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.
Very happy with car - not the service though
I had wanted to upgrade my car for 3 years. I waited til both hubby and i were happy with something.
This car was something we looked at and said lets test drive. Test drove and both enjoyed it.
Purchase it and got a really good price.
HOWEVER when i picked the car up i didn't notice 3 dents in the boot. A friend who was a panel beater did. I rang them back and was told it would be fixed at the 1000 service. They fixed it.
However the dents came back. I have tried to get them to fix it again in another service they didn't, placed a complaint with Honda, placed another with the dealer i bought it from and still nothing has been done about it.
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