channel

JBL Amp for Speakers
JBL GTP 75.4 (104 W x 4)

I loved the way the Sub woofer casing was made and arranged to sit in the corner, peaceful and saving me lots of space.

Amps on a board behind the rear seat safety guard



Subwoofer in the Corner

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Congratulations mhafeez!

Ok, here is an update on my Civic... This has been there for a while, but just that I didn;t notice it till now.
I have noticed that engine has become much more smoother. It always was, but now it is much better even below 1k RPM. The knocking sound which used to come occasionally between 500-700 RPM, has become non-existent now. The low end torque has improved and best of all my mileage has also gone up by a km now.

Earlier I was getting around 9.5kmpl in City with AC, now I am regularly getting 10.5+ kmpl in (Bangalore) City with AC. Considering that I have a heavy right foot and I seldom think about Fuel economy while driving, this is quiet pleasing.

I guess the engine has settled in after 10k km.
Anybody else observed similar things after crossing 10k?
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Yup, though I have the automatic, my FE has gone up for sure. Now I get 9 with AC on/off. However I drive through bad roads (3 kms) and heavy traffic (3 kms) where I rarely get above 40 kmph. So I'm not sure about the exact mileage. But its definitely better than earlier.

Engine is definitely more responsive now. I haven't done a long trip after my 10K service. Will be doing one in the month of March. Will update then.
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how are u guys getting this kind of FE. are u guys doing full tanks for fillings particular amount. lets say the civic has 50 liter tank ok then on one full tank u do around 500 kms ? ? ? or more ?
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Well I don't do the scientific method of filling it till the brim, then driving N kilometres and then topping them or more accurate systems

I reset my trip meter when I tank in. I always tank in the same amount at almost exactly the same fuel gauge level. Its just an average of N times that I've done this. There would obviously be an error margin. But I wouldn't say it would be more than 1 km either way.
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Congratulations mhafeez!

Ok, here is an update on my Civic... This has been there for a while, but just that I didn;t notice it till now.
I have noticed that engine has become much more smoother. It always was, but now it is much better even below 1k RPM. The knocking sound which used to come occasionally between 500-700 RPM, has become non-existent now. The low end torque has improved and best of all my mileage has also gone up by a km now.

Earlier I was getting around 9.5kmpl in City with AC, now I am regularly getting 10.5+ kmpl in (Bangalore) City with AC. Considering that I have a heavy right foot and I seldom think about Fuel economy while driving, this is quiet pleasing.

I guess the engine has settled in after 10k km.
Anybody else observed similar things after crossing 10k?
This is indeed a good news. I was disappointed with my civic's low end torque, and stiff gear/steering/clutch etc.

Did gear become smooth for you ?
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