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Old 25th August 2011, 12:43   #76
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June 2011, Installed a wide rear view mirror and it has been very helpful.

The mirror is good even during night drives with powerful lights from the vehicles at the rear.

This week crossed 5,000 KM in the ODO and have not serviced the car for the last 5 months and will do so next month.

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Hey, that's a well maintained City you've got there!

If you're too worried about the scratches on the bottom, you can take it to some car washing shop or a wheel alignment/balancing shop and check it.

You should really mail Honda directly about the plastics; decolouration is simply not acceptable!

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Hi Habanero City,

Mate-nice to see your thread revived. Greatly maintained car.will read the previous posts and comment.

The new IRVM appears to be very useful-but does not look good at all-pardon!
IMHO,it does not blend with the polished and elegant look of the City. But of course,sometimes it is convenience above looks.

Drive safe!! Cheers,charthom.
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Hey, that's a well maintained City you've got there!

If you're too worried about the scratches on the bottom, you can take it to some car washing shop or a wheel alignment/balancing shop and check it.

You should really mail Honda directly about the plastics; decolouration is simply not acceptable!

Happy driving the ANHC!
Thanks libran for the liberal compliments.
As mentioned in my earlier posts, I have already checked the scrapings of the underbody and did not find any significant damage that requires to be rectified.
I think you had mentioned about the problem in filling air in the spare wheel while it is fixed in the boot.
Sorry I read so many threads and am totally confused with each other.
Anyway for this issue today managed to take pictures of my car showing the easy access to the tire valve mouth to fill air.
Hope this is useful to all members. The pictures were taken using mobile phone and sorry for the poor quality.
I will take up the poor quality plastics issue with Honda during the next month service.


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Hi Habanero City,

Mate-nice to see your thread revived. Greatly maintained car.will read the previous posts and comment.

The new IRVM appears to be very useful-but does not look good at all-pardon!
IMHO,it does not blend with the polished and elegant look of the City. But of course,sometimes it is convenience above looks.

Drive safe!! Cheers,charthom.
Thanks charthom for your candid opinion.
I agree that after market fittings may not be as good as the OEM's, but like you said convenience in this case take precedence over appearance.
I wouldn't have gone for this if Honda was generous in their OEM mirror.
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Anyway for this issue today managed to take pictures of my car showing the easy access to the tire valve mouth to fill air.
Hope this is useful to all members.
Are those alloys? (They certainly look so but not sure as you've got a SMT).

With alloys, it definitely looks simple and accessible.

But what for us humble steel rim folks? :P It ain't that simple.
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Anyway for this issue today managed to take pictures of my car showing the easy access to the tire valve mouth to fill air.
Hope this is useful to all members.
Those are alloy wheels, right? (just wondering since you've got SMT).

Well, it definitely looks simple with alloys. But for us humble folks with steel rims, the valve is not accessible.
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Those are alloy wheels, right? (just wondering since you've got SMT).

Well, it definitely looks simple with alloys. But for us humble folks with steel rims, the valve is not accessible.
Yes they are Honda OEM alloys, you are correct I got S-MT, but as part of the offer I was given a competitive price for a set of 5 alloys.
Since I was not planning for tire upgrade and surely was planning for alloys, I chose the OE alloys which were not only good looking (for me) but also cost me the same as after market.
But the best part is that since they are OE alloys, there is absolute peace of mind about reliability and warranty.
PS: I also have chrome exhaust tip like V-MT, so from outside except for fog lamps and chrome door handles my car looks like V-MT and only the people with good eye for details (like you) catch this
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Red Riding Hood completes 1 year today and following are some statistics:
KM covered : 5,500 (could/should do more from now)
Fuel filled: 403 liters of normal and sometime power petrol
Total fuel cost : Rs. 26,113
Third service oil change: Rs. 998
Total cost : Rs. 27,111
Running cost per Km : Rs. 4.93
Except for couple of under body scrapings and few scratches in the front bumper, the red riding hood is safe and sound.
Will post some more pictures after the paid service and cleaning and waxing with Collinite 845.
As I write this post it has started raining
The car is smooth and pleasure to drive both inside the metro and on the highway.
Still going good with all stock car.
Renewed the insurance with Honda assure National Insurance same as last year (though given free by Honda).
Could get 30% discount on the premium and the usual NCB and also service coupon as freebie.
Though private insurers gave 40% discount, I preferred Honda assure from the dealer.
Surprisingly the IDV quoted by the private insurers was much higher than that accepted by Honda's insurance program.
In fact one of the insurers quoted almost 93% of the new car cost as IDV for a 1 year old car while Honda accepts maximum of 80% only.
Wonder how the claim will be settled in case of total loss.

