Honda is going through serious supply crunch, as per company reports only 250 Jazz to be dispatched in December with 4000 bookings already in not sure if you have any chance of getting the same before March
Originally Posted by praveendusi
I have understood that Jazz has a long waiting period and bookings are stopped as of now because of parts delay.
. Surely if you can wait Jazz would be the best bet after current price cuts and will fit in you budget (fully loaded Jazz X @ 6.9 in Pune, real steal considering it's launch prices)
No doubt, Jazz is a perfect combination of power (87 BHP), Mileage (I Vtec is good for mile crunching), features (magic seats, Love them) but it's not the end of the world. You have other options beyond that, options are-
I20 - Sportz- Good
Loaded with features
6.10 lacs OTR,around a lac cheaper than Jazz with more features. Not inclusive of year end discounts.
Decent ride Bad
Doesn't look like build to last, You might handle it with care as far as Pune roads are concerend.
Rattles and noises
Feels bit under powered when compared to swift, Jazz
A/C, wont be a problem in Pune as summers are not that extreme. Punto 1.3 MJD, 90 HP Good
Solid Build quality
Good settled ride and handling
Decent power for a Hatch Bad
TASS, but i have heard nothing about BU Bhandari.
Poor resale value
Interiors, not as good as I20 or Jazz Polo Good
Settled ride Bad
Sluggish and feel bulky to drive
Nothing extraordinary or new about car (personal opinion)
Also you can look at Fabia petrol, pretty much like Polo but cheaper. Swift ZXI Good
Loaded with features
Great ride, accelaration and handling
Better highway manners on highways (subject to opinion, Jazz is second) Bad
Interiors look from a class below, (Beat has better quality plastic)
Rattle and squeks, Japenese bulid
Too common, and again huge waiting period.
Just going off topic, As your preferences have space as one of the priority and a budget of 6.5 to 7, why not a sedan. You should check out Nissan Sunny. It has decent space, comfortable ride and base model XE would be below 7 lacs. I agree it's not a vehicle for enthusiast but gets the job done in space, comfort and safety.
2nd option would be Fiesta classic, 1.6 Petrol. Again nothing extraordinary about looks, interiors are clean, simple but bit dated. But But But.. If you love to drive it should be the car. Gem of an engine, best in class handling and will put a smile on your face. Drawbacks are FE of ~ 10, cramped rear space but boot is sufficently ok @ 475 liters.
Also if you can further elaborate on your preferences forum can guide you better. But believe me it would be like spoilt for choices, I have tried it and you have so many option you tend to forget about your initial preferences.
As at the end of day, no human and no car is perfect, happy hunting