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I am planning to go in for a Honda Civic and cant seem to decide between the "Night Hawk Black" and the "Galaxy Gray". What do you guys vote for?
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Also guys, any opinions on the Civic Automatic. Anybody experienced on the paddle shift mechanism?
 
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what's so special about Bombay that sets it apart in choosing the colour of your car from anywhere else in the world?
 
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I think the same colour would be called differently in different parts of the world. When I was in the US, I owned a Pontiac TransAM and the color was pewter metallic. Now pewter metallic looks like the galaxy gray in India.

Originally posted by Jeroen T Wenting:
what's so special about Bombay that sets it apart in choosing the colour of your car from anywhere else in the world?

 
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This is really tough decision to make. Civic looks awesome in both the colors.
 
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Well, when I go here the 3rd option is "Galaxy Gray Metallic" and the 4th is "Nighthawk Black Pearl". Do they regionalize the site differently elsewhere? Sounds like the color names are close enough. Location can sometimes affect which colors are actually available. And sometimes it affects which colors are practical. In Arizona for example it would be pretty foolish to get a black car, and several of the other darker colors look questionable too - they would absorb too much heat from the sun in summer. Apparently in Mumbai this is not such a concern.

Personally, I prefer the forest green that Honda used to have. As that's apparently not available, I like the atomic blue. Of the two choices you listed, I prefer the nighthawk black. But I'm not really sure why anyone else's opinion should matter here, other than maybe other family members who might also drive it. Everyone likes different things, and you just need to please yourself here. Don't stress over it, enjoy it.
 
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Originally posted by Anoushka Sharma:
I am planning to go in for a Honda Civic and cant seem to decide between the "Night Hawk Black" and the "Galaxy Gray". What do you guys vote for?



Go for "Galaxy Gray".
 
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We used when I lived with my parent to have a very simple rule for cars: my father could pick any model as long as it was a BMW 525i, and then my mother could pick any colour for it as long as it was metalic dark blue.

I can't afford a BMW but I do keep to the metalic dark blue.
 
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I edited "Mumbai" out of the title since there seems no reason to exclude people in this thread.
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
I edited "Mumbai" out of the title since there seems no reason to exclude people in this thread.



I felt that same.
 
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But tell me Ankur Sharma, where will you drive your car in Mumbai? Lots of traffic and very less parking space. Better go for high end bike.
 
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Ankur Sharma

Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
But tell me Ankur Sharma, where will you drive your car in Mumbai? Lots of traffic and very less parking space. Better go for high end bike.

 
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
Ankur Sharma, .



 
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Chetan, I already do drive and park in Mumbai. So when i get my new car, I wont have any problems cuz i wont be using both at the same time

Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
But tell me Ankur Sharma, where will you drive your car in Mumbai? Lots of traffic and very less parking space. Better go for high end bike.

 
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So has anybody tried the paddle shift manual option in the automatic version. Any experience with that?
 
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Its just that I like both and am finding it tough to decide. So i just thought I would find out what seems cool to others. Hope to make up my mind soon.



Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
But I'm not really sure why anyone else's opinion should matter here, other than maybe other family members who might also drive it. Everyone likes different things, and you just need to please yourself here. Don't stress over it, enjoy it.

 
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Here is the regionalized site

http://www.hondacarindia.com/civic/style/exterior/ext_color.html

Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Well, when I go here the 3rd option is "Galaxy Gray Metallic" and the 4th is "Nighthawk Black Pearl". Do they regionalize the site differently elsewhere?

 
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Originally posted by Anoushka Sharma:
Chetan, I already do drive and park in Mumbai.



Consider this as your biggest achievement.
 
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It's virtually impossible to keep a black (or white) car clean. And it's amazing how dirty a silver/gray car can get without looking neglected.
 
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I had a two silver/grey cars at one point and observed that the pavement on the highway at a medium distance looked about the same color, and so did the sky. The car might be running stealth mode in traffic, which felt dangerous. See what various colors look like on the road around you. Maybe that will help choose.
 
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Anoushka,
The Nighthawk Black might lose its shine over time in the harsh Bombay sun. You might have to wax it every 2-3 months to maintain the shine, if you wanna keep the car for long term. Also the black car might absorb too much sun and heat up faster...thereby making you switch on the AC for long hours.

