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03-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I purchaded this car from Geo.Collins Honda dealer in Herstmonceux, East Sussex Part exchanging My Honda IMA Hybrid a manual car to this Jazz an automatic for medical reason. I am extremely happy with both the car and George Collins (Honda) Ltd who were fanastic!

In fact I am very happy with all the cars I have purchased from them -all being Honda - Honda Civic Type R, Honda IMA (Hybrid and now a Honda Jazz.

The Jazz is exactly as I thought it would be, reliable, very practicable, economical to run (on par with my Honda IMA if not better) and I for one like both the hard ride the steering (similar to the type), that I understand many are complaining about? Positive steering and road holding would not be as good if the suspension was softened up to accomadate those that dislike this firm ride.

Overall I amk extremely please with the car, as I have been with all the Honda's I have owned.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

The car itself is great. It has a number of niggling annoyances though.
1/ There are 5 warning bleeps if you don't have your seatbelt on when the ignition is switched on.
2/ There are warning bleeps for many things. One day I had a warning bleep for :- no seatbelt on, one for service required, one for frosty conditions and one for low fuel all within the first two minutes of getting in the car.
2/ The Variable Service warning came on (oil change) at 5600 miles instead of 12500 miles like it is supposed to - Honda paid for this though after an email. Variable servicing is a potential large issue with this car.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

This is my third Jazz, the car is everthing I want. It is the right size for the 1.4litre engine, practical, adaptable, economic, versatile & the build quality is good, its a Honda.
I have very few negative comments I would like to see better quality carpets, a larger clutch foot rest like the civic`s to avoid wear on the carpets, a 6 speed manual gearbox the 6th gear being high ratio to reduce engine revs when cruising from 60 mph plus, the road speed to engine revs ratio is high, if this was lower it would further enhance fuel economy.Many car makers have 6 speed as standard.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Our 3rd Jazz and the best yet. We're not typical Jazz owners as we are in our early 40s with 2 children aged 12 and 10. The Jazz is our main car and with such a huge boot and fold flat seats we don't see the need to get anything bigger. Our previous Jazzs have taken us to France on a number of occasions and we can get everything into the car without the need for roof racks etc. Very pleased that our new Jazz has more grown up features like cruise control and traction control and the children love the glass roof !

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

If this car was a person it would be my Mum. I can rely on it getting me comfortably to work when I'm bleary in the morning, de-stress me during shopping trips, very economical, a head turner in the car park. Not so keen on the electronic bleeps and bongs, but doesn't stop me recommending others from buying one.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Hybrid, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have had no troubles since new,and I bought this car. because my previous petrol jazz gave me three years of trouble free motoring/. For a car that does mostly citywide trips.and a driver with a heavy foot.my car seems to to be very resilient.no expenditure so far.

Cost: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

The jazz is one of the top rated small hatchbacks according to car trade data and I have not found any reason to believe otherwise. I budget ł20 per week for fuel and seldom use that much and rarely ever need to top up the oil.

Cost: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

A really well built, incredibly practical and economic car, its pace has saved me a fortune in speeding fines, the gearbox fault was down to my bad habit of driving with my hand on the gear lever, won't be doing that any more.

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

An excellent all round good car, ride could be a little better. Servicing costs are rather high. Economy good, performance good. Interior space and versatility excellent for size of car. Would recommend to many people.

Cost: 3/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Apart from the clock losing a minute a week the car has performed faultlessly returning 50 mpg on motoway and dual carriageway and 60 mpg on long "normal" road journeys. What more can you ask for?

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Delighted with the car. On a motorway at 50mph fir 14 minutes (ie reasonably steady driving) the performance was 54.6mpg. Even with quite a lot of short journeys in town it does about 35mpg.

Cost: 5/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Exceptionally practical car with very good economy for a petrol car, and tremendously reliable. It is really surprising how much can be carried in the car with its virsatile seat layouts.

Cost: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

In 10 years nothing has gone wrong with the car other than the expected wear and tear items. At the time a very economical car however there are lots of cheaper cars to run these days.

Cost: 4/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never let me down in ten years of motoring. Servicing isn't cheap, but I go to a decent independent garage every year; fuel consumption has remained consistently around 48mpg.

Cost: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

The best car i have owned by miles. My children and my wife go out in the car i have no worries i no they will come back with out breaking down I trust that car with my life.

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

amazing space and great flexibility; handling good ; ride poor; Honda dealer good but not as good as toyota local dealer [previous car]; More expensive than toyota to service

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very Good. Very reliable. Suspension a bit hard. Terrible reflections from the top of the dash, in the windscreen, when the sun is low .
Exceptional fuel consumption 58 mpg

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I have owned Hondas for the past 12 years (my wife also has a 5 year old Jazz) and have found them all to be well made, reliable, economical and a pleasure to drive

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Everything works and just keeps on working just fine. I have not spent a penny on it apart from fuel and screen wash. I would like it to be a bit more economical.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing has required attention besides normal service. Fuel consumption varies between 40 and 55.service charges are sensible, tyres wear is more than expected.

