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Old 2nd August 2006, 15:40   #31
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Congrats ST7677

Are you planning any mods, like k&n filters..
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Congrats ST7677.
Thats a great review.

I too was contacting the guys at Dakshin but looks like they are too busy to respond. Though I already had one round of Test Drive, wanted to really have the brochure etc before I zero in. But, the guy who called me up once (and, only once) is still to send me that.

Are guys over Whitefield better customer friendly?

<oops> this is my first post here!

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Whitefield Hona has been a great experience for me so far. Contact their Chief Sales guy Ramdas.
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Saw a Civic (mainly the rear) on my way to work today. It was a silver color and the rear did look good.
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Thanks Folks

MXX, K&N is in mind after 1000kms. Is it really helpful...
Other mods are also in mind but after the engine is seasoned
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Frankly what spoils the Civic's looks are the thin wheels. It looks almost indicarish. Front look gawky without proper rubber
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Speaking of rubber, what size and brand of tires does it have.
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Speaking of rubber, what size and brand of tires does it have.
Bridgestone 195/65 tubeless. I think they have simply altered the tire profile to raise ground clearance and to compensate for our potholes. In Malaysia ground clearance is only 155mm and tires are 205/55 or 195/55. They are selling 2.0 / 155bhp version with factory leather, AT with paddle shift in Malaysia and 1.8 AT without paddle shift and without leather.
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hi ST

congrats for the new car..
can you put som pics of the interiors of the cars...
Thank you..
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Hey ST, congrats on your new purchase, have fun with the Vtec power!!!
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Hmm... I am a happy man with this car...
Got Italian Genuine Nappa Leather seats done this weekend.

Few more information about the car...
In first fueling the car has given about 9.5km / ltr in (Bangalore) City with Full A/C. I am told that this will improve after 1st servicing.

Also during the installation of leather seating, I noticed that there are A/C vents under the front seats for the rear passenger. This comes as I do not think any other car in this segment has this, and I was not even expecting it.


Now a question...
First servicing is due after a month of purchase which is almost there. And I have driven only 300km. Now I am told that in first servicing they change lot of things to clean up the system. But will it be worth while if I have not driven the 1000km, which is expected???
Spoke to Honda they said it can be delayed by a max of 1 week.

What to do?
My busy schedule does not allow me to drive at a higher rate as of now...
Moreover I am also using my earlier car in peak dirty traffic situation.
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Hmm... I am a happy man with this car...
Got Italian Genuine Nappa Leather seats done this weekend.

Few more information about the car...
In first fueling the car has given about 9.5km / ltr in (Bangalore) City with Full A/C. I am told that this will improve after 1st servicing.

Also during the installation of leather seating, I noticed that there are A/C vents under the front seats for the rear passenger. This comes as I do not think any other car in this segment has this, and I was not even expecting it.


Now a question...
First servicing is due after a month of purchase which is almost there. And I have driven only 300km. Now I am told that in first servicing they change lot of things to clean up the system. But will it be worth while if I have not driven the 1000km, which is expected???
Spoke to Honda they said it can be delayed by a max of 1 week.

What to do?
My busy schedule does not allow me to drive at a higher rate as of now...
Moreover I am also using my earlier car in peak dirty traffic situation.
That is quite good FE. Does it mean it is going to give 11kmpl in city driving? I think if you do use it peak dirty traffic, your FE will go down to 8.

AC vents under the front seats...that is great news.

Nothing much is done in first service except washing, torquing, inspection and attending to any complaints. AFAIK they do not even change engine oil.

Delay it by 1 week and try and put at least another 200-300km on it. If they go on a test drive and do not treat her gently...Or else insist that they do not drive the car at all other than within the workshop. Reset one of the trip meters to check. But if they do drive the car a few km, then nothing much you can do really.
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I noticed that there are A/C vents under the front seats for the rear passenger.
They come on the New Honda City and the Optra too as far as i know, might be coming on the Corolla as well not so sure.

I feel you should not get the service done untill and unless 1000kms are done(No matter what Honda says) First complete your run in and then go for service.
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Now a question...
First servicing is due after a month of purchase which is almost there. And I have driven only 300km. Now I am told that in first servicing they change lot of things to clean up the system. But will it be worth while if I have not driven the 1000km, which is expected???
Spoke to Honda they said it can be delayed by a max of 1 week.
Do as Honda people say. And if possible till 2nd servicing drive as suggested to use during run-in period.
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Although Honda engines are really smooth ... refined that is ... i think its better u get it serviced it in the correct interval of time and not wait for the odometer to clock ... this is because its first service in your case... so it does not matter even if its a little early as the first service is very much crucial especially the engine oil changes etc.,

Congrats on your new honda car ... dream car for lot of people
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