OK, so I got the delivery of the said vehicle and below is what I have to say:
The Honda Shahra-e-Faisal people delayed the delivery of my cars' papers by a day, even after repeated reminders that they'd land me in great trouble if they do (I was travelling the next day).
I didn't find any trouble with the car or the body (although, I thought I had till I read on pakwheels that there were no rear speakers in the car by design).
The Honda Shahra-e-Faisal people didn't have any fuel in the car. And by any, I mean any. The car hardly got to the gate of the showroom, stopped and refused to start. They had to run a guy to get some fuel from the nearby station. It started only after refilling, and that too after multiple tries.
The drive is very smooth, even when compared to my previous Steermatic (if you discard the difference of transmission, that is). The engine is almost noiseless, the cabin is very secluded too.
The steering is very smooth as well.
The black interior is a pain. Not only is it super prone to dust, it also makes the car unbearably hot to sit in when under direct sunlight. The interior quality is also below par. I expected better.
Compared to the earlier model of City, I don't see any improvement in the cabin room size. Feels the same.
The internal sheet between the engine and the cabin is very thin, it seems. The horn sounds to be going off inside the cabin, it's that loud.
I have been driving the car for around a week now and so far, the econometer says that I am doing around 13.7 kmpl. I can only confirm if this is accurate once I refill.
All in all, I like the car but I feel I deserved better in 1.4 million. Things like rear speakers, alloy rims, better tyres should be standard in this amount.