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Old 22nd August 2010, 15:42   #961
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I regularly do 8 to 10 hour drives and find the stock seats good.
Mine is an AT, so I can be more relaxed.
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I had similar issues during the first couple of weeks. But no problems since. I guess it's a matter of finding out the correct seat + steering settings suitable for you.

Now I really find the seat to be comfortable. So much so, that the brilliant Baleno seat seems a tad uncomfy at times. I think primarily due to the larger seat and higher back/headrest the Civic has.
Yeah, maybe I should invest some more time in getting a proper seat height and steering reach/rake.

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I regularly do 8 to 10 hour drives and find the stock seats good.
Mine is an AT, so I can be more relaxed.
Could be, but this is the first time I have had this issue. It also could have been due to the terrible traffic I was stuck in.

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Old 22nd August 2010, 22:30   #963
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Yes. Please keep adjusting seat distance, height and steering reach to get the right combo. I just did an 8 hour drive without any problems. Having an AT helps.

Some folks use a small cushion as well. Try it out. Lack of lumbar support could be an issue for some.
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Old 23rd August 2010, 10:07   #964
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Yes. Please keep adjusting seat distance, height and steering reach to get the right combo. I just did an 8 hour drive without any problems. Having an AT helps.

Some folks use a small cushion as well. Try it out. Lack of lumbar support could be an issue for some.
Yes, I will keep doing that and even invest in a small cushion. I hope Honda seriously considers providing lumbar support in 9th gen civic.

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Old 26th August 2010, 11:31   #965
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Got the second service done by Heritage Honda in Gwalior. Excellent job. Even though the workshop was inundated in the rains the previous day they took the car in at 9:30 and gave it back in the afternoon. Total charges for two services: NIL. Did pay Rs.20 for a blown fuse courtesy my car fridge.

The SA was not aware that now Honda advise an oil change only at the 3rd service and wanted to change the oil. On checking with the Service Coupon he agreed, and later had to explain the same to the Service Manager. So obviously the switch to Synthetic is recent.

Average over the first 1200km (till II service) 9.47kpl. Last tankful 11.00 kpl (yesterday).

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...I hope Honda seriously considers providing lumbar support in 9th gen civic.
OT - When is the next avatar of the civic likely?
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OT - When is the next avatar of the civic likely?
Might hit India late 2011 or early 2012.

2012 Honda Civic to be unveiled in Detroit - Driving.ca Blog
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Old 29th August 2010, 15:43   #968
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The SA was not aware that now Honda advise an oil change only at the 3rd service and wanted to change the oil. On checking with the Service Coupon he agreed, and later had to explain the same to the Service Manager. So obviously the switch to Synthetic is recent.
Now that Honda has taken care of the oil change interval I feel its about time for them to update the service interval as well.
3 months/5000 kms is way too soon.
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Now that Honda has taken care of the oil change interval I feel its about time for them to update the service interval as well.
3 months/5000 kms is way too soon.
That was what I thought when I bought my car.
However the 5K services include a thorough water wash along with general checks, which can prolong the life of the car in the very long-term.
They take around two to three hours only.

Anyway for me, the nearest service center is 140 kms away!
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@hiren: I think it is 6 months now!
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Address two major gripes I had with my car this week. Changed the noisy OEM tyres with Michelin Primacy LC 205/65 R15 and replaced the poor OEM headlamp bulbs with Philips Extreme Power bulbs of the same wattage. Experience with both so far has been very good.
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I found two separate schedules of labour charges when I gave my Civic to Pride Honda Service for her first service today.

The job card/service check sheet has the following -

1/5/15/25/35/45/55/65/75/85/95k kms - INR 800
20k kms - INR 1050
10/30/50/70/90k kms - INR 950
40/80k kms - INR 1650
60k kms - INR 11150 (this is probably a typo and there should be only two 1s)
100k kms - INR 1050
Wheel alignment - INR 350
Wheel balancing - INR 400
Interior (don't know what this means) - INR 1600
Exterior (again, don't know what this means) - INR 2400

There was another board in the waiting area which had the following -

15/25/35/45/55/65/75/85/95k kms - INR 800
30/50/70/90k kms - INR 915
20k kms - INR 1050
60/100k kms - INR 1150
40/80k kms - INR 1650

So there are some minor changes. Most notably, the first 3 services (1/5/10k kms) are listed on the job card/service sheet but not on the notice board.

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Old 31st August 2010, 13:23   #973
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The job card/service check sheet has the following...
This is the same in Madurai TVS, confirming that Honda wants the car every 5K for a routine-service.
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The cards are the old ones. Even the manual says the same, but with Synth they have doubled the intervals in time.
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Old 31st August 2010, 15:22   #975
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That was what I thought when I bought my car.
However the 5K services include a thorough water wash along with general checks, which can prolong the life of the car in the very long-term.
They take around two to three hours only.

Anyway for me, the nearest service center is 140 kms away!
But still we are charged for that and it does cause inconvenience to chug the car to the service station. AFAIF, I'd like to keep as far away as possible from them.

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@hiren: I think it is 6 months now!
Thanks sgiitk!

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Address two major gripes I had with my car this week. Changed the noisy OEM tyres with Michelin Primacy LC 205/65 R15 and replaced the poor OEM headlamp bulbs with Philips Extreme Power bulbs of the same wattage. Experience with both so far has been very good.
I'd love to hear more from you regarding the upgrades.
How much did the tires cost you? And how has your experience been on them? Primarily on the feedback from the tires and the steering feel.

How much did the bulbs cost? I am surprised you got a 9005 HB3 for the Civic. I could not find any when I was hunting bulbs for my car. :(

Many thanks,
Hiren

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