What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For It's flexible, well equipped, easy to drive and reliable

Against It has a firm ride, and it's noisy. It's also expensive to buy and service

Verdict Pricey, but Jazz owners are the most satisfied supermini drivers around

Go for… 1.4 i-DSI

Avoid… Pre-2003 cars

Honda Jazz Hatchback
  • 1. Town run-arounds like the Jazz tend to pick up dings and scratches, so inspect the bodywork carefully
  • 2. The split rear seats fold flat and the bases can tip up for another self-contained storage area behind the front seats
  • 3. Try to avoid any cars built before spring 2003 because that's when the suspension was improved
  • 4. Ensure the door mirrors are undamaged and adjust properly - they're expensive to fix
  • 5. The Jazz's exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve can get stuck, which leads to the engine responses becoming jerky
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