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Old 9th December 2011, 13:24   #16
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Congrats on your Jazz ashok! Jazz is an excellent car, if only it came with a diesel engine Any particular reason for going foe the Jazz X over the select and base ? Drive safe and enjoy your new car!
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Congrats on your Jazz ashok! Jazz is an excellent car, if only it came with a diesel engine Any particular reason for going foe the Jazz X over the select and base ? Drive safe and enjoy your new car!
Shashank, Thanks for your wishes. There are two things which influenced me to go for the Jazz X model. They are the the front seat height adjustment (I am a bit shorter with 5.7" ) and the interior black and blue colour theme.
More over I did not like the SELECT bumper without a provision for fog lamps.
The Electrically foldable rear view mirror is also very useful in tight traffic.

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Congratulations on your purchase! I had a September booking of a Rallye Red Jazz X that I had to cancel because of delivery uncertainty. I just cant help thinking of what-if the Thailand floods had never occurred?

Enjoy every moment with your acquisition! Wishing you many happy miles ahead!
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Congrats on your new Jazz X. The car with it red color is real looker and the alloys compliments its looks to the T. Please post some interior pics. And have the car waxed as red color fades pretty quickly.
Yes, please post some interior pictures. I am interested in the blue/black combo and what colour are the door pads and roof, A pillar, etc. plastic colours.
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congrats on your buy

a friend of mine has picked up the white Jazz X. what a car !! loved the interiors - seats felt better than the ANHC to me

pricing is also killer now - could have bought the Jazz if only they had launched at this price
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- Good year tyres are good but not sure how Micheleins would be! I would plan them after doing 15K to 20K Kms. Please advise me on tyre upgradation. (both brand and upsizing them)
- Audio system is pretty decent and delivers good amount of bass. It has earned all praises from my friends and family. Though I am not sure, I feel the volume of the audio system to be decreasing when the vehicle slows down.

I feel Jazz would be complete as the best hatch-back only if it is bundled with bluetooth music system and Automatic climate control.
Congrats Ashok on bringing home the Jazz!

My 2 cents worth for your comments:
- Goodyears are the noisiest of the OEM options you could get for the Jazz. Michelin XM1s are recommended by the couple of Jazz owners I know who are using them. I have switched to Bridgestone Turanza ER300 185/60. The noise has reduced by as much as 70% compared to the Goodyears. The wider profile provides an even more comfortable ride. Mileage too is not impacted in my case. Please see my ownership thread or the upsizing guide thread for more details.
- I know that the volume increases with the speed. I didnt know about / notice the reverse yet. Will have to keep an eye open for this
- Very valid point about the bluetooth and ACC. How much more would it cost them? Anyway, the workaround for me is to use an Aux in cable (steering controls cannot be used) and the temperature knob placement.
Perhaps it would make sense to see if this can be done in the aftermarket.
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Is Jazz X available in other colors than Rallye Red?
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Shes a beauty isnt she? Congrats on the great purchase and wish you many safe miles ahead.

With regards to tyres, you can try upsizing to the 195/60 config ie either a Bridgestone Turanza or a Michelin. Else you can keep the same config and get a Michelin as Bridgestones arent available for that size. Good tyres are a must update for a better drive and overall performance.

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Thanks everyone for the wishes. (Reposting few comments sice I have missed to quote few names in my previous entry)

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Hey..congrats on hiccup!! Err...don't you think the name is a bit absurd?? I was left wondering what hiccup did you have in the first month, that too from a Honda [yeah, my mistake that I didn't read from the beginning and was reading the first month update first] !! If you plan to use the tyres for 15-20K kms, then you could use it as well till the end-of-life. You will hardly get any value for a tyre that's used for 20K kms. If you plan to drive this car in good roads, be assured you could extract anything from 50-60K kms on the tyres.
Anyway wish you miles of happy & safe motoring - please keep adding your experiences and top it up with lots of pics.
I do not have any specific reason for the name Hiccup. I've named my Pulsar 200 as toothless (Inspired from the movie 'How to train your dragon'). Wanted the choose a name from the same film and hence found Hiccup for my car. May be I would call myself Gobber .
About the tyres; I have gone through many reviews which say the stock tyres are narrow and does not provide enough grip for the vehicle which influenced me to think about upsizing the tyres to a 195/85/15. I am not an enthusiastic driver and hence would like to run on the stocks for close to 50K Kms and think about upsizing them after reading through your inputs.

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Do you mind sharing the OTR price with break up.
Prashanth, Please find the breakup of OTR
Vehicle ex-showroom price : 6,11,000 (Price after a corporate discount of Rs. 5000)
Temporary Registration : 5,500 (Since I got the vehicle from a different city, I had to do a temporary registration)
Insurance : 15,801 (Done through Royal Sundaram)
Road tax + RTO : 63,000 (approx amount, might be +100 or -100)
Accessories : 8,000 (Included spoiler and front sporty grill)
Total expenditure : Rs.7,03,301 (Could have avoided temporary registration fees if I have got it registered in Salem itself.)

