QUOTE(Eurobeater @ Nov 18 2019, 08:33 PM)
No. I've since sold the car coz the gearbox is just not worth replacing anymore. Bought a Persona MT instead lelmanuals are awesome, its too bad 6 gears arent standard. I would vouch for CVT only if its from a good manufacturer.
The engine is definitely fine and noise like that would be nice. For the gear always put it into neutral or park (for automatic) when you stop, which can also help to avoid lurching forwards if someone hits you from behind or if you get distracted while also significantly lengthening its lifespan as many complain about honda automatic transmissions.
If you get hit very hard from the back, only suspension/drive shafts will be damaged, the city should be a regular FFWD car so unless you hit something infront there shouldnt be any damage in the front section. Exhaust is at the back so if you check along the path of the exhaust to what could possible have been damaged by the exhaust pushing against, could help.