Honda Jazz 1.5 RS Review | Owner’s Perspective

The Honda Jazz is a cheap, easy to maintain, reliable and practical car for almost anyone. This is why it was listed as one of the best beginner’s cars you can buy in my ‘best cars for first time buyers’ article : https://carlife.sg/posts/best-cars-first-car-buyers/

One of the best features of this car is the spaciousness as compared to the exterior size. Also, you can modify it to make it look really good, just like Ong’s car.

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Video Transcript

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what’s up guys Syed

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here today i am in a 2014 honda

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jazz 1.5 rs okay and i have the owner

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ong beside me ong is actually my ns

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friend

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so this is going to be a very casual

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chit chat

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but of course i’m going to ask him you

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know all the questions pertaining to

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this color

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okay and uh in singapore you can get the

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hondajas as in this generation gk5 gk5

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yeah in 1.3 and 1.5 variants okay

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this is also the highest end variant of

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the honda js that you can get

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i’m talking about this generation not

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the you know the new one that just came

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out the one that looks like a

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small japanese cute robot you know not

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that one i’m talking about this one if

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you are buying use right you can get it

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for between like 50 to 60k and this car

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has a degree of about 8k

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plus onward so it’s actually quite

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affordable and we’re going to be talking

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about you know how good this car is as a

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beginner’s car and stuff like that later

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on okay so this

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honda jazz has a 1.5 liter naturally

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aspirated force in the engine producing

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about 130 horsepower

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155 newton meters of torque and it has a

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cvt transmission as well

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competitors for this car in like this

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very you know small car beginner car

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segment would be the nissan note pulsar

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corolla sport we just which just came

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out but that is a pi only

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uh it’s been sold by parallel importers

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not sold by uh you know

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borneo motors in singapore and uh also

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you have the mazda 2 with the mazato is

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actually quite a fair bit cheaper than

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this car if you’re comparing brand new i

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think it’s about 70 plus

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80k this one is about 91 brand new i

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think that’s about it for

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the you know the introduction to this

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car let’s get on straight to the review

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oh you can change the i feel like very

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well because i

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very big or also big and poor

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almost the same yeah okay so

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um i know no not say i know

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during ns i remember you used to rent

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this car quite a lot i think every week

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you rent this car and is that like you

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sort of you really like it and then you

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bought this car for yourself is that the

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reason why you got this car or

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is there another reason i got a friend

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who

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used to play this model car this model

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but

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it’s an older version one then i was

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thinking i want to

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look for different alternative options

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so which of my clothes frame will have

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this kind of i can look for last okay

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i was thinking i just why not because i

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was looking for

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back then at that point of time the

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price tag between this

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car and one more of the zero code was

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almost matching and also same year

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so i was thinking but you know i’m a big

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guy so i cannot fit inside

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okay just to give context about 1.8

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meters tall

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uh and he’s uh 120

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20 kilos so he’s a big guy and then you

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decided to get this one

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because of the price and the debris

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price and they pray and also

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i can get in uh most importantly and the

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booth space also

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plays an important part so uh something

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good about

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this generation of honda jazz is the

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magic chair they always mention

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so magic chair yes so our chair right

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behind we can fall downwards they also

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can fall upwards

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so that means meaning to say our

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yeah can be four hours so i can actually

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fit something that is

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white also and also i fit before a two

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meter table

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no problem no problem

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ownership experience any reliability

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issue whatsoever

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no regulating issue is quite fun

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and i really enjoy them really enjoy

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driving this car but then

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in singapore it’s so small then

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everywhere is so contrasted

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and sometimes those tight spaces are

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really this is where this car

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stands up as in those uh small places

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difficult to park space for your normal

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student car

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yeah this car able to accomplish all

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those tasks

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then you know what do you like about

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your

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honda js 1.5 rs i like

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the overall

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look and also

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it’s small basically so i like it being

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small

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even though you’re a big guy yes so in

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cities like singapore right especially

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those type spaces

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really this this car really because

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there’s our

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what do you dislike about your own edges

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this slide will be the lack of power

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though although it’s a 1.5

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yeah yeah that being said but then

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yeah of course and because of the sporty

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look

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sometimes you tend to have the

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you want to step more but you’ll realize

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you’re just at 1.5

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the 1.5 rs right rs is just a cosmetic

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mods over the regular am i understanding

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yes

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yeah there’s no performance gains

