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Monday, October 31, 2011

Longtermer #2, Vol 24: (40th month): Honda Civic FD2 2.0IVTEC

Longtermer #2, Vol 24: (40th month): Honda Civic FD2 2.0IVTEC
In this blog entry, I'm updating my family's ride.  It's the Honda Civic FD2 2.0 IVTEC.  This is the 40th month we owned the Civic.  The Civic reached the magical "55555km" on 12 August 2011.(Picture below)

There's Nothing much to update apart from the 60,000km Service (a major one as they changed the Air filter, Fuel Filter, ATF Gear oil, Engine oil (Mineral) + Oil filter + washer drain plug.  The Damage: RM420.10 after 15% discount on ALL PARTS (privilege of a Honda Card Member) and 10% discount voucher (from previous service), and some discount on Labour charge.

Well there's a story behind the premature 60,000km (59,479km to be exact) service.  A day before, my dad kena this EXACT TRICK.  Apparently, he was wearing Coat/Tie and IPad on centre console on the way to Meeting.  TWO Indians on a motorcycle pointed at my dad's front left tyre and waved "smelly".  My dad ignored.  Then 2nd motorcycle also with 2 Indians did the "same action" about 200m away along Jalan Parlimen.  My dad then put on the "hazard light" and drove slowly to Bank Negara (his meeting place) which's about 1km away.  There's COPS stationed in Bank Negara so the CROOKS have No chance to "ROB/ATTACK/CON" my dad.

Here's the E-mail forward of this "TRICK"

"Fwd: New Tactic! To Rob You in PJ/KL And Soon All Places

New Tactic! To Rob You in PJ And Soon All Places - spray some liquid on
your tyre which leads to smoke outburst

Just received this from a local police force in Bangsar.

There is a new tactic used by the thieves and robbers & spreading into PJ & other KL areas.
Be careful when there is a motorist approaching while you are driving alone in a car.

These days, the thieves will spray some liquid on your tyre which leads to smoke outburst. When you encounter such a situation, don’t panic. Stay calm & don’t ever try to park your car to check what is going on.

This is the intention purposely created by these thieves to get your attention. Once you get out from your car, they will snatch your belongings or may even harm you.
So, if you ever encounter such an incident, drive to a safe place where crowded people are or to a petrol or police station.

As for the stain, use water to clean it up, that’s all. Look after your own safety, especially to those ladies out there. What ever happens, don’t simply walk out from your car!
This is a true case that has occurred before."

After his meeting, he called me to call "Tow Truck" (picture above) to tow the car to Honda Service centre in Sumber Auto Edaran in PJ.  MSIG (Honda Panel Insurance) did a very good job.  Dispatched a tow truck in 30 minutes.   

The next day, our Civic was "Car NO."1" at the service centre.  Service Advisor Mr. Sew checked the car and found "NOTHING WRONG" with the car.  I then requested for 60,000km service.

Coincidently, the next morning before Collecting the Civic (12pm), my dad took delivery of his 2nd car, the Yellow Perodua MYVI 1.5SE+ Auto (at 8.45am).  That was on 14 October 2011.

Second item I'd like to highlight's the Fuel Consumption getting worse.  The last fill up recorded a dismal 7.1km/l (or 25 cents).  This is the WORST ever.  Though it's 80% City and 20% highway.  I hope It can improve as I planned to buy "KW Fuel Injection Cleaner", I tried it on my Telstar back in May and recorded 20% improvement in Fuel consumption.

Without further ado, let's proceed to LOG BOOK:

Mileage upon delivery: 0008km
Mileage last update: 54,850km

Mileage now: 59,865km
Average mileage per month: 1535km
Purchase price: RM126,000 (less NCB)
Current value: RM98,000.
3 years depreciation: 77% retained value
Interest rate: 2.35% (back in July 2008) for 6 years loan.

FUEL CONSUMPTION (Aug1 to Oct 30):

Best: 13.1km/L (RM0.18/km) 80% highway/20% city, Esso RON95. (1st week of September)
WORST: 7.1km/L (RM0.26/km) (Shell RON95) 80% City/20% Highway driving driven by ME. (October 27)


Best: 15.35km/l (90% highway driving) (20 August 2010)
Worst: 7.1km/l (80% City driving, 20% HARD DRIVING) (October 27)

0-100km/h: 9.2 seconds normal acceleration (9 seconds with paddle-shift)
Top speed: Max I driven is 190km/h but I know it can go up to 227km/h. Someone from Youtube tried it.

That's all...  Well there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words...  Here are some photos:

Still stylish Multiplex Digital/Analog dashboard.  The NO.1 reason why my dad bought this car
Above: Creative photography.  The reflection of the New MYVI 1.5SE+ on the Civic.

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry. An original Jeff Lim's production. My Original work.

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