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Old 20th September 2009, 00:16   #16
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Congrats Cpyder,

Though Jazz is overpriced, At first glance it stands out with its sporty looks and boot space (My opinion though)

We want Pics !!!
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Old 20th September 2009, 01:09   #17
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Congrats. Once you get a Honda it does not feel overpriced any more! i am waiting for the 1.5 AT Jazz next year.
Sir i dont think honda is gonna make us wait till next year !! The A/T I 20 is already eating the pie heartily in that share and honda is aware of it very much !!
Hey CYPDER congrats on the lovely buy !!
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Old 20th September 2009, 01:23   #18
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Even my NHC is like that, especially at slow speeds.
WHAT!!?!?

NHC has a firm suspension? I;m sorry trrk, but that is simply impossible. NHC has one of the SOFTEST suspensions available in the country today.
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Old 20th September 2009, 17:10   #19
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WHAT!!?!?
NHC has a firm suspension? I;m sorry trrk, but that is simply impossible. NHC has one of the SOFTEST suspensions available in the country today.
Well, what can I say?

If you ever land up in these parts, you can check it and comment!
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Old 20th September 2009, 18:20   #20
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Congratulations, cpyder.
I was waiting for your review to come up. Thanks for a nice and detailed write-up. Is the l-o-o-n-g drive plan still on? Will be looking forward to a report/travelogue from that trip very eagerly as well.
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The top model does come with ABS.
True. But as you said, it is only in the top model christened as 'E8+ABS' and costs 8L+ ex-showroom in Chennai. It does not have any other safety feature other than claiming stringent computer simulations! See? The car hasn't been through real life safety testing. I compared Jazz with Xylo E6/E4 variant because that's where their prices match. What I could gather was that Xylo is a bigger vehicle which can seat 7/8 and that's about it. Features like limited info DDAS (for E6/E4), something Jazz has but does not market it as a feature. It is there.

Quality of fit and finish, plastics etc is way better compared to Xylo. Compare every feature, give or take one odd extra feature in both cars that the other does not have, Jazz still seems to come out tops. Infact, that is when i started wondering which one of them is actually overpriced??


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Are you sure you want to test your suspension that way?
Whoa! Now that you said it, I now know.

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Congrats. Once you get a Honda it does not feel overpriced any more! i am waiting for the 1.5 AT Jazz next year.
If the report in this blog is anything to go by, you might be in luck sooner than later.

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And man o man; do we share the story line I went to the show to checkout Xylo; I have always wanted one but fall in love with Jazz.
Refer my comment above, may be you agree with my observation.

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Today i saw an blue JAzz near camp road . I think it might be you.

But still i feel 1.5 would be a good deal for that price.
mmm.. Don't think so, did not go that way today.

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Just one thing. I noticed that the gear shift stick was a little rough (not the gear shift itself - which was quite good) giving out a noise similar to rubbing of two stones with each other. I could feel this esp when the gear was left in neutral and I tried to move it from one end to the other. I thought it was an issue with the TD car and tried a different car inside the showroom only to find that it was the same case there as well.
Well, I went for a drive to Mahabalipuram today, actively checked for it. Fortunately it doesn't seem to be a problem in my car.

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The figures around changing of the coolant and spark plugs are simply astounding. This translates into lesser maintenance costs which GTO's posts have been reiterating all the while.
Yep. When the sales guys who came with the car for TD and told me these figures, I could not believe that. And infact i read it in one of the posts in tbhp as well asking 'where do these guys get those figures from?' Owners' Manual and the instructions on the car - now I know.

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Congratulations, cpyder.
I was waiting for your review to come up. Thanks for a nice and detailed write-up. Is the l-o-o-n-g drive plan still on? Will be looking forward to a report/travelogue from that trip very eagerly as well.
Yes sir, the trip is very much on. Most probably it would be Chennai-Bangalore-Goa-Belgaum-Pune-Vadodara-Chittorgarh-Jaipur-Agra-Lucknow. Thats the rough itinerary. Still to chalk out the exact route. We will need a lot of support from the tbhp in planning. Eagerly looking forward to putting down my travelogue here.
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Old 20th September 2009, 20:53   #22
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Hey man, where are the pics? Do take some soon
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I really like the Honda Jazz. Amazing small car and looks cool too!
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Congrats Cpyder. For me also the search started with MUVs and ended with Jazz. I have stacked the car with whatever you can imagine and so far never felt a shortage of space.

Agree with you that the front seats are too curved. For me the best position is keeping the seat very straight. Got a 'neck pillow' from Honda itself. It is comfortable and gives your neck some support.

Now I have adjusted my driving style to work around the low torque issue. Once you start downshifting as required, the car can be driven in a spirited way.

I still do not like the stiff suspension much, some part of the roads which I take are really in bad shape.

By the way, which tyre did you get? Michelin or MRF?
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Old 20th September 2009, 22:18   #25
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Congratulations, Post some photos of your Japanese beauty

A note on the suspension, I read similar reviews in some UK magazine, it would have been better if they provided a soft suspension, just like their other cars..

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Cpyder, congrats!! The blue Jazz with tinted windows does look like a mini-spaceship.
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Well, I went for a drive to Mahabalipuram today, actively checked for it. Fortunately it doesn't seem to be a problem in my car.
Thats good. I forgot to add in my earlier post that I heard this noise when I tried moving the gears with the engine switched off. Not a major gripe though but I still felt it should not have been there for a Honda.
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A big thanks to all bhpians for their warm wishes on my new car. We've been touched. Thanks again.

I was under the impression that pics of my ride may not be required, given that there are a lot of quality images on GTO's review and by akp as well as bijujj, and a nice detailed review is in progress by sidindica as well. But perhaps I was wrong. I would try to get some pics and post them here. I can't do it today, because she is all messy after yesterday's drive.

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Congrats Cpyder. For me also the search started with MUVs and ended with Jazz. I have stacked the car with whatever you can imagine and so far never felt a shortage of space.
Thanks bijujj, i closely followed your ownership thread while going for the jazz. Although i could not contribute to it as I was not a member of tbhp till then.

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Agree with you that the front seats are too curved. For me the best position is keeping the seat very straight. Got a 'neck pillow' from Honda itself. It is comfortable and gives your neck some support.
Even I felt keeping the backrest straight the best, but thats not good for long drives. Neck pillow is a Nice suggestion, i will definitely give it a try.

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By the way, which tyre did you get? Michelin or MRF?
Miichelinsss!!!
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Old 21st September 2009, 12:42   #29
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Congratulations
Nice colour !
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Old 21st September 2009, 14:15   #30
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Here is one of the first pictures of my car. My Jazz ready for delivery at Sundaram Honda, along with garland, puja (mantras on tape/mp3 in the background) and lemons under the wheels.
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