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I want to buy a new small car, probably a hatchback. I'm looking at the Toyota Yaris, Suzuki Swift, Nissan March, Honda Jazz, or Mazda 2. Anyone have any experience with any of these, good or bad? Any thoughts about quality, need for maintenance, etc.? Value for money? Are there any duds in that group? Anything outstanding? I'm interested in any feedback you can give!

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There is a new honda city coming soon 1.0 turbo, 120hp, 200nm and fuel economy +23km/l (by the ecocar phase 2 rules). The new jaz will come after that sometime. There is also a new almera coming as well. I would go for the new city for its size and power over the ecocars you mentioned. The city will be released sometime in November. My wife has a 2.13 swift and we may sell that to get the city if she likes it. I don't mind the swift, but I much prefer to drive our crv, especially on longer trips. 

http://www.headlightmag.com/all-new-honda-city-coming-thailand-2019/

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I have a Jazz, chose it for its large carry capacity, it has carried more than its fair share of DIY materials ( sand, cement , 2.5m lengths of pvc/wood/ steel etc ), certainly the most flexible hatchback among your list.
Has also carried me and the gf 55,000 km’s around Thailand in the last 3 years without any complaints.

Have no experience of the others but the Jazz has served me admirably.

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They're all the same in terms of quality, reliability, etc.

 

It just all comes down to what you prefer looking at.

 

Some may say Mazda 2 handles the best, but it's a pointless trait in a car used as an appliance.

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All new cars are pretty much the same, buy the one with the best deal or you like the look of. Personally i would go for the Mazda 2.

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25 minutes ago, transam said:

I like the Swift....

I like mine, but on the 2013 model the caliper pins are not too good. They get noisy after a while. I will be changing mine again at the next service. Greasing them will quieten them but only lasts a couple of months. Apart from that, no other complaints. I'm sure the new model is better all around. 

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1 hour ago, DavisH said:

 Greasing them will quieten them but only lasts a couple of months. Apart from that, no other complaints. I'm sure the new model is better all around. 

Don't use grease - washes out. Use Neverseez - or Koprkote

 

neverseez.jpg

koprkote.jpg

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52 minutes ago, canthai55 said:

Don't use grease - washes out. Use Neverseez - or Koprkote

Roadrunner is curious... where do they sell this stuff?

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