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    Default Honda City Fan Club

    (Maintainence schedule added at the end)

    Hi guys..!!! I thought we should have a Fan club for honda city.Theres already a fourm for City but thats dedicated to city steermatic only.in this club,we shall hav steermatic,idsi,cvt nd all models of city and all their variants. Well the history of this car is somewhat like this...


    First generation (1997-2000) On january 22nd 1997,the first Honda City was launched as a sedan.The city was always made for families and not for racing or sports.Thats why they were always equiped with the latest or sometimes firsts in the market.The interior was always very comforting and the seating position is also very comfortable.It had the options of power windows,and side view mirrors for the top model though they were not there in the base model.Power steeing,front seatbelts,digital clock,AC was available in the basic model too.One the outside,it was very elegantly designed.Beautiful,handsome and decent.Under the hood,it had a 1300cc 16valve SOHC engine ,and was the first car to have 16-valve in 1300cc category.


    Second generation (2000-2003) On January 20th 2000, Honda replaced the original City of 1997 with an update.This model of city had the basic shape of its predecessor.but with new crystal head lamps at the front,power side view mirrors and a chrome lining around the rear numberplate garnish.It was the first car in pakistan to have rear crystal headlights.It had two varients. Exi and Exi-s.The Exi had manual windows and side view mirrors,body colored licence plate garnish(not chromed), semi-fabric seat covers, 165/13 tyres,black door mirrors and no high mount stop lamp.But the Exi-s had all these things in it.The outside looked more gracefull with crystal lights and some new lines on the exterior.The engine in both of them were same.But this one had Programed fuel injection(PGM-Fi).There was optional 4-speed automatic transmission available. The engine engine's maximum horse power=90/6400 and maximum torque =11.5/4700 This model was produced until 2003


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    Third generation (2003-2005) On 23rd August 2003, the third-generation Honda City was launched which had a totally new shape.It was a very stylish and aerodynamic shape introduced in pakistan for the first time.It also was the first car to introduce i-dsi (intelligence-dual and sequential ignation) and CVT (continuously variable transmission) in Pakistan.It had an engine which is higly fuel economic and was build specially for better fuel economy.This car was equipped with power windows(pinch free) , power side view mirrors, tilt adjustable steering column and yet another first,the EPS or electriconic power steering.it made the steering very very soft to turn and also it had no oil used in it so it had no maintanence required.Other featrure of this car is that its the first Euro 3 comliant car in pakistan,that means that its very low on harmful emmisions.The EURO 3 emission standard are applicable in Europe from the year 2000, they are considered to be amongst the most strict standards worldwide. The standard limits emissions to 2.1 g/kWh CO, 0.66 g/kWh HC, 5.0 g/kWh NOx, 0.1 g/kWh particles. Another striking feature is, the boot space(400ltrs).it was bigger then any local car availabe at that time.This car was basically meant for families.it had two glove compartments,a big boot,empty space under the rear seats, four glass holders,and also, a smal space provided in the two front doors.And guess what? All of these options were available in the basic version.This city was divided on just the basis of the drive-train.One was manual,and other was automatic. On the outside,this car was designed very sophisticatedly,it looked smaller than other cars in size from outside but is alot more spacious inside.the body design was an immediate hit among fans and poeple who knew somthing about this type of things.Even the side view mirrors are designed to cut through air.


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    Fourth generation (2005-present) In september 2005,the fourth generation City was released.It was basically a face-lifted version on the previous model.it is known as the City ZX in Thailand, India, the New City in Malaysia and City in Pakistan.The most significant changes are a new exterior (new front grille, new headlamps, new fog lights, newtaillights and bumpers). The front end has been extended forward by 65 mm (2.6 in) while the rear has been extended by 15 mm (0.6 in). The VTEC trim have 15 inch alloy wheels as standard equipment. Interior changes are minor but it does include an armrest for the driver.The rest remains almost same as in the previous model. The engine remains the same but the intake manifold has been modified, resulting a 10% temperature drop in the intake air temperature (IAT), the suspension has been upgraded as well. Honda City in Pakistan are using CVT gearbox for both i-DSI and VTEC variants. The CVT-VTEC 1.5L gearbox is equipped with a Simulated 7-Speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) using paddle shift buttons. This is very rare for a subcompact of its class.This VTEC variant was called City-steermatic.

