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    Default How good or bad Honda City is!? i'm thinking of buying one.

    Assalamu alaikum Everyone!

    I'm thinking of buying a used 2007 Honda City.

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    I've heard that City is very generous on fuel and does around 20 kilometers per liter on long routes if driven at around 80km/hr. Is that really true??

    2. Some people say that Honda City also has many downsides or weaknesses, for example, it's not very tough like Civic, Is this also true??

    Actually, i'm a Civic lover, I've used civic for 4 years and had no complaints at all. My only reason for buying a City is its good fuel economy but I also don't want to compromise too much on durability. So, if you could oblige me by answering my above two questions about Honda City, that would be terrific.

    Your responses would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks very much


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    Dear Ammar,

    1. Only City Manual is fuel efficient (2004-2008 shape).
    2. Auto is NOT fuel efficient
    3. You can never compare city and civic. Both are from different league..

    - Tough..??? I dont think Civic is also tough enough.. No real difference
    - Drive... Yes there is a difference
    - Road Grip .. Civic is much much better
    - Comfort.. Civic has more cabin space.. The seat adjustment (my opinon) is better for City.. i dont like bucket seat..
    - Accessories, etc... Civic all the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by inzi View Post
    Dear Ammar,

    1. Only City Manual is fuel efficient (2004-2008 shape).
    2. Auto is NOT fuel efficient
    3. You can never compare city and civic. Both are from different league..

    - Tough..??? I dont think Civic is also tough enough.. No real difference
    - Drive... Yes there is a difference
    - Road Grip .. Civic is much much better
    - Comfort.. Civic has more cabin space.. The seat adjustment (my opinon) is better for City.. i dont like bucket seat..
    - Accessories, etc... Civic all the way
    If you comparing eagle shape civic with city 2004-08, then cabin space of city is more than civic....I'm not talkin about the dimensions but atleast City feels more spacious.

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    thanks very much Inzi! that was quite informative, that means Civic is way better in performance but some models of City, that you've specified, drink less fuel. I think considering the shortage and CNG, i'll go for a city, for saving on fuel costs.

    And inzi! do u know how many kilometers honda City actually does in a liter? because i think this 20km/liter is a myth. do u have some info about this??

    ..thanks again mate!

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    answer to both questions is true
    city 1250cc
    civic starts from 1500cc

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    Within City .. it will give 10kpl - 14kpl .. depends upon driving style and road congestion, based on my personal experience

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    thanks for taking your time buddy!! that's amazing, that means City does have a potential to give 20km/ltr if driven carefully. Fuel economy is everything is i'm concerned about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarkhan87 View Post
    thanks very much Inzi! that was quite informative, that means Civic is way better in performance but some models of City, that you've specified, drink less fuel. I think considering the shortage and CNG, i'll go for a city, for saving on fuel costs.

    And inzi! do u know how many kilometers honda City actually does in a liter? because i think this 20km/liter is a myth. do u have some info about this??

    ..thanks again mate!
    @ ammarkhan87, My Honda city 2005 iDSI did 19km a litre on Motorway regularly at 90-110km/hr speed. However the max I acheived 23 or 24 km/ litre mileage on my city but that was when I pushed myself to the extremes of hypermiling. City 2006-08 got an upgraded air intake with 10% more fuel efficiency over 2004-05 city. Even my new city 2012 can easily do 18km/litre avg. So 20Km/litre for city isn't a myth...its reality.

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    14km/ltr is truly brilliant, i know it's in the best conditions but still very good. I always try to be a very careful driver, i always take my foot off the gas well before pressing the brake pedal to take maximum out of the momentum of the car...lolzz..that's a bit obsessive, isn't it! I think City will pay me off..

    many thanks for replying mate!! it's really appriciated

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    city suspension isnt good
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    Quote Originally Posted by aakbar View Post
    @ ammarkhan87, My Honda city 2005 iDSI did 19km a litre on Motorway regularly at 90-110km/hr speed. However the max I acheived 23 or 24 km/ litre mileage on my city but that was when I pushed myself to the extremes of hypermiling. City 2006-08 got an upgraded air intake with 10% more fuel efficiency over 2004-05 city. Even my new city 2012 can easily do 18km/litre avg. So 20Km/litre for city isn't a myth...its reality.
    Whoa! 24km/ltr!! ..that's called awesomeness... I can understand that, i also like getting more and more km/lter, i just love doing it, it's a sort of hobby that pays off well... I guess I've now totally fallen in love with City, i'm the person who didn't really use to like Honda city much, before the CNG load shedding... but things have now changed... Anyway, thank you so much for enlightening me

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    Quote Originally Posted by manni1 View Post
    city suspension isnt good
    Suspension no good!? Do u mean it is too bouncy/flabby or too stiff??

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    Quote Originally Posted by manni1 View Post
    city suspension isnt good
    I agree that City suspension isn't as comfortable as it was in previous city...but that has helped this city to have lot better road grip.

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    my experience with Automatic City 2009-date
    is excellent, drive fuel economy, just a minor issue with the suspensions
    the suspensions are really hard.

    OVERALL i would prefer City AT.
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    thanks for sharing lots of info guys....

    I really love stiffer suspension, it gives you more grip, i hate springy ones....but which City has this stiffer suspension; the one that came out in 2006 or the latest arrow-shape model that had come out in 2009 OR both of these models have it???

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    city idsi has very poor brakes
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    First of all I have NOT seen any Honda City doing 20 km/L....seen and driven a lot of 2005, 6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11, 12 of these cars....good on fuel coz City can go upto 14 km/L on long routes and 12 km/L in local drive and 10-11 km/L in local with a/c....but some peoole claim their City can go upto 18-20 km/L, may be exceptions, one in a million :-)

    Secondly...do not trust what odometer tell you for fuel average...just fill up the tank to full upto brim and drive 100 or 200 km then refill amd repeat at different timings and seasons then you can have fuel average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drbilalqamar View Post
    First of all I have NOT seen any Honda City doing 20 km/L....seen and driven a lot of 2005, 6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11, 12 of these cars....good on fuel coz City can go upto 14 km/L on long routes and 12 km/L in local drive and 10-11 km/L in local with a/c....but some peoole claim their City can go upto 18-20 km/L, may be exceptions, one in a million :-)

    Secondly...do not trust what odometer tell you for fuel average...just fill up the tank to full upto brim and drive 100 or 200 km then refill amd repeat at different timings and seasons then you can have fuel average.
    Erm...i dont think City is that bad at fuel economy, i used to get 14km/ltr with my 2002 Civic Exi manual on long routes, so, City with a smaller engine and lighter body, should be better than civic, i think. anyway, thanks for sharing ur experience, i'll kep that in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarkhan87 View Post
    Erm...i dont think City is that bad at fuel economy, i used to get 14km/ltr with my 2002 Civic Exi manual on long routes, so, City with a smaller engine and lighter body, should be better than civic, i think. anyway, thanks for sharing ur experience, i'll kep that in mind.
    Those models have 16 valves, so more power and fuel, but city 04-08 have 08 valves and less power and fuel consumption as compared to 16valve engine.

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    Bro if u want to buy a good car buy axio.... City is total **** car in frnt of axio

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