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Old 15th February 2010, 13:39   #16
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It resembles a manual box as you need to upshift only when you want like to get more pickup to overtake another vehicle. All that with little strain of a gentle tap of the paddler.
Normally, it is the other way - you downshift to get more pick up or overtake quickly.
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Old 15th February 2010, 13:59   #17
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Hey B103,

Congrats on your new ANHC. You are welcome to the ANHC family out here. There are load of guys around here. Also there is an interesting Bangalore group here like Star, Skywalker, joe , Guna, Jayanth, Shamanth & so on.

Is the first picture is of your car's. I observe that the shade is uniform throughout, but the shade on the rear door looks little dark ( is it the light playing the trick). Just try & have a check.

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Normally, it is the other way - you downshift to get more pick up or overtake quickly.
Yes Guna, you are right. I typed in wrong accidently.

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Hey B103,

Is the first picture is of your car's. I observe that the shade is uniform throughout, but the shade on the rear door looks little dark ( is it the light playing the trick). Just try & have a check.

Bye
It is a trick played by the light in that angle. No issues with the color of the car. Anyways, thanks for the alert.

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Hi Biju,

Welcome to Team-BHP and as well to ANHC club.

I still remember you asking the details about my ANHC in our office Basement parking (if Iam not mistaken). So you made it...

Have fun in riding the new babe, Drive safe.

Congratulations.

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Old 16th February 2010, 09:12   #20
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Hi B103

Congratulations on your ANHC AT

i see that lot of new buyers of ANHC are buying AT version, especially in Bangalore. It tells one thing: people are fed up with driving in the heavy traffic.

ANHC AT is probably the best AT vehicle available in India

keep your ownership thread updated, it helps in the long term.

Drive Safe, Have fun
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Old 16th February 2010, 11:19   #21
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Hey B103,

Congrats on your new ANHC. You are welcome to the ANHC family out here. There are load of guys around here. Also there is an interesting Bangalore group here like Star, Skywalker, joe , Guna, Jayanth, Shamanth & so on.

Is the first picture is of your car's. I observe that the shade is uniform throughout, but the shade on the rear door looks little dark ( is it the light playing the trick). Just try & have a check.

Bye
Thank you once again Nandans.

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Hi Biju,

Welcome to Team-BHP and as well to ANHC club.

I still remember you asking the details about my ANHC in our office Basement parking (if Iam not mistaken). So you made it...

Have fun in riding the new babe, Drive safe.

Congratulations.

Cheers
Raghu
Thank you for the wishes Raghu. As an aside, I am not the person who asked about parking ANHC in the office basement.

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Hi B103

Congratulations on your ANHC AT

i see that lot of new buyers of ANHC are buying AT version, especially in Bangalore. It tells one thing: people are fed up with driving in the heavy traffic.

ANHC AT is probably the best AT vehicle available in India

keep your ownership thread updated, it helps in the long term.

Drive Safe, Have fun
Thanks SV. Yes , ANHC AT is the best AT available in India in the the 8-12L range. There are many ATs available in the market in a price range above this. AT is definitely very useful for the city drive.
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Congratulations on your buy. I must say that City AT is in a league on it's own and there is no match as of today in that segment. Welcome to the proud ANHC club
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Hi B103

Many congratulations on your new car and welcome to the ANHC club. Do keep the thread updated.
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Old 26th February 2010, 10:51   #24
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Hi B103,
Than you for the great write up.Congrats on your new car.Hope you are enjoying the paddle shifts.There is no better choice in the given price range.Third gear of ANHC can be used as a substitute for automatic in moderate traffic.But in heavy traffic AT is a boon.

Enjoy your car.Please keep updating
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Old 28th February 2010, 15:04   #25
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Question question

Other City AT owners may share their experience -- if I accelerate the car to say 60 kmph on a level road and took my foot off accelerator, the car is kind of cruizing by itself around the same speed for a longer time than what I expected. I have driven cars in cruise control mode and felt quite similar. Also in 'D mode', after stopping the vehicle the vehicle is very eager to move as soon as I release the brake.

Is the setting done like that purposefully by Honda before first service ? Or is it that in 5th gear the auto gearbox is sof freewheeling that it takes a longer time to slow down if not braked ?
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Old 28th February 2010, 22:45   #26
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Cool Some more pics

Clicked some more snaps when I took the car out for it's first water service.
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Old 28th February 2010, 23:01   #27
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Unhappy Scratched the underside of front bumper

I have a problem with vehicle's low beam currently being pointed too steep down. It's range is not sufficent for me to see the minimum stopping distance.

I almost missed a hump or sensed it very late just to run over it a little too quickly. I have seen people complaining about the scratching the under-chasis. I got it at the wrong place -- under the front bumper. I am posting some pics of the scratches here. Did anybody have the same experience before me ?


One question to gurus: I tried everything as per the manual to adjust the level of my headlight -- i.e, to turn the ignition key to 'ON' position and then adjust the dial on the right bottom side of the steerring. I tried in high beam as well as low beam position. Looks like it is not working. Is there anything which I am missing ??

If it is indeed not working, can I demand that Honda repair the minor scratch because it was indirectly caused by a malfunctioning control ? Don't know if I sound too demanding !!
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Old 1st March 2010, 00:58   #28
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I almost missed a hump or sensed it very late just to run over it a little too quickly. I have seen people complaining about the scratching the under-chasis. I got it at the wrong place -- under the front bumper. I am posting some pics of the scratches here. Did anybody have the same experience before me ?
+1, I did that to my ANHC. Mine was not due to the low beam of light but my own mistake/ negligence. I was taking the car out from a basement parking lot and had not noticed a harshly slant platform followed by a hump and approached it faster than I normally would.

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I tried everything as per the manual to adjust the level of my headlight -- i.e, to turn the ignition key to 'ON' position and then adjust the dial on the right bottom side of the steerring. I tried in high beam as well as low beam position. Looks like it is not working. Is there anything which I am missing ??
I have never done this as you mention, I mean with the key in 'ON' position but I did this quite a lot of times when I was on the road with the car in the 'START'ed position. If I see that there is more weight in the back of my ANHC and the angle of the beam is not as per what I am used to, I adjust the slider and I can see the beam moving across physically.

Can you try it once after starting your car? I am not sure if this is supposed to work just with the battery.

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If it is indeed not working, can I demand that Honda repair the minor scratch because it was indirectly caused by a malfunctioning control ? Don't know if I sound too demanding
IMHO, you can request, at times, Honda dealers have carried-out minor touch-up jobs complimentarily.
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I almost missed a hump or sensed it very late just to run over it a little too quickly. I have seen people complaining about the scratching the under-chasis. I got it at the wrong place -- under the front bumper. I am posting some pics of the scratches here. Did anybody have the same experience before me ?
Ouch, that hurts. I don't blame the car alone in this. Combination of

BANGalore unscientific Hump Hills + Low GC of the car + maybe the light.

I am concentrating on the roads a tad too much for these humps. Well, need to crack the Humps problem. Seniors - new ideas. (Slow + Turning the wheel in an angle are covered already)

Hope i am not beating this GC topic to death.
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@Kalyan & Manju: I never had any major problems with GC in last 1 year. Agreed, if i am a little careless and there are 5 people on board it does get bottomed out,but those and few and rare (only 2-3 times last year).

Manju mentioned two things i use. Go very slow and use and angle so that both wheels arent off the bump at the same time (then the suspension dips and that when it hits).

In you case Kalyan, it still wont save you from any unseen bumps. But the same problem is there in most cars except probably SUVs.
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