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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 EX 5dr

    marcus lindham Date: 19/10/2008
    • 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

    My car

    Had not previously thought of buying a Jazz until I drove a 1.4 EX yesterday and was very impressed especially in relation to Honda's attention to detail, the improved looks and ride plus the overall appeal of the car. It's better to look at than the Nissan Note and the interior is more flexible/spacious. Compared with the new Fiesta, the Fiesta handles better colleagues and friends who own Fords all complain of reliability problems and poor customer service. Where as other people I know have had no problems from their Honda's and the service provided to them has been very good. I think Whatcar have been too harsh by giving the Jazz 3 stars, I think it's definately worth 4 stars and with all the excellent reviews from past and present owners of the previous Jazz I don't think Whatcar's opinion will stop this car being a sales success. I should know I placed an order for one yesterday.

  • 1.4 ES 5dr

    Graham Martin Date: 18/10/2008
    • 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

    My car

    Well to be fair I only test drove it today! But i was very impressed. Took it down some bumpy roads, the handling was fine, it was nippy, and the room inside for a small car is incredible. I felt like I was sitting in a mini people carrier. The Jazz seems very open, and it was easy to drive. I came back down the motor way on the way back, and held a conversation with the wife in a normal tone of voice. The radio was easy to use, the steering wheel on the model I am getting has the stereo controls on it as standard (unlike the new fiesta I was looking at). The only (small) criticism is the hot/cold knob, and the one for the fan speed, which are a bit clunky. Having said that, on the top range EX, you have to scroll through the options which is a pain if you are driving. I will report in a couple of months...

  • 1.4 EX 5dr

    alistair venning , leicestershire . Date: 17/10/2008
    • 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 went to see this car at a honda dealers in mountsorral leicestershire and i was amazied how up to date it was after seeing the new ford fiesta the previous week,it is everything a 21st century car should be.I have not driven the Jazz yet only sat in it i was suprised by the amount of space , i did not feel cramped at all, in fact i had as much space in the jazz as my mk1 ford focus.The Jazz so has so many decent features such as the amazing panoramic glass roof that can it shame most small cars,All round disc brakes are a great asset when most small car makers are still using those horrid drum brakes at the back,when i saw them on the new 2008 fiesta i about rolled around laughing, they were even on the Zetec s model it was just a joke to be honest.I have seen the future of small cars and it the Honda Jazz.As soon as finances permit i will be going to down to francis honda and trading in my 2.0 ford focus for a nice Jazz 1.4 EX

  • 1.4 ES 5dr

    John Mcloughlin , Lancashire . Date: 18/09/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    We bought the car from a Honda main dealers in Blackburn, we picked it up on the Sunday and took it back on the following Wednesday.

    It is great on small journeys, but if you are in the car for 40 minutes or more you will struggle with the comfort of the seats, especially the front passenger seat as there is no or very little adjustments.

    Me and my wife drove for about 20 miles, when we got out of the car we were both in pain. the seats are so uncomfortable and lacking in support, it is a wonder that they have never been recalled.

    The seats have a seam running through them and I think this is the main cause of the discomfort, combining this with the short wheel base it gives the driver and passenger too hard a ride.

    We paid £12,310.00 and it feels like we are driving a new car of around £5-7,000.

    This ride quality is not what I expected to get from a Honda, also the lack of customer care was astounding, both from Honda Uk and the dealership, the attitude was that of you have bought the car, it is your problem.

    The car looks and runs great and gives very good MPG, just don't try to drive far in it, you will feel the pain.

    We now own a good looking £12,310.00 Honda, that we have to put cushions in. Come on Honda, take us out of the cheap seats.

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