Honda City Reviews from India

2010 Honda City V 1.5

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32 kilometres
Most recent distance65000 kilometres
Previous carHonda City

Summary:

Rocks!!

Faults:

It is a new car. No problem in my current car.

My earlier car Honda City of 2005 had two problems: suspension sound in the front, and electronic power steering needed to be changed at 30,000 kms.

This car has one problem.. It does not allow fitting of a door alarm system to discourage thieves from breaking in. In India we do have thieves.. as you know!! Honda used to allow this earlier; now it has withdrawn this approval, nor is it fixing the security system with Ultrasonic Sensors for cars they sell in India. They say they do it only for City cars sold outside India.

General Comments:

Otherwise a GOOD car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th November, 2010

2010 Honda City VMT 1.5L i-VTEC petrol

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5L i-VTEC petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired7 kilometres
Most recent distance126 kilometres
Previous carMaruti Esteem

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

None so far!

General Comments:

The Honda City is powerful, comfortable and convenient than before. While there is always room for improvement, the car does not disappoint in any aspect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2010

1999 Honda City EXi 1.5

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance77000 kilometres

Summary:

Great car with enough mileage and power+reliability

Faults:

No big problems.

Power steering needed servicing once.

Recently I had to replace the radiator, dunno if it was absolutely necessary.

Had to replace the front brake kits; piston was getting jammed. Very sparingly used. So I feel it causes more harm to your car if you use it so rarely.

Paint is very fragile. Scratches easily.

Road noise can be a bit disturbing, though the suspension is pretty good; you'll feel the road.

It's difficult to get in the driver's seat and out, without pushing the seat back. Should've kept 14 inch wheels. I feel that's the most stupid thing about this car.

General Comments:

It's a damn good car. Never want to sell it. Great pick up. Can drive it around like a sports car, at least in India :)

At the same time, you can drive it even below 30kmph without troubling the engine. First to second shift is a bit bumpy unless you release the clutch really carefully.

Good handling.

Maintenance is very little. I usually service only once in a year. Of course I run only 3k per year.

It's more for driving pleasure rather than passenger comfort. I guess that is applicable to other Hondas as well.

I get 18kmpl with the A/C on highways. I guess it's a bit tough to get on other saloons.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st January, 2010

24th Sep 2012, 07:50

Mine is a SX8 1300cc (D13B4). Small on the outside, but big on the inside... excellent engineering! Interior is just apt for every day use, exterior is aggressive yet gentle.

After market spare parts and accessories are abundant. Engine performance is superb, quick, and nimble. Fuel consumption is 9-10 KPL city driving and 15-16 KPL highway travel. A low maintenance car indeed.

The only downside is the door panels. Plastics easily crack & upholstery is prone to cuts.

This car is for keeps!

2003 Honda City EXi 1.5

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance32000 kilometres
Previous carHonda City

Summary:

The best drivers car in India

General Comments:

If anyone says the honda city is an expensive to maintain car, then there must be something seriously wrong with the driving style... parts are expensive alright, but there are not many things that can go wrong with a Honda so if you are a good driver, you can run on a very low budget. I have some friends who bought the new City (GXi) and everyone has a different mileage... ranging from 10 KM/L to 18 KM/L... the new cars needs to be driven in a certain style to extract the best mileage... Otherwise, I have never been happier abut any other car...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2005

9th Oct 2005, 11:05

The mileage of honda as spelt out ranges from 10 km per L to 18 -- this very vast bracket -- no matter what the style of driving --- this is very vast bracket -- There has to be some thing more to it -- Perhaps no proper tuning and adjustments which result in this phenomenon. I am experiencing this low mileage fault since purchase and despite visits to Honda workshop. It is giving 9.5 / 10 km L!!

17th Jan 2006, 11:49

Maybe you didn't run in properly during the first 10,000. mileage. I read somewhere that if you ram the engine before the run in, it will effect the fuel consumption and even the response after that and it is permanent.

20th Oct 2012, 01:47

Good car, and very good mileage on the highway.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 6 reviews