Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th December 2006, 20:55   #151
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 6
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Scifi FE

Quote:
Originally Posted by sandeep108 View Post
I met a neighbour who has an AT civic (do not know him very well) and just casually asked what city mileage he was getting. When he said 12km/l my jaw dropped. He admitted maybe he was 'lucky' but did 40km each way. Perhaps he is not using AC (I think he is a smoker), but still 12 with AT? My Swift is not giving me more than 11 with AC (but short drives).
The guy must be driving at 60 kph in 5th gear on the highway!!
Having a Civic (MT) since a month, you get 10 with a good city driving and 12 on te highway... now if some guys buy a Civic to drive like gran'pa it is their choice...
pHiLip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th December 2006, 10:27   #152
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,007
Thanked: 229 Times
Default

I know the honda guys so I asked them and they said his driver or somebody must have filled a couple of tankfuls which he may not have taken into a/c in his calculations, or his running is mostly highway so 12 is ok. Nobody has reported 12 in city driving, even for NHC.
sandeep108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th December 2006, 11:28   #153
Distinguished - BHPian
 
supremeBaleno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Weekdays@Chennai, Weekends@Kerala
Posts: 5,164
Thanked: 1,635 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sandeep108
Nobody has reported 12 in city driving, even for NHC.
AFAIK, there are lots of guys on the forum that reported 12 (even more) for NHC in city. Why do you think the NHC would find it tough to return 12kmpl with its tuned-for-FE engine ?
supremeBaleno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th December 2006, 12:30   #154
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,007
Thanked: 229 Times
Default

Sorry, my words should have conveyed my intention clearer. Mostly in Mumbai NHCs are just about giving 12 or so. Other cities may be more, but mostly the dealers do not commit to more than 12/13 in city for NHCs.

In Mumbai, I have never got more than 11km/l in any of my/close relatives' cars - OHC, swift, ikon. All self driven, filled at decent pumps. Maybe it is the short distance traffic driving with 100% AC. On highway I get decent mileage, 17-18 for swift, 15-16 for OHC, so in city I know it is the local conditions/myself to blame...

Last edited by sandeep108 : 19th December 2006 at 12:32.
sandeep108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th December 2006, 14:10   #155
Senior - BHPian
 
ST7677's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,045
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

I have not calculated yet but expecting my Civic to give around 12kmpl on BLR-Mys highway, considering that the car was fully loaded and speeds were above average.

For normal load and speed I think 14 should be achievable on highway...
ST7677 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th December 2006, 12:40   #156
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 6
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ST7677 View Post
I have not calculated yet but expecting my Civic to give around 12kmpl on BLR-Mys highway, considering that the car was fully loaded and speeds were above average.

For normal load and speed I think 14 should be achievable on highway...
Yes, it actually depends on the load, the way you drive and the traffic conditions. Though it s difficult to think about FE when you drive this car and when the roads are clear!
pHiLip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th December 2006, 13:48   #157
Senior - BHPian
 
ST7677's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,045
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

Quote:
it s difficult to think about FE when you drive this car and when the roads are clear!
Very True, I think of FE only when I am at petrol bunk or sitting at my desk, never while I am driving it - though I seldom push it hard!!!

The drive by wire system makes the throttle response very smooth and accurate, it also ensures that the there is never too much fuel than what engine can consume - i.e. limits wasted fuel.
ST7677 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2006, 01:52   #158
BHPian
 
tif0si's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: mumbai
Posts: 52
Thanked: 0 Times
Default the pics of my beauty

hi guys, as promised earlier i am posting the pics of my civic.

tif0si is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2006, 01:56   #159
BHPian
 
tif0si's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: mumbai
Posts: 52
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

here you can see the rear spoiler
tif0si is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th January 2007, 02:01   #160
BHPian
 
theEnd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bombay
Posts: 534
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Have any Civic owners wondered about Speedo error? Both my brother and I thought that the speedo was being much too optimistic about the speed. I figured that it might be due to the car being quite effortless at high speeds compared to my usual ride (Swift), but he drives an M3 so that arguement goes out of the window for him.
theEnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th January 2007, 12:47   #161
Senior - BHPian
 
maxbhp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: C C K
Posts: 1,372
Thanked: 65 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caduceus View Post
it can be changed out...there is a dash kit out in the US, i dont know if its available in india or anywhere else in asia.
Its here , name of the brand is scosche.
maxbhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th January 2007, 19:50   #162
Senior - BHPian
 
ST7677's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,045
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

Regarding the speedo error - The odo distance is quiet accurate over range of 300 km, as compared with Google maps, so I guess the speedo should also be correct.

But I would definately want the digital fuel guage to be more accurate. It is as bad as the analog ones!
ST7677 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2007, 09:50   #163
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 37
Thanked: 4 Times
Default Honda Civic Speedo Error

Quote:
Originally Posted by theEnd View Post
Have any Civic owners wondered about Speedo error?
ACI test report on the Civic gives the true speed at 94 kph when the speedo shows 100 kph. August 2006 issue carries a test of Civic v Corolla.

Interestingly, Corolla's true speed at the same speedo indication is 97 kph.

There is also a test drive of the Merc S350 in the same issue and that car too shows a true speed of 97 kph when the speedo shows 100.

So the Civic does seem to have a greater "speedo error". I wonder if this is a safety feature deliberately built into the Civic because ian't a digital device is more accurate than an analog one?
roovee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2007, 12:39   #164
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 15
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Things I need to check before taking delivery of my Civic

Dear freinds,

I will be taking delivery of my Car - Honda Civic MT on coming Sunday, 21st Jan Can you please let me know the things I should check before leaving the showroom? I have been told that I will be getting a 2007 made Car, but is there a way to find this out?

Thank you all for your help
Vishal M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th January 2007, 10:59   #165
Senior - BHPian
 
ST7677's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,045
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

The year of Mfg will be printed on the chasis.
There are detailed checklists available on this forum which you can refer to. In general, a full internal / external inspection and a test drive is must. You will need at least 2-3 hrs for that.

But by and large there are no issues reported by new Civic owners. The only thing which needs extra attention is the wheel alignment, but it is not a critical thing. Even if alignment is required you can get it done later also.

And yes, Congratulations in advance on owning a wonderful car - drive safe.

Last edited by ST7677 : 17th January 2007 at 11:00.
ST7677 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brand new ANHC or used Civic to keep for 10 years. Edit: Got a 2007 Honda Civic sumeethaldankar Sedans 117 29th May 2013 10:31
Honda City Vs Honda Civic E Vs Honda Civic V (pre-owned) drkunaldas Sedans 4 31st October 2010 18:07
All Laura Owners and Accord Owners, Please stand up personified Sedans 9 11th December 2008 17:09
UK Honda Civic owners warned of flaw iTNerd The International Automotive Scene 1 25th March 2008 23:09


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:50.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks