Punish yourself with a Honda Jazz/Fit. The CVT is the worst
CVT shuddering problem.
At cold start, rough idling.
Engine minor oil leak.
A few other minor things.
My company bought 5 of them for our sales reps, hearing good things about them, and it was a big mistake.
The worst part of the car is the CVT. No one seems to talk about it, but they just live with it. We have a few Fits (imported) and a Jazz in the family, which are mostly owned by elderly people and women who generally look at cars as A-B transport, hence the reviews here don't speak the truth.
Fuel economy fluctuates a lot, the gearbox is terrible, and the car feels like a cheap paper bag.
The Vitz we had before had double the km, but was a lot better in quality if you look at the mechanics.
The intent of buying these was to save fuel and running costs, but it did the opposite.
We have a fleet mechanic on site who looks after all vehicles and services them every 8-10k, so they were maintained well, but the cars are just rubbish. Honda always had a poor reputation of making the worst gearboxes. When I was a teenager, I owned a Honda Civic, an Integra and an Accord - good motors, but all had same issues - the transmission, and it is a major issue as it costs big bucks.
I'm glad we sold them all and went back to Toyota.
On the bright side - huge interior space, good seating position, nice interior.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th July, 2014