The verdict :
this car is worth the price , which actually is 20 lacs. the lovely government has imposed a tax of 17% taking the price to 24 lacs. another token of love from the government has increased the price of registration (through honda) to 140,000.
so the total price with tyres replacement (WHICH IS A MUST) comes out be 25.5 lacs.
this price gives u a variety of options, such as C class Old model of course used and most probably abused, toyota mark x, prado 96, toyota permio, prius, bmw 3 series old model, etc... but this car has everything they have...
cruise control, ABS, climate control, all sorts of screens, airbags, immobilizer and most importantly this is new and has warranty. This is what all JDM's, UKDM's have.
for a person like my father, who needs a reliable and comfortable car, this is the right choice. Corolla could've been considered if it has some security feature and nowadays,and because it's being used as a taxi, its kind of a turn off. i know this statement is quite immature but well, that's me
this car is 100% approved by us and it doesn't matter if the parts are of low quality. if anything falls off, honda will always take care of it.
Honda City Sales has been taking care of our cars (2002 and 2005 civic) since 11 years now. and it's like home. So as far as that's concerned, we've no issue.
but because of the gimmicks, its hard not to ignore the fact that something will go wrong.
for example, a friends driver removed the battery clamp and when he re attached it, the revs of the car and all the screen functions went hay wire. This was immediately fixed by honda but its freaky nonetheless
so if no illiterate person drives your cars and you are the sole driver, this is the right car for you. for people who want to be driven by jahil drivers, its best you buy a corolla.
so thats my review. i will keep updating you guys with problems and tuning, etc.