My car Engine is in excellent condition as checked and confirmed by the Solitaire Honda service center at Mumbai, also confirmed by other Honda City car owners after driving it. It has done 74000Km till date. My Daily usage is approximately 10 Km per day. My Car was not affected by the 2005 Deluge in Mumbai(More than 75% of the cars prior to 26th Sept 2005 present in the city of Mumbai were submerged under water for more than a day as a result of Cloud burst on that day). Hense minimum rust damage overall on the car body. The vehicle was never involved in any accidents Hense no damage to the body.
Even If I were to go for the cheapest variant of the New Honda Sedan(Petrol)or for any other brand in the C segment, I will end up paying more than 7.5 lacks. I would drive it for another 5 years before I consider another upgrade. At the current rate of hike in the petrol price in India I don't foresee a bright future for Petrol vehicles (4 wheeler). I feel it would be less painful for me to wright-off a 2001 1.3 Exi Honda City currently worth 4 lacks today, than a 2012 Honda City 1.5 Corporate(present base model of the Honda City)currently worth 7.5 lacks.
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 7:29 PM