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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Last post by Rory on Today at 10:35:55 AM »
Usually use Costco for tyres which suits as I prefer Michelin but they haven't got the Energy Saver in the EX size (185/55R16) and the system wont let them order it.

I looked at a couple of the online places and there are various speed and load ratings available but only one place had the 83H and they were 130!

Bit flummoxed now - usually I don't have to think about, just buy Michelin.  Costco did offer Goodyear.
Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Short measure at the pump?
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 10:35:51 AM »
Just received an email from Trading Standards. They are going to test the pump I suspect was faulty.
Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Driving Assessment.
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 10:27:38 AM »
The problem with IAM and ROSPA, for me, is I would have to go to them (probably Edinburgh). The driving school meets me at my garage. ROSPA is an hour for 55. Going with the driving school I get 2 hours for 40, with my own car (52 if I use the school car).
Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Driving Assessment.
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 10:16:18 AM »
Look forward to your feedback Jocko. Like you I am closing on 70 (October) and I have thought of doing a similar thing myself. IAM and ROSPA do them but it looks like yours will be more extensive - think the IAM and ROSPA ones are about an hour.
Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: RE HONDA 1.5 JAZZ SPORT CVT
« Last post by culzean on Today at 10:12:18 AM »
I use cruise control quite often especially on dual carriageways and motorways, I don't find it any problem to adjust the speed using the controls when reading the traffic conditions well ahead, I will switch to manual in heavy traffic but it is easy resume the set speed later.

I have tried planning ahead on motorways by reading the traffic then a HGV or other lorry suddenly decides he needs to pull out and throws following traffic into a chaos of braking and swapping lanes,  happens too often on motorways like M5 and M6 to make cruise control a workable option.  I use it sometimes in average speed camera zones through motorway roadworks with everyone doing same speed but otherwise it is not worth engaging it.
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Servicing my Jazz fitment details
« Last post by auntyneddy on Today at 09:15:01 AM »
I conur about the Crosland cabin filter. Euro parts refunded my money as there was no indication of which way to fit as it should say which way up? I bought a Blueprint and it was well worth the extra.
I agree about the Jazz being very good for height of seats BUT unfortunately not high enough for me or my Wife. The Ford appears to fit our needs. I would have preferred to remain with the Honda breed but as I explained the upfront payments for the HRV or CRV were just too much. I am at the stage where my driving is dependent upon the DVLA who appear to change the rules every time I apply for my three year licence. If they decided I can no longer drive the upfront payment could be lost in less  than two years time.
Sadly, the Jazz has to go, I, yesterday as the result of an interested? buyer  managed to get my local garage to do an urgent MOT to get the sale. The old MOT expired July.  Now the time waster has lost interest. Our Jazz with 52145miles on the clock ( reg Oct 2010) is in excellent condition and this is a tribute to Honda. Whether or not being built at Swindon has anything to do with it I know not. Certainly the reliability is second to none.
I did  look at a Mokka but was somewhat put off by the ( in my opinion) flashy interior. It did appear smaller inside than the Ford. I always refused to do less than a 5 mile each way trip. As to longevity my force had Vauxhalls and considering they had up to six drivers a day and spent their life crawling one minute and high speed the next they did well. The Hillman Avengers were just as good one had 185000 miles on the clock when it was sold ( a new engine was fitted prior to sale). Sadly the Montego's were not so reliable.
Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Driving Assessment.
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 08:17:16 AM »
The Driving Theory Test also has First Aid questions in it now.
Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Driving Assessment.
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 07:25:31 AM »
I had to do my Theory Test for my PCV licence, in 2006. Managed 100%, but that was after serious study, because it was all full of Tacho and driving hour questions, specific to trucks and buses. Found the basic Highway code questions difficult to get wrong, as they have not changed much since I started driving, 53 years ago.
Hazard awareness test was another thing entirely, until I started to use video game strategy on it.
I am currently doing mock theory tests, but finding them slightly more difficult now. probably more an age thing.
And what is it with braking distances. When I started driving metres hadn't been invented!
Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Driving Assessment.
« Last post by MicktheMonster on Today at 06:32:00 AM »
Good luck mate, have just had to do a theory test at work to keep driving their vehicles, got 92%, found a lot of the questions a bit vague but got there in the end. Last time I looked at highway code was about 20 years ago for bike test, latest version now seems to be full of stuff about emissions and fuel economy.
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