Been a silent reader of all three civic 10th generation threads ( Owners, Innocent_devil one and this one).
Saw the car on launch at honda city sales lahore. Loved the car. Hated the in dash Wapda cables (Had to mention that). Decided to book oriel. Turbo was bit over priced But what the hell,loved the acceleration.turbo was a bit out of budget. Had a Grande as well as civic 9th Gen. Stopped because of some quality issues.
Yes the quality issues are there and some are really bad and painful to look at. I feared for the day when my civic X dashboard would start making those "chick chick" sounds that my grande passenger side door makes. Believe me I always drive with some music on because its just so annoying. Plus it only happens at slow speed bumps.
Anyways, I have been following civic 10th before launch and asking my friend who has direct links in the Honda factory and up to this day all the info he provided was accurate(Start of booking week, prices, variants plus the start of importing of new civic parts and when they started assembling and assembling capacity etc)
Here is what i know nothing more and nothing less:
- Honda is producing 2-2.5k cars per month with a daily figure of 100 civics for 24 days( Saturday sunday off and eight hours per day)
- They intend to produce 10k units and then evaluate the production capacity and see about demand etc.
- Now about the quality issues, He said Honda has been receiving alot of complains about issues and they have been looking to sort things out. The cars already delivered won't be changed etc. But they are working on improving. He told me to wait 3 months to get the car. He also said that not all cars have quality issue but alot of them have these issues.
However I just can't wait that long and told him to find me a good Black Civic oriel to buy. With less or without issues.
One more thing. Please everyone stop fighting with each other. I have seen since the launch of civic the thread has been more of a fight club then a information or discussion thread. People discussing something and then in the next post boom a fight start. A few things are exaggerated in the quality issues but most are there. To all those lucky ones whose rides are flawless Congratulations. There are alot of cars which are defect free and I have seen a White turbo of one of my friends and its a good example. Thanks to fazal bhai and everyone at pakwheels who have been beating the drum since day one that honda is atleast noticing the issues. In Pakistan we have no where else to make our voice hear other than pakwheels.