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    Default Honda City 2010 bumpy and uncomfortable ride especially on Long routes

    I hope everybody is having a great day. I am honoured to be posting for the first time on Pakwheels. I own a honda city 2010 (dec 2010 Purchase) and find the drive to be very bumpy at speeds around 80 - 90 km/hr especially when driving on long routes (i normally use the GT road). I owned a Kia classic before and the ride was not as bumpy as the city's. The problem is that the car jumps alot on small humps and crater on the road and is uncomfartable especially for the passegers on the back seat. I have the stock tires which come with city. I wanted to know whether this is a problem faced by most of the city owners or is this a problem specific to my car.


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    I agree with you.

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    Well the problem you have stated is faced by all the new city owners. Try changing the stock tyres with little wider ones, this will reduce the problem to some extent.
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    this model of city has this issue, nothing can be done to make it good. even wide tires didn't work in a fellow's city.
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    Suspension in the current model of City is stiff and most owners complaint tabout the same. Yes; chnaging the tires would help but you will still feel the bumps..
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    the suspension in the new city is not stiff my friends. The reason of the problem that u are facing is that is is uncomfortably soft, especially the rear one. I own a city 2010 as well and i know it tends to roll and bounce a lot. The problem can be minimized by using a nice set of tyres with the perfect size...i switched to michellin's 195/60R15 which for me is the perfect set of boots for honda city. dont go for 195/65R15 coz they ruin the consumption and the looks of the car although u can get a softer ride and more ground clearance with that profile.

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    Although i dont own a city 2010 but i ve travelled in it and didnt dind anything like a bad ride in it. In fact the ride was very good on GT road.

    You may want to check the shock absorbers from a susspension specialist.
    Try putting all your weight by your hand on the shock absorbers one at a time. The car should bounce back immediately to it original level at once if the car keeps on bouncing or very slowly recovers to its rest position it means that your shocks are gone..
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    As most of the fellows have commented, this model does have a stiff rear suspension. I personally think its because of the reduced chassis weight from rear. And yes it tends to roll during high speed cornering (partially because of torsion beam design).

    You can use aftermarket tyres upto 185. The front suspension behaviour goes a bit soft in that case but rear behaves the same (more or less). I have 195 installed. They do increase grip but reduce economy (in my case). So i wont advise a 195.

    In a nutshell, keeping the profile same (65) and increasing the tyre width from stock 175 does increase tyre wall height (in 175/65/R15, the "65" indicates a % of 175.) and can smooth up the ride but i would say if you are not a high speed cornering junkie and dont brake at the last moment, the stock 175's are reasonable.

    P.S. Whoever advises to switch to alloys for more comfy ride, has never compared an alloy rim weight to a steel rim. The higher the rim weight, the more inertia it gets when hitting a bump (even the slightest), and the more suppress action a shock absorber has to apply. And since we have already concluded that this is a stiffer suspension, by the time, a shock absorber responds, the jerk has travelled up the chassis. Only the OEM alloy rims perform reasonably good (balance of grip, stability and smooth ride). and in this case, honda did not offer them.
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    use better tyers like yokohama

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    I have Honda City 2011 model. Changed the stock Eurostar tyres and installed Michelin Energy tyres. 195/65/R15. Made in Italy. Fresh tyres of 8th week 2011. The tyres are expensive but worth it. Handling and comfort has increased considerably. 195 is a bit wider tyres for City but as they are Energy Saver series, the mileage is very good. I am getting 14.5-15.5 Km/L in local and 17-18 on long routes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustam54 View Post
    As most of the fellows have commented, this model does have a stiff rear suspension. I personally think its because of the reduced chassis weight from rear. And yes it tends to roll during high speed cornering (partially because of torsion beam design).

    You can use aftermarket tyres upto 185. The front suspension behaviour goes a bit soft in that case but rear behaves the same (more or less). I have 195 installed. They do increase grip but reduce economy (in my case). So i wont advise a 195.

    In a nutshell, keeping the profile same (60) and increasing the tyre width from stock 175 does increase tyre wall height (in 175/60/R15, the "60" indicates a % of 175.) and can smooth up the ride but i would say if you are not a high speed cornering junkie and dont brake at the last moment, the stock 175's are reasonable.
    The stock tyre size of Honda City is 175/65/R15
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    Thanks to all for the answers. i believe a change of tires is on the cards. I was planning to buy the civic reborn does the civic also have the same problem if yes i might opt for buying the altis instead.

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    City suspension is hard v/s corolla's

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    Honda's suspension are no match for toyotas especially keeping the conditions of our roads in mind. I have experienced both 1st hand and I prefer Altis over Civic solely because the comfort that one gets in local drives. I would prefer a civic when travelling on a highway like M2...

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedster_101 View Post
    The stock tyre size of Honda City is 175/65/R15
    Thankyou for the correction
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    i also own honda city i uselly drive at 120 -140 in local and for long drive 180 i never felled sum problem. HANNAN

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlyfaith View Post
    Although i dont own a city 2010 but i ve travelled in it and didnt dind anything like a bad ride in it. In fact the ride was very good on GT road.

    You may want to check the shock absorbers from a susspension specialist.
    Try putting all your weight by your hand on the shock absorbers one at a time. The car should bounce back immediately to it original level at once if the car keeps on bouncing or very slowly recovers to its rest position it means that your shocks are gone..
    You may need a visist to Gawalmandi to some good shock splt..
    I agree with you. There must be a problem in suspension of car.
    I also own a Honda City 2010 model. So far I didn't face this problem in my car. Drive of car is very stable on uneven roads.
    Currently I have Dunlop sp sport tires with 205/65/r15 profile.
    So far its going good. Drive is very very smooth and quiet. Handling is also improved. But have to sacrifice on Fuel economy by 1-2 km which doesn't matters for me at least.
    Get suspension system checked of your car and change its tires with some good quality tires. Eurostars are really pathetic tires.

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