Honda City Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Honda City reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
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Best first small car under $13k
We recently reviewed the Honda City as used car buy. To summarise the City has 5-star safety, which means it has all of the safety features you want, it also has the features your daughter wants. Best of all owners are unanimous in their praise for the car. The price is on the high side, but being a drive-away deal you save on government charges, which makes it a pretty good buy.
Noisy and harsh City CVT
Don't blame Honda, as most Japanese carmakers now have constantly-variable transmissions as their solution to balancing performance with fuel economy and emissions. Yours sounds particularly bad, but they're not good — in my experience — in most conditions and are subject to all sorts of vagaries in city running and hilly conditions.
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Honda City 'pinging' under load
You don't say what fuel you have been running it on, but if you've been using regular unleaded try a higher octane rating fuel, such as 95 PULP or even higher 98 and see if the pinging goes away. You can have your car serviced by any qualified mechanic without affecting the warranty, as long as it is done according to Honda's recommendation.
YOU'VE run into one of the problems of buying an import without local support. You really need to find a Honda expert to help you with this one, and I would suggest you try Adam Kovarik of In-N-Out Motors. He did his time on Hondas and has an extensive knowledge of them. He can be reached on 9544 9986.