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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: CVT does it stop the car from rolling back?
« Last post by Jocko on January 15, 2021, 05:48:14 PM »
I assume this is why they replaced the earlier CVT (with a start clutch) with the later model with a Torque Converter.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: Michelin Energy Savers
« Last post by madasafish on January 15, 2021, 05:48:01 PM »
I have a 68 Jazz. The tyres michelin energy savers are ok but perhaps loud. Anyone have any experience with other decent tyres?
I'm looking for quietish ones. Crossclimates? Anyone with experience of these? Costco doing a deal on them.

I switched n 2018 from michelin Energy to Michelin Cross Climate.
One third worn after 18k miles.

Only noisy on (rare) small continuous ridged surfaces (once only).
Handling in dry ? Good.

In recent sno and mud? Excellent.

The Energy Savers were scary in snow - like driving on tiptoes with not a lot of grip.
With Cross Climates, they feel very poised on snow  (and mud).

I do beekeeping every fortnight along 200 meter rutted track alongside side of a hill.The other beekeeper with a BMW X5 4x4 (with summer tyres) refused to drive along teh icy track. The Jazz got along with ease. Parked facing up a frosty slope. No issues at all getting out - Traction control engaged only once.

Expensive but highly recommended.

Lose 0.5mpg on fuel - measured over years.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: CVT does it stop the car from rolling back?
« Last post by Jazzmeister on January 15, 2021, 05:27:26 PM »

Thanks for the information.

As the car is already in drive I assume they mean when you take your foot off the brake and depress the accelerator.
No just after you take your foot off the brake.
It appears the gearbox puts itself into neutral after you hold the brake for a certain amount of time and then once you release the brake it needs to switch back into drive and re-engage the clutch, both of which causes the delay you experience, then the car will creep forward as it would normally do when in Drive with the brake off and not facing up an incline.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: Michelin Energy Savers
« Last post by Redstart on January 15, 2021, 05:17:14 PM »
Crossclimate plus I should have said.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: Michelin Energy Savers
« Last post by richardfrost on January 15, 2021, 04:48:25 PM »
I think you will struggle to find cross climate tyres that are quiet. I have had to be out and about today on ice and snow and my Nokian Weatherproof All Season tyres have been fantastic. But they are noisy and cost about 2-3mpg. This must surely be down to the tread pattern and all the snow catching sipes I imagine. Canít recommend them enough.

For clarity, these are on my 4x4 hybrid RAV4. My son is driving the Jazz at the moment on el cheapo tyres and nothing much has stopped him on our hills in this current cold snow/ice weather other than stationary traffic! Jazz Mk1 1.4DSi. I had a set of 4 full winter tyres on my Mk2 Jazz and the only thing it shirked at was snow which was too deep, although with a plough on the front I think it would have been unstoppable!
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Tier 3 and above.
« Last post by Jocko on January 15, 2021, 04:40:06 PM »
So the R0 is still between 1.2 and 1.3, the same as last week. It looks like we still have a way to go. Add to that the Brazillian strain is here in the UK (It is a bit pricklier than the homegrown variety).
Scotland had planned on having all home care workers vaccinated by the end of March, but now it will be completed this month. So good news there.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: Michelin Energy Savers
« Last post by Redstart on January 15, 2021, 04:39:13 PM »
I have a 68 Jazz. The tyres michelin energy savers are ok but perhaps loud. Anyone have any experience with other decent tyres?
I'm looking for quietish ones. Crossclimates? Anyone with experience of these? Costco doing a deal on them.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Honda Jazz Mk4 2020
« Last post by richardfrost on January 15, 2021, 04:35:20 PM »
I think the M2 and M20, for obvious reasons, the M42 for reasons unknown to me, the A14/M14 to Felixstowe and the M62 are the truck magnets of the UK. Every day of the week there are trucks going back and forth between Hull and Liverpool on the M62. This route is where we need a new high speed railway, for freight and commuters. Imagine how much more efficient that would be than a bazillion Diesel engines powering over the Pennines. Whenever there is an issue on the highest part of the M62, all this traffic piles onto the A58 through our local villages along the valley routes. As a driver around here, you really need to be on your toes.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on January 15, 2021, 04:32:18 PM »
I see the furore about the roof rails on the MG5 has been sorted out. Initially, the brochure said they were rated at 50 kg then the brochure was changed, and they were for "decoration" only. This caused a bit of an uproar for those that bought the car to carry bikes and the like, but now they have been reinstated as load currying, albeit at a reduced 35 kg.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Honda Jazz Mk4 2020
« Last post by Jocko on January 15, 2021, 04:22:39 PM »
I'm quite lucky "up North" here in Scotland. There are hardly any HGVs on the road at weekends and only a fraction of the "white van" brigade. There are more cars, and unfortunately half of them are "weekend drivers" (what used to be Sunday drivers), but the roads tend to be a lot quieter. And most of our motorways (apart from Glasgow) are two-lane for the most part.
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