Car: 2006 Suzuki Swift 1.3 AMT
Join Date: 10th February 2012
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Want a Civic- but Jazz more practical...
First, let me start by thanking everybody who has contributed to my threads here on this forum. I know I have asked a lot of question and put people's patience to the test.
As some of you may know, my next car (which I will probably get very soon now- yes, the administrative paperwork from my municipality has almost been taken care of) will be a car for a disabled driver (me).
We have a son (14 months old) so we need a car that is very practical as a family car (pram, buggy etc.) and my crutches and holiday packing.
Thing is, as much as I like the Civic, due to back problems, the car has to have easy entrance and load height.
I really want the Civic but I tried the Jazz, and while physically smaller than the Civic, it actually is easier for me to enter and has more leg room for back seat passengers. Hard to believe but it shows that Honda can really make a practical, spacious mini MPV.
A couple of gripes I have with the Civic:
Really have to "go down low", sorry for the bad choice of words here, in order to enter it and when I pump up the seat to where I'd like it be be, I have quite a bit of the sun visor in my line of sight. Lowering the height of the seat helps but then I would probably have to pump it back up before getting out of the car.
On the plus side, the Civic feels nicer then the Jazz and our pram fits in the boot (just!) with backseats ups. Needless to say, the boggy fits in there as well as it's smaller.
With the Jazz, the pram doesn't fit except if the 60:40 backseats are flipped down, which means we won't be able to carry as many passengers with the pram in the car. Not Sure if boggy goes in the boot without lowering seats.
The Jazz is slower too but I can get a top spec A LOT cheaper than the "Sport" Civic. Furthermore, I'm on unemployment benefit which is about to run out.
Anyone here with bad back/legs and 6 feet tall driving the Civic. Or any at the height at all. What do think about the sun visor being in the line of sight?
Hearts says Civic, wallet and logic says Jazz or an MPV.