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Red Riding Hood completes 1 year today HC
Congrats on the 1st anniversary of your red lady dude. Good stats to back too though I feel she could have done another 4k before she completed her 1st year. Looking forward to more updates.

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Red Riding Hood completes 1 year today and following are some statistics:
KM covered : 5,500 (could/should do more from now)
Fuel filled: 403 liters of normal and sometime power petrol
Total fuel cost : Rs. 26,113
Third service oil change: Rs. 998
Total cost : Rs. 27,111
Running cost per Km : Rs. 4.93
Except for couple of under body scrapings and few scratches in the front bumper, the red riding hood is safe and sound.
Will post some more pictures after the paid service and cleaning and waxing with Collinite 845.
As I write this post it has started raining
The car is smooth and pleasure to drive both inside the metro and on the highway.
Still going good with all stock car.
Congratulations on completing one year with your Honda City.

Birthday post deserves some pics for sure.

My Venus's 1st birthday is on 26 October. Planning something special for her (at least a photo-shoot).

Wishing you happy mile crunching for many years to come with your City.
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Old 30th September 2011, 10:27   #86
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3rd Service Report:
Well the Red Riding Hood (RRD) completed 1 year on 20th September, time just flies.
Therefore I took the car for the 1 year service with 5,539 KM on the Odo.
There were no complaints, so it was just normal service and wash with oil change (6 months kicked in rather than 5,000 KM).
Total cost came to Rs. 1,921 and took 3 hours, waited and took the car back.

HC

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Total cost came to Rs. 1,921 and took 3 hours, waited and took the car back.
1921? Did you fill synthetic oil?

2nd and 3rd free service came to 918-odd for me.
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1921? Did you fill synthetic oil?

2nd and 3rd free service came to 918-odd for me.
No libran, this was a paid service after the 3rd free service.
The 3rd service was done in 6 months (March 2011) and this time the paid service was done at 12 months (Sept 2011).
So the labor for paid service is Rs. 780 and the oil (mineral) change is Rs. 998 and the balance towards screen liquid, washer and taxes and so the total was Rs. 1,921.
Thanks for the question and following my thread.

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June 2011, Installed a wide rear view mirror and it has been very helpful.

The mirror is good even during night drives with powerful lights from the vehicles at the rear.

This week crossed 5,000 KM in the ODO and have not serviced the car for the last 5 months and will do so next month.

HC
Saw the snaps. Thanks. The one I have is mounted on top of the OEM mirror with clips and vibration continues :(

I also saw your stats for 1 year ( 5500km , 403 ltrs). You're getting a very good mileage. Ive done about 800kms and the mileage is not going beyond 10.5kmpl. I'll watch this for a few months and deal with this during the second free service in the 3rd month.

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I also saw your stats for 1 year ( 5500km , 403 ltrs). You're getting a very good mileage. Ive done about 800kms and the mileage is not going beyond 10.5kmpl. I'll watch this for a few months and deal with this during the second free service in the 3rd month.
The mileage gradually improves especially after the 2nd and 3rd service. There are lot of factors that influence mileage and driving style is one which has scope for everyone to learn and improve.
Driving in metro surely lowers the mileage, but we can do our best especially with skyrocketing petrol prices.
If possible go on a highway drive to test the car.
Enjoy the drive and don't bother too much about mileage, after all Honda will not disappoint you.

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