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Old 27th June 2011, 17:58   #121
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I agree with you. But I feel uncomfortable holding the steering without a grip as I have been used to it from the beginning. Hence, I went with a closest match after hunting for one for so many days.
Yes, i had the same problem after using leather with my previous car, i was feeling bit slippery. I had gone to karlson for the leather cover, he advised me not to go for it as no one uses for Honda. After using it for few days, i feel comfortable without any cover in Honda. Anyways you might not have paid much for after market, you could remove is u wish later.
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Old 27th June 2011, 18:01   #122
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Yes, i had the same problem after using leather with my previous car, i was feeling bit slippery. I had gone to karlson for the leather cover, he advised me not to go for it as no one uses for Honda. After using it for few days, i feel comfortable without any cover in Honda. Anyways you might not have paid much for after market, you could remove is u wish later.
Correct. I paid around 700 bucks for this leather grip. Let me see how long it comes and shall decide later.
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Old 27th June 2011, 18:08   #123
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Please see the following snaps.

The Caska Hu looks like this in place.

<img src="http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=567497"/>
Is the power/volume button not in the wrong position. I mean it's vertical rather than horizontal; or does it rotate. Rest the unit looks great. Though I am happy with the OEM unit and use Nokia GPS, apple device for direction. Happy motoring.

BuBoo: nice mileage but your fuel average is a bit low, this will improve as you rake in more miles. I think you are enjoying the vtec a bit too much
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@Charthom, here are the pics of the steering grip along with the pics of rear arm rest. Let me know your views on them.
@kirantp,

The fit and finish of your seats are great-they are value for money too.

The same is the case with my rear arm rest too.I could see the same on bluevolt's car.So it is a common design.Can live with

However,I apologise for not liking your steering cover a bit. kirantp,it look awful on your fantastic car-pardon me for being blunt and please excuse me for my good intentions.

In fact, after market steering covers will never do justice to nice steerings.If got loose they may even affect the accuracy of the steering by offering unncessary play.
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Is the power/volume button not in the wrong position. I mean it's vertical rather than horizontal; or does it rotate.
@Sn1p3r, yes,the button rotates.You really are a hawk-eye!
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In fact, after market steering covers will never do justice to nice steerings.If got loose they may even affect the accuracy of the steering by offering unncessary play.

+1

I never like covers on steering wheel. First the charm of griping the original steering is lost and second it does not look good. In fact I was offered free steering wheel cover when I bought the car to which I simply refused. The Civic like steering is fun to hold in its natural way.

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@charthom

- does the caska's price include the map costs, gps device & rear camera?
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@kirantp,

The fit and finish of your seats are great-they are value for money too.

The same is the case with my rear arm rest too.I could see the same on bluevolt's car.So it is a common design.Can live with

However,I apologise for not liking your steering cover a bit. kirantp,it look awful on your fantastic car-pardon me for being blunt and please excuse me for my good intentions.

In fact, after market steering covers will never do justice to nice steerings.If got loose they may even affect the accuracy of the steering by offering unncessary play.
@Charthom: Thank you for your feedback. I am with you regarding the steering cover but I do not have any choice as I have gotten used to the grip ever since I have been driving. Without a grip plus my big hands, it feels as if I am holding a kind of small tube or a pipe Perhaps I will have to live with it until I find a good one that goes well with my ANHC.

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Old 27th June 2011, 19:47   #129
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@ charthom - i'm late to congratulate you on your ride but better late than never

In times of 160 characters, its truely heartening to see & remember our good old English teachers. Excellent review and I really appreciate the time you taken to pen the details down despite your ill health (hope you are better now)

I am too out shopping for an AHNC and have been lapping up every possible news / reviews/ posts on AHNC from the forum. I have a couple of questions for you,

a) Caska HU - The dealer in Mumbai (Apex Honda) actually advised me not to go for it. According to him the maps, details and settings are stored on a SD card which is prone to getting corrupt or lost. There have been quite a few people complaining on the same but the only alternative is to buy a new SD card costing 4,500. Could you share your thoughts on this?

b) The Mapmyindia that you installed in your HU, does the subscription need to renewed every year?

c) Is the reverse parking sensor (you showed in the pic) installed on the rear bumper or is it installed under the chrome boot strip just above the number plate.

d) I am pretty impressed with the 3D Kagu mats that you have put and intent to do so myself. Would you be aware of any dealers in Mumbai?

Thanks
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+1

I never like covers on steering wheel. First the charm of griping the original steering is lost and second it does not look good. In fact I was offered free steering wheel cover when I bought the car to which I simply refused. The Civic like steering is fun to hold in its natural way.
Agree fully.Bluevolt-you did not like the Caska post?No comments!

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@Charthom: Thank you for your feedback. I am with you regarding the steering cover but I do not have any choice as I have gotten used to the grip ever since I have been driving. Without a grip plus my big hands, it feels as if I am holding a kind of small tube or a pipe Perhaps I will have to live with it until I find a good one that goes well with my ANHC.
Love with a sigh!!charthom
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.Bluevolt-you did not like the Caska post?No comments!

Caska unit is simply fantastic charthom. It is worth every penny when you see its features. The unit looks tempting; I was busy googling around for more information on this.

It has added some character to the interiors of ANHC.

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@ Firebug

As long as you do not get grease like things into the mat, you can use a soap liquid to clean the mats. I use the lifebuoy liquid soap and it works well and also gives it a good smell. My mats too came in plastic cover. I examined the material and did not feel that they were not genuine ones. I actually bought it from an authorized dealer for 3D mats. So I believe you should be fine.
Thanks Sudeep and Charthom, I bought the beige 3D kagu mats today. Cost me Rs.4300/- Hmmm..yet to buy the Lifebuoy liquid soap but its certain I will have to buy it sooner than later.
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I love the way you have pampered your ANHC...my ANHC would look very dirty in front of your's but then mine is used for factory purposes..that's why it's not much cared of.
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Thanks Sudeep and Charthom, I bought the beige 3D kagu mats today. Cost me Rs.4300/-
Congrats on 3D mats,FireBug.Even I have to buy the Lifebuoy liq soap/equivalent.charthom.
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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.
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