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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: First service tomorrow. “Extras offered”
« Last post by Jazzfan49 on March 24, 2023, 04:20:10 PM »
With my mk1 SE Jazz a 1 litre of top up oil and the balance of screenwash was always left in a plastic bag in the boot, this was complimentary although I may have been charged for it via some concealment in the invoice  :D
Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Difficulties in changing wiper blades
« Last post by OldBat on March 24, 2023, 04:07:30 PM »
I changed my rear wiper blades recently, without any difficulties. I've now tried to change the front passenger side blade, but cannot remove the old wiper blade. There is a kind of tab that can be pushed (upwards), but it is still impossible to "slide" the blade out. I'm worried that if I use too much force, it will break. Should a lot of force really be required? Or am I doing something wrong? Changing the rear wiper did not involve any form of violence!
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Crosstar picked up and thanks
« Last post by Jazzfan49 on March 24, 2023, 04:00:46 PM »
Congrats and lucky you, my SR Jazz should have been delivered on this coming Monday but apparently Honda have had 2 shipments arrive at virtually the same time causing a delivery bottleneck, can’t get an accurate delivery date apart from it may be another 2 weeks   :'( oh well have to wait a bit longer but I’m sure it will be worth waiting for.  :D
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Engine noise
« Last post by Jazzik on March 24, 2023, 03:49:53 PM »
It doesn't bother me, I just wonder why it never downshifts...

Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Engine noise
« Last post by Kremmen on March 24, 2023, 03:40:13 PM »
I don't get why Honda have built in pseudo gear change noises. I prefer the one gear. 
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Mk4 Jazz Colours
« Last post by Vonstrohm on March 24, 2023, 03:26:04 PM »
Really wanted the light black and light interior so….midnight blue beam or whatever they call it.
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Engine noise
« Last post by Nicksey on March 24, 2023, 03:16:10 PM »
As this is my first hybrid AND auto gearbox, it has taken me 7k to get used to a different way of driving. The engine does respond in a different way, and sometimes sounds like its high revving... almost like you're clutch slipping. A couple of times I have put my foot down too heavily and the revs increase dramatically before catching up with itself. I have also now experienced that algorithm with the revs that Honda built in to make it sound like the gears are changing (pointless).
I think what Travis means though, is that sudden engine noise that kicks in for no reason that the driver has intended. Again, like the others have mentioned.. I now accept the engine configuration is doing what it needs to to to optimise performance and efficiency. I only really notice it at slow speeds, when I am using things that drain the battery quickly too often.

there isn't an automatic gearbox - it is direct electric motor drive until +/- 70 mph then direct enging drive.

I know how it works, but it is easier to say 'auto'.. especially as it has P N R D B and it is not a conventional stick shift.
Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Engine noise
« Last post by Jazzik on March 24, 2023, 03:13:00 PM »
In the year 2020 a book was published in the Netherlands:

The miracle of ZOAB. History of a 'silent innovation'.

Dutch motorways are considered the safest and most comfortable roads in the world. The acclaimed status of Dutch roads is largely due to Very Open Asphalt Concrete (ZOAB), which has been used on almost the entire main road network. It is relatively quiet, safe and comfortable.
'The miracle of ZOAB' tells how ZOAB was developed, from the first experiments on Dutch motorways in the 1970s to the breakthrough of ZOAB in the late 1980s and its massive application in the 1990s.
ZOAB was developed to improve road safety during rain and broke through when the top layer also turned out to be much quieter.


Noise reduction from 2.5 dB at low speeds to around 6 dB at high speeds.

Edit: The Netherlands and Japan are the only two countries in the world where Very Open Asphalt Concrete (ZOAB) is used on almost all roads.
It's what we're good at :)
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