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Old 3rd November 2014, 21:44   #3121
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Honda Grace (new Honda City) Sport Hybrid revealed with LED lights
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Get Dual-Clutch Transmission and 'Aluminium' wheels.
Just the addition of an extra strip on the grille uplifts the looks a bit.
Ouch !!! what happened to the boot , I feel it is cut down drastically and it now looks totally unbalanced like the dezire or is it the pictures.


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Regarding Philips xtreme visions performance in the rains, it's exceptional. I had same bulbs in polo and their performance was pathetic, but was pleasantly surprised seeing them perform in the city. I think the city's reflector assembly has good spread with these bulbs. The other option was nightbreakers, but they are really expensive. The high beam is useless though in spite of upgrading.
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Regarding Philips xtreme visions performance in the rains, it's exceptional. I had same bulbs in polo and their performance was pathetic, but was pleasantly surprised seeing them perform in the city. I think the city's reflector assembly has good spread with these bulbs. The other option was nightbreakers, but they are really expensive. The high beam is useless though in spite of upgrading.
Yes these Xtreme vision, NB and NB+ give a good throw as well as more light output. The only problem is the expected life which is much less than normal halogen bulbs as per the specification.
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Regarding Philips xtreme visions performance in the rains, it's exceptional. I had same bulbs in polo and their performance was pathetic, but was pleasantly surprised seeing them perform in the city. I think the city's reflector assembly has good spread with these bulbs. The other option was nightbreakers, but they are really expensive. The high beam is useless though in spite of upgrading.
Yes, reflector design influences how the bulb helps in illuminating the road ahead and also the beam spread + pattern be it low beam or high beam.

Expensive yes but the results are worthy when used.

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Yes these Xtreme vision, NB and NB+ give a good throw as well as more light output. The only problem is the expected life which is much less than normal halogen bulbs as per the specification.
I would recommend the Philips Xtreme Vision over the Osram NB and NB+.

It is reliable and strong-going on my Swift.

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One observation on my car. When the headlights are switched on and I turn the steering to the right or left fully until it reaches the end, I'm seeing a slight dimming of headlights.

I notified this to the service center, and they said this is normal. The reason being, the steering is electrical assisted and has a motor. When fully turning the motor draws more power and this causes the headlights to slightly dim.

Has anyone noticed this? Just needed to make sure if this is an issue or not.

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New City with split chrome grill looks much better than the single large ugly chrome tooth.
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Yes these Xtreme vision, NB and NB+ give a good throw as well as more light output. The only problem is the expected life which is much less than normal halogen bulbs as per the specification.
Thanks for the feedback A lot of us on the forum are wanting to hear more on how these options perform.

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I would recommend the Philips Xtreme Vision over the Osram NB and NB+.
It is reliable and strong-going on my Swift.
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I have gone ahead and ordered the Osram NB Unlimited for the Low Beam(H11). I will evaluate and decide on what to go for the High Beam. Is there any catch in using NB U for the Low Beam and going for Xtreme Vision for High Beams? Given that both are built to spec - there should not be - but just checking

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Regarding Philips xtreme visions performance in the rains, it's exceptional. I had same bulbs in polo and their performance was pathetic, but was pleasantly surprised seeing them perform in the city. I think the city's reflector assembly has good spread with these bulbs. The other option was nightbreakers, but they are really expensive. The high beam is useless though in spite of upgrading.
Thanks that's helpful! I have gone in for the NBU - will share my experience once I receive it and install it.
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Vsrivatsa, the xtreme vision in high beams are utter useless. But I am curious to know the performance of nightbreakers in high beam.
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For me low beam in Stock bulbs is just adequate. It's the high beam which I am not satisfied with on high speeds. So, is it advisable to go for Xtreme vision in high beam?
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For me low beam in Stock bulbs is just adequate. It's the high beam which I am not satisfied with on high speeds. So, is it advisable to go for Xtreme vision in high beam?
Yes. I am also of the opinion that if a change is warranted in New City then it should be High Beam. For me Low beam throw and illumination look adequate and High beam fair enough, though I would feel more happy with a better illumination and throw of High Beam .
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Since its related to City, posting here. My original car cover is torn in the bonnet covering region and need to purchase a good one. Which one do you recommend. Online or dealer?
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One observation on my car. When the headlights are switched on and I turn the steering to the right or left fully until it reaches the end, I'm seeing a slight dimming of headlights.


Adarsh you might have observed something similar when you try to operate the power windows with the headlights on.As per me this is normal and nothing much to worry. Also important things to check are is the horn sounding the same & is your car still starting with 1/2 or 1 crank in the morning's. If you notice any issues here then it is more concerning . It is good to check if the battery comes in with a self indicator and if it showing any signs. Anyways it is always suggested to top it up periodically with distilled water available at any fuel pump for about Rs 20 .


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Since its related to City, posting here. My original car cover is torn in the bonnet covering region and need to purchase a good one. Which one do you recommend. Online or dealer?
Hello There ,

Unless you are very particular about the H logo I would advice you to get it from the open market rather than the Dealer , as I am sure we will get better quality for lesser price.

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For me low beam in Stock bulbs is just adequate. It's the high beam which I am not satisfied with on high speeds. So, is it advisable to go for Xtreme vision in high beam?
As I said earlier xtreme vision is much better than stock bulbs in low beam. The brightness levels really helped me in the rains.High beam both are the same, so upgrading to xtreme vision doesn't help. Still searching for a good bulb for high beam, probably with higher wattage should help.
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Unless you are very particular about the H logo I would advice you to get it from the open market rather than the Dealer
My original cover doesn't have the Honda logo, just the word City in the bonnet region. I can let go it. But when checked on Snapdeal, can see many variants of car covers for City. Which one should I choose.
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It is good to check if the battery comes in with a self indicator and if it showing any signs. Anyways it is always suggested to top it up periodically with distilled water available at any fuel pump for about Rs 20 .
Am I Missing something here? As far as I know, in today's world none of the cars or bikes come with wet batteries (Batteries which require filling up of distilled water).

All cars and bikes come with a dry battery which does not require any topping up of distilled or anything.
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