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      2010 Honda City V - No City Limits!

      It all started in march 2010 when I was pushing mom and dad to buy a new car since our 2004 Ford ikon Flair was aging and I wanted a new car (I'd recently learnt to drive in 2008)

      The Ford ikon flair had seen the most extreme conditions of Kashmir and hottest climatic conditions of Rajasthan, not once it had stranded us in the middle of nowhere. The Blue Oval over a period of 7 years, and clocking 92k on the odo had proved to be absolutely reliable!

      Since my dad is in a govt job, and lives in a different state, the car had to be taken car of by me. The 1.3 ROCAM was a rev monster, I'd given a good amount of beating to those turbocharged swift maniacs. The only thing that pinched ME (not dad ) was high servicing cost of the ikon. Firsly the service centre was 70kms away and then a minimum amount of Rs. 4500 was to be burnt every time!

      In December 2010, finally, the day came when Dad agreed that we should get a new car but was not ready to de-part from the flair.

      With A budget of 10 lacs, a condition that ONLY a petrol car (Dad & Mom, both hate diesel, specially the khatrr khattr noise), the hunt started. VW Vento and Honda City were shortlisted, old verna (though it was never on the list) was knocked off bcoz of the fact that it was a hyundai and secondly, it looked like an egg. The VW Ludhiana salesman on the phone proudly announced that "sir, if you book now, we'll deliver in March". Why? "its a hit car sir, everybody wants one bcoz this is german engineering". I anyways didnt like the plain jane looks of the vento, though I pity those people who buy a car by believing that "german engineering is superior"

      So, the only choice was a Honda City, without a test drive, and after haggling a lot with 3 dealerships, I went with Horizon Honda (now closed) bcoz the salesperson came to my house (from 70kms away) and gave me the best deal and I tried to squeeze more and more (and kinda succeeded as well) since it was end of year.

      Ex showroom - 9.23 lacs
      Exchange bonus - Rs. 20k(though I didnt sell them my car, only gave a copy of RC)
      Corporate discount - Rs. 20k
      Free Insurance - Rs. 20.5k ( as according to the final amount written on the cover note)
      3M Underbody coating - Rs. 3k and mats etc.
      3M Teflon Coating - I'd specifically told sales guy that I DONT WANT THIS

      So, all in all, it was a good deal. The colors which we'd told the sales guy were alabaster silver (AS) and bold beige (BB)

      27th December 2010 was the date, and since we were not in a hurry to take the delivery (laziness), and after repeated calls of the sale guy, we started towards ludhiana to take the delivery of the car.

      Reached at 5pm, BB and AS were both made ready bold beige was chosen. While dad was completing paperwork and payment etc, I noticed that BB had Goodyear tyres, and AS had Michelins. I told them that I want Michelins, they refused that michelins are not possible and you'll have to take AS if you want michelins.
      I said to Dad," papa, has the booking amount cheque been realized?" and immediately, the sales guy said, sir, please let me talk to my seniors. Next thing I know, is that both the cars were driven out of showroom and half n hour later, there stood BB with new Michelin shoes! Also, despite my special instructions to not to do any teflon coating blah blah, it was done .

      Dad drove out the car of showroom, with mom sitting by his side and slowly took it to the highway. He was amazed at the sheer silent and super smooth engine, and the great power it had.

      Its been more than an year since we have the City and clocked 13k on the Odo, Trouble free.. Touch-wood!

      Okay Enough, I'll Let the pic do the talking.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dinesh Sachdev View Post
      There is something about Honda's they have a strange charming character..
      Indeed mate. You look er in d eye, and she invites you to rev her!

      I'm surprised, there are 70 views and yet a single reply. Have I missed something or written something offensive?!
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      Quote Originally Posted by torque1989 View Post
      I'm surprised, there are 70 views and yet a single reply. Have I missed something or written something offensive?!
      Nothing offensive, those 70 views are those who likes "honda city" including me . Infact I opened this thread to view the Honda City Picture. Very nice car and nice Photoshop work I like it .
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      Quote Originally Posted by torque1989 View Post
      I'm surprised, there are 70 views and yet a single reply. Have I missed something or written something offensive?!
      what do you want people to say, everyone knows honda's are awesome.. Mentioning it or not mentioning it doesn't make a difference..
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      Congrats on the car....good work on the picture
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      There is a small modification on the dashboard, which is visible in this photo. Can anyone spot it?

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      Since I'm a detailing freak. The flawless mirror reflection can be seen on the hood

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      Last edited by torque1989; 25th Jan 2012 at 20:53.
      Torque is the name, am ahead of my game

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      Congrats torque1989 and Honda sure is the best in its class IMO.
      The a/c control knobs seem to look different in the picture, did you change them?
      Similarly the toon sticker on the rear bumper looks to be trimmed off the toon character, right? Welcome to my club
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