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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Honda price increases
« Last post by Nicksey on Today at 07:49:30 AM »
These days PCP seems to be increasing.

All very well spreading the cost but still a serious drain.

It amazes me the amount of new(ish) cars on the road, being driven by young people. I am 61, and remember when I first started driving. We looked for the best car we could afford, which would be a 6 or 7 year old car with anything from 40k on the clock up. We saved, and very few of my mates ever got a bank loan for a car. It was Sundays spent fettling with plugs and points, constantly checking and trying to keep the thing on the road as long as possible. It wasn't until my 40s that I could look at a reasonably new car, and then it was at least a couple of years old. I have never purchased a car with credit, and would never entertain leasing. When I look at the younger generation buying leases on cars like Mercs/Audis/BMW etc, and they're paying 300+ a month! It makes me realise why they moan so much.. especially when they always want the house with the dearest mortgage too. I can see why they are the 'I want it now' generation.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Tyres
« Last post by Lord Voltermore on Today at 07:18:10 AM »
In years gone by  summer tyres generally had enough  tread pattern to  get me up  my steep driveway if it snowed. Like most drivers I managed on summer tyres.  The all season tyres  at that time were too agricultural.     But that was then.

Nowadays most 'summer tyres' only seem to have straight deep grooves and maybe  a few sypes. .  These may clear water well,  and the rubber may be soft enough for good grip in warm conditions.     But  I cant get up my driveway if it snows, or up the grass track at the rear of my house if it rains.  If it snows i dont leave home if I cn avoid it. But many  times I have encountered snow during a journey,or had long term snow   and been very grateful for the all seasons.

I think most people who try modern all season tyres  are impressed with just how good they are. More than adequate in summer and a great improvement in the winter.  Not especially noisy, and in my experience tread wear is less than summer tyres.   

I know I am a passionate fan of all season tyre and keep bleating on about them. Its personal choice but  I really cant understand why people want tyres that are either  all or nothing, depending on the season. Maybe  those who want the very  best possible summer  and winter performance, who are willing to swop tyres twice or more each year . But even then they will often not be on the ideal tyre.  Is it the best choice for  for the weather this morning, and also this afternoon ? Higher up a mountain and also on a dry motorway? Is it the best performing brand in the wet and also in the dry?       But for most drivers in the uk and  flatter parts of europe  all seasons are a great compromise. 
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Range versus Tank Capacity - CLOSE CALL!
« Last post by aphybrid on Today at 06:50:34 AM »
At my last fill the indicated residual miles was 73, calculation using the mpg and tank capacity gave a residual actual of 103 miles which would have been approximately 1/2 gallon (2.27ltrs) difference, so might this be considered 'spare' for my sort of driving?
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Honda price increases
« Last post by Kremmen on Today at 05:28:29 AM »
These days PCP seems to be increasing.

All very well spreading the cost but still a serious drain.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Tyres
« Last post by Expatman on September 29, 2023, 10:29:41 PM »
You concerned me a bit re the comment on Goodyears. I have a set of Vector 4 Seasons Gen3 on my Yaris, so far they have been excellent. I ran on Goodyear UG winter tyres for years with no problems.
Searching the web I can find complaints and discussions on various forums detailing sidewall bulges or deformations on a whole host of tyre brands covering the last 15yrs or so. It looks like there have been a few cases of a known issue with certain tyre models over history, but there certainly doesn't seem to be any significant trend for any particular manufacturer.
I take comments from retailers with a slight pinch of salt these days, OK they may well be correct but there are also vested interests sometimes with different brands and outlets. Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part re the Goodyears, but I'm still slightly sceptical about most stuff unless I see some real independent evidence.

Ultimately you pay your money and make your choice, do whatever you feel comfortable with.

I have used Goodyear tyres for years and now on my third set of AllSeason Vector tyres, never had any problems. Do you really think a major tyre manufacturer like Goodyear would continue to produce tyres with questionable sidewall integrity? Development would have solved any problem years ago.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Honda price increases
« Last post by Hicardo on September 29, 2023, 07:42:36 PM »
Honda's price increases have been frightening.  Is a Crosstar well priced at 29K?  I don't think so  :o - we'll either see discounting by a few K, or lower sales.  Keeps the price of mine high on used market, but that's not the point.  As for the ZRV, I definitely can't afford one - simple as that.  Shame.  ::)
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Range versus Tank Capacity - CLOSE CALL!
« Last post by Hicardo on September 29, 2023, 07:37:20 PM »
To the OP - I should get your car checked if indeed the low fuel light had only just come on  :o
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Hybrid battery fail.
« Last post by Lincolnshire Rambler on September 29, 2023, 06:35:54 PM »
I have read somewhere (that I will try and find from where) the new gen Honda hybrids have been designed for 300,000 KM  before they need replacing. Unlike some super cars which are expected to run to just 60,000 K
Just keep up the servicing !
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Key fob acted strangely
« Last post by MikeG1944 on September 29, 2023, 05:32:32 PM »
Thanks for the reply Howster.
Yes it's possible to have a battery that appears to have the right voltage but can die when any current is drawn from it. Car batteries do that when old. And 'old new stock' ones can be useless as well. I have a card of 3V ones that read 2V after several years.
The key  that I use has a new battery in now but still doesn't work; hope they can sort it out. I don't mind opening a car with the key but wife can't live without a remote LOL.
Mike.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Tyres
« Last post by peteo48 on September 29, 2023, 04:47:59 PM »
I must say, I've been driving in the UK since 1967 and never felt that I need special tyres for different seasons. I drive more carefully than ever these days so standard tyres will do me fine.

Pretty much like me - in fact 1967 was when I passed my test! I haven't really felt the need for different tyres for different seasons except when we lived in Glossop in the Peak District from 2004 to 2012. It would snow there at the drop of a hat and even the supermarket run could become a challenging drive! In that bad winter of 2009/10 our little close was a sheet of ice but one car had no difficulty and that was fitted with winter tyres so they do work.

Now I'm retired I am usually able to avoid going out in really bad weather added to which, Warrington, where we live now is relatively mild - we get very little snow.
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