One Sunday of Feb. 20, 2014 me and my friend Alex, of ASL Photography went to Q. Circle and Parks and Wildlife as I narrate to him my little plan to let my friends know of my 15 y old trusted car, the honda city (sx8) , thanks for these pics from the lens of Alexander Lohongko.
|Open Your Eyes and travel back in time 15 yrs ago , Yesterday is back! my old 15 yr-city still puffin along|
The SX8 City was Honda’s ‘economical car’ specially designed for the ASEAN market during the downturn of 1996/1997
Being a budget car does not mean a punishment, which the City debunks that notion. Thanks to the sub 1,000kg body weight, it handles well despite using McPherson struts rather than the double wishbone utilized by the Civic.
Based on the EF Civic platform, the City nameplate was resurrected in 1996 under the chassis code SX8. It was developed and sold in developing markets (South East Asia, India, Pakistan) and to complement the EK Civic but at a lower price.
with some marketing efforts done locally including a song played in radio stations, this generation of City - together with the next generation models - found success in the local market. Initially available with a 1.3 engine, a 1.5 model was later added in 1998 and an update was done in 1999. You can buy the SX8 City until 2003, which the GD City replaced it.
Here in the picture, i added a chin courtest of a friend from my city group, sx8army mackam, lowering springs and aftermarket rims courtesy of Rey Teves hid driving lights from Sanzei Banawe
|old looking dash the center console needs to be fixed to allow room for a 2din headunit it however lacks a mix of high-quality plastics and soft-touch surfaces so it wont feel more upscale than in late model years.|
|The SX8 City was Honda’s ‘economical car’ specially designed for the ASEAN market during the downturn of 1996/1997|
The SX8 Honda City is also priced within that range and it can be yours between P145,000-P230,000. Parts can be procured at any Honda specialist shop, and maintaining one is on the affordable side. While hunting for your City, be careful with units with rust especially if the vehicle got in an accident and the body repair was poorly done. Fuel economy is wallet friendly, and there is no carburetor to worry about.
|Let's reminisce on the past, thank God for the present and dream about what's to come tomorrow thanks for the 15 wonderful yrs. of honda ownership|