Disappointed in lack of extras
Purchased HONDA City top of range in January 2018. Prior I owned Holden Cruze not top of range. Many thing lacking in HONDA City that is considered regular in other cars. Eg. No automatic headlights. No display on dash to show if car is overheating/oil light etc. no adjustable seat belt. These were things I discovered after purchase and probably would have looked around more if I had have known. My mobile phone has to keep being reconnected to Bluetooth. Mechanically has been fine.
Purchased in January 2018 for $25,000.00.
Should have bought a Jeep
I bought my very first new car, a manual Honda City in August 2017 from Southside Honda South Brisbane and from the start it has had a major fault in that up to 3 times, 95% of the time I or my partner drove it and slowed down or turned a corner or reversed out of the garage an alarm goes off with several error lights coming on that once including traction light, info light, engine fault light etc. This can occur up to 3 times each time I or my partner drive the car, the beep and lights are so frustrating. The car has been taken back to the So...uthside Honda dealership at least 4 times over the 9 months for repair and has never been fixed plus numerous phone calls, emails etc. A representative from Honda Australia was supposed to meet me at Southside Honda this last Fri and didn’t even show up or call. Shows their level of non service or care. We’ve had two weeks in 9 months without this error occurring. My and my partners way of driving has even been blamed several times for this error by Honda Australia despite errors showing up on their computer system when hooked up. My partner had a brand new manual 2005 Honda CRV from new and has never seen this error before and I have also been driving the same CRV since 2008 to 2017 without that same error ever occurring. Today Southside Honda offered an insulting $10,000 buy back price (they got an employee to call me and the manager didn’t even have the manners to call me himself) for a brand new car I bought in good faith for $18,800 new that is a lemon. How insulting is that. We cant even sell the car now privately as the person test driving the car will see the error lights and run for the hills plus I could never do this to anyone anyway. This experience with Southside Honda and Honda Australia has been nothing short of disgraceful and we will NEVER buy a Honda again after today. We ask for the full amount of our Hard earned $18,800 be given back to us so we can buy a new car from another brand i.e. jeep, that is not a lemon. They have wasted so much of our time and the car is getting older and the more and more time we waste with Honda nothing changes. I also have health issues and this is causing so much stress and exhaustion that I’m struggling even more with my health. We also have small children to think of, what if these errors are dangerous safety faults and one day this car severely injures or kills our family. Honda cant even find and fix the cause of the error alarms and lights and don’t seem to know what’s going on. 9 months is more than enough time for Honda to do the right thing. I am now going to the Ombudsman to take this further. Please don’t make the same mistake we did and buy a car from Honda as you could be in exactly the same position as us, promising to fix it and NEVER being able to so you’re left with a brand new car that’s a faulty lemon and no money left to buy another car and potentially putting our lives at risk.
Honda city is a great mid sized sedan packed with features. I bought the manual and found it to be more responsive than the auto, with enough power to cruise the city streets. Features include reversing camera, touch screen audio, cruise control and day time ruing lights. Plenty of space for 4-5 adults. Cap priced servicing is moderate with service intervals 10,000klm or 6 months.
Comfortable and reliable car
I bought this car over 3 years ago when it first came out in 2014 and am happy with the car. Smooth when driving and interior design is good. The rear seats and boot space are very roomy. Rear camera is standard which is good to have, and comes in handy when reversing. Didn't think I would get use to the reversing camera, but it's a great feature to have. Overall, the Honda City is a very comfortable, reliable and easy to handle car for everyday use.
This is a great car
This is a great car. I've used it for short and long trips. It's not the most silent car I've owned, you can definitely hear the engine even from inside of the car. The interior is very comfortable. There's so much leg room on the back seat and the driver's seat. My fuel efficiency is around 8.0L/100km, and I use it for trips around Sydney urban and suburban areas. I highly recommend this car.
Lack of grunt when you need it especially with 4 adults on board and on gradient, high road noise and drown the radio sound
Lack of water bottle space and the dash does not attract , no useful features
Did not ancounter any breakdown , Honda reliability , fair fuel consumption on overall driving, 9 litre per 100 km.
Love my Honda !
I Love my Honda City . BUT ! There are just two thing I do wish it had !
One ... automatic lights , I miss this feature !
Two .... Seats in back that go down . This is a disadvantage especially if you’ve had a car in the past that had this !
Apart from these two issues this car is really great. Easy to drive & handle. I love Honda to deal with & am very happy to go back to one .
Bloody quality car!!
Driving quality stands up against many other types of cars currently available. It has a smooth take off and holds a good speed under cruise control. $40 a week for fuel but that’s for 600-650kms which is really reliable.
Only issue that I can think of is little rattles that can’t seem to be found in the interior of the car, coming from dashboard
Horrible Infotainment System
Don't allow the marketing of the Infotainment system to sway your opinion in purchasing this vehicle. The system is HORRIBLE. When you get past the bundle of cables required to connect, you have to download an app from the Apple App Store - have a look at all of the 1-Star reviews and comments on this app. It doesn't allow you to use your native Apple apps (iTunes, Maps, etc...) instead it has its own apps which are just crap. It has a GPS app, but it will cost you $120.00 to unlock it, or it dies in 7 days.
