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Honda Jazz Jan 29, 2007
I really like the new Honda Jazz (also dubbed Fit in other parts of the world).

What do you guys think of it in terms of Re-sale Value (becuase I return to Egypt mid 08 and I can't have a car that I can't sell and re-pay the bank and leasing with Avis, Hetrz or anyone else is just too expensive)

Also, are the prices quoted on www.drivearabia.com accurate? Many thanks.

Omar

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Jan 29, 2007
I try to be accurate, but the dealers keep shifting prices around constantly. The listed prices on DriveArabia will give you a better indication than anywhere else though. You can use them as a rough guide.

The Jazz did cost 45k for a basic and 50k for full options, last I checked. My friend bought one for 45k six months ago.
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gtmash wrote:I try to be accurate, but the dealers keep shifting prices around constantly. The listed prices on DriveArabia will give you a better indication than anywhere else though. You can use them as a rough guide.


Many thanks for the reply! Your website is great btw (I know there will be always some variation, give or take AED 5K)

Any thoughts re Honda Jazz with regards to Re-sale Value (and whatever else comes to mind)?
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Jan 29, 2007
In that price range, you should be looking at these cars as well

- mazda 3
- nissan sunny
- nissan tida
- toyota yaris
- mitsubishi lancer

The Lancer is one of the cheapest and you cant go wrong with toyota, if resale is what you are looking for
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Jan 29, 2007
I forgot to add that there are some great deals on the Ford Focus at the moment

Good bang for the buck
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Jan 29, 2007
KeithL wrote:I forgot to add that there are some great deals on the Ford Focus at the moment

Good bang for the buck


Many thanks Keith!

I honestly prefer smaller cars (unless Re-sale is truly bad). The Yaris is very appealing but I am afraid the 1.3 L will give out in the summer with the AC on full blast (am I mistaken?). I drive a Focus now (rental) and I am not at all pleased with the performance (way too heavy I think for a 1.6 L).

What do you think of the 07 Jazz automatic?

Omar
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Jan 30, 2007
OHHEG wrote:
KeithL wrote:I forgot to add that there are some great deals on the Ford Focus at the moment

Good bang for the buck


Many thanks Keith!

I honestly prefer smaller cars (unless Re-sale is truly bad). The Yaris is very appealing but I am afraid the 1.3 L will give out in the summer with the AC on full blast (am I mistaken?). I drive a Focus now (rental) and I am not at all pleased with the performance (way too heavy I think for a 1.6 L).

What do you think of the 07 Jazz automatic?

Omar


You can compare acceleration times on the website if you are interested in performance too. I believe it is very difficult to be satisfied with performance in this price range no matter what you choose. That said, the Jazz is quicker than the Focus.
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gtmash wrote:
OHHEG wrote:
KeithL wrote:I forgot to add that there are some great deals on the Ford Focus at the moment

Good bang for the buck


Many thanks Keith!

I honestly prefer smaller cars (unless Re-sale is truly bad). The Yaris is very appealing but I am afraid the 1.3 L will give out in the summer with the AC on full blast (am I mistaken?). I drive a Focus now (rental) and I am not at all pleased with the performance (way too heavy I think for a 1.6 L).

What do you think of the 07 Jazz automatic?

Omar


You can compare acceleration times on the website if you are interested in performance too. I believe it is very difficult to be satisfied with performance in this price range no matter what you choose. That said, the Jazz is quicker than the Focus.


I think I am going to go with the Jazz then (I just love the interior and the sporty 1.5 L) unless I am advised that the Re-sale is terrible for this particular Honda. I plan on buying it sometime next April when my Visa and UAE driving license are ready (I hope I don't need to reserve one with a deposit months ahead of time).
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Jan 30, 2007
Can't say much about resale value. On one hand, it is a Honda, but on the other, it is a hatchback (which are unloved here). Some sort of 4-door sedan (like Civic) has better resale, but all in all, I'd say resale would be only slightly lower if you go with the Jazz.
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gtmash wrote:Can't say much about resale value. On one hand, it is a Honda, but on the other, it is a hatchback (which are unloved here). Some sort of 4-door sedan (like Civic) has better resale, but all in all, I'd say resale would be only slightly lower if you go with the Jazz.


Thanks for the feedback.

I was checking out the UAE Honda website just now; if you go for the ES, you miss out on the heat reducing green tint and if you choose the LS, you don't get the alloy wheels. Sucks A$$
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OHHEG wrote:
gtmash wrote:Can't say much about resale value. On one hand, it is a Honda, but on the other, it is a hatchback (which are unloved here). Some sort of 4-door sedan (like Civic) has better resale, but all in all, I'd say resale would be only slightly lower if you go with the Jazz.


Thanks for the feedback.

I was checking out the UAE Honda website just now; if you go for the ES, you miss out on the heat reducing green tint and if you choose the LS, you don't get the alloy wheels. Sucks A$$


Tint is dime a dozen here.
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^ian^ wrote:
OHHEG wrote:
gtmash wrote:Can't say much about resale value. On one hand, it is a Honda, but on the other, it is a hatchback (which are unloved here). Some sort of 4-door sedan (like Civic) has better resale, but all in all, I'd say resale would be only slightly lower if you go with the Jazz.


Thanks for the feedback.

I was checking out the UAE Honda website just now; if you go for the ES, you miss out on the heat reducing green tint and if you choose the LS, you don't get the alloy wheels. Sucks A$$


Tint is dime a dozen here.


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Feb 08, 2007
[quote="gtmash"]it is a hatchback (which are unloved here)[\quote]

Any ideas why?

Sorry to hijack the thread, but I think that we have established which car to buy.
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Feb 08, 2007
benwj wrote:
gtmash wrote:it is a hatchback (which are unloved here)[\quote]

Any ideas why?

Sorry to hijack the thread, but I think that we have established which car to buy.


Actually I am still struggling between the chep Jazz and the "maybe" affordable Octavia 1.8L but that's from another thread :)

I think Hatchbacks are not popular here becuase most people drive SUV's so its an image thing plus here I imagine the younger crowd are big on performance which you cannot get from a Hatchback except rarely.
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Feb 08, 2007
Yes, somewhat of a cultural thing. Nobody buys station wagons either but jump at the chance to buy a 4WD wagon. Hatches also appear somewhat girly. I find that many of them look like half a real car.
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