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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Spark gap
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 03:43:49 PM »
1.1 mm +0 -0.1
Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: How to define unreliability.
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 03:37:42 PM »
We have a number of engineering bods on the forum and I wondered if there is an engineering definition of "unreliable" for any given piece of technology?
We used to measure Mean Time Between Failures. MTBF would be measured in Hours, Miles, Cycles, or whatever was appropriate for the piece of kit.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Selling a car privately
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 03:17:54 PM »
When I sold the Volvo, the guy told me he would try and get there on time, but if he was a little late it was because he had two buses and a 15 minute walk to get here. It wasn't 100 miles, but I was fairly confident he was interested!
« Last post by daveyboy on Today at 02:15:01 PM »
As to the cvt you have to pay more on most motability aps and i remember even the jazz used to be over the thousand mark so they have come down a lot whereas other aps for many are a lot higher.
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Spark gap
« Last post by degzi on Today at 02:03:15 PM »
Just checking is the spark gap 1.1mm
1.3 engine
« Last post by daveyboy on Today at 01:59:58 PM »
It certainly is if you don't want a CVT and more height. Straight forward Jazz is nil upfront. Unfortunately CVT does require payment.
Given it's reliability record it should be a no brainer.

Well the honda jazz is no sports car in seating area and is pretty high driving position unless you need to climb up but for most disabled even in wheelchair its just right.
Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: How to define unreliability.
« Last post by ColinB on Today at 01:23:36 PM »
There’s another thread about “reliability” that’s worth a browse:
Some comments in there about what we mean by “reliability”, eg some contributors felt that only defects that actually immobilised a car would be reason enough to call the car unreliable. Some surveys use data from warranty companies, ie if an owner has felt strongly enough about something to get it fixed under warranty then that gets factored into some quantitative measure of “reliability” (doesn’t work for manufacturer’s warranties though, they don’t publish that data, nor for defects that aren’t covered by the warranty).

Personally I think there’s a missing piece of the puzzle, which is the methodology for translating a list of defects into a measure of reliability. That would involve making assumptions about the severity of any defect, whether it affected safety, performance, environment, and any number of other things. That’s going to be very subjective. It’s probably possible to base something around your drug analogy but I doubt there’s a universally-agreed way of doing that.

Regarding your TPMS issue, it’s undoubtedly annoying for you and I wouldn’t belittle that. But it only occurs intermittently, it doesn’t prevent you driving the car (after manually checking the tyres, of course), and it can be reset easily. Should that brand the car as “unreliable” ?
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Get new Jazz with CVT?
« Last post by Ralph on Today at 01:18:00 PM »
I’ve had my cvt for a month having swapped from a 6 speed manual jazz, on a daily 40 mile commute both urban and motorway driving it is a revelation so easy no more swapping cogs for me! I tested a sport and would have liked one but I can’t live without climate control so plumped for an EX it accelerates faster than my old jazz on both urban and motorways and revs are lower on normal motorway driving. If you want to get a move on pushing the loud peddle past the notch at the bottom of travel revs it to the red line and surprises many bigger rep mobiles  ;) coming from a motorcycling background I love high reving engines
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Get new Jazz with CVT?
« Last post by jazzavac on Today at 12:50:17 PM »
Another positive opinion for CVT.

After few months of experience in urban stop and go driving I would never go back to manual.
Certainly, you will need some time to adopt your driving style to CVT gearbox.

As mentioned, you can always use paddles to manually control gear if you want, but normally you do not need to do that.

In my opinion, in city driving Honda CVT is far superior than PowerShift or DSG.

Also, try reversing and parking manoeuvring with CVT, you will find it extremely easy.

CVT may not be quickest transmission, but it is very smooth and keeps engine at optimal revs at all times, and it is up to you to select "D" for normal driving with good MPG or "S" for better perfomance.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Selling a car privately
« Last post by auntyneddy on Today at 12:14:09 PM »
I wish my price was just 10% less than a dealer. I checked all around for some idea of what to ask. One dealer was asking £6,249 for a Jazz EX roughly the same mileage which was a 10 plate and mine is a 60 plate. Yes he has to keep it till its was sold. Autotrader suggested circa £4400 to sell privately, the dealers price is nearly  £2000 above the private price. Honest John was above Autotrader at up to £5000 and a couple of others all roughly the same. At the moment I have an offer but it is a bit wierd as they are travelling by train/bus for some distance. I have asked what  happens if you don't like the car? I have an inquiry from over 100 miles way.  I have tried to be honest with description etc.  I read Auto Traders description suggestions and according their criteria our Jazz is immaculate but it ain't in my opinion just a good one.
It is just the niggling picky way they complain about a tiny dent on a car nearly eight years old. One wanted to know if an advisory last year had been attended too. I cracked the drivers door mirror two days prior to MOT and got the advisory. Mirror replaced immediately. They do not read the advert despite trying to get everything correct in detail and spec. I can see why Part Exchange is attractive but unfortunately not possible with a Motability car.
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