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Old 16th February 2011, 18:13   #76
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Thanks!

My observations:
  1. The ignition key cannot be taken out, till the AT lever is in P mode!
  2. Once the ignition key is taken out, the AT lever gets locked in P position. You cannot move it to N or R or any other position, till, the ignition key is inserted and turned.
  3. There is no need to put a foot on the brake to start the car.
  4. The car will only start (crank) in P position
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4 should read as: The car will start in P or N position.

Can we push start an car with automatic transmission?
I dont think so! Please comment.
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for your long signal routine, when you put it into p without the hand brake and then shift to n. Does this happen smoothly or do you get some transmission noise sometimes?
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for your long signal routine, when you put it into p without the hand brake and then shift to n. Does this happen smoothly or do you get some transmission noise sometimes?
At a long signal you should put it in N not P. When going from N to D there is a grunt like noise in the Vento at the moment of the brake release. Didn't notice it in AHNC when I TDed it.
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For short signal, i use brakes with N mode, No need to press button when changing from N to D and vice versa.

For long signal, i put in P mode with out any brake, switch off ignition and relax, car behaves like in 1st gear and wont move. When the signal comes near, around 20 seconds, i put it into N mode with leg brake and crank when signal turns green.

Normally i don't depend on hand brake unless its for parking.
I don't use P mode other than while parking. In my car the central locking gets deactivated/open on P mode and I don't prefer that to happen in the middle of the road.

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Can we push start an car with automatic transmission?
I dont think so! Please comment.
No. We cannot push start an AT car! That is a big disadvantage. The only option is to carry a set of jumper cables just in case the battery weakens.

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@rkap01 no you cannot push start an automatic. Doing so can damage the transmission. You should use jump cables.
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thats exactly what i do. I put it into n at the signal and then shift to d and drive off. Also one does not need to press the transmission button while doing this. Just push and pull the gear lever. Have not had any noise issues while doing this
but while shifting from p to d without the hand brake i do get some transmission sound and the lever is tough to move. But this only happens when the car has rolled a bit forward or backward.
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@shamanth
for your long signal routine, when you put it into p without the hand brake and then shift to n. Does this happen smoothly or do you get some transmission noise sometimes?
I havent faced any noise, its always smooth.

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I don't use P mode other than while parking. In my car the central locking gets deactivated/open on P mode and I don't prefer that to happen in the middle of the road.

No. We cannot push start an AT car! That is a big disadvantage. The only option is to carry a set of jumper cables just in case the battery weakens.
I have a thread written about jump starter kit, and i own one, since i have two AT cars.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ml#post1736311 (Jump Starters for Auto Transmission Vehicles)
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I havent faced any noise, its always smooth.



I have a thread written about jump starter kit, and i own one, since i have two AT cars.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ml#post1736311 (Jump Starters for Auto Transmission Vehicles)
Jump starter kit is a good tool to have, esp when your battery runs out!
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Looks great. Love the colour. Also the chrome sash moulding gives the car an upmarket look. The quality of the chrome looks good and very similar to the accord. Would like to see some pictures of the leather seats, do post some soon.
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Looks great. Love the colour. Also the chrome sash moulding gives the car an upmarket look. The quality of the chrome looks good and very similar to the accord. Would like to see some pictures of the leather seats, do post some soon.
I will post those and a few more soon.
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Looks great. Love the colour. Also the chrome sash moulding gives the car an upmarket look. The quality of the chrome looks good and very similar to the accord. Would like to see some pictures of the leather seats, do post some soon.
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Congratulations on your buy, mate!
According to me, the "Exclusive" model is VFM. I enquired about the exclusive model here in Bangalore (Dakshin Honda- Hosur Road), but they said it was a limited edition & that it is not available with them now. The sales guy said, if I wanted leather, he had the Stanley guys at the same showroom, who'd do the same for 35k. But, with the "Exclusive", for 40k extra, you got chrome door sashing (=16k) & other few goodies in addition to the factory fitted leather seats: so thats truly worth it, i'd say.

Meanwhile, AT is offered only in V- variant (since last 1 year or so), so I guess you have a typo in your thread title.
...& &...where are the snaps, mate? I haven't yet seen the Titanium color...(The showroom guy took me to their stock yard to show this color, but the cars were so soiled with dust & mud that it was not possible for me to make out what it really looked like lol!
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Congratulations on your new ANHC.

Drive safe and have fun.

Post some pics please.
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Many congratulations on your new vehicle.
What was the final OTR price, excluding your leather seats/music player?

And you know what they say about pictures and a thousand words
Sorry for the delay. I have posted a few images!
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Leather stitching looks different with those wringles. I think the new Civic also comes with similar leather seats.
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Whoa, the interiors (read : leather seats) look good! Is the center console in beige tone too? In the small pic that is uploaded, looks different from that on the regular City.

Overall I think the extra money seems totally worth it!
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