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New Members / Hello.
« Last post by Floydian on Today at 11:08:30 PM »
Hi, my name's Steve and I'm from Yorkshire. I have a 2013 jazz si which I've had from new five years ago. My wife bought one and i just fell in love with it and decided I'd have one too. It's been great over the years, however a little bit more power would have been nice!
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New Members / Re: Hello from Essex!
« Last post by 123Drive! on Today at 10:41:33 PM »
Definitely a car with more modern equipment, the lasted Jazz. Only thing is that it look better inside rather than functional.

Dacia is great for value-I like the Sandero myself, but my expectations are low for Dacia so I would expect much less in the refinement department compared to Jazz. But the price is very reasonable and with that in mind, I keep the Dacia if I were you! 
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Atkinson engine and CVT
« Last post by Skyrider on Today at 10:19:30 PM »
So we have -

Economy stop.
Scared cat switch.
Only if you really mean it guard.

I see a consensus emerging.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Atkinson engine and CVT
« Last post by andruec on Today at 09:54:36 PM »
I tried it this morning and found if you keep your foot planted past the notch it invokes a fake gear change between 5000 rpm and the red line (hits the red line then immediately drops to 5000rpm)only did 2 changes before I chickened out :o
Is that the facelifted Mk3? I noticed that behaviour from the courtesy car I drove. It seemed to mimic the rising/falling cadence you get from a manual. I didn't feel any change in acceleration though so it seemed like just an audio illusion that Honda have chosen to create.

In my older Jazz the revs never do anything but rise while you press the accelerator which is what a 'proper' CVT should do. The RPMs don't normally get to the red line unless you're doing something unusual (like in my case occasionally climbing up from the M40 J11* at 90mph). And once at the redline they just stay there until you let off.

(*)In the opposite direction the car will happily sit at 60mph with my foot off the accelerator. It's not a seriously steep hill but it takes some grunt to get to 90mph half way up. And a modicum of idiocy :)

Yes itís the face lifted version it only gets to the red line and does fake gear changes if I go past the notch at the bottom of the pedal travel in normal driving it works as you describe
That adds credence to the idea that the notch is some kind of 'only if you really mean it' guard. Although on my model it doesn't really seem to achieve much, just giving access to the last bit of power.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Atkinson engine and CVT
« Last post by Ralph on Today at 09:29:45 PM »
I tried it this morning and found if you keep your foot planted past the notch it invokes a fake gear change between 5000 rpm and the red line (hits the red line then immediately drops to 5000rpm)only did 2 changes before I chickened out :o
Is that the facelifted Mk3? I noticed that behaviour from the courtesy car I drove. It seemed to mimic the rising/falling cadence you get from a manual. I didn't feel any change in acceleration though so it seemed like just an audio illusion that Honda have chosen to create.

In my older Jazz the revs never do anything but rise while you press the accelerator which is what a 'proper' CVT should do. The RPMs don't normally get to the red line unless you're doing something unusual (like in my case occasionally climbing up from the M40 J11* at 90mph). And once at the redline they just stay there until you let off.

(*)In the opposite direction the car will happily sit at 60mph with my foot off the accelerator. It's not a seriously steep hill but it takes some grunt to get to 90mph half way up. And a modicum of idiocy :)

Yes itís the face lifted version it only gets to the red line and does fake gear changes if I go past the notch at the bottom of the pedal travel in normal driving it works as you describe
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Atkinson engine and CVT
« Last post by andruec on Today at 09:11:52 PM »
I tried it this morning and found if you keep your foot planted past the notch it invokes a fake gear change between 5000 rpm and the red line (hits the red line then immediately drops to 5000rpm)only did 2 changes before I chickened out :o
Is that the facelifted Mk3? I noticed that behaviour from the courtesy car I drove. It seemed to mimic the rising/falling cadence you get from a manual. I didn't feel any change in acceleration though so it seemed like just an audio illusion that Honda have chosen to create.

In my older Jazz the revs never do anything but rise while you press the accelerator which is what a 'proper' CVT should do. The RPMs don't normally get to the red line unless you're doing something unusual (like in my case occasionally climbing up from the M40 J11* at 90mph). And once at the redline they just stay there until you let off.

(*)In the opposite direction the car will happily sit at 60mph with my foot off the accelerator. It's not a seriously steep hill but it takes some grunt to get to 90mph half way up. And a modicum of idiocy :)
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Atkinson engine and CVT
« Last post by Skyrider on Today at 08:31:51 PM »
I am retiring from any further tests and trials involving power. Mrs Sky (aka the management) witnessed the trials and was less than impressed, she thought I had just bought another Jazz, the scared cat is out of the bag!
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: MPG for those interested.
« Last post by Skyrider on Today at 08:20:57 PM »
Definitely a hooligan, I got 48 on a similar trip when my 1.5 was nearly new. ;D

See my post back a page. Maybe you did more running around than me.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Clunking noise when setting off
« Last post by Gerred on Today at 08:09:36 PM »
I was visiting my dealer just a few days ago, there is no fix offered by Honda here in Germany.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: MPG for those interested.
« Last post by Robbie MkII on Today at 08:02:40 PM »
Update:  I have today checked mpg after an 850-mile trip to Scotland (and a week's worth of buzzing about) AND a weekend to London (that's around another 400 miles) with a little local driving in between.

Around half will have been almost fully-laden at legal ( well, 'ish' ) motorway speeds with the rest a mix of 60/70 'A' roads, rural and congestion (A1 roadworks, M25 etc.).
I'm no Jenson Button, using the power available as and when needed rather than for sheer hooliganism.
Well, mostly.  ;)
Remember too that this is a manual 1.5 - and it's a babe yet with only 2,400 on the clock so it hasn't even fully loosened up yet.

Have I built enough suspense?
Okay, brim-to-brim over 1400 miles = 46.15 mpg
Without "trying", so I'm mightily impressed.



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