2003 Honda Jazz 1.4 SE 1.4 from UK and Ireland
A very intelligently designed small car.
There have been no faults or breakdowns. The only repairs have been due to bodywork damage, incurred as a result of a cyclist riding his bike into my wife's stationary vehicle.
The car is not particularly quick.
It is comfortable.
The interior space is particularly well designed. It is comfortable for four and at a push five. It has an airy cabin environment.
It is economical on petrol, having always returned over 40mpg. Capable of up to 50 mpg. on a run.
The quality of construction is very impressive.
I have driven various Volkswagens over the past 25 years, including much driving on the continent. In that time I have had no breakdowns on these lengthy continental trips. If the Honda matches those levels of reliability, then I will consider it to have been a very worthwhile purchase.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2007
16th Aug 2007, 16:49
I have now owned this car for about 6 months and nothing has gone wrong. I have just returned from a trip round Germany with my wife. In that time I have found it to be a very comfortable and capable performer. Moreover, it has swallowed up all of the luggage which we brought with us from England. It was also used on to transport a large chest on the return journey from Germany. It is 'tardis-like' in terms of its interior space.
8th Feb 2013, 01:27
Would you recommend it to a small family? I have a Meriva, but it's just too big now my boys have no need for buggies any more.
2nd Aug 2014, 13:04
No, not the most reliable car. Get a Hyundai Getz, i30, Mazda 2 or Toyota Vitz instead.
5th Aug 2014, 11:12
I'm afraid the Mazda 2, Vitz or i30 can't hold a candle to the interior room and storage capability of the Jazz. I stuck a 10kg load washing machine (still in its box) in the back with no problem.
4th Apr 2017, 17:33
You must be joking. The Honda Fit has been consistently rated along with the Vitz/Yaris to be the most reliable hatch.