Honda’s reputation in Russia is generally good: it is believed that the cars are fairly reliable, moderately simple and pleasant to drive. In the case of the Honda Jazz and its right-hand drive twin, Fit is also usually praised for practicality. In principle, stereotypes do not lie and reflect a more or less real picture. But there are a lot of details and nuances. In the first part of the review we will focus on the body, interior and electrics, and in the second – on the chassis, motors and gearboxes.
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How can it be difficult to replace candles if you do not have a V6, a V8 or an opposer? Learn from Honda to design engine compartments and complicate the ignition system … Problems in Jazz come from where you don’t expect. And where do you expect (for example, from the variator), everything is relatively good there. We continue the story of the reliability of the first generation – the previous part with a description of the problems of the body, interior and electrics is here.
Brakes, suspension and steering
Front disc brakes have served all their 10 years before the planned bulkhead calipers. Resource discs and pads are usually 50+, even with a CVT. Here are the rear drum brakes sometimes fail. Not because the design is bad, they just forget about their maintenance, and the wear and corrosion of the fasteners of the pads over time lead to a “chatter” of pads and their displacement from their places. Often everything ends with the replacement of the drum and the entire filling – the flown block usually grinds everything into dust, including the brake cylinder. Continue reading