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Old 27th June 2022, 08:08   #2386
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Just wanted to know if V MT has hill hold function. I have noticed that in an inclination the car rolls back as soon I release the break. Please enlighten me guys.

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Yes, it is standard feature in City and I find it very useful. Please check it once again on a slope, I think it holds for ~ 3 seconds.
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Old 27th June 2022, 11:41   #2387
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How is the stability on highway when there are undulations?

I have recently driven Honda Amaze 2019 and Maruti A - Star on national highway and I live in UP, where I have noticed that Amaze gets bouncy due to highway undulations with full load. And one has to slow down due to it.

A Star being 12 year old has not very soft or very stiff suspensions so felt little comfortable while driving( full load ).

Does Honda City also has bouncy ride similar to Amaze?

Or what are your views on its suspension setup?
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Old 27th June 2022, 12:06   #2388
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Hi,

Hope you are doing good.
I have a question regarding the upsized wheels.
Some say 205/55/R16 will touch the body under full load with 5 people and boot filled with luggage.

What is your experience on that?

And how do you feel driving city now on bad roads and highway given that new tires would be giving you extra 10 mm GC?
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Old 27th June 2022, 17:06   #2389
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You are not obliged to release the money until you see your car. If the dealership insists, just write a mail to Honda HQ requesting their policy about releasing payment.
Thanks man!

My vehicle has arrived at their stockyard and have just received the VIN! After multiple reminders for payment release and my subsequent pushbacks finally he shared the VIN with me.

Can't wait to check the vehicle out tomorrow and countdown to take it home!
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Old 27th June 2022, 17:18   #2390
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How is the stability on highway when there are undulations?

Does Honda City also has bouncy ride similar to Amaze?

Or what are your views on its suspension setup?
Yes, the ride is bouncy at high speed as the suspension is bit on the softer side.
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Old 27th June 2022, 17:23   #2391
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Hi,

Hope you are doing good.
I have a question regarding the upsized wheels.
Some say 205/55/R16 will touch the body under full load with 5 people and boot filled with luggage.

What is your experience on that?

And how do you feel driving city now on bad roads and highway given that new tires would be giving you extra 10 mm GC?
I upgraded to that size and had no issues with 4 and half people with luggage. The tyres never touched the body.

10 mm GC is 10 mm better It is still a sedan so got to be careful.

An hour back I drove on a really bad rural road the car didn't scrap the road.
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Old 27th June 2022, 18:10   #2392
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Yes, the ride is bouncy at high speed as the suspension is bit on the softer side.
Thanks for such a quick reply.
Do you any time think that due to bouncy ride we have to slow down and while travelling with friends and family we have to cope up with other cars and we have to accelerate hard?

I have not driven any C-SUV on highways so I am not sure about how bad body role feels as compared to bouncy ride at undulations.

But I am person who would even love to drive C-SUV at lowest seating position.

Right now I am confused between City VX MT / Nexon and Upcoming HyRyder assuming it would be offering decent features at 15 Lakhs

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I upgraded to that size and had no issues with 4 and half people with luggage. The tyres never touched the body.

10 mm GC is 10 mm better It is still a sedan so got to be careful.

An hour back I drove on a really bad rural road the car didn't scrap the road.
Thanks Attinder for such a quick reply.
I was worried as some people mentioned that 205/55 will be touching tire well and can be an issue.

Any ways I will be looking for availability of 195 or 205 and whichever is easily available I will be opting that if I purchase the car.

I need a comfortable car for my Mom and so I guess upsizing will improve some amount of comfort as well.

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Thanks for such a quick reply.
Do you any time think that due to bouncy ride we have to slow down and while travelling with friends and family we have to cope up with other cars and we have to accelerate hard?

....

I need a comfortable car for my Mom and so I guess upsizing will improve some amount of comfort as well.
I have never felt the car to be "Out of breath". You will easily keep up with all the traffic.

The bounce improved after tyre upsize.
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Old 27th June 2022, 23:29   #2394
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Yep upsizing will help in many ways.
Some part of shock will be absorbed by the rubber itself what I think.
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Spent the weekend with the 2020 Honda City. My quick & brief observations below:
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What's hot: This is the benchmark C2-segment family sedan, insanely rev-happy 1.5L petrol is the benchmark naturally-aspirated engine, sounds terrific at high rpm, slick gearbox & sweet clutch (smooth AT available too), quick & responsive steering, as much fun as the Rapid 1.0 TSI until 120 kmph, compliant ride quality, part quality has overall improved, spacious cabin, practical boot, safety features include 6 airbags, 3-point seatbelts for all, ESP, Hill Start Assist etc., goodies like sunroof, Honda connect with Alexa, auto headlamps & wipers, cruise control, Honda's reliability