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    Steermatic:- The steermatic is basicaly a name of a technology used in the city VTEC 1.5L model.this model had a different engine than the idsi.it had a 1.5L engine with an auto transmission.this was not any other auto transmission.its is steermatic,means that you can change gears just by push of a button on the steering wheel.this is basically used in F1 racing.It has 2 options,either you drive on fully automated CVT option,or you select a virtual manual transmission.For this,you would change the gears when you want with a push of a button.This model also have an opitiron meter and also stock imported 15" alloy rims with bridgestone Potenza tyres. This technology is very sophisticated and advanced,which,sadly was'nt accepted by the buyers in Pakistan because they simply could not understand it and hence,this particular model of city was discontined.


    I-dsi:- I-dsi stands for Intelligence-dual and sequential ignation.In this type of engine,two spark plugs are employed for each cylinder.That makes 8 spark plugs instead of 4 plugs used by most cars.Adding of an additional plug assures complete burning and utilizing the last drop of fuel thrown into the cylinders which would provide you the best performace and better fuel consumption.Not all the times the 8 plugs are working,but when u push your car through high revs or speeds,all of them work simeltaneously and thats when ypu can feel the difference.But theres one drawback in it,this engine is equiped with 8 valves not 16.Hence it decreased the performance and city seems to be out of breath after 5000RPMs,but as this is basically a family car,performance is not the priority.The best thing about this was the fuel economy,about which,you can read the paragraph below.

    Fifth generation (2009 onwards) On 31th january 2009,the fifth generation of the honda City was launched in Pakistan.Which was an immediate hit among the fans.The previous Honda City was criticised due to its shape,but this time the best thing was the shape,which is even more aerodynamic then the previous one and also resembles the big Honda brothers,Civic and Accord.The best thing about the exterior of this City is the front view of the car.The wide,sleek and elegently designed radiator grill gives a refreashing look to the car.The dimesions of the car are almost similar to those of the older model.The sharp lines on the hood gives the city some attitude on the road.The boot space is increased about 25%,from 400ltrs to 506ltrs.But the good news doesnt end there,under the hood,There is a fairly powerful 1.3L SOHC VTEC engine.which produces a healthy 100bhp,enough for a 1.3L car.But dont think that you would have to lose something on the fuel economy side to get this sort of power.The fuel economy is actually improved.Some indian car expert magzines gave the figures of 22km/ltr for the auto transmission,which is the best in its class.The emission standards are improved as well.Previous city was Euro 3 compliant,but the new city is Euro 4 compliant.which means that your car is enviornment friendly.The only thing which you need to be concered about is the interior,which feels abit cramped campared to the previous City,but there is a reason to it.In the pervious city.the hood and the trunk had only a small portion of the exterior length covered,and the cabin was much bigger,which gave nice interior space,but from outside,the car looked ugly to some eyes.To correct this ugliness,the car was redesigned with increased hood and trunk length from outside,this made it look much better but the drawback was the lesser interior space.The second thing was the missing silver portions on the interior bits and panels of the Pakistani City.The interior would have felt lively only if some spots of it would have been in silver color.But you have alot other advantages,like 15" rims,ABS as standard,vtec engine,details of fuel milage on a special screen in the speedometer,huge boot and many other small things. In a nutshel,the new Honda City is much more refined comparitively to the previous one.The basic things which matter alot have been improved like the engine and the exterior design.The ride of the car is also improved,thanks to the small changes in the suspension.All in all,its still a great package if you see it the value-for-money way in Pakistani market atleast.


