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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: CVT
« Last post by culzean on December 06, 2018, 12:21:59 PM »
CVT is a bit like marmite .... I have driven both conventional auto and CVT ( mainly because manual boxes were a rarity in the countries we lived in ) on return to UK both my wife and myself had no problem going back to manual boxes.  If i had physical problems I would have no problem with a CVT.  I prefer simple cars, the simpler the better for me, I hate all the gimmicks on the latest cars, auto lights, auto wipers, auto dip, speed sign recognition, stop-start, auto brake etc etc just leave me cold, and IMHO reduce driver attention to the road ahead.

Strange thing is ( but not strange to some ) is that despite the figures about CVT being marginally better on mpg than manual ) the record breaking Jazz ( lands end to John o groats on one tank of fuel ) was a manual car.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: CVT
« Last post by madasafish on December 06, 2018, 11:36:21 AM »
Happy motoring to all in 2019 - as above..

I still occasionally drive my wife's manual Yaris.. but I switched to auto when I reached 65 as I noted that too many times in traffic I failed to depress the clutch fully and crunch of gears...  Old age and senility..

I am now 6 years older, even more senile and enjoy driving my CVT Jazz.. the ease of driving in stop/start traffic is very calming... And by engaging S and accelerating hard, I can outdrag a few manual cars on the occasions when I think I am 18 years old again. I am not of course - I am 56 years old.

Did I mention senility? :P
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: CVT
« Last post by olduser1 on December 06, 2018, 11:07:10 AM »
Thank goodness you prefer your Jazz, otherwise we would all be driving 1957 Beetles.
I'll be keeping my Subaru Turbo & 2015 CVT Jazz, happy motoring to all in 2019
Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Looking to buy first ever Jazz
« Last post by olduser1 on December 06, 2018, 11:04:58 AM »
Great enjoy your Jazz
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: 2013 Jazz si vs ex
« Last post by olduser1 on December 06, 2018, 11:02:08 AM »
Drive both vehicles over roads you are familiar with, always check history & take our full HPI / Experian check.
Negotiate hard you buying at good time for a deal  - November was better.
Let the forum know which you  choose, good luck
PS I would go for the si
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: 2013 Jazz si vs ex
« Last post by peteo48 on December 06, 2018, 10:55:48 AM »
My first Jazz was a Mk2 1.4 Ex. What got me into the Jazz was having a Mk2 1.4 si as a loan car when my Civic was in for service.

Spec wise the two are pretty similar. I did feel that that si had sharper handling and I think it is quite a nice looking car with the extra bits and bobs on the body work.

It ain't no hot hatch though!
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: CVT
« Last post by peteo48 on December 06, 2018, 10:51:27 AM »
My first experience of a CVT box on a Jazz was my pal's Mk2. I remember thinking how noisy the car was, especially up gradients and I decided I wouldn't buy one. A few muscular/skeletal issues later - all on my left side (shoulder, ankle and knee) made me change my tune. I've got used to the CVT and can't help thinking my pal was a bit heavy footed. I certainly don't regret going down the CVT route and given the amount of heavy traffic I drive in, it's a boon.

I'll use the paddles from time to time and I occasionally drop into S mode if I need a bit of extra acceleration.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: CVT
« Last post by coffeecup on December 06, 2018, 10:38:18 AM »
Let me make this clear, the i-shift is terrible in auto, but great in manuel on paddles, far better than the CVT in sport mode with paddles, it's terrible and does not have the instant bite that the i-shift clutch has. For me, i NEVER use auto on either. they are both poor. As for rev range, i know all about how to drive

Ah you say, why not get a manuel box then !!! because i don't want a clutch peddle.

However, my mother-in-law (87) loves it !!!
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: CVT
« Last post by Kenneve on December 06, 2018, 09:42:23 AM »
Here we go again, as has been said many times on this forum, whether you drive a Manual, I-shift or CVT, all comes down to personal choice. I had my first auto car back in 2003, a Landrover Freelander and I've not driven a Manual car since.

My first Jazz was an I-shift and it was b----y awful. 'Coffecup' talks about a delay in the CVT, what delay? there is no delay, you just put your foot down and 'Go'
I recall many times when half way across a junction, the I-shift would 'think' about changing from 1st to 2nd whilst possibly a HGV was rumbling towards you, not my idea of fun at all
I'm now on the second CVT Jazz since then and I believe its the best thing since sliced bread. There is no delay and if your were match a CVT (in sport mode) to an I-shift or even a Manual from a standing start up to say 30 or 40mph the CVT would win hands down, despite what some motoring journalists seem to think, not that I'm a boy racer you understand ;D
Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Looking to buy first ever Jazz
« Last post by andruec on December 06, 2018, 08:34:48 AM »
Popped in to see car this evening and it is a great colour. I was only able to see it under the workshop lights as it was dark by the time I reached the garage. In fact it has been pretty much dark all day in Edinburgh.
As they say, 'It's grim up north'.

Mind you it was pretty wet and grey down here as well :-/

Edinburgh isn't the "North" it's the deep south, for me in Aberdeen, and Thurso is another 5 hours driving into "there be dragons" territory  :o

There again, for some, anywhere north of the Watford Gap is the "North / There be dragons territory"  ;D
I live in Northamptonshire and that's kind of weird because it's a narrow, north/south county. Most of the population thinks of itself as 'midlands' but those of us down the bottom end tend to think more like the south. There's a definite 'northern' feel to Northampton - definitely flat cap territory :)

Officially we're East Midlands but we like to refer to it as South Midlands because that separates us from the flat cap brigade :)
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