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Old 19th November 2009, 23:12   #61
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OK; when i took a test drive of AT version, the sales guy mentioned that, but haven't tested it personally to that extent.
Very typical of the salesmen these days! He must have thought of that on the fly.
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@monty1999, yes there is a perceptible though small lag between pulling the paddle shifter and actual change in gear that occurs. However, it's not big enough to spoil the party! I guess, this could be due to drive-by-wire technology that Honda incorporated in City.

Can some experts in this forum throw some lights on the reasons of this lag?
Actually I find the response to paddle shifts very quick, almost instant.
On the other hand, when the car shifts the gear on it's own without the intervention of the driver, there is a considerable lag and you feel the 'powerless' state for a fraction of a second.
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ANHC Owners,

I am observing a strange issue in the air ciculation mode of my car. Most of the time I set that to "internal", that is internal air re-circulation mode. And that's mainly due to pollutions.

However, I still get a faint but definite smell of the exhaust of other vehicles, particularly, when moving behind heavy trucks spewing dark smokes. It seems even in internal air re-circulation mode, a small fraction of external air is sucked inside.

What are your experiences on this?

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Old 23rd November 2009, 16:00   #63
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However, I still get a faint but definite smell of the exhaust of other vehicles, particularly, when moving behind heavy trucks spewing dark smokes. It seems even in internal air re-circulation mode, a small fraction of external air is sucked inside.
This doesn't happen in my car. This seems to be a problem.
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oo congratulations!! is this the blue from the jazz!

the alloys, new bright interior looks great!
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ANHC Owners,

I am observing a strange issue in the air ciculation mode of my car.

However, I still get a faint but definite smell of the exhaust of other vehicles, particularly, when moving behind heavy trucks spewing dark smokes. It seems even in internal air re-circulation mode, a small fraction of external air is sucked inside.

What are your experiences on this?

-Pratim
Hi Pratim, I have not experienced this issue in my car, in fact I hardly open the windows while in the city and always keep the circultaiton mode internal.

i switch to external air in mode only when i am on highways that too during the mornings and late evenings when the exteranl air is fresh and clean.
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oo congratulations!! is this the blue from the jazz!
That's correct. However, it seems Honda have discontinued this colour.

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About civic AT (and mostly same for City AT as well),
In S-mode-with-paddle, automatic downshift happens only when the car slows down. All other times, its fully manual (as long as the shift is allowed). This helps a lot in getting better FE in slow-moving traffic, where kick-down can kick in for every tap on the pedal. Another thing I noticed is that, it pulls in 3rd gear even at speeds of 15kmph. The gear ratios seem to be well-suited for the engine and low low-end torque is less of an issue with AT.
@mkc15, did you mean with "kick-down" there will be a downshift in "S with paddle shift" mode? I did not notice so; what I notice is, the rev niddle swings upward and I get a burst of energy in the car and it surges ahead beautifully.

In S mode with paddle shift, I have experienced better response (lower latency) for shiting gears compared to in D mode.

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About civic AT (and mostly same for City AT as well),
In S-mode-with-paddle, automatic downshift happens only when the car slows down. All other times, its fully manual (as long as the shift is allowed). This helps a lot in getting better FE in slow-moving traffic, where kick-down can kick in for every tap on the pedal. Another thing I noticed is that, it pulls in 3rd gear even at speeds of 15kmph. The gear ratios seem to be well-suited for the engine and low low-end torque is less of an issue with AT.
@mkc15, did you mean with "kick-down" there will be a downshift in "S with paddle shift" mode? I did not notice so; what I notice is, the rev needle swings upward and I get a burst of energy in the car and it surges ahead beautifully.

In S mode with paddle shift, I have experienced better response (lower latency) for shiting gears compared to in D mode.

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@mkc15, did you mean with "kick-down" there will be a downshift in "S with paddle shift" mode? I did not notice so; what I notice is, the rev niddle swings upward and I get a burst of energy in the car and it surges ahead beautifully.
What he meant is, in 'D' mode, it has a tendency to 'kick down' everytime you ask for power/acceleration and that's why 'S' with paddle shift is a better mode for slow traffic, where you can have the complete control.
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Went for 1st service last week. It seems it's nothing but checking if everything alright and washing.

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@Pratim: I suggest you go in for a 3M paint protection treatment or equivalent which will make maintenance easier.
Got this done during service. Costed me 5k. Car is looking even better. All swirl marks and minor scratches contributed by the guy who washes it, have vanished.

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ANHC Owners,

I am observing a strange issue in the air ciculation mode of my car. Most of the time I set that to "internal", that is internal air re-circulation mode. And that's mainly due to pollutions.

However, I still get a faint but definite smell of the exhaust of other vehicles, particularly, when moving behind heavy trucks spewing dark smokes. It seems even in internal air re-circulation mode, a small fraction of external air is sucked inside.
Got the above reported issue corrected. It seems when the guys were putting the CD player they kept some pipeline partially open.

One quick quesiton though:

If you have fog lights installed, how is the throw of the light on the road? Is it straight ahead or it goes sideways? I have noted that in my car, it goes about 20-30 degrees sideways. So instead of illuminating the road immediately in the front of the car, the fog lights illuminate the sides of the road.
I brought this also to the notice of the service guy, but he said that's how it is for City. Is that correct?

BTW, mileage seemed to have improved again: now tankful-to-tankful is 11.8 kmpl. I am happy!

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Hi Pratim !

I work out of Manyata too !! I saw you driving in last week and had noticed your car , was right behind you and the color does look awesome ! I agree with you about the bumps in MTP, they have already kissed & wrecked the underbody of my City too I wonder which einstein decided that a mountainous speed breaker is needed every 100 ft !?!? (My swift has no such problems withe humps though, thank God !)

Can you give me more details about the 3M paint protection ? Where did you get it done and was it just a polishing job followed by waxing or was it like an additional clear coat ? Im thinking about getting the same done,

Cheers and enjoy the drive, ive just completed 17 K kms in the last year and its been an amazing experience with the City, i work out of D1, hope to catch up around MTP soon !
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Just bumped into this thread now. Nice color. Looks faaaantastic.
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@nirmal, thanks for your kind words.
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Can you give me more details about the 3M paint protection ? Where did you get it done and was it just a polishing job followed by waxing or was it like an additional clear coat ? Im thinking about getting the same done,
What I got done is 3M Paint Protection for a full year: two more such jobs will be done by the 3M dealer at no extra cost at 4-5 months intervals. It seems to me as an additional clear glossy coat. But I am no expert .

I got it done through Whitefield Honda but I have a feeling that if one goes to the 3M dealer directly, it will be cheaper.

BTW, your City, was it a red colored one?

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Hi Pratim,

Thanks for the details, will call them and check it out ! Am planning to call 3M directly too,

Mine is the silver city with the Tbhp "love cars" sticker and also a red swift with the "Live to drive" sticker on the back glass !

Catch you around !
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Experts, please throw some lights on the following issue:

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One quick quesiton:
If you have fog lights installed, how is the throw of the light on the road? Is it straight ahead or it goes sideways? I have noted that in my car, it goes about 20-30 degrees sideways. So instead of illuminating the road immediately in the front of the car, the fog lights illuminate the sides of the road.
I brought this also to the notice of the service guy, but he said that's how it is for City. Is that correct?
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