Thursday 15 August 2019

My first car -- Honda City EXi

I bought this car in November 1997, for the salary that I was earning the car was clearly out of my budget at that time. But I just liked the car. I bought the car from Whitefield Honda and I never even visited the showroom to buy the car. This was the car that was delivered to my office by the dealer.
The cameras were not very common at that time, I certainly did not have mobile phones and even if I had them, the mobile phone did not have any cameras then.
I do not have any picture of the car, so here is a picture flicked from the internet of the car. The car looked like this.

The car's specifications were as below.

ARAI Mileage11.7 kmplSteering TypePower
City Mileage9.0 kmplSteering Gear TypePower assisted rack & pinion
Fuel TypePetrolFront Brake TypeVentilated Disc
Engine Displacement (cc)1343Rear Brake TypeDrum
Max Power (bhp@rpm)100 bhp @ 6500 rpmLength (mm)4270
Max Torque (nm@rpm)11.3 kgm @ 4700 rpmWidth (mm)1690
Seating Capacity5Height (mm)1395
TransmissionTypeManualSeating Capacity5
Fuel Tank Capacity45Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)170
Body TypeSedanWheel Base (mm)2500
No. of cylinder4Front Tread (mm)1450
Valves Per Cylinder4Rear Tread (mm)1455
TransmissionTypeManualKerb Weight (Kg)965
Gear Box5 SpeedNo of Doors4
Drive TypeFWDTyre Size175/70 R13
Fuel TypePetrolTyre TypeTubeless,Radial
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Wheel Size13 x 5J
Front SuspensionMcPherson strut with stabilizer bar
Rear SuspensionIndependent strut , Trapezoid link

This was the time I had just graduated to a using a car as my only means of transport. I was not a confident driver and the car was pretty much used to driving within the city. I did make few long trip but these were mostly short distances, more like Bangalore to Mysore.
I finally sold this car on 12-February-2004.

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