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Basic observations with compared with the Toyota Yaris (each to their own, don't judge), which we're looking at to replace our current Yaris;

1 - Hi RFL price band (D-100+)
2 - 2k+ more than equivalent Yaris
3 - Poor warranty against Toyota's 100k miles 5yrs
4 - Poor kit / spec levels
5 - Poor fuel economy
6 - Even poorer Hybrid Fuel Economy and system in general in comparison to Toyota's.

Think I've just talked us out of it, but still going to test drive one, but just wondering if I've missed something really obvious?

@scout you've got a Jazz in the family from memory iirc?
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My mother has a top of the range Jazz, 1.4, 7 speed auto (with flappy paddles), petrol. She loves it. Comfortable on long runs, very solidly built, roomy and versitile interior. Willing engine with fair MPG. Her only gripe was that she couldn't get it in a 'nice' colour (She's got the Bronze colour which is acceptable as its not one of the 100 versions of silver they do)
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My mother has a top of the range Jazz, 1.4, 7 speed auto (with flappy paddles), petrol. She loves it. Comfortable on long runs, very solidly built, roomy and versitile interior. Willing engine with fair MPG. Her only gripe was that she couldn't get it in a 'nice' colour (She's got the Bronze colour which is acceptable as its not one of the 100 versions of silver they do)
It'll be the build quality and engine ability that'll sell it if anything, going to try one on Wednesday all being well.
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It'll be the build quality and engine ability that'll sell it if anything, going to try one on Wednesday all being well.
If your going petrol make sure you do some foot to the floor driving, get the V-tech working (its fun)
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Re: Honda Jazz

I tried Jazz while shopping for UFI, I looked at the Yaris but disliked it to the point of not bothering with a drive.

Apparently the Hybrid Jazz drives really well (yeah, Toyota's hybrid is 'better'), we of course do not get the Jazz HEV in Oz.

Anyway, I thought once you go Fiat you won't go back?
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Went for the Yaris for the 2nd time around in the end, was a no brainer, spec outshone the Jazz, and then there was the price also

A friend who works at a Honda main dealers selling them even said the Jazz is no competition against most if you're going top spec.
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