One of the best I have owned
I ordered this car with factory fitted spoilers, mag wheels and side skirts. I have had the windows tinted. Of all the cars I have owned (around 30) I have had more comments on the Jazz than any other.
It is ultra reliable and economical - on a 498km run it used 30 litres.
It is comfortable on the open road and has an excellent third gear for overtaking 80-130km is quite quick.
Ride is a bit choppy and the electric power steering took a bit of getting used to as it felt heavy in the straight ahead position. I have driven the upgraded model (released here in NZ last year) and both ride and steering were improved.
Love it! Trouble is the new model isn't available until early 2007 and my lease expires in July 2006.
Considered an elderly person's car, but I can get around corner with all 4 tyres squealing!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th January, 2006