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Old 24th February 2009, 18:48   #106
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Yes, but the point of the AT is to keep you lazy, right? I bothered with the paddles for 1 month after break-in. After that frankly I simply did not bother with them. I am just enjoying being lazy. They seem to be useful only in ghat sections, where the AT's grade control is too lazy too.
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Old 24th February 2009, 20:18   #107
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Pfft, for me, the whole point of driving the car is Pure Exhilaration. It helps me keep my blood pressure down in the city and it raises my adrenalin levels in the open roads

Did you try the S mode without paddles?
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Old 24th February 2009, 20:25   #108
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Thats a great news to know about its FE..
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Old 25th February 2009, 09:55   #109
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What kind of fuel efficiency can I expect from a manual in Pune city, with all the traffic.
I am talking about the worst case scenario.
Oh and yes driving this car(on open roads with lots of turns) is pure exhilaration, and very much de-stressing after a long day at work.
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Old 25th February 2009, 10:57   #110
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Of course. S mode without paddles is great for uphill ghats . I was also surprised by its grip on twisty roads. I thought its long length will go against this. But it is actually quite good and you can merrily throw it around. But IMO to do real nice, it needs 215 tires .
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Yes, at steady highway speeds it becomes a same as a MT.
Actually AT is better since the gearing is very tall compared to a MT for the Civic. (Source from old Overdrive mag).
At 74 kmph, engine speed is only 1,500 rpm in fifth gear. Can anyone with an MT please confirm the engine speed at the same speed in fifth gear?
Checked the same today on my MT. 60kmph in 5th - 1500RPM, 70kmph in 5th -1800RPM. 70Kmph in 4th - 2400RPM.

If I get some time, then I will get the speed vs RPM curve with my OBD tool and post.

Regarding FE, just did a drive to Kodai. Got around 12kmph on the ghat section. Civic is simply amazing...low cost of ownership, and lots of good feel. Love 'em
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Old 26th February 2009, 20:29   #112
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Is your OBD tool an ELM327 hooked up to a computer or a stand alone device like a ScanGuageII?
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Old 27th February 2009, 14:12   #113
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Its an ELM327.

Have anybody changed the brake pads for Civic. How long do they normally last? I see that almost half is still left on my pads. My car did 25K. Is it also mandatory to change the discs as well along with the pads?
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Old 27th February 2009, 14:59   #114
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You don't need to change the discs as long as they have the requisite thickness left. You may have to skim it to make sure the surface is even, but that's about it.

Could you PM me about your ELM327? Details like where/how much for you bought it for/software would be nice.
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Old 27th February 2009, 15:05   #115
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What kind of fuel efficiency can I expect from a manual in Pune city, with all the traffic.
I am talking about the worst case scenario.
Worst case scenario with pretty aggressive driving should give you an FE of about 8.5 - 9 kmpl. That's what I get. The best I've got is close to 16 on the expressway driving steady without exceeding 120kmph.

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Have anybody changed the brake pads for Civic. How long do they normally last? I see that almost half is still left on my pads. My car did 25K. Is it also mandatory to change the discs as well along with the pads?
During my 30K servicing, my mech told me that I'll have to change brake pads in another 4-5K kms. Plan to order performance pads from the US. It's not mandatory to change the discs, as has been mentioned already.

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Old 27th February 2009, 17:21   #116
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During my 30K servicing, my mech told me that I'll have to change brake pads in another 4-5K kms. Plan to order performance pads from the US. It's not mandatory to change the discs, as has been mentioned already.
Ok. So it will last around 35K as per your experience. Seems to be so in my case, as I feel almost half is left

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You don't need to change the discs as long as they have the requisite thickness left. You may have to skim it to make sure the surface is even, but that's about it.

Could you PM me about your ELM327? Details like where/how much for you bought it for/software would be nice.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 14th April 2009, 21:55   #117
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MY civvys 30k service is approaching. All this while I had been servicing at Dakshin Honda. Guys were ok, but a bit lethargic to tasks told.

How is whitefield honda near krishnarajapuram? Any contacts there could be a great help.

Civic is doing good, started giving a bit better mileage of around 12 in city!
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^^ 12 in the city is really good. I get about 12 kmpl in combined city/highway driving.
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Mine is starting to hit 10kmpl very regularly now in CHE despite the heat which is starting now to build up
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Thats the amazing thing about the Civic engines. Even with the one off day when you push the car to its high revving limits, you get decent fuel economy.
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