Honda models get top accolades in Britain’s ultimate car reliability and satisfaction survey

Two Honda models have achieved excellent results in the 2003 Auto Express Driver Power survey.

The Jazz wins the Best Reliability and Best Practicality sections of the Survey, and the S2000 the Best Performance and Best Gearbox sections.

The Driver Power report said of the Jazz's reliability:

"Unlike most small cars which are invariably built to a price and knocked out of the factory by the thousand, the Jazz feels as thoroughly engineered and built as an aircraft. Our readers told us the Jazz possesses a level of integrity that makes almost everything else in the class look like something lashed together by a Scrapheap Challenge team."

And of the model's practicality, the magazine concluded:

"From the land that brought us miniaturisation and origami, we have the world's most exquisitely packaged supermini. And everything works so flawlessly and simply every time ."

Turning to the S2000, the Auto Express report said of its performance:

"Honda has always had a reputation for building great engines, but in the 2.0-litre fitted to the S2000, the firm has excelled itself. It is a truly remarkable piece of engineering which makes the S2000 one of the most intoxicating sports cars on the market."

And of the car's gearbox:

"Five years ago you would have been hard pressed to find a racing car with a gearchange as precise and accurate as this. Impeccably engineered, it blends mechanical feel with the accuracy of a brain surgeon."

More than 25,000 drivers took part in Driver Power 2003, the biggest and most comprehensive survey carried out by a weekly motoring magazine. They completed a detailed questionnaire that appeared both in the magazine and on the Auto Express website in January.

The full results, including the Driver Power Top 100 cars, plus the best cars in 10 categories covering key ownership issues, from reliability and build quality to handling, ride and comfort, are published in the Driver Power 2003 special issue of Auto Express.

Published : 26/03/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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