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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

    michael philpott , west mids . Date: 05/09/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My 05 jazz is slightly dissapointing . It is fantastic in so many ways excellent use of space really clever seating arangements.It drives well not a rocket ship but thats so not the point and gear changes feel clunky . The main disapointment is steaming of all windows at the first sniff of rain i dont want to sit with the fan on over heating every one. In my 98 fiesta fair enough but this should be better.Also servicing costs (shim replacement at 25000 mls) £360. I like it its good but for the higher premium you pay it should be better.Hopefully i learn its ways and love it just a little underwhelmed at the moment.

  • 1.4 i-DSI SE 5dr

    Nicola Percy , berks . Date: 11/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    For - comfy and BIG - loads of space.

    Against - automatic transmission was sluggish (even on sport setting), blindspots to the sides (front and back - due to large grey pillars) if you are a short person (I'm 5'4"), front windscreen wiper can't reach all of the panoramic windscreen.

    This was my insurance replacement car (someone rear-ended my Clio). It's okay if you need loads of space, not so good if you want any sort of acceleration.

  • 1.4 i-DSI SE 5dr

    Donald McLintock , Somerset . Date: 03/08/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    This is my second Jazz. I decided to replace the first one at 3 years so I did not have to fuss with MOTs. I could not find another super-mini that held the same amount of equipment I need for my work in the boot (the Nissan note managed it only with back seats fully pushed forward). Needless to say I was very pleased with my first Jazz. I am equally pleased with the cabin, boot and driving comfort of the new one. However I noticed immediately the power loss on pulling off that another reviewer has reported- Taunton Honda main dealer said they could not find a problem but when it came back from a check it seemed a bit better. It has never completely gone and the MPG has never been as good as the first one. I have been plagued by punctures this year but the car has handles safely even when a rear wheel pressure dropped to 8. I hope the new 2009 model will have integrated hands-free phone and Sat-nav and sound system, and the boot light mounted high enough to actually be worth replacing the bulb. Bring on the hybrid Jazz too.

  • 1.4 i-DSI S 5dr

    Robert Smale , Hampshire . Date: 28/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    My wife has an 02 plate Jazz that just keeps going. It is used in stop-start city traffic and rarely sees the open road. Over its life 2 excellent dealers in different parts of the country have looked after it and costs have been low. Gearbox is a delight. Engine smooth; in fact I have to keep glancing at the rev counter to check it's running. Interior space is awesome, whether with 4/5 people on board or when we are in off to the tip mode.

    Downside - interior is a bit plasticky and ride is a bit harsh but as a practical runabout that flexes to demands. I can't find better. We are looking to replace it but can't find anything in class that we want more. We have never owned 2 cars the same but it may happen when we finally retire the Jazz. Waiting for the new model to decide.

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