What alternatives should I consider to a used Honda Jazz hatchback?
The Jazz’s closest rival is the Nissan Note, which was introduced in 2005 and features the same sort of elevated seating. It has a more comfortable ride than the Jazz, but its boot and rear seats aren’t as clever. A second-generation version of the Note with similar attributes followed in 2013.
A slightly bigger alternative is the Citroen C3 Picasso. On sale since 2009, it has sliding rear seats to let you alter the balance between passenger and luggage space, and the ride is comfortable, putting the Jazz’s to shame. It’s reliability record is merely average, though.
If you like the idea of an elevated driving position, but want something a little more stylish, the Renault Captur (introduced in 2013) is worth considering. It looks like a small 4x4, despite all versions being front-wheel drive. Although it isn’t as spacious as the Jazz (or the Picasso), it also has sliding rear seats and a very comfortable ride.