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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.
  • 1.4 i-DSI SE Sport 5dr

    Matthew Tink , Norfolk . Date: 15/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car since May and have actually just sold it as I found the car frustrating in some respects.

    It drives okay and it's very quick off the mark - and managed to surprise a few people at the lights!

    Everyone always says the build quality is fantastic but I have owned two Honda's now and I can't say I've been overly impressed by it. There are annoying rattles coming from the dashboard in a couple of places, which I think is a consequence of the firm ride and the lower profile tyres of the Sport model, allowing more vibrations to penetrate into the cabin.

    I drove the car when it was windy recently and was getting blown about all over the place! I didn't feel that safe at all!

    I would keep in mind that the car is sold quite cheaply in Japan but for some reason is pitched at a premium price in this country.

    The car is great around town but I found it too uncomfortable for long distance travel.

    And also, Honda, please ditch that awful rear blind and fit a proper parcel shelf!

  • 1.4 i-DSI SE Sport 5dr

    D Ashley , West Lothian . Date: 06/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The car is great to drive, although the ride is a little hard at times.

    The build quality is fantastic, and this just helps the clever design of the interior, which has a variety of textures and colours rather than the traditional swathes of black/grey plastic.

    Generally running costs are fine, the car averaging between 40mpg and 50mpg, dependent on the type of driving.

    It has had one visit to the dealer, for the scheduled 1 year service, which was carried out efficiently and quickly. Not only was everything done and explained properly, but the car was also washed and vaccuumed free of charge!

    There is nothing that would stop me recommending the car. For it's size, it is incredibly spacious, and all the space is very easily made available. It has proved to be a model of reliability so far and Honda and the dealers are proving to be a joy to deal with.

    Just, please, if you buy one - don't make it pink!

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