The Honda Jazz is Britain’s best car for retained value, according to an annual report by Parker’s, a leading UK car buyer web site.
The Jazz includes many features of a bigger car – load space, driving feel, high-spec equipment – and the benefits of excellent fuel economy, low emissions and the modest running costs of a small car.
“The latest version of the Honda Jazz picks up where the previous model left off as a very desirable used car,” said Kieren Puffett, Editor at Parker’s.
“A combination of incredible flexibility for a vehicle of its size, the interior space of a much larger car and low running costs make it just as appealing to used car buyers as it does to those choosing new. It proved to be the safest investment on four wheels during 2009,” Mr Puffett said.
Parker’s annual survey compared the current, private resale value of almost 300 model ranges [in good condition with 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometres) on the clock] to the price of a new vehicle 12 months earlier.
The index showed that small cars experienced the lowest depreciation value, with models in this class making up 35 of the top 40 places in the survey.
Since its debut in October 2002, the Honda Jazz has sold more than 64,000 units in Australia. The economical light hatch is one of Honda Australia’s most popular models