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    Just bought a brand new Honda City MT. I'll be getting the delivery form Honda Shahra-e-Faisal in a couple of days.

    Wanted to ask what to expect at the time of the delivery of the vehicle? What should I be checking in terms of equipment to know that there has been no compromise on quality and all electronics etc work OK?

    Also, what mods do you guys suggest? Are the stock tires OK in terms of quality and performance? I feel the tyres are a bit small (175/65/R15s) when compared to the size of the vehicle? Should I get, say, 195/65/R15s instead? What else should I get changed, if at all?

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    Anyone?

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    Check for remote of the CD pre.
    Ask for a nice geniune leather key ring.

    Change the tires to 185/65 R15s. They will give you optimum fuel average.

    Rest you are good to go! Do check the car for dents or scratches. Refuse the delivery if you find some part unpainted or damaged. Ask for replacement. Apply force if you have to. You are spending some 14 lacs for a car which barely costs Altas 7 lacs so you need to be satisfied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idealali View Post
    Just bought a brand new Honda City MT. I'll be getting the delivery form Honda Shahra-e-Faisal in a couple of days.

    Wanted to ask what to expect at the time of the delivery of the vehicle? What should I be checking in terms of equipment to know that there has been no compromise on quality and all electronics etc work OK?

    Also, what mods do you guys suggest? Are the stock tires OK in terms of quality and performance? I feel the tyres are a bit small (175/65/R15s) when compared to the size of the vehicle? Should I get, say, 195/65/R15s instead? What else should I get changed, if at all?

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    this first thing after you get delivery is give some sadqa and then change the tyres without delaying. i had a very bad experience with eurostar 175/65...they are gripless and hard as hell

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    Here's the checklist:
    1. Test the central locking couple of times in succession.
    2. With the engine running turn the wheel clockwise and anti-clockwise to the extremes and try to hear and check for any noises of clicks, clanks or motor humming.
    3. Check all lights, indicators.
    4. Check coolant level.
    5. Check the body of the vehicle for the minutest scratch, nicks or paint imperfection.
    6. While checking the engine bay, boot and all doors, ensure that no clip is missing (makhi).
    7. Drive back carefully, en-route fill her up with a reputable fuel pump for good quality fuel.
    8. Offer Sadqa immediately.

    If you are a regular city driver and not often on highways, then don't change the tyres yet. They are not that bad. Let the engine settle down somewhat. Though I'm not suggesting that it won't settle down with better performing tyres. Choose tyres wisely.

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    Thank you so much every one for your responses. I'll definitely keep these in mind at the time of the delivery.

    Regarding tyres, how much should the replacement cost? Would tyre shops buy the stock EuroStars? Which tyres do you recommend? Also, how much should decent alloys cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    Stay away from security remote system.
    Any specific reason for this?

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    Weigh the usefulness of the system with fact that your wires are going to be tampered with. Security system does not guarantee you security but it assures you pitching a slight delay for the thief but now-a-days, they aren't scared of cars with blue lights blinking on the dashboard suggesting a SteelMate or similar security system. At the end of the day, IMHO, it primarily acts as a lock/unlock device.
    I'm not discouraging you not to have one at all, it's just that you could have it after 3000kms. But hey, thats just me. You're the boss here.
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    u shud definitely get a security system if money isnt the issue....get that 2 way one .....the 9 something series from STEEL MATE....it definitely gives an edge.

    Tires i would suggest yoko Dbs...195/60/15 (these are very close to OEM spec) plus they give a VERY comfortable ride and the biggest plus is the rolling resistance....they have very less of it.

    Alloys....try to get genuine light weight ones otherwise stick with the simple OEM black rims. Chinese n Taiwanese alloys are heavy n cause reduction in fuel economy.

    When u go to take delivery of ur vehicle be sure to take a high intensity torch light with u to the showroom to check for scratches n swirls....check the side glow from a distance in the reflections by giving the torch to someone else n seeing the reflections to check for swirls standing at a distance.....if ur not sure abt what swirls are then GOOGLE the method for how to check for swirls.

    Its not all looks....u must swipe a clean hand over all the surface of the car.....try feeling for any imperfections........u may get a surprise if u feel any of the panels feel more scruffy n not as smooth as others....these maybe buffing imperfections OR Honda guys may be trying to send u off with a delivery damaged-repaired vehicle. Do the needful as required.

    Get some good footmats with the car.
    Get meguiar's tech wax 2.0 and 2 foam pad applicators from mohsin bhai's outlet in Zamzama n at least 5 genuine micrfibre towels, never ever touch any other cloth on the exterior or interior of the car except a genuine microfibre.

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    btw before even thinking of changing d tires. do ask abt warranty being void things. becuz tires chnge p bi sumtimes u aint liable for warranty claim according to dem. like corolla mei hai aisa scene tu chk wid honda also.

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    Thank you so much, guys. As always, the pakwheels community has been very helpful. I'll share my experiences after I get the delivery.

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    @idealali:

    Must check the exterior throughly for imperfections, since the pre-delivery cars are parked in lot which is prone to creating dents on the exterior....do check from a distance small dot dents on doors, which is common in city due to its lighter body.

    BTW...have you opted for Navigation ?

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    @stingray
    What is microfiber towel? Is it easily available at auto shops? For how much?
    "The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war"

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    @speedster101
    A Microfibre is what most of us will find cleaning EVERYTHING with after few years i suspect. Everything from ur sunglasses to ur reading glasses to home appliances, just EVERYTHING. All shiny things are prone to get that spider webbing design on top after a years or so of use so if u want to avoid those beautiful (not) spidery scratchy patterns then this is the thing.
    Microfiber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The best ones in the trade in my opinion are COBRA, MEGUIARS, MOTHERS and 3M microfibre towels. Heres an example of my favourite microfibre towel.

    Meguiar's Direct Supreme Shine® Microfiber Towel - 1 Pack

    Believe me its been abt 8 months since i have my car and every time i wash n wax it i do a thorough check for swirls and scratches n mashAllah i dont find any new swirls on it ever as compared to 2 other cars which were bought in the same time frame with mine but maintained by drivers n servants they look much duller and full of swirls in the reflections.

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    ^^^
    Thanks a lot for your detailed reply.
    The product seems nice but costly.
    Whats its price?
    "The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war"

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    Please give me the contact number or name/location of Mohsin's outlet in Zamzama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK77 View Post
    @idealali: BTW...have you opted for Navigation ?
    I haven't.

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    ^^^
    And in which colour you booked your City?
    "The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war"

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    @speedster101

    Basic microfibres start from around 250 rupees a piece going upto all the prices available on the websites....biggest ones are mothers n 3M ones. Average price for a good one like supreme shine is around 900 at mohsin bhais outlet in zamzama khi.

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    @sir asfar
    yeh kin kamon mein laga rahein hein yaar is ko remember, car is not life...its just a small lil piece of it...just my $0.02

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