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Old 8th December 2011, 14:04   #196
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Yeah this does look like a very good deal especially if one is planning to hold on to the car for 7+ years (Hence buying a Dec 2011, or Jan 2012 model really does not make any difference). What i especially liked is its got everything (minus the sun roof), and competing models (like Altis) were about 16.5 OTR (so about cool 2L saved). Only worry is low GC (Surprisingly the GC is 170mm, as far as numbers are concerned it does not look too low), but the way i look at it, the other car we considered Altis isn't much higher either.

How have other Civic owners found the low GC to be a issue? any major damages or replacements needed to be done because of this.

Yes low GC has been expressed over by many and been there for a while, what I understand is that the GC issues were very prominent in prior 2010 year models, when Civic launch a refreshed variant with octagonal rear led lights etc the GC issue has been tweaked to an extent ( if not fully addressed).

Civic by the virtue of its length, the 170mm GC too at time scraps the potholes. I have read in the TBHP threads where in many recent users mention that its a matter of getting on how one handles the car ( =in cities like Mumbai, Delhi etc, mention they have no such issues), nevertheless Honda cars even City has GC issues and for that matter even the recent one like Vento, etc scrap the body belly to bumps at times.

So Tag the line is know your car well , its behavior pattern and you have all the smiles.

By the way wht is the daily commute /distance your cover?

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Congratulations Mayank! Awaiting your ownership thread. I still cant forget the smile I had on my face when I test drove the Civic for the first time

Did you get the sun-roof option too?
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By the way wht is the daily commute /distance your cover?
Good question . Don't know. Why?, as Baleno will do the daily run arounds and maybe we will alternate with Civic. Civic will mostly be for highways. Also Baleno will occasionally be used for office commute when i am unable to take the office bus for any reason. So my guess would be ~10 Km per day (Might end up doing ~500 a month).

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Congratulations Mayank! Awaiting your ownership thread. I still cant forget the smile I had on my face when I test drove the Civic for the first time

Did you get the sun-roof option too?
We wanted to buy the Sunroof one but it was only available in white and Automatic hence we dropped the idea. For a few days after paying the initial amount we actually kept two cars blocked (Silver Civic VMT and Black Accord with Sun roof) . Whitefield honda were cooperative we were seriously tempted to go to Accord but decided to stay around 15 as in 3 years time we will hit the market again when the time comes for replacing aging Baleno.

Ownership thread is on the cards, will start the next day after getting the car (Hopefully Tuesday)
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If Dealer is offering a Caska Headunit with reverse camera installed, what happens to the OEM Headunit and will the reverse parking sensors continue to be there?
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If Dealer is offering a Caska Headunit with reverse camera installed, what happens to the OEM Headunit and will the reverse parking sensors continue to be there?
OEM Head unit will be replaced with Caska, the reverse sensor will be there along with camera. Look at the picture below to see how the whole thing looks like.
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OEM Head unit will be replaced with Caska, the reverse sensor will be there along with camera. Look at the picture below to see how the whole thing looks like.

Thanks for this thread and the details, I am closely following Civic past 2 months, as I am myself exploring upgrade from my current Ford Ikon now 6 yrs .

The current Honda offers are yummy but just holding on till this end year. (Why) last year I was in UK on a 1 month business trip and the Honda dealer in Hyd called me some time ard Feb-Mar'11 and was offering 2010 manufactured Civic for way less( something ard 12-13 lacs for VMT),This year considering there is more drop in Civic sales, I hope such deal could be possible too! Unfortunately by the time I was back and explored the option in Mar-Apr'11 the stock was over.

Check , which month your civic is manufactured in 2011
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OEM Head unit will be replaced with Caska, the reverse sensor will be there along with camera. Look at the picture below to see how the whole thing looks like.
Hi,

Any update , have you made your purchase?
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Any update , have you made your purchase?
Yeah, everything is already done. The car needs to go to the RTO for its formalities which will be done on Monday as RTO is closed today being a second saturday.

So waiting for delivery on Monday.
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So waiting for delivery on Monday.
@Mayank - The day is here. Wishing you all the very best. Looking forward to your ownership thread soon.

- Do let me know if you do get it to work someday so I can get a live 'darshan' of the civvy and the goodies.

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All,

The test drives and initial ownership thread has been started here.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...civic-vmt.html (Dhanno meets Banno My Silver Civic VMT)

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Note from Moderator : As you have bought the car and started a ownership thread.

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