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Old 08-09-2019, 02:34 PM   #1
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Honda Grace (non-Hybrid) vs Honda City?

A relative is looking at getting a 2nd hand Honda City. A number of threads where the discussion is talking about Honda City tends to have a mention to get the Honda Grace instead because made-in-Japan, etc etc. But is it really a better choice?

Honda Grace (non-Hybrid)
- DOHC 1.5, 130 horses.
- No paddle shift, only a Sport Mode ”S” button on the side of the shift lever.
- No steering wheel controls
- ARF around half of City or lower.
- Warranty and recall issues a bit of a problem.

Honda City
- SOHC 1.5, 118 horses
- Paddle shift
- Steering wheel controls
- ARF double of Grace or higher.
- Warranty and recall issues covered by KM.

Both around the same year same quarter, selling for same -around the same depreciation. Is it still worth getting the Grace for the additional horses?
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:12 PM   #2
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A relative is looking at getting a 2nd hand Honda City. A number of threads where the discussion is talking about Honda City tends to have a mention to get the Honda Grace instead because made-in-Japan, etc etc. But is it really a better choice?

Honda Grace (non-Hybrid)
- DOHC 1.5, 130 horses.
- No paddle shift, only a Sport Mode ”S” button on the side of the shift lever.
- No steering wheel controls
- ARF around half of City or lower.
- Warranty and recall issues a bit of a problem.

Honda City
- SOHC 1.5, 118 horses
- Paddle shift
- Steering wheel controls
- ARF double of Grace or higher.
- Warranty and recall issues covered by KM.

Both around the same year same quarter, selling for same -around the same depreciation. Is it still worth getting the Grace for the additional horses?
More power at similar fuel consumption is always better.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:50 PM   #3
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More power at similar fuel consumption is always better.
But would this 1 factor outweigh everything else, especially the huge difference in ARF? We’re talking $8k or lower vs something like $17k+ here.
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:16 PM   #4
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But would this 1 factor outweigh everything else, especially the huge difference in ARF? We’re talking $8k or lower vs something like $17k+ here.
That's 10 years later. If COE is renewed, there is no rebate at all.
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:40 AM   #5
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No need think. 12 bhp more
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:04 AM   #6
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Interior wise many review city is better

Other than that. Grace got more horse power mean will go home like 10 min faster?

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Interior wise many review city is better

Other than that. Grace got more horse power mean will go home like 10 min faster?
Apart from the differences in engine and transmission / steering controls etc, they are the same car, so what do you mean interior wise 1 is better than the other?
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:05 PM   #8
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If relative needs help, mean this relative not very familiar with cars.

I would say get the Honda City. As you said, recall can get KM. If not, later you recommend your relative buy the Grace, got any recall issue, you relative will come to you and ask you to provide solution.

Suay suay you cannot find a way, he may even blame you.
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Apart from the differences in engine and transmission / steering controls etc, they are the same car, so what do you mean interior wise 1 is better than the other?
Don't know wor.

I myself never sit in a grace before

I is base on those website de


https://www.sbtjapan.com/kp-honda-grace-vs-honda-city


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Old 09-09-2019, 12:42 PM   #10
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Don't know wor.

I myself never sit in a grace before

I is base on those website de


https://www.sbtjapan.com/kp-honda-grace-vs-honda-city
This 1 is talking out of their @$$ ... how does 1 have bigger cabin and bigger boot space than the other if both are exactly the same car? Use smaller seats?
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This 1 is talking out of their @$$ ... how does 1 have bigger cabin and bigger boot space than the other if both are exactly the same car? Use smaller seats?
That site is a bit confusing. I believe they are comparing a petrol Honda City against a Hybrid Honda Grace.

If like that, then yes, the Hybrid batt will take up space in the boot area. Mainly that space for the spare tyre, Hybird car dun have. So cannot use as extra storage space.

Passenger side by right shouldn't be affected.
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A relative is looking at getting a 2nd hand Honda City. A number of threads where the discussion is talking about Honda City tends to have a mention to get the Honda Grace instead because made-in-Japan, etc etc. But is it really a better choice?

Honda Grace (non-Hybrid)
- DOHC 1.5, 130 horses.
- No paddle shift, only a Sport Mode ”S” button on the side of the shift lever.
- No steering wheel controls
- ARF around half of City or lower.
- Warranty and recall issues a bit of a problem.

Honda City
- SOHC 1.5, 118 horses
- Paddle shift
- Steering wheel controls
- ARF double of Grace or higher.
- Warranty and recall issues covered by KM.

Both around the same year same quarter, selling for same -around the same depreciation. Is it still worth getting the Grace for the additional horses?
My vote goes to City. The engine in the City is adequate enough, even on Genting uphill. Since warranty and stuffs are covered covered by KM, why not, less worries. Unless your relative main focus is on Japan made and most HP, don't care about equipments lol

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