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Old 8th November 2017, 12:08   #31
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10,000 KM update:-

Crossed the 10K mark on the ODO recently. It's taken a year and 8 months to bring up this milestone. Since the City is mostly self-driven by me, it's usage is significantly lesser than our other rides.

Since my last update, not a lot has happened. I had the car serviced in September and also gave it an interior and exterior polish treatment around the end of September. It now looks as shiny as the day it rolled out of the showroom! I have made it a habit to replace the smell freshener every three months, and that has helped in keeping my car smelling as fresh as ever.

Before switching off the car at the end of the day, I open and close all four windows and the sunroof just to keep the mechanism free and smooth. Despite this, I have noticed a difference in the speed at which each window rolls up/down. Any clues as to why this happens?

The rear-seat bottom seems to have worked itself loose and creaks when it is occupied. Will need to get this sorted out during my next service. Other than this, the car has not thrown up any issues whatsoever. Fuel economy has settled around the 9 km/l mark thanks to bumper to bumper traffic that I deal with on a daily basis. No other creaks or rattles have surfaced (*touch-wood*).

Next service is coming in March of 2018, so that is still a while away. Apart from the scheduled jobs, there isn't anything that I need to get done on the car.

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Old 29th January 2018, 11:51   #32
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ODO currently stands at around 11,300 and there isn't much to update about, other than the car has been running perfectly. The only issues at the moment are a couple of rattles that have cropped up inside the cabin. The first one seems to be coming from somewhere around the instrument cluster, while the second rattle is coming from either the LHS rear door or the LHS B-pillar area. Will have these looked into during the scheduled service in March.

Crossed this milestone about 8-9 days ago.

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2 year update:-

Celebrated my car's second birthday on the last day of February. I can't believe where the last two years have flown by!

Looking back at the last two years, I can only think of the enjoyable drives, the smooth engine & gearbox, the car's ability to swallow up insane amounts of luggage and munch the miles without complaining, the comfortable interior, etc.

Barring a few minor issues here and there, it has been a trouble free experience with my car (as has been the case in the previous 3 Citys' we had/have). I honestly don't have too much to write about since I haven't faced any major issue.

Even after two years, the car still feels as fresh as it did when it rolled out of the factory. The paint finish is still as shiny as ever and the interiors still smell and feel new. To be fair, the car is the least used among all the others in our garage since it is 99% of the time only driven by me.

As a birthday present to my pride & joy, I'm planning on getting a polishing/detailing treatment done. Plus, I need to attend to a few small scratches on the front bumper. I will probably get time to have this done once my work travel ends towards the end of April.

Currently racked up a little over 12,000 kilometers on the ODO (10,000 of which was done by me). The scheduled service was carried out on the 5th of March and got quite a few minor things done.

Firstly, both the right-facing windshield washer nozzles had gotten blocked. They fixed one of them properly, but the driver side one still needs attention. Will get that looked into during the next service or sooner if it gets worse.

Secondly, a few rattles had popped up around the instrument cluster/dashboard and around the LHS rear door/B-Pillar area. They seemed to have solved all of these.

Thirdly, the car's Bluetooth was not being able to connect to my phone. Solved this myself by deleting all the paired phones and re-pairing them. Working fine now.

Lastly, the normal service was done as per schedule.

Overall experience with the service center was fine and I the work was done properly + car was returned in a clean condition. However, there were a couple of instances where I felt they were trying to make a quick buck off me.

I got a call from the SA saying my key-fob battery was low. I had never experienced this on my City and this issue wasn't there when I had handed the car over to them that morning. I politely asked him not to replace it as I had a new battery at home. Got the car back with the 'key battery low' light flashing on the instrument cluster. I'm guessing that they swapped my battery with one that was low on charge, to get me to buy a new one from them. It would be one hell of a coincidence that the key-fob battery decided to throw out a low charge warning the moment it arrived at the service center. Anyway, I swapped swapped that with the new one I had at home. Problem solved.

I was advised to change the front brake discs and pads as they had rusted and worn out, respectively. I haven't felt any decline in the braking performance whatsoever, thus declined to have this job done. I would be grateful if anyone here could educate me about how long the City's discs and pads last under normal usage conditions (car spends 99% of it's time in city traffic)?

Car is running perfectly as ever and I don't have anything as such to complain about. Looking forward to enjoying that nice i-VTEC more and more.
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