Honda Jazz - A perfect Small Car with Big Space.
After all my research, I was still confused. But the moment I stepped into the Honda Jazz, I had a feeling it had to be this car. It's a very unassuming car from the outside, Small. The inside is very spacious, in fact it's the clever way in which the Jazz has been designed. It has one of the most spacious boot in its category. The driver and front passenger space is superb. Even the rear passenger has a lot of gap between the knee and back rest of the front seats. Drives like a Honda . Perfect. It's this very nice feeling whenever I drive this...car. Milage is okay I got 726kms from 40 Litres tank that amounts to 18kms per litre which is good. Used only on paved roads. Services are done timely. Mainly I like the front shape look of the car and bold tail lights that make it very visible on the roads at night.
This is an updated review. Previously I put a 4 star. After I have had the car for over a year now, I discovered that the GPS is defective. I bought the car from Parramatta Honda. Yesterday I put an address into GPS, it would not take me to destination and it would take me to a wrong destination even after I re-entered the address. The GPS would take me to the same street of a different suburb. DON'T BUY this car unless they fix this issue. If you still want to buy this car, make sure you get a few thousand dollars off the price to take into account of this defective goods.
My 2nd Honda Jazz. This model has some better features but more bad features.
Purchased Hornsby March 2018. Sold the old model privately as trade in a joke. Sold the older model easy.
This engine is the 1.5 (bigger than my older 1.3) and i note no longer has the dual spark plugs per cylinder so not as peppy. Overall the car runs pretty well but where I'm very disappointed is the accessories.
The reversing camera is crap. Im told the model earlier had a much better camera and i was surprised no reversing alarms.
The radio is crap. Older model wasn't good... but this model is terrible. 'AM' radio sensitivity / reception is...
Purchased in March 2018 for A$15,000.00.
Honda Jazz 2008
i own a Honda Jazz 2008 I love this car i use it for work as a support worker. it has 280000 on it and has not had any trouble. Love this car. Manual trans, i do about 600 km a week. i bought the car when it had 100000
km on it. i service it myself. what a beauty.
Purchased in February 2012 for A$5,000.00.
Excellent reliable car
Driving this Honda Jazz from 2011. Everyday car for shopping, school trips, commuting work. Easy to park.
Used as a second car.
Excellent fuel economy. Magic seats fold flat to transport large items.
Engine sometimes under powered during traffic lights, freeway merging.
Plastic trims fade easily.
This is our second Honda Jazz. Highly recommended and planning to buy the next model.
Purchased in February 2011.
Its a compact little Car, Fairly Fuel efficient
Its mainly used for short distance travelling, less than 100 KM a day. Its used a few times a week or more, and has not had any problems with it when it gets serviced once a year or so. I think its a good little car.
Purchased in July 2015 for A$7,000.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Great economical Versatile City Car
This frugal car consumes 6.5 litres every 100 kms city cycle. The ride is a little unsteady at times. Infotainment system is basic. No android auto. Servicing is not cheap.
I was lucky to get my 2014 Honda Jazz auto vti from a family member at a discounted price. Car is under 100000km, always serviced and just great fun to drive. There is reverse camera, Bluetooth connection, electrical windows and many other features. The seats at the back fold down and there is a lot of space. One thing I don’t like though is that temperature controls are digital. This makes it very very difficult to control while you are driving. My husband’s Kia cerato and my previous car (Nissan micra) have knobs, which makes it so much easie...r to control. Also one other negative is that the screen doesn’t let you connect your phone for satnav. There is a work around but it’s either complicated or expensive. Despite these negative I love it and is comfortable.
Purchased in June 2019 for A$10,000.00.
Small but versatile little car.
We use the car for general city run about and picking up the kids from school. It's extremely frugal and zippy for the engine size. We were surprised how roomy the car is due to high ceiling compare to other small hatchbacks.
has this happened to you. mobile phone cable caught in steering wheel
has this happened to you. please share this with everyone I dont dont want what happened to me to happen to anyone else .I drive with my mobile next to the driver door and have the cable from the mobile across the steering wheel attached to the usb port in my honda Jazz .. the cord got caught in the steering wheel and will cost me approximately $900 to fix. apart from that bad design fault i love my Jazz but I miss my 17 year old car
Purchased in December 2018 for A$16.30.
A Bath On Wheels
If you live in an area where there is moderate to heavy rainfall do not buy a Honda Jazz/ Fit! On three occasions this hunk of junk has filled with water in all four interior foot wells. Three times we've had the carpet replaced under warranty and now we are having electrical problems. This car has only travelled 40,000 kms and is three years old. The issue just started four months ago and the Jazz is now off the road more than it is on. Each time it takes between 1-3 weeks to repair.
