2004 Honda City Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2004 Honda City Vtec 1.5L from Philippines

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance12000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Bang for the buck one of the best cars out there,

Faults:

Horn is weak.

Poor Headlights.

Static, passengers get grounded all the time.

I don't like the rear, looks like its been cut off.

Electronic power steering lacks feel.

General Comments:

The car is quick and at the same time fuel efficient. I get 10-15 kilometers per liter.

ULT seats are amazing, can bring a lot of stuff.

I love this car and highly recommend it.

Nice interior and once youre inside you'll love the City. Comfy and you get a great view outside.

Adjustment of the steering wheel is spot on. Good for all kinds of drivers (tall or small).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2005

2004 Honda City i.DSI Vario 1.3 petrol from Pakistan

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

The overall best 1.3 cc locally manufactured car

Faults:

The interior silver plastic parts, that cover the gear shift area and power window buttons, scratches easily and thus leaves scratch marks.

General Comments:

This car is quick, handles and steers well.

The braking system is excellent.

The seats are not as comfortable as my previous car.

Its aerodynamic look (to me) outclasses the rest.

The interior is simply beautiful and nicely blends in with the aerodynamic look.

It has the smoothest and quietest run at no expense of performance and acceleration.

It corners well with no slippage or grip loss.

You can easily turn the steering wheel with one finger, its so light and responsive.

All in all, it feels as if you are in a solidly built car that knows how to be the best in all conditions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd February, 2005

24th Mar 2006, 09:14

The suspension is not that good, running at 40mph you can hear a sharp crash when you run over a small hump (like a reflector in the middle of a road), I think its the shock absorber?

20th Apr 2006, 14:19

I agree that the shock absorber of this car is not that good. This is the only comment I have with this car, the engine and performance is very good!

3rd May 2007, 03:20

The Honda City is a good car, but is not durable, because its body gets dented very easily, and the paint from the interior plastic parts wears off a lot sooner than normal.

23rd May 2007, 00:57

I'm planning on buying a honda 1.3 vario, what are the pros and cons of this vehicle?

2004 Honda City Exi 1.5 DSI from India

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 DSI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance3000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Maruti

Summary:

A great and Expensive to maintain car!

Faults:

The interior material used on the dashboard of the car is very flimsy and poor, they have started to erode within the first 5 months after I bought it. Honda refused to replace it and said that it is not covered under warranty. TVS Sundaram Honda, Chennai agreed replaced it (free of cost) from a trashed car - but the problem is the replaced part color is Wooden grain, but the rest of my interior is Grey!!

General Comments:

The car is a pleasure to drive. Lots of space for the family. It gives a good mileage - I driver around 8 Kms a day in the city and I get around 11 Kms per liter (this is no where near what Honda claims as the mileage you get).

The spares are very very expensive (as all parts are imported from Thailand) and really burns a hole in the pocket for maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2004

16th Nov 2004, 07:11

Do you have the organic looking new City or the tarmac ripping older one? Frankly, I do think that Honda has produced a lemon, and is selling what is basically a very cheap car (in every way) at an exorbitant price. Honda is taking its Indian customers for a ride.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 7 reviews