Honda City Reviews from Philippines

2000 Honda City LXi Stock 1.3 PGMFi

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.3 PGMFi Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

The Type Z is the best of all the Honda City models

Faults:

Plastic radiator top cover has been damaged over time; replaced with a more durable copper variant.

Compressor replaced with a bigger version.

Steering wheel has a soft spot which should normally be hard.

I didn't really like her small voiced horns.

Power windows wear over time.

Manual adjust side mirror levers are not so durable.

Wiper motor is jerky sometimes.

General Comments:

I am satisfied with the performance considering it has a small 1.3 engine driven by automatic transmission without an overdrive, she still obeys if you know her timing.

Spare parts are readily available; you can choose where to buy your aftermarkets - either original or semi-original.

The engine bay has a clean layout and hidden parts can easily be accessed.

It has a spacious interior, considering that the car is within the compact class.

The stock dashboard illumination is great.

Overall the car is fun to drive; it's easy to work around tight corners, even with a stock suspension.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2010

2006 Honda City 1.5V 1.5 VTEC

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.5 VTEC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance96 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Best locally available sub-compact sedan

Faults:

None so far.

General Comments:

Good:

1. Great Engine for the buck!

It's a mere 1.5L w/c still requires break-in, and yet, it performs way better than my Lancer GLXi w/a 1.6L engine. Driving uphill to Tagaytay, w/4 adults and 1 child, it zooms upward at 80KMH with ease. And I am barely stepping on the accelerator.

2. Comfortable, yet sporty suspension - Even if I sometimes couldnt stay away form road cracks and pot holes, its no problem as the suspension absorbs the impact like a Nissan Super Salon. Yet, it will not understeer on tight corners.

3. 7 speed mode w/manual shifting capability rocks! - Lately, I've been a lazy driver who prefers a no-brainer automatic over sporty manual. But manual shifting capability allows me to cut through some rude Truck Drivers who hogs the road at low speed while trying to prevent you from overtaking.

4. Optitron Gauges keeps you posted on all critical information.

5. Acceptable Aircon Performance.

6. Ample legroom considering it's a sub-compact.

7. Very Silent Cabin.

CONS:

1. Very minimal feedback from Electronic Power Steering.

2. YOU CAN'T SEE THE FRONT/HOOD - Dashboard is a bit higher than usual and too "deep". With its sloped hood, you cannot see the hood no matter how high you adjust the seats. Makes you think twice before squeezing on tight corners.

3. Poor Audio Sound System - Speakers is barely acceptable, MP3 player is too weak, with only bass and trebel control. No Remote.

4. No stand-alone clock.

5. LOW-profile 185/55R15 tires - At least a 185/65R15 tire could have done better. low profile tires look good, but risks "breaking" the rims if you failed to avoid deep potholes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2006

12th Jun 2006, 06:16

Its been two weeks and I finally got the Plate Number, Insurance Policy, and LTO Stickers. However, I have to wait a few more days for the original copy of the OR/CR.

The car has just reached 640KM. Fuel Mileage is starting to improve from a meager 8.5KM/L to an acceptable 11.5KM/L. That's a mixed stop and go traffic, mostly uphill with 3 to 4 persons on board.

But of course, nothing is perfect:

Puny little horn - can hardly be heard by stubborn pedestrians who used to walk in the middle of the road.

Wiper Blade sucks - I have got to replace it with a Bosch. If it only came with a standard size.

But still, I'm happy with this car. Looking forward to having this baby dressed up (when I have the money)

13th Jan 2007, 21:24

The new honda city come with lot's of noise on it's dashboard and also the steering area.

The noise is not that high, but sometimes is annoying especially when you don't ON your radio.

18th Feb 2007, 07:24

My first complaint about this car is the noise coming from the transmission( service adviser word). The sound is very irritating. Noise is heard as soon as you reach 70 kph, and it stays from that speed onwards. The second complaint is the knocking sound whenever you step on the brake lightly. When brought for service, I was informed that they just cleaned the brake system. The knocking sound will go away for about 3 weeks, then it will come back again. This has been going through for more than a year already. Honda has no clear explanation about this knocking sound.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 6 reviews