Team-BHP > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 30th July 2019, 22:46   #6631
BHPian
 
avdhesh15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 836
Thanked: 1,097 Times
re: Honda City VX CVT - Is this fuel efficiency okay?

Have you tried out on any highway? If not, do a tank full, drive 100km, again tank up, and then see the mileage.
avdhesh15 is offline  
Old 31st July 2019, 00:28   #6632
BANNED
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Cochin
Posts: 1,062
Thanked: 2,058 Times
re: 4th-gen Honda City : Official Review

The fix is done and my car is silent now. Somehow I was getting a feeling to apply damping foam tape on both A pillars. I opened the A pillars and noticed a plastic casing through which wires are securely passed to the bottom portion of the dashboard. I applied damping foam tapes at most of the contact areas. Then I covered the plastic casing with thermocol packing material which is used to come with amazon packages. Now the sound is no more present for the last 4 days. Even though I suspected the rattle was happening from the wiper cowl, the actual cause of rattle was the plastic casing.

Last edited by pavi : 31st July 2019 at 00:30.
pavi is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 31st July 2019, 07:55   #6633
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 509
Thanked: 577 Times
Re: Honda City VX CVT - Is this fuel efficiency okay?

I also have a 2014 VX CVT and upgraded tires to 195 section Michelin P3ST. Never got mileage below 8 with Eco off also.

I think the way you are calculating is wrong - simply do a tankful from a reputed station (I prefer IndianOil), run the car till you get low fuel light, do a tankful again and note those liters. Divide the km run by that amount - you will get accurate mileage since you take care of the errors caused due to the spare fuel in the tank (there is atleast 3-4 liters left even after the yellow light).
reppy is offline  
Old 31st July 2019, 08:32   #6634
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 2,967
Thanked: 6,812 Times
Re: Honda City VX CVT - Is this fuel efficiency okay?

Here are some tips:
1. Use the tank-to-tank method to calculate FE
2. Check your air pressure
3. Check your air filter
4. Check your fuel system (Done)
5. Check the coolant and engine oil too
6. Also, I've heard that the CVT lubrication oil get a little viscous after extensive city use. I'd suggest that you drive on the highway at varying engine speeds to 'open' up the engine and transmission.

I also agree with other members that your commute is very short for the engine to heat up enough to reach its ideal operating temperature.
landcruiser123 is offline  
Old 31st July 2019, 13:20   #6635
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 5
Thanked: Once
re: 4th-gen Honda City : Official Review

Thanks a lot people for all the advice. I will test the car on the highways once and report back. To answer some of the other questions,

Tyre pressure : It is always kept at 32 for the front and 30 for the rear. Not seen abnormal variations when I top up. I always check at a shell station in hsr layout. I have also checked this at a proper tyre workshop. I try and check every month. Sometimes once in 2 months.

Mileage checking method : I will try the full tank top up method and report back. My method consistently gave me 7 to 7.2 kmph for 7 months so I am not sure how helpful this will be but I will surely try it out. And this is while using Shell power. If I move to normal unleaded, mileage drops slightly.

Average speed : A little correction here. I had said 20 to 40 kmph. It is more like 10 to 35 kmph.
hertz is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 4th August 2019, 10:29   #6636
BHPian
 
Lakwontsing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Noida
Posts: 119
Thanked: 57 Times
re: 4th-gen Honda City : Official Review

I have been driving City CVT for 4 months now. Two free services done. While I start from home in Noida in semi peak traffic but by the time I reach office I pass through some peak traffic conditions. I pass through some good volume of traffic before I hit pahadi rasta between Gurgaon and Faridabad. 50 percent of my commute is on traffic signal free roads with moderate traffic (60-70kmph) and remaining has a few signals and then some stretches have heavy traffic especially when I enter Gurgaon. I am getting mileage anything between 14 and 15 with average of 14.5. I check the efficiency based on km driven and fuel filled and match it with the FE shown on digital dashboard. Both match fairly well.
One of my colleagues has same model but I don't remember if that's CVT or not. He drives half the distance but on heavier traffic conditions. He gets 8.5kmpl. So it's more about how often you have to brake and pick up again and again.
CVT has slow pickup for sure. So I tend to rev a little more while in speeds lower than 20kmph. But as soon as I do that the blue light on dashboard makes me feel I am not doing right so I make my foot a little lighter on accelerator to keep the light green as much as possible. It's not that it is always so. But consciously I try to do that. Old habits die hard when my Santro Xing used to pick up immediately as soon as I used to give it more gas.
Lakwontsing is offline  
Old 4th August 2019, 10:44   #6637
Senior - BHPian
 
arindambasu13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,571
Thanked: 2,426 Times
re: 4th-gen Honda City : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakwontsing View Post
CVT has slow pickup for sure. So I tend to rev a little more while in speeds lower than 20kmph. But as soon as I do that the blue light on dashboard makes me feel I am not doing right so I make my foot a little lighter on accelerator to keep the light green as much as possible. It's not that it is always so. But consciously I try to do that. Old habits die hard when my Santro Xing used to pick up immediately as soon as I used to give it more gas.
That immediacy of response which you miss from your Santro days is very much present in the manual ivtec

In fact that is one of my top three favourite things about the engine in it's MT guise and a refreshing change from my earlier Swift K12 petrol. The ivtec is super responsive and starts responding well from 1200 RPM onwards. By the time it's crossed 1500 RPM it is gunning for the horizon! Really love the throttle response on this car.
arindambasu13 is offline  
Old 4th August 2019, 16:01   #6638
BHPian
 
Lakwontsing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Noida
Posts: 119
Thanked: 57 Times
re: 4th-gen Honda City : Official Review

Yeah I know that @arindambasu13, but then it's OK. CVT is a different experience altogether. Somewhere some adjustments have to be made when we make certain decisions. While it has slower pick up but CVT has saved me backaches I was getting when I had to use clutch a lot in Delhi traffic. I travel 100 km a day so CVT made sense.