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    Fuel Consumption:- The 2005 face-lifted Honda City i-DSI achieved an impressive 26.2km per liter of fuel consumption during a challenge in June 2007. The challenge requires the vehicle to be occupied by 4 persons (including the driver), air conditioning being switched on and a load of luggage. The whole route stretched more than 660km that consists of not only highway driving but also hill climbing. ==================================== Source:-My self mostly,wikipedia and Honda atlas.


    In Short:- In short,according to me,all this proves that Honda City has been a great car for a family to have at all times for more than a decade now.It has proven its self to be a complete car one would need at a price tag it is available for.An im one of the thousands of satisfied owners of it for the past one year. Now all we need are your comments and thoughts upon this small wonder.And also do make sure you post some pix of your own city if you have,of any model.Please feel free to express your feelings about this car.

    Maintainence schedule:-

    There have been a lot of queries regarding the maintainence shedule of Honda City. To help find members and guests find this information easily and quickly, i am writing the complete maintainence shedule which i have been following for the past 5 years for my car (180,000kms).Cost of completing the job may/may not be stated. Some of it may not be the same as that in maintainence book provided by Honda people. In that case, i ll state the reason of the difference.Here goes.

    Oils:-
    Havoline formula 10W30 (3.7ltr) and oil filter change @ 3000kms. Cost 1900rs

    Transmission oil (Manual transmission) 2 ltr @ 40,000kms.
    Honda original oil 1980rs (2ltr)
    Good quality Zic/ micking oil 800rs (2ltr)

    Transmission oil ( Automatic transmission) 2lre @ 35,000kms
    Honda CVT oil ONLY (3.2-3.4L.) 1980rs

    Brake oil
    Keep it topped up and change only if padel feels very soft n goes wayy down.
    Honda original oil

    Clutch operation oil
    Keep it topped up and change only if you it shows signs of trouble

    Parts change:-

    Brake pads change:-
    recommended @ 30,000kms
    Can use any good quality pads. (labour 400rs for 4 wheels plus pads, from 500rs to 2500rs)

    Fuel filter change @ 40,000kms (IF driven on petrol)

    Air filter change @ 10,000kms Original Honda filter is best.Good quality guard filter is good too.
    980rs for OEM, 350rs for Guard filter.

    Spark plugs @ 20,000kms Original Honda plugs (8 plugs for idsi. 4 for steermatic, new city ivtec and before-2003 model City)

    Timing belt. Not required. From 2003 onwards, all honda Citys have timing chains instead of belts.They usually last a life time.

    Tune-ups :-

    Throttle body service @ 20,000kms Cost around 500rs
    Tappets adjustment / valve clearence @ 20,000kms Cost around 500rs

    Brake adjustment front not required after pads change. rear @ 30,000kms (or when front pads changed)

    Expected Life of Some parts:-

    Brake pads 35,000kms if driven aggressively ( cost already mentioned)
    Clutch plate 110,000kms if driven aggressively ( around 2000rs labour and 6000rs for clutch+pressure plate)
    Clutch bearing 150,000kms (So change with clutch plate) (800rs)
    Tuneups can be delayed to 30,000kms IF the car is run in clean enviornment like in Islamabad etc (less dust)
    Engine oil change can be delays to 5,000kms but not good in long run.

    Service Manual Honda City ids-i 2003-2008:-
    http://www.putlocker.com/file/CED54F8B8FB00360

    Tip for keeping automatic transmission (Vario and steermatic) healthy on CNG:-
    Change engine oil at 3,000kms MAX.
    Tranny oil at 30,000kms
    Tune up (throttle and valve clearence) at 20,000kms
    Do NOT ignore idleing problems. Rough idleing means jerks to transmission and thats what kills it on CNG.
    Keep air filter clean and change at 10,000kms max.

