2005 Honda Jazz Reviews - Page 6 of 6

2005 Honda Jazz 1.4 ES Comfort 1.4 I-DSI from Turkey

Year of manufacture2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 I-DSI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired4 kilometres
Most recent distance3060 kilometres
Previous carRover - Austin 200 vi

Summary:

Perfect choice for everybody!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Thanks to the varible timed dual spark system, Honda Jazz is incredibly quick for a 1339 cc engine vehicle. Even with five adults or with AC on, it never gets tired. Steering is very light and sensitive. Handling also is surprisingly good for a supermini-van.

Jazz offers more luggage and inner space than higher class cars. You can compare it to Golf, Astra or other minivans. With its super-functional features and high tech engine, Jazz simply beats almost every model in supermini, mini, family and van class.

Clones like Mitsubishi Colt and Renault Modus proves that how groundbreaking Jazz concept is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2005

19th Feb 2005, 19:50

I agree with the happy Jazz owner. (S) he's not exaggerating. I'm a French Jazz owner and I'm extremely happy with it. General belief that Japanese cars are rubbish is very wrong. They are better than most German cars, and way better than all their french competitors. I've had no fallen parts, no serious problems, in fact, no problems at all with Jazz. Jazz is probably one of the best cars Honda ever built.

25th Dec 2005, 00:07

I have owned a Jazz (called a 'Fit' here in Japan) for the past 3 years and am very happy with it, despite the problems mentioned, and agree that it's very good quality for what you pay. Yes, it never tires and has the 'unnecessary' hard suspension, but I personally like it. The biggest problems with it are front passenger and driver leg room is too short, and the steering doesn't return back when steering as with other cars. It has loads of luggage space when the back seats go down to make it flat, and has a very good turning circle. Another problem is that it tends to roll back on a hill if you don't accelerate soon enough after taking your foot off the brake - related to the new engine design, and it engine brakes before coming to a rolling stop at lights which makes you stop short - I don't like this. Today, when starting the car for the first time in the morning, the power steering became extremely hard to turn. The EPS (electronic power steering) light is on, and a phone call confirmed that we have to take it to the Honda Dealer to get it fixed.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 19 reviews