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New 2019 manual Jazz - clunky gearbox?
« on: April 15, 2019, 11:22:05 AM »
I just bought a new Jazz and changing gears is HARD! I was really surprised once I picked up the car as it is probably the worst gearbox I have ever used as it feels really cheap and not smooth at all.

It is especially hard coming back to 1st gear (it sticks in neutral on the way to 1st). Should this resolve once the car has been driven and 'broken' in? Or is this a common issue with the new Jazz?

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Re: New 2019 manual Jazz - clunky gearbox?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 11:33:45 AM »
I just bought a new Jazz and changing gears is HARD! I was really surprised once I picked up the car as it is probably the worst gearbox I have ever used as it feels really cheap and not smooth at all.

It is especially hard coming back to 1st gear (it sticks in neutral on the way to 1st). Should this resolve once the car has been driven and 'broken' in? Or is this a common issue with the new Jazz?

Brand new gearboxes will be stiff for a while, our Jazz mk1 and 2 cars have lovely slick gearchange, so no reason to think mk3 will be different.
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Re: New 2019 manual Jazz - clunky gearbox?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 01:32:24 PM »
Pity you have to rev them up, lots of gear changing.

As Clarkson said:

"One of the extraordinary things is that it doesnít produce its peak torque until itís turning at 5,000rpm. So to get the best out of it, you have to rev the nuts off it at all times.".

It's the only thing I don't like about them. Everything else good.

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Re: New 2019 manual Jazz - clunky gearbox?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 01:55:01 PM »
I had a loan of a 67 plate SE, with less than 350 miles on the clock, and the gear change was every bit as sweet as my 100K+ Mk 1.

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Re: New 2019 manual Jazz - clunky gearbox?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 03:08:04 PM »
Ask to test drive another one, see if it's the same.

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Re: New 2019 manual Jazz - clunky gearbox?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 05:52:18 PM »
It's normal to baulk going into 1st when the car is still moving, but it should be slick otherwise. As smiler says, take it to the dealer, explain the issue and ask if you can test drive another one to compare.

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