Water leaking into the Jazz/Fit is a common defect discuss...ed across many international forums. Our local Honda dealership informed us they were systematically bringing an entire fleet of Jazz's in (from a local company) to repair the exact same water leak defect as in our Jazz, so it's clearly a widespread known fault by Honda. Honda Australia is refusing to acknowledge this is a major defect and safety issue (electrical). Honda sold us the Jazz knowing the Jazz has a defect with the plastic membrane in the doors, whereby the adhesive perishes over time, causing water to leak through the door into the interior foot wells and the electricals. Our vehicles carpet has been replaced 3 times in just four months, all doors are leaking water, smells like mould, electrical issues including warning lights, battery draining now we rarely get to drive our Jazz anymore...in fact we don't have the Jazz now...it's in the dealership again and has been for 8 days now. Honda Australia is advising us to return to the dealer and get them to patch up the defect again, however, the dealer is telling us to report our concerns to Honda Australia and of course as car manufacturers often do with major faults around in circles we go. Given Honda have not been able to fix on three occasions we have no confidence in Honda at all. We requested a refund from Honda Australia and they refused, citing the solution as to keep taking the Jazz to the dealership to be repaired. How many times do we have to keep taking it to the dealership before Honda acknowledges this is a major issue?? Honda Australia are deflecting blame to the dealerships. The air conditioning is rubbish as well. Doesn't cool properly in the tropics, another known fault. We want our money back Honda!!
- Jazz GF (2014-2020)
- Verified purchase
No more Hondas for me
In early 2017 I bought a new Honda Jazz, my third having bought my first in 2005, then another in 2009. The first two were very good cars with a couple of niggles but this last one is just rubbish. The problems I have experienced are as follows:-
1. Climate control. This is the first time I had a car with this feature and bought the better model to get it. The control is hopeless. You need to have the set temperature at 26-28 to prevent freezing cold air being blasted at the driver, particularly my hands and some of the outlets cannot be adjus...ted to direct the airflow away. The Honda service section says "Oh yes this is very common in all Hondas" !!! I couldn't believe this comment 2. Front carpet. This is very poor quality and was almost worn through before one year was up. When I complained the service manager asked if I had been driving with heavy boots. I am a bookkeeper and don't own a pair of boots. They agreed to replace the carpet once but I have had to purchase extra mats, at Honda service centre suggestion, so it doesn't wear out again within 12 months. 3. Radio. This simply doesn't work when trying to listen to AM band radio stations. In many parts of Perth, where I live, the AM station set is taken over by another AM station so that you cant understand either one. Honda service says it doesn't happen in the workshop and wont take the car to where it does happen to check it so I just have to put up with this ridiculous situation. 4. Much to my surprise and disappointment, Honda have reverted to drum brakes on the rear and that stupid skinny spare tyre. This is, of course, my fault for not checking these things but as my 2009 Honda had rear discs and a proper spare tyre, I didn't expect that they would go backwards in their design work. 5. Major engine problem. When I took the car in for the first 1,000 km service, I was informed that the engine required major repairs and so I was without the vehicle for 3 days while they carried this out. It was all done free of charge but didn't fill me with confidence about the vehicle after only 1,000 km. 6. Entertainment unit. This is, to me, unusable except to play the radio which is of dubious quality. The manual provided is quite incomprehensible. I admit that I am well over 60 and maybe this has something to do with it but I haven't been able to work out how it will interact with my phone in a predictable way. The phone answer seems to works fine but all the other functions don't seem to. Sometimes it works and sometimes not and I cant tell whether this is because of my incompetence or the poor quality of the unit. 7. Other design Faults. It is often not possible to be heard on the phone when the air conditioning is operating. I assume this is because the air blows over the microphone so I have to turn off the air conditioning to talk hands-free on the phone. No volume control on the entertainment unit is very inconvenient for passengers. The clock in the car is only visible to the driver. It has been taken out of the central console and is now part of the driver's information screens. Reversing camera is a waste of time, it is very basic and the small screen makes it almost impossible to make out any detail of what is happening behind the car. No sat-nav nor is it possible to connect the phone sat-nav to the screen in the car. (A feature which I told the salesperson I wanted in the car and he omitted to tell me it would not be available) All in all a very poor representation of a modern car and I will never buy another Honda as a result of this piece of rubbish.
- Jazz GF (2014-2020)
- Verified purchase
A Rust Bucket! Stay away from that car!
In December, 2014 I purchased my Honda Jazz (delivered January, 2015). In less than a year I spotted the first signs of rust in the engine bay area, quickly spreading to other sections of the car.
I reported it around July, 2016 and three more times at every next service. Nothing was ever done until an NCAT application was heard. Honda offered to rectify the problem.
Pictures taken during the first rust removal attempt showed a wide spread area especially in the invisible sections of the car.
In August, 2018 I delivered my car to Suttons City...
I love my Honda Jazz which I bought brand new. Its a small car that has lots of power in the engine and you can also switch it to eco which uses less fuel. The only down fall would be that I had to take it in to get the starter motor changed as there was a manufacture fault. However there was no cost for this.
