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Old 25th October 2006, 14:34   #76
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Hey Ram, I've test driven the AT for a very long duration in all of the modes. I was pretty happy with it even though there was a lag as in all autos.
The ease of driveability in traffic in a city like bangalore has got me thinking for it.
I wanted to know the long term issues the AT can pose. Basically if the maintenance is higher for an AT.
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Hey Ram, I've test driven the AT for a very long duration in all of the modes. I was pretty happy with it even though there was a lag as in all autos.
The ease of driveability in traffic in a city like bangalore has got me thinking for it.
I wanted to know the long term issues the AT can pose. Basically if the maintenance is higher for an AT.
Yes Vid the maintenance costs of AT cars are higher compared to MT cars. One they use up more fuel due to the AT transmission secondly they go through Brake Pads doubly faster than MT cars simply because in AT cars you need to use the brakes everytime you need to stop whereas in an MT car you can use the engine braking or also coast in Neutral.
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Old 26th October 2006, 09:07   #78
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Thanks iraghava. Are there any issues as such with AT transmission's maintenance in heavy traffic and in general does the transmission give any problems.
I am aware of the fuel cost and the brakes geting worn out faster but wanted to know if AT's are good on indian roads.
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Congratulation ST on getting your red Civic.

1. There was no PUC certificate, just a green sticker on the windscreen (saying this is a non polluting vehicle), Is this enough for cops? It is i guess as Civic is Euro IV
2. Final copy of Insurance will come in few days Again thats write takes a few days to come around a month
3. RC book will come in 20 days Yes thats true again.

Happy running in the car.

It makes no difference if its euro 1 or 4 . all new cars are supposed to within acceptable emiision limits for 6 months from the date of delivery.

Infact some time back some owner also won a case against a manufacturer as the owner was fined for violating PUC norms even though his car was only 4 mths old. If I remember correctly the manufacturer had to pay the owner the fine plus court charges and incidental intrest
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i have recently booked a night hawk black civic manual, i am planning to buy a few accessories, like fog lamps,trunk spoiler and the silver dash thingee. has anyone brought the silver dash accessories for the civic? because i one of the sales guys in linkway honda informed my dad that the silver dash gets spoilt due to the ac`s water ...which does not ,make sense to me,please advice me on this as he says thats the feedback he has got on the silver dash accesory. he says instead go in for teflon coating or a underbody stone guard.
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Congratulations on the black one!!!
I had a tough time deciding between a Red or a Black (which also meant additional wait time).



He is giving you all BS.

There is no A/C water issue overt the dashboard. The A/C water gets condensed where the air actually meets the cooling ducts and heat exchange takes place, from where the water is suitably taken out of the vehicle. Though I was not too impressed with the thing myself in the photograph!

Secondly, you do not need teflon coating or the Underside stone guard.
Teflon is a quick way to rip some money by the dealers and it is not really effective (read Team BHP reviews).

Underside stone guard, in my opinion you do not really need in Mumbai, unless you are planning to do some off roading, others can throw more light on this.
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Old 30th October 2006, 21:59   #82
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Hey ST7677,

Have you faced any problems like vibrations from the engine from your car. ACI has an article where a customer complained of this problem and Honda India werent able to solve this.
Honda thailand were contacted and found out the engine mounts were faulty. This, honda claimed is a problem with a lot of their civics and they are trying to rectify it.
The mounts are very expensive and due to shortage they are having difficulty replacing for all the cars at one shot.
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Tifosi, great choice... congrats.

I have been waiting for 3 months after delivery of the car to get fog lamps and have been told by both dealers in Bangalore that they do not have supply of fog lamps. I wanted the LED ambient lights too but that is not available either. Am not sure what the state of supply is in Mumbai; so that could be a bit frustrating.

Other than that, you would enjoy the Civic. Its a wonderful car and great to drive.

Good luck and take care.
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I have been getting a distinct "clank" sound from the front right side. It comes when I go over a pothole. Not always, but is surely there.

I was thinking this was from the suspension till I read about this issue in ACI. Am going have it checked out during the second service.

I remember reading in one of the reviews (think it was from Malaysia) about a similar sound from the front right suspension.

Are other Civic owners experiencing this too.
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No, not at all...
In fact it is smooth like silk... No vibrations...
At idle, you don't even realize that the engine is on (which some times lead me to re-cranking)
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thanks st, do you know if this dashboard accessory is a stick on thing?? as it raises doubts about the whole thing coming off if it is a stick on.
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Thanks iraghava. Are there any issues as such with AT transmission's maintenance in heavy traffic and in general does the transmission give any problems.
I am aware of the fuel cost and the brakes geting worn out faster but wanted to know if AT's are good on indian roads.
Well Vid I did make a few enquiries about the long term reliability of Auto transmissions. Seems like they are usually trouble free but if they do go wrong then finding an expert who knows what he's doing is a difficult task.

That is the only drawback in out market given that the number of cars sold with Auto-boxes is very low.
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Sticking with the above post for automatic transmissions itself would the paddle shift option be less reliable for the long term compared to the other automatics without paddleshift.

Is the paddle shift based mechanism more complex than the normal automatic transmissions[without paddle shift]?

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Thanks iraghava. Thats good news to know that its relatively trouble free. I guess i should wait a little longer to book the civic till all issues are resolved with the car.
After reading ACI with the engine mounting issues for which honda india needed help from thailand clearly shows that Honda india still dont have the expertise to handle a car like the civic.
There could be issues with the auto tranny later on so its best to wait.

Any civic AT owner's here to share their experience so far with the car?
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Hi All!
Sorry... not posted for a long time.
My Civic AT was delivered in the third week of August & I got the silver garnish fitted on the dash. In fact mine was the very first car that Divine Honda fitted the garnish on. It is stuck with some adhesive...take my word for it - it looks just TERRIFIC. It gives a solid steel look to the dash and transforms the otherwise plasticky look of the dash. At Rs.12,000/- it is definitely expensive but worth it if you consider the looks of the dash.
My suggestion is - don't think, just go for it... if budget is not a problem.
Good luck!
By the way, if someone has got xenons fitted on the Civic, please give a feedback!
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