Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > What Car? > Sedans


View Poll Results: which auto car?
Vento Automatic Petrol 36 48.65%
Honda City Automatic 38 51.35%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st September 2010, 14:33   #1
BHPian
 
subodh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 211
Thanked: 130 Times
Default VW Vento Auto v/s Honda City Auto

Hi Guys,

I am looking at buying a car for my dad. He has been driving for the last 50 years and now needs some relaxation while driving in form of an automatic petrol car.

Considering the budget and segments, we have come down to two options: Honda city automatic or Vento Automatic (both petrol)

would appreciate if you guys could help in making a choice by pointing out pro's and cons.

Thanks in Advance
subodh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 14:41   #2
Distinguished - BHPian
 
sgiitk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kanpur
Posts: 7,162
Thanked: 3,757 Times
Default

I will got for the City AT with my eyes shut.

It is a 5-speed (I know Vento is six) and arguably the best in business. The engine is a treat and more powerful and more economical. Also, Honda service is well known.

I will let VW stabilise in the market for a couple of years before commenting on their A$$. The Skoda roots make me sceptical. I did hear and write somewhere that VW are busy buttonholing Honda dealers - let us wait and see.
sgiitk is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 14:51   #3
BHPian
 
holysmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 227
Thanked: 40 Times
Default

I test drove both of these cars a couple of weekends ago. I found the vento auto to be much much more responsive and more torquey than the city auto. I guess the city is good when you redline it, but for everyday use, the vento is a much more driveable car. I went with my cousin as well as a friend and both of them agreed with me and both ended up booking the vento auto.

I've been driving automatics since quite some time, and the city auto gearbox was one of the worst I've driven.

Last edited by holysmoke : 21st September 2010 at 14:52.
holysmoke is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 16:08   #4
BHPian
 
subodh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 211
Thanked: 130 Times
Default

what about the ride, handling, Space, equipment levels etc of these cars?
subodh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 16:56   #5
BHPian
 
tachobells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 227
Thanked: 115 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by holysmoke View Post
I test drove both of these cars a couple of weekends ago. I found the vento auto to be much much more responsive and more torquey than the city auto. I guess the city is good when you redline it, but for everyday use, the vento is a much more driveable car. I went with my cousin as well as a friend and both of them agreed with me and both ended up booking the vento auto.

I've been driving automatics since quite some time, and the city auto gearbox was one of the worst I've driven.
I thought city auto is a good option considering there's paddle shift. You can 'drive' it like an F1 car.
tachobells is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 17:02   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
raj_5004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dubai/Mumbai
Posts: 5,078
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tachobells View Post
I thought city auto is a good option considering there's paddle shift. You can 'drive' it like an F1 car.
City auto has paddle shifts??? i guess you are confusing it with the civic.
raj_5004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 17:06   #7
BHPian
 
tachobells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 227
Thanked: 115 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by raj_5004 View Post
City auto has paddle shifts??? i guess you are confusing it with the civic.
According to the website and the ads, it has - :: Honda City ::.

I'ven't seen an ANHC automatic, though.
tachobells is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 17:10   #8
BHPian
 
AdrenalinJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 133
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by raj_5004 View Post
City auto has paddle shifts??? i guess you are confusing it with the civic.
Nope, he is not confused. The Honda City AT indeed has paddle shifters - confirmed.
AdrenalinJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 17:14   #9
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hyderabad/Blr
Posts: 648
Thanked: 151 Times
Default

yes City AT has a paddle shift, and work extremely well when you want some spirited driving.
shamanth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 17:22   #10
BHPian
 
sathyaprakash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: chennai
Posts: 446
Thanked: 44 Times
Default

I have been using ANHC auto for the past one and half years and i vouch its a great auto vehicle and its paddle shifts work like a breeze & I would like any body comenting on the auto of the city to be brief in what they lack in it? its indeed spirited for our indian traffic condition i would always recommend one to everybody

Last edited by sathyaprakash : 21st September 2010 at 17:24.
sathyaprakash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 17:26   #11
BHPian
 
tachobells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 227
Thanked: 115 Times
Default

Does Vento automatic have a manual override mode (whatever marketing name they call it) ?

I saw + and - signs on the shifter. Hence this question.

Last edited by tachobells : 21st September 2010 at 17:27.
tachobells is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 17:32   #12
ACM
Distinguished - BHPian
 
ACM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 4,152
Thanked: 2,457 Times
Default

Give the underdog (in India) a change, give VW Vento a change,

DSG is the best auto - period - paddle shifters and tiptronics are toys, one ends up using the basic auto mode only in 90% of the case and that is when DSG is useful.

The other features on the VW are also v nice the City will only have bullet proof reliability going for it, but is price too high for the car that it is.
ACM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 17:38   #13
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hyderabad/Blr
Posts: 648
Thanked: 151 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ACM View Post
Give the underdog (in India) a change, give VW Vento a change,

DSG is the best auto - period - paddle shifters and tiptronics are toys, one ends up using the basic auto mode only in 90% of the case and that is when DSG is useful.

The other features on the VW are also v nice the City will only have bullet proof reliability going for it, but is price too high for the car that it is.
Vento does not come with DSG Autobox, like the other high end VW cars. Its a normal Autobox.
shamanth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 17:43   #14
BHPian
 
rosh_aveo1.4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Cochin, Kerala
Posts: 531
Thanked: 286 Times
Default

The Honda makes more sense...although I think more expensive right?
rosh_aveo1.4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 18:09   #15
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: goa
Posts: 981
Thanked: 43 Times
Default

Isn't this a bit premature considering the VW has just come out, or not even come out. Let a few be sold and used, and then we can have actual user opinions that matter, not speculations.
filcord is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honda City, 4th generation i-Vtec - Our 3rd Honda City in 10 years Mevtec Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 11 14th March 2017 08:34
City City Bang Bang! 1000 kms Report of my Honda City SMT roadie_swift Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 39 4th June 2015 15:52
honda city v-tec plus (june 2008 launch) or new honda city (Oct 2008 launch)? nnandi Sedans 16 28th October 2008 17:03


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:21.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks