Honda City Reviews from Singapore

2002 Honda City Vtec 1.5 SOHC

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired40 kilometres
Most recent distance71250 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Swift

Summary:

I really enjoy owning this car!

Faults:

Headlamp lenses became dirty on the inside surface within the first month, probably due to a seal leak. Somewhat noisy - road noise from wheel wells and wind noise from driver side window. Paint job isn't very scratch resistant. Swirl marks become obvious very quickly, within the first 2 months or so. Original tires were noisy (Thai-made Bridgestones), but the car handled pretty good nonetheless.

Other than that, no problems.

General Comments:

This car is such a joy to own. The seats are nice and supportive, and the fuel economy makes me laugh with glee. I get up to 15.5 kilometers a litre.

I upgraded to 15" wheels and relatively cheap Falken ST-115 performance tires. Now the car handles much better and is quieter too. Also added on a voltage stabilizer and some fuel magnets. I get a little better mileage now (2% or so).

What I'd really like to know is if the car comes stock with gas or oil shocks?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2005

12th Oct 2008, 10:19

How come yoy get such a mileage out of your V tech 1.3 is OK but v tech strange???

4th Dec 2010, 00:13

Good economical car for Sri Lanka, but the engine is noisy compared to other cars.

2000 Honda City Lxi 16v DHOC

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 16v DHOC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance100068 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

It's an economical and a reliable car

Faults:

Noisy tyres. Maybe I'm too used to handling my old Honda civic.

General Comments:

Mine is a 2000 model. It's comparatively cheap to maintain and fuel comsumption is comparatively low. A 40 tank of petrol can clocked 450km driving in Singapore city and 510km in Malaysia's expressway. My car has already travel more than 100,000 km and the engine is still at a healthy state.

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

Review Date: 1st December, 2004

30th Sep 2005, 14:20

It is very funny to drive this car, but indeed it's very reliable.

11th Mar 2006, 05:01

Mine is also a 2000 year model. The only problem I encountered is the bushing and bearing in the air conditioner.

4th Mar 2007, 08:48

It's over 6 years now and the mileage has passed 180,000km. No problem so far. Still able to drive up to Genting Highlands with full loads and 4 passengers. Fuel consumption is still very good at 480km for a full tank of Octane 92 unleaded (blue label). maintenance lost is very low. Good car.

2000 Honda City VTEC 1.5L

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired21 kilometres
Most recent distance57000 kilometres

Summary:

Engine is a Peach

Faults:

Driver's floor mat slowly slid under the clutch over time, causing a potential clutching problem initially until rectified simply by placing a non-slip mat underneath it to prevent slipping.

General Comments:

Great reliability.

Obeys when you wish to be a careful and frugal driver.

Also obeys when you want to have a little driving fun with your car.

Great engine performance, but don't ask too much out of a 1.5-litre Single Overhead Cam engine. This is NOT a Dual Cam VTEC.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2003

2001 Honda City 1.5 VTEC Petrol

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser

Summary:

A trademark Honda, but is too simple in interior design

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

Quiet cabin with good engine power for a 1.5 litre car. Simple interior design is its only flaw. Has good fuel economy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2002

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews