Which used Honda Jazz hatchback should I buy?
The 1.2-litre petrol engine feels underpowered, so it’s worth spending a little more to get the 1.4-litre.
Both came with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the alternative when the car first went on sale was Honda’s i-Shift automatic gearbox, which is best avoided because it causes the car to lurch disconcertingly whenever it changes up.
Fortunately, Honda dropped the iShift in favour of its CVT-7 auto gearbox in February 2011; this is much smoother, even if it does let the engine get raucous under hard acceleration.
A petrol-electric hybrid was added to the range at the same time, and this gets the CVT-7 gearbox as standard.
Our favourite used Honda Jazz: 1.4 ES-T manual