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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Satnav
« Last post by coldstart on Today at 03:35:14 PM »
With virtually everyone owning a smartphone I guess car manufacturers will think of a cost saving and maybe delete inbuilt satnav.
Please keep in mind that smartphone based navigation relies on a permanently available connection to the Internet where as the built-in sat nav works even right out in the sticks.

Besides sat nav doesn't entail (potentially high) additional costs when used abroad.
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Mk4 Jazz Colours
« Last post by coldstart on Today at 03:27:22 PM »
Interesting how our mind works!

In the present case I'd like to rule out the Adelson effect because there was no object casting a (partial) shadow over either the car or the sheet of paper.
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Braking performance
« Last post by coldstart on Today at 03:23:37 PM »
OK then, did they use the same brand and specification tyres on all the tested cars?
If they had the Yokohama BlueEarth on the Jazz and maybe Bridgestone Turanza on the comparison car that may explain the difference.
Also were the road conditions exactly the same?
In the comparison test they tested the cars with the provided standard equipment (different wheel sizes and tyres for all four).
However we may assume that the road conditions where the same for all tests.

I agree that it is somewhat unfair to compare 215/17 with 185/16 wheels, but those are the choices of the respective manufacturers not mine - I have to (hopefully!) live with Honda's wheel choice but I can optimize the tyres.

Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Which Mk4 Jazz do you own?
« Last post by coldstart on Today at 03:16:15 PM »
For those who chose either the Advance or the (Advance) Sport, what was your rationale?
My reasoning for choosing an Advance (only the differences mentioned I cared about):

Advance over Elegance:
- infotainment with built-in sat-nav
- heated leather steering wheel
- blind spot warning with cross traffic monitor
- all windows powered with comfort opening/closing (by key fob)
- folding mirrors (by key fob)
- darkened windows in the back
- not overly more expensive than Elegance

Advance over Advance Sport:
- hefty price tag! (no additional equipment that I'm willing to pay this much more for)
- artificial enginge sound in "sport-mode" (wtf?)
- slightly less fuel efficient according to specs
- slightly less performant according to specs (this is no joke!)
- was not available at time of order  :D

Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / 2016 Jazz Ex MK3
« Last post by Villageidiot on Today at 02:40:28 PM »
Can anyone tell me if this model has heated seats as standard or if it was an option ?
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: New Crosstar's bad smell
« Last post by Kremmen on Today at 02:38:05 PM »
I'd be going round the car trying to determine where it's coming from

Seating, heating, dash, carpets, etc
Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: 2018 Jazz 1500cc sparkplug socket
« Last post by Wilmo on Today at 12:13:34 PM »
14mm and try Halfords.
Might need long version & magnetic
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Braking performance
« Last post by Lord Voltermore on Today at 11:37:51 AM »
I havnt been able to read the  German reports  but I agree with CB72.    It likely to be more about tyres.
Have Honda really fitted smaller brake discs  and callipers ,or found some other way of having inferior brakes to rivals  ?  I doubt it.
On the other hand they have chosen to have  185 tread width to possibly save a tiny amount of rolling resistance to improve  emissions and fuel consumption.  And have chosen Yokohama tyres, for better or worse.      On some dry road surfaces the narrower width might increase braking distance slightly.   But I understand that narrower tyres can actually have a  slight advantage in fresh snow and possibly puddles compared to wide tyres  .  They  cut through  down  to the road surface slightly better rather than aquaplaning over the top. 

You only need to read group test tyre reviews to see the difference  tyre brand can make.  A tyre of the same size, on the same car, on the same test track  conditions may stop metres sooner than other brands  . Why would anyone risk driving on anything but that tyre?    Because its often a compromise. A lower ranking tyre may be better in other weather conditions ,on some surfaces, and may have other advantages.   Sometimes if another organisation tests and compares the very same tyres on a different test  track  they get a different order of ranking for stopping distances.  Maybe also if they  test cars with different brands of tyre?

I am happy with the braking performance of my Jazz, both on  Yokohama Blue earth and Goodyear Vector all seasons.    . Maybe a McLaren with ceramic brakes could stop quicker, but I drive accordingly. Especially when tailgating a McLaren  ;D
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Another "Which" 1st for the Jazz.
« Last post by madasafish on Today at 11:22:56 AM »
I was told management decided the marketing department took over from the engineers at Mercedes years ago who decided the balance sheet could be improved by saving on quality control, putting pressure on suppliers leading to cheaper made, less long lasting parts, and thus the inevitable loss of a reliable image - that did their reputation a whole lot of good in the long term. For example the old w124 would drive for ever (easy 300,000 miles plus) and was dead easy to service with over engineered parts throughout, that's when the engineers were in charge. I hope the Honda engineers are still in charge!!!

That was the merger with Chrysler:   the US engineers called the shots.
Dealers & Insurance / Re: Insurance shock.
« Last post by RichardA on Today at 11:17:19 AM »
My renewal with Dial Direct (Ageas) has gone up from 169.86 to 222.19.
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