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Old 23rd January 2012, 10:56   #886
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So if the problem persists just connect the iPhone to another charger,it should reset.
Hey Thanks a ton for that charthom, i was actually doing heavy duty google searches for solving this issue btw my iphone and pioneer system. Accidentaly dropped into your thread, was happily reading your ANHC story and voila! got my problem solved.
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Hey Thanks a ton for that charthom, i was actually doing heavy duty google searches for solving this issue btw my iphone and pioneer system. Accidentaly dropped into your thread, was happily reading your ANHC story and voila! got my problem solved.
Welcome on board the thread-ML. Pleasantly surprised that it has worked for you too.

Happy revving mate.Drive safe while listening to music!!
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@Charthom, your breaks and mine (though for different reasons), seem to have almost coincided! Good to see you and the thread active.

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All those facing the problem of glare can use polarised glasses rather than putting a film. It works out to be cheaper and no issues of law looking at you with contempt.
Buy a pair with very light shade or best would be colourless.
I have been using it and found it to be very effective.
In fact it improves visibility while driving in rain, fog etc.
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Of course,Mate. I had been using polarised glasses coupled with anti glare film for my night drives for the last 6 months. Quite helpful.
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My City is doing a fabulous job.As mentioned above-my wife is really enjoying the ownership experience.And taking good care of the car too.
Glare
I follow this one simple practice to follow, from the time one gets a new car (windshield), to minimize glare. To to make sure that the wiper blades and the surface where they sit. Often end up doing 1-2 times/day. Also to dust the windshield with a soft, loosely held cloth, thereby avoiding scratches. To never use the wiper dry. A clean windshield helps a lot in avoiding glare. This practice has really served me well.

The one thing I like about the city is its ease of driving and usage in general. No wonder ladies love it too!

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I managed to get hold of my Vento 3 months back.
Hey Prabhu! Congrats mate. Hope you are enjoying the experience. Now to look for your thread.

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For normal bird droppings etc, I use ONR (Optimum No Rinse, obtained from Ultimate Detailerz).
I have usually sprayed Colin and left it for a minute. The guy who usually cleans the car insisted, and eventually demonstrated, that some water is good enough. Leave it for a minute and it is simple enough to remove. There are coatings of Eagle wax below, though. Their Nano Wax spray has done wonders, for the little effort and time it took. Will put up pictures on my thread sometime later.
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@Charthom, your breaks and mine (though for different reasons), seem to have almost coincided! Good to see you and the thread active.
Hey buddy,Welcome back!

Nice to have you on board. I am presently in turkey-may leave on the 30th.

When I came running back to TBHP ,I found some very active BHPians inert or vanished-new members active-well, progress of time!! I have been hard pressed for time-could not report the automobile scene in any of my ports so far. Btw, many Optra Magnums in Turkey

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Glare
I follow this one simple practice to follow, from the time one gets a new car (windshield), to minimize glare. To to make sure that the wiper blades and the surface where they sit. Often end up doing 1-2 times/day. Also to dust the windshield with a soft, loosely held cloth, thereby avoiding scratches. To never use the wiper dry. A clean windshield helps a lot in avoiding glare. This practice has really served me well.
I have a medical condition that has made night driving difficult for me. So I need all those special weapons to fight out!

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The one thing I like about the city is its ease of driving and usage in general. No wonder ladies love it too!
Yes-LL Cool C (ladies love cool City)

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The guy who usually cleans the car insisted, and eventually demonstrated, that some water is good enough. Leave it for a minute and it is simple enough to remove.
Water is good-but the acidity in bird dropping can still damage the paint layers. Using plenty of water and rinsing off immediately will no doubt help.

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Hijacking the tread to share a few things I learnt from my recent trip to Mussoorie.

