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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The steering wheel is fully adjustable and there’s an excellent driving position, although the seats are a little on the firm side. Good all-round visibility from the tall design and large glass areas make the Jazz great in town while the attractive cabin has a clear layout and chunky switches which are user-friendly. The model was given an interior freshen-up in late 2004, which meant a redesigned fascia and self-illuminated controls similar to the Accord on SE and Sport models.

Thoughtful use of space means that the Jazz seats five without anyone having to breathe in. The seats are comfortable for pottering around town, but not supportive enough for longer trips. Road noise can be a problem too – it’s tolerable at low speeds, but on the motorway the drone can become irritating. Despite its tall design, there’s no problem with wind noise and the engine is well insulated.