2004 Honda Jazz 1.3 CVT – Honest Car Reviews Philippines

27 Nov 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2004 Honda Jazz 1.3 CVT – Honest Car Reviews Philippines

Outside in

The test unit produced by was in a blue hue, specifically Honda calls vivid Upon getting the unit at Quezon Avenue and driving it Quezon Avenue, Roces Tomas Morato and the various of Cubao, one immediately notices of people staring at the car.

it’s the vivid blue the Jazz’s boy racer look to the optional styling package) or fact that it’s a car built for the traffic-clogged streets of Manila, people of all walks and take long looks at the Bring the car into a college and the curious flock to enjoy a glimpse of Honda Jazz. In a curious student came up to the as he took pictures of the Jazz the UP campus and asked him various about the car.

And it was just not any student; she was a freshman recently graduated from the Learning Center, taking up at the College of Mass Communications and a face and build reminiscent of Nicole Hernandez. The student, who herself as Carla Hernandez (no to the aforementioned model), was planning on herself a Jazz for her debut and thought that the author was the person to provide information the car. Maybe he should asked for information about her in

Missed flirtation opportunities another object of curiosity for the is its interior. Most Filipinos not fond of Honda’s first models in the Philippines – the EF and EG – primarily because the cars gave distinct that they would not be to swallow large and often cargo, such as balikbayan travel luggage, potted and four-by-four plywood pieces.

But the Jazz’s ULT (Utility, Long and seating) feature, the hatchback swallows almost any type of bric-a-brac. The rear seats can be flat or tumbled up to accommodate types of cargo.

Case in point: on a trip to the ( Ninoy Aquino International to pick up a relative, the car managed to fit in a balikbayan box, two large luggage components the length of a box, a wheeled-type travel bag the of a mini-refrigerator, the author and a shotgun Guess Honda wasn’t when they said the Jazz allows maximum of 1.8 to two meters of width in Utility (when the rear seats are flat) and 2.6 meters of length, in Utility mode.

The seats a grey-on-grey moquette combination and are to the derriere, but needs a lot of improvement in support department. The author never find a great position for the duration of the test but loved the way the moquette-wrapped seats comfort to his hamstrings and …. The layout is driver-friendly, easily and requires almost no consultation of the manual.

Although the glovebox is a canal that stretches the driver’s side door to the passenger side door, occupant backrest seat and several containers within the are there to provide passengers opportunities to place all sorts of The cupholders (two in front of the a/t knob and one behind the e-brake provide ample seating for a McDonalds softdrink cup, but hold a one-liter mineral bottle. The airconditioning unit rivals Nissan vehicles for ability to provide constant of cold air, and has huge right smack at the middle of the dashboard cluster for easy of both front occupants.

The Jazz’s silver-grey leather on the steering wheel and the a/t shift should be ditched, because it too much attention to themselves and out too much like a sore In fact, onlookers staring at the whenever it is parked claim the steering wheel and shift is the first thing they see coming across the interior. is no clock located within the or the instrument cluster, a detriment to the in a rush to go to work.

Also, would do better if they get Kenwood as their OE head supplier. Why? Because the of the Jazz’s in dash, single-CD head unit forces the to squint his/her eyes in to look for the correct button to

And the placement of the fuel tank underneath the front occupants may your shotgun passenger, during rides for dates. The observed that front often complain of feet solid carpet and metal time they rode in the seat.

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The ride

Driving the Jazz CVT is a fun experience, due to the fact that the straight-four, 1.3-liter, i-DSI Dual and Sequential Ignition), 82 Ps and kg-m seven-speed automatic provides as much fun as its 1.5-liter brother. But the crown jewel of the (in terms of engine performance) is its which gives you the choice of a/t driving or Formula One (F1)-style

Engaging the a/t in D (drive) is particularly in stop-and-go traffic, with a linear power and torque and no shift shock. On the other engage the a/t in S(sport) mode, and the response is much better. that with the Steermatic and you can hang or even out-accelerate sedans of higher displacement.

All one has to do is the 7-Speed Mode button at the four o’ clock of the steering wheel) and the seven-speed gear display (located at the side of the instrument cluster, beside the fuel gauge) up. Press either the buttons as +(upshift) or -(downshift) on the three or nine o’clock positions on the wheel (they are highlighted in and the shift mode indicator (a big M the seven-speed virtual gear lights up. Then you can do your (BAR Honda F1 driver Button or (fellow Honda F1 Takuma Sato impression, but the use of steering wheel buttons of F1-style shift paddles.

This feature works when you have lots of straightaway in front of you; in the author registered 140 kph (in Steermatic and mode) with the Jazz on an (like 0700H early) to pick up a relative at the NAIA. that with the sharp of the Jazz’s electric power (EPS) helping out on sudden, turn requirements and one will little body roll and

And if you miss a shift, the Jazz’s computer will do the shifting for Just don’t use the Steermatic whenever you wish to make a because it can be distracting. If you wish to Steermatic, simple press the Mode button again.

In city driving, steering responsive but heavy at certain particularly when making in narrow, crowded streets. The is taut, but the rear tends to a bit more after exiting and crossing over road such as the bumps on the southbound of the EDSA-Shaw underpass. Maneuvering the through cramped streets is a thanks to its 2450 mm wheelbase, mm length and 1635 mm width.

The Jazz’s brakes, although a combination without ABS, bit and without hesitation as if one were an ABS-equipped car. And consumption is in fact the Jazz registered kilometers per liter on six days of driving.

The verdict

This is a car can and should fall in love It is not surprising that since its last year, the Jazz of over 900 units sold. And was just the 1.3-liter version as this here test Imagine if the 1.5-liter VTEC was also peddled simultaneously the 1.3-liter Jazz’s debut; probably the Jazz will be to give the Toyota Vios than just a scare.

And if concerned with price, version of the Jazz is Php 672,000, a investment for the rookie yuppie, the management wannabe or the can-drive who needs to have a decent of personal transportation while making a good impression on his or her and without providing a huge headache for mom or dad.

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