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Old 30th April 2010, 12:34   #1
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Default Honda Jazz or City

I am planning to buy a City (AHNC) in coming days. But wife and daughter liked the Jazz more than City.

This Reverse effect has created some doubts on my mind and need help from owners.

I know two are in different segments with a price difference of more than 1 Lakh. But we ended up comparing, when both were kept side by side at the show room.

Test drove the both cars. Liked both cars and I am still not able to decide.

Request oweners and senior members to help from their experience to highlight the positive / negative between the two above, apart from price.


My requirment /conditions are as follows:

1. Good driving pleasure as it will be mostly driven by me.
2. Driving condition is 75% city and 25% highway.
3. Back seat comfort is important.
4. Will be keeping the car around 6 years.

Thanking you all in advance.
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I think the Jazz is better built and better looking if a tad expensve though. Less of them so more "exclusive"
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I have been driving City for more then a year, and things I don't like are:
  1. Poor GC, tends to scrape the road humps
  2. Would have liked more head room. Doesn't feel very airy with the sloping roofline. Front vissibility at the top of the windscreen is not good. Many times you ned to bend down to see the signals at the junctions.
How does Jazz fair with issue number 1? I am sure the 2nd issue is not there with the Jazz.
For highway driving, Jazz may feel underpowered and may not feel as planted as City.
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if the boot space is fine for your requirements, go for the JAZZ
remember- you have much much more bargaining power with the JAZZ. so use that smartly to get some freebies
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Thanks for all the suggetions. One more query:

For the City variants between "S" and "V", apart from the alloy wheel, is it worth paying for all other additions (like twitters, chrome handle, fog lamps etc.) in "V" ??

For the alloy wheels, Honda dealer is quoting around 27000/- for a set of five alloys.
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Thanks for all the suggetions. One more query:

For the City variants between "S" and "V", apart from the alloy wheel, is it worth paying for all other additions (like twitters, chrome handle, fog lamps etc.) in "V" ??

For the alloy wheels, Honda dealer is quoting around 27000/- for a set of five alloys.
If you are getting alloys for 27K, it is indeed a great deal.
The extra goodies that you get in 'V' are
- Alloys
- Chrome handles (Looks good on dark colors)
- Chrome exhaust pipe finisher
- Fog lamps ( No need to do headlight bulb upgrade)

If I were to suggest, please go for AT, that is a mistake I did. It is such a boon in the traffic and City AT comes with 5 speed AT gear box with paddle shifts, best in class.
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If you are getting alloys for 27K, it is indeed a great deal.
The extra goodies that you get in 'V' are
- Alloys
- Chrome handles (Looks good on dark colors)
- Chrome exhaust pipe finisher
- Fog lamps ( No need to do headlight bulb upgrade)

If I were to suggest, please go for AT, that is a mistake I did. It is such a boon in the traffic and City AT comes with 5 speed AT gear box with paddle shifts, best in class.
Apart from these the fabric used is of higher quality than "S" variant.
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I think the decision would depend on what is your definition of 25% highway. If its the city comfort, take the Jazz. It has decent highway performance, with the agility inside the city limits.

But 25% highway pleasure would be huge if you have the ANHC.
I would also rate the back-seat-comfort better in ANHC. From that point of view, ANHC seems better.
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Considering the price point difference. It makes sense to buy the bigger of the two since you will be keeping the car for 6 years ( during which your priorities may change).

If i were you, i would choose the ANHC. Goodluck !
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As the demand of your family may change in the next 6 years, I would suggest going fof the ANHC. Another reason would be 25% highway.

If usage was purely city, then Jazz would b ea better bet.
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my vote goes for Jazz, I really like the shape and interiors as compared to City. Heard its more responsive even with smaller engine as compared to other cars in this segment.
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If you ar econsidering 25% highway driving, me assuming with average luggage for a family - go for ANHC. ANHC would give more comfort during your highway drive in my opinion. The additional

I drive NHC and I am amazed with the luggage carrying space (boot) where it can eat up pretty much everything without protruding / disturbing the rear passengers on these long drives / holiday trips!

In my opinion that is where you need to draw the line if you want a hatchback or a sedan!

All the best!

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If I were to suggest, please go for AT, that is a mistake I did. It is such a boon in the traffic and City AT comes with 5 speed AT gear box with paddle shifts, best in class.
Personally I prefer MT, but will take a test drive of AT as I have no experience of Auto Transmission.

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if the boot space is fine for your requirements, go for the JAZZ
remember- you have much much more bargaining power with the JAZZ. so use that smartly to get some freebies
I did the same with dealer and all I could extract is 50% off on the insurance. There is only one Honda dealer in Kolkata and hence no further choice.

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Considering the price point difference. It makes sense to buy the bigger of the two since you will be keeping the car for 6 years ( during which your priorities may change).
Valid point. I plan to keep the car for 6+ years.

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As the demand of your family may change in the next 6 years, I would suggest going fof the ANHC. Another reason would be 25% highway.
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If you ar econsidering 25% highway driving, me assuming with average luggage for a family - go for ANHC. ANHC would give more comfort during your highway drive in my opinion. The additional
Yes, we are family of four and tend to take good amount of luggae (plus food stuff ) during long distance travel.

I am trying to negotiate for the City also, but no good results so far. Expect to decide with in next week.
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The City without a doubt. People are simply moving away to the City for what the Jazz is offering for about just 1 lakh less than the city. If the Jazz was really that good we wouldn't be seeing such dismal sales figures for the Jazz. There is no doubt that compared to the Jazz the City is much better value and it can very well do everything that a Jazz can do but with an added punch.
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If you don't need a big boot, go for the Jazz. It's a fantastic hatchback with clever seats. The engine is a peach and the car is well built.
The only thing I don't like about it, is its price.
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