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Old 1st December 2008, 01:18   #1
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Finally after 60 days of waiting my beauty finally came home.

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Kisses to the outgoing beauty, my 1.5 Gxi CVT, she will still be close by, in the hands of a family friend.


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She is hot. None of the cars in this bracket can match her in road presence.




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After doing the traditional puja, she is ready to take on the road.


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On road price in Mumbai is 10,45,366. It is steep and in Cedia and Civic/Corolla territory but me thinks Honda will do a rethink on this issue especially in this market.


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Went for the Elegance package for Rs. 24942/-, again steep but I believe in getting genuine accessories even though I am getting ripped off in the process. The peace of mind is worth it believe me.
Best part of the elegance package is the Side Step garnish which shines a beautiful electric blue at night.(I know there are cheaper options but with wire cuts/hence warranty issues)

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Will post details of the interiors, driving experience, FE later. Till then let me enjoy her.

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Old 1st December 2008, 01:29   #2
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Congrats on the purchase dude.
Do give us some reviews on the auto box as well

Have been waiting for a review of how the 5 speed performs with the ivtec.

Cheers
and Do run it in properly.

EDIT : What all did you get in the elegance package?

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Congratulations. Waiting for the detailed review.

Nice color and interesting to note that you had same color before also.
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Congrats and Nice color choice.
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congrats f50xj13! cheers:
same color and both auto. looks like you have you liking set right and straight.
enjoy her and drive safe
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EDIT : What all did you get in the elegance package?
I got Front and Rear bumper protectors, side protectors, Side step garnish, exhaust finisher. The protectors are body coloured.
I have also gone in for the Rear fog lamps which are not in stock, i shall have them installed on Friday.

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Congratulations. Waiting for the detailed review.

Nice color and interesting to note that you had same color before also.
Nice observation. will be posting all details as required

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Congrats and Nice color choice.
Thank you
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IN the 2nd pic , the exhaust looks like it has no tip etc as you have mentioned.
Waiting for it?
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IN the 2nd pic , the exhaust looks like it has no tip etc as you have mentioned.
Waiting for it?
not in stock..Honda efficiency
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Congrats and Nice color choice.
What color is it? Is it Polished Metal Metallic?

We ordered Silver Metalic and expected to take delivery this week..
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Congrats f50xj13! Enjoy the drive.
Keep updated on the auto, paddles and the FE?
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Congrats, thats one hottie, Hope you enjoy the paddle shift. Waiting for the feedback on the paddle shift and how it feels in traffic or otherwise daily commute and parking. According to Mr. Clarkson paddle shift is a nuisance for parking, well I wonder why doesn't he shift to fully auto mode while parking ? Waiting for you to share your experiences with the paddle shift. Enjoy the ride.
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congrats!
What other packages besides elegance are offered? What all do they consist of?
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Congrats for your purchase. Do post the ownership reviews too. Though you got it for 10.5 OTR, i think HONDA wont reduce the prices as there are still many takers even at this price !

Btw, how old was your earlier car in terms of Kms usage ? Coz it looks very beautifully maintained as seen from the front angle ! The bumper is scratchless and the bonnet is still shining as if its a new car !
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What color is it? Is it Polished Metal Metallic?

We ordered Silver Metalic and expected to take delivery this week..
yes it is polished metal metallic

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Congrats, thats one hottie, Hope you enjoy the paddle shift. Waiting for the feedback on the paddle shift and how it feels in traffic or otherwise daily commute and parking. According to Mr. Clarkson paddle shift is a nuisance for parking, well I wonder why doesn't he shift to fully auto mode while parking ? Waiting for you to share your experiences with the paddle shift. Enjoy the ride.
I will. Let me enjoy the stares first.

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congrats!
What other packages besides elegance are offered? What all do they consist of?
There are 6 different packages. will update as soon as i get that list.

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Congrats for your purchase. Do post the ownership reviews too. Though you got it for 10.5 OTR, i think HONDA wont reduce the prices as there are still many takers even at this price !

Btw, how old was your earlier car in terms of Kms usage ? Coz it looks very beautifully maintained as seen from the front angle ! The bumper is scratchless and the bonnet is still shining as if its a new car !

Honda will have to give stuff free then, cause the market is too slow these days.

My old car was an April 07 model, run for 17000 kms.

Bumper is scratchless because it is 2 months old, thanks to a small one night stand with a truck.

Here she is after the accident. Had to put a new bumper, headlamp/left and left quarter panel..
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Congrats! Once an AT fan always an AT fan, eh? You must have really enjoyed your CVT experience.

The prices are really steep. I'm not too sure about price cuts. Honda is actually talking about price hikes on it's other cars.

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