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Old 14th September 2016, 22:14   #31
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Dear V.Narayan,
I am glued to this thread of late because I'm on the verge of buying a used 2010 Jazz in Bangalore. Your observations and experiences make me wanna buy it more now.

Just a quick question, what tyre size would a good upgrade. I would prefer a 195 instead of the 175. Will this alter the driving dynamics of the car too much. If the steering is going to get heavier, I wouldn't mind one bit because I am used to the steering of a Ford Figo.

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Coplay, I am no expert on tyre sizes and associated performance. My instinct tells me you will be better off - the Jazz can accommodate a size bigger. The Jazz's steering is very light. So a slight heaving up will not make things difficult at all.

Where reliability is concerned I am happy to stand by my statement that of all the cars I've owned the Honda Jazz has been the most reliable. Suggest you look at Team BHP's section on pre-purchase inspection. I personally found it very useful when purchasing my Volvo XC60. Best wishes for your purchase and many happy and safe miles of motoring. - Narayan

PS: If you have questions I would be pleased to talk to the mechanics at the service centre I use and get their inputs.
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Coplay, I am no expert on tyre sizes and associated performance. My instinct tells me you will be better off - the Jazz can accommodate a size bigger. The Jazz's steering is very light. So a slight heaving up will not make things difficult at all.

Where reliability is concerned I am happy to stand by my statement that of all the cars I've owned the Honda Jazz has been the most reliable. Suggest you look at Team BHP's section on pre-purchase inspection. I personally found it very useful when purchasing my Volvo XC60. Best wishes for your purchase and many happy and safe miles of motoring. - Narayan

PS: If you have questions I would be pleased to talk to the mechanics at the service centre I use and get their inputs.
Thank you for the clarifications Sir.
I will definitely look at the pre-purchase inspection article/document here before inspecting cars.
Also, thanks a lot for offering to talk to mechanics for inputs. Your descriptions on the thread are more than enough for any prospective buyer. I will alo get the vehicle thoroughly checked by a Honda SC before making a purchase.

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Thank you for the clarifications Sir.
Also, thanks a lot for offering to talk to mechanics for inputs.

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Coplay, I am sure you have read this thread on Team BHP but including it here as it specifically addresses your question.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-thread-4.html (Honda Jazz : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread)

The service engineer said if the car is out of warranty up-wheeling to 195 is not a problem. If still under warranty there is a risk Honda will negate it. Let us know what your final purchase is.
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Narayan Sir,

Thank you so much for penning down the long term ownership of this beautiful car. I've just begun search for my second car, and although I thought I really had two choices (Ertiga & BRV), some re-think is suggesting I may be better off acquiring a second hatch. Jazz is a car that I've never been able to get off my mind ever since its original launch. And having since seen it in 'Fit' avatar in the west, I just lobbed it up to my parents as an option. Their first reactions are positive. I'm chasing Dakshin Honda for a TD of the CVT variant. I'm sure the sweet agony & confusion is going to prevail for some time, before the fog clears up and my final choice reveals itself to me but I'm sure Jazz is going to be high up on the final shortlist.
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Narayan Sir,

Thank you so much for penning down the long term ownership of this beautiful car. I've just begun search for my second car, and although I thought I really had two choices (Ertiga & BRV), some re-think is suggesting I may be better off acquiring a second hatch.....I just lobbed it up to my parents as an option. Their first reactions are positive......but I'm sure Jazz is going to be high up on the final shortlist.
Dear Prashkul, I am glad you found my article useful. All the best with your search. Let us know what you settle on and why with pictures. If you have your parents in mind for the 2nd hatchback then the higher seat level of the Jazz will be something they might appreciate. It makes sitting down & getting up easier for folks who are older or heavier. That was one factor on my mind when the Jazz was purchased as my elders are on the other side of 85. Best of luck and thank you for your kind words. Regards, Narayan

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The Honda Jazz will complete 7 years of faithful service in a few weeks. I shall be writing my annual update. If any Team BHPian would like a particular point to be covered please let me know. If and when I replace this car it would most probably be a Jazz plug-in hybrid (if and when that comes to our shores). Thanks, Narayan

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Our family's Honda Jazz completes 7 years of faithful trouble free service. Over the last 2 years she has got relegated to the utility maid of all work in our garage. She gets driven by 5 adults and 2 employee drivers so is constantly subjected to different driving styles and associated pulls and pressures on the machinery. Our 4 plus 3 year warranty period is over. It came in handy when parts of the clutch needed changing at the end of year 6 due to excessive wear and tear due to so many different drivers. Twice in her life she has been mauled by one of our young adults, as they learnt how to drive and underwent serious body work. A couple of months ago the air bags were changed under a recall scheme that Honda ran. Beyond this the Jazz is a real fill it shut it forget it kind of car especially for city driving.

