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Old 27th August 2010, 13:27   #16
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Oh man! Bad accident. You got to be ultra careful when you open the door even inside a petrol bunk. Or did he just rip it out even when the door was closed?

If the Civic had EPS I wouldn't have bought it!! It would have been like handling a boat!!
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Old 27th August 2010, 16:10   #17
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Pretty bad.
But looking at the damage, the door seem to have been opened while a two wheeler was speeding up and has hit the inside edge of the door? What was the damage to the two wheeler/rider?
Yes, I had barely opened the door a foot or so and then bang.

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i think civic comes with EPS.
Nopes the Civic comes with a wondering HPS, a dying breed.

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Oh man! Bad accident. You got to be ultra careful when you open the door even inside a petrol bunk. Or did he just rip it out even when the door was closed?

If the Civic had EPS I wouldn't have bought it!! It would have been like handling a boat!!
Seriously, I am now extra careful whenever I am getting in and out of the car.

I had barely opened the door and then this guys comes and rams into it.
Nothing other than a mangled apron on the activa the rider did not hurt himself.

Of course I was heart broken, been driving for ages, never even had a scratch and now this.
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Old 27th August 2010, 18:33   #18
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Congrats on the civic, you got a good deal!

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I was heart broken, been driving for ages,
never even had a scratch and now this.
Sometimes we suffer due to someone else's act! thats life!

I am thinking of buying a per-owned CIVIC AT! i dont know if that makes sense, may be you can share your views!

I travel 45 kms everday and i am done with MT, the new civic is out of my budget, i am looking at a used civic under 12 lacs!

Dont know if that makes sense or shall i look at the City AT! I currently drive a 2007 NHC Vtec!
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Congrats on the civic, you got a good deal!



Sometimes we suffer due to someone else's act! thats life!

I am thinking of buying a per-owned CIVIC AT! i dont know if that makes sense, may be you can share your views!

I travel 45 kms everday and i am done with MT, the new civic is out of my budget, i am looking at a used civic under 12 lacs!

Dont know if that makes sense or shall i look at the City AT! I currently drive a 2007 NHC Vtec!
With 12 lacs you can buy almost new Civic (2009/10, around 5000k mileage).
I was tempted to trade my ANHC AT few times for a used Civic AT but resisted it. I would say go for used Civic then a new ANHC
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Old 28th August 2010, 00:07   #20
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Congrats on the civic, you got a good deal!



Sometimes we suffer due to someone else's act! thats life!

I am thinking of buying a per-owned CIVIC AT! i dont know if that makes sense, may be you can share your views!

I travel 45 kms everday and i am done with MT, the new civic is out of my budget, i am looking at a used civic under 12 lacs!

Dont know if that makes sense or shall i look at the City AT! I currently drive a 2007 NHC Vtec!
Thanks, I reckon I paid a lil bit more but considering that the car is in very good shape I am ok with it.

Civic is a very good car and AT would be any day better than MT for city use. But wouldn't you be better off with a diesel?

I get around 10 KPL within the car, AT will surely be less than that.
With that budget I would recommend you to extend a wee bit more and get a new one instead.

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With 12 lacs you can buy almost new Civic (2009/10, around 5000k mileage).
I was tempted to trade my ANHC AT few times for a used Civic AT but resisted it. I would say go for used Civic then a new ANHC
I agree to, Civic is a definite step up from the City and considering you already drive a NHC VTEC I would suggest a Civic or perhaps even a Altis.

Sorry about adding to your conundrum.

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Hiren - Beautiful is the word for your Civic!
Awesome deal at 7.4 L.Hope the engine is as pretty as its box.

Also, please try your hand at script writing.. Your 'pictures posted sequence' almost gave me a cardiac arrest (The door damage was horrifying!).There should be a free vaccination with every car purchase to get over such mental misery from these stupid accidents. Did you stab the errant bike rider or just break both his legs ?
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Hiren, that was indeed a freak accident. Cant imagine an Activa doing so much damage to the Civic and getting off with just a minor dent himself.

Did he pay for it or you let him off the hook and just went ahead with the insurance?

Btw, had this happened to me. I would never go to showroom. Know some superb artisans in Hyderabad who would have done the same job in 5K or so with same or better finish.

31K is obscene.
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Hiren - Beautiful is the word for your Civic!
Awesome deal at 7.4 L.Hope the engine is as pretty as its box.

Also, please try your hand at script writing.. Your 'pictures posted sequence' almost gave me a cardiac arrest (The door damage was horrifying!).There should be a free vaccination with every car purchase to get over such mental misery from these stupid accidents. Did you stab the errant bike rider or just break both his legs ?
Oh yeah the engine is in perfect shape. Its even had its share of Honda synthetic oil just before it came to me. BTW, I got the car for 7L dead, the dealer wanted 7.4L though.

Seriously, the damage has planted a seed of doubt in my mind. I am now extra careful while driving in traffic and more importantly while opening doors.
And no, I did not do anything to the errant rider, I was quite peaceful which was very surprising considering the short fuse I have.

Script writing, na not at all. Thanks for reading.

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Hiren, that was indeed a freak accident. Cant imagine an Activa doing so much damage to the Civic and getting off with just a minor dent himself.

Did he pay for it or you let him off the hook and just went ahead with the insurance?

Btw, had this happened to me. I would never go to showroom. Know some superb artisans in Hyderabad who would have done the same job in 5K or so with same or better finish.

31K is obscene.
Mobike, even I could not imagine this, perhaps it could be because the strongest part of the activa hit the weakest spot of my door.

A mechanic at the petrol bunk did try his hand to mend it but seeing his ways I asked him to back off. Basically the chassis of the door was bent beyond repair and I had no other alternative than to replace the darn door.

The door itself costs 17.1K, painting both the doors 9.6K, 1K for the door strip and other taxes push the cost to 31K. But I claimed insurance, I had to shell out 8K.

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31K for a door . Thats expensive. My question is did the new door come with a new power window assembly or was it transferred from the old door.?
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31K for a door . Thats expensive. My question is did the new door come with a new power window assembly or was it transferred from the old door.?
You bet it is but then the door is unpainted. As mentioned earlier the door costs 17.1K, they also found some minor scratches on the rear door so they got that too painted. This pushed up the costs.
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Why didn't you try exchanging your door with his Activa as a peaceful barter,instead of paying 31k to fix it ? You could have driven your Civic like a DeLorean DMC-12 with open gull-wing doors
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Yeah..but then again you cannot have "un-painted" doors..

P.S- I think you missed out on my question about the power window.
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You bet it is but then the door is unpainted. As mentioned earlier the door costs 17.1K, they also found some minor scratches on the rear door so they got that too painted. This pushed up the costs.
17.1k for the door, 10k for paint, plus labour and tax would have taken it up to 31k.

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31K for a door . Thats expensive. My question is did the new door come with a new power window assembly or was it transferred from the old door.?
It must only be the door, power window (switch, glass, actuators etc etc), lock mechanism, door insides and even door beadings are taken off from the old door.

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Yeah..but then again you cannot have "un-painted" doors..

P.S- I think you missed out on my question about the power window.
Sorry about that Pancham. The power windows and other switches were not replaced at as they were not damaged in the incident.

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17.1k for the door, 10k for paint, plus labour and tax would have taken it up to 31k.



It must only be the door, power window (switch, glass, actuators etc etc), lock mechanism, door insides and even door beadings are taken off from the old door.
You answered his query quite succinctly, thanks Gaurav.
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