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Old 28th June 2011, 10:08   #136
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Congrats on 3D mats,FireBug.Even I have to buy the Lifebuoy liq soap/equivalent.charthom.
@Charthom: Are you aware of any dealers in Bangalore who sell 3D Kagu mats for ANHC? Would be great if you can share the number.
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Thanks for the pictures of the caska headunit. They look really nice and like OEM. You have set me thinking of changing the headunit now .
@sudeepg,Glad you too are thinking the Caska way.Pl do update.charthom

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@Charthom: Are you aware of any dealers in Bangalore who sell 3D Kagu mats for ANHC? Would be great if you can share the number.
@kirantp, Hot Tracks in Bangalore are the distributors for India!!I think they are pretty famous at B'lore.25361442/ 65580666

I tried to procure the mats directly from them.
Somehow I found them very indifferent and unprofessional.They over-quoted too, at 4800/,should be only abt 4250/--Since you are local-wish you better luck.
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@sudeepg,Glad you too are thinking the Caska way.Pl do update.charthom



@kirantp, Hot Tracks in Bangalore are the distributors for India!!I think they are pretty famous at B'lore.25361442/ 65580666

I tried to procure the mats directly from them.
Somehow I found them very indifferent and unprofessional.They over-quoted too, at 4800/,should be only abt 4250/--Since you are local-wish you better luck.
Thanks a lot Charthom. Shall visit them over this weekend and check.
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Old 28th June 2011, 16:38   #139
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@ Charthom

Thanks for the pictures of the caska headunit. They look really nice and like OEM. I also love all the functionalities in the system, especially the reverse parking camera with night vision. It's an absolute must in Bangalore. 2 weeks earlier, the flaps on my city scraped against a stone that was on the road. The reverse parking sensor didn't pick it up, unfortunately. I wish there was a way to hear how the unit sounds though. You have set me thinking of changing the headunit now .

@ Firebug

Congratulations on the 3D mat. I am sure you will enjoy the feedback from people. It looks really classy on the city. My only desire is that there was a way to cover the black mats underneath it. I am trying to figure that out.

@kirantp

That's excellent finish. I think its worth the cost. I have it on my mind but will have to do it slowly. Thanks for the pictures. My feedback on the steering cover is that they look a bit big, but they do look nice. Unlike you, I feel a better grip without the steering cover. Leather ones also tend to deteriorate over a period of use, especially in hot weather conditions. As long as it appeals to you and gives you the comfort, it is worth it.
@Sudeepg: Thanks for your views. My next go for my ANHC will be 3D Kagu Mats to start with but the wishlist never ends. Top 2 priorities for now are: 1) 3M paint protection 2) Tyre Upgrade to 195/60/R15 to escape from those scrapings near bumps atleast a lil bit.

Folks,

Here is my quest for ANHC, Buying and A.S.S experience:

In my quest for a new sedan, I had test-driven other cars in the likes of SX4, Vento, Chevi and Accent before finally settling for ANHC. As soon as I got into the cabin of ANHC for my TD, I decided to leave all the other cars behind and go for this one and what made me do this was the sound proof cabin (off course cannot help those loud horns of trucks and SUVs but still I could barely hear them with max noise filtration when inside the cabin). Other features that made me go for it were ample leg room in front and rear (with the front seats pushed back to the maximum), could not feel the bump of the a/c duct in the rear at all that had earlier annoyed me in the VW Vento. You also have good luggage space under the rear seat to slip in laptops or makeup kits and similar stuff. All in all, I was totally in love with ANHC and more than that, my wife and kids also encouraged me to go for it.

Buying my ANHC V MT (Urban Titanium) was smoother than what I had initially thought. The sales executive who was responsible for closing this deal right from the beginning was very knowledgeable. He had answers with information along with attention to all details and queries that I had.

Freebies in the form of accessories:

CD player ('V' varient initially comes with the USB)
3M Film
Beige rubber floor mats
Tubeless Tyre puncture kit
Reverse sensor
Honda Pillows

Other Freebies:
Free Insurance

Additional Accessories installed:

Side Step Illumni
Side Door protectors
3M Under body anti corossion treatment

All the formalities were completed within a day and I had to wait for 4 Days to actually feel my ANHC to drive it home on 2nd March'2011. All in all, it was a pleasant experience altogether.

Accessories/Upgrades yet to be installed:
3D Kagu mats
3M Paint protection
Tyre Upgrade
Caska HU

A.S.S:

I have completed 2nd Service at 4200 KMS. Got the oil changed to Synthetic as per recommendation from service advisor. The customer service is terrific here with frequent texting on service due, the current status of the service and also when the vehicle is ready. They also have a good customer service lounge well attended with coffee/tea frequently

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2) Tyre Upgrade to 195/60/R15 to escape from those scrapings near bumps atleast a lil bit.
Do check with Honda regarding warranty issues if you upgrade tyres.

