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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Fan cuts in frequently
« Last post by Rhysfjf on February 20, 2018, 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 February 20, 2018, 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 February 20, 2018, 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 February 20, 2018, 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 February 20, 2018, 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 February 20, 2018, 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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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: advice on buying a mk2 jazz
« Last post by auntyneddy on February 20, 2018, 09:16:55 AM »
I have not driven a MK1 but only yesterday on the A30, I remarked to my Wife about the many comments about the I vtec engine and it's lack of power under high revs. I was in 4th going uphill and at 3000 revs it pulled very well changing into 6th and continued to accelerate. My only complaint is the vicious difference between 1st and 2nd and it is a curse with an Ishift box especially in hilly narrow lanes. Of course I can hang onto 2nd by putting it into manual.  I expect those with a manual box have the same problem as they I believe are virtually identical except the Ishift equipment.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by richardfrost on February 20, 2018, 08:56:26 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.

I really do get that car manufacturers will not agree on a standard interchangeable battery though. That would take regulation and the enforcement of a 'formula' for autonomous self charging city cars.

I guess my real point is that whatever is the right solution for a city, this solution will not work in a rural environment, where journeys may be fewer in number but much greater in duration and complexity.

It seems to me that the real answer is in fuel cells and not batteries. This solution would seem to support urban and non urban vehicle types and journey patterns. It feels that the vehicle manufacturers have gone for batteries because of short term benefits and avoided the heavy continuing research that would inevitably result in a practical fuel cell solution, eventually.
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New Members / Re: *Opens Door into Jazz Club*
« Last post by richardfrost on February 20, 2018, 08:42:01 AM »
Hey @richardfrost - haha! Please, I want to know what they were..? :D Mentioning Ford?

The first rule of Jazz Club is - you don't talk about Jazz Club.

The second rule of Jazz Club is - you DON'T talk about Jazz CLub.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC1yHLp9bWA (Fight Club)
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by ColinB on February 20, 2018, 08:25:21 AM »
The single biggest thing may well be cost. If autonomous ride sharing is cheap enough (they reckon it can be done cheaper than current subsidised bus fares) then people may be happy to change.
Sorry, but the laws of economics just donít work like that. It may be technically possible to run an auto-Uber service cheaper than buses, but anyone setting up such a system is going to do it in order to make money and they will charge what the market will bear in order to maximise their return. And if a large part of that market has no choice (because they canít own an EV), why should they set the charges at a low level ? Aha, you say, thereíll be competition between multiple providers. Whilst you may start off with competition in any particular area, the history of deregulated bus services suggests that the competitors merge or get taken over so you end up with one big provider who basically charges what they want.
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