What car for an older couple?

My parents are ready to sell their Y reg Ford Mondeo 1.8 with 58,000 miles and 06 model Honda Jazz 1.2 and buy one new car.

At 85 years old, seats, ride comfort and air con are their highest priorities.

They are considering a Ford Focus 1.6 and Honda Jazz 1.4. Friends have confused them by suggesting Citroen and Mazda for comfort. Can you help narrow down this selection. What do you feel about these choices and are they missing a trick?

Asked on 1 November 2011 by MR, Cheltenham.

Answered by Honest John
The new Jazz from February 2011 is much more comfortable than Jazz used to be. That would be a good choice.
Similar questions
We have a 3-year old Audi Q5 that has done 55,000 miles. The tyres on it are 285/30 ZR 22, for which we can’t seem to get hold of replacements. Will other tyres fit? When we input the car registration...
We have a Volvo V70 automatic diesel and while it is very comfortable and economical, it is now getting more difficult to get in and out of it as the seats are quite low. Can you suggest a good replacement...
I am looking to buy a used Jaguar XF; BMW 5; Mercedes E or Audi A6. My Budget is a flexible £22k. Prime consideration is comfort - both in seats and ride quality. I probably would not recognise 'handling'...
Related models
Very good to drive. Comfortable on long distances. Well built interior. Good value as a used buy. TDCi diesels offer great economy. Huge estate versions ideal for load lugging.
Refined and upmarket feel to the cabin. Comfortable and quiet on the move. More efficient petrol and diesel engines. Better ride quality. Excellent £750 Driver Assist Pack.
Spacious and high quality interior. Easy to get in and out of. Retains 'Magic Seat' versatility. Officially capable of 62.8mpg.
 

Value my car