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Old 10th June 2009, 13:30   #451
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wow!!. crazy pricing. i would have considered it if it had climate control. auto gear box. alloys. fog lamps. but this is daylight robbery!!. and its not even that big like an innova or something. length is below 4 m. and 1.2ltr engine.

i know but i bet that the 1.2lt TSI from volkwagen will win the battle of all 1.2 ltr engines.
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There is a first drive report on Zigwheels..

"There are two ways to get hold of any market. One is to compete with existing products, fight over volumes and eke out breathing space for a new product, but leaders through automotive history have seldom taken this approach of beating others at their own game."

Read on @ Honda Jazz: First Drive!- Reviews- Zigwheels
Typical auto-mag hack, they live by the advertising and need to make the manufacturers look good. We saw something similar when the Fabia was launched.
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Bah! What ridiculous pricing.
Hyundai i20 anyday!

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Rs.7.43 Lakhs for base Jazz ex-showroom Mumbai!

And we had gone ballastic over Skoda's Fabia pricing. I have OD with me and it says Fabia 1.4TDi Ambiente is Rs.7.15 Lakhs ex-showroom. Mind you it's a diesel with barely any local content. So Honda now has the most expensive hatchback in India and has outdone Skoda, who till now was notorious for overpricing their products.

Skoda advertises Fabia as a super hatch. Honda should call it's Jazz super duper hatch.

EDIT: I believe the top end Jazz comes with fog lights! Amazing! Thank you so much Honda!

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Whatever said and done, we know it all that this car will SELL. No matter what. I think Govt. should intervene and regulate Honda prices!!! This is day light robbery.

Edit: Amit, I don't see Fogs in the car that Zigwheels has.

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i20 Asta is 6.0 L on Road delhi.
Now it seems more vfm when the jazz is 7.5-8.0 On Road delhi.
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Whatever said and done, we know it all that this car will SELL. No matter what. I think Govt. should intervene and regulate Honda prices!!! This is day light robbery.
That's pretty funny.

Unfortunately, not gonna happen. The customer has every right and choice to go buy another car if the Jazz is too expensive for him.

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Similarly, like me, there would be lacs of car users of other brand cars who've had fantastic 5 years ownership experience of other brand cars. So?
They constitute the group of people who don't buy Honda/Toyota of course. From my experience, people buy Japanese because a) they already have owned one in the past and see no reason to change gears (pardon the pun) or b) they have been burned in the past and want to switch or c) they believe the hype (or he's a BHPian and just wants a Honda engine). Someone in the c camp almost always becomes part of a. That's how Honda keeps their prices and sales high. Should be pretty awesome to be in their sales management.

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Now the i20 looks like a steal! So the decision now is between i20 and Punto (hopefully TataFiat are not as greedy as Honda)
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Guys, here are pune ex-showroom prices of base variants of ANHC and Jazz

ANHC E-MT: 8,07,000
Jazz (basic): 7,24,000

The price difference is mere 83,000. So if I had to buy Jazz, I would definitely try to stretch my budget and drive those mesmerising 118 horses instead.

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Now the i20 looks like a steal! So the decision now is between i20 and Punto (hopefully TataFiat are not as greedy as Honda)
If i20 CRDi is out sooner, it would definitely be a better choice than Jazz.

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Cool so we know which is the COTY 2009 Honda has been consistant here as well by giving us cars with exorbitant pricing. Way to go Honda, milk Indian customers dry.

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It's definitely a day light robbery. I wonder if they are trying to compete with some sedan's or they have out done some of the sedans in their pricing.. crazy
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Whatever said and done, we know it all that this car will SELL. No matter what. I think Govt. should intervene and regulate Honda prices!!!
you are kidding right? Honda is not a monopoly for govt to regulate prices! People have lots options - they can buy a lot of hatches (and quite a few sedans) at this price.
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It's definitely a day light robbery. I wonder if they are trying to compete with some sedan's or they have out done some of the sedans in their pricing.. crazy
Insane pricing. Daylight robbery for sure. What's super about minis anyway?

It's good in a way that Honda is finally going to have a flop product in India. How can they not learn from the Fabia story?
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They constitute the group of people who don't buy Honda/Toyota of course. From my experience, people buy Japanese because a) they already have owned one in the past and see no reason to change gears (pardon the pun) or b) they have been burned in the past and want to switch or c) they believe the hype (or he's a BHPian and just wants a Honda engine). Someone in the c camp almost always becomes part of a. That's how Honda keeps their prices and sales high. Should be pretty awesome to be in their sales management.
No. some of them buy Honda/ Toyota as well (there are some member here itself with ownership thread).
But by & large, Honda is awsome in their sales management, agreed.
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you are kidding right? Honda is not a monopoly for govt to regulate prices! People have lots options - they can buy a lot of hatches (and quite a few sedans) at this price.
Yes sir, I am kidding. With this kind of prices, anyone can loose his mind!

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That's pretty funny.

Unfortunately, not gonna happen. The customer has every right and choice to go buy another car if the Jazz is too expensive for him.
I was kidding sir. I know Honda is a private co and Govt. cannot do anything about it!
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