Honda City Reviews from Malaysia

1999 Honda City SX8 1.5 D15B7

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.5 D15B7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carProton Wira

Summary:

This car is highly recomended for those looking for a second hand car. The price is reasonable

Faults:

My interior door panel was damaged due to age.

General Comments:

Good engine performance - top speed 175km/h.

Superb handling.

Good audio system.

Low fuel consumption (100km - 7.8 Litre) compared to my previous car.

The seat was comfortable - drove about 500km with no need to rest.

Spare parts are easy to find.

The design is still reasonable looking compared to the newest designs.

Best car ever I've been driven.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2011

2005 Honda City IDSI 1.5

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres

Summary:

Economical, yet powerful

Faults:

Gearbox issues.

Driver's window rubber is always in need of changing.

Interior stains easily.

Height of the the driver's seat too high for me, a tall driver. Have to slouch a bit while driving.

General Comments:

Very economical.

Powerful and light for its class.

The cabin is spacious.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2010

2004 Honda City idsi 1.5

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Benchmark in its class

Faults:

After 10 months, the oil breather chamber leaked. Replaced and fixed under warranty with no hassle from the service centre.

Battery was replaced once after its 2nd year. Nothing has gone wrong since.

It's now at ++90K kms.

General Comments:

Mine was bought new in 2004. It’s a 1.5 idsi. It's been wonderful.

Specs are really great for this category of car. Safety features are also rather generous for this category of car: ABS, EDB, twin airbags, G-con.

The space is magnificent. A huge trunk that swallows almost everything. Interior space is also above average. You can even put stuff under the rear seats. And if you want even more space, the rear seats come down neatly, creating a huge space. The interior has a nice modern feel to it, and all instruments are well placed. Build quality is not the best, but well above average.

Engine is nice and smooth. The CVT gearbox is tiny bit noisy, but you can live with. The engine only has some 80+ bhp, but the CVT ensures it's always in the powerband, which makes it great.

The engine, together with the CVT, is surprisingly good on hill climbs. Much bigger cars will be stunned, which they have on numerous occasions. It has sequential shift on the steering wheel, but I rarely use it. But it's good for downshifting actually. I use it when I want some engine braking like in a manual car.

Another plus point is it sips fuel, making it very easy on the wallet.

A drawback is that it's not good for long distance highway driving. It has a small engine, so that was expected. It's best for what it was designed for i.e. City driving as the name implies.

Handling is not the best, but adequate enough. You can’t expect to do a Jensen in this car. Tyres are skinny and car’s handling suffers a bit in strong side winds, or overtaking lorries at high speeds. After I changed to wider tyres (Not bigger, just wider), the problem actually went away.

Design… well it's not the nicest looking car around, but it actually grows on you. People here compare it to the Vios (same class), yes the Vios is nicer, but there's nothing special about the Vios’ design, it's just a very plain car design.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2007

2000 Honda City Type Z 1.5

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 kilometres
Most recent distance136000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Samurai

Summary:

Excellent car handling and Excellent fuel economy!

Faults:

My metal door handles are badly scratched due to wear and tear and probably age. I intend to change it though.

Other than that my electronic stuff like the back shades are spoilt!! but its small matter... the other electronic works great!

General Comments:

It handles like a Honda EKG Civic 1996-1999.

The Car is low and when you drive you can feel the road at your feet. You are stable when you take corners.

Pickup is great compared with other cars I've driven. I'm always faster than other cars when the light turns green.

Original made in Japan and Thailand parts and accessories are still widely available until today.

I Love the Rims! although its 14" but it looks damn awesome! Like the Honda Integra sports rims. Mine is the full Specs! So it has all these extras.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2006

19th Jul 2007, 04:42

City Type-Z has become so popular in Indonesia, especially for young people who likes street racing (lightweight, powerful engine & power-to-weight ratio)

2004 Honda City V-tec 1.5

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired110 kilometres
Most recent distance14000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Getz

Summary:

Ultra Spacious and smooth as silk

Faults:

Misaligned Steering.

Wind Noise from Drivers door

Rattle from back board

Sticky rear disc brakes.

Beige Interior easily stained.

General Comments:

Smoothest 1.5 4 cylinder car.

Silent engine and transmission

Very very economical only surpassed by the I-DSL version available here in Malaysia.

Corners well, but electric steering feedback average only. Pretty good weight for town use though.

Extremely huge booth and interior space with excellent Ultra Seats. Good for carrying anything from dogs to pots and plants.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2005

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 5 reviews