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  1. Robin Jacob
  2. New Cars, Reviews
  3. Sunday, October 10 2021

I am looking to buy a new car in place of my 2008 palio multijet single owned.

I have shortlisted

1. Honda jazz petrol CVT considering not so frequent runs and space for family. Looks a little premium also.

A. Will jazz be discontinued soon?
B. Can we get some discounts on showroom display models. There is a July 21 model available. The salesperson indicated he is willing to negotiate. What could be a realistic discount?

2. In the Toyota showroom there is a July 2019 13000 km run Glanza G CVT available for 8.1 lakhs. Is it value for money compared to the Jazz which may go up to 10+. Any significant demerits?

Between the two what would you advise?

Is jazz worth the extra premium?
What precautions to take before I opt for Glanza considering it is a low run used car?
Would spare and service costs increase if Jazz is discontinued?
Is Glanza safe enough for family?

Admin Accepted Answer
Dear RJ,

Greetings !!

Toyota Glanza
Important to note is Toyota Glanza as what on sale by dealer is a
> Demo Test Drive Car
> Demo Display Car

Been Glanza was launched around same time and yes at time of launch was introduced as BS6 Car. Theres high possibility of stated car been used as Test drive car and if thats a fact then 13000 Kms driven Glanza G CVT 2019 model at 8 Lakh is gross overpriced.

Test drive cars are abused and 13000 Kms in a test drive car of dealer is like equivalent to 50,000 Kms+ or may be in further worse condition

Honda Jazz
As the given car is July'21 make - which is like 3 to 4 months old and no issues in buying car of that time frame as is good as brand new one
Apart from :- Rs 15K Cash + Rs 4000 as Honda Offer - can expect to negotiate for Rs 15K to at best 20K More, other than further savings on Insurance part which can buy online and save another Rs 10K on dealer quote
So essentially - can save Rs 35K to 40K from dealer side on negotiation and Rs 10K on Insurance front

Honda Jazz and Toyota Glanza
> Jazz is more sturdy product against Glanza
> Interior feel relative more bright as against claustrophobic interior of Glanza
> In Safety rating earlier and Jazz build perspective - expect relative more safe experienec
> Paddle shifters can be more engaging in slight more fun experience

However, Glanza on other hand
> feels relative more lively with better pickup due to relative light weight
> yes has superior fuel efficiency as against Jazz

But as product per se with respect to sturdy build, more bright interiors and paddle shifters - Jazz to view is a better product
But from resale, mileage, pickup perspective and possibly cost of ownership as spare parts and labor charges would be economical - Glanza has an edge

Having said same - i will still recommend choosing a better product and Jazz CVT to view would be a better pick

Hope should help !!

RJ Accepted Answer
Thank you for the information. It was really helpful.

Could you also look at the following options and let me know if my shortlisting of the jazz is correct vs other options I considered.

1. Altroz diesel MT- performance wise didn't feel at par with my Palio. The black interiors felt claustrophobic.

2. Tata Nexon petrol MT - good performance but worried about 3 cylinder engine and Tata service

3. SCross. The hump on the rear seat floor and the poor pickup in petrol

4. Ciaz AT - It was a very good car, only downside was I wanted to go for a hatchback type.

5. Renault triber. Surprisingly good in performance however the engine noise was loud in low gear.

6. Honda City - I thought of going with 4 th Gen but my use case is more of hatchback. Otherwise I felt it to be better than Jazz in multiple ways. Also no auto in 4 th Gen.

7. Wrv. Was wobbly in bad roads and just was the same machine as Jazz. Did not want to go for diesel considering the maintenance cost and the expected run.

8. Amaze. Sedan did not appeal plus build quality was not great. However the rear seat is better. One more thing is if Jazz stops, this could continue as it has decent sales.

9 Skoda rapid. Did not test drive. Coming from a Palio, it could appeal to me yet I am worried about product support and total cost of ownership.

10. Baleno/ Glanza. Except for the build quality, the experience was good. Assured of support. Cost of ownership is low. Safety is a concern when I talked to knowledgeable people.

Considering all these, could you suggest if there is a better choice in this segment.


Admin Accepted Answer

As you seek an Automatic car and basis comments mentioned

Skoda rapid. Although a great choice, but this car would soon be discontinued and be replaced with all new Skoda Slavia - which is like next gen Rapid but with a new brand name, chassis platform and improvised engine

Been rapid as a nramd will cease to exit from 2022 - this will impact in resale

Rest for considering a Diesel car - is your average running justified to have a diesel car, also as you initially shortlised in AT one - there are very few cars like Amaze Diesel CVT and Nexon Diesel AMT been available in specified budget.

In terms of better choice in Hatchback Segment - as a product per se be assured Jazz CVT is the best pick

Hope should help !!

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