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Old 28th November 2014, 15:55   #3286
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Close, but not entirely true. The launch was in November 2013 and the iDTEC deliveries started by mid-January, if not earlier. I would go under the assumption that the 3rd Generation City would not have sold in any significant numbers between November 2013 and January 2014. (With a new model in the offing, would you invest 10L for an outgoing design?)

Logically, the 2014 ANHCs would have an overwhelming numerical advantage for this survey and hence I wish to believe that the numbers are for the new model!
Then it should be correct. I think the Petrol model started deliveries only by March. I'm sure on this for Trivandrum and Cochin locations. Not sure for other cities.
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Gonna order the Osram HB3 NBU for my high beam replacement and will try doing a high beam comparo with stock. Any idea if the Powerbulbs.com "free gift" W5W bulbs will be usable on any of the other fittings on the 2014 City?
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Gonna order the Osram HB3 NBU for my high beam replacement and will try doing a high beam comparo with stock. Any idea if the Powerbulbs.com "free gift" W5W bulbs will be usable on any of the other fittings on the 2014 City?
I dont think night breakers would be effective in high beams. Try out a higher wattage bulb. I am trying to install a hid kit in the high beams hoping to get a brighter light throw. No gurantees though because of the poor high beam design.
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Gonna order the Osram HB3 NBU for my high beam replacement and will try doing a high beam comparo with stock. Any idea if the Powerbulbs.com "free gift" W5W bulbs will be usable on any of the other fittings on the 2014 City?
Using NBU HB3, definite improvement over the stock high beam. The free W5W bulbs are pretty much useless. Mine must be lying somewhere in the drawer.
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I am going to do a 1000km highway trip. 3 People in the car with decent amount of luggage. What is the ideal tyre pressure to maintain?
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I dont think night breakers would be effective in high beams. Try out a higher wattage bulb. I am trying to install a hid kit in the high beams hoping to get a brighter light throw. No gurantees though because of the poor high beam design.
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Using NBU HB3, definite improvement over the stock high beam. The free W5W bulbs are pretty much useless. Mine must be lying somewhere in the drawer.
I have Phillips HB3 100W in the high beams and don't find them too good. Never checked out the stock beam as I changed immediately. But the high beam throw seems to be too high to be effective.

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I am going to do a 1000km highway trip. 3 People in the car with decent amount of luggage. What is the ideal tyre pressure to maintain?
I am also interested in knowing this as I am doing a small road trip in January. I have Michelin 3ST 195/60R15 fitted.
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I am going to do a 1000km highway trip. 3 People in the car with decent amount of luggage. What is the ideal tyre pressure to maintain?
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I am also interested in knowing this as I am doing a small road trip in January. I have Michelin 3ST 195/60R15 fitted.
Try this:

Fill 36 all around drive around 30-40 km on highway. Increase and decrease pressure depending upon the steering, suspension feedback.
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Fill 36 all around drive around 30-40 km on highway. Increase and decrease pressure depending upon the steering, suspension feedback.
Tyre pressures recommended by Honda is 32 at the front and 30 at the back for speeds less than 160 km/h. 35 and 32 for speeds above 160.

What is the advantage of having 36 all round? Will there be a good road grip with higher tyre pressure?
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Tyre pressures recommended by Honda is 32 at the front and 30 at the back for speeds less than 160 km/h. 35 and 32 for speeds above 160.

What is the advantage of having 36 all round? Will there be a good road grip with higher tyre pressure?
I use 32 in front and rear both during City usage as I have considerable weight in the car.
For highway I was thinking of 33 in front and rear. Or 34?
Cos 36 seems too high.
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I am going to do a 1000km highway trip. 3 People in the car with decent amount of luggage. What is the ideal tyre pressure to maintain?
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Try this:

Fill 36 all around drive around 30-40 km on highway. Increase and decrease pressure depending upon the steering, suspension feedback.
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I use 32 in front and rear both during City usage as I have considerable weight in the car.
For highway I was thinking of 33 in front and rear. Or 34?
Cos 36 seems too high.
Keep the rear tires at 36psi if you will have 3 at the back + luggage. Otherwise, the rear wobbles a bit at times and the car scrapes often. Also, pick up and mileage drop. I get a solid 24-25kmpl on highways, solo. When the car is loaded, it drops to 19-20kmpl if you don't bump up the tire pressure.

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I have Phillips HB3 100W in the high beams and don't find them too good. Never checked out the stock beam as I changed immediately. But the high beam throw seems to be too high to be effective.
The issue with the high beam is with the optics, not the bulbs themselves. The optics spread the light instead of making a parallel focused beam. This is great for highways with proper reflectors, lane markings and signage, like the ones in Gujarat. You can literally see a mile at night. But on regular Indian roads, all the light is lost all around and you don't get focused illumination in front of you.

Guess they didn't Indian-ize the high beam.

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Its right below the steering. Behind the lever used for tilting the steering.
Sumit, I'm some how not able to locate the OBD2 port. I can find one socket which is connected by two LAN type cable adapters.

I tried to google to find some images for the location of the port. Couldn't find for the 2014 model.
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Sumit, I'm some how not able to locate the OBD2 port. I can find one socket which is connected by two LAN type cable adapters.

I tried to google to find some images for the location of the port. Couldn't find for the 2014 model.
Check right below the steering at the left side.
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I called up one of the Honda dealers in Hyderabad to enquire about VMT (P), the sales guy said VMT would take a month easily, and he would ensure that I get it from the immediate stock of cars which he would receive. However he said there's a SVMT (P) readily available which was allotted to someone else who wasn't being able to obtain finance for it. He said the only diff is steel wheels and no turn indicators on ORVMs. The puzzling thing was that he told me SVMT comes with a 7" CASKA HU with navigation which is much more superior to the stock one in VMT. Now is this true, as the website doesn't mention it. Your suggestions and inputs are welcome.
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He said the only diff is steel wheels and no turn indicators on ORVMs. The puzzling thing was that he told me SVMT comes with a 7" CASKA HU with navigation which is much more superior to the stock one in VMT. Now is this true, as the website doesn't mention it. Your suggestions and inputs are welcome.
That is totally wrong! ! SVMT doesn't have 7" system but a 3.5" one (if i remember right). For the exact differences between SV and V,download honda city brochure from website and u'll get a list of features in every variant and a clear outline of what all is extra in the higher variant than the just lower one.
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I called up one of the Honda dealers in Hyderabad to enquire about VMT (P), the sales guy said VMT would take a month easily, and he would ensure that I get it from the immediate stock of cars which he would receive. However he said there's a SVMT (P) readily available which was allotted to someone else who wasn't being able to obtain finance for it. He said the only diff is steel wheels and no turn indicators on ORVMs. The puzzling thing was that he told me SVMT comes with a 7" CASKA HU with navigation which is much more superior to the stock one in VMT. Now is this true, as the website doesn't mention it. Your suggestions and inputs are welcome.
It is possible that the dealer has customized this particular car by making a few additions/modifications of the stock SV version. You may want to check what all has been changed before going ahead. Also check manufacturing month of the car just to be sure.
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