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Red face The Jazz is calling me.........

Took one for a test drive today out of curiosity. Noted:

Nice:
Better visibility than the Civic
Nice interior feel.
A rear wiper.
Smoother ride
Full 'space-roof' (I can see why it couldn't be done on the Civic)
Nice and airy
Didn't roll too badly, although i wasn't really throwing around too much
Civic steering wheel
Civic-ish display computer
USB/Aux in
Quiet engine at normal revs
Doesn't sound as rough as iDSI at high revs
Possibly less wind noise than Civic
Better Magic Seat design than MkI


Not so Nice:
1.4 (1339) VTEC a little weedy below 3500RPM, compared with 1.8 in my ES
Gear change throw quite long
Slightly odd feel to the handbrake
Not half as funky as Civic
Light steering (not toooo vague though)
Shift indicator is a 'enjoying your drive' indicator!
No 'heads up' speedo
No devil/angel lights either

As I've decided I don't need a high performance car, I'm quite tempted. I just need the dealer to make me a decent offer!
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Its a great little car, and well worth a look if you don't need a big boot.
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It's not exactly a small boot! And with the seats down I can still get bikes in no problem.
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Yes, its a big boot for the size of the car.
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Having a browse round it's a bigger boot than a Golf or a Focus. Now if only they put a slightly bigger engine in I'd be well happy.

I need a reason to keep the Civic.
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Now if only they put a slightly bigger engine in I'd be well happy.
I could imagine it would be a bit more exciting with a 1.6 or 1.8, though quite possibly your Civic engine wouldn't fit. Of course the new Jazz engine fits the Civic!

I looked at a new Jazz a few weeks ago (when trying to find an 09 Civic to look at) and was quite impressed from the inside. Nice cockpit, as you say, and roomier than I expected.
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My wife has a Jazz brilliant car very very economical and masses of space inside, good choice.
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Thanks Bucketp, is your wife's the new model? If so, which spec?
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If I do go for it... What colour?!? (Milano,Alabaster, Storm grey, Crystal Black....)
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Iv'e got a 1.4 cvt 08.and it drives well.had it 2 weeks now.
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Iv'e got a 1.4 cvt 08.and it drives well.had it 2 weeks now.
ooooh a cvt ( is is one last generation /or are you not in the uk?)
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ooooh a cvt ( is is one last generation /or are you not in the uk?)
think it's been out a while now.i am in uk
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think it's been out a while now.i am in uk
yeah the previous gen of jazz had the cvt automatic and the new generation has I-shift
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Thanks Bucketp, is your wife's the new model? If so, which spec?
No unfortunately its not the new one, its an 03 plate still got the magic seats and loads of space, we have been to look at the new one and find it even better. The only thing wrong with the wife's Jazz is the colour, its pink! I think she bought that colour so I wouldn't drive it.
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I did have an '02 Jazz. Swapped to the Civic which in general I love. Apart from the performance (which could be down to tall gearing in part) It's properly impressive. I think I should have sat in a Mk1 at the dealers to compare.... It did seem a lot more roomy than my memory of the old one.
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New Jazz

My wife has owned a 1.4 SE Jazz since '03 and she took delivery of the New Model Jazz yesterday. (1.4 ES iVtec)

These are truly great small cars, with such flexible load carrying features and superb reliability (Never missed a Beat!).

Whilst there not the speediest of cars they get on well once up to speed and are very, very economical.

The new 1.4 Vtec engine is a considerable improvement over the old Engine, the seating is now much more comfortable and the overall ride greatly improved.

Equipment levels on the ES is very good.

You may be interested to know that with the old Model you could order in specially (through your Dealer a Jazz Type R - only released in Japan - at least that's what my Dealer told me!

I wonder if the same might apply to this new Model, I don't know if it has already been released in Japan.

Now that would be a Unique Car in the UK, and you probably would get Dealer Warranty though maybe not 3 Years!
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Do they do the Jazz in a diesel?
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Do they do the Jazz in a diesel?
No. I think Honda might be considering it, given that the CO2 was higher than they originally suggested from the VTECs.
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You may be interested to know that with the old Model you could order in specially (through your Dealer a Jazz Type R - only released in Japan - at least that's what my Dealer told me!

I wonder if the same might apply to this new Model, I don't know if it has already been released in Japan.

Now that would be a Unique Car in the UK, and you probably would get Dealer Warranty though maybe not 3 Years!
Honda Japan has 4WD version too - that would be quite neat!
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I think that the Jazz is a great car. We have owned them for over seven years now. Running costs are good and depreciation is lower than many cars. It is very spacious and the magic seats are great. Reliability on the two cars has been first class.

My son test drove the new Jazz recently and it seems even better than the old Jazz in most departments.
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