The 2002 Honda Jazz is an attractive compact car that is introduced to spice up the market segment dominated by somewhat plain cars. Debuted in October 2002, it pleased shoppers with inventive packaging and unique looks. It provides strong competition against the dominant Hyundai Getz and Toyota Yaris though it comes with higher price tag. It targets young metropolitan professionals who wanted the Honda products quality and unfussy transport with its cartoon-stirred advertising promotion.
2002 Honda Jazz Interior
As one of the most convenient cars in the market, this compact five-door offers extremely attentive design behind the unique styling and bold character. The rear seat floor is lower and flatter allowing larger space and receive better safety in a rear-end impact as the fuel tank is placed beneath and not behind the passenger. This also allows a range of inventive ways in load-carrying and the ability to blend passenger.
A 1.3-liter GLi engine is standard on 2002 Honda Jazz mated with either five-speed manual or CVT constantly-variable automatic transmissions that offered exceptional fuel economy for manual and solid power transmission. It generates 61kW of power that suffers when climbing hills or fully loaded. Fuel economy is rated at 4.8L/100km for highway cruising and 7L/100km for city while the CVT models returns 10% better economy. You need a bit familiarize using the CVT as it slips so smoothly between ratios that you need watching the tachometer to pick an upshift.
A 1.5-liter VTi engine with variable valve timing is also available that offer more power but slightly frugal fuel economy generating 81kW of power. Transmission options are the same as those in the 1.3 models. You can recognize which type of engine used by looking the rear badge of 2002 Honda Jazz whether it use incorporates a red (GLi) or blue (VTi) dot.
2002 Honda Jazz Price And Safety
2002 Honda Jazz costs at $17,000 for a 1.3-litre GLi with five-speed manual while the basic 1.5-liter VTi costs at $20,000 and the CVT VTi-S models costs at $24,800. Standard comfort and safety equipments include ABS, dual air-bags, air-conditioning, central locking, electric windows and a better sound system across the board.
The 1.5-liter VTi S model comes standard with alloy wheels and a rear-window covering body-kit. Fog-lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and better seating are some additional features. There is a brightly-painted Vibe models available that come with the same price as a regular 2002 Honda Jazz VTi model.