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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Exhaust Head Shroud
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 11:47:33 AM »
There are plenty of cars running about with heat shields missing, they are normally no detriment. The one you have to watch out for is the cat, which gets very hot indeed, and is more likely to be near other components or wiring.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by richardfrost on Today at 11:45:36 AM »
Well clearly I am bucking a trend. From being someone who was in the office 5.5 days a week, I am now able to work from home two to three days a week, which is purely down to the internet and remote working technologies.

My two sons both steadfastly refuse to have cars. The eldest learned to drive and did drive until he moved to London. Now his Jazz is parked on my drive here in Yorkshire and does 5 miles a month. He does not need a car in London.

My younger son is the reason I still keep the Jazz. I have said I will pay for him to learn to drive and his running costs for the car, as it is now a family asset. He is totally not interested as he can get by with buses, rides and taxis here and there.



Very interesting and very relevant. For most of us learning to drive and getting a car was a rite of passage. It still is for some but increasingly less so and the percentage of youngsters learning to drive has fallen sharply. Increasingly they live in an on-line world. Not only that but many would rather spend the money on travel to far distant lands. Many kids today are incredibly well travelled. They also don't have the irrational hang ups many of us have about taxis and prefer to head off into town in a taxi where they can have a drink if so inclined.

On top of that, the model of car ownership is changing. PCP and leasing are growing all the time. My daughter, for example, has turned her back on the responsibilities of ownership and does 2 year leases.

It's these generations that will embrace a new world where car ownership might even be seen as slightly odd.

Exactly. We assume everyone will be like us and the truth is, they might not be. And changing factors in car design, parking, leasing, travel requirements, make it really hard to predict what problems vehicles of the future will address.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 11:33:11 AM »
Well clearly I am bucking a trend. From being someone who was in the office 5.5 days a week, I am now able to work from home two to three days a week, which is purely down to the internet and remote working technologies.

My two sons both steadfastly refuse to have cars. The eldest learned to drive and did drive until he moved to London. Now his Jazz is parked on my drive here in Yorkshire and does 5 miles a month. He does not need a car in London.

My younger son is the reason I still keep the Jazz. I have said I will pay for him to learn to drive and his running costs for the car, as it is now a family asset. He is totally not interested as he can get by with buses, rides and taxis here and there.



Very interesting and very relevant. For most of us learning to drive and getting a car was a rite of passage. It still is for some but increasingly less so and the percentage of youngsters learning to drive has fallen sharply. Increasingly they live in an on-line world. Not only that but many would rather spend the money on travel to far distant lands. Many kids today are incredibly well travelled. They also don't have the irrational hang ups many of us have about taxis and prefer to head off into town in a taxi where they can have a drink if so inclined.

On top of that, the model of car ownership is changing. PCP and leasing are growing all the time. My daughter, for example, has turned her back on the responsibilities of ownership and does 2 year leases.

It's these generations that will embrace a new world where car ownership might even be seen as slightly odd.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Fan cuts in frequently
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 11:17:03 AM »
On my Volvo S40 the A/C came on with windscreen demist and you couldn't override it.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Fan cuts in frequently
« Last post by Rhysfjf on Today at 11:04:28 AM »
I've noticed that when i have my blower fan on and blowing down to feet, if i then turn it to windscreen the bloody A/c comes on, so i have to keep turning it off.

Yup! Constantly making sure that the display reads A/C off is the only way.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 10:40:45 AM »
Watched the video. That's amazing. Safety wires just there to stop it if it ran back.

In a not too dissimilar vein, here is the Tesla challenge on Pikes Peak.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmWSnvWsV2s
and the actual run.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5t4DNvbNqs

Notice they have the charging ports on the roof!

And the Electric GT racing supposedly starts this year http://www.electricgt.co/
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 10:08:24 AM »
Link, as written, doesn't work, but this does.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=39&v=EUwzWHD3Htg
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: advice on buying a mk2 jazz
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 10:01:24 AM »
My have the Mk 1 and 1st gear just seems too low for comfortable use on the flat. I suppose that with a small engine you need a low gear for starting on steep hills but there feels like a huge difference between the ratios for 1st and 2nd.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by auntyneddy on Today at 09:29:44 AM »
Just received a video about a Range Rover Sport  Hybrid and it's completion of what was called impossible. In China is  Tieanmen mountain at the top is the gate to heaven.  It has a road that has 99 bends and then there are 999 steps to climb. Land Rover in their wisdom thought it might do as a publicity thingy but everyone shook their heads. Well after completing the 99 bends on the mountain road it then tackled the 999 steps. It did it. Looking at the video at a guess I would think the steps rise at an angle of 45 degrees. There were safety wires but allegedly did not help. One slip and it would be a case of packing the Range Rover back to UK in a small cardboard box, wouldn't have done the driver much good either.
The video is: http:/www.flixxy.com/range-rover-climbs-999-steps-to-the-gate-of-heaven.html
it is 6mins plus long
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: I-SHIFT failure
« Last post by applicationcen on Today at 09:24:52 AM »
I've done 27k in my iShift so far, so good. It is a 2010 model EX iShift.

I have not taken it in to Hendy Honda for its service and MOT this year. For the first time I have taken it to Volksberg and Newbold in Torquay.

I think the service cost at Hendy would  be in the region of 275, then add 15 for a rental car to get home in. Then 8 in top up fuel for the rental car.

Would anyone recommend extending the warranty? I have had it under warranty since I bought it four years ago. Never had to use the warranty, nor call the AA service included with the  warranty.
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