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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: 08 CVT-7 Jazz Mk1 - Good buy?
« Last post by RScorpio on January 17, 2018, 08:33:17 PM »

Hit a road block when trying to cut a deal though. The salesman didn't want to know. He had the autotrader valuation all queued up and ready to "prove" that it was worth the full 4495. I had already seen that and noted that of all the free valuation tools I tried, autotraders came out the most expensive by a few hundred quid. The most I could get out of the guy was that he wouldn't let it go for anything that wasn't in the 4s. So I told him I was going to see another car (the 07 sport model ) and left for now.



Not very sure how good this guide is for valuation for some older versions, but atleast seems to be giving fairly realistic prices for some newer jazz's in my view. According to this the target price to buy for your car if I have got it right should only be 1.5k which seems a bit unrealistic..Maybe you should show the salesman this to get your view across for a significant discount and see what happens   ;)

http://www.wisebuyers.co.uk/index.jsp?guide=prices&page=used_cars&no=3&make=Honda&model=Jazz+%282002-09%29&vip=18683&yearplate=2008%2F08&mileage=30&x=35&y=4

I would think getting the car for about 3500-3700 would be a good price considering the low mileage, but may require some patience with a low offer put in and some wait and watch for a few days assuming no one picks it up with a higher offer.
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New Members / Re: New to the forum
« Last post by Tunnelboy on January 17, 2018, 07:59:36 PM »
Hi new to the forum and just got my self a 2014 Jazz SI in white and looking forward to joining in on the forum.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: 08 CVT-7 Jazz Mk1 - Good buy?
« Last post by VicW on January 17, 2018, 07:30:37 PM »
It drove smooth as well, gear changes took some attention to even detect, even when I purposely tried to confuse it which is a far cry from my golf even after the gearbox was replaced. I'm very impressed in that department too.
The CVT is a stepless 'continuously variable transmission'. There are no gears as such so the transmission would appear to be very smooth.

Vic.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: 08 CVT-7 Jazz Mk1 - Good buy?
« Last post by TheAfterman on January 17, 2018, 07:23:46 PM »
Hi all an update - I went to see the 08 today. Car is in pretty nice condition for it's age I couldn't find much corrosion anywhere and had a good poke around. Worst was the exhaust which all looked to be surface and a few minor looking brackets and such under the bonnet.

It drove smooth as well, gear changes took some attention to even detect, even when I purposely tried to confuse it which is a far cry from my golf even after the gearbox was replaced. I'm very impressed in that department too.

Hit a road block when trying to cut a deal though. The salesman didn't want to know. He had the autotrader valuation all queued up and ready to "prove" that it was worth the full 4495. I had already seen that and noted that of all the free valuation tools I tried, autotraders came out the most expensive by a few hundred quid. The most I could get out of the guy was that he wouldn't let it go for anything that wasn't in the 4s. So I told him I was going to see another car (the 07 sport model ) and left for now.

Not sure how to proceed from here. The car was great and I would have bought it then and there for the right price, but the guy didn't seem to want to know. Maybe I gave too much away... I'm not very experienced in the art of negotiation.
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+2

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 January 17, 2018, 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 January 17, 2018, 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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