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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Extended Warranties - worth it or not?
« Last post by mikebore on Today at 10:57:45 AM »
I was reading what car, in the dentists yesterday (the May and June editions, no less), and a guy was asking about the need to have his car serviced by Honda to qualify for the warranty. He was told that under the Block Exemption Regulations he didn't need to, but those don't cover extended warranties. Only the manufacturer's warranty on a new car. For extended warranties it advises you check the small print or you could lose out on a warranty claim.

Thanks for the warning. Their FAQ says "You must have your vehicle serviced at a VAT registered garage in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Please ensure that you retain the receipted invoice as this will be required should you make a claim." I intend to carry on having it serviced at Vertu anyway.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 10:28:27 AM »
https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2018/01/it-s-time-accept-labour-manifesto-you-voted-promised-hard-brexit

Labour party has been totally disingenuous on their brexit policy, they thought they could play both ends against the middle and get votes from leavers and remainers - Corby said Conservatives were split, but Labour was in a thousand pieces.

Tony B Liar gave away the rebate Maggie negotiated and pushed through massive changes to EU constitution that had already been rejected in referendums by Holland and France - no way was he going to hold a UK referendum on the treaty he waved through.  B Liar was also in favour of joining Euro but was overruled by people who had more than 2 brain cells,  we dodged a bullet there but no thanks the B  Liar who was dead set on UK being more ruled by EU, ( and still is, the bloke has an ego bigger than the planet and a skin like a Rhino, but the brain of an educationally challenged  gnat ).

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1546731/Blair-agrees-to-speed-up-EU-treaty-talks.html
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Jocko and Culzean you're both regular posters with knowledge I respect. I like to tinker and get things running as well as I possibly can, which is why every so often I keep considering doing the adjustment. Part of my OCD wants to follow everything Honda has advised in the service schedule. You're both recommending not to bother so I'm going to sit on my hands and ignore them for now!

Let me tell you a story of a good deed a bloke I used to work with did, his mate had an oil pressure sensor that was playing up and work colleague said he would fix it

The sensor was stuck in the block and broke off while trying to unscrew it.

The body had to be drilled out, which left metal in the thread.

The colleague had to buy a suitable tap to clean out the fine thread, being very careful ( coat the tap with grease to trap any swarf ) but the tap went in too far and broke through the back of the oil gallery.

Now the engine had to come out of the car, stripped down and sent to a specialist welder to fill in the hole in the oil gallery.

Engine reassembled and sensor fitted engine fitted back into car.

A 15 minute job turned into a week and lots of s

That is what I think about when contemplating a job on a car that is not really necessary one thing really can lead to another you could say that the oil sensor playing up could have been ignored as long as the oil was checked regularly, but having started the job things rapidly escalated, I believe it is called Murphys Law.

If the car is running well - leave stuff alone...
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 10:19:45 AM »
Both Alistair Campbell and his partner in crime Tony B Liar are sleezebags of the highest ( or should that be lowest ) calibre, If either of them told me my lawn was green I would have to go and check it myself..
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Extended Warranties - worth it or not?
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 10:19:15 AM »
I was reading what car, in the dentists yesterday (the May and June editions, no less), and a guy was asking about the need to have his car serviced by Honda to qualify for the warranty. He was told that under the Block Exemption Regulations he didn't need to, but those don't cover extended warranties. Only the manufacturer's warranty on a new car. For extended warranties it advises you check the small print or you could lose out on a warranty claim.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Extended Warranties - worth it or not?
« Last post by mikebore on Today at 09:59:30 AM »
Thanks for the info which has come at a good time for me as the guarantee on my Mk3 Jazz expires in three months.... and I also bought mine from Honda Vertu....so I imagine I will be offered similar.

My attitude to extended warranties is similar to yours. BUT I bought this car because the CVT on my Mk2 Jazz died after 60,000 miles at five years old. It was going to cost 5,600 to repair which they reduced it to 4,000, which was still unacceptable to me. The resolution was that they gave me nearly the cost of the repair off the cost of a new car. So in the end the failure didn't cost me much except I had to buy a new car which I wouldn't otherwise have done. I really wish I had had extended cover on it.

"A burnt child fears the fire", but "lightning never strikes twice" etc etc so I am in a bit of a quandary. I do 14,000 miles a year in mine so the case for me is a bit stronger than for you.

I guess I will look at third party options and exclusions like you. My preference would be the cheapest possible cover that might have lots of exclusions, but which would protect me against the really big bills like CVT failing.

I have just taken out Warranty Direct Core Cover (just the big things). Cost is 102 pa compared to Honda Vertu quote of 325. Obviously the Honda policy covers a lot more but I only want protection for the big things. Policy allows repair by Honda dealer with Honda parts.

I contacted MotorEasy as well. They have a slightly better rating on TrustPilot but are not as customisable as Warranty Direct and would have cost quite a lot more.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 05:39:20 AM »
Which of these is it okay to throw out of the window, or do none of these manifesto pledges count, so long as you get any sort of brexit?
I am all for all of these things.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 01:16:42 AM »
Sparky P. Don't patronise me. I might have known you would turn this into an 'emotive issue'.

You say his mental illness "explains a lot", and then accuse me of patronising you? I'm not patronising you, I'm telling you that I find that offensive.

When you have had first hand experience of someone with long term clinical depression, then you can come back and call me what you like.

For the record, I knew nothing of this until today. However, in principle, it makes no difference to my comments concerning Campbell which reflect my view on him in a professional/public capacity. I am sorry if you and others find that offensive.


I'm sure you already know that your comments regarding your personal views of him do not offend me in the slightest, that is your opinion and entirely your prerogative.


there are those who suffer from depression yet would prefer to keep it private for fear it might colour or skew people's judgement on their abilities. That is something I do understand and respect.


I suspect there are many who feel they do not have any choice. I admire anyone who can talk openly of their mental illness, especially if that experience can help others. It's a difficult step to take.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by MartinJG on Today at 12:35:32 AM »
Sparky P. Don't patronise me. I might have known you would turn this into an 'emotive issue'.

You say his mental illness "explains a lot", and then accuse me of patronising you? I'm not patronising you, I'm telling you that I find that offensive.

When you have had first hand experience of someone with long term clinical depression, then you can come back and call me what you like.

For the record, I knew nothing of this until today. However, in principle, it makes no difference to my comments concerning Campbell which reflect my view on him in a professional/public capacity. I am sorry if you and others find that offensive. That is certainly not my intention. As a footnote, although subjective, in my own experience, there are those who suffer from depression yet would prefer to keep it private for fear it might colour or skew people's judgement on their abilities. That is something I do understand and respect.
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