“2008 Honda City is all about fuel efficiency” – owner’s assessment
The 4th generation Honda city arrived in Pakistan in 2003 and got a facelift in 2006. Both before and after facelift models have been a huge hit due to their excellent fuel efficiency. Today we have with us the owner of Honda City 2008 (facelift model) who will tell you all about his car, the good things and the bad things. Here we are.
The owner bought this Honda City from PakWheels 2-3 months ago. Previously he drove a Swift and wanted to upgrade to the 2009 Corolla GLi, but didn’t have the budget for it. He was looking for a used car on PakWheels, found this City model and bought it for Rs. 12 lakes.
The owner, who is an aggressive driver, claims the car gives it a mileage of 12 kilometers per liter in the city and 14 to 16 kilometers on the highway. But for light drivers, the fuel average can easily go up to 13+ km / L in town.
People usually complain about the suspension of Honda cars, but this Honda City has soft suspension, better than other Honda models.
Space to sit
The car also has optimal space for four to five adults with ample legroom. The rear hump is relatively low so the middle passenger will be comfortable.
When it comes to keeping your belongings in the car, this Honda City offers plenty of storage options. There are cup holders at the front and at the rear, a cell phone holder at the gear lever, two glove boxes at the front and two storage compartments under the rear seats.
This old model City has better ground clearance than the new City, Civic and Corolla models. But, of course, if you are driving with a house full of five people, you need to be careful when driving on rough roads.
Maintenance and parts availability
The car is easy to maintain and doesn’t give you a headache every other day. Just take care of the regular oil change and stuff, and you’re good to go. Spare parts of this Honda City model are also available in the market at reasonable prices.
The owner is not a fan of certain things about his car.
The car has hard brakes, would have been much better with an anti-lock braking system (ABS).
Handling is another issue with this Honda City. The car is easy to handle at low speed, no problem there. Corn grip on the road becomes a problem at high speed, and you feel like driving on a track.
The side door panels have come off over time which is not cool.
The paint around the door panels, console, air vents and other areas is not of good quality. It comes off too quickly and spoils the look of the cabin.
There is a blind spot by the left pillar which blocks the driver’s view when turning the car.
Final statement on Honda City 2008
Overall, the 4th generation Honda City is a great option for a fuel efficient economy sedan. It also has a quick resale.