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Old 21st August 2006, 20:10   #46
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Hmm... I am a happy man with this car...
Got Italian Genuine Nappa Leather seats done this weekend.
Did you get that done from Stanley ? If so, how much did you shell out ?
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Old 22nd August 2006, 11:05   #47
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Most of my driving in city is in bumper to bumper traffic only (by dirty peak traffic - I meant very congested roads and gullies). So I am not expecting 9.5 to go down much. But then this is mostly with a light right foot. After the run in I am sure the VTEC will tempt me too push it harder and compensate for the FE


Leather costed me 45 k incl tax. It's come out very well!
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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.
wow, thats something new to me!
i really never saw this thing in any of cars i drove till that!
i m really unaware of such a seemingly-fantastic thing!

can you please post a pic of these vents?
as you have mentioned in some of your earlier post that you'll pos the pic of ANY part, anybody asks for, so can you please show me its pics?

thanks in advance.

P.S.: and how can the airflow be directed/controlled to these vents?
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Old 22nd August 2006, 12:31   #49
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I noticed that there are A/C vents under the front seats for the rear passenger.
My Lancer had these too.

Good to hear you are enjoying the new ride, ST7677. Wait till you start Vtec'ing.
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congrats on the new car, thanx for the excellent report as well.i am planning to buy the same car so this information is going to be very helpfull for me.
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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.

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.
Just give it once the odo is closer to 1000kms. They always say send the car in due time etc but till date i have never sent the car until it hits the desired kms or i find the need to for other reasons.

Dont expect much from this 1000kms service. They do almost nothing, just a check up to see if everythings working fine and fitted well from the factory.
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Just give it once the odo is closer to 1000kms. They always say send the car in due time etc but till date i have never sent the car until it hits the desired kms or i find the need to for other reasons.

Dont expect much from this 1000kms service. They do almost nothing, just a check up to see if everythings working fine and fitted well from the factory.
I do not agree. Once the terms are 1 month or 1k km, whichever is earlier, you MUST follow since you risk voiding your warranty if you do not. Read the warranty terms - they have every right to void warranty if car has not been serviced according to schedule or given to unauthorised dealer/person to open/repair.

Even if it is just a check to see everything is alright, it is required to be done, just in case something is wrong - e.g. a wrong engine setting if run for 6 months/5k km will create major problems down the line and if correctly set at 300km, will help in the next 700km.
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Thanks friends,
I am giving it for servicing tomorrow at some 500+ kms only.
The free service lapses if I do not get it done within a month + a week (extention).
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Congratulations on the good buy ST. You surely got yourself a good set of wheels. I was going through a supplement that came with this week's Business World.

They have rated the CIVIC much above the existing COROLLA.
Actually they were comparing the cars from TOYOTA and HONDA in both categories...
i.e. ACCORD/CAMRY and CIVIC/COROLLA.
The CIVIC (as per them and many others) is anyday a better buy than COROLLA and definitely better priced than the RS.

As for the new CAMRY, the looks are awesome and the engine is good, but I believe (and they seem tto agree with me that it cant beat the 3.0 VTEC ACCORD. PLUS the new CAMRY is a neat 6 LACS costlier than the ACCORD. Any thoughts guys?

CONGRATS ST once again. BTW, where did u get the leather job done from? 45K for what all?
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45k for standard nappa leather package. It includes only seats, door pads, and center armrests. And including 12.5% tax!

Will post photos in sometime.
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Thanks folks,
In fact just after the purchase it saved me Rs. 275 on petrol cost, as the HP bunk I went in for fueling, the attendants tried to divert my attention (looking at the new car) created a confusion and claimed they added 5 ltr before resetting.
Hey, this happened to a friend of mine as well when he bought an Opel Sail. From memory, the Petrol Bunk was also an HP Bunk but on JC Road, Bangalore. The modus operandi was... One of the attendant distracts you by enquiring about the car and complimenting him on the purchase etc, while the other starts filling without resetting it to zero. The car took more fuel than what the company claimed its fuel tank capacity to be.

Luckily, I was alert and got even with them by telling them that the fuelpump meter started with 10 although it started with 4 thereby getting my friend atleast 5 litres for free.

And congrats on your car. Drive safe and like many others said keep your civic revving below 3k RPM for the first 2000km(irrespective of what the owners manual or dealer might say).
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Congrats on the purchase mate! good on ya!

Wish Civic came with a "changeable" audio system!

my advise, put some nice fat rubbers to it!
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Wish Civic came with a "changeable" audio system!

my advise, put some nice fat rubbers to it!
Of course it can be changed - http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3534 - only not too sure here whether Honda will allow the parts to be available to do it. Hopefully, some of the aftermarket audio specialists will import the necessary parts.

Not more than 205s and ensure dealer is 'in on it' to avoid warranty issues. I have heard of front suspension clunks and problems and no point in paying for something not your fault just because you changed tyres.
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Ok, my first gripe with the car...

With full load the car does scrap a badly designed speed breaker :(

What do I need to do to save my underbelly?

Rest all is too good, I am loving it
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Wow St.

That was an excellent report ! color is so tempting. Congrats!

Pics were great. I am fallin' in love... :-D

Btw, as every 1 has requested do post some pictures of interiors. Hope your car is back from 1st service. how many zero's were dere in the bill?

Enjoy your ride...
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