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so you know let’s say somebody will

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looking to

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get honda just any advice whatever

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i would just ask them to go for the 1.5

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more for the 1.3

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you mentioned just now 1.3 a lot of uh

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a lot of people complain that it’s not

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powerful or

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a normal average driver who just i’m not

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saying that i’m a reseller

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normal want to commute

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i’ve got no uh power and all

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normal pickup now we’re driving one

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point three it’s fine it’s fine 1.3

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but if you are looking for extra

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uh power extra juice yeah you should go

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for the 1.5

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next can you talk to us about you know

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the mods i know this car got

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like a lot of mods maybe not really a

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lot

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a lot last year your list do you know

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how long uh yes but i wouldn’t say that

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my one is the

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very nice one don’t be so humble there’s

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there’s still other just out there

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there’s a really

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there’s a very fantastic world job and

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woke pain as well but

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so far my setup is the basic basic setup

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that anyone can do

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so i will start mainly from the wheel

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which is the

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t37 1687 jj

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and followed by my call over for the

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he’s from ksk sports and

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js racing v1 cf bonnet okay

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and rigid collar from spoon and also

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tanabe

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exhaust and there’s a km filter

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that’s all i did for the aesthetic and

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the

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suspension wise but for the bus right

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yeah

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a lot of bus right yes but i did a full

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set of buzzer okay so

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it’s front shock bar two point front

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lower

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[Music]

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so i got front and rear empty row and

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rear row real low bar two point as well

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and this whole set is from ultra racing

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so

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no mix and match all full sets

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i wanted to go for roomba though but

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there’s no roomba for gk

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so yeah i didn’t manage to find it so

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[Music]

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yeah his car is uh quite firm because of

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the coilover

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it’s not super stiff but it’s definitely

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a lot a lot stiffer sorry if the video

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is a bit choppy my gopro keeps cutting

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off anyway

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uh interior mods you have this carbon

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not carbon you have this

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paddle shifter extender your gear

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shifter is also

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i think it’s here i think it looks like

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a carbon fiber one but this one is a bit

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unique because you have to push it down

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then you can change gear yes so actually

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they’re feeling quite nice

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but springy springy actually actually

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action yeah so very nice

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in this review right i want to talk a

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bit about the

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how beginner friendly this car is

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because uh yeah this is the

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driving center car and also so you know

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all your beginners

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those who learning who are learning how

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to drive they will have some experience

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with this car

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also the price very affordable 8k degree

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means don’t talk about insurance petrol

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these are because you know

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petrol maintenance parking blah blah

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it’s all based on your usage

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so just talk about just the car price

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itself eight thousand

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uh dp per year means if you can get it

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at their price law which i think you can

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because

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uh right now they are listed for like

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eight plus so i think when you go down

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to view a car you can ego down the price

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you get it 8k degree means every month

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it’s only costing you

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600 plus dollars so yeah it’s relatively

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affordable

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basically just to sum up it’s affordable

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economical in terms of your consumption

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how much are you getting

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i’m getting for mine because i’m a heavy

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photographer

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i only managed to go 400 my best record

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is 500 plus

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your tank is 40 liters 35 what smaller

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uh if i’m removed from here

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okay yeah so per kilometer half

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uh per liter sorry how far okay i’m

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doing only

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13 or 12 even with a heavy food oh yeah

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oh it found so bad yeah so it’s you know

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affordable economical it’s reliable as

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in

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the reliability of the jazz has been

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proven because this is already the

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third generation yeah and it’s been

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around for a while already so it’s been

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proven

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uh it looks good as in you can you don’t

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modify it to look as

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nice as om’s car the size very easy to

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maneuver

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yeah it’s also very easy uh very cheap

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to run a chip to maintain basically

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because you know there’s no turbo

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rims are small so your tyres aren’t

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going to cause a lot

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and capacity yeah engine capacity or

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rotax also isn’t going to be expensive

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overall i think it’s just a very

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beginner friendly car or toyota racer

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[Music]

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you know there’s a fantastic beginner’s

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car and

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interior also quite nice really you know

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i think it’s

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yeah it’s really very nice reminds me a

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bit of the vessel

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but i prefer this over the vessel

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because the vessel is just

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i think the vessel stock is as stiff as

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this car with the coilovers

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yes

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thank you guys so much for watching hope

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you enjoyed it and i’ll see you guys in

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the next video

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