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Old 16th November 2007, 11:14   #31
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3.Problem prone areas of the car - can't drive it slowly.

i think thats not a problem area of the DRIVE...more like problem area of THE DRIVER...
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Well I haven't observed the distance required to reach 185kmph,
Probably it's something around 1+ km is required.
A stock Vtec takes 1km (or 32secs) to hit 156kmph from a standing start. Nobody has tested the distance covered or time taken to hit 180kmph.

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Might be a naive question -

what's the difference between a OHC vtec & the NHC vtec?

Back in 2001 I had convinced by dad to buy the VTEC Honda City. Now I am thinking of buying the VTEC honda city. I am also considering whether it would be wise to take my dad's honda city and mod it up for a lil more power (10-15%). Any advice?
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Might be a naive question -

what's the difference between a OHC vtec & the NHC vtec?

Back in 2001 I had convinced by dad to buy the VTEC Honda City. Now I am thinking of buying the VTEC honda city. I am also considering whether it would be wise to take my dad's honda city and mod it up for a lil more power (10-15%). Any advice?
I haven't driven the NHC VTEC, so can't compare the two.
Basic difference is power, NHC VTEC churns out 100bhp whereas the old one puts out 106bhp. The new does not have the outright performance of the OHC VTEC people say and even the steering of the new city doesn't offer good feedback since it is a electronic PS compared to HPS of the old one. OHC VTEC is an absolute hoot to drive!!

The other difference being the looks. I quite don't like the new one compared to the beautiful OHC. The only negative point with the OHC is the suspension and the lack of safety features (NHC VTEC is available with ABS and airbags).
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hello
with 1.5vtec n/a i have done 220km but my cars run with stand alone ecu. which has option to remove the speed limiter and rpm limiter. with a good mileage of about 10 km on the mum exp high way.
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with 1.5vtec n/a i have done 220km but my cars run with stand alone ecu. which has option to remove the speed limiter and rpm limiter. with a good mileage of about 10 km on the mum exp high way.
What are the other modifications that you have done to your car?
What is the RPM reading at 220 kph (in fifth gear?)?
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with 1.5vtec n/a i have done 220km but my cars run with stand alone ecu.
Hope you were saying your prayers too. The Vtec feels dangerously edgy at speeds far lower than that.
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Old 11th February 2008, 19:03   #38
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I haven't driven the NHC VTEC, so can't compare the two.
Basic difference is power, NHC VTEC churns out 100bhp whereas the old one puts out 106bhp. The new does not have the outright performance of the OHC VTEC people say and even the steering of the new city doesn't offer good feedback since it is a electronic PS compared to HPS of the old one. OHC VTEC is an absolute hoot to drive!!

The other difference being the looks. I quite don't like the new one compared to the beautiful OHC. The only negative point with the OHC is the suspension and the lack of safety features (NHC VTEC is available with ABS and airbags).
I test drove the NHC VTEC+ 2-3 weeks ago and i was like... mmmmm... my dad's 2001 OHC VTEC, which has now done more than a Lac, is more fun to drive... and looks better too (apart from the bumper scratches).

Just back from a 600km round trip to D'dun and back (from Gurgaon). Touched 130kmph for a few seconds. Didn't have the courage (or stupidity) for more than that on that road plus the car started to have the feeling of "flying". Not the mention, the steering was shaking (probably needs wheel alignment). At those speeds (100+), I find the stock tires too inadequate for safe braking.

Trying to convince dad to buy a new car for himself and let me have his :-)
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Hi Guys,

Bought the OHC Vtec on 1st Aug 2007. Have driven it for approx 13k kms since then(Total 63k). Have reached a max of 180kmph. FE stands at 8-10 kmpl in city and 14-16 on highways. I find that the FE in city is on the lower side. Any tips? My mechanic tells me that its coz of the wheels and tyres(205/50/15). Have faced problems with my front suspension (thanks to the wheels and tyres again). Also had a stupid problem with the CEL due to the foolish rats.

TO SUM IT ALL I JUST LOVE MY BEAUTY
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Hi Guys,

Bought the OHC Vtec on 1st Aug 2007. Have driven it for approx 13k kms since then(Total 63k). Have reached a max of 180kmph. FE stands at 8-10 kmpl in city and 14-16 on highways. I find that the FE in city is on the lower side. Any tips? My mechanic tells me that its coz of the wheels and tyres(205/50/15). Have faced problems with my front suspension (thanks to the wheels and tyres again). Also had a stupid problem with the CEL due to the foolish rats.

TO SUM IT ALL I JUST LOVE MY BEAUTY
Good to hear you love your car.
Anyways the mileage reduction might be coz of the tyres size/profile difference.
Do you calculate the odo difference while calculating the mileage?
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I dont think there would be a substantial difference in the odo coz the size difference should be less than 3%. Do correct me if i am wrong...

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Good to hear you love your car.
Anyways the mileage reduction might be coz of the tyres size/profile difference.
Do you calculate the odo difference while calculating the mileage?
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Old 11th July 2008, 17:35   #42
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1.Max speed you have achieved: 195kmph
1st Gear : 60
2nd Gear : 120
3rd Gear: 150
4th Gear : 170
5th Gear: 195

2.Fuel efficiency - city, highway, overall (90% AC)
City : 10.5
Highway : 14kmpl driving in high RPM's most of the time.

3.Problem prone areas of the car :
-O2 sensor
-Suspension not suitable for indian roads
-Exhorbitant honda spares and repair
- Steering Rack, tie rod ends.
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1.Max speed you have achieved: 195kmph
1st Gear : 60
2nd Gear : 120
3rd Gear: 150
4th Gear : 170
5th Gear: 195
120 in second?? The max I could go in 2nd was 96 or atmost 100kph.
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1.Max speed you have achieved: 195kmph
1st Gear : 60
2nd Gear : 120
3rd Gear: 150
4th Gear : 170
5th Gear: 195
1st is good for around 45kmph or so. Second is good for 96kmph.
The top speed comes on 4th and not 5th.
All this is true given your car has stock engine and gearbox.

Or may be you are claiming the numbers by your speedo - which seems way off the reality. But doing 195kmph on 5th is still unlikely.

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1st Gear : 60
2nd Gear : 120
3rd Gear: 150
4th Gear : 170
5th Gear: 195
Woah, 2nd gear is way off man. My car maxes out at 98kmph. To do 120 in 2nd, youd have to revv your engine to around 8400rpm. And top speed in 5th seems a bit diff to believe (unless there was a slope or tail wind).

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