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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by John Ratsey on April 13, 2021, 04:30:15 PM »
There is a whole class of poorly maintained, generally older and privately owned diesel vehicles which are terrible for the environment. Get them off the roads ASAP. Newer, properly maintained and professionally driven diesel vehicles may not be the heart of the problem.

Start by banning small engined diesel cars over a certain age.
I would create the "air quality levy" as a supplement to the annual VED. Perhaps zero for Euro 6 emissions compliant and progressively increasing as the vehicle become further from the current best with diesel hit much harder than petrol. The amount of this levy would be selected to provide a strong incentive to change. Some of those smaller diesels have got very low annual VED which is an incentive to keep them so the rules have to get re-worked.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Your favourite thing about your Jazz?
« Last post by JazzMusic on April 13, 2021, 04:09:16 PM »
The thing I love most about my 2020 Jazz is how gently it drives. No camparison to older Honda Jazz or even the Insight. They really took their time at Honda in developing.
15'' wheels also contribute to the nearly perfect ride.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on April 13, 2021, 03:51:34 PM »
Whilst on my daily run yesterday, there was a bit more traffic around than usual. I particularly noticed the stink coming from an old diesel Corsa. Later on, three generic delivery vans and two pick up trucks from an organic soil provider passed me, all diesel, all completely no odour detectable to me. And I was running, breathing deeply and I am asthmatic.

So what is my point?

Banning ALL ICE vehicles in one go is too ambitious. There is a whole class of poorly maintained, generally older and privately owned diesel vehicles which are terrible for the environment. Get them off the roads ASAP. Newer, properly maintained and professionally driven diesel vehicles may not be the heart of the problem.

Disregarding rail freight and prioritising it rail for inter city public transport over freight seems crazy in a world where human journeys suddenly seem a lot less necessary, certainly in the world of business. Redesign HS2 as a clean freight delivery mechanism to hubs and take another look at road freight.

As far as I can see, banning the ICE is seen as some sort of magic bullet but like any bullet, it is only targeting a single problem. There is a much wider picture to look at which needs a multi-level nuanced approach.

Start by banning small engined diesel cars over a certain age.

Governments have to bring in draconian measures to make sure car makers have reason to invest in making electric cars, otherwise as I have said before, BEV are too expensive to interest  lot of people, and still have range problem.  Some makers seem to be looking at hydrogen as a cleaner alternative to existing ICE - without the range problems of BEV, but once again it will come down to hydrogen infrastructure, cost of vehicle and cost of fuel. Due to its intermittent nature wind is really more useful for producing hydrogen - look at UK gridwatch and wind has had no real presence on the grid since last Friday,  and today at one point was down to 0.2GW ( 0.5% ).
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Road holding
« Last post by Jocko on April 13, 2021, 03:07:12 PM »
I have my tracking checked anytime I buy new tyres or have work done on the steering/suspension. It is cheaper than tyres.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Road holding
« Last post by geoffchats on April 13, 2021, 02:35:34 PM »
Hi,
My jazz cvt is 10 years old and done around 65,000 miles but I must say the roadholding is less than impressive, it doesn't  like sweeping bends at all. I've  had several cars around this size and they all handled better, any ideas for improvement, it has Michelin tyres,
Chris
I have a 2009 Jazz EX with I-shift...and I have never felt anything other than total confidence in the roadholding. I suspect that your issues are as a result of tyre pressures (I run my Toyo Proxes CF2s, cold, at 2.1-bar front and 2.2-bar rear) or perhaps a fractured spring or failed damper? Any of these issues could cause the symptoms you describe but I guess it could also be failed bush(es) in the suspension or a deformed wheel or failed wheel bearing?

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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Road holding
« Last post by richardfrost on April 13, 2021, 02:32:59 PM »
Well there'll be no hand brake turns in the Mk4!
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by richardfrost on April 13, 2021, 02:29:21 PM »
Whilst on my daily run yesterday, there was a bit more traffic around than usual. I particularly noticed the stink coming from an old diesel Corsa. Later on, three generic delivery vans and two pick up trucks from an organic soil provider passed me, all diesel, all completely no odour detectable to me. And I was running, breathing deeply and I am asthmatic.

So what is my point?

Banning ALL ICE vehicles in one go is too ambitious. There is a whole class of poorly maintained, generally older and privately owned diesel vehicles which are terrible for the environment. Get them off the roads ASAP. Newer, properly maintained and professionally driven diesel vehicles may not be the heart of the problem.

Disregarding rail freight and prioritising it rail for inter city public transport over freight seems crazy in a world where human journeys suddenly seem a lot less necessary, certainly in the world of business. Redesign HS2 as a clean freight delivery mechanism to hubs and take another look at road freight.

As far as I can see, banning the ICE is seen as some sort of magic bullet but like any bullet, it is only targeting a single problem. There is a much wider picture to look at which needs a multi-level nuanced approach.

Start by banning small engined diesel cars over a certain age.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Road holding
« Last post by peteo48 on April 13, 2021, 02:22:02 PM »
The Jazzes I have owned have all been decent as opposed to outstanding from the road holding perspective although I admit I rarely take any car these days to the limits.

I don't think the Jazz is the best in its class for road holding - the Ford Fiesta seems to take all the driveability plaudits - but I don't necessarily recognise the issue raised by chrisv.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Anglia Car Auctions - Classic Car Sale 01-05-2021
« Last post by Jocko on April 13, 2021, 01:57:38 PM »
I have had a scan through the entries for the upcoming auction, and this absolutely stunning Suzuki SC 100 Whizzkid jumped out.
From its MOT in January:

Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
heavy corosion under vehicle
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