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I have completed 2nd Service at 4200 KMS. Got the oil changed to Synthetic as per recommendation from service advisor.
4200kms is way too soon to go in for synthetic oil. SA would "advise" it to boost his sales. Do go thru' :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modify...neral-oil.html (ARTICLE: Synthetic oil vs Mineral oil)

mineral oil is generally preferred till about 10k kms.

And we need a nice long Initial ownership thread with pics for your ANHC too!
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4200kms is way too soon to go in for synthetic oil. SA would "advise" it to boost his sales.
And I guess the oil used was semi-synthetic and not fully synthetic. Service people will always insist that they use synthetic oil but in general most of them uses semi-synthetic.

@kirantp, what was the total expenses during second service?

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And I guess the oil used was semi-synthetic and not fully synthetic. Service people will always insist that they use synthetic oil but in general most of them uses semi-synthetic.

@kirantp, what was the total expenses during second service?
@Bluevolt: Total exp came to around 4K for my 2nd service.

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And we need a nice long Initial ownership thread with pics for your ANHC too!
@libranof1987:
Thanks for the info. I shall go thru the contents of the link and get back to you.

I have posted pics of my ANHC including leather seats. They are available in the same thread that were posted on 26th and 27th by me. I have no idea as to place links to go to these specific posts of mine.

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@Bluevolt: Total exp came to around 4K for my 2nd service.
4k would mean they did fill synthetic oil

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Thanks for the info. I shall go thru the contents of the link and get back to you.
The SA "advises" a lot of things, you choose which is necessary.

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@libranof1987,

Have you checked out the the rear arm rest photos?They look like original design.BTW,the new Avatar is nice.

@kirantp,

What libran is suggesting is that you too begin a fresh ownership and test drive thread of your own under "test drives and initial onership reports", like say, mine.
It will be very interesting.We are all eagerly waiting for the same.

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Do check with Honda regarding warranty issues if you upgrade tyres.



4200kms is way too soon to go in for synthetic oil. SA would "advise" it to boost his sales. Do go thru' :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modify...neral-oil.html (ARTICLE: Synthetic oil vs Mineral oil)

mineral oil is generally preferred till about 10k kms.

And we need a nice long Initial ownership thread with pics for your ANHC too!
My class mate is presently a GM at honda and he mentioned that upgrade to the next size from the stock is allowed.

4200 KMS is indeed too soon to go in for synthetic oil. Recommended is 10,000 kms or higher. From what I have read & understood, synthetic oil is good for the engine life but not in terms of cost advantage. The change intervals are higher and cost is also higher.
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4200 KMS is indeed too soon to go in for synthetic oil. Recommended is 10,000 kms or higher. From what I have read & understood, synthetic oil is good for the engine life but not in terms of cost advantage. The change intervals are higher and cost is also higher.
@sudeepg,tyre upgrade will not void the warranty.But they may not entertain claims on low mileage and bad suspension etc.

Synthetic oils are artificially enhanced ones.They are generally considered to be better than natural mineral ones.They last longer,but cost is more.But since they are enhanced with ingredients which natural oil lacks they are actually better for the engine even though cost is higher.
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@libranof1987,

Have you checked out the the rear arm rest photos?They look like original design.BTW,the new Avatar is nice.
The leather seats are factory-fitted on his ANHC, right? The rear arm rest looks well fitted.

Thanks about the avatar pic. It is from my recent impromptu drive to Chikmagalur!

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@sudeepg,tyre upgrade will not void the warranty.But they may not entertain claims on low mileage and bad suspension etc.
Exactly. What I meant about warranty was in relation with suspension.

Btw, do you really want to upgrade the tyres? With the right method of approaching and passing humps, you can avoid scraping.
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Synthetic oils are artificially enhanced ones.They are generally considered to be better than natural mineral ones.They last longer,but cost is more.But since they are enhanced with ingredients which natural oil lacks they are actually better for the engine even though cost is higher.
Thanks for the clarification, Charthom. Sharing this link on team-bhp site which has excellent information about synthetic vs mineral oils (in case anyone missed)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modify...neral-oil.html (ARTICLE: Synthetic oil vs Mineral oil)

BTW, how many of us here really let the engine warm up in the mornings before driving out? I let my city warm upto a minute before moving or as long as the cold engine indicator is on. I have seen many folks in my apartment start and drive out immediately on full rev, which I think is really bad for the engine.
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BTW, how many of us here really let the engine warm up in the mornings before driving out? I let my city warm upto a minute before moving or as long as the cold engine indicator is on. I have seen many folks in my apartment start and drive out immediately on full rev, which I think is really bad for the engine.
I generally do let the engine stabilize before moving; but not a minute maybe. I let the car idle for ~15 seconds and then start moving.

Just cranking the engine and immediately driving is not really good for the engine. I've seen people in NCR who start the car, turn on the a/c and zoom off; all within a few seconds.
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It is always better to let the engine warm up and once the *C in blue if off then put load on the engine. I religiously follow the routine.

Libran you have seen people turn on a/c post cranking, I have seen some who put on all the electrical load (at night even the headlamps are on) and then crank the engine. Poor battery. :stupid
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