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Honda Jazz (2008–2015)

Last updated 2 April 2018

Neatly styled. Increased room and better performance than original Jazz. better to drive. Very versatile. CVT-7 returned in February 2011 replacing i-SHIFT.
Six-speed i-SHIFT automated manual disliked and did not bring Jazz under 120g/km CO2. Gearbox bearing problems on manual.
Updated 2 April 2018

Report of two consecutive problems of i-shift transmission of a 2008 Honda Jazz 1.4iVTEC, once in 2015 when it was replaced, then it needed a "flush" in February 2018.

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Introduction

I don't have to persuade people into buying a Jazz. They love it anyway, for all of the sensible reasons I'd have used in my sales pitch.

So it's not an emotional decision based on looks alone, as it might be for a Fiat 500 or a MINI. It's the whole package: a car that's going to do everything you want, never let you down, and not cost a lot to run.

The 2008 Jazz takes everything people loved about the old Jazz. Then takes it all a couple of steps forwards.

You get an even more versatile interior. Better performance. Improved economy. And they've also made it handle and ride better, the two less than brilliant aspects of the old car that buyers tolerated because the rest of the car was so good.

Honda Jazz 2009 Preview Test

Honda Jazz 2009 Full Road Test

Honda Jazz 2011 and Hybrid Road Test

Honda Jazz 1.5 5-speed auto 2012 Road Test

Owners' reviews

4
Easy and quiet to drive.
5
Reliable, economical, practical but a bit slow
4
Roomy, Economical and Comfortable
4
Versatile, economical and satisfactory performance...but!
3
Great load carrier for local use.
5
More enjoyable than you would think
 

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