Honda Car Forum


Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Honda Technical

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 27 Mar 2013, 03:02 am
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64
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!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 27 Mar 2013, 03:18 am
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 17

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.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 27 Mar 2013, 03:33 am
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 27

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
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 27 Mar 2013, 03:47 am
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1

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.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 27 Mar 2013, 04:02 am
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 104

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.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 27 Mar 2013, 04:26 am
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2

I had a Jazz and I changed it in 2009, I have regretted that decision every day since.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alternative to acura tl? Melissa Acura Technical 3 01 Jun 2011 11:16 pm
will changing the original tire size W/O changing the rim give the vehicle better MEOW! Acura Technical 6 21 Sep 2009 03:46 pm
what engine can i swap for 96 sohc non vtec without changing without changing the transmission? 3cbrito Honda Technical 0 15 Feb 2009 11:18 am
Alternative fuels Don W Honda 2 10 28 Mar 2006 07:31 am
Alternative sources for 2.20 NAVI DVD? boe Acura 0 03 Jul 2005 01:01 pm

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:15 am.

Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc. is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.