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Just looking at the Honda U.K. website and under “Key Features “ for the Crosstar it clearly does NOT have a rear view camera. Further down on the same page, when expanding specific features, it shows it does have one. Thoughts, anyone?
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: What good reasons are there to buy a MK4
« Last post by Kremmen on Today at 12:50:40 PM »
Just been reading the latest Which? car guide that just dropped through the letterbox.

Which? have said that the latest Jazz is the first car ever that has seen zero reported problems from it's respondents.

So the Jazz has taken the top spot of all cars for reliability.

I'm still confused by reviews mpg though. I'm currently averaging ~63 under the current wintry conditions but it was nearer to 70 during Sep/Oct before it got cold/dark/wet.

The latest mag reviews I'm reading are only achieving mid 50's!
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: New South African variant.
« Last post by JimSh on Today at 12:31:03 PM »
Sorry to hear about that.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: New South African variant.
« Last post by Basil on Today at 12:21:37 PM »
Christmas Eve 2020 my 90 year old father, who had prostate cancer, went into hospital with a bad water infection, he was so weak that he could hardly stand. After a week or two they cured his water infection and were giving him physiotherapy to get him more mobile and my mother was expecting him home.

We then had a phone call to say he had developed a bit of a cough and had tested positive for covid, he had only had his first jab the week before the test. The following week I visited him in a covid ward to goodbye, he was unconscious but I could hear him struggling to breathe, 24 hours later he passed away.

Covid was mentioned on the death certificate but also the other conditions, I don't know how long he would have lived if he hadn't caught covid but it could have been a year or two.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: New South African variant.
« Last post by JimSh on Today at 12:00:37 PM »


The life expectancy figures the ONS use are based on lifetime expectancy. You confused the issue by introducing incremental life expectancies of healthy people based on age today.  The figures you posted that a 85 year old can expect another X number of years certainly apply to a healthy person, but not, as I pointed out an already very sick 85 year old.  Your figures have no relevance to the subject being discussed.
I think you have misunderstood the figures Bazzer was quoting.
The lifetime expectancy at birth is going to include people who die young.
If you survive child hood illnesses and car crashes in your young daft days etc. you can expect to live longer than the average life expectancy of a person at birth (which includes the ages of people now deceased)

You completely misunderstood my point,  what I was saying is that vast majority of people who have 'succumbed' 'with covid' so far have been over 85 with multiple ( 2 or more ) pre-existing serious health conditions.  Those figures Bazzer quoted were for 'healthy' people over of age 75, 85 etc. 
The figures from the paper Bazzer quoted were for average people.
Some  will be carrying some kind of condition. Some will not. Some conditions will be more well managed than others.
That is the nature of average.
Lots of people, who would otherwise have had years of life to look forward to, with or without underlying conditions have been killed by covid whether or not by covid alone.

The other point I was making was that life expectancy  at age (say) seventy is greater than life expectancy at birth.
If you consider 100 people with a life expectancy of seventy (at birth) and by the time you reach seventy say 50 have already died at an average age of sixty, the remaining 50 might expect to have 10 years left to maintain the average.
(this is a simplification since the average rate of death increases with age, but I hope it makes the point)
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Weirdly I quite like the look of the Ora cat - it looks strange, but I like it

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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: MPG for those interested
« Last post by Kremmen on Today at 11:05:15 AM »
So that's Which? and Whatcar that have the Jazz top of the small car sector.

 :D
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: MPG for those interested
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 10:43:40 AM »
Just on mpg and referring to the latest "Which" review which had the Jazz as the best car in the small car category, it seems the Jazz averages better than the small car average which is 48.7 mpg. "Which" got 55.4 mpg average and this is from all driving scenarios.

Only the Yaris did better.

Keeping warm in the winter is the biggie but, even in this colder period and allowing for my short trip driving profile, I achieved just under 49 mpg.

Can't wait for the warmer weather!
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Is the Crosstar pretending to be a SUV?. People trading in SUVs may think that.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: New South African variant.
« Last post by culzean on Today at 09:29:04 AM »
I notice that for the last few days the BBC news, when reporting daily  deaths 'within 28 days of a positive covid test' now specifically say  this includes deaths that were not actually due to covid. 

The current daily figures, typically 300 -400,sound a lot compared to summer figures, and dont sit well with proposals to relax restrictions.  But may need to be put into context  Death rates have always risen considerably in winter months.
AS Jocko pointed out earlier the only really reliable statistic is excess mortality

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/excesswintermortalityinenglandandwales/2020to2021provisionaland2019to2020final
Explanation of changes in presentation.
https://blog.ons.gov.uk/2022/01/12/understanding-excess-deaths-during-a-pandemic/

If you take the 'from covid' figure in ONS release,  there is no real excess mortality, it works out at about 8,500 people per year ( less than an average influenza year ).  Where it gets 'excess' is the 'with covid' figures, which is almost entirely made up of people over 65 with multile pre-existing serious health problems.
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