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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: 08 CVT-7 Jazz Mk1 - Good buy?
« Last post by culzean on January 17, 2018, 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 January 17, 2018, 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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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: 08 CVT-7 Jazz Mk1 - Good buy?
« Last post by RScorpio on January 16, 2018, 09:01:49 PM »
I have got an even older 2004 CVT model which I had purchased close to 2 years back with 89k on the clock from a used car dealer. I had paid exact £2k for it which I felt was a bit pricey for a 12 year old car, but as it was with a sunroof which I fancied and I was also getting a new MOT and 6 months warranty included so still went ahead with it...

The car ran fine for a few months but did have a minor problem developing relating to the brake light indicator turning on and off randomly while driving. Luckily the car's warranty was just a few days from expiry so went back to the dealer who got it rectified..I also had the rear exhaust come off from rust about a year back which i had to replace. So far have spent about £500 on repairs, servicing and replacing all tyres. I have to go for another MOT in a couple of months time, so I will see how this one goes, but the car is running smoothly with no CVT judder issues (touchwood!) otherwise and am now on 113k..No regret of buying it so far and is great from a family perspective.. I will definitely next be getting a newer MK2 jazz model which has an even bigger sunroof once this one goes, as I can't  see any other model in the market which has everything I can possibly need and can trust..

My suggestion is that it is definitely worth getting the car professionally inspected before purchase especially for corrosion if it will only cost about £100 odd and as you are looking to spend a good few thousands. I think its also worthwhile haggling for a slightly longer warranty to be included especially if the car is not going to be used much, so that any problems discovered will be covered by the dealer straightaway..Good Luck!
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Goodbye Jazz Mk2
« Last post by dogbiscuit on January 16, 2018, 08:21:35 PM »
After 7.5 years of almost trouble free motoring I have finally parted with my Mk2 Jazz. From new I had covered over 111096 miles, using 2424 gallons of petrol returning almost 46 mpg. The car had been dealership maintained and serviced every 12.5K miles - consumables have included 12 tyres, 4 sets of brake pads plus discs front and rear, several wiper blades and a handful of bulbs. The car let me down once with a dead battery that needed replacing at 80K miles. I canít say I preferred my Mk2 over my previous Mk1 Jazz, my biggest niggles have been with the interior thinking it inferior to the previous model but thatís a personal opinion. Initially I had doubts about the VTEC engine but I came to really like it and it ended up being marginally more fuel efficient than the i-DSI. First impressions of my new Mk3 Jazz is that I like it.  :)
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Snow test
« Last post by culzean on January 16, 2018, 07:01:53 PM »
Had a taste of some real snow and icy conditions this afternoon. Cars in hedges and ditches, abandoned cars, stuck cars, and my wee Jazz never put a foot wrong. That included doing a three point turn on a hill, with snow banks either side. I have changed my opinion of it from my first time in the snow!

Yes Jazz is good in snow and I can confirm that with winter tyres on it is unstoppable. We were out and about in heavy snow we had before Xmas and sharing the roads with tractors and land rover defenders, went past some 4x4's stuck (I assume with summer tyres on) as usual they were too optimistic about their vehicles ability to handle ice and snow just because it was 4x4 LOL.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: 2018 facelift pricing announced
« Last post by andruec on January 16, 2018, 06:51:01 PM »
Where did you find out that the 1.5 engined Jazz has a turbo? News to me! I understood it is the same engine as the HRV.
The 2018 North American car of the year - Honda Accord has a turbo version of the 1.5 i4 engine, so it could be used if there's room.  Interestingly this car also has a CVT.
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TG
1.5L+turbo+CVT = a bit scary :)

Maximum torque for the entire time you have your right foot on the floor.  :o
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Snow test
« Last post by Jocko on January 16, 2018, 06:35:56 PM »
Had a taste of some real snow and icy conditions this afternoon. Cars in hedges and ditches, abandoned cars, stuck cars, and my wee Jazz never put a foot wrong. That included doing a three point turn on a hill, with snow banks either side. I have changed my opinion of it from my first time in the snow!
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: CVT Judder
« Last post by CS35 on January 16, 2018, 06:29:25 PM »
Thanks TG. What do you mean by clutch reset proceedure btw ?
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