And I had the following things done to my car

Under body anti-rust coat : 5,300 (from showroom)
3M Sunfilm for all the windshields: 4,300
IND number plates : 1,100
Road side assistance : 1,500 (One year)

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Would you share for the OTR price and what freebies they offered?
Sahil, The dealer did not offer me any freebies. I too did not insist much on them. I just got a corporate discount of Rs.5000 and a 30% discount on insurance.
One sad thing was that the spare key did not come with a remote.

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Did you not do any PDI ?
Aaren, Thanks for your wishes. We have done PDI before delivery. The tyre seemed to have developed the cut while driving. I shall post the image of the damaged portion soon.

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Is it Goodyear? Did you write to the Honda about the replacement, I suggest you should write to them online.
Its the front right tyre as shown in the first pick. Yes, the tyres are goodyear tyres; We have a complaint registered with Honda. The final offer from the tyre company as per last saturday was that thay asked us to bear Rs.1800 and the rest to be borne by them. But people from Honda called us and told they would try further and get the tyre as a free replacement.
I have installed the number plates; Did not take any snaps after that

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Please get the car waxed so that the paint is protected.
SUN, I am not sure what waxing is ? Is it the teflon coat what you are talkiong about ?
And about the tyre; For now we have installed a patch and a tube inside the damaged tyre for temporary use.

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One question, have you done something with the alloys, I thought the city and Jazz shared the same alloy wheel , yours has a matt finish or is it the camera?
Avira, The alloys are kind of titanium coloured. They come as default with only Jazz X models.
Honda calls them sporty alloys. I feel they pretty much suit the red coloured Jazzes.

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what colour are the door pads and roof, A pillar, etc. plastic colours.
Sandeep, I will post the interiors pictures soon. The pillars and roof are biege coloured and the door pads match the seat colour theme.

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Is Jazz X available in other colors than Rallye Red?
Yes it is available with other colour options too.But I have seen it only with Rallye Red and Tafeta White so far. Seems Honda manufactures more red coloured Jazzes than other colours; not sure though.

Below are the couple of pictures showing the punctured tyre.

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Sandeep, I will post the interiors pictures soon. The pillars and roof are biege coloured and the door pads match the seat colour theme.
Thanks for posting the pictures. But somehow the colours do not seem to be showing correctly. In some photos the pillars and roof clearly show grey, which also the dealer assured. But in a couple of photos the pillars look beige. I guess since you say they are beige, they must be. But then it would appear that the whole colour combination may clash - blue/black seats/doors, beige roof and pillars and red exterior colour. How do you find it?
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Congrats Ashok on bringing home the Jazz!

My 2 cents worth for your comments:
- Goodyears are the noisiest of the OEM options you could get for the Jazz. Michelin XM1s are recommended by the couple of Jazz owners I know who are using them. I have switched to Bridgestone Turanza ER300 185/60. The noise has reduced by as much as 70% compared to the Goodyears. The wider profile provides an even more comfortable ride. Mileage too is not impacted in my case. Please see my ownership thread or the upsizing guide thread for more details.
- I know that the volume increases with the speed. I didnt know about / notice the reverse yet. Will have to keep an eye open for this
- Very valid point about the bluetooth and ACC. How much more would it cost them? Anyway, the workaround for me is to use an Aux in cable (steering controls cannot be used) and the temperature knob placement.
Perhaps it would make sense to see if this can be done in the aftermarket.
I am planning to upsize to 185/65 R15, either Yoko or Michelin. I know this will increase the OD a bit, but the better ride/GC will offset the negatives.
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Thanks everyone for the wishes.


Prashanth, Please find the breakup of OTR
Vehicle ex-showroom price : 6,11,000 (Price after a corporate discount of Rs. 5000)
Temporary Registration : 5,500 (Since I got the vehicle from a different city, I had to do a temporary registration)
Insurance : 15,801 (Done through Royal Sundaram)
Road tax + RTO : 63,000 (approx amount, might be +100 or -100)
Accessories : 8,000 (Included spoiler and front sporty grill)
Total expenditure : Rs.7,03,301 (Could have avoided temporary registration fees if I have got it registered in Salem itself.)



Avira, The alloys are kind of titanium coloured. They come as default with only Jazz X models.
Honda calls them sporty alloys. I feel they pretty much suit the red coloured Jazzes.

-Ashok.
Hello Ashok,

Just saw this on your post today - you have mentioned in your price break up for Spoiler and Front Grille. Did you pay separately for them or was it included in the price ? The spoiler and the front grille that is customized for Jazz X is built into the price. So far I have not got these two items due to the floods in Thailand. I was told that the delivery of these two items will be made in January but now it has been pushed to April (did not mention which year ) !!

How is your car doing by the by ? By now, the car must have undergone its service. Do let know the developments.
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Hello Ashok,

Just saw this on your post today - you have mentioned in your price break up for Spoiler and Front Grille. Did you pay separately for them or was it included in the price ? The spoiler and the front grille that is customized for Jazz X is built into the price. So far I have not got these two items due to the floods in Thailand. I was told that the delivery of these two items will be made in January but now it has been pushed to April (did not mention which year ) !!

