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Old 27 Mar 2013, 02:02 am
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Default Changing my Honda Jazz - what would be a better alternative?

We've had the Jazz for five years and need to change it. Love the space inside (I'm 6 ft 3 - so need good height) and storage capacity. Like the fact its comfortable for 3 people in the back when needed, good economy too. Just hate driving it - it's a 1400 but feels underpowered and 'tinny', poor handling too. Admittedly its now got 120k on the clock so perhaps it used to be better and I can't remember!
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Old 27 Mar 2013, 02:18 am
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The Jazz is acclaimed as the most reliable car in it's class. So a change may disappoint. In your position I would test drive a new 1.4 to compare it's performance with yours. They put out 99 bhp which should be ample.
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Old 27 Mar 2013, 02:33 am
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If you're still looking at the supermini sector of the market then you're going to struggle to find a better alternative as the Honda Jazz is about the best you can get. For the space you could look at the Vauxhall Meriva or the Citroen C3 Picasso or maybe the Skoda Roomster. Hope this helps
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Old 27 Mar 2013, 02:47 am
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Well, the Honda Jazz appears to be pretty much the best in it's class so you may struggle to find something better. I can understand it must feel a bit slow being only a 1.4 but on the positive side Honda's are well built and very reliable. The only other possible alternative could be a Ford Focus as they probably have bigger engines and the handling is known to be very good. Not sure on the space inside though.
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Old 27 Mar 2013, 03:02 am
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As said the Jazz is probably the best small hatchback you can buy, especially for a taller person.















The only alternative I can think of that offers the same space and a better quality feel would be a Mercedes A class, but you're looking at big money for a well specced version that would show a 100bhp Jazz a clean pair of heels.































To be honest, I'd go and test a new Jazz, it might just be that yours is s bit tired after 120k miles.
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Old 27 Mar 2013, 03:26 am
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I had a Jazz and I changed it in 2009, I have regretted that decision every day since.
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