2006 Honda Jazz Sport 1.5 petrol from Australia and New Zealand



General Comments:

Have just replaced a 2003 1.3 manual with a new Jazz Sport 1.5 VTEC with CVT and 7 speed manual option.

Already much livelier than the old model. The new instruments are great (I like the way they light up when you open the doors), and the steering wheel stereo controls and gear option change are great and easy to use.

The car came with nasty 9 spoke 15" mag wheels, which have been changed for 17" wheels (8 thin spokes) with tyres up to 205 from 185. The car isn't run in enough to try out the handling yet, but the ride and steering are better than the old model.

Only thing I missed at first was a foot rest, but I don't notice it after owning the car for 7 days.

It's bright metallic gold and has had charcoal metallic stripes added. Will have the windows tinted and the headlights covered in gold contravision just to complete the effect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2006

2006 Honda Jazz SE 1.4DSI from UK and Ireland


Not cheap, but worth it for the peace of mind


The car is only a couple of months old, but there were no faults on delivery, and no early problems have arisen.

General Comments:

This car was purchased as a replacement for my wife's Vauxhall Corsa. She loved the Corsa, but having given 7 years decent service, it was starting to pick up a number of annoying repairs and we dreaded a big bill at the next service/MOT.

We've had a couple of Honda's in the family and have had no problems with either the cars or our local dealer, so we decided to look at a Jazz. The car has met all expectations:

It appears really well built, albeit the doors seem just a bit too 'tinny' and lightweight.

As others have commented, it is extremely spacious inside.

The SE model is equipped with just about everything you could want in a small runabout. The latest models even have an MP3 input - something that Honda and the dealer don't seem to have publicised - strange, as it is a real plus point for my kids with their ipods.

The only real gripe at the moment is that the fual economy is not as good as expected - our old technology Corsa got better. However, I'm hoping that things will improve a little once the car has loosened up a bit.

The Jazz isn't cheap to buy (in the UK at least) and it's hard to haggle much of a discount, but I'm hoping it's worth the extra money in terms of reliability and geberal durability - we tend to hang on to our cars for several years. The Jazz always tops reliability surveys.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2006

6th May 2006, 15:45

We've also bought a Jazz. Very happy with it. I think it suits the 'Big-small' tag better than the new Yaris.

Regarding the fuel economy, ours is very impressive for less than 500 miles (CVT). As this engine uses knock sensors with the aim of maximising compression you will see better economy with BP ultimate or optimax - but I would run it in before using it.