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Old 9th December 2008, 14:30   #91
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Sen, Happy to hear the news. Congratulations you are a proud owner of a new Car....yet again!! I understand your happiness with you posting the same info 4 times...just kidding.
Also please let us know how this worked out for you! Learning for all others on the TBHP!!
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To all who expressed anger to the Honda about my car condition: The dealer Pride Honda has ultimately agreed to take back the car. Though he offered me a replacement with white colour but I don't prefer White also felt that this white may be of same delivered lot. Hence opted for New Honda City1.5S 5AT. It was delivered yesterday and today took it for the puja. I will post every bits of it once I gain experience of the car.

Thanks to all my friends of this blog.

Sabyasachi Sen
Sen Congratulations !! I'm happy for you. It's great to know that you finally managed to get a new vehicle. I bet you did a thorough inspection of the car before you took delivery yesterday.

I too have the same questions as Path_finder, do let us know how it worked out.
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Congrats dude... you managed to get the impossible done from Honda.
Making Honda give a replacement car was next to impossible.
Enjoy your ride and do post some pics soon !!!!
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Congrats on getting the replacement!

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Making Honda give a replacement car was next to impossible.
Is it? They have the cheeks to talk about all this "quality comes at a price" thing.

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Old 9th December 2008, 17:58   #95
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senhyd> Did it worked out in the normal way or u threatned to go to consumer court can u briefly explain the whole drama which unfolded to convince Honda for a replacement.
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Congrats on getting the replacement!



Is it? They have the cheeks to talk about all this "quality comes at a price" thing.

Sir,
One car had an issue. Still percentage of issues will be lower for an Honda as compared to a Hyundai/Ford/Maruti. Otherwise Honda would not sell so much with its overpriced cars and mediocre luxuries.
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Honda Fan (only because Ford/Fiat/Mitsubishi/Maruti let us consumers down)
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Don't want to start a new thread. After facing heavy problems with santro our family have finally decided to replace santro. Budget- 8.5 lakhs. Since its december, no plans to look out for a car immediately but im sure we will go for it in january. My dream is to own a civic but this ANHC too seems to be a good bet. But im confused to go for a ANHC or Used civic. Please suggest. Sorry if this question has nothing to do with this thread. I just can't decide between the two. ANHC pics in this thread attracts me a lot but when i a see a civic in the road my thoughts get inclined to civic alone... haven't seen a ANHC yet in chennai roads. Please help
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cheers: Well well Sen, that calls for celebration. So what colour did you go for? Where are the pictures? And yes, we are curious as to how did you manage to settle the whole issue, please dont just brief, but you can write down the whole story, time permitting, it would be great help for the members.
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Don't want to start a new thread. After facing heavy problems with santro our family have finally decided to replace santro. Budget- 8.5 lakhs. Since its december, no plans to look out for a car immediately but im sure we will go for it in january. My dream is to own a civic but this ANHC too seems to be a good bet. But im confused to go for a ANHC or Used civic. Please suggest. Sorry if this question has nothing to do with this thread. I just can't decide between the two. ANHC pics in this thread attracts me a lot but when i a see a civic in the road my thoughts get inclined to civic alone... haven't seen a ANHC yet in chennai roads. Please help
Well, had i been in your place, i would definitely go in for AHNC. The feel of a brand new car is far superior than for a used one. Moreover the looks of AHNC are also eye-catching. But i agree to you that still it cant beat civic in the on-road presence.

