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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Tyres
« Last post by embee on October 01, 2023, 03:58:03 PM »
As said, temperature and weather plus driving style and journey lengths are way bigger influences on economy than tyre type these days. I've not recorded any significant effects when just switching between the winter and summer tyres I used to run, and with the all-seasons I now have on my Yaris I'm getting "normal" economy figures.
It's not an issue.
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Honda Car Insurance
« Last post by embee on October 01, 2023, 03:50:09 PM »
Careful of not drifting too far into politics (so keeping comments general rather than party specific), but I think we are just starting the wind up for the next General Election. Most of the press announcements will be aimed at getting voters attention and support, which is most likely going to be some sort of "bribe" or other, promises to cut the costs for the consumer.

Notice the number of times they say they are not afraid to change plans to give the best value etc, which is another way of saying the previous plans were in fact bad for value.

I've commented before about insurance costs, but worth repeating. The Govt has a vested interest in keeping insurance premiums high, they get Insurance Premium Tax. It is something of a hidden tax, unlike Income Tax or even National Insurance, many people probably don't even realise there is such a thing as IPT.
There are 2 rates, car/home/pet insurance gets 12% IPT applied, travel/appliance/insurance sold with car purchases etc are taxed at 20%. I wonder if they are considering upping car insurance IPT from 12 to 20%, wouldn't surprise me.

This is not an inconsiderable revenue for the Govt, the take for the year 2022/23 was £7.3Bn (billion).
Why would they have any interest in keeping premiums low?
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Honda price increases
« Last post by Nicksey on October 01, 2023, 03:45:04 PM »
I just can't imagine spending £300 to £400 a month on a car and never actually owning it.

and having to either pay a lump sum at the end... or start all over again, often with a slight rise in the monthly premium (if staying with the same make).
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Garmin Map Update Procedure
« Last post by Hebden on October 01, 2023, 03:41:22 PM »
Well, having read through all this I'm off to see which maps are installed on the new car.  I was told the latest version had been put on  but as the dealer said they didn't install the Honda+ application except on request, we'll see. I might be back later!Confirmed its 2021 installed.  Aren't the dealers lazy!  Downloading the update now. Very grateful for this tutorial.

All done and up to date.  Thank you everyone.
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Honda Car Insurance
« Last post by madasafish on October 01, 2023, 02:12:25 PM »
I haven't seen much effort against the huge rise in insurance costs or any effort at all on repairing of the dismal state of our roads.

I may be cynical - yes I am- but in my view  expecting politicians to recognise a trend and actually do something about it is naive in the extreme. Most of them - not all -are absolutely full of wind and no action. The present lot  - again in my view are worst than most I have seen in my 60 or so years following politics.
Sound bites trump actions..  along with"it is all the fault of someone else".

Most would be fired if held accountable for results.

Rant over . Apologies.
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: D & B Mode on Advance Sport
« Last post by Marco1979 on October 01, 2023, 01:19:44 PM »
Personally I would like the paddles: B mode brakes too hard for my liking, D sometimes isn’t enough, so I keep shifting from D to B and back. The paddles would allow me to stay in D almost always and gently increase braking using the paddles. It would also avoid the ‘clunck’ sound when going from B to D at standstill (from the lever itself).

I think that B mode triggers maximum braking possible, and that is similar to the maximum using paddles.
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: D & B Mode on Advance Sport
« Last post by 5thcivic on October 01, 2023, 01:11:25 PM »
I have paddles on the E and find them useless in town traffic where every acceleration returns to light paddle and more clicks all the time so find one pedal much better. On the motorway it might be different, but I still think that once you are used to the feel of one pedal it is easy not to flutter the pedal and keep a constant speed without tiny accels and brakes, and adjust speed to conditions smoothly and efficiently. You hardly need the brakes at all except sometimes for a complete stop. I would be interested in any reliable data that paddle mode is more efficient on the motorway but have not seen it yet.
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / D & B Mode on Advance Sport
« Last post by russd1978 on October 01, 2023, 12:37:00 PM »
Picked up my new Advance Sport on Friday. Really happy with it although the Honda+ app doesn't seem to want to connect (cant generate pin!).

I'm slightly baffled by the regenerative braking paddles by the steering wheel. When I am in D mode if I increase the resistance to the maximum level it feels very much like B mode. It kind of makes B mode redundant really. Although perhaps I am missing something? Would be interested if anyone else who finds the paddle feature useful, maybe I'm just doing it wrong.

Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Honda Car Insurance
« Last post by 5thcivic on October 01, 2023, 12:31:59 PM »
John Lewis have their own financial problems, so the insurance arm could just be putting out spin to explain poor peformance. Plus the right wing papers here seem to have a very anti electric car slant nowadays with mulitple stories of how bad they are in one way or another. If this is supposed to bolster the new attack on the supposed "war against motorists" I haven't seen much effort against the huge rise in insurance costs or any effort at all on repairing of the dismal state of our roads.
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Startling experience
« Last post by Pine on October 01, 2023, 12:24:56 PM »
IU never use ACC.  The last time I used it I was travelling on the motorway following a car at about 65 MPH.  The car left the motorway onto a slip road and braked, I stayed on the inside lane of the motorway.  Suddenly my car braked violently and almost did an emergency.  Luckily there were no other cars near me.  I have never turned it on since.
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