from Australia. (Sep 06 2004)Hi, Greetings from
Been running a Jazz now since mid July. Here the motor choice is a 1.3 or a
1.5. I'm running a 1.5 with ctv and its proving real fun. Vehicle has had
it's 1000km service - good experience. Currently, sound system is playing
up...display sometimes will not light up. Then, after 30 minutes or
so...back to normal. What else, steering is a little wooden and the tyres
could be better.
Tip for new owners...take off Honda wheel trims and replace with after
market cheapies..then you don't care when you scrape the kerb.
Lane From New Zealand (Oct 10 2004)
I have had a Jazz 1.3 manual since Feb 2003. It has covered 62,000km. (I
commute about 750km per week.)
I have recorded every cent spent on running the car, and the average fuel
consumption for the entire 62,000km has been 5.1litres/100km (or 19.7km/litre, or about 56miles per
I accelerate spiritedly, and drive at the speed limit whenever safe and
possible to do so.
Faults - zero. Nothing has gone wrong or needed fixing.
Tyres - It is still running the original delivery set of Yohohama Aspec
These cars are only really driven by grandmothers here in New Zealand, but
I'm a 40 year-old engineer who loves the engineering design of the car, and
the really, really low running costs.
Dave Edmonds from New
Zealand ( Nov 14 2007)
Dave from New Zealand. We purchased a brand new Jazz 1.3 CVt in nov
2002. Just passed its 5 year anniversary and has just had 120.000 km
service. 120 thousand kays and the only thing that has been done to
the car is tyres and engine oil changes and oil filters(every 10.000
km) at our honda dealer. Spark plugs and valve clearances have been
done at this last 120000 km service. the service department said the
spark plugs could have done another 10000 km . This is my wife car
and she dosen't pamper it and average fuel consumption is 17km/l or
48mpg. Usually 3 to 4 people in car with aircon on.It amazes me that
it is still on its original brake pads.No problems what so ever with
car, no squeaks or rattles. We did fit optional alloy wheels 14" at
time of purchase.
I highly recommend these cars.
from Philippines (Sep 10 2006)
Mine is 1.3 Honda Jazz CVT
@ 38,000+ kms since February 2005. So far no problem and im enjoying
my jazz, very efficient and easy to drive even on narrow streets. In
fact here in the Philippines the Jazz is considered as the benchmark
in fuel economy.
Last February 2006 i joined the Honda-Petron Eco Fuel Runs and ended
up my a magnificent 37.14 km/lit consumptions thus my name and my
jazz featured in several newspapers and magazines here.
And heres another one.. considered to be my lucky car. im am
selected from hundred of applicant to challenge the present record
holder of Petron Xtra Mile Challenge's 1,114 kms on a full tank of
1.3 Jazz manual. after a long long run i ended up 2nd placer w/ a
figure of 1,390 kms in a full tank averaging 33 km/liter.
(check our site http://www.petronfuelsuccess.com)
Looking for another event to test my GD.
from Johannesburg, South Africa (Oct 25 2004)
8500 km since April 04. No mechanical problems. Fuel consumption overall 6.9 l/100km mainly city use, about 6.4 on highway (120 km/h) aircon used most of time - altitude 1500 m. Replacement for 1996 Mazda Etude 180 SEA (Mazda 3) which did 10 l/100km.
Very quiet - 175/65 x 14 Yokohama Aspecs.
Due soon for oil change at 10,000 km (is this common in other countries? other cars here mostly 15-20,000 km service interval)
Only problem has been a wing mirror broke off in collision with a plastic rubbish bin. Mounting is fibre reinforced plastic - fixed with Pratley's plastic putty - no visible damage.
||Alexander from The Netherlands (Jan 26 2016)
I recently had a small issue with my 2004 Jazz.
I managed to solve it and would like to share it.
So in 2015 i bought a 2004 Jazz with 140.000 km on its counter.
It was Fitted with a LPG system, so first thing i checked was if the lpg-installer used the correct Spark plugs.
From previous cars i bought i knew this was something they tend to forget.
After checking the plugs they were indeed wrong for LPG, and already worn out.
I replaced them with LPG specific types, but this is where i made a mistake.
When fitting them they are supposed to be tightened with a specific amount of force (torque).
Unfortunately i did not have the proper tools at the moment so i used normal tools.
They were tightened by guessing the amount of force.
From that moment on i started having trouble with the CVT(or so it seemed)
With a warm engine it would stall if i wanted to drive away, and on a hill it wouldn't have enough power.
I checked out just about the entire engine and transmission but not the plugs since these were just replaced.
Luckily a local store had a discount on a torque wrench so after buying it i tightened the plugs witch the correct amount of force.
To my surprise i could tighten them a lot. After this al the CVT troubles i had where gone.
My guess is if the engine power output is to low the CVT wont work as it should and driving it becomes problematic.
So if you have problems start with the engine first to see if it is ok.