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Have had car nearly 6 years. tyres and windscreen wipers are the only things which have needed replacing. Servicing is expensive beause we take it to dealer.

Cost: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Starts 1st time, every time. never need to put oil in. mots generally straight forward and inexpensive. After having larger vehicles this is far better.

Cost: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Everything works and it is totally dependable and reliable. Low insurance good mpg and reasonable ved tax. totally reliable with 4 years free servicing.

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My Honda Jazz is the best car that I have owned in more than 40 years driving. The dealership, also, is excellent. I would recommend Honda to anyone.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Automated gear-box is a very poor and inadequate replacement for the CVT in my previous Honda Jazz, Very disappointing, even worse than I expected.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I recently went on a trip to bournemouth and back a total of 309 miles the car returned an average of just 35 mpg using mostly a roads!

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

This is the i-shift version which is great once you adapt to it, but still requires development for smoother changes in low gear.

Cost: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Best small car around. Boot space is amazing and it can easily carry 8 foot lengths without having to sit up on the dashboard.

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

An economical, low insurance cost day to day carry all. With the added luxury of total reliability that comes with a Honda.

Cost: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never failed to start in daily use in over 9 years, except due to battery failure. No consumables expense other than petrol.

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

You don't mention packaging. If you did, for its size, the original Jazz is still at the top of the small car tree.

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does what I expected. Model changed within months of purchasing so not up to the latest spec. Happy to buy again.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It's never let us down. Apart from fuel, insurance (reasonable), service it hasn't cost us anything.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never let me down even in winter. Average fuel consumption about town, part and service acceptable.

Cost: 3/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is my second Jazz and would say it is the best car I have owned in the 35 years of driving

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Clutch went at 5500 miles, otherwise fine. Service a bit expensive, replacement clutch dear.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in nearly 3 years. Dealer service quite expensive, decent mpg, cheap insurance.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol

Nothing has gone wrong in 4 years apart from a recall. Servicing and spares are expebsive.

Cost: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Ideal all purpose vehicle for passenger or goods transport. Economical and practical.

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It lived up to everything the Salesman told me! The first time I could ever say this!

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My car is pretty good, but there are a few minor issues I'd like to change.

Cost: 2/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Excellent with tyresoil never added (changed only at scheduled services).

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I just love it and am eagerly awaiting the launch of the hybrid version.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Its very good. Only Gripe is the dashboard reflection in the windscreen

Cost: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I am elderly and it suits me fine. I have owned 50 cars in my lifetime.

Cost: 3/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very good town car and practiable CVT gear box is o/k but not the best

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

this is my second Jazz and I think it is a great car to drive and own

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems during ownership. Cheapest car to run that I have owned.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems at all. Good mpg. servicing cheap (tyres a bit pricey).

Cost: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

nice car, with a good overall package and has drawbacks of any car.

Cost: 1/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Absolutely no problems. Fuel economy excellent. no parts replaced.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Its the top range model & i-shift which makes it a great package.

Cost: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Totally reliable. Servicing is very expensive for a 1400cc car.

Cost: 2/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Nothing beats a honda! Parts not cheap otherwise good overall.

Cost: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No unserviceabilities since new. Phenomal fuel consumption.

Cost: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Has never once let me down in 6+ years. High service costs.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Faultless, very reliable. Manufactures servicing expensive.

Cost: 3/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Best car I've ever owned, comfortable, roomy, economical

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Nothing gone wrong yet. Not had to spend anything yet.

Cost: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does exactly what is required whenever it is required.

Cost: 5/5
-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Honda should have created this mK 2 jazz before 2008

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good. 1st serviceneeded 7000 miles 2nd 15000.

Cost: 2/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Lived up to Motoring Press descriptions- a 5* car

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Lower mpg than the makers claim.

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

2009 Jazz is the best car I have ever driven.

Cost: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only ever replaced a tire and screen wash etc

Cost: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

One minor guarantee repair in nine years. X.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

its the best car i have driven by a mile

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I thought I can get more mpg out of it!

Cost: 3/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

No trouble from new. Seems cost are ok.

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It has come up to all my expectations.

Cost: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Very practical and economic, reliable.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent car, MPG good, colour nice,

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Will take some beating in this class

Cost: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

No issues. Servicing too expensive.

Cost: 3/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

So good I would buy the same again.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. Cheap so far.

Cost: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never missed a beat. Astounding.

Cost: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

very satisfied I love my jazz

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Best small car on the market

Cost: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Execellent. Very reasonable.

Cost: 5/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

brilliantly awsome

Cost: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Brilliant

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Billiant

Cost: 5/5