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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
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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24 reader reviews for Honda Jazz Hatchback.
  • 1.4 Si 5dr

    Roy Lim , . Date: 16/09/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    My second review of the Honda Jazz having owned it for 1 year and having done 4,000 miles. Car is still as practical as ever and have never struggled for space since owning it. Have since had a baby and the doors that open almost 90 degrees make getting the baby seat in and out of the car easy. The road noise and wind noise is still not too bad and only really gets unbearable on speeds of 60mph plus. I have tried my hardest but can only get around 42mpg at best for combined driving rather than the 51mpg Honda claim. Regarding Honda Chiswick though the service when buying was faultless I did have to take the Jazz in once and got the car back with a slight scratch and an empty drinks can and crisp packet left in it. I did write a letter to complain buty never received any reply which was disappointing.

  • 1.4 EX 5dr

    Alan Cownie , Surrey . Date: 28/04/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    Confirmed Honda owner with three years on CRV and then downsized to Jazz 1.4 ES I-shift. Tried hard to like this car but after 8 months have given up and sold up. Short wheel base gives unsettled ride. Noisy at speed. Motorway driving needs strong concentration as steering wanders. I-shift gearbox is a disaster. Abrupt shifts, no logic to shift patterns with frequent screaming engine in low gears. Dangerous at times when you press the accelerator and nothing is there. Would seriously recommend that you look elsewhere. Experience of this car such that resigned to take a big financial hit and go to another make.

  • 1.4 EX 5dr

    Geoffrey Porter , South Yorkshire . Date: 21/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have recently test driven 3 new fiestas (1.25 ,1.4 and 1.6), Vauxhall Corsas (1.2 & 1.4) culminating with a Honda Jazz 1.4 EX. The Vauxhalls were very poor on performance, the Fords were acceptable as was the Honda, but the Honda was like driving a different class of car, excellent seating,very quiet engine ( my wife accused me of stalling the engine whilst stood at traffic lights, not the case). The interior is very well thought out and the seating is eminently practical. I intend to purchase once I have sold my existing vehicle (2003 Volkswagen GT TDI 150 bhp) Only giving overall three stars in your review leads me to believe your testers come from the same stable as the moronic J Clarkson who only rates cars of one million Horse Powers ( to use his vernacular)

  • 1.4 EX 5dr

    Paul WD Nessling Date: 15/02/2009
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A well satisfied owner of a CVT. I had 3 road tests of an Ishift in differing conditions to see if suited. I did this because your road test and HJ's differed considerably in their views. The computer mapping of this generation Ishift is seemingly improved. But to be sure it needed a weekend. However the very helpful staff at Chiswick Honda only had one I Shift demo and that appeared in constant demand.

    The new model is quieter and has a more compliant ride. The seating is more comfortable with modest additional space. The controls work well. The new Jazz is an improvement in most ways but some of the simplicity and sharpness is perhaps missing.

    I will let you know when it arrives whether the Ishift delivers the sense of driving enjoyment that made the CVT Jazz such a popular car.

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