Car: 2012 1.8i ES - S/Pearl Blue
Join Date: 22nd February 2009
Location: Nantwich, Cheshire, UK
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New Honda Jazz
We own a new Model Jazz bought in March following 6 years with the Old Model.
The old model (1.4 Dsi SE) ran without problem for 66000 + miles with no Parts failures but with yearly Honda servicing.
Parts actually replaced were service items - Tyres, Front Disc Pads, Wiper Blades and Filters over the period.
It was very economical and averaged 47/48mpg over it's time with us.
Being an '03 Model it was a firm ride and this was modified in later year Models, but this wasn't a serious problem to us.
The new Model (1.4 iVtec ES) is definitely more refined, the Seats are much more comfortable, the ride is better plus the new (to the Jazz)
Vtec Engine is more lively AND is slightly more economical so far (now completed 6500 miles).
Overall, I personally think Honda have made a good job of this new Model.
I run an '08 1.8 Civic ES, and yes it's much more modern in appearance etc etc, BUT, in my opinion, it's not as well put together as our (Japan Built) Jazz.
I believe the Engines in the 1.4 Civic Models and the equivalent Jazz's are now the same.
If you need further input please ask.
Last edited by RobS; 7th November 2009 at 14:45.