With civic, you will get it all, which the City doesnt provide
- Alloys
- Fogs
- ACC
- More powered engine
- Cockpit like interiors

However Civic has pretty low ground clearance and hits speed breakers; also mileage will be 2-3 kmpl lower than ANHC

If the above dont matter much to you, i would suggest you to go for AHNC...ELSE...If you get a very good conditioned Civic for 8-9 lakhs, its worth going for it

For me, it will be Polished Metal S-MT ANHC
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Dear pjordy, waiting for atleast 500 Kms of odometer reading prior to refilling for calculating accurate mileage. Even I am curious to cross-check actual mileage and will post same in couple of days. As on date my mileage readout is showing 18 Km/L.
Dear All,

I have filled up full tank of my ANHC SMT and details of actual mileage as follows:-

Mileage calculated=17.2
(524.3 Kms with 30.49 Ltrs of Premiere petrol)
Digital readout prior filling = 17.9 an error of only 0.7 KMPL is excellent.
Calculated City Mileage =14.5
Highway Mileage = 21.5

Amount spent per km = Rs 2.65 (Great for car of 118 bhp, isn't it?)

Regards and safe Driving
MK
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Holy moly!

Well, there goes the argument that the ANHC has low mileage.
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Old 15th December 2008, 00:48   #102
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Guys,

Took a TD of the ANHC today - quite a looker !

However, the famed VTEC isnt that much more of a performance vehicle than my Palio 1.6...or maybe the low end torque issue of Honda engines persists.

Also had a slight issue with the central console knocking against my knee...solved when I pushed the seat far back..but I lose the involvement if I'm in a Lazeeboy environ- anyone else faced the same ?

And the car fuel meter showed a mileage of 13.6 which is pretty decent for a 118 bhp machine !

All in all, I'm on - but for the 1.5 E MT - the grey interiors will definitely suit this car better ! - and I can buy alloys of my choice
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Dear All,

I have filled up full tank of my ANHC SMT and details of actual mileage as follows:-

Mileage calculated=17.2
(524.3 Kms with 30.49 Ltrs of Premiere petrol)
Digital readout prior filling = 17.9 an error of only 0.7 KMPL is excellent.
Calculated City Mileage =14.5
Highway Mileage = 21.5

Amount spent per km = Rs 2.65 (Great for car of 118 bhp, isn't it?)

Regards and safe Driving
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Quite amazing figures!
Are these figures with AC on all the time?
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Old 10th February 2009, 23:34   #104
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To all whi expressed anger to the Honda about my car condition: the dealer Pride Honda has ultimately agreed to take back the car. Yhough he offered me a replacement with white colour but I don't prefer White also felt that htis white may be of same delivered lot. Hrnce opted for New Honda City1.5S 5AT. it was delivered yesterday and today took it for the puja. I will post every bits of it once I gain experience of the car.

Thanks again.

Sabyasachi Sen
Hi Mr. Sen, Congrats for your victory against Honda and the dealer.

I too am in Hyd and have booked a red AHNC SMT with Sundaram Honda. Till now my purchase experience has not be anywhere close to my expectations. Honda's attitude seems nonchalant and it feels like they are doing me a favor by selling me the car.

They showed me a brochure which showed mud guards as a standard fitting, but later told me that this was a "mistake" and that I would have to pay for them separately. I am trying to fight with Honda as I feel that what is printed in the brochure during the sale should be considered sacroscant and the company should deliver on it. So far I have got a call from Honda only to know if anybody from the dealer has called me up. No solution has yet been given.

Today I finally ordered the mud flaps, as well as side protection and front and back bumper protection, which is costing me an insane 14g's.

By the way, (for prospective buyers) the prices of accessories vary from dealer to dealer. The price list from another dealer shows a clear difference of nearly 10% on an average.

I haven't even got my car, and I'm fed up with the dealer already. But I'm still going ahead with my decision as the AHNC is a dream to drive.
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Dear PSN,

I suggest you only buy the four mud flaps as they are not available in open market or at Minister Road Car decors. Rest like front and rear bumper corner guard and side rubber guards are freely available in Minister road and my purchase for all these (except mud flaps) were with in 3,000/- and they are doing real good and no where it looks about material from Minister Road.

My fight with Honda dealer is still not done, you may refer Times of India of 10th February Girevances column on 2nd page.

Hope you will enjy the vehicle more than I am enjoying.

With best wishes,
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