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I've heard it said that different pumps might click off earlier or later but, over several fills, this will give you your actual mpg.
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I always fill my tank to full. Until the first click off of the pump. The only way to get an accurate mpg figure is to fill the tank, zero the trip (or note the mileage - I do both), refill tank when fuel light comes on. Divide the miles covered by the gallons added to fill tank, and there is your mpg figure.

+1 yes that's how I allways do it.

Plasma
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Filled up yesterday. Just less than a mile back home. Have done a 1.7 mile trip today so 2.6 miles since fill up. Computer shows 36.5 mpg. Knock 10% off that and you have 32.85 mpg in real terms (ish).

Cold weather and short runs absolute killer so the 29 mpg in the OP is in the ball park for very short runs in cold weather and heavyish traffic.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: 08 CVT-7 Jazz Mk1 - Good buy?
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 02:29:36 PM »
Owing to the fact that dealer can be prosecuted for selling an unroadworthy vehicle I would be very surprised if they did not put it through MOT when sold, even if it was only an ar3s covering exercise.  Now people can go online and see MOT history it is hard to hide previous records, and advisories are shown.

It's surprising how many don't consult the online MOT history before buying, or even know about it. Whilst most dealers do put a full test on, my point was that these MOTs are usually devoid of any advisories.

Then again, some of the tin pot backstreet dealers still don't bother at all, if there's a good amount of test left. I guess they're happy to take their chances and cross their fingers that nothing falls off. Realistically, the worse that can happen to the dealer is they have to take the car back and refund, even if Trading Standards get involved. The few dealers that TS do prosecute these days are the really persistent offenders with no scruples whatsoever.
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I've had a 2004 Civic, a 2007 Civic, a 2010 Jazz Mk 2 and now a 2013 Jazz Mk2. In between the 2 Civics I had a Golf 1.9 TDI - hideously unreliable although a nice car to drive.

I prefer the Jazz to the Civic but this is only because my body much prefers a high seating position. No problems with any of the cars apart from a leak into the boot on the first Jazz. All bought second hand.

If I had to do a lot of motorway work I am not sure I'd have a Jazz unless it was the new 1.5 Sport. I'm seriously tempted by that I must admit.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Oil Consumption??
« Last post by madasafish on Today at 11:14:47 AM »
My Jazz burns no oil between changes.
The 1929 Riley 9 fabric covered saloon I owned in the 1960s as a student puffed oil smoke through the engine breather and did 100 miles per pint of oil.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: 08 CVT-7 Jazz Mk1 - Good buy?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 09:25:28 AM »
I wouldn't consider a car from a dealer without  a year's MOT (or near as).

I agree. It does seem normal procedure for a dealer to get a car tested before handing it over, unless it has been tested in the last couple of months.

Your link to the previous MOT history can provide very useful information. Dealers often have a cosy relationship with one MOT tester, and the MOTs almost always come with zero advisories. Dealers usually dispose of any previous MOT paperwork that comes with the vehicle, unless the MOTs are absolutely squeaky clean.

Owing to the fact that dealer can be prosecuted for selling an unroadworthy vehicle I would be very surprised if they did not put it through MOT when sold, even if it was only an ar3s covering exercise.  Now people can go online and see MOT history it is hard to hide previous records, and advisories are shown.

https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: 08 CVT-7 Jazz Mk1 - Good buy?
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 09:20:28 AM »
I wouldn't consider a car from a dealer without  a year's MOT (or near as).

I agree. It does seem normal procedure for a dealer to get a car tested before handing it over, unless it has been tested in the last couple of months.

Your link to the previous MOT history can provide very useful information. Dealers often have a cosy relationship with one MOT tester, and the MOTs almost always come with zero advisories. Dealers usually dispose of any previous MOT paperwork that comes with the vehicle, unless the MOTs are absolutely squeaky clean.
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I am still faithful with my honda prelude

We had a friend in Australia and she had a Honda Prelude for 14 years and all it ever needed other than 'consumables'  was a new water pump - that is some record of reliability.   When she sold it she 'downsized' to a Civic.

I had Civics before I 'downsized' to a Jazz (53 plate) - my wife had a Jazz first an I was so impressed I got one, but missed the oooomph of the Civic - so went back to Civics but her indoors stayed with Jazzes (mainly because it is higher than Civic and easier to get in and out for her and her mates also better all round visibility).
I still drive the Jazz frequently but she won't drive Civic as she feels she can't see enough.

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I am still faithful with my honda prelude
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