The CVT is perfect for my use case.Creep speed is perfect- not too aggressive for our chaotic bumper to bumper navigation.
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I purchased an Amaxe CVT VX last Christmas and am over the moon. Ride, handling, ergonomics, safety rock. I was in a dilemma between Dzire AMT & Amaze.
As a newbie I invite fellow community members to share inputs. Specially on the art of hyper-miling in a CVT!
Hondas ‘man maximum machine minimum’ adage shines through in non-nonsense family sedan. Coming from an 2008 model F10D WagonR (my beloved ‘Waggie’) the learning curve was simple.
The 4 pot petrol engine refinement is excellent. No thrum or shake during startup. Post 4000 rpm however does get noisy. Good engine full stop.
The CVT is perfect for my use case.Creep speed is perfect- not too aggressive for our chaotic bumper to bumper navigation.No head nod is a boon. It only demands ‘feathering’ the throttle for a smooth & efficient drive. The much bandied ‘rubberband effect’ is evident only on sudden throttle inputs.
S mode is aggressive. Engine braking in S mode is perfect for downhill driving/sudden overtakes.
Ride & Handling:
Confidence inspiring. Drives like a car one segment above, gives kind of a ‘Chota Honda City’ feel. The chassis can actually handle a more powerful engine. I wonder! Suspension is silent and absorbs the vagaries of Indian roads. I get the feeling this car is bult for India- any comments? Can anyone throw light on the platform used? Is this same as the 1st gen Amaze?
Physical & mental stress/tiredness after a long journey is perceptibly less.
Bonnet is visible, spatial awareness is not an issue at all. For Indias chaotic city traffic and limited parking slots 4m vehicles are optimum. Class leading turning radius of 4.7m helps with maneuverability.
Does not transmit vibrations /shock. However I feel it s a tad heavy at slow speeds <30 kmph. Or maybe am comparing too much with my Waggie.
I need to learn the art of feathering the throttle.
- Highway (plains) 22 kmpl at average speed of 70 kmph.
- City- varies from 12-15 kmpl.
4/5 days a week the car runs for only 1 km (each way from residence to metro station). Here I barely get 12 kmpl. Can anyone comment on this please.
Is huge- segment best and also practical. I have actually done airport runs with 5 adults and 8 suitcases! Amazing – the pun is intended.
- No rear seat adjustable headrests. Although existing headrests are good.
- Auto door unlock on Park mode is safety risk- specially when switching off at long signals.
- Insulation could be better though: external noise does seep in.
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