Looking to buy a 2005 Honda Jazz car? Used Car Expert has thousands of 2005 Honda cars for sale from 2005 Honda car dealers and private sellers across the UK.
2005 (54 Reg)
2005 (55 Reg)
Universally accepted as a clever car, the Honda Jazz can take 5 adults and your luggage. What's clever about that? Well, you can also much about with the seats - they slide and fold and come out - and make a temporary panel van for trips to Ikea.
Honda only do diesel engines reluctantly and in comparison to their petrols, not that well. So the 1.4 petrol engine makes up most of the market. But the good news is the 1.4P offers 48 mpg, is pokey around town and manages a refined cruise.
Prices don't vary that much from one spec to another, so try and get atlesat SE if you can. Avoid the very early ones as they had some minor technical problems and think carefully before taking one in that ghastly metallic pink; will it sell on?
Because a lot of pensioners buy Jazzs there are a number of automatics on the market, which can be nice, but can also wear out and cost more than a clutch on a manual to fix. Cars over 6 years old depreciate more quickly despite low average mileage.
It's not until they are 7 years old that Honda Jazz residuals drop below £5,000. The cheapest in the market will be just under £4,000. A sweet spot is around 5 years old when average miles are 31,000 and prices drop under £8,000.
Like so many small cars, the Honda Jazz 1.4P only does 6,000 miles a year on average over a lifetime. Although cars that have had one owner for their first three years tend to be higher, so avoid those and buy cars with more owners and less miles.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Honda Jazz you would aim to buy a 7 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.