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Old 31st August 2011, 19:05   #781
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March 2012 is a long, long time, at least by Team-BHP's clocks!

Seriously though, hope you have a good time out there, charthom buddy. I will miss you and your superb updates till then, and I will be keeping a close eye on this thread (have it bookmarked already).

Like Sudeep said, it will be wise to service your City before you leave. I am sure you have it noted down under your "Must-Do Jobs Before I Sail" list.

Take good care of yourself and keep us updated whenever you port.
Thanks a lot Mate.Thanks for the appreciation. You all have been really kind.
I am used to staying away from home-but now I will have to get used to staying away from Team BHP too!!

I will hopefully update from ports.

City will be serviced. i10 already serviced today.

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Charthom,

Will miss you and your sense of humor. Sad there is no port in Bangalore Jokes apart, you should visit Bangalore next summer.
Thanks again and again Prabhu. Hopefully next summer,we all will meet at Bangalore

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@Charthom have a great time at sea. I am sure you will be our wiki for ANHC during this off-land excursion. Thanks for the explanation for load and scavenging issues. I agree 100%.
Thanks Buddy.You can sure count on me. Glad that you found my explanations agreeable.

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Wow! Thanks for this wonderful post Charthom mate! Is really helpful and gives a more complete perspective things. Yes, the confusion was due to the term scavenging. Am not technical enough :(
Always at your service,friend.In fact scavenging is the process of evacuating all combustion products from the cylinder, taking in fresh air and making it ready for the next cycle.You are not a techie-but your common sense is not at all common among techies! Most of your assumptions and observations are very accurate.

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If you don't mind, may I quotesome of your posts in my ownership thread at an appropriate time.
Be my guest,Poitive-anytime,anywhere.

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Now in the above, I didn't understand what the data base not being upto date meant. What data base?
It was a synonym I used for general know-how. What I meant to say is,the information may not be up-to-date-but less likely.

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And yes, all the very best for your journey. Be sure you will be missed on the forum. In a short time, you have built a strong community and friendly feeling amongst many people. It really is wonderful. Do hope to hear from you from your port visits.
Thanks again and again from the bottom of my heart.I will leave around 15th of this month after Onam (on 9th). Only 2nd Onam with my family in 20 years.
In fact it is you people who have been so generous and open-hearted to accept me. This time I will be leaving with a much heavier heart. Will definitely try to post from ports.

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Congrats mate! This is one of the special threads on the forum. I visit it, even when I have never really thought of the ANHC as even a prospective purchase
What a great feeling-thanks Poitive and other Mates again for the support and comradeship.
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Be back by end March,2012. This time I will figure out some way to be on the forum-at least in ports. Hope you guys will still keep this thread alive.
@charthom, wishing you the best and wait for your return. Surely your valuable and informative posts will be missed.
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@charthom, wishing you the best and wait for your return. Surely your valuable and informative posts will be missed.
Thanks,HC. You are very kind,Mate,having a wider and generous outlook- even before fitting your wider IRVM.

It is really raining in Kerala. For handling the knee deep pools on the road,the i10 is better than the City. So have become an opportunist these days- the imperial Honda is resting and the humble Hyundai is working.

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Thanks,HC. You are very kind,Mate,having a wider and generous outlook- even before fitting your wider IRVM.

It is really raining in Kerala. For handling the knee deep pools on the road,the i10 is better than the City. So have become an opportunist these days- the imperial Honda is resting and the humble Hyundai is working.
Thanks for the compliment charthom, I also use my trusted old friend WagonR during the rainy days and while going to congested places or unknown/uncertain places.
However in this process I have only logged 5,100 KM on ANHC during the last 11 months which includes a long drive of 1,200 KM.
Best wishes on your endeavor and see you in March 2012 with updated in between while on shore.

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Best wishes on your endeavor and see you in March 2012 with updated in between while on shore.
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Will be lurking around till mid Spet.

Today drove the City under extreme winter conditions.Very bad down pour,river like roads,pot holes overflowing with water, panic-stricken heavy traffic.7.5 kms took us about 1 hr 10 minutes.

The car was as comfortable as our drawing room. Yes, she bounced about a bit in bad craters -of course with character-which car will not?!

And the mileage? 7.5!! Can't complain,no point in complaining- having discharged my wife from the hospital,I consider lucky reaching home safely today!! The City is among the most capable cars- I would say.

