Honda Fit/Jazz - Is there a way to get Honda's attention?

Discussion in 'Jazz' started by Joseph Oberlander, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. I notice that they are selling this next year, which is a good thing
    as they really need a smaller basic car. But the only model they
    sell is the luxury loaded model with the higher HP engine.

    How can we convince them to sell the basic 1.2L model that
    they sell in the U.K.(1.3 in Japan)? We need a basic 50mpg
    (average real-world mileage!) vehicle for $10K. They'd sell
    more of them than they could imagine to delivery companies
    and first time buyers and basically put KIA and Chevy's budget
    cars in the dustbin where they belong.(Aveo and Rio and so on)
    Joseph Oberlander, Jun 28, 2005
  2. Joseph Oberlander

    butch burton Guest

    import one from japan or the uk - imho be a while yet before these tiny
    displacement shoe boxes will sell in the USA - however $4 gas may do
    the trick.
    butch burton, Jun 28, 2005
  3. Joseph Oberlander

    Guest Guest

    I think they need to bring both models to the US. both high end and low

    You guys should bring this discussion over to FitFreak.

    There are many pictures in the photo gallery here as well.
    Guest, Jun 28, 2005
  4. Joseph Oberlander

    Bozo Guest

    Import from Europe where price is often lower and the steering wheel is
    on the 'wrong' side which you need for USA.
    Bozo, Jun 28, 2005
  5. Only in the UK [& Ireland], the rest of Europe drives on the right side
    of the road.
    Sparky Spartacus, Jun 29, 2005
  6. Joseph Oberlander

    Bebop Guest

    I don't think there is a law that prevents one from putting a steering
    on the right side of the car.
    Bebop, Jun 29, 2005
  7. I don't think so, either; but it's a pretty massive upgrade for a hobbyist.

    Sparky Spartacus, Jun 29, 2005
  8. Hi Joseph!
    In Germany the Jazz is on market for 2 or 3 years. But you'll have to
    pay more than 14,500 EUR for the one with 1.4 machine. The cheapest
    version with the small engine is 10,900 EUR. For 15,000 you'd better go
    for a 3-door civic with 1.4 engine...

    Kind regards
    Thorsten Ostermann, Jun 30, 2005
  9. Joseph Oberlander

    Mike Guest

    The Jazz is very popular in the UK, with gas about $7 it's no wonder. The
    1.4 often gets 50mpg and it goes really well.
    Mike, Jul 3, 2005
  10. 30% of that price is VAT, though, on top of registration,
    so the planned U.S. model is the 1.4/1.5 with all the options.

    The small $10-$12K 1.2L engine that gets 60mpg highway
    isn't seen as "sellable" for some reason, which is why
    I wondered if there was a way to let Honda know that
    people would definately buy the base models as well.
    (I mean a way or place that the decision makers actually
    pay attnetion to)
    Joseph Oberlander, Jul 5, 2005
  11. Joseph Oberlander

    Guest Guest

    Why not post here to get the message back to Honda?
    Guest, Jul 12, 2005
  12. The Wall St. Journal today said the Fit/Jazz would likely be
    introduced into the US next Spring.
    Gordon McGrew, Jul 15, 2005
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