Purchased in December 2014.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Extremely poor air-condtioner
We bought the 2018 Jazz for my wife and stuck with a Honda after many years of happy driving with our Honda Civic. However, the Jazz is just not value for money. In particular the air-conditioner is terrible; it is totally inadequate for coping with an summer conditions in Australia. It cannot get the cabin to a reasonable temperature once the mercury outside rises above 28. Further, the seats are uncomfortable for anything more than city driving and short distances. To be fair the boot is a good size and the “magic seats” provide great room f...or those little larger parcels and there is plenty of legroom both in the front and rear but overall the Jazz is a disappointment and I would not recommend it to anyone, especially if they live in area where the temperature gets above 28 degrees i.e. pretty much anywhere in Australia.
Disappointed with air conditioning which was never fixed
I bought my Honda Jazz Vti-s in 2015. Since I bought I complained in every single inspection in relation to the air conditioning which does not work properly.
Every time I was told there was no any problem. Now when the warranty is finished I was told that there is some problems and parts need to be replaced which will cost me a lot.
It's so sad as since I bought it I had other issues which was never resolved.
Very practical car...but wheres the Apple car play?
We purchased the Jazz to replace a 2018 Hyundai i30 (which was a lemon- full refund- thank you Hyundai). Love the 7 year warranty and 7 year NRMA cover. ....not so keen on the 6 monthly servicing schedule ($250-$290 a service) though.
The dealer (Scotts Honda at Artarmon) was great, the sales staff knew all about the various models etc. The sales guys are on the same floor as the service reception so the show room can appear busy...but nothing is too much trouble and they are eager to please.
We purchased a dealer demo +Sport Limited edit...ion of 240 cars into Australia. Essentially its a VTI-S with some extras thrown in and a +sport badge that must add 5KW right !? Very roomy, practical car. Magic seats are such a simple but ingenious idea. Huge boot space with rear seats folder flat. Auto box feels good, quite spritely from the off...although the i-vtec engines like to be revved so the engine can sound a little noisy when you accelerate. Audio sounds good and its useful that multiple phones can be added. The Sat Nav is ok, not as quick as google maps etc and the auto/robot voice is annoying. I wish the car had an apple car play compatible unit.
- GF VTi-S (2014-2020)
- Verified purchase
I absolutely love my Honda Jazz! it runs very smooth and is very roomy for a small/medium hatchback, back seats go down also so it can fit a lot in the back! I get my car serviced with Honda every 10,000kms and they are excellent and also give you a loan car for free for the day! I would definitely recommend the beauty of a car and the Honda Jazz 2015 is very nicely shaped. And also pretty good on petrol. And hot mag wheels to match.
Cant see navigation or reverse camera
Purchased the Jazz and everything has been going well. We only have 1 issue.
Ths infotainment system is on such a big angle that catches the slightest sunlight. This makes the navigation and reverse camera useless as you can't see the screen unless its cloudy or night time. This is a massive design issue and one Honda has said they won't fix.
Poor Quality Parts in JAZZ door
We bought a brand new JAZZ through Honda dealer. This JAZZ drives OK. We like the magic seats.
Although we have serviced this car regularly through the Honda Dealer driver side door actuator failed after 60,000 KMs. Took it to the Honda Dealer for repairs. After $326 & three trips to the dealer they fixed it. Very next day the passenger side front door lock started playing up. Sometime it will not open remotely. Similar symptoms to the other side.
Clearly the HONDA quality is gone down. It is sad to see such a reputed manufacturer not see quality as an important issue. No more JAZZEs again.
Questions & Answers
Has anyone found fault with the quality of paintwork on the 2019 Jazz? My previous car was a 1999 Ford Festiva (yes Festiva) and the paint was almost as good as new when I traded it in for the Jazz, possibly due to the fact that it was usually kept under a car cover when not in use. After just a few months, the same car cover has rubbed a patch on the Jazz, revealing the grey plastic underneath.
Both the driver and passenger door have small scratches down to the metal. The paint seems to be unusually thin.
Hi Pauline, it could be the case because I notice that the plastic trim above the door handle was so easily scratched.
Hi Pauline, We would suggest speaking to the dealer, with arranging a time suitable for both parties to inspect the vehicle and discuss the matter further. Thanks Kiara
How do you know if your Honda Jazz is a GE or not?
My gf's honda is 2003 and has been sent the car back to mechanics for fixing CVT transmission issue for a few times. I am wondering after what year Honda Jazz actually fixed the problem and is safe to buy? Or does it exist in all models?
|Transmission||Manual||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||15" Steel||15" Steel||16" Alloy||16" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.5 L/100km||5.9 L/100km||5.9 L/100km||5.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||40 L||40 L||40 L||40 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L|
|Max Power||88kW @ 6600rpm||88kW @ 6600rpm||88kW @ 6600rpm||88kW @ 6600rpm|
|Max Torque||145Nm @ 4800rpm||145Nm @ 4800rpm||145Nm @ 4800rpm||145Nm @ 4800rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014|
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