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Will be lurking around till mid Spet.

Today drove the City under extreme winter conditions.Very bad down pour,river like roads,pot holes overflowing with water, panic-stricken heavy traffic.7.5 kms took us about 1 hr 10 minutes.

And the mileage? 7.5!! Can't complain,no point in complaining- having discharged my wife from the hospital,I consider luck reaching home safely today!! The City is among the most capable cars- definitely.
Good to hear that. One of my worst experiences have been stuck in a 2 hr traffic jam with a full bladder. All because they opened a shopping mall in one of the busiest streets in Bangalore. Somehow your 1 hr 10 min and rain post reminded of that.
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Great that you came through, more time with your wife, forced romantic drive it turned out to be

My car got it's 10,000 km service done. RS 2500/-
SA advised me to stick with mineral oil also his experience was, frequent service is better than a stretched one. He also asked me to go with 10k service rather than 20k at 1 year tine frame. My odo shows 11221 km.

Cheers!
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With a further price drop in HONDA CITY almost confirmed, iam sure EVERYONE WOULD LOVE TO OWN A CITY NOW.. and fall in love with it too..

Can anyone provide an update as to when the face-lifted version is being introduced in the market ?
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Will be lurking around till mid Spet.

Today drove the City under extreme winter conditions.Very bad down pour,river like roads,pot holes overflowing with water, panic-stricken heavy traffic.7.5 kms took us about 1 hr 10 minutes.

The car was as comfortable as our drawing room. Yes, she bounced about a bit in bad craters -of course with character-which car will not?!

And the mileage? 7.5!! Can't complain,no point in complaining- having discharged my wife from the hospital,I consider lucky reaching home safely today!! The City is among the most capable cars- I would say.
That's great news charthom. I wish all good health to your wife and your family.

About the mileage of 7.5 - there is no reason to complain as you drove the car in such adverse conditions. In the end it was good to know that City was comfortable for you and your wife.

PS - I am recalling an incident about a traffic jam while driving ANHC. I was caught in a jam on Delhi ring road and my car's fuel indicator was showing almost empty fuel tank. I was searching for a nearest fuel bunk but I found myself caught in a big traffic jam. I was worried on what will happen if the fuel runs out completely. Luckily I was out of the trouble in few minutes as the jam was due to a VIP movement which cleared very soon.

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Great that you came through, more time with your wife, forced romantic drive it turned out to be

My car got it's 10,000 km service done. RS 2500/-
SA advised me to stick with mineral oil also his experience was, frequent service is better than a stretched one. He also asked me to go with 10k service rather than 20k at 1 year tine frame. My odo shows 11221 km.

Cheers!
That makes sense based on all the information we have gathered. Did you also ask the SA if the warranty will be a problem if we stick to his suggestion of 10K service?

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Will be lurking around till mid Spet.

Today drove the City under extreme winter conditions.Very bad down pour,river like roads,pot holes overflowing with water, panic-stricken heavy traffic.7.5 kms took us about 1 hr 10 minutes.

The car was as comfortable as our drawing room. Yes, she bounced about a bit in bad craters -of course with character-which car will not?!

And the mileage? 7.5!! Can't complain,no point in complaining- having discharged my wife from the hospital,I consider lucky reaching home safely today!! The City is among the most capable cars- I would say.
Phew! I heard about the downpour when I called dad. He said he couldn't look out of the window and see the gate. I am yet to experience somthing like that in my city, but based on your feedbcak, I am sure it will be a breeze. I hope the car didn't scrape the bottom in the mile deep potholes. Thanks for the report and very glad to hear that the city took care of your family well. god bless! I agree with your comment about city being the most capable car.
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Can anyone provide an update as to when the face-lifted version is being introduced in the market ?
Well there is no official confirmation from the company about the face-lift. So it is difficult to predict when a face-lift comes in market.
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One of my worst experiences have been stuck in a 2 hr traffic jam with a full bladder.
Prabhu-I have to admit yours was far worse than mine!! That must have been one situation when lack of visibility becomes a blessing-just in case

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Great that you came through, more time with your wife, forced romantic drive it turned out to be
Sn1p3r,it was more scary than romantic. The full magnitude dawned only this morning- the newspapers flashed news of very bad downpour in Cochin-the City got all mangled up due to extreme conditions etc.

