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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: I'm outta here :)
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 10:55:04 AM »
Stick around to give feedback on the new car. Before I bought my current car I test drove a Yaris Hybrid and was pretty impressed. The ability to glide away in EV mode from a standing start obviates the need for a clunky stop/start system and the CVT is good as well. Didn't go for the Yaris in the end because the Jazz trumps it for the flexibility of it's space and we need this from time to time.

But, at risk of raising an old chestnut, I thought, and still think, the Mk2 Jazz was a more coherent offering to the Mk3 and the interior was much more practical especially in the dashboard area.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: I'm outta here :)
« Last post by culzean on Today at 10:01:24 AM »
Good choice, Corolla is made in UK ( Burnaston ) - when I worked for first tier parts manufacturer Toyota was our largest customer for chassis and body panels,  and the engineers at Burnaston were a thoroughly nice professional bunch. Toyota had very high standards and the Corolla has been their biggest selling model ever ( it got changed to Auris for Europe ).

At least you have not been lured to German brand by their slick advertising and legacy build quality and reliability ( I say legacy because, as my brothers found out their cars are no longer well built or reliable, they are back with Japanese cars now).

Enjoy your Corolla, my niece had one for years and never any problem, but was badly advised by her dad to get a Skoda Fabia, she has had nothing but grief with the Fabia and is now looking for another Corolla....
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: My old Volvo.
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 08:55:29 AM »
I sold the Volvo for 295!
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: I'm outta here :)
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 08:54:09 AM »
Sorry to see you go. Enjoy the new motor.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: My old Volvo.
« Last post by MicktheMonster on Today at 08:48:30 AM »
Looks like the new owner's as fastidious as you were Jocko, always nice to see an old car still going strong.

I sold a vectra 3 years ago which I saw occasionally for the next 18 months, covered in stickers and with front & rear screen plastered with pink stuffed toys, speeding and smoking (car & occupants). I never really wanted it back, mot check showed it expired with about 10 items failing the mot & about 20 advisories, it had done about 60K in those 18 months, can't imagine why they bothered to try to mot it, I think they did alright for a 380 banger! Still sad to see it abused after I'd (sort of) looked after it for 10 years.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: I'm outta here :)
« Last post by MicktheMonster on Today at 08:31:31 AM »
All the best mate, hope Toyota works out for you.

Mick.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / I'm outta here :)
« Last post by andruec on Today at 08:23:56 AM »
I've been looking at replacing my Jazz for a while (my normal cycle is every three to four year). Not particularly seriously but I'd already pencilled in upgrading to the new hybrid version when it finally appears. But last week I looked at the CR-V and just wasn't impressed. If that's their new hybrid technology then they are on to a loser. It is neither as powerful nor as economical as the Toyota RAV4. If that's what's in store for the Jazz then I'm not going to be impressed.

Then there's build quality. Those who know me know that I've had various (albeit minor) issues with my Jazz. None were critical but they all irked and some continue to do so. I've also never felt that the interior design was well thought out, with everything feeling thrown together. And as for the technology side, well Honda just failed miserably there. It works but it's a sad shadow of what it could be.

Whilst perusing the Toyota website I noticed how good their range was (although somewhat more expensive) so decided to visit a dealer. I had a good look at and a test drive of a Corolla hybrid. It was great to see modern technology put to proper use (it has a colour LCD screen for the dashboard) and hey, their CVT implementation is smooth as silk all the time. No need to fight with an Atkinson mode - although ironically that's because they can run their engine in that mode all the time.

But anyway I've put a deposit down so that's the end of my 18 years of being a Honda customer. Poor customer service. Poor design. Poor build quality. And now it seems they can't even come out with a decent engine. Perhaps they should have rebadged Toyota's drive train since they make it available to other manufacturers.

It's been fun and even educational on these forums and I might come back with a road test report in a few weeks (but I won't if I can't avoid gloating :) ). Drive safe everyone.
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Hybrid / Re: 2011 Honda Jazz Hybrid Technical Specifcation
« Last post by JazzHybrid on February 16, 2019, 11:25:30 PM »
Very useful, kind of wish I had seen this earlier!
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Hybrid / Re: Just bought a 2011 Jazz Hybrid, how to charge 12v battery correctly
« Last post by JazzHybrid on February 16, 2019, 10:42:06 PM »
Thank you gentlemen. I found the radio code card and also the charge seems to have gone absolutely fine. I drove 150 miles back home today, it really was quite effortless. The cabin is spacious and well made. The only thing annoying me at the moment is the radio, it is fiddly and I am not a fan of touch screens, but aside from that it is great. Also found the radio code car in the owners pack. :)
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Jazz 2010 locking system
« Last post by culzean on February 16, 2019, 09:00:48 PM »
Hi, can anyone help? I recently bought my Jazz and somehow managed to lock myself inside...  I did get it unlocked but don't know how. I usually lock the doors if I'm driving alone at night so if I was in an accident would I not be able to open the doors? this seem dangerous. I have looked in the handbook but can't find any reference to this matter.

You move small plastic door mounted lever to lock ( directly above normal door opening lever - pull it back towards you so red rectangle disappears)  just move it the opposite way to unlock ( push it forward so red rectangle shows).

You can lock / unlock doors with key fob buttons if key is out of steering lock, but on my wifes MK2 it won't lock and unlock doors if key is inserted into steering lock,  I can sit inside the car with key out  and operate door locks.  I don't know if there is a time delay after key inserted or engine started before fob buttons will operate door locks as I seem to remember locking doors before with fob after driving off - you will have to experiment.  It may be a safety feature to prevent you locking doors with key in ignition.
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