Just a rubbish system that Honda has ignored.
- GM VTi Automatic
- Verified purchase
Lots going for it but not without faults
Drives well. Handling is good for a small car. Reasonably quite. Economical. Some very good design features - large boot, excellent back seat room, reversing camera, good seats. Some not so good features - back window not so good for vision, limited leg room in front seats. Reliability so far good, but only done 20,000 klm. Servicing every 6 months is a bit over the top this day and age. DId have a shudder in the front brakes on steep decline at 80 klm per hour. Seems to have improved (may have picked up a rock).
The most disappointing aspect ...
Service above and beyond
Honda city were a pleasure to deal with
. They found me insurance way cheaper than what I would have got elsewhere. I couldn't get time off work so they brought the car to me
I don't need finance but they had a great rate on offer. Thanks so much honda
The Honda City is a great little car
About 18 months ago I updated my car to a Honda, and I couldn't be happier, I needed a car that would be reliable and fuel efficient as I drive a long way to and from work every day. It is a comfortable car to drive and consistently gets excellent fuel economy (18 km/l).
It's got all the modern things you can want in a car (blue tooth, hands free, 6 speaker stereo....)
Excellent car and value for money.
June 5th 2017 Update: Excellent car
Excellent little car, just what I wanted.
Fuel consumption I get about 800/kilometers or more per ...
The car is very easy to drive, the seats are excellent. Love the interior, except I would have preferred the interior to be much lighter in colour than boring black. Engine a little noisy when starting off, but otherwise very quite. The suspension is very good for a medium sized car. The leg room is amazing, and the boot is huge. The vision in this car is excellent compared to a lot of new cars. I drive our new car very gently, and am getting excellent fuel consumption figures of around 4.9 to 5.2 litres per 100 kms in the country. The exterior design of the body and interior is very clean, practical and functional. This is the second time we've bought a Honda, and have found both cars to be quality built. I would recommend this car.
Very sleek and good looking
Honda City drives so smoothly and quietly on the road and feels light to maneuvre. It has an excellent body contour , comfortable leg room, and quality interior fittings that makes it look so luxurious. It's also very economical on petrol. One problem is the use of a smaller sized battery which could go flat in a shorter time than normal if you accidentally leave the light on inside the car. Also, the contour of the car makes it quite difficult to safely check for oncoming cars when changing lanes to the left side of the road.
For tight fits
Been very happy with the Honda City one of the best cars I've had. Why it is good getting into tight fits as I have a narrow garage and as a sedan it fits nicely in.
Easy to manage the car as its a part of me when i'm driving, you end up getting to know it like as if its your best friend and it maneuvers very well.
Had installed rear camera with maps after buying the vehicle, not through Honda service department as it was to expensive, so I got a local specialist to install a rear camera with maps to the dashboard inside the car. Replaced th...
excellent car for city usage . Service intervals should have been at least 15000kms . Its been reliable with no problems . I would suggest getting a good mechanic from outside ( after doing a through research ) and then giving your car for service outside as Honda service is a little bit expensive .
Perfect car for family!
This car have lots of space not just the legroom but also the boot. We do lots of travelling so we do need lots of space for our luggage. The running cost is very efficient, there's an option of using eco where the fuel consumption can become low. Not regretting to buy this as a family car!
Very good reliable car.
The car was purchased 3 months ago, first of the MY15 in my region. Bought it because it was nice looking, economical and 'different'. It uses barely any fuel and the touch screen is a nice touch, although it is very sensitive. The CVT is average but one of the best I have driven, still not a fan of the CVT idea myself.
A good A to B car
Hello from Malaysia! I'm an ex Melbournian student, and thought I'll share experiences with my 6 months old 2014 Honda City since both Msia and Aus units are sourced from Thailand.
Pros: Quiet engine; enough power for a daily commute; smooth CVT transmission (almost no elastic band feeling for now); great fuel mileage (8 - 10 l/100km intense daily city traffic); miles of legroom and trunk space; Great equipment for its price (it's comparable to bigger cars for toys and interior size); very complete safety equipment across the range (which is...a rarity in Malaysia); No rattling, and nothing's broken yet. Cons: Ride is too firm, going over large road undulations is like having an accident; for a Honda it's a dull drive, no VTEC mojo here if you're a fanboy; I had the top spec with the fancy screens, they were real fun at first, now they're just dust magnets; Dirt and dust are very clear against interior plastics and seat fabrics; The paintwork has strong orange peels, and isn't as lusty as Japan made cars (ie. 20 year old Land Cruiser shines better after wash); Reverse sensors are a tad too sensitive. Truthfully I bought it thinking it'll be the perfect compromise to being a family car and a secret driver's car. It's certainly a versatile little family and work commuter, but it's miles from fun the likes of the Ford Fiesta and the Mazda 2.
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