    Instrument cluster cleaning DIY
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/d-i...ening-cleaning
    Console box opening and spray painting DIY
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/d-i...-respray-diy-1
    A/c service, the easy way
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/air...ck-c-service-1
    Honda City GTG at kallar kahar
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/get...g-kallar-kahar
    2nd Honda City GTG at kallar kahar
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/get...ar-23-dec-12-a

    Thats all for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by civic7 View Post
    Friends just see this City with new interior at Honda Chenab. It's not beige colour like Civic, you can say it grey beige :p:p
    However it looks cool n beautiful
    Really Nice Dig Friend ! To me the HONDA Atlas has now announced the Real 5th Generation of City in Pakistan ! I really not liked the Black Interior in City from the First day of its Official Announcement in Pakistan! Black is good but not so Special in City ! To me The real City with beige Interior Has been landed now in 2012 not on 2009!!! Beautiful! Truly Awesome! Fantastico!!
    Pakistan needs MaSsive Over-HAULING!! So either stay or Just Leave it!!

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    Honda City Fan Club - quote icon Originally Posted by civic7 Honda City Fan Club - viewpost right
    Friends just see this City with new interior at Honda Chenab. It's not beige colour like Civic, you can say it grey beige :p:p
    However it looks cool n beautiful



    Thanks bro for taking pains to upload the pics. The car looks really nice, can u elaborate; is this aspire or plain city?
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    Happy birthday to the Captain of the ship; may u have many more inshAllah
    and Ahmed yar bro, lets take it as advance birthday wish......
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    It was Aspire.



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    Quote Originally Posted by civic7 View Post
    Friends just see this City with new interior at Honda Chenab. It's not beige colour like Civic, you can say it grey beige :p:p
    However it looks cool n beautiful
    jazakallha for share, i simply love this new interior colour, specialy 2 cols like civic and corolla giving expencive luxerious look
    also this light colour interior will give some spacious, vivd look
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    now maybe we might sell our city to get the one with this interior

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollOnBigMaMa View Post
    u can change sounds on ur system? which system did u get for ur car?

    and yeah, do remove that "light"from the dashboard.

    as someone said, the secret behind keeping ur car safe from a thief is to make it full of surprises. The more the surprises, the more he is confused which leads him to a consequent failure. Unfortunately, what we people do is k install a security feature, and then go on telling everyone about it: "main aj 45 hazaar da tracker lawaaya J".
    actually the car was saying disarmed or armed, or it would say dont touch me when hit, you can disable that so that the car beeps. the system was a regular steelmate 1 way system. i would hold the lock button for 5 seconds, the indicators would then turn on, then i would press the silence button and then lock button to save the configuration. if the car is beeping it will speak and if speaking it will beep after this treatment

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    i still am of the belief that this generation city, being sporty in looks and drive, somehow looks much better with black interior. but thats just me. this beige interior does not suit it at all. i mean look at the black door handles with the beige interior. looks pretty out of place otherwise

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    Quote Originally Posted by waleed80 View Post
    i still am of the belief that this generation city, being sporty in looks and drive, somehow looks much better with black interior. but thats just me. this beige interior does not suit it at all. i mean look at the black door handles with the beige interior. looks pretty out of place otherwise
    I do fully agree with Waleed80. If you can keep it clean then black interior in WHITE CITY is a great contract. I am loving it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmad_yar View Post
    jazakallha for share, i simply love this new interior colour, specialy 2 cols like civic and corolla giving expencive luxerious look
    also this light colour interior will give some spacious, vivd look
    Ahmad bhai need ur advice, i glazed the new city (1;5 diluted hyper crystal polymer glaze, gave it 3 hours to cure and then topped it off with gc. the surface got very smooth and i could easily notice that the reflections were less hazy. but still there wasnt any major improvement in reflectivity, just a little bit of depth (the curse of silver colour). what would you advise. My 26# is coming after eid, will it be any useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by waleed80 View Post
    i still am of the belief that this generation city, being sporty in looks and drive, somehow looks much better with black interior. but thats just me. this beige interior does not suit it at all. i mean look at the black door handles with the beige interior. looks pretty out of place otherwise
    Totally agreed. Black looks awsome. The two tone looks or rather enhances the cheapness of the cheap plastic of the city dashboard


