Just got a Squier VMJ 5 and....
HOLY CRAP!!! I am very impressed with this instrument all the way around. Neck profile feels great, love the tone, love the looks, and love the price. I will admit, I have been a bass snob in the past, only playing high end Ibby BTB's and Warwicks, but this Squier blew me away this past Saturday. I even got complemented MANY times on how good it sounded. I initially planned to turn this into my next project bass, new top, electronics, hardware and whatnot, but I may just leave it alone. I still may put a nice top on it, just so I can lighten the body up a bit. It is pretty heavy, but bearable. Just wanted to pass this along to anyone looking for a huge bang-for-the-buck jazz.
Basses are like boobs, I want to play with all of them, some longer than others.