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Old 10th December 2008, 14:26   #46
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Yup, it seems the prices are being updated, the prices are currently unavailable on the Honda website, so perhaps we can expect around 20,000 cut on the City. I saw a light grey one on Western express highway and that guy was pedal to the metal so couldn't catch up but the car looked surprisingly small, the back lights and boot look slightly weird, like compressed or something. There is hardly any distance between the end of the back wheel and the end of the car. Compared to the pics it looks shockingly smaller.

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Old 10th December 2008, 19:27   #47
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Yesterday’s news report says so - passing on the CENVAT benifits!
ahh...you meant the price dropped due to cut in excise duty and not due to anniversary offers like the one the fiesta is currently having( or the ikon had, or the fusion had, or the mondeo had, or the escort had!!!)
Dont get me wrong bhai, i am not a ford hater. but the company's policies in india have left me completely confused. all of ford india's decisions have been odd and have always affected the resale value of the car. i have no idea of the service experience. personally the mondeo/fusion/ikon 1.6 sxi are cars that i at one time have contemplated owning. why is it that these companies take us customers for granted? even honda does it but in a reverse way, snob value. how long are we going to pay more for less??? something only our policy makers can answer i guess. my last car in dubai was a fully loaded mondeo/petrol for rs. 8,00,000 only wherein we were sold the mondeo in india for almost 15 lacs with horrible after sales.
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Old 10th December 2008, 23:03   #48
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Yup, it seems the prices are being updated, the prices are currently unavailable on the Honda website, so perhaps we can expect around 20,000 cut on the City.
Honda Siel Cars India has already announced a reduction in the price of its production models by Rs 19,000 to Rs 31,000, except the Honda CR-V, which is a fully imported unit.

The prices have been revised following the reduction in Central Value Added Tax (CENVAT). The new prices will be effective from December 8, 2008.

Details of latest ex-showroom(Delhi) price can be checked at
Honda Car India : Press Releases
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Honda Siel Cars India has already announced a reduction in the price of its production models by Rs 19,000 to Rs 31,000, except the Honda CR-V, which is a fully imported unit.
The CR-V is not a fully imported car!!
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So - now that I have that slightly sinking feeling of having paid the extra ~30K for the car, any tips on how I can swing some bargains at the first servicing??

Also, drove my dad's Civic and did a quick comparison. Of course power-wise the big brother wins hands down but the City fares surprisingly well when it comes to driving comfort and stability. It feels steadier than the Civic when driving roads/lanes within town limits. You know that nervous edge that one gets when driving Civic? The City is one confident drive. But even 2 years later, the Civic is delightful. Looking forward to seeing the new City in all-black though.
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All owners of ANHC...

Could you please tell whether the ANHC car manual suggest 87 or 91 octane value for fuel?
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Old 16th December 2008, 16:58   #52
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As per BS Stage II(I), 91 octane is standard all over India.
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As per BS Stage II(I), 91 octane is standard all over India.
only in the metros.
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Old 16th December 2008, 19:26   #54
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Wasn't that when it was introduced? I read somewhere it's now standard all over India.
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As per BS Stage II(I), 91 octane is standard all over India.
91 octane means Power/Extra Premium petrol...right??
Normal petrol is 87 octane, i guess...Any idea
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All normal petrol is upto 91 octane according to govt regulations. Premium fuels like Speed and Xtra Premiums are also 91 octane with some booster additives, seperately sold as speed 93 is only 93 octane fuel avalaible. No fuel is india is more than 93 octane.
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What about Speed 97?
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What about Speed 97?
thats 97 octane. so fenderbender is wrong.
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Yup my mistake .... forgot about it speed 97 is indeed 97 octane (RON)
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Hello - first FE test complete within Bangalore limits and the final figure I have is 12-12.5 kmpl with the AC on 90 percent of the time. I've just started the next leg now.

Also, on the fuel thing - the guys at Dakshin Honda told me that there is no need to go for Speed/Xtra Premium etc. The car is E10 compliant and works perfectly well with regular grade petrol. Not really in the know about these things but perhaps that answers some questions and raises others.
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