Is the mk1 Honda Jazz a reliable car?

I want to buy a used Honda Jazz (mk1), with a manual or automatic gearbox. Do you recommend this car at all? If so, which engine is best for economy and reliability?

Asked on 20 September 2016 by gabrivka

Answered by Honest John
The CVT-7 is higher geared and therefore is more economical. But 2001-2008 are now old cars with a slightly complicated eight plug iDSI engine so you can't expect them to be as reliable as they were eight years ago. I'd say a first generation Toyota Yaris 1.0 or 1.3 is probably a bit more reliable.
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