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What used car should I buy - Honda Jazz, Mazda 3, or Ford Fiesta?

I would appreciate your advice regarding buying a used automatic car. My options are a 2013 Honda Jazz 1.4 I-VTEC 20,000 miles, 2013 Mazda 3 1.6 Tamura 29,500 miles or a 2012 Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec 43,000 miles. All cost around the same.

Asked on 6 February 2017 by Jeremy Taggart

Answered by Honest John
The Jazz is a CVT-7, is generally very reliable and the Jazz has a brilliantly practical Tardis-like interior. A 2016 Mazda 3 will have the old 4-speed torque converter auto and isn't very economical, but is still a pleasant car to drive with proper all-independent suspension. A Fiesta 1.4 auto will have a 4-speed torque converter auto. For the money, the Honda is your best buy, followed by the Mazda, with the Fiesta as runner up. (I can't figure why a car that was cheaper to start with, is a year older and has a lot more miles is more expensive than the other two.)
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