What's not: Rear end gets bouncy at high speeds on undulating roads (typical Honda City trait), chassis & suspension don't match the potent engine at 120 kmph and above, jerky rev-limiter in the petrol, diesel's 98 BHP power is ordinary by current standards, puny 185-section tyres give up easily - an upgrade to 195 / 205 mm rubber is mandatory, petrol's midrange feels flat in this era of turbo-petrols, sad audio head-unit has an outdated interface, ICE sound quality is just average, low seating isn't senior citizen-friendly, poor sound insulation at high speeds
Thanks GTO for such a comprehensive review on city.

I am going to test drive city and planning car for my mother.

It will be most of the time chauffeur driven so not even 1 % chance of above 120 kmph. And I being an enthusiast will not drive it above 120 if the road is not recently covered by me once.

I have recently driven Amaze with full load and found its suspension very soft and bouncy on undulations.

So is 5th gen city has similar character or better than that.

Can this be improved with wider section tyre?

If yes then will 205/55 or 50/R16 is a good option or should I consider 195/55/R16.
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Hi guys

Just wanted to know if V MT has hill hold function. I have noticed that in an inclination the car rolls back as soon I release the brake. Please enlighten me guys.

Thanks
I faced this issue as well. As per my observation, if the car is in neutral, the hill hold doesn't work. The clutch needs to be fully pressed for the hill hold to work. Might be wrong, but just my observation.
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Re: The 5th-gen Honda City in India. EDIT: Review on page 62

Wipers started making some nasty sounds in my almost two-year-old 5th Gen City V (MT). It was time for a (much needed) wiper blade change! Dealership is some 30 kilometres away and being the lazy guy that I am, didn't feel like driving all that way for such a trivial job. Tried sourcing wiper blades from nearby auto parts stores but couldn't find any for the 5th Gen City. So fell back to buying a set from boodmo and while searching, I noticed a category 'Wiper Blade Rubber'. I had always wanted to just change the blade rubber instead of replacing the entire assembly including the metal frame. So went ahead and ordered OEM rubbers. The one on the driver side is 65 centimetres long and the other one is 35 centimetres. Cost me Rs.598 including shipping from Rajasthan to Keralam. Installation was a 10-minute job at home requiring a screwdriver and a cutting plier as tools.
  1. Removed the wiper blades from the car by pressing a lock on them and tilting and sliding the blades towards the windscreen.
  2. Pried open the locking leg that holds the rubber in place using the screwdriver. This released the old rubber.
  3. Slid the old rubber with its metal backbone (2 metal strips on both sides) out.
  4. Removed the metal strips from the old rubber and placed them in the new one.
  5. Slid the new rubber back into its frame and locked it by applying pressure on the locking leg using the cutting plier.
  6. Installed the blades back on the car.

Purchase Links:
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The 5th-gen Honda City in India. EDIT: Review on page 62-oemrubber.jpeg

Wiper frame with the rubber blade removed:
The 5th-gen Honda City in India. EDIT: Review on page 62-frame.jpeg

Old and new blades along with the metal strip:
The 5th-gen Honda City in India. EDIT: Review on page 62-parts.jpeg

My Red beauty with her shiny new set of wipers:
The 5th-gen Honda City in India. EDIT: Review on page 62-car.jpeg
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Old 1st July 2022, 14:32   #2398
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Re: The 5th-gen Honda City in India. EDIT: Review on page 62

Hello Guys,

Finally after years of saving up and weeks of deliberations, I have finally brought her home! A new member amongst us, the Honda City ZX! Couldn't wait to share this with you all. I have immensely benefited from the discussions here, helped me decide finally. Thank you all for that!

The 5th-gen Honda City in India. EDIT: Review on page 62-img_0761.png

The 5th-gen Honda City in India. EDIT: Review on page 62-img_2238.png

When I got the VIN from the dealer, I was disappointed to know it's June manufactured which I was kind of expecting. But when I actually checked it out in my pre-registration inspection I was pleasantly surprised to find a full-sized alloy in the trunk and chrome interior handles! I was absolutely delighted!

Can't wait to go on satisfying long drives!
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Do ZX owners on the Forum face similar issue with their head light?
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Old 3rd July 2022, 16:47   #2400
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https://Youtu.be/6PoLnfGUj2M

Do ZX owners on the Forum face similar issue with their head light?
I have not faced that issue. I recently drove on bad rural roads at night.
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