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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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23 reader reviews for Honda Jazz Hatchback.
  • 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.

  • 1.2 SE 5dr

    Abbi Pitt Date: 13/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      54.7

    My car

    I drove this car as a courtesy while my Honda Jazz 06 plate was in for service and MOT (my car passed with flying colours btw!) I have to say this car was a joy to drive. It has a very 'jazzy' dashboard, however I feel that the quality isn't quite as good as the older Jazz and I thought the upholstery wasn't has higher quality either.

    I found the steering a little vague in places and is as light as a feather. The engine is incrediably quiet and smooth.

    It has a flashy computer to tell you your MPG, miles left in your tank, whether your passengers have their seatbelts on (there were so many I can't remember!) It even told me when to change gear! Why it has this function because I don't need to be told when to change gear!

    Very spacious withe lots of little cubby holes and a perfectly positioned space in the dash to the right of the steering wheel for my mobile phone.

    The seat was too high for me on the lowest setting and it would've been nice to have been able to have it lower.

    It's has a good ride to it and doesn't knock or rattle about, which to me indicates to it being well built. Obviously I can't comment on reliability because I only drove it a day, but Honda has an excellent reliability rating being the no.1 car manufacturer. Highly recommended.

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