re: 3-years with a pre-owned Honda City Diesel
Originally Posted by vellatechie
Both our cars were 7-10yr old and due for an upgrade. The plan was to buy Thar (or XUV500, New 4x4 Hexa(?), or Harrier) this year and a second car next year. Big SUV was supposed to be for the big SUV sake and the second is supposed to be an everyday car. We decided to push the big purchase for next year.
For the second car, our budget was 8-11L and we were looking at the new Sonnet or a good used petrol car deal. We got this 2019 VX MT City, 11,000 on the odo for 9.10L.
Thats a mouthwatering deal you got on an year old Honda City.I guess the on-road price of Honda City VX MT is around Rs.13.5-14L.Here,the similar year car goes for Rs.2-3L more than the price you had bought as the resale is more in South India when compared to Delhi and Mumbai.
And,your car looks well maintained.
Originally Posted by Entsurgeon
A nice detailed review there.
After reading the list of dents and scratches your city got, I feel the pain of being in a city with congested traffic.
I own a 2018 facelifted ZX petrol and in congested cities of today, this car is tough to upgrade from.
The GC issue was addressed in this revision with a jacked up suspension. Surprisingly, while everyone on the forum agrees she is sprung hard, i found her suspensions to be soft for my preference and did use the suspension bungs at the front. The car instantly changed and the bigger benefit was seen in 80-90% reduction of the irritating dashboard/grab handle screeching noise. I recommend this to any honda city owner who drives on less than perfect roads.
In cabin noise insulation is better than ciaz. Would like to know your take on same vs vento.
The petrol engine is so silent, the pandit performing puja on mine asked me if her engine is spinning when he felt slight vibrations as he touched the bonnet to make a swastik. We were standing next to bonnet for full 2 3 minutes prior to that and I couldn't believe I left her spinning and did'nt realise it.
I would love to upgrade to 195/60 16 too but at 50k kms, my tires seem to have many more miles remaining in them. I also feel your brake pads are being changed more frequently. Mine automatic is still on her first set but thats also helped by paddle shifters.
As for the AC gas leak, didnt the engine guard protect her?
Wish you many more miles of trouble free ownership.
PS: barring bumper to bumper crawls in traffic jams, the automatic city is not too far behind on highway kmpl figures from diesel.
Thanks for the compliment brother.And yes,its very difficult to upgrade from Honda City in terms of comfort,space,reliability and its creamy iVTEC engine.Mostly,our next car replacing the Honda City Diesel would be another Honda City but Petrol Automatic as our running will get reduced from 30 Kms per day to 10 Kms per day in another few months.
And yes,I drive the City on congested roads too and I feel more easier to drive than our Innova,which I hate driving it and feels cumbersome whenever I drive in Hyderabad traffic.
Though I'm regretting for not buying a Petrol City for its creamy iVTEC engine,but pretty happy with Diesel City as it gives the mileage of nearly 17-18 Kmpl in city traffic even after the odo is close to 1,00,000 Kms,which is the big advantage for us and on highways,we get around 22 Kmpl.On the other hand,our Innova gives around 9-10 Kmpl in same condition while it gives around 11.5-13 Kmpl on highways.
Even we have Honda City Diesels in our circle.It is also a 2014 model but VX version with sunroof.One Honda City VX in urban titanium colour has run more than 1L Kms and they are selling off this car and purchasing a Seltos GTX+ Diesel AT as a replacement(they have 2 more cars apart from Honda City i.e a 2017 Creta SX+ Diesel AT and a 2012 Innova VX) while another one in white colour has run close 1,00,000 Kms and one of my cousins,who is a doctor,also owns a 2019 City iVTEC V CVT and he bought this car by exchanging his 2013 City SMT and this car is used by his sister's family as he is working in another place.When I asked him,"why did you get another Honda City over Creta or Seltos?"
,he said,I hate crossovers and we already have Creta.Hence,I bought the Honda City over C-SUV's once again.
Even he admitted that 2019 City is not as good as 2013 City in terms of drivability and build quality but pretty satisfied with the car.
Last edited by car_guy1998 : 17th November 2020 at 21:09.