Jazz other than petty facelift gimmicks and huge price slash down there wasn't much of exciting things against previous ones.
90 ps of highly refined honda heart which is reliable i suppose is the plus point here.
most exciting things I felt was space inside the car. at a glance it would be hard to believe it is a hatchback .i Heard my wife whispering "ohh interiors feels as big as innova." she was joking after having coming out of cramped rear seat of swift ,sitting inside jazz was a huge relief . I thanked god for giving us Indians so many options and competing brands.
rear seats were big with enough of thigh support and comfortable sitting position supporting our head very well. rear seats were fordable to and fro which can accommodate a bicycle (which i saw in brochure)the boot area was quite spacious please see below pic. only grouse was the middle exhaust tunnel bump and low seating, but good legroom compensated for that.
front seat was also comfortable with good steering position and well placed handy controls but the the color of center console was alien.swift looked far better in that department. rest of the things like gear shifts pedals etc are in par with with both of the cars. yes one thing is clutch pedal in jazz was not as soft as how petrol car should be both swift diesel and jazz had similar tight feeling in clutch though swift felt better ( both of them were not as luxurious as my punto's soft clutch- i am spoiled here).
remaining bits and bites were all regular thingies available in all modern cars like mp3, USB etc here again no Bluetooth no Phone (no hands free phone conversation in Honda Jazz and swift)
Jazz all variants came with safety features like ebd abs
etc. which was good option for price we pay.
The interior plastics were El cheapo. worse than ANhc.with wierd color combinations.You press them hard you can hear them squeaking,bit suspicious I pushed dashboard, center console door panels etc all making me disappointed , and those colors were like that of some cheap Chinese toy cars.
Accidentally while trying to shift gears i pushed the center console extension under the gear lever which came off showing me other side of upholstery works, i asked SA what quality is this for which she gave me some cheap and embarrassing remarks.
exterior had some chrome finish on front grill as well as at rear the body panels and doors felt very flimsy (my close friends left rear door got dented when somebody closed the door too hard, honda estimated Rs.6000 to repair it,he is still driving it as it is-sad) the door knobs looked from stone age see pics.
Interior door panels and window switches were not at all justified for Honda badge.we all know how it drives and it would be individual thing to understand so no comments about it.
15 inch wheels were impressive.
availability of safety features in all variant, spacious roomy feel inside a hatchback , Honda reliability flexibility considering interior space,
price 6.31 on the road for second variant in Kannur - i give 4/5 .
i asked my wife how she felt- she said "not so good as our punto"-3.5/5.
PS: my wife's view compared to punto (whom look wise liked Jazz more than punto from day one.): front seat not as comfortable as punto,no solid feel ,shutting doors made her feel scary whether it is well closed or not(she is spoiled by euro cars..hehe) her comment"this Jazz may not last long enough on our roads "(swift felt much better for her), interior colour not at all good.
Punto she gives 3.5/5 only: due to visibility issue and tight steering only -being 5.3 ft it is very difficult and scary for her to drive Punto.