2012 Honda Jazz Hybrid 1.4 from Israel
Reliable, roomy, cheap to run, but underpowered
This is my second Honda, the first one being a Honda Civic LS saloon.
This is my first Hybrid with a CVT gearbox, not as good as a conventional automatic, but certainly a lot better than that awful I-Shift. My main problem with the car, is its lack of power. When I need to put my foot down to overtake on the motorway, the engine screams with high revs, but the car doesn't move very fast; I suppose that this is an inherent problem with a CVT gearbox.
I had previously driven cars, both the Honda Jazz I-shift and Toyota Corolla MMT, and they were truly horrible to drive, with jerky gear changes, rolling backwards at traffic lights, and I understand quite unreliable as well.
My car is made in Japan, is quite comfortable, roomy and quiet inside with very clever storage and seating options.
All in all, I am very satisfied, if a little disappointed with its performance potential.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th May, 2013