I had to attend my friends wedding on 20th Jan '12. Because of wife's urgent meetings we could not have hopped on to a Shatabdi (you can never grow in the eyes of your Mother, security is paramount) and be there, still got around to make Mum understand and we decided to drive. Fog or should I say terrible smog in NCR is a menace on road, people are unable to cope up or respond to weather conditions is pathetic. If visibility is low even Schumi will slow down, but not our street racers, they would happily be part of the car under a truck scenery or car on a bendy light pole. Saw quite a few examples on the way. And passerby no matter if they could help the cops at work would like to see the rescue and bottle neck the efforts. People don't create a mess for you are blocking the rescue. Crossing Delhi at 7.30am on Friday morning was a breeze, unimaginable to some. Only places the progress slowed was where you could see the rescue work in progress.

Of many cars I have driven, the current city has the most effective windscreen directional/defogger. You just need to point the right temp control and you won't get fogged and yet remain cozy in the car. City made my otherwise restless wife calm as I did not speed or took any risk still making good progress. Best part no honking for 1.5 hours Fog lamps work great helps you to see curbs, dividers, broken or unpaved roads better, also makes your car visible to oncoming traffic without blinding them.

The new dual carriage highway in a blessing and the stretch where people dreaded in UP is now the best stretch you can encounter. A measly toll of 65 saves you few hours and lots of sanity and lots on petrol bill. New highway let go of Khatuli's Cheetal motel but surprises you with new Haldiram and McDonals. Before you know it the Highway soon turns and becomes construction site for the work in progress and slows you down to appreciate what you just passed. The car engine is not stretched or strained and it easily gobbles the miles, broken tarmac sure makes the suspension tell you lots of it but that's on slow speed, moderate and high speed dynamics of suspension setting is very good. Wife is now doubling on the wheel, she needs to be involved in the driving and that's where the second revelation comes to you. City makes a driver better. How? She drives Accent and gives it the stick quite often, driving city she was relaxed and also amused by the fuel indicator going up and down while it stayed mostly constant on my drive. I have a habit of late braking or off the accelerator rather than accelerate and brake hard and accelerate again. Fuel indicator stuck steady at 20kmpl while her shot stuck at 15kmpl. That only made her inquisitive about how drive by wire and foot positining on accelerator changed so much. She made a few adjustments to how she accelerated and braked and voila, first time ever I saw her letting people overtake her as she gently braked for speed breakers while others jumped on them for they were in hurry or just how they drove.

A few grouse against the car, 1 suspension bushes become very stiff in winters for initial drive in winters. 2. A-pillar is not very nicely posisitoned for some turns on the hill. 3. Car definetly needs better headlights and horn for highway driving. 4. Vtec activation point should be a bit lower as you crave for it to hit in higher gears but you are already going fast

Overall average for a round trip of 800 Km (with foggy, wintery, great plane, highway and street driving in mountains of Mussoorie and Dehradun) came out to be exact 17.41 kmpl tank to tank measurement, the onboard calculator showed 17.70 kmpl

The complete journey was non taxing and we had a great time. Thanks to City my wife got to understand how fuel effeciency is related to the way driver drives and the mood that they drive in.
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Hey Sn1p3r,

Nice to see you after a long time. Your hijack attempt is pardoned.

Nice account mate. Really reassuring for the rest of us. Delighted to read how City delighted you and the wife.

In my case-my wife always ends up getting much better fuel figures However careful I may drive,she always betters me in the economy.

Let me meditate on mdsaab's technique!! Btw,where is he?! No news.

The A pillar will cause some blind spot in any car-City included-but I am finding it quite good on most occasions.

Hope your Yoga endeavours are going strong.

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^ thanks mate.
My back is in excellent comfort and yoga and self control is up to the mark.

I'm sure you are enjoying your sojourn in various cities around. I sometimes wonder how much do you stuff in the luggage to meet the weather challenges aboard the ship going up and down the northern hemisphere

Mdsaab is missing from action since quite a while. I am sure he is documenting the technique he is missed as we miss you.

The range between 80 kmph and 110 kmph is the best for effeciency, I could have extracted some more effeciency however you lose some you gain some, in my case wife was getting uncomfortable as the nightfall on UP roads come with its bag of not so good things. Rouge drivers on the wrong side is the most common site and an imminent hazard that come your way at full throttle. Thus during evening we were enjoying some great music courtesy vtec. Delicious!

Comparing this to my friends's City we did 3 kmpl better. So that is an amazing feat in itself.

