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Old 20th December 2008, 07:27   #466
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Altis at 12.68L makes lot of sense - this is like an upgrade to first class for 5% increase - go for it. Good luck.
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Hey friends,

my part of contribution here :-), I was in India last week and went to Honda Showroom straight after landing, as I was planning to gift ANHC to my dad and I was also very excited after reading my many things on internet.

I test drove SAT model and its kewl, tough I didn't get chance to do complete TD due to some reasons (Anyways, many people shared their views on TD) but I asked the sales guy about the accessories and their price. He brought me a brochure and my jaw dropped down...and only word came out of my mouth was WOWWW...

with the complete set of accessories, ANHC looks much more sexier than new Civic 2009 face lift model (Hope you guys had chance to look at it..Just Google it and you will find many pics) I am attaching brochure scanned pics to give an idea what I am talking about. I am sure many pals here read that, but I am posting for the people who didn't get a chance to have a hand over it.

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Do remember that these accessories push the car straight into Civic pricing.

Also, there are four booklets with accessories for the Civic (which probably will push it into Accord territory ).
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Wow ! new city looks super cool with all those accessories, especialy those alloys looks hot.Any idea about the pricing? Is it mentioned in the brochure?


Honda is playing smartly, providing things that are standard on other top end car models as accessories, dealers are going to make a lot of money.
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Wow ! new city looks super cool with all those accessories, especialy those alloys looks hot.Any idea about the pricing? Is it mentioned in the brochure?


Honda is playing smartly, providing things that are standard on other top end car models as accessories, dealers are going to make a lot of money.
You'll find list and prices of all the accessories in this thread itself.
As for the prices, well even diamonds are cheaper!!!
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Beautiful review. I am really thankful on knowing every detail of City G3!
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the alloys are going to cost a lot. I enquired and the price quoted per wheel is 11,400. So for 4 wheels it will be 45,600/-. If you want the spare wheel also alloy then 57,000/- only for alloys.
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I test drove the new Honda City, most of what I felt has been already been said.
Now when I see it on road & the perception of it I have from my TD experience, the car looks smaller in proportion to what actually it is.
Really the car looks smaller in flesh than the competition too, see for yourself!
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I test drove the new Honda City, most of what I felt has been already been said.
Now when I see it on road & the perception of it I have from my TD experience, the car looks smaller in proportion to what actually it is.
Really the car looks smaller in flesh than the competition too, see for yourself!
Car looks smaller from the *back* only. That is due to the fact that the back is not flat, its curving inwards from the sides, thus giving a very smallish look like. However from the front and the sides the car looks big.
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Was at the honda dealer yesterday and got a chance to sit inside the ANHC. I have to say I agree with the reviews about the poor quality interiors. The door pads are a single moulded piece with no cloth inserts or soft touch plastics. Really poor quality plastic. Same goes with the dashboard plastic. Hard plastic which feels like those old plastic VIP briefcases.

Got into the rear seats and it's not very comfy. 3 abreast is tight. The biggest shock was the hard plastic on the sides of the rear seat as show in the figure below circled in red.

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If you are sitting with 3 passengers the corner passengers have no cushion for their back. Your back rests on that hard plastic. When getting out of the car you can't use that portion as support as it will hurt. Really bad. Mind you the old NHC had that covered up like a part of the seat fully cushioned up.

What's with the extreme cost cutting?
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What is the price of reverse paking sensors from honda? and any one seen the installation soehow I dont like extra rear view mirror on top of existing one.
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Altis at 12.68L makes lot of sense - this is like an upgrade to first class for 5% increase - go for it. Good luck.
At last, I booked Altis 1.8G for 12.05L. I'm getting the standard accessories + 3M Sunfilm and the reverse sensor with camera (17500/-, I need to pay 7500, balance they will take care).

Hope, this is a good deal. I'll cancel my ANHC booking which I paid 1L almost 3 months back. They said, they need 7 working days, and nothing will be deducted. (They already got the interest on that.. )
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What is the price of reverse paking sensors from honda? and any one seen the installation soehow I dont like extra rear view mirror on top of existing one.
Attached a pic of my reverse sensor, installed by Honda. It's a four sensor, rear only system. Cost is 3800/-.

