2006 Honda Jazz 1.4 i-DSI

Summary:

Will buy another one

Faults:

I had an accident with the car at about 60,000 km. After that, the car had intermittent electric gremlins that appeared. Electric mirror motor malfunctioned. Replaced ignition coils after car started jerking under load. Rear demister fuse blew twice.

General Comments:

Otherwise a good reliable car. The accident affected reliability to some extent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2010

2006 Honda Jazz 1.4i

Summary:

It is not too bad

Faults:

I am having problems with the brakes of my Jazz.

My car went in for its 10 000km service (I bought it brand new). I was told that the brakes needed skimming as I was wearing it out by braking too hard. I am a “slow” driver who never speeds, ever; therefore it was very weird for me to hear this.

The Honda dealer told me that they did the skimming for me as a favor, but that if this would happen again, then I would have to pay for it. Since then, I have been driving extra careful, only to find out that now it has happened again. My car is in for the 30 000km service.

I mentioned this while chatting to some friends, and one lady, who also bought a Honda Jazz, she experienced the same problem. Unfortunately she ended up paying R2500.00 to get it fixed.

My question therefore is whether this might be a manufacturing fault?? Maybe other people who also drive a Jazz have the same problem???

General Comments:

I would like to hear from other Honda Jazz drivers if they also have the same problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2010

2006 Honda Jazz 1.4i

Summary:

This is a great car and value for money!

Faults:

The driver side electric window stuck slightly after about 3 weeks, but was taken to the dealer, but was sorted out with lubricant immediately while I was having a cup of coffee.

General Comments:

I have had my Jazz 1.4 for just over 2 months. It is the best car overall I have owned. It is built with very high quality products. I was pleased to see the boot pistons are even Showa products (used on Honda Motorcycles). I made the choice of purchasing it through this website and other surveys on the web. My fuel consumption averages on 6.6 litres per 100km with City driving, but on the four longer trips I have done it averages on about 5.7 litres per 100km.

The car handles well, but can seem a bit stiff at first. It is a bit low for offroad/ dirt road use, but I have only done about 3km on rocky dirt road and took it very slow. The suspension is great and the tyres are of high quality (Bridgestone Potenzas).

The sound system is great and doesn't skip a beat over bumps. Sounds great too! Pity it does not have an Aux jack, but does have an Aux button on the face. The dealer said it wasn't offered on this model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2006

2005 Honda Jazz Dsi 1.4 petrol

Summary:

Smooth and refined and fun to drive

Faults:

No faults yet.

General Comments:

So-called 1.4 engine is really 1339 cc so why does Honda exaggerate?

I drive it at 1 mile altitude and it lacks torque uphill, the engine should be bigger for altitude.

Plastic dashboard is lightweight, could be more solid.

Economy is no better than other 1.3 competitors so engine is overrated.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th January, 2006

2005 Honda Jazz dsi 1.4

Summary:

It is good value for money and a good drive

Faults:

So far nothing, there has been one or two little squeaks at the back of the boot area,

General Comments:

I would like to have had a sporty look to the car, that is fit a rear spoiler and fog lights for the front.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2005

2003 Honda Jazz 1.4DSI

Summary:

A great family car. Almost a class leader, but lacks outright refinement.

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

Fantastic space and flexibility.

Above average fuel economy.

Easy to drive and surprisingly grippy in hard cornering and hooligan antics.

Tasteful interior and comfortable ergonomics.

Very good CD stereo.

The CVT transmission has an annoying high pitch whine.

Interior plastic panels not always neatly aligned in its fitment and trailing plastic edges poorly rounded-off.

Certain switches also poorly fitted and mal-aligned.

Air conditioning too weak on hot scorching days with 4 adults.

The 8 valve, 1339cc engine becomes very loud and coarse sounding at above 4000rpm.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2004

27th Feb 2004, 10:11

I too agree with you the Jazz's 1.4i 8v engine does sound a bit coarse at above 4,000 RPM. I test drove one it put me off the Lack of Refinement the performance really died off at above 4,500 RPM. It was a used one so you have to put your foot down to make sure it's performing. So I bought a 1.6L 16V Renault Scenic.

27th Mar 2004, 07:19

If only Honda will make the SOHC 80kw 1.5VTEC unit universally available in all the markets. Test drove one in Asia. Definite power improvement over 1.4 unit. Still sounds coarse.

31st Mar 2005, 07:48

I need to say that it is senseless to compare a 1.6L Renault Scenic with Jazz thus their classes are completely different. Here tow comparisons act: One between a 1.4L motor with its brother 1.6L one and the other between a super-mini with its brother. Expectations should be lowered when a super-mini is in consideration in terms of engine.

12th Jul 2005, 17:53

The engine of honda jazz is perfect in its class. there is not so much sound. i love honda at all. when I drive my honda I feel so good that a renault driver can never feel.