Cheers!
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^ thanks mate.
My back is in excellent comfort and yoga and self control is up to the mark.
Hello friend,

Great to hear this.Self control!! From what? fast driving?

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I'm sure you are enjoying your sojourn in various cities around. I sometimes wonder how much do you stuff in the luggage to meet the weather challenges aboard the ship going up and down the northern hemisphere
Leaving for the black sea port of Tuapse,in Russia,tomorrow.There will be hectic action over there-hence may not get time for car watching.

Even in turkey my almost one month passed like in captivity- too busy at the repair dock.

Regarding the weather challenges-just one jacket and sweater-rest is supplied onboard.

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Mdsaab is missing from action since quite a while. I am sure he is documenting the technique he is missed as we miss you.
Of course we miss him like hell. Thank you for adding me to the list of "missed ones"

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Thus during evening we were enjoying some great music courtesy vtec. Delicious!
This is my kind of driving.Reaching from A to B in a cosy manner.

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Comparing this to my friends's City we did 3 kmpl better. So that is an amazing feat in itself.
Nice to note this again.

So Mate-more later. May go offline tomorrow.Bye for now.
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Nice to have you on board. I am presently in turkey-may leave on the 30th.

When I came running back to TBHP ,I found some very active BHPians inert or vanished-new members active-well, progress of time!! I have been hard pressed for time-could not report the automobile scene in any of my ports so far. Btw, many Optra Magnums in Turkey
On-board, almost made me think I'd be on the ship with you!
Good to hear about Optra's being around in other countries as well.
Yes, I too am finding the scene a bit different, on returning. Pretty slow.

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A few grouse against the car, 1 suspension bushes become very stiff in winters for initial drive in winters. 2. A-pillar is not very nicely posisitoned for some turns on the hill. 3. Car definetly needs better headlights and horn for highway driving.
I struck SX4 from my list, mainly for this reason (not that it would have made it to the final list anyway) - The A Pillar. If you want to feel good about the City, just go for a TD on an SX4, Sniper mate!!

Headlights - A word of caution. Just check properly, before you put a higher wattage bulb. It may put too more load on the system than it is designed for (was just talking about this on another Optra thread). You may want to check the info inter-weaved in the posts following this one here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2658291 (My huge Sedan - Maroon Chevrolet Optra Magnum LT 2.0)

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Mdsaab is missing from action since quite a while. I am sure he is documenting the technique he is missed as we miss you.
Where is mdsaab?

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Comparing this to my friends's City we did 3 kmpl better. So that is an amazing feat in itself.
Could it have to do with the tyre pressure you and your friend were on?
What is the recommended tyre pressure?

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So Mate-more later. May go offline tomorrow.Bye for now.
All the best! Hope to hear from you soon.
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I struck SX4 from my list, mainly for this reason (not that it would have made it to the final list anyway) - The A Pillar. If you want to feel good about the City, just go for a TD on an SX4, Sniper mate!!

Headlights - A word of caution. Just check properly, before you put a higher wattage bulb. It may put too more load on the system than it is designed for (was just talking about this on another Optra thread). You may want to check the info inter-weaved in the posts following this one here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2658291 (My huge Sedan - Maroon Chevrolet Optra Magnum LT 2.0)
When I bought the car, I had no options in June 2010. Linea was out as I had just got out of the TASS affair. SX4 was out as IMHO Maruti makes product for a price not people (no offense to happy owners). City had no other competition, this car was for my mother and we were in a hurry.

Thanks for the link, I will read it thoroughly. I am sure our friend on board the ship can give first hand information on using a high wattage bulb. I am willing to upgrade the headlight assembly once the warranty is over. There are quite a few upgrades I would go for but guess that is 2 years away.

BTW, (it might be a rumor) I heard that the latest version ANHC v2 headlamps reflectors are cheaper material then earlier ANHC city.

