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Thoughts About The Honda Jazz  
User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2985 posts, RR: 8
Posted (5 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2580 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?

signol


Flights booked: none :(
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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3204 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

Well it's a Honda so it's bound to be reliable...


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User currently offlineFlyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2515 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.

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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2501 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


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9400 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2495 times:
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Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 3):
I was going only 80kmh today in 5th gear and was around 2500rpm if I remember correctly

I've never drive a Jazz, but that's exactly what my Civic runs at. It's at 2500 RPM in 5th gear at 50 MPH. The times I get up to 80 MPH, it's pushing 4000 RPM.

Oh how I wish for a 6th gear....



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User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2985 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Thanks guys! Looks like no-one has anything bad to say about this car...

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

My friends mum has one, they give a smooth ride and are surprisingly spacious, I think they are pretty decent and certainly beat the crap out of the FR-V!


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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2003 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

A good friend of mine is now on her 3rd Jazz, and loves them.

She leases them through her employer (NHS) and typically keeps them for 4 years, and apart from routine servicing has never had cause to visit the dealer.



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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1609 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2355 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 4):
I've never drive a Jazz, but that's exactly what my Civic runs at. It's at 2500 RPM in 5th gear at 50 MPH. The times I get up to 80 MPH, it's pushing 4000 RPM.

Oh how I wish for a 6th gear....

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?



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User currently offlinePanam330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2660 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2334 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 4):
The times I get up to 80 MPH, it's pushing 4000 RPM.

Holy crap! My Impreza does around 3400 RPM.

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 4):
Oh how I wish for a 6th gear....

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.


User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2326 times:

Great car! Never had a customer complain about the US version.

User currently offlineCragley From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2322 times:

The Jazz is a Honda so in that sense, its a good car.

It's also the cheapest and poorest quality car in the Honda Range.

But still a good car none the less.


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2320 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?

Our 97 EX sedan is similar and gets about 36 mpg at 80, 37-38 mpg if you slow down to 70 mph.


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9400 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2282 times:
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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):

2nd - 20 MPH
3rd - 30 MPH
4th - 40 MPH
5th - 50 MPH

I always found that interesting, the way that works out.

I don't know what speed I'm at in 1st....too low to tell accurately...probably somewhere around 12 MPH.



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3816 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2206 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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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3396 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2177 times:



Quoting Signol (Reply 5):
Thanks guys! Looks like no-one has anything bad to say about this car...

I have... Its not german  Wink

Seriously, though, it is said to be a good car, although some voices claim that the 2nd edition is not as innovative as the first ever Honda Jazz...


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7929 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2100 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!

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

So, the Jazz is basically the same car we call the "Honda Fit" in the States?

User currently offlineMarSciGuy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2056 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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User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2985 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

Yesterday we put down the deposit on it... 53 reg (2nd half of 2003), no rust, light green, 40,000 miles on it, for £3995. We're picking it up from the dealer on the 1st April (no joke!)

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineMarSciGuy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1982 times:



Quoting Signol (Reply 19):
(2nd half of 2003

So they existed in Europe prior to the US. eh?



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User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2985 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1978 times:



Quoting MarSciGuy (Reply 20):

So they existed in Europe prior to the US. eh?

Yes, they went on sale in 2001:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Fit

signol



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3816 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1949 times:



Quoting Signol (Reply 19):

Congratulations. It is a great price for such a nifty little car, I am sure you will be very happy with it. Light green is a very cool color, as well, too bad it is so hard to get.



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1930 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.

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