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Used Honda Jazz 2008 - 2015 review

(2008 - 2015)
Honda Jazz (08 - 15)
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What's the used Honda Jazz hatchback like?

There are plenty of small cars that are more stylish or better to drive, but none are more practical than the Honda Jazz.

Its boot is larger than that of a Ford Focus, despite the Jazz being shorter than a Fiesta. What’s more, a series of flaps let you divide up the space to stop smaller luggage sliding around, and there’s a suspended net for loose items.

The cleverness doesn’t stop there. The rear seats cantilever down when you lower the backrests so they lie completely flat. Or alternatively, you can flip the bases up, like cinema seats, to fit bikes or other large items across the car.

When the rear seats are in place, a six-foot passenger can sit behind a similar-sized driver without their knees touching the seat in front. All the seats are also mounted higher than they are in most small hatchbacks to make it easier to get in and out.

Light steering makes the Honda Jazz pretty effortless to drive in town. However, the firm suspension jostles you and your passengers around. True, comfort improves with speed, but there’s so much wind noise at 70mph that you can hear little else.

The steering is rather vague, so on winding roads it’s difficult to find an enjoyable rhythm in the Jazz.

 

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