What should I check when buying a second-hand Honda Jazz?

I'm thinking of buying a second-hand automatic Honda Jazz. What do I need to be aware of?

Asked on 10 February 2020 by Louise Warburton

Answered by Andrew Brady
Be careful - the Honda Jazz was briefly sold (between 2008 and early 2011) with the i-Shift automated manual gearbox which wasn't as good as the CVT auto which replaced it. I'd recommend looking at an older or newer model with the CVT transmission. Other than that, the Honda Jazz is generally a very reliable second-hand car. This should give you an idea of value: www.honestjohn.co.uk/used-prices/
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