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      Greyhound - Honda Civic 2011 - VMT

      One fine day around noon while eating lunch at coll got a msg from Dad asking me to call up ASAP.

      So this is how the conversation went about -

      Dad : Lets get a car .
      Me : Why ? We don't need one .
      Dad : Yes we do, you keep using the Rapid, your bro takes the verna; I have ntn when I'm in Chennai.
      Me : Ok so why so suddenly ?
      Dad : Need it yesterday.
      Me : Ok but it's got to be Petrol ( Dreaming of a High revv'ing petrol with a FFE
      Dad : Yes. So I was thinking of 2nd hand, I already checked out a Altis. . .
      Me : Whatt ? ?? Noo , new car. Honda . You tell budget first.
      Dad : New 14L , 2nd hand 10L
      Me : How about Honda City ?
      Dad : Huge waiting period already spoke to honda .
      Me : Linea ( amazing handling, t-jet , plus good price - Perfect na ? )
      Dad : Nope , looks ugly. Anyways check for a good car I want to buy today.
      Me : Ok I have an idea let me call you back .


      Calling Mi10

      Me : Sell me the fiesta , today.
      him : Yov , Poya !!
      Me : Yov im serious i'll take it today. Now also .
      Him : Ok give me a week's time.
      Me : Ok you have 1 hours. Bye !

      Dad calls,

      Dad : I called up TSM , they have a 2010 Altis gold colour I saw the car, looks good driven only 12000 kms.
      Me : Altis noooo. Lets get something else .
      Dad : Ok check for Civic ( My mind stops here ) , then blah blah blah .
      Me : Ok civic , bye .

      Made a few calls found a good civic 2011 20k kms on the clock, well run owned by a celebrity murali vijay ( Cricketer )
      Call up the dealer and tell him to call up dad.

      At the end I go home and dad says that black civic from dealership seems ok dont want it.

      Me : Nooooooo. Civic
      Dad : Let's go test drive first.


      Head to the dealership

      The civic was in a BADDDD state. It would have made baranjil cry. A black ignored civic. this put dad off. And the price was too much 8L for that was over.

      Head to TSM :
      7.00PM

      Saw the altis. Drove it the car was perfect actually. A good car. But i Spotted a grey civic in the corner

      Asked the guy what about that. He gave details , 2011 Civic, 18k in the clock, Lady drive, within our budget. I was like the guy on the happydent ad
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      Dad felt I just wanted a civic so he gave in a bit and said lets go for test drive.

      Drove it loved it and im begging Dad for it. Convincing him its better.

      Showed him the electrically closing ORVM's , the leather seat , the AUX , the Back seat ICE control module, reverse sensor's( All lacking in the Altis )

      7.45PM

      He was sold. Spoke price and told we'll take it.

      But dam fools had lot of work pending on the car.

      Insurance wasn't there, a mudflap was missing ,the led strip on the spoiler was faulty, door sill lights weren't working, the gear knob was faded, the leather was torn on the gear knob, the door pad was torn slightly , the armrest latch was faulty. TSM assured to fix all of this for the price we were gonna pay them.


      So A perfect car ( eventually ) No ding's , dents , scratches.. None ziltch. Almost new.


      But all those faults plus the fact I didnt give the car the bean s and test it made me convince dad to hold off on the deal till tomorrow.

      Next day the car came home drove it well. No noises, squeaks faults. Checked everything . Thanks to vys_1 for all details on what to look for. Called up Honda A.s.s all was fine just that the car was long pending for a service. The owner was following Oil change every 10k but honda wants it every 6 months .

      So all was good to go. Planned to take delivery the next day since it was a Tuesday.

      Come Wednesday came home early from coll even though I lacked attendance to receive the car.

      Checked the car once more, the dealership had changed the battery that day so the car will have a new battery when given to us. ( Not changed cause old was faulty )

      We paid the amount minus 5K which we would pay when they completed the pending jobs on the car .

      So the jobs were:
      * gear knob and leather
      * door pad
      * mudflap
      * armrest
      * key battery
      * Interior cleaning.


      So bought in FEB , now it's april All faults are rectified. TSM is awesome to deal with, but my sale's rep was a lazy fag who didn't finish stuff on time. So not only mud flap and interior cleaning is pending.


      Overall the car is a joy to drive and is F**king A W E S O M E . !!