How is your car doing by the by ? By now, the car must have undergone its service. Do let know the developments.
Hi Aaren,
The spoiler and the front grill did not come with the vehicle during delivery. I got it fixed during its first service. The service manager conveyed that usually the accessories come in silver color and they have to repaint to match the vehicle's color ( I am not sure about this though). And the 8000 is included with Jazz X's ex-show room price (a.k.a standard kit per the Honda website). I wish you get the standard kit sooner. They definitely add character to the vehicle.

And I have few updates to share with.

Fuel efficiency:

The vehicle have completed close to 4800 KMs. I really love each moment with the car. Most of them are highway rides with my wife. When I made a decision on buying this car, I myself had to compromise on the fuel efficiency advices from colleagues and friends. But during the last 3 months of ownership, i felt all my assumptions on FE wrong. The FE numbers are mind-blowing.
The following are few of my experiences

Drove a stretch from Hosur to Tiruchengode (TamilNadu) which is roughly about 200 kms on (NH4). Covered the distance with speeds between 80 to 100 with A/C ON throughout. The average FE shown by the multi functional display was 21.2 Kmpl (That was close to 9.5 litres of petrol for 200 kms). I did not push the vehicle to accelerate hard and I've kept it running at less than 2500 RPM.

Tested some short stretches with excellent figures. For instance Got 27.00 Kmpl for a 32 km drive on the way between Hosur and Krishnagiri.
In city the vehicle delivers somewhere between 14 and 15 Kmpl with moderate traffic. The worst ever was 10Kmpl in city when I covered a distance of 15 kms in 1.5 hours with A/C ON and this is also the only time so far.

Second Service updates:

Left the car for 2nd service when it had 4600 kms on the odo at Sundaram Motors, Salem in Feb-4th by 9:15 AM. Had the following few complaints from my side

1) Missing read center seat belt.
2) Rear right side seat belt does not work.
3) Had a torn tire on the first day of delivery. Requested for a replacement.
4) Few interior panel sounds on uneven roads.

I was told that the vehicle would be ready by 12:00.I chose to wait in the showroom till the service is done. After service I have observed few things that are mentioned below.

Missing rear center seat belt: When I told them about this, the service advisor was very much sure and told me that Jazz does not come with a center seat belt. For a second seeing his confidence I was about to believe the same. After the service the center seat belt and buckle magically popped up. The person who did the service told that the seat belt and buckle were hiding beneath the seat and he had to pull them out. I was happy on seeing them back and did not want to discuss more with the service advisor who did not have a courtesy to check for a rear center seat belt in Jazz. I hope since it was a Saturday, he was in a hurry to wind up things faster and go home .

Rear right seat belt: They did not want to open the buckle to repair it; instead said they will replace the part under warranty. Hope I will get it done soon.

Tire replacement: Initially the tire company denied a tire replacement saying 'that did not look like a defective tire. After some time they accepted for Rs.900 discount on the new tire. It is Honda who bore the remaining amount (that would be close to Rs.3000) for us and replaced the tire under warranty. Thanks to Honda

Panel sounds: This issue was taken seriously and the person spent most of his time on in removing and refitting the plastic panels and rubber beadings. Now, the panel sounds are considerably low on uneven roads.

The service bill was Rs. 2065 (including oil change + Wheel alignment + wheel balancing + a Puncture + Oil filter change)
I thought I will not be charged for wheel balancing and alignment. Will they? Please advise me on this. I am still not sure.

Apart from these, the car runs great and has earned respect from people who were initially against my decision. I am planning to have wax paint protection on it by the first week of March and post some pictures after.

In the mean time Please post me with your queries; I will answer them.

Thanks,
Ashok.
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Ashok, got my car back from second service today at 4051 KM.The following were carried out
  • Engine oil change(no oil filter change, I specifically asked for oil filter change and SA told that oil filter will be changed only during third service)
  • Wheel alignment(no wheel balancing, Again i specifically asked for it and SA told me Wheel alignment would cost Rs 400 but it would be done free of cost during second service)
  • Head light adjustment switch & cluster brighter knob checking(I had an issue where both didn't work ,so they had to do reprogramming ,Missed during PDI .No cost for this)
  • Regular wash.
Bill was RS 1165 . Wonder why different dealership have different procedures.shouldn't they be same atleast during the initial free service periods?

I have one unresolved issue though. My rear left door is not closing (done gently) properly if tried from close proximity to the body say 10 cm, but closes properly if you apply some force. My rear right door closes properly from the same distance. They were not able to resolve it.SA told he will raise some kind of a Req to Honda to find the reason, If they don’t get proper reply they will replace the latch. Has anyone else faced similar problem?

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Ashok, got my car back from second service today at 4051 KM.The following were carried out
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Has anyone else faced similar problem?
Wall-E, It is good to hear you were not been charged for Wheel alignment. I will check this out with the showroom guys before I leave for the 3rd service.

After reading your post I've checked the cluster brightness knob but it seemed to be not functioning; Will check this also in the 3rd service.

Regarding the rear left door issue, I too face it. It needs some force to shut it properly. All the other doors function well. I did not report this as an issue with Honda. Again let me check with them next time. Thanks for your inputs .
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