A well satisfied owner of a CVT. I had 3 road tests of an Ishift in differing conditions to see if suited. I did this because your road test and HJ's differed considerably in their views. The computer mapping of this generation Ishift is seemingly improved. But to be sure it needed a weekend. However the very helpful staff at Chiswick Honda only had one I Shift demo and that appeared in constant demand.
The new model is quieter and has a more compliant ride. The seating is more comfortable with modest additional space. The controls work well. The new Jazz is an improvement in most ways but some of the simplicity and sharpness is perhaps missing.
I will let you know when it arrives whether the Ishift delivers the sense of driving enjoyment that made the CVT Jazz such a popular car.
I drove this car as a courtesy while my Honda Jazz 06 plate was in for service and MOT (my car passed with flying colours btw!) I have to say this car was a joy to drive. It has a very 'jazzy' dashboard, however I feel that the quality isn't quite as good as the older Jazz and I thought the upholstery wasn't has higher quality either.
I found the steering a little vague in places and is as light as a feather. The engine is incrediably quiet and smooth.
It has a flashy computer to tell you your MPG, miles left in your tank, whether your passengers have their seatbelts on (there were so many I can't remember!) It even told me when to change gear! Why it has this function because I don't need to be told when to change gear!
Very spacious withe lots of little cubby holes and a perfectly positioned space in the dash to the right of the steering wheel for my mobile phone.
The seat was too high for me on the lowest setting and it would've been nice to have been able to have it lower.
It's has a good ride to it and doesn't knock or rattle about, which to me indicates to it being well built. Obviously I can't comment on reliability because I only drove it a day, but Honda has an excellent reliability rating being the no.1 car manufacturer. Highly recommended.
I order one 1.4EX 3 day ago . I would like to know if someone can tell me from which country new jazz comming. I am from Luxembourg and honda dealer here said to me that new jazz comming from England.But, I am not sure in that cose i have to wait for my car 4 month.thank you. And yes, car is superb .
Bought the 1.4 S from a main dealer in 2005 when it was 9 months old,car will be 5 years old this year(2009). Car has done 60K and has been extremely practical and reliable - Car averages 12000 miles a year for work and transporting a young family around , thus it gets a fair amount of use. Easily accommodates the family and full luggage/Pram to the airport for holidays. In truth boring to drive and slow with no image but I've never regretted buying it.Running costs are pretty good,fuel consumption averages 38 MPG during short winter journeys, 50+ MPG on Motorway trips. Servicing costs are expensive but tempered by the fact I only see the dealer once a year. (service costs vary between £150 and nearly £300 -though some dealers do £99 services & menu services for cars over 3 yrs/37000 miles).Only one thing has ever needed attention ,the drivers door lock failed at 4 yrs , otherwise my only gripes being carpets are not durable-showing some bald patches etc and the seats are also showing wear. Th Front pads/disks changed at 46K and rear pads just changed at 60K -no other "wear" parts needing replacement [bar wiper blades and tyres - which being a common size profile are fairly inexpensive]All in all a good reliable car which i intend to keep for at least another year.
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I have run this car as a courtesy car for three weeks. Good points are good build quality and solid interior. Seats and driving position are good and…
Ive had this car for one year now and so far has exeeded my expectations. The car is great at overtaking lorries on the motorway and handles very…