If you view the pic at 100%, you can make out the display system inside the mirror. In the center, there is an LED display which shows an approx distance in meters to the nearest obstacle. The arms on the sides of this display show you which sensor has detected said obstacle.

The mechanism is invisible in normal use - I used a fill flash to make it visible through the mirror.

It is an aid, but it won't replace a good sense of the space around your car.
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I td'ed the G3 Honda City today from Dakshin Honda. Following are my impressions

+ The engine is very responsive in the power band. Pulls really well once past 3000 rpm and really takes off past 5000 rpm.
+ Engine note is excellent. The engine is barely audible and I love the fact that it does get nice and raspy once pushed.
+ Lots of space. Even with a 6 footer like me seated comfortably in the front, a person of average size can sit comfortably.
+ Very good driving position and front visibility. Thank got they did away with that crappy front quarter panel.
+ Shifter is quite slick and throw is relatively short. Clutch is reasonably light for easy city traffic driving.
+ Steering mounted controls for audio.

Now for the brickbats
- Cost cutting evident everywhere. The interior quality is atrocious. The plastics are bad, the steering wheel is bad, the body is really flimsy and feels like a tin can. Some standard equipment for a 10lac car like alloys, fogs, CD player missing. Something as basic as the gear lever cover is crappy plastic and not leather.
- Steering feels absolutely numb. Even with Michelin Energy tyres which are reasonably grippy, the steering has no feedback whatsoever. This doesn't inspire confidence at all.
- Something's very strange about the tiny dead pedal. It actually impeded my foot from properly engaging the clutch due to its closeness to the clutch. Every time I pressed the clutch, the middle of my foot would end up touching a part of the dead pedal. It was manageable on a TD however it would be pretty painful when one has to deal with this on a daily basis.
- Considering the nice engine, I'd have expected Honda to give good stopping power to the car. But no the car's brakes are pretty much pathetic. First of all they are on/off with not much room for modulation. Secondly the brakes hardly have any bite. You really have to press them hard to get the car to stop. After being used to my cedia's brakes, these were just plain rubbish. I mean ABS and all is fine but the brakes themselves should be good in the first place otherwise whats the whole point. A 116bhp car deserves good all round discs.
- Body roll is pretty bad. The car rolls pretty badly at corners. Rear passengers won't feel too good sitting there if the car is driven hard.
- Considering the body roll, I'd expect atleast the ride quality to be good and the suspension be able to soak up bumps. However this is not the case. The ride is really hard and all road undulations filter thru into the cabin.
- While the engine is very silent, ambient noise like other cars/horns etc filter thru into the cabin. Probably a result of the poor quality panels used for the car.
- Hardly any cubby holes in the interior. Door map pockets are just too small and feel so flimsy that anything heavy might actually break them.
- Poor quality audio. Very very boomy audio setup.
- The engine bay feels as if it was designed for a different engine and a tiny 1.5 motor plonked in as an afterthought. There's tonnes of empty space in the bay. Wonder why this was done and why they didn't design an engine bay that fits this engine snugly. It doesn't either have a cold air intake. The intake pipe is sitting right behind the battery. The bottom of the engine doesn't have a sump guard so a big rock might damage the block.
- The front grill has huge clearance and I'm sure that small stones will get thru and hit the radiator and might bend or damage it. They should have covered it up properly.
- I could hear rattles from the TD car that had done barely 5000 odd km.
- The Fuel consumption guage in the trip computer showed 9.9km/l which isn't great.
- Severely overpriced compared to competition.

Thats about it. To put it lightly - I was not at all impressed. The fiesta is a way better put car than this. To put it bluntly - I hate this tin can.
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At last, I booked Altis 1.8G for 12.05L. I'm getting the standard accessories + 3M Sunfilm and the reverse sensor with camera (17500/-, I need to pay 7500, balance they will take care).

Hope, this is a good deal. I'll cancel my ANHC booking which I paid 1L almost 3 months back. They said, they need 7 working days, and nothing will be deducted. (They already got the interest on that.. )
I got my Altis 2 days before. I'm very happy that I've taken the decision of buying Altis instead of City. Superb car. Only thing I felt is, the gear lever is little bit tight. May be it's because a new car, not sure...

I think I'll go to Altis thread from now onwards. Thanks to all who helped me in taking the final decision on Altis.
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