As for the gray, or a metallic silver -- Now that is one color which does lose shine but definitely not as fast as Black. Also the scratches( of which there will be many, due to the millions of cyclists that Bombay has and who will cut you off at the stop-lights ) will be less seen on a silver paint as compared to those on black.

So the silver/gray might give you longevity in terms of looks.

All of the above is only in comparison between silver and black. That is not to say that a silver car will not heat up!

All of the above could also be biased because it comes from a proud owner of a METALLIC SILVER Toyota 4Runner
 
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Thnx guys for all the feedback. It was useful. The points I have taken are that it is tough to keep a black car clean. Scratches would be more prominent on a black car. So I guess I will go with a Galaxy Gray.

As far as paddle shift is concerned, what I understand is that it is almost similar to cruise control. I was thinking that it would be something more exciting
 
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Can you set cruise control to zero kmh? I don't think you'll ever need it for anything faster in Bombay traffic
 
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Have you considered 'borrego beige metallic'

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I just booked my Civic Automatic Galaxy Grey today
 
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Originally posted by Anoushka Sharma:
I just booked my Civic Automatic Galaxy Grey today



How much do these things cost in India?
 
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Rs.13,35,000/- on road.

Originally posted by Badriprasad Bumbabol:


How much do these things cost in India?

 
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Originally posted by Badriprasad Bumbabol:


How much do these things cost in India?



That is just one thing - Civic Automatic Galaxy Grey.
 
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Damn....I just realized that this translates to approx 30k USD. And isnt that roughly 2 to 2.5 times the cost of the Civic in the US. And the difference is while in US, Civic and Corolla fall in the economy segment, over here they fall in the luxury segment.

Originally posted by Anoushka Sharma:
Rs.13,35,000/- on road.

 
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Originally posted by Anoushka Sharma:
Damn....I just realized that this translates to approx 30k USD. And isnt that roughly 2 to 2.5 times the cost of the Civic in the US. And the difference is while in US, Civic and Corolla fall in the economy segment, over here they fall in the luxury segment.



Well developed countries are the first target audience for luxury item manufacturer. What is their 2nd / 3rd grade product in developed countries � sometime it is 1st grade product in developing/poor countries.
 
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At the cost of a 1st grade product in the developed country


What is their 2nd / 3rd grade product in developed countries � sometime it is 1st grade product in developing/poor countries.
 
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Originally posted by Anoushka Sharma:
At the cost of a 1st grade product in the developed country

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Don't worry Ankur, our turn will come.
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


Well developed countries are the first target audience for luxury item manufacturer. What is their 2nd / 3rd grade product in developed countries � sometime it is 1st grade product in developing/poor countries.



They're midrange cars in Europe too, costing something like �25-30K (depending on features).
 
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Thnx for the concern Chetan but I am not worried about our turn cuz I have already booked my Civic

Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


Don't worry Ankur, our turn will come.

[ January 02, 2007: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]

 
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Originally posted by Anoushka Sharma:
Rs.13,35,000/- on road.



DAAMNNN!!! And do they come with airbags and stuff? Personally, I think german cars are far more better than Japanese but again its just me and my opinion in this religious argument. For the record, I love my VW Jetta!!

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Yes, it comes with air bags. And of course, the paddle shift which I am still confused about because the dealers themselves are not able to explain how exactly it is used. But they try to act confident and bullshit something or the other. Now I am patiently waiting for the car and the manual so that I can find out myself.

Check out www.hondacarindia.com for complete feature set.

And the price has just gone further up by another Rs.12,000/-.

And when we are speaking about the Indian market, it doesnt make sense to speak about your love for Jetta For that matter, when I was in the US, I had a Pontiac TransAM and I dont think I can ever love any other car as much . I had to sell it when I returned to India
 
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Paddle shifts are a compromise between traditional manual shift transmission (gear and clutch) and the automatic transmission. I test drove an Audi with their version (an advanced and smart version) called DSG - Direct Shift Gearbox with the up and down gearshift buttons on the steering wheel (pretty much like the F-1 cars).

If you want more info, check this link:

Semi-Automatic Tranny
 
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Do you think driving the Civic using the paddle shift option would yield a better mileage than driving using the automatic option?
 
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