Hi My wife bought a new Jazz in Dec 2011. She is enourmously happy with it, so am I except I've noticed a lot of chips on the bonnet. Also one of the door touched the plastic electric meter box on the side of our house when getting a baby seat out and paint just seemed to chip away so easily. We now have those door edge protectors, which obviously look a bit naff. The car has travelled around 3000miles. My 10 year old Civic with 180k on the clock has fewer chips that this. Some of these chips go right down to bare metal and many go to the white undercoat - which sticks out a lot when the car is dark blue. When we boought the car we were trying to get a different colour - can't quite remember it but very similar sounding name (Deep Sapphire Blue I think). They said the new colour was 96% the same whatever that means, but they couldn't show a sample as they didn't have one. We took a risk and can't tell the difference. Apparently it has a new name as it is a new manufacturer even though it look the same. Is this a problem with the new manufacturer? Has anybody else noticed this? Is it just the shape of the bonnet that attracts stone chips? We haven't heard any dings that you would expect for the severity of some of these. Or is it just because the car is dark blue that they stick out. Thanks mat.