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Old 30th October 2013, 22:50   #1741
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I too am waiting for installation of seat covers . As the back seat is fixed I am wondering how they install covers on them perfectly . Also on the lookout for reverse sensors with display in the irvm .
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Cost is around 40k. I don't think anyone will go for that.
On the other hand, my friend got this:
1. He installed parking sensors for 5.5k.
2. He then got MMI 5 inch navigator installed for 17k and Honda gave him a camera for free. Now while reversing the navigator gives a camera o/p and IRVM gives sensor o/p.
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I am looking for options for my d-i-l's Amaze AT which is to be delivered in early January. I have reversing sensors on both my Civic (standard with BS-IV) and Brio.
I got parking sensors and camera installed by EVO in bangalore for just Rs.4500. The sensors are body colored unlike the ones fitted at the dealership which are black. And both camera and sensors fed to the Sony HU. So no unnecessary extra part dangling from the stock IRVM or sticking out from the dash.
Note: No wires cut in the process. Have finished 2 services, no objections till now from Honda service personnel (fingers crossed ).
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The sensors are body colored unlike the ones fitted at the dealership which are black.
The dealership fitment has body colored sensors. Don't know about camera sensor color.
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The dealership fitment has body colored sensors. Don't know about camera sensor color.
The reversing sensors are painted by the dealer, and the camera sensor in my son's City AVN is black, and is fitted just above the number plate.
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Seems Amaze sales is coming down. Honda has already started advertising Amaze on FM extensively. Seems like NVH issue is not being accepted well in the market.
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Old 31st October 2013, 10:56   #1745
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So I got myself a cover stand and an anti slip pad for my nexus 7. Not exactly an HU but can get offline maps with sygic( sygic is free now )
It also shows GPS speedometer, trip meter and an Eco meter.

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Also can be used for songs(aux) but I prefer USB stick.
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Old 31st October 2013, 16:21   #1746
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Honda Amaze now with Modulo Accessories in India.

Now to lure more buyers, the company has announced a Modulo accessory pack for the car.

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The accessories pack has given an improved front fascia to the car, as it now receives a black grille with chrome surround replacing the regular twin-slat chrome grille. Other changes include a lip spoiler, side skirt, rear skirt, boot lid spoiler, revised alloy wheels, aluminium pedals and illuminated footweels.


http://www.cardekho.com/india-car-ne...ndia-11612.htm
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Hi Fellow BHPians,

I just purchased a Honda Amaze iVTEC from Ace Honda Noida and i found the following niggles which are disappointing.

1) The pickup is extremely low and the car almost dies at 2nd gear and as Noida is full of ill place speed breakers, it is almost impossible to move without a gear down shift. The car has not done 1000 Km as of now and still awaits the first service upon which i was assure by the SA that the pick up will improve, now i ask from the fellow BHPians, is that the case ?

2) The AC button gets real hot upon prolonged usage,SA says that its harmless and it is a problem with all Brio's and Amaze.I dnt know if i should believe him.

3) Is there any way i can soften the suspension as i find the suspension a bit too stiff for my liking.

My questions will seem a bit too noob like but kindly bear with me..
I will try and answer some :

1) The engine has less low end torque i.e. the torque you get is very less in less rpm range. This has been done to enhance the fuel efficiency. No proper solution to it. Try driving at 2k+ rpm range. I shifted from a Santro 1.1 to Brio. Santro 1.1 is know as the torque king. It was really difficult as pickup was really bad in 2nd gear. Don't worry, You will get used to it.

2) Yes, it is the problem with most Brio & Amaze. Don't think you should worry about it.

3) I am not really sure how you can soften the suspension,but would advise you not to. The GC of all Honda Vehicle isn't great. Softer suspension will make your car scrape belly at small speed-breakers. Also soft suspensions are not really desirable for Highway runs.

Hope I was helpful,

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Honda Amaze now with Modulo Accessories in India...
The accessories pack has given an improved front fascia to the car, as it now receives a black grille with chrome surround replacing the regular twin-slat chrome grille. Other changes include a lip spoiler, side skirt, rear skirt, boot lid spoiler, revised alloy wheels, aluminium pedals and illuminated footweels...
I like it! That grill brings in a lot of change to the front fascia. The car looks much better with it.

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...1) The engine has less low end torque i.e. the torque you get is very less in less rpm range. This has been done to enhance the fuel efficiency. No proper solution to it....
Honda iVtecs are known for weak low end torque; that's a characteristic of the family. Now I don't understand how does it aid in efficiency? More torque in low rpms will help improve FE as there are fewer gear shifts required.

One of the solutions to improve the low end torque is to go for a FFE. But warranty takes a hit with it. Adding performance filters also will help it.
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Honda iVtecs are known for weak low end torque; that's a characteristic of the family. Now I don't understand how does it aid in efficiency? More torque in low rpms will help improve FE as there are fewer gear shifts required.

One of the solutions to improve the low end torque is to go for a FFE. But warranty takes a hit with it. Adding performance filters also will help it.
Hi Swiftnfurious,

Even I am not to sure how it would help in FE but an engineering classmate of mine who works for Honda told me so.

And yes, FFE would be a danger to warranty.

My solution to weak low end torque was not being in the low end .

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Amazing review GTO. Your reviews are becoming the benchmarks in Indian automobile industry. People now a days refer to your posts and test drive while selecting the cars. As usual, more power comes with more responsibilities. Love to see unpartial reviews more in future ....
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Seems Amaze sales is coming down. Honda has already started advertising Amaze on FM extensively. Seems like NVH issue is not being accepted well in the market.
Funny you said that, Amaze clocked 9564 this month (Honda's total sales were 11,214).
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Funny you said that, Amaze clocked 9564 this month (Honda's total sales were 11,214).
I stand corrected then. Honda has increased the production of Amaze two fold that means, because even after such huge numbers the waiting period was being advertised as nil, & Honda wants to increase the sales further.

It seems Honda is gearing up to finally create a dent in sales of DZire.
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Funny you said that, Amaze clocked 9564 this month (Honda's total sales were 11,214).
True, October sales numbers for amaze is its all time best ever and by a long margin. :-)
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True, October sales numbers for amaze is its all time best ever and by a long margin. :-)
So it's just 2 cars that they make now ! The brio and the Amaze. The CRV anyways sells in negligible numbers.
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Honda iVtecs are known for weak low end torque; that's a characteristic of the family. Now I don't understand how does it aid in efficiency? More torque in low rpms will help improve FE as there are fewer gear shifts required.
So which petrol hatchback today has the best low-end torque while maintaining reasonable FE?

When I test drove the Brio it didnt feel too bad doing bumper to bumper in 2nd gear (with AC).. but maybe I have to try it again. Polo was poor. Chevy Sail slightly better.
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