Signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2992 posts, RR: 8 Posted (5 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2640 times:
Has anyone ever driven one of these? We're thinking of buying one, about 4 years old, and I'd like to sound the water...
It comes recommended from a friend of my wife. I know it's not the fastest / most sporty car out there, but what we're looking for at the moment are utility (with a baby on the way space is important) and economy, along with reliability. what do you guys think?
Flyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2575 times:
My family has a Honda Fit, the Canadian version of the Jazz. It is a very versitile car, and i would recomend it to anyone. The only thing i dont like is driving on the highway, or anything over 110km/h. it really doesnt like going that fast. It has tons of room, more than our old station wagon actually, and it is even kinda fun to drive.
As long as the number of take-offs equals the number of landings...you're doing fine.
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12213 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2561 times:
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I agree with Flyboyseven above. I drive my mom's Jazz whenever I'm in Norway and it's a nice little car. Very roomy for it's size and comfortable to drive. However, it's geared such that it has high RPMs at high speeds. I was going only 80kmh today in 5th gear and was around 2500rpm if I remember correctly
Vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9763 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 2342 times:
Quoting N243NW (Reply 8): Interesting...the gearing must be different in different generations of the Civic. Mine's a '98 EX and runs at 2100r/min at 50mph and about 3400 at 80mph.
What year is yours?
It's a 2002 EX, 1.7L 127HP 5-speed manual transmission. The manuals always seem to run at higher RPM's, even though they have an extra gear.
Quoting Panam330 (Reply 9): Oh, me too. I think instead of getting 27 MPG, I'd probably get 30 doing 80. A serious increase in overall fuel mileage on a long trip - almost another 50 miles per tank for me.
I get about 34-36 MPG on long trips where I'm typically driving between 70 and 80 MPH. I actually hit 37 MPG on a few tanks on a cross-country drive, and my speed was probably averaging around 75. I can only imagine what I'd get MPG-wise if I had a 6th gear....
The way my Civic is geared, at 2500 RPM, you'll be at the following speeds (by gear):
Pyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3928 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
I have a Honda jazz and it's a great car. Can't say much about reliability, since I have very few miles on it despite being 3 years old, but Honda service is great nonetheless. It is very spacious for its size and easy to handle around town but it can be a bit gutless when loaded heavy or uphill. That said, I have also been able to do long stretches at 160 km/h with three people on board, but when doing that mileage does suffer a bit...
BTW, I went to the Boston auto show a few months ago, just to check out the fancy machines and without any intention of buying a new car, but the vehicle that impressed me the most was the 2nd-generation (current) Honda Jazz (Fit). If I had the money and my car was a bit more used I would consider trading it in for the new model.
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RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7985 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
I've test-driven the 2nd-generation Honda Fit (as the Jazz is known in North America, eastern Asia and South America) and even with the five-speed automatic, the Fit has pretty good acceleration up to around 120 km/h (73 mph). Ride quality is not bad, and you can't beat the amazing interior flexibility of the Fit/Jazz, which shames most multi-activity vehicles sold in Europe!
MarSciGuy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 17): So, the Jazz is basically the same car we call the "Honda Fit" in the States?
AFAIK it IS the same car
So for cargo space, could I fit more in the back (with the back seat down) then in my 4 DR 98 Civic EX?
..I loved the look of the Fit when they startedf pushing it last year but if I am gonig to get a new car it has to have at least slightly more cargo space, so I can fit a reasonably sized bookshelf or some such thing when I am schlepping things back and forth!
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LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1990 times:
I had the pleasure of driving this fine car 2 weeks ago from downtown Chicago to the far suburbs. Its not bad if you are downtown, anywhere else and this car is worthless. The acceleration for the speed of the Chicago interstate traffic flow is downright dangerous. Im not expecting it to drag race but for gods sake when you hit the gas at 70mph nothing happens.