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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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90 reader reviews for Honda Jazz Hatchback.
  • 1.2 i-DSI S 5dr

    AUBREY DHANRAJ , MIDDLESEX . Date: 22/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    I rate this car as the perfect little runaround. it has reasonable pull very maneuverable petrol seems to last for ever- always over 40mpg space is fantastic, and it can hold a lot of stuff, including bikes. steering wheel adjustment needs to be worked with, but gearbox and visibility are great try to get one with air con, as the dealers don't want to know, come trade-in time! overall a great car, but perhaps needs a bit more in the mid range for overtaking

  • 1.2 i-DSI S 5dr

    f lydon Date: 11/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I have had my 1.2 Jazz for 3 years and it is time for it to retire. It has been an excellent small car. On the positive side, it is very roomy, economical and has not had a single fault in 3 years, which is miraculous. The 1.2 engine is eager enough, its not a sports car after all, but the engine will do everything expected of it without fuss and quietly. I drove it around Scotlands roads for 300 country miles one day, very easily, and averaged 66mpg. Around town 35-40mpg is more likely. If I had to nitpick, I don't like the feel of the steering wheel, the engine is a little annoying at idle, and the ride is a touch firm. I have driven several of the Jazz's competitors, like the Fiesta, Corsa, Ibiza, Micra and 207, the Jazz is the best and drives like a larger car. In fact the 1.2 engine of the Jazz is far superior to the 1.25 Ford and the 1.2 Corsa and Micra. Only the Ibiza's engine is as good. Overall, I would definitely recommend a Jazz, perfect as a small family car.

  • 1.4 i-DSI SE 5dr

    Mike Egan , South Yorkshire . Date: 08/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car brand new in March 2003. I usually keep my cars 3 years or 4 if I feel I have a particularly trustworthy car. This is the only car I have ever sold after 18 months. The Good Points: 100% reliable. Very economical - 50mpg average. Clever seats. Held its value quite well - only lost £2,500 which, considering I was selling it far too early wasn't bad. Lucky enough to get one without steering or engine power delivery problems. The Bad Points: I have never owned a car that rides so badly crashing and banging about on even the smoothest of surfaces, to the point where I found the car so uncomfortable that after 100 miles I would have a numb backside! Maybe it was just me, but I ride a sports motorbike at the weekend and not even that gives me as bad a numb backside as the Honda Jazz did. There were other issues - rear wiper was a pain, dashboard / steering wheel rather 'hard' plastics, poor finish on the metal inside the doors. I also found the seat material rather prone to snagging. This may have changed in later cars but in 2003 the seats were finished off with a sort of webbing that could catch and pull. So to summarise - plenty of good points but it got to the point I would avoid driving it for longer journeys so I bought a Ford Focus that has been fantastic. Kept it for 4 years it was so good and only just traded it in. Selling the Ford, a great car, reminded me how bad my previous Honda was and prompted me to post this review.

  • 1.4 i-DSI SE Sport 5dr

    Mikhail Basman , London . Date: 22/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My wife and I just recently bought this car and we are in love with it. We looked at other similar cars and the Jazz really 'wowed' them over. It's very 'zippy' when driving in London - highly responsive when it comes to quick turns and great for parking spaces. Very cost efficient and gets the job done. There is lots of space when you need to pack it with things which is great if you compare it to similar cars. The only thing is that because of the engine size, don't expect it to be a race car as you will need to squeeze this car a bit more to get some speed.

    Overall, great value for your money. Good ticket price and will leave your pockets light in the long run. Especially going into next year, you'll need all the money you can save.

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