A bit slow but very practical and top quality
Nothing, but the car has only done 1000km.
Bought this car, which will mainly be used by my wife, after test driving the Yaris, Swift, Mazda 2 and Colt. The others all had their good points and most were a bit quicker than the Jazz, but none could match it for all round practicality.
Certainly it's slow away from the lights - our old Echo felt marginally quicker - but if you use the gears and keep up the revs it can easily match traffic flow and has some very handy mid range performance - good for cruising and overtaking. It also handles really well, is comfortable and in fact, quite fun to drive.
Interior space is massive for the class and everything feels very good quality. I like the looks, especially the exterior. However I really didn't like the 'fake alloy' wheel trims that seem to be fitted to most base models these days, so I got genuine alloys thrown in as part of the deal, which also included mats, on-road costs and a 5 year warranty and roadside assistance. All for $18,750!
Judging by our previous experience with a CRV and comments by other Jazz owners it should be very reliable.
We're very happy with the Jazz as our 'second car' but for anyone using it as their only vehicle I'd recommend the 1.5 model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th February, 2009