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Could it have to do with the tyre pressure you and your friend were on?
What is the recommended tyre pressure?
We both got our tyre pressure checked at 32 front 32 back, both cars had 2 people traveling, suitcases might be different. The only difference between the two cars that I can think of is the driving technique. We were trailing and he used to rocket to the next jam/intersection only to slow down and then take off. We on the other hand were consistent on speed. Our highways are still not meant for high speed cruise. I found that 80 to 100 was alright, he found 60 and 120 to be good.

Given we did a distance of 700 in two days he lost 100 km just due to the way he drove. It might not be considerable but if calculated for a year its quite a lot. I am not a scrooge and did hear a lot of vtech growl still was happy with the engine's frugal nature. I might have to let go of the economy as I will be upgrading to better shoes, at speeds of 120-130 kmph you really can feel City not touching the tarmac, it flies. 195 contact is necessary for highway travel.
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The only difference between the two cars that I can think of is the driving technique. We were trailing and he used to rocket to the next jam/intersection only to slow down and then take off. We on the other hand were consistent on speed. Our highways are still not meant for high speed cruise. I found that 80 to 100 was alright, he found 60 and 120 to be good.

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I might have to let go of the economy as I will be upgrading to better shoes, at speeds of 120-130 kmph you really can feel City not touching the tarmac, it flies. 195 contact is necessary for highway travel.
What I realized over the years is that, there is a (what one may call) a rhythm of the highway. Kind of difficult to define. But there will be 1-2 or at times, three bands of speeds one can happily travel in. And it changes a lot from highway to highway; also with the time/traffic. Get into those rhythm zones and you do well. Do well with the FE, with the ease of driving, with safety, traveling time, and with wear & tear.

Another reason I wanted to go with diesel, was that one needs to worry lesser about such stuff and allows me to really enjoy the car I am a happy man .

As I mentioned before on this thread, a 10mm upsize on the City may feel very good without a big dent on the FE.
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What I realized over the years is that, there is a (what one may call) a rhythm of the highway. Kind of difficult to define.
Are you kidding me, I am an An intuitive driver and totally get you. I land up in the same predicaments once I can't make others understand the concept. Sounds nerdy or should I say enthusiast lingo

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Another reason I wanted to go with diesel, was that one needs to worry lesser about such stuff and allows me to really enjoy the car I am a happy man .

As I mentioned before on this thread, a 10mm upsize on the City may feel very good without a big dent on the FE.
I don't care too much for effeciency but yes envy the diesel dudes
The actual gem shines with speed as while other engine return bad economy while being revved hard, this engine breathes deeper and still maintains respectful numbers. (tested with accent/SX4/ikon/smaller hatch)

IIRC 195/55 or 205/50 is the recommended tyre size by tyre gurus. I totally am in favor, it's a matter of 2.25 years before I start tinkering with this one.
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Friends: Here is the review and evaluation of my CASKA HU that I got it installed for my ANHC.

The Deal: I called up my Honda Dealer to check if they stock the CASKA HU and YES came the reply with detailed quote:
Model: IN3631G
Cost of Base Model - 47K (includes MapMyIndia navigation)
Additional - 7K for reverse camera with sensors
Total Cost - 55K (Inclusive of taxes)
Can you please share the name of the Honda Dealer. The Honda Dealer in Hyderabad is quoting 70k and refusing to budge saying that is the standard price. I can atleast quote saying some other dealer has offered it at 55k, though a few months back.
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Can you please share the name of the Honda Dealer. The Honda Dealer in Hyderabad is quoting 70k and refusing to budge saying that is the standard price. I can atleast quote saying some other dealer has offered it at 55k, though a few months back.
@vbraju: I purchased it at Whitefield honda Bangalore sometime around Jun-Jul 2011.
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Trying to resurrect an old well running thread? Is anyone still around? I have been quite busy myself with a little one coming into the family. So we are now three people with a lot of fun & chaos all around

I also recently travelled nearly 1900+ KMs with the little one. I thought I'd share some useful information that I put on another thread here as well as part of resurrecting the thread... I made a cheap/slight modification to my car to reduce the ground clearance problem. Results are fabulous. Check out this thread and specifically page 22

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ension-22.html (Coil Spring Adjusters : VFM Fix for the Honda Civic's (lousy) soft rear suspension?)
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