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Old 29th March 2013, 08:56   #571
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At the dealership to get my City serviced. Saw many Amaze here in all colors.
Petrol AT available from launch. No diesels seen till now.

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Old 29th March 2013, 10:24   #572
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Read that ALL variants will come with ABS as standard!! Standing ovation to you HONDA!! Thank you for setting the bar higher! Now please do get the pricing right too!

Edit:: Since the over all sales is taking a beating in every segment, will even a proper pricing fail to evoke good reactions from people? I hope Honda considers this before planning to charge a heavy premium for Amaze.
If they bring in ABS as standard fr every model, Honda will surely raise the bar higher in the segment as it shows how committed the company is towards the average Indian buyer. Also, I think it will evoke good reactions from people despite the slowdown on the whole because it takes a ground breaking product to change the things and Amaze will be that car. What say?
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The wine colored Amaze looks amazing.

Good that ABS is standard across variants. This should be a mandate from ARAI to ensure this becomes standard across all manufacturers.
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Yes, Indeed the Wine colored Amaze looks fantastic.
I visited a Honda showroom in Mumbai, but did not find any Amaze around.
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The cars surely got space at rear.A six footer like me could sit comfortably in the rear bench with driver seat pulled all the way back. The boot can put the like if dezire to shame.I am afraid this car could do the same to city, which the city did to Civic.You get 90% of City for 75% of City's price and that too with an oil burner. As per sales guy top end Amaze diesel could be 7.25 lacs.Also saw interesting cut outs for the car promotion. The diesel burner munches 25 km per litre of fuel.

The only thing going against is the interior which dont feel as premium as Swift Dezire.

I want this car to suceed, not because I own a Honda, but I want Honda to stay in the game and raise the bar for others.Honda makes great cars now its time to price them well.
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Given that the car seems to be fantastic on most specs, I think the key factors would be:

Ground clearance: The Brio is much better than the City and Civic in clearing speed breakers and potholes, remains to be seen if the Amaze retains that characteristic.

Service intervals: The average is 1 year or 10,000 kms for other brands with some like VW and Fiat allowing 15,000 km service intervals on the diesels. If Honda is going to insist on 6-month intervals especially for the diesel, it is going to be difficult to maintain, given that customer service levels at Honda dealers seems to be dropping by the day.

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....The only thing going against is the interior which dont feel as premium as Swift Dezire.

I want this car to suceed, not because I own a Honda, but I want Honda to stay in the game and raise the bar for others.Honda makes great cars now its time to price them well.
Precisely my thoughts! If they get carried away and charge a very high premium, it might backfire. I really hope & pray it does NOT happen, but Amaze gives Dzire a run for money!

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....Service intervals: The average is 1 year or 10,000 kms for other brands with some like VW and Fiat allowing 15,000 km service intervals on the diesels. If Honda is going to insist on 6-month intervals especially for the diesel, it is going to be difficult to maintain, given that customer service levels at Honda dealers seems to be dropping by the day.
I don't think any car in the same segment gives a 15,000 km service interval. So Honda need not worry about it. But they better give a 10K kms / 6 month interval rather than 5K kms / 6 month interval! But a 1 year / 15,000 kms interval will be awesome in the segment.
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Service intervals: The average is 1 year or 10,000 kms for other brands with some like VW and Fiat allowing 15,000 km service intervals on the diesels. If Honda is going to insist on 6-month intervals especially for the diesel, it is going to be difficult to maintain, given that customer service levels at Honda dealers seems to be dropping by the day.
Don't want to sound cynical, but a ONE YEAR 15000 service interval is calling for a bit too much. Cars drink up to 250mL to 500mL oil per 1000 Km in Hot conditions.

I own a Honda City and maintenance is cheaper than my smaller car! A Polo diesel owner in my neighbourhood cribs that in 2 years he's spent 65000 bucks only on maintenance!!!

I agree completely that every 3 months may sound ridiculous but every 5 to 10 K kms is absolutely justified given the types of environment our cars travel in.

At least oil check, Air filter, tire alignment/balancing, brake checkup every 5 to 10K kms is a must, given Indian vagaries of weather.

Turbochargers esp. demand spic-&-span oils and air filters otherwise cost of Fuel system or Turbochargers repair/replacements are astronomical (ask a VW, Nissan or Renault owners!)
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The only thing going against is the interior
What's with the gear knob? No markings on it??
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What's with the gear knob? No markings on it??
That's the automatic!
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That's the automatic!
So is Honda launching petrol,diesel and auto all together?

Typically auto gets launched last isn't it?
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That's the automatic!
Thanks! But it looks so ugly, wish they had at least provided a chrome strip like what's in the A-Star AT.
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This is a question for both RavenAvi and you (and anyone else who has seen the production model of the Amaze) - has Honda covered up the ugly exposed metal door panels in the bottle storage areas on the door? I didn't like it at all in the Brio and even in the Brio Official Review and Viddy's Amaze review, the exposed metal inside the body (especially in bright colours like red) was criticised.
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I would say yes.

One more point of note - the i-DTECs have arrived, and in most dealerships they are in limited supply. First come, first serve basis? The hype is growing, and the demand is destined to grow as well.

I am told that the previous assembly lines of the Jazz have made way for swift production of the i-DTECs. Honda is preparing itself well, just in case there's an onslaught of demands for the Amaze D.
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Given that the car seems to be fantastic on most specs, I think the key factors would be:

Ground clearance: The Brio is much better than the City and Civic in clearing speed breakers and potholes, remains to be seen if the Amaze retains that characteristic.

Service intervals: The average is 1 year or 10,000 kms for other brands with some like VW and Fiat allowing 15,000 km service intervals on the diesels. If Honda is going to insist on 6-month intervals especially for the diesel, it is going to be difficult to maintain, given that customer service levels at Honda dealers seems to be dropping by the day.
I think the customer service levels are best at Honda. I have always had a great experience. And yes, they'll ensure the car gets a good service interval as well. Honda will launch it with a maintenance package of 2 years or 40,000 kilometres which shall be good enough in the initial stages till the time you are not familiar with the car. What say?
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You should NOT have agreed to the cancellation charges! For any model that is NOT launched / official bookings are taken, dealers usually do NOT charge cancellation fees.

When I went to the Kottayam Honda dealer (3-4 weeks back), he told me that Honda had asked them to take bookings for Amaze petrol (1L) and he said I could book the diesel variant too. He also mentioned that I will NOT be charged any cancellation fees if I don't like the vehicle and cancel my booking. I suggest you talk to them about this.
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Sorry i took time to respond to your post.I am a first time buyer and i thought cancellation charges are the norm.I contacted the SA at the dealership like you suggested but got a feeble "every dealer is levying these charges,sir"!Since it was an oversight on my part,i did not pursue the matter further.Moreover,i signed the sales contract so there's nothing more i can do in this regard,can i?I made a couple of calls and found out that only DAKSHIN HONDA in Bangalore are not levying these cancellation charges.Here's hoping the AMAZE does'nt give me a reason to cancel the booking!
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