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My car got it's 10,000 km service done. RS 2500/-
SA advised me to stick with mineral oil also his experience was, frequent service is better than a stretched one. He also asked me to go with 10k service rather than 20k at 1 year tine frame. My odo shows 11221 km.
Nice to note this.Much ado about nothing!!


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With a further price drop in HONDA CITY almost confirmed, iam sure EVERYONE WOULD LOVE TO OWN A CITY NOW.. and fall in love with it too..

Can anyone provide an update as to when the face-lifted version is being introduced in the market ?
@INDIAN_VAGABOND-welcome onboard the thread-buddy. Yes-as you rightly said,how can an owner help falling in love with it!!

Regarding the face lift-no ideas Mate. Are you contemplating buying the City? Wait if in no urgency.

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That's great news charthom. I wish all good health to your wife and your family.
Thanks Bluevolt.


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About the mileage of 7.5 - there is no reason to complain as you drove the car in such adverse conditions. In the end it was good to know that City was comfortable for you and your wife.
Yes-it was a surprisingly adverse condition. Today when the newspaper displayed the full seriousness,I was shocked and impressed.

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I was caught in a jam on Delhi ring road and my car's fuel indicator was showing almost empty fuel tank. I was searching for a nearest fuel bunk but I found myself caught in a big traffic jam. I was worried on what will happen if the fuel runs out completely. Luckily I was out of the trouble in few minutes as the jam was due to a VIP movement which cleared very soon.
OMG-that was really scary.Now glad that I had enough gas in the tank yesterday and my bladder was empty!!

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I hope the car didn't scrape the bottom in the mile deep potholes. Thanks for the report and very glad to hear that the city took care of your family well. god bless! I agree with your comment about city being the most capable car.
Sudeep-Only once in 8 days of to-and-fro commuting did she scrape the bottom.

Yes, the car is taking very care of her.Our efforts and research seem to be to be fruitful.

City is one of the most capable cars. You know what-my wife's doctor owns a brand new Merc C class-he admitted that the rear seats are not to his expectations. He mostly drives an Auto i10. He suggests that an automatic Innova is the most ideal vehicle for bad backs.

In such bad roads and extreme weather I have to admit that the rear seats of the City are pretty bouncy too.Front passenger seat is most ideal for my wife now. And also no car can give you absolute comfort in these conditions.

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That makes sense based on all the information we have gathered. Did you also ask the SA if the warranty will be a problem if we stick to his suggestion of 10K service?
He noted in the history that the car was getting serviced at 11k for 20k had an extra replacement of aircon and filter replacement. Which he got cleaned instead of replace. I think it will nit be an issue.

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Well there is no official confirmation from the company about the face-lift. So it is difficult to predict when a face-lift comes in market.
Nope no one at the dealership was willing to comment on timeframe and the sales team was not scheduled for a training. Even w.r.t Brio they were not so sure.

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Sn1p3r,it was more scary than romantic. The full magnitude dawned only this morning- the newspapers flashed news of very bad downpour in Cochin-the City got all mangled up due to extreme conditions etc.

Nice to note this.Much ado about nothing!!
Oh! I did not realize it was that bad.
Yeah, nothing much to talk about this service. The hand brake issue wasn't a big one, i checked three cars and those had even greater play. The power windows at the back gathered muck in monsoon and thus were slow. All sorted out. The car was dropped at home in the evening, I will get to drive it tonight. Will report. Cheers!
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Dear Fellow BHPans,

See the statistics for this month. 5819 Citys sold. Do you think instead of rushing for an upgrade Honda will play "the cane juice vendor technique" for some more time?

Squeeze and squeeze the present City Reduce the price more-squeeze.Introduce some new colour-sequeeze.A few more freebies-squeeze.Some silly superficial features-squeeze!! Give out some publicity stunts about Honda's greatness-squeeze.

At last put a piece of lemon and squeeze for the last time by 2013 when they are ready with the Diesel!?

Fervently hope that better sense prevails with them.

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^ historically the mid life facelift/modification is on cards. The Diesel motor is far away. Honda management will try and see this year through and launch the new facelift in Jan, Autoexpo 2012. The modification to me will come about as cosmetic surgery and some interior goodies, these do not make a huge difference to costing as compared to machine parts. Thus Squeeze will come, it's basic nature to humans after all. Cheers!
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