What reliable car should I replace my Honda Jazz with?

I currently have an almost six year old Honda Jazz 1.4 ES which I have had from new. It has been very reliable and I have been happy with it. I thought of replacing it with a new Jazz but noticed in one of your replies that you do not recommend the manual version. I am looking for a reliable, manual, petrol for a mixture of long and short journeys with a decent sized boot so that luggage can be carried out of sight. The budget would be that of a mid spec (SE) Jazz. What would you recommend?

Asked on 15 January 2017 by JB

Answered by Honest John
They are low geared and not very powerful. Shame that Honda did not import the 1.5 i-VTEC engine. But the Jazz should be better with the new Honda 1.0 Turbo engine, probably arriving this year. I'd look at a Peugeot 2008 1.2 PureTech 130 as well.
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