In the summer, the neighbors’ car takes time off, but not entirely. The series is transformed for five episodes to answer the question you’ve always wondered: what are the Caradisiac journalists’ personal cars. All new powerful and shiny cars? Of youngtimer ? Old cars? Watch out for surprises. This week, Alain Daldem, the man with the camera, introduces us to his latest acquisition and explains the reasons for his choice.
The car is sometimes a source of discord in love. When Alain Daldem, cinematographer, editor, director, journalist and Swiss army knife from Caradisiac, decided to buy a car, things got complicated at home. Because he had a Suzuki Ignis in his sights. But the funny little car was not to his wife’s liking. It doesn’t matter: In order to keep the peace in the house, he changed the brand, but not the nationality, because in the end he decided on a Honda Jazz Crosstar.
For him, the jazz corresponds in a certain way to the same philosophy as the Ignis. “They are both reliable, flexible and well-equipped, although the Jazz is a bit more street-legal‘ cuts the man with the camera. But why the hell did he target the SUV version of the Jazz, the Crosstar? “a random” Alain first argues before admitting: “This is also due to the black interior. My wife didn’t want a light dashboard or seats.” For the interior, however, the Crosstar is only available in dark paint. Coincidence and female choices are good, he spotted the model he was looking for at his dealership during an open house a few months ago.
But the Hondas, Jazz or not, aren’t a given. And this model in its high-end version costs 27,900 euros. Except that the one Alain desires has already covered 13,000 km. How to get a nice discount? “More than 10,000 euros less”. The deal is quickly closed and the videographer leaves the helm of the machine with his enthusiastic wife on board, which they have already accumulated over 6,000 km in a few months.
So here they are, owners of a city car. “A city girl?” That has the ability to annoy our man. “Actually it’s an old-school compact. A few years ago it was 4m.” Whereas today it is the size of a Renault Clio. And to rail against the economies of scale of all automotive segments. On the other hand, if he only appreciates this increase in centimeters moderately, he finds the on-board equipment rather good and judges that his Jazz is rather well equipped and super equipped in terms of storage space. They certainly don’t allow him to put his lights, his feet and his cameras there, “But the cabin is big and flexible enough for that.”
A car made to last forever before it goes electric
Car for leisure, work, town and country, the Jazz is also economical. “I use 3.8 liters in the city and 5.1 liters on the road”, since the hybrid, unlike the Therme, is more economical on the road than on the motorway. This car, not too expensive, practical and not very gluttonous, therefore suffers from no defects. At least for the moment and at least in the mind of its owner who intends to keep it for a very long time. “For me, this hybrid is the last step before the end of thermals”. What about buying an electric car? Provided its interior is not too cluttered and its design meets Madame’s taste.