Let’s be honest, our daily commutes are horrid. For some reason, people can’t stay in their lanes around bends or drive straight. Of course, some of this is down to our road irregularities and animals on the road. But it has become a cultural problem for us to drive incorrectly and be totally fine with it. This means that driving on our roads results in unavoidable traffic jams, and you can never really cruise along. This is why I avoid driving in traffic. After all, no one wants to perform a million gear changes during a single drive.
But with the Honda Amaze diesel automatic, I have started to ease off on my cardinal rule. The CVT gearbox in the Amaze diesel is just so good and seamless that you never really feel any fatigue even after you’ve undergone the most gruelling traffic jam. In fact, you might feel a little drowsy considering just how effortless this car is to drive in traffic. Forget about changing gears, even if you are crawling along and need to perform a quick overtaking manoeuvre, you can just dab the throttle for instant power delivery and then be at ease again, and the powertrain will settle down quickly to lower revs – it’s absolutely brilliant! Considering the growing demand for automatic cars, I really suggest you buy one of these if you're looking for absolute driving comfort.
When it came: August 2019
Current Odo reading: 13,793kms
Mileage this month: 910kms
Fuel efficiency: 19.70km/l
What’s good: Driving comfort, intuitive gearbox
What’s not: Basic stereo