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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Michelin Tyres
« Last post by culzean on Today at 05:47:58 PM »
Rim flange protection on Avon ZV series is a good benefit although it probably doesn't stop you kerbing them if clumsy enough.
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TG

Avons ZV-7 is a quiet tyre, easily as quiet as Michelin ES,  the sidewall seems a little stiffer which means ride is slightly harder than ES,  but I think the stiffer sidewall makes the tyre more 'sporty' in its handling,  the directional stability, steering and grip levels are noticeably better IMHO - the only think I can't  comment on is the tread life but as I don't do mega miles these days that is not really a concern for me.   I have deliberately done crash stops with Avons and the ABS hardly cuts in,  where it used to with ES. 

ES were not too bad in snow (Jazz was always better than Civic though) cannot comment on how good Avons may be on snow and becuase in 2016 I got Nokian winters on steel rims I may never find out.  I think steel rims in winter are good for two things, they protect the brakes from salt and crud much better than alloys and save your alloys from corrosion (and maybe an untimely crash into kerb,  which is always gonna be more likely on slippery winter roads).  As a bonus you can just slap another coat of Hammerite on them if they show any rust (which is difficult to do with alloys).

As I said before I used to get good mileage from Michelin ES,  a quiet ride and decent grip so was reasonably happy to pay a premium - but now my tyres may 'age out' before they 'wear out' so am still expecting a good few years use from Avons,  at a not inconsiderable saving in cost of tyres (ES for Civic were around £75,  Avons only £50).
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / 2004 GD Radio u/s
« Last post by valleyjazz on Today at 04:24:05 PM »
After 13 years and 100050 miles the radio has decided its had enough and decided it was not going to play anymore, the cd plays just fine, so an inexpensive fix is required.
Thanks to the forum it seems there is a fix for this however I do not have the skills or patience to get the soldering iron out.
Scouring the likes of eBay there are plenty of used units available but not my particular model cd/radio no aux out, here’s my question folks, do any of the later mk1 units fit and function? Also would the aux out work?
Any help would be gratefully received.
Thanks for looking
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Michelin Tyres
« Last post by TG on Today at 03:58:19 PM »
Rim flange protection on Avon ZV series is a good benefit although it probably doesn't stop you kerbing them if clumsy enough.
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TG
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Michelin Tyres
« Last post by culzean on Today at 03:44:29 PM »
I did an enquiry re tyre prices and it seems the Michelin 185/55 16 are now at around £105 per corner.

Is the ES fitted with the dreaded 16 inch wheels?


The Avons replaced Michelin ES on my Civic,  but due to silly prices for 185/55R16 tyres I thought about getting 15" alloys and fitting Avons to her indoors Jazz Si when time comes to get new shoes for it (it will cost £50 a wheel to get existing 16" alloys re-coated anyway, and with saving £50 a tyre this time (and maybe next time as well) it does work out quite well).
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Another subject that comes around fairly frequently. Rattles from the rear end.

Our Jazz let us down last week when visitors with a Hyundai I20 visited. The Jazz developed the infamous rattle from the luggage area. My Wife having to sit in the back located the rattle to somewhere close to her elbow.
After turfing everything out of the boot. I thought perhaps the N/S shocker was slack after the hammering they get on our pot hole strewn roads. It wasn't. The cover over the shock top mounting on an EX is held in place with a screw through a clip for the folding floor. After removing the cover, there is a piece of metal that is screwed to a bracket on the shock  mounting to which the shock cover is attached. I checked the screw and it was loose. On closer inspection found the plastic through which the screw passes was fractured. Using a screw with a washer was able to tighten the bracket.
Today, no rattle. One can only assume the loose bracket was using the interior card on the inside of the luggage area as a sounding board. 
Of course the Hyundai visitors has gone home now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Michelin Tyres
« Last post by auntyneddy on Today at 02:28:53 PM »
I did an enquiry re tyre prices and it seems the Michelin 185/55 16 are now at around £105 per corner.

I don't exactly hang about but I have noticed no reduction in grip EXCEPT on good old BT covers which it seems mandatory to place on bends.

Just had friends visit and they complain I drive too fast, bit rich coming from the male of the species who is a retired postman, who are reputed to be the worst drivers. His statement not mine.

Is the ES fitted with the dreaded 16 inch wheels?
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AA still bombarding me with info, awaiting answer to my last Rhubarb!!!!!!!!

I am extremely grateful for the input.

One thing that confuses me with AA card is that it does not have the expiry year on it,  just the year you joined  and the renewal as 12 JAN,  if you put the old and new cards side by side they are identical - I have taken to writing the year I received it on mine,  because once  you sign the new card you can't tell them apart.  I found an old card in a drawer and put it next to my new one - identical.
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New Members / Re: first jazz
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 07:10:00 AM »
Welcome, Kevin. Plenty advice and chat to be had here. Hope you enjoy your new Jazz as much as I do mine.
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New Members / first jazz
« Last post by kevinivtec on Today at 12:51:15 AM »
hi all
 just bought my first Jazz ex 2010 1.4 ivtec only had 17,000 miles immaculate condition from Honda dealer  in Plymouth hardly used, at present very well pleased no problems
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Retrofit OEM cruise control
« Last post by JazzLeon on October 22, 2017, 09:11:48 PM »
My apologies tot the late reply. I've only one switch on the clutch pedal. So it seems like retro fitting the OEM cruise is not possible in a plug and play mode.
 
And since a airbag recall is needed, I'm finally going to upgrade tot a leather steering wheel. I'm going to change al the controle over and delete the cruise buttons.
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