What's up with the Honda Fit / Jazz in the US?

Discussion in 'Jazz' started by Keith E. Loyd, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Car And Driver briefly mentioned that Honda may introduce a new Geo
    Metroesque model for the US. It is sold in Japan as the Honda Jazz.

    What does anyone know about this? How does it compare to Metros and Ford
    Aspires and Kia's? Will this do anything but damage Honda's good reputation
    in the US?

    I found this site about it or something nearly identical in South Africa:


    Keith E. Loyd
    Keith E. Loyd, Jan 30, 2004
  2. I can't see it doing well in the US. The Civic is about the smallest 4
    seater that's practical. Those that do buy the Jazz are likely to be
    high school students that will thrash the cars and cause warranty
    nightmares. Small wheels don't do well on pothole filled freeways,

    Honda has a skill at simplifying devices down to pure and elegant
    functionality. There's nothing extra to break and nothing that is
    required is missing. Not counting high school student thrashing, the
    car will probably be very reliable. Fun to drive? Probably not.
    Kevin McMurtrie, Jan 30, 2004
  3. The Civic of today is larger than the Accord of 15 years ago.

    There's plenty of room for a smaller car.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jan 30, 2004
  4. Keith E. Loyd

    Paul Bielec Guest

    I don't know about US, but here in Montreal, I see plenty of the new Toyota
    Echo hatch backs. And they just came out this fall.
    Today's Civic fully loaded starts to be expensive when all you need it for
    is as second car for local use.
    Paul Bielec, Jan 30, 2004
  5. Why would you buy a car fully loaded for local use?
    Kevin McMurtrie, Jan 31, 2004
  6. Keith E. Loyd

    Pepe Duran Guest

    You have to be kidding. Dont they sell the Jazz in North America YET.
    Been named the car of the year by quite a few publications over here in OZ.
    Thats one for the books.
    We get something before the yanks
    Pepe Duran, Jan 31, 2004
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