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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Air temperature when heater set to cold
« Last post by edam on Today at 06:51:26 PM »
I checked the silver metal air con pipes ,after the car had warmed up, and they were warm where they entered the bulkhead.
its not going to matter much as the weather will be getting colder but will get it checked out next year.
Dealers & Insurance / Re: AA Breakdown Cover - worth a haggle
« Last post by TG on Today at 05:47:12 PM »
Sounds like you need an assistant or proxy of some sort. 

I often deal with call centres for my aged mother "Hello, I'm speaking on behalf of / as power of attorney for".  At the office I've had to impersonate the MD for a colleague - "Sorry we can only accept cancellation from the named contact"  Fake MD: "Why am I having to deal with this? I told you to sort it out" before transferring it back to colleague.
If you check the gear ratios on the Honda website you will find that the CVT has a higher top ratio and a higher final drive ratio than the MT. This is why it accelerates slower than the MT car and has slightly better fuel consumption (under test conditions).
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Roof rails
« Last post by TG on Today at 05:28:01 PM »
Don't think so, not from Honda anyway.  Only seen them on the rugged Jazz variant WR-V (not UK)

Just on CVTs (and definitely not wanting to start another debate on the subject) I am very interested in this 2,500 revs at 70 mph thing. The manual Mk2 is doing 3,500 revs (give or take) at 70 and I find it OK at that speed but losing a 1000 revs must increase refinement.
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Loose plug
« Last post by TG on Today at 05:20:24 PM »
Looks dirty so been unplugged for a while, so long as you are sure you've got indicator/side/dipped/full all working.  Climate control air temp and horn wires are on the driver's side.  Could be a driving/fog lamp feed but these Hondas don't often include wires in the loom that aren't going to be used unless they are for a dealer fit accessory.  The blade connections are common on lights and it looks like a reasonably high current plug so suspect lighting of some sort but have you checked the height adjustment motors still operate that side?  If you can identify wiring colours we can identify it from the wiring diagram.

red/yellow > red/white, red/blue = low beam, high beam
red/black > black = sidelight
yellow > blue/black = height adjuster

Had the front off a top spec Mazda 3 a few days back and surprised at how many spare plugs that had dangling in the breeze.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Roof rails
« Last post by chrisv on Today at 04:59:15 PM »
Looking into roof boxes and rails and I keep seeing references to cars  with roof rails (they run front to back) I have never seen a jazz fitted with these, do they exist, are they available?
Site Help & Feedback / Re: How to remove hatch door card from jazz 2010
« Last post by TG on Today at 04:48:12 PM »
Perimeter clips are just a case of gentle levering on every car, once 1 is loose the others will be easier.  The top is probably hooked on.  I pulled a tailgate card from an older Jazz last week, but used the 'ripping off a plaster' method - no clips broken but it was in a scrapyard.  Don't be too timid, they are quite tough although replacement clips are available on eBay if needed. 
I know the answer you'll get in a VW forum, and the one you'll get in a Honda forum so there is a bit of confirmation bias here, but you should really see if you can test drive one to satisfy yourself first.  I quite regularly have rental cars and the Golf is more comparable to a Civic hatch (or Astra, Focus etc.) than a Jazz.  The Jazz is quite a lot lighter and a bit smaller, although internal space is good especially rear seats.  You will notice the difference on the motorway - any lighter car will feel less planted than a heavier one.  The direct comparison is probably with the Polo.

The biggest shock will be going from a high torque diesel to a revving petrol engine but it does suit the car fine, it's just feels a bit alien after driving a diesel Golf.
I do confess to having a couple of Dings from the starter / flywheel starter ring when I've tried to start my already running car  ;D
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