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Old 10th June 2009, 15:41   #16
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GTO: Very nice review. Almost all the point covered.

As you have driven both Ritz and Jazz, can you give a small description of how each one feels in engine performance department ? I mean how both the cars perform on highway and in city. Which car is more responsive in city and how Ritz stands against jazz for high speed motoring and acceleration after 120 kmph.

Both the Ritz and Jazz are quite close to each other here. But Ritz has more torque than Jazz and weights in lower, so I expect the bottom end to be better in case of Ritz. If that is so, this would be shame for honda as this car is certainly not a highway car.

Agree with you on GC. 2500mm wheelbase coupled with160mm GC is a nice recipe for inviting trouble.

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Old 10th June 2009, 15:41   #17
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Some more pics from my end
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Getting the jazz sideways
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Looks great in Red.
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Looks amazing.. Kudos to the team-bhp team for a detailed review of the Jazz.

Now lets see what prices Honda is offering them in the market. Must soup up the competetion amongst other manufacturers.
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Great review! It looks great from B-pillar onwards to the rear. From the B to the front, seems incohesive. Fresh styling nonetheless. Good on them not to under tyre this one.

I was hoping that they would carry over the funky dash. Gotta love those chunky knobs, great dials. Orange dials are easy on the eye, love them in the Swift too.

Superb interior functionality. Didn't expect them to skimp on the rubber beadings, etc. How did the plastics feel?

At 6 lakhs ex-showroom, I would have been tempted. Honda is probably counting on the novelty and interior functionality to bring in the monies.

P.S.: It's a terrible idea for the launch vehicle to not have alloys.

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Hmm, Honda invited T-BHP to do a review eh? I wonder if they'll read through the dealership threads and ask them to stop behaving like a bunch of spoiled brats?

Good review, GTO.
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Excellent review!

It's a great package no doubt but for the shocking price tag.
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Honda's pricing has been a shocker and, at 6.98 lakhs (ex showroom Delhi) doesn't offer value. The difference between the top-end Jazz and the entry level City is a mere 48,000 (City 1.5 E MT @ 7.81 lakhs). The Jazz's pricetag actually makes the Hyundai i20 seem like VFM. Even the full blown i20 Asta (O) is a whopping 1.2 lakhs cheaper (ex showroom Delhi), and that's with FAR superior equipment levels (6 airbags et al).
honda is going to repent bigtime for it.
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I believe the i20 is doing decent numbers, at least equal to what Hyundai expected. But this is far more expensive, really have to wait and see what reception it gets. Just called up Hyundai dealer for i20 and they say that there are decent numbers. Will check the Jazz out on saturday!
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Excellent write-up GTO.
Price is really way too high, but given the size I think it might eat up some of City's sales.
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great going GTO. Was this review arranged by Honda themselves ?

The car looks neat and the lines are amazing. Only time will tell if the prizing was a mistake !. I am sure all the colors look nice on the jazz.
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great review GTO. Now, a Team-BHP review is considered formal for all new cars launched. Well done.
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Another wonderful review from GTO. This is becoming a habit. Honestly, I am not impressed with the looks. This seems to be more a car for space and convenience rather than anything else. i20 is miles ahead in looks (external as well as internal...I just took a test drive of it last week). If only i20 had a diesel, jazz would have been a non starter.
How is the engine response compared to Ritz and i20? Which do you feel is the best driver's car and a highway cruiser? That would be interesting to know?

on the whole I am disappointed. I cant afford this one, but will probably take a test drive
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Awesome review GTO. The car is loaded with features, but I am not quite comfortable with the price. I feel it is a bit on the higher side and I would instead stretch at go for a City.
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They've taken space utilization to another level. Pricing is grossly unrealistic - which will likely be felt by the customer this time irrespective of brand-recall.

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Awesome review GTO. The car is loaded with features, but I am not quite comfortable with the price. I feel it is a bit on the higher side and I would instead stretch at go for a City.
What features???? All that is very basic even by small car standard now a days!
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