2007 Honda Jazz VTi 1.5 vtec from Australia and New Zealand
An honest and reliable vehicle that will be around for a while. It will never be sporty or luxurious
Some creaks and a rattling noise have developed inside the dash not long after taking delivery of the car. It gets worse on warmer days.
Electric air con could be cooler.
Think of Jazz as a scaled down van and you will not be disappointed. It's spacious and frugal.
The primitive rear suspension layout and rock hard setting compromise both comfort and handling.
The EPS (electronic power steering) feels lifeless.
The relatively tall seating position allow you to get in and out of the car with ease. While the oversized controls on dash are cartoonish, they are easy to use.
It is probably the better representation of small vehicles. But design compromises mean it is not as refined or evolved as vehicles in a bigger class.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th December, 2007
For a basic model Honda the Jazz is very good. The car is economical to buy and to run. The car is also roomy when the seats are folded down. Good torque for a small car. My biggest issues with the new car were the noises it made 3 months after purchasing. My mechanics needed to re-tighten the engine mount screws, the screws fixating the license plate and something to do with the brakes.
For a brand new car one does not expect such noises. It took 6 months for my mechanic to even take any notice of my concerns. So if you have noises coming from your Jazz, make sure your mechanic checks everything before the warranty runs out.