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I am surprised at this because my mk 3 CVT is much quieter and smoother at 19000 miles that it was at 200. In fact when I first got it I was a little disappointed by engine noise compared to my fully in Mk 2.
I am not saying it won't get better once it gets more miles on it. Just that it was smooth and refined, with no cabin rattles, as I would expect from a new motor. My GD5 has almost 100,000 miles on the clock, and some days sounds like a bag of bolts. Mind you, the other day I was sitting at a set of lights and I thought the engine had cut out. The rev counter said it was running, but I had to blip the throttle just to confirm it was still going.

After driving diesels for many years, I find the almost inaudible tickover a little disconcerting.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / roof box
« Last post by chrisv on October 20, 2017, 08:54:20 PM »
looking at roof bars. boxes and bags. any advice or comments welcome
Dealers & Insurance / Re: Help with information on Car Breakdown Insurance
« Last post by 123Drive! on October 20, 2017, 07:45:21 PM »
As mentioned before, I have been GEM member for 6 yrs. Used it three times, 2x on the Jazz due to dead battery and 1x on my Ibiza due to broken spring which required towing. I have to say from my experience no problems. I do the reclaimed service so it's cheaper. Every year I called them up to renew and ask for a discount rate. Plus I introduce my mates to this company and I get 20 M and S vouchers to help with the food etc...

My mate had a problem once as they took ages to come. So he complained and got some money back. So at least their customer service is good.

They used to include Accident Assistance but not any more which is a shame.
Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on October 20, 2017, 07:21:53 PM »
Tesla cannot keep providing a free / subsidised infrastructure and fuel  for ever - that is a terrible business model.
Only on cars purchased before 1st January 2018.
Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on October 20, 2017, 06:52:59 PM »
Of course they quote a cost like that. They are trying to justify fleecing the motoring public. Image Shell putting their petrol up to 5/Litre then saying the rise was due to the cost of installing and maintaining a petrol pump and quoting 50K instead of the 7K it actually costs. You'd laugh your socks off and go elsewhere.
This story is about a man, who is not satisfied with his 100 million fortune and wants to make more by taking it out of our pockets. Typical of all big businessmen, worldwide.

I have seen figures from USA municipalities that put costs from $40,000 to $52,000 to install level 3 charging points,  you have to get the (3 phase) power to the site, pay for the actual electrical gear, prepare and concrete / tarmac the site,  pay your liability insurance in case your charger electrocutes someone etc.  etc.   Then there is an ongoing maintenance cost (including when the scrotes keep nicking your cables for the metal LOL).   Installing stuff on motorway service area is bound to be expensive as they are normally a long way from anywhere.

I will be happy when we can see the true cost being payed by EV users and then see what the economics are  - they cannot live in their taxpayer subsidised bubble for ever.  I have a feeling that private EV charging companies will want to see a return on their investment, as should government funded ones.  Tesla will want to raise their charges soon,  as they cannot keep providing a free / subsidised infrastructure and fuel  for ever - that is a terrible business model.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: I am Johnnyjazz no more
« Last post by Jocko on October 20, 2017, 04:46:14 PM »
Never been in one. I've envied a few cars then been extremely disappointed when I tried them.
Heard once about a guy who ordered a Morgan, waited 18 months to take delivery, then was too tall to get in it!
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Loose plug
« Last post by finn_mccool on October 20, 2017, 04:23:32 PM »
Good point on height adjustment - will check.
Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: I am Johnnyjazz no more
« Last post by peteo48 on October 20, 2017, 03:33:01 PM »
I had a ride in a Juke a few years ago. I thought it was a pointless vehicle - neither one thing nor another - very small in the back and the roof was uncomfortably low.

The Qashqai is different. A much more useable car. Long term reliability only average according to Which however.
Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Engine mounts knocking
« Last post by TG on October 20, 2017, 03:25:11 PM »
Bending the hanger on the exhaust is pretty difficult, but the one on the body is easier.  Bending up is just a case of putting the trolley jack under it, but bending down or sideways requires a bit extra leverage - tightening a pipe wrench on to the hanger then jacking under the handle is enough to move it by 10mm, although might need to put two wheels on the kerb or use stands to get enough room.  If you have a convenient pipe or angle iron then it might be done by hand.
Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Air temperature when heater set to cold
« Last post by Deeps on October 20, 2017, 03:24:39 PM »
I checked the silver metal air con pipes ,after the car had warmed up, and they were warm where they entered the bulkhead.
its not going to matter much as the weather will be getting colder but will get it checked out next year.

Don't try that with the aircon on, one pipe will be hot enough to burn you, the other will be cold enough for you to stick to it and get a freeze burn.
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