City Driving: This is your city run about car - sharp on the turn (4.9 metres radius), light on the steering, the huge glass area makes tight parking easier, has a silent cabin for a small car, nice useful ORVMs and IRVM, a short bonnet and a nice strong air conditioning. If you need a car to get around your town and are not necessarily looking for jet engine acceleration and engine growl then the Jazz is your horse.

Service Centre Quality: I believe, within limits, service centre quality is influenced by your approach and attitude towards those young maintenance engineers who are themselves struggling to build a career. I adopt an avuncular attitude towards them and it works effectively. I use Ring Road Honda at Gurgaon for my service. I never stand and wait ut I do take the trouble of chatting up the engineer before and after and dropping a word of appreciation to the centre manager. So far it is my assumption that they are doing the servicing correctly as the car has run smoothly for 7 years.

Maintenance: Expenditure other than accident repair and changing 4 tyres is around Rs 80,000 over 7 years and 54,000 kms. That is about Rs 1.48 paisa per kms or Rs ~11,500 a year. I believe this is very reasonable. In this calculation I have not included the money spent on waxing/cleaning at 3M as that is a spit and polish luxury. The first time ever we dealt with rattling was 3 months ago which was fixed by replacing rubber bushings in the rear left door and rear gate.

What you’ll like:
  1. A mini- multi purpose vehicle. Great for carrying out sized luggage as well as people.
  2. Built around Honda's philosophy of maximum man and minimum machine
  3. Easily the roomiest hatchback in India in its size/price range
  4. Magic seats are useful to transport tall items. We have moved plants, a bycycle and even a small 2 seat sofa!
  5. Light controls and easy maneuverability. Effortless to drive in the city
  6. AC for the Indian summer
  7. Driver's view all around that aids safe driving and parking
  8. 385 litre dickey; fuel tank under the front seats frees up space in the dickey
  9. The ABS + EBD assisted brakes are effective and strong
  10. Rear window wiper and de-fogger
  11. Music system decent - 2 woofers and 2 tweeters
  12. Fuel efficiency meter for the enthusiasts
  13. Remote entry key
  14. Tall boy design and wide opening doors makes ingress and egress easier for folks who are older or fatter.
What you won't like:
  1. Hard ride. Well relative to my other bigger cars the ride being hard is expected. But it is hard even in comparison to the Amaze we have.
  2. The gearing has a weak lower end that leads to driving in traffic in 1st & 2nd almost all through.
  3. Relative to later hatchbacks like the i20 the interiors are more basic. It is effectively a 10 to 12 year old design.
  4. Steering does not have reach adjustment for those who need it.
  5. No dead pedal, arm rest or rear air con vents.

For the record key technical details of the Honda Jazz 1.2 i-vtec are given below:

Power train:

Displacement:1198 cc
Power: 89bhp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 110 NM @ 4800 rpm
5-speed manual, 5F+1R, all forward speeds synchromesh with overdrive on 5th gear (may also be on 4th but I am not sure)
Fuel Tank: 42 litres
Fuel tank & piping actually take in about 44 litres. Practical driving range about 500 kms in the city

Safety:

Dual SRS airbags - front
ABS
Fog Lamps
Rear wiper

Dimensions:

Length: 3900 mm
Width: 1695 mm
Height: 1525 mm
Wheelbase: 2500 mm
Ground clearence: 160 mm
Ground clearance has served us well though some may say 160mm is on the margin

Steering:

Electric power assisted, rack and pinion
Steering is light (glass is half full) or lifeless (glass is half empty)

Suspension:

Front: McPherson strut with stabilizer bar
Rear: H shaped torsion beam with stabilizer bar
Suspension needs a cushier ride

Brakes:

Front: ventilated disc
Rear: self adjusting drum, leading and trailing shoe type
Brakes are effective

With seven years up the question is what next. Ideally I would replace the car with a Jazz plug-in Hybrid as and when that comes. It seems likely this bugs bunny car will be with me for another 3 years. Maybe I should keep her for another 30 years and have a classic on my hands in 2047 Who knows some future grandchild may bless my departed soul for the foresight of preserving the Jazz!

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