      VTEC YO!
      Last edited by nitin; 18th Apr 2014 at 14:58.
      '08 Suzuki Swift - 1.3 VXI - sold
      '13 Skoda Rapid TDI - 1.6 Code6'd - sold
      '11 Honda Civic - 1.8 VMT - FFE + Intake - sold
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      ironically a remapped tdi is
      faster than the next segment
      tdi at lesser price.
       
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      so 2nd hand car market is being dug out by some gear heads now.... post some pics macha... specs, etc...final price, etc...please...
      Why do people post I want the best for my car... When there isn't anything that is the best on the car to begin with.

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      Quote Originally Posted by legendracer View Post
      so 2nd hand car market is being dug out by some gear heads now...
      Generally wouldn't get 2nd hand but Dad wanted a Car asap. He would have taken delivery of the altis even before i got home from coll if it wasnt for me.

      2nd hand is good as long as you know it's fine and good.

      Quote Originally Posted by legendracer View Post
      post some pics macha... specs, etc...final price, etc...please...
      Sure will do so chetta Lazy for pics. will post soon.
      '08 Suzuki Swift - 1.3 VXI - sold
      '13 Skoda Rapid TDI - 1.6 Code6'd - sold
      '11 Honda Civic - 1.8 VMT - FFE + Intake - sold
      '12 Hyundai Verna Fluidic - 1.4 VTVT
      '16 Hyundai Creta SX AT
      '16 Suzuki Alto K10 AMT VXI(o)

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      nitin yar, please enlighten, whats so special about v tec?
      Why do people post I want the best for my car... When there isn't anything that is the best on the car to begin with.

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      Specs

      My model is the VMT
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      '08 Suzuki Swift - 1.3 VXI - sold
      '13 Skoda Rapid TDI - 1.6 Code6'd - sold
      '11 Honda Civic - 1.8 VMT - FFE + Intake - sold
      '12 Hyundai Verna Fluidic - 1.4 VTVT
      '16 Hyundai Creta SX AT
      '16 Suzuki Alto K10 AMT VXI(o)

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      Quote Originally Posted by legendracer View Post
      please enlighten, whats so special about v tec?
      It kicks in yo!

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      Jesus had a Honda.. John 12:49: 'For I did not speak of my own Accord'

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      Quote Originally Posted by legendracer View Post
      whats so special about v tec?
      Will post more details soon. And do a comparison between the Rapid and Civic .

      But just to clear your doubt -> nothing ! Honestly love driving the Rapid more.


      Looks like my ownership threads gonna be a troll thread. Might as well swap the engine. hvrudhula help needed.

      Can I swap a F16 Raptor's engine in this ?
      Last edited by nitin; 18th Apr 2014 at 15:52.
      '08 Suzuki Swift - 1.3 VXI - sold
      '13 Skoda Rapid TDI - 1.6 Code6'd - sold
      '11 Honda Civic - 1.8 VMT - FFE + Intake - sold
      '12 Hyundai Verna Fluidic - 1.4 VTVT
      '16 Hyundai Creta SX AT
      '16 Suzuki Alto K10 AMT VXI(o)

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      Quote Originally Posted by nitin View Post
      Can I swap a F16 Raptor's engine in this ?
      Why would you want to do that? It ain't got no VTEC.

      Quote Originally Posted by nitin View Post
      Looks like my ownership threads gonna be a troll thread.
      Is the grey hound in some way related to the beige hound??
      Last edited by xander; 18th Apr 2014 at 16:02.
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      Quote Originally Posted by xander View Post
      It kicks in yo!
      frankly, never driven a honda. but, does it kick in so much? is the feel so high than a turbo diesel? or like, pulls, pulls and pulls...
      Why do people post I want the best for my car... When there isn't anything that is the best on the car to begin with.

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      Quote Originally Posted by xander View Post
      It ain't got no VTEC.
      The M.A.S.S can take care of that cant they ? :-


      Quote Originally Posted by legendracer View Post
      but, does it kick in so much? is the feel so high than a turbo diesel? or like, pulls, pulls and pulls...

      Best person to answer -> xander 007
      '08 Suzuki Swift - 1.3 VXI - sold
      '13 Skoda Rapid TDI - 1.6 Code6'd - sold
      '11 Honda Civic - 1.8 VMT - FFE + Intake - sold
      '12 Hyundai Verna Fluidic - 1.4 VTVT
      '16 Hyundai Creta SX AT
      '16 Suzuki Alto K10 AMT VXI(o)

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