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Old 9th October 2008, 01:00   #106
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Brilliant review!

What was the FE like (indicated atleast) when you were doing the stop-go traffic runs?
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thanks a lot for your efforts vivek... you made a lot of anxious people smile...!!!
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The performance as you report seems peppy which is great, however the warranty business with tyre change is overbearing, most folks will want to put 195 or at least 185 to really get the performance out of the car but this Honda policy is a spanner in the works. Once again great review and hope to see more from you.
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Crappy stuff, isn't it? Does any other manufacturer do this?
Worse still, the warranty is 2 + 2 years, so imagine running on the same size of spindly tyres for 4 years, that too no aftermarket mags.
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Worse still, the warranty is 2 + 2 years, so imagine running on the same size of spindly tyres for 4 years, that too no aftermarket mags.

Perhaps you can make a deal with the service centre people and make them fit the alloys of your choice while still retaining your warranty
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Perhaps you can make a deal with the service centre people and make them fit the alloys of your choice while still retaining your warranty
Yes that's an option, but mostly I feel they will only push the Honda alloys through, a way for Honda to make a couple of extra bucks.
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Perhaps you can make a deal with the service centre people and make them fit the alloys of your choice while still retaining your warranty
Vivek, Excellent review by the way, and I can see that you have started your day real early in the morning, is driving the ANHC an inspiration to wake up so early ?
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Vivek, very nice detailed write up with some excellent photos to complement your report! I'd say that this is better than reviews in some car mags. I'm curious to know what the FE in city driving would be.
You should probably ask Honda for royalties for any purchase made after reading your report
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I love these alloys on the car. I hope honda gets these as accessories.
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Old 9th October 2008, 11:23   #114
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Just booked it, but I think I'm going to hold on and get the E instead of the S.

I love those skirt and bumper add-ons! I'm so totally getting those! siiickkkkkkk!!!

i cant wait !!
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I cant believe I missed this thread until now. Thats one brilliant car and an even brilliant review! Nice to see one of the 2 big Japs opening up to the Indian market and finally a car that looks like a car.

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The silver one with the skirting's looks awesome.!
Hope they price this option pack sensibly.
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I was on vacation last 2 days and just got back to read the complete review... FANTATIC review of an AWESOME product!!!

Kudos to you Vivek!
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Great review and pics.

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As for the ground clearance, even with full load, we couldn’t find a speedbreaker anywhere where we could scrape the underbelly of the car and sadly, off roading was out of question

Easily the best mid sizer, ever!!!!
Goody! Honda has worked on the suspension after all. Waiting to TD this on our local "roads" now.

Your last sentence says a lot. I only wish Honda hadn't tried to cut costs on those wheels though. And the warranty clause makes it impossible to upgrade outside a Honda dealership.
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Great review and nice photos... The add-on package looks out of place..like a cut and paste job.. waiting to see how they price their options package..
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Worse still, the warranty is 2 + 2 years, so imagine running on the same size of spindly tyres for 4 years, that too no aftermarket mags.
The best way is to keep the stock tyres with you and when its time to go to service just change the alloy tyres with the stock ones. We had been doing it for years to beat there so called warranty system which is mainly designed so dealer can make more money by selling those crap alloys at more price they have at dealership.
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