I'm looking at buying a small used car (auto), mainly for light city use (with the occasional 2-3 hour highway drive). I find that I usually don't do more than around 5000 km in a year. I was originally looking around $12,500 but am now considering stretching to about $15,000 for a Honda Jazz after I had a nice test drive in a cheaper hail damaged 2014 model. Would a Jazz be a reliable and affordable choice in the long run or is there something better I should be considering? I also test drove a Yaris because I'd heard good things but I hated the feel.
Yes, the Honda Jazz would be a good choice for your needs. It’s well built, commendably reliable, and should do everything you want it to.