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Title: Inside Lane Honda Jazz 2015 review
Post by: RichardA on August 13, 2015, 08:25:44 PM

http://insidelane.co.uk/review-2015-honda-jazz/ (http://insidelane.co.uk/review-2015-honda-jazz/)
Title: Re: Inside Lane Honda Jazz 2015 review
Post by: VicW on August 13, 2015, 09:11:16 PM
 Quote:- "We tested both the CVT and manual transmission options and would strongly recommend the latter. The CVTs paddles work well enough, but it is overly noisy and this engine does need a bit of encouragement to get a move on. Stir the manual gearboxs short throw mechanism and acceptable performance can be encouraged from the 101BHP naturally aspirated unit, though doing this means there is notable engine noise entering the cabin."

This is another case of the tester having no idea how the CVT actually goes about its business. Floor the throttle in a CVT and the revs and engine noise rise instantly and the car accelerates. This exactly what happens if you drive a manual gearbox in the same way. You change down, the revs and engine noise rise and the car accelerates .

Vic.
Title: Re: Inside Lane Honda Jazz 2015 review
Post by: Eddie Honda on August 14, 2015, 02:05:31 AM
It's either what Vic says or possibly underlining the fact that they shouldn't have been "improving" the CVT control program.
Title: Re: Inside Lane Honda Jazz 2015 review
Post by: peteo48 on August 14, 2015, 04:33:10 PM
It is interesting though that a few testers say they prefer the manual on the Jazz - of any variant.
Title: Re: Inside Lane Honda Jazz 2015 review
Post by: John Ratsey on August 14, 2015, 04:38:55 PM
The Parker's review provides some useful insights about how the CVT behaves:
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Planting your foot into the carpet results in an increase in revs but not much else, as this box reacts better to more measured inputs. As long as youre not in a rush, its an easy thing to use. You can also select a manual mode and choose between simulated ratios with steering wheel mounted paddles.
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In the real world this means Honda Jazz performance is strong and never feels underpowered. High revs are accompanied by a growling note from under the bonnet but when up to speed its very quiet.

(see http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/reviews/honda/jazz/hatchback/driving-performance/ (http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/reviews/honda/jazz/hatchback/driving-performance/))

I would be looking for a car that cruises quietly and won't be upset by some temporary engine noise when it bursts into life to enable some overtaking.
Title: Re: Inside Lane Honda Jazz 2015 review
Post by: trebor1652 on August 16, 2015, 04:47:31 PM
Strikes me that the people who write these 'reports' expect all cars to perform as if they all have 3 litre power units under the bonnet. :-)

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Title: Re: Inside Lane Honda Jazz 2015 review
Post by: RichardA on September 20, 2015, 07:06:51 PM
Original topic updated with video review.