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    Quote Originally Posted by margallar View Post
    Ahmad bhai need ur advice, i glazed the new city (1;5 diluted hyper crystal polymer glaze, gave it 3 hours to cure and then topped it off with gc. the surface got very smooth and i could easily notice that the reflections were less hazy. but still there wasnt any major improvement in reflectivity, just a little bit of depth (the curse of silver colour). what would you advise. My 26# is coming after eid, will it be any useful
    ohh mere badsha sadfar bhai jan
    allways understand paint colour prior to choose the wax. ur car colour is silver means very less margins to darken the colour so ur first choice would be reflections and u better knew reflections comes from synthetic waxes so dear after glaze should apply any good synthetic wax ( my vote for megs nxt ) if u have one than good enough other wise drive to my place , will do for you

    megs wax #26 is also natural wax like gc so it will also give good results on dark painted surfaces. i am having it as well come will give u demonstartion of both waxes before doing whole car and sure u will love nxt results
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    actually i only have gc atm so couldnt go synthethic. Id love to pay you a visit when i have the transport

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    just saw your like Amir bhai, why dont you jump into our conversation and tell us what you would suggest, how did the #26 respond to the silver car you detailed

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    Safdar, silver or white or any other light colours are pretty tricky to play with. They are not meant for depth, they are meant for a smooth and glossy touch. Dark colours are the ones which are preferred even in detailing combinations because they can reflect all of the following, depth, shine, reflections and gloss.

    GC on black cars would give a WARM feel, NXT would give it a lot of shine. 26 would give it an even warmer tone, with crazy depth. personally i like 26 over NXT+GC combo, because it gives awesome depth, shine and also protection. I personally like experimenting now, do half side of the car with NXT then the other half with 26 just for the sake of comparison, both waxes are good in their own way, but i like 26 more because some days you want that warmth in your car and that goldenish feel rather than just silvery shine, which comes with NXT.

    Plus 26 is from the professional line, there was some person on the detailing thread who said since 26 is from the professional line, sirf 2 din ki chandani hei, i dont like posting in that thread anymore, otherwise i would've challenged him, in fact no, i wouldnt have even replied to such a stupid comment. Anyway the thing is for lighter coloured cars synthetic waxes work great, but the gloss which natural waxes put up on a properly cured paint would drive you crazy.

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    jazakallah for all that info Yawar bhai, i was able to extract a little depth which i felt was satisfactory enough for the colour, but i wanted the reflections to get more refined, lets see what i can do with 26 and a little demo from you

    btw a base of nxt cured for 12 hours + another coat of 26 = ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by margallar View Post
    jazakallah for all that info Yawar bhai, i was able to extract a little depth which i felt was satisfactory enough for the colour, but i wanted the reflections to get more refined, lets see what i can do with 26 and a little demo from you

    btw a base of nxt cured for 12 hours + another coat of 26 = ?
    My pleasure bro!

    Yes thats what a silver colour has to offer at most of the times, but comparing and wanting to have depth of a dark coloured car is unjust with lighther coloured cars, both the colours are different for a reason.

    You cars paint is just like your skin, its not that it would get awesome with just a couple of details, you need to spend more time on it, its like a little baby which you have to take care of, nourish it properly and then *look at it grow*, build up on a properly cured and cleaned paint, trust me it is lovely.

    Let me show you some pictures,

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    @waleed, mashAllah. Lovely. Do keep her waxed everytime so that this shine remains preserved forever.
    Agar chy bu'tt' hain Jama'at ki Aasteenon main - Mujhay Hai Hukm-e-Aazaan LA ILA HA ILL ALLAH...!

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    Thankyou EVERYONE for wishing me a happy birthday Im sorry i cudnt reply on time as pw server decides to keep me off of pw most of the times :/ once again, thanks a lot
    When the power of love exceeds the love for power, the world will finally know peace=Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do

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    Quote Originally Posted by civic7 View Post
    Friends just see this City with new interior at Honda Chenab. It's not beige colour like Civic, you can say it grey beige :p:p
    However it looks cool n beautiful
    wow... beige interior looks really nice... i think i ll have to visit a showroom to check it out...
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