The "mandatory"/Recommended/ Recommended ONLY issue/dust will be settled before launch, Inshallah.
This as per my talks just now with the showroom from where I booked the 1.5T.
I was told frankly by the very kind rep over there, that apart from myself, he had an OCEAN of complaints in this regard, and that a SEMINAR on the new Civic X is scheduled with Atlas Honda right after Eid-ul-Fitr and BEFORE official launching date, as to address all these customer concerns!
My standpoint was that Honda should stick to their engine warranty liability if "recommended", or make it CLEAR to customers at time of full payment, that their vehicle would run ONLY on Hi-octane/Ron 91 and above, as an "ESSENTIAL"!
This way....their would be a choice of taking risks or not!
He agreed with the logic in my points and assured that these matters would be taken up at the proposed and upcoming post-Eid Seminar, and that their would be CLEAR terms laid down by Honda Atlas, at time of taking full payment on launch.
Hence.....as per present situation......I stayed the course.....till launch.