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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Insurance Renewal - having a laugh
« Last post by Karoq on Today at 10:13:30 AM »
My HR-V E HEV cost £285 in 2022 group 32.
Exactly a year later my CR-V cost me £328 Group 24!
I am a year older (OBVS!) now 77. That is the ONLY difference in circumstances.

EXPLAIN THAT! Aviva can't, they 'telephonically' shrugged their shoulders a said "Can't be helped, all insurance premiums have gone up."  To be fair, when I visited the Meerkats, there was only one company cheaper , the rest were even MORE expensive!
Apparently the average cost of motor insurance in the U.K is now £749.
SO I suppose we had all better stop moaning. Or go and buy something like a Hyundai i10 or Citroen C1.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Front Brake Pads
« Last post by GBH on Today at 07:08:36 AM »
Ah! Citroen brakes. That takes me back many years when I bought a Citroen ID19.

As you may or may not know the brakes were hydraulic and powered through the same pump as the suspension. There was no brake pedal, it was a button mounted on the floor and looked very much like the light dip switch on older cars.

You just needed to rest your toes on the brake button and very, very gently flex your toes to operate the brakes. It took a while to get used to (hence why Citroen modified the brakes to a more conventional pedal layout). If you didn't respect the fantastic braking system and treated it gently it was either on or off as I discovered, managing to lock all four wheels and slide half way across a road junction after braking from 40mph to zero in a few feet!
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Front Brake Pads
« Last post by Brakballe on Today at 05:49:47 AM »
"finding that the braking seems much smoother and more predictable" you say AKA in less snatchy? I'm curious since I'm pretty bored of the snatchyness on mine. No idea about that condition of the pads or make but I might take a peek and if they're just "well worn" I might opt for a change and do the gliding pins etc..
The snatchyness is eating on me often.. Reminds me of old Citroťn CX....
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Insurance Renewal - having a laugh
« Last post by Kremmen on Today at 05:17:20 AM »
When I phoned LV to change my address last week the first question they asked was "is the car still garaged overnight" so you may have a point.

When I picked my Jazz up even the dealer was unaware of the keyfob disable 2 button press.
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Car Care & Detailing / Re: Scratch repair
« Last post by Danoh on June 01, 2023, 09:10:23 PM »
I was just about to order Chipex for both cars when I noted quite a few other products which look very similar but were at least half the price of Chipex.
What's special about Chipex? Or have other, commonly available products work just as well?
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Insurance Renewal - having a laugh
« Last post by John Ratsey on June 01, 2023, 08:58:55 PM »
For my 2022 HR-V, LV have quoted me: Last year's total price £191.15, this year's total price £280.99.

That's a 47% increase, albeit from a very low value. When I changed the insured vehicle from Crosstar to the HR-V last October I had to pay an extra £15.58, of which £15 was the admin fee.

I have to wonder whether greater awareness of the vulnerability to relay theft is a factor in the increased premiums. While it's possible to put the Honda keys to sleep, the insurers can't price that into the premiums.

PS: LV's list of reasons for the increase is at https://www.lv.com/car-insurance/renewal-explained.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Insurance Renewal - having a laugh
« Last post by Jazzik on June 01, 2023, 08:49:07 PM »
I still say they are having a laugh and it seems, as you get older, the gets louder. ;D ;D.

Yes... and the laugh will get louder and louder, because they think you should be using a hearing aid.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Front Brake Pads
« Last post by GBH on June 01, 2023, 08:24:45 PM »
The thing is that the Bosch pads didn't come with separate anti-squeal shims and there were none fitted to the existing brakes (which has a full Honda dealer service history) but the Honda parts list that I viewed showed these shims being part of the Honda kit. Fortunately the old pads did not squeak and neither do the new (yet!).

What I did find strange was that there was two of the "V" shaped springs included with the pads but four were in the separate fitting kit, and the pads have enough holes to allow four springs to be fitted (but only two were in the calipers when I dismantled them. :o

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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Insurance Renewal - having a laugh
« Last post by Kenneve on June 01, 2023, 07:44:27 PM »
The quote came in at circa £1825 or thereabouts, which was over £1000 more than Iím paying now.

Now thatís having a laugh. :o :o

Just a question, how many miles do you think you will drive in the next year? What will you pay for insurance per mile? Or how many miles can you drive for £1?
Maybe ask LV if they really think that's a fair price?

The quote was requested, thinking that Age UK deal with old people and the link to LV should reflect that.

I paid £687 last March with NFU - Age 86, clean licence, no accidents, max no-claim bonus, 9000 miles per year, plus my Daughter & Son-in-law (also clean licence etc).

So, the LV quote gives a cost per miles of 20.2P, which is more that twice the cost of fuel to power the b----y car. :o

I still say they are having a laugh and it seems, as you get older, the laugh gets louder. ;D ;D
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Insurance Renewal - having a laugh
« Last post by tfw7 on June 01, 2023, 07:28:30 PM »
I  was pleasantly surprised when switching from an 11yo car to my new Jazz this year that the renewal quote seemed fairly decent at an increase of only £100 (Admiral). Did a quick look on comparison sites, but my quote was lower than most insurers I'd heard of.
Removed my 80yo mother from the named drivers and that saved best part of £100 as well!
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