Lord of JAE.....
Car: 58' NHB Type R-GT
Join Date: 22nd September 2007
Location: Kent, UK
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I had an auto jazz as a loan car and tbh, it was a 'good' car (my 80+ yo grandfather would have loved it......), it had space, good seating position and a decent amount of cubby holes, however the 1.4 was not a great engine for any kind of speed, even in sport mode with the 7 speed flappy paddle thing, it was crap..... the engine took an age to move off, and had an annoying tone..... no doubt it would have been better if it was manual, but I can't imagine what the 1.4 would be like in the heavier Civic...... I mean you couldn't pull out in the Jazz if there was anything less than half a mile between you and the car coming. As well as that the gearbox sport mode sounded like it just made the engine louder and di not actual good at all. Also the handling was very poor, I mean to put a sport mode on a car that teeters as it goes round a long bend is just silly.
Anyways it was better than the Mazda 3 I got lent some time ago, that was truly awful, bad engine naff styling and really crappy load space.
Also worthy of note, the build quality puts the civ to shame (99.9% of the panels actually fitted the car!!!!!) and it comes with an Aux in port as standard!!! And has been said it is fairly economical, well as economical as a tiny engined auto can be.....