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Old 6th January 2013, 19:48   #31
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Congrats! Nice report. Good choice of color.

Any issues with GC, the much touted negative of the City ? If you haven't had issues in Bangalore (with its infamous speedbreakers), then that should settle the matter.
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Congrats! Nice report. Good choice of color.

Any issues with GC, the much touted negative of the City ? If you haven't had issues in Bangalore (with its infamous speedbreakers), then that should settle the matter.
The new one has improved GC with 5mm extra. Gives the latest iteration a bit of a raised stance in the rear (not to my liking). Just a workaround rather than better suspension. IMHO.
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Buddy, HID's if installed as a genuine accessory from HASS then warranty is still valid. Though the HASS charges a ridiculous amount for that. I got mine from them when I bought my car for an incredibly low price (the dealer is our family friend)
Arup,

This is good news. But are not they illegal? Will they not blind the oncoming drivers? I had these concerns hence opted out.

How do they feel?Are they incredibly bright?

roadie_swift,Sn1p3r,

Any consideration of Auto Runners coil spring adjusters for improving ground clearance? Sudeepg has done this already.Check out my thread.

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For the sake of Mitsu and our driving enthusiasts, I really hope they ditch HM (amen) and launch the next Lancer in India.
I won't blame HM entirely for the lack of any updated Mitsubishi products. Mitsubishi by themselves are not doing too well which is probably the reason they are sleeping when it comes to updating their line up in India. To start, if the new Lancer has to come, it better have a very good diesel engine. Selling a petrol only model is not going to revive the brand. I am not going to bring in the Evo here, the last exciting car from Mitsubishi in India was the Outlander. So much potential, only dogged down by the lack of a diesel. I don't know what they were thinking when they decided to launch this car. We got the New Pagero Sport which is already a relic. Though it is the highest selling product, I don't see any reason why one should consider it unless you are a fan of the brand and truly appreciate what this car can do. It is really sad, they have a fully functional plant and from folk I know who have visited their Chennai plant, it is top spec. If only the plant was put to some good use.
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Old 7th January 2013, 10:20   #35
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This is good news. But are not they illegal? Will they not blind the oncoming drivers? I had these concerns hence opted out. How do they feel?Are they incredibly bright?
Mate, HID's are all too common in Audis, Skoda's so I don't think it would be illegal. Yes you need to ensure the beam focusing needs to adjusted while installing else it "will" blind the oncoming traffic.

In my case I personally supervised the installation hence ensured that it perfectly acceptable for oncoming traffic. I have also deliberately lowered the high beam alignment slightly keeping this in mind.

Visibility is simply outstanding especially on highways. Have driven in crazy rains in the middle of the night on 2-laned highway and never felt wanting.

Only caution to be needed - avoid flashing them many times, it reduces life of the bulbs.
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Old 7th January 2013, 13:53   #36
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Mate, HID's are all too common in Audis, Skoda's so I don't think it would be illegal.
Ok,this is again good news.Are there different rules for original fitment and add on?

Arup, going off line in an hour's time.

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Thanks for the opportunity to share info on your thread.I wish you all the well.
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Congratulations roadie_swift on your transition to roadie_city . This color is the best looking one in my opinion on Honda city. Looks smashing with all the shining chrome up front. Keep it shining and hope you arn't living near some ever so common constructions in bangalore.

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However, what puzzles me is the behavior of this graph, when I remove all throttle input in any gear. Even though I am actually implementing engine-braking, which drives up the RPM on the tacho, Mr. Bar-graph happily climbs up to 40 kmpl. I cannot figure out how this can happen. I consistently tested this, from city flyovers to the sharp declines of Ooty-Coonoor ghats - it's always the same. Even on the highway, if I am trying to reduce my speed by downshifting, using the engine-braking, the RPM would rise considerably, and at the same time (displayed) FE rose to the max. Is this possible? Looking for Gurus' enlightenment on this behavior.
Maybe someone has already answered this question for you, but as far as i know that when you are going down hill with accelerator not pressed at all, the ECU is smart enough to sense that and cut off fuel supply to conserve and automatically kicks in when you press the pedal again. I don't have a city but I recently rented one in Thailand and found the bar graph maxxed out and showing 99 kmpl while going down hill. Seen similar behavior on other cars in US as well with MIDs showing instantaneous mileage.

Btw how is the ground clearance in Bangalore? How often and with how many ppl on board do you scrape?

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Btw how is the ground clearance in Bangalore? How often and with how many ppl on board do you scrape?
Hi guys, would appreciate if someone could update on the above ? City's original GC (160mm) was always an irritant for bangalore users. Would help to know for prospective buyers if the new increased GC / stiffer suspension (?) helps the case here .
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Hi guys, would appreciate if someone could update on the above ? City's original GC (160mm) was always an irritant for bangalore users. Would help to know for prospective buyers if the new increased GC / stiffer suspension (?) helps the case here .
Well in the 2012 edition they have marginally increased the GC to 165mm. Not sure about the stiffened suspension, though.

I have now completed more than 3000km, about 1200km out of those in Bangalore city. Not once have I had a scraping issue, even when I had 4 adults on board. Of course, goes without saying that I try and be VERY careful at all speedbreakers.

In fact, until now I have managed (!) to scrape her only once, very lightly and that was at a particularly nasty speedbreaker on our way to Gudalur, while I had 4 adults and one kid on board.

TL;DR I do not think GC is much of an issue, even in Bangalore city anymore, provided one is careful and slow.

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Hi,

Finally after much procrastination and lots of advice from friends went in for Honda City Automatic. After having driven a Fiat Grande Punto diesel for more than 5 years( loved the solidness of the car). The Honda automatic experience was truly amazing. Wife was also equally happy with the choice of Honda as against the Hyundai Elite 120 diesel that i was originally contemplating. Booking experience with Sundaram Motors turned sour as the delivery promised was being delayed . As has already sold the Fiat Grande Punto was getting very frustrated and angry on the delay in delivery. Finally a friend told me to approach Olympia Honda who had a Top end Honda Automatic ready. Booked the car , arranged the finance , made payment and the car was delivered exactly 6 days later. Amazing experience even though had to shell out extra 2 lakhs for the top end. But the sun roof, Alloy wheels, leather seats, fog lamps , smart keyless entry etc made the excess palatable. Driving in city stop and go conditions and after 400 kms on the odo and kind of sad that the FE is only about 8.3 to 8.4. Can the guru s please advice. Driving only in Eco mode and in D. with the green ring around the odo all the time. The rpm not beyond 2000 , where am i going wrong please.
Would appreciate advice.

Other wise just loving the experience of driving a automatic in the chaotic Chennai Traffic.

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