2006 Honda Jazz 1.4i from South Africa
This is a great car and value for money!
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.
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
11th Jun 2020, 13:59
I still have this car now in 2020 with over 349000 km on the clock and still going strong with no issues. I have replaced the clutch and shocks.
25th Aug 2021, 20:05
Wow, that's really nice to hear! I am just about to purchase the same car with 200k on the clock. Thanks for your review.
26th Aug 2021, 07:28
Just be aware that it all depends on how the car was maintained and used. The mileage of 349K km over around 14 years means it averaged nearly 25,000 km/year, so it does a lot of open road driving, not bumper-to-bumper urban traffic. That has quite an effect not just on the motor, but on the gearbox and chassis/suspension parts. Also, note it is a manual gearbox; for most cars, manuals tend to be quite long-lived; an automatic equivalent will need proper maintenance like servicing periodically, and when wear and tear gets to the internals, the automatics will be much dearer to fix (vs. the overall value of the car by that time and mileage).