By the way, I was just thinking if the leather seats (sure it's not pure leather) need a cover on top of them? I keep wondering what if the original covers get a cut with some sharp object then it would hurt big time.
Lakwontsing is offline  
Old 8th August 2019, 12:57   #6639
BHPian
 
Swapnil_Alto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: RNC - BLR
Posts: 160
Thanked: 309 Times
re: 4th-gen Honda City : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakwontsing View Post
By the way, I was just thinking if the leather seats (sure it's not pure leather) need a cover on top of them? I keep wondering what if the original covers get a cut with some sharp object then it would hurt big time.
If I'm not wrong, you've a 2019 City, which only has leather seats on the ZX variant. Seat Covers are a strict NO when your car has seat mounted airbags.
Swapnil_Alto is offline  
Old 8th August 2019, 12:59   #6640
BHPian
 
Lakwontsing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Noida
Posts: 119
Thanked: 57 Times
re: 4th-gen Honda City : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Swapnil_Alto View Post
If I'm not wrong, you've a 2019 City, which only has leather seats on the ZX variant. Seat Covers are a strict NO when your car has seat mounted airbags.
Yeah realized it after I posted here.

By the way, is it OK to follow service advisor's advice of wheel rotation and alignment balancing after every 10k? I used to follow 5k regime with my old car just to make sure it remains in fine condition.
Lakwontsing is offline  
Old 8th August 2019, 13:04   #6641
Senior - BHPian
 
blackasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: WB 26
Posts: 3,404
Thanked: 2,903 Times
re: 4th-gen Honda City : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakwontsing View Post
By the way, I was just thinking if the leather seats (sure it's not pure leather) need a cover on top of them? I keep wondering what if the original covers get a cut with some sharp object then it would hurt big time.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Swapnil_Alto View Post
If I'm not wrong, you've a 2019 City, which only has leather seats on the ZX variant. Seat Covers are a strict NO when your car has seat mounted airbags.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakwontsing View Post
Yeah realized it after I posted here.
You can check if there are 3/4 or 1/2 seat covers available from Honda for City ZX model so that the sides remain open. Similar seat covers are available for other OEMs.
blackasta is offline  
Old 8th August 2019, 13:11   #6642
BHPian
 
Swapnil_Alto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: RNC - BLR
Posts: 160
Thanked: 309 Times
re: 4th-gen Honda City : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakwontsing View Post
By the way, is it OK to follow service advisor's advice of wheel rotation and alignment balancing after every 10k? I used to follow 5k regime with my old car just to make sure it remains in fine condition.
I follow the 5k schedule.
I generally prefer doing certain things the old school way when it comes to my car. Recently during the 1st service, I was advised not to change the engine oil as the Honda Manual suggests engine oil change for new cars to be 10k kms/3rd servicing. But I prefer the first engine oil change after 1k kms.

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackasta View Post
You can check if there are 3/4 or 1/2 seat covers available from Honda for City ZX model so that the sides remain open. Similar seat covers are available for other OEMs.
As far as I remember, OEM Honda Seat covers don't have this option.
Swapnil_Alto is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 9th August 2019, 15:01   #6643
Senior - BHPian
 
vsrivatsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,603
Thanked: 3,795 Times
re: 4th-gen Honda City : Official Review

Clutch Replacement for the Honda City:

I left my car for the 60K service today. The Service Advisor called and said they would recommend replacement of the clutch as it has become hard. I have not had any issues with the clutch slipping and so I asked him to skip the same. As for the hardness - I will need to compare with another City since I have got used to it and don't feel it to be hard as such...

Is there a recommended procedure using which one can test for the clutch health? Or would it make sense to get it validated at an FNG before giving the Honda guys the go ahead for a clutch replacement?
vsrivatsa is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 9th August 2019, 15:20   #6644
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Delhi,Faridabad
Posts: 106
Thanked: 298 Times
re: 4th-gen Honda City : Official Review

When is a good time to change disc of brakes? I have run 50K till date and my service manager is suggesting a change now. Any clues/experience?
evilminstrel is offline  
Old 9th August 2019, 15:56   #6645
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Pune
Posts: 145
Thanked: 391 Times
re: 4th-gen Honda City : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by vsrivatsa View Post
Clutch Replacement for the Honda City:

I left my car for the 60K service today. The Service Advisor called and said they would recommend replacement of the clutch as it has become hard. I have not had any issues with the clutch slipping and so I asked him to skip the same. As for the hardness - I will need to compare with another City since I have got used to it and don't feel it to be hard as such...

Is there a recommended procedure using which one can test for the clutch health? Or would it make sense to get it validated at an FNG before giving the Honda guys the go ahead for a clutch replacement?
Even during last service for my City (2015 IVTEC), service adviser mentioned that clutch has gone hard. Car has closed 31k KMs on odo. Though I don't feel the difference, would be good to compare it or ask some someone else to drive and confirm. Replacing clutch at 30k seems too far fetched.
yogesh.8984 is offline  
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2023, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks