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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Looking to buy first ever Jazz
« Last post by Jeangenie on November 13, 2018, 06:09:51 PM »
Finished early from work today and popped out to Loanhead to try a Nissan Leaf. I absolutely loved it. So quiet. I had an extended test run and it was such a joy to drive. Tried the one pedal driving but that was weird. It would take a bit of getting used to. Only fly in the ointment was the price. Even second hand it made the eyes water. Hubby is all for it.
I had a look at https://www.new-car-discount.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7Y-f6u7P3gIVB7TtCh1-DA7uEAAYASAAEgILu_D_BwE but they are not stocking Honda vehicles at the moment.
We are going to Western Honda in Edinburgh on Saturday. See what they can offer.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Upgrading Honda
« Last post by culzean on November 13, 2018, 05:04:15 PM »
I can't believe no-one mentioned one of the best new features, the mk2 has space for your foot next to the clutch pedal.

The Civic has a proper dimpled rubber footrest at almost same level as clutch pedal, on longer motorway journeys I like the Civic because of that.  The space in the mk2 is at floor level so not ideal, but still nice to have.
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Car Care & Detailing / Re: How did we clean cars in the old days?
« Last post by peteo48 on November 13, 2018, 03:40:47 PM »
I may be OK ;D - every 2 weeks at most for my car washing. One of the more respected detailing websites, PolishedBliss, point out that excessive washing is as bad as no washing as your car is subject to more abrasion. They recommend no more than once a week.
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Car Care & Detailing / Re: How did we clean cars in the old days?
« Last post by culzean on November 13, 2018, 03:11:27 PM »
A admire anyone who is prepared (or who has the time) to spend cleaning and detailing their car, the brother in law is absolutely meticulous with his, inside and out. Some of the results look fantastic. However, for me, I can't be arsed. If the car get washed more than once a year, it's only because you can't see what colour the car is anymore.

However, that does not preclude me from contributing to any thread I please, just because it's not going with the flow. We don't start threads like this for an echo chamber, it's to hear everyone's opinions, and sometimes maybe learn something we didn't know.




+1

Our next door neighbours lad during his late teens and early 20's ( married so moved out now ) would shampoo and chamois  his car pretty much every day and the street gutter ran with white froth ( if it was bad weather he cleaned the car in the garage) he even took number plates and wheels off very frequently to clean them and under the bonnet was clean enough for an operating theatre.  To me that level of cleaning was definitely verging on a mental illness, but his dad is a frequent ( couple of times a week ) car cleaner as well, so maybe it is genetic.

Never saw the car cleaning son trying to fix or repair his cars though, just clean them, so interested in appearance rather than functionality. 
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Upgrading Honda
« Last post by smilertoo on November 13, 2018, 02:59:43 PM »
I can't believe no-one mentioned one of the best new features, the mk2 has space for your foot next to the clutch pedal.
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Car Care & Detailing / Re: How did we clean cars in the old days?
« Last post by sparky Paul on November 13, 2018, 02:16:31 PM »
A admire anyone who is prepared (or who has the time) to spend cleaning and detailing their car, the brother in law is absolutely meticulous with his, inside and out. Some of the results look fantastic. However, for me, I can't be arsed. If the car get washed more than once a year, it's only because you can't see what colour the car is anymore.

However, that does not preclude me from contributing to any thread I please, just because it's not going with the flow. We don't start threads like this for an echo chamber, it's to hear everyone's opinions, and sometimes maybe learn something we didn't know.

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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: This damned tyre pressure warning system.
« Last post by peteo48 on November 13, 2018, 11:46:29 AM »


From that I'd conclude that those experiencing problems with it have a faulty system and it's a shame they can't get Honda to fix it.


I'd agree with that if only the damn thing would false alarm again! The garage has agreed to look at it if, when I get another false alarm, I leave the light on and take it in.


Since they made that promise - it has behaved itself. I have wondered about letting a few pounds out of one of the tyres and seeing it went off but it doesn't activate at low speeds and if it did go off it wouldn't be a false alarm.


I've reached a state of Karma. The system is crap - I just pretend I haven't got it until I see this thread again!
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Car Care & Detailing / Re: How did we clean cars in the old days?
« Last post by peteo48 on November 13, 2018, 11:38:43 AM »
Hope I haven't opened too big a can of worms! I'm a bit sad in many ways - I love watching car restoration programmes like Wheeler Dealers and Car SOS. I also watch a lot of YouTube videos of car detailing because of my somewhat OCD interest in keep the car clean. I think this arose from the fact that my Dad, when he became UK Sales Director for an industrial lighting company, got a Mk2 Jag (Inspector Morse). It was always important for him to arrive at meetings in a clean car so I got generous pocket money to wash the Jag every week and a bonus for "simonizing" it every 6 months. I actually loved doing it and found it quite therapeutic.

Over the years I have kept my cars in decent condition. Go back 25 years or so and I'd use Fairy Liquid heavily diluted. It was thought to be gentler than other dishwash soaps. A watering can to wet the car, sponge starting from the roof down, rinse then dry with a chamois leather. I'd use Turtle Wax about 2 or 3 times a year. Every so often I'd get the hose attached to the kitchen sink tap and run it through the house to the front door (much to my wife's disgust) to hose out the underside to get rid of salt etc. My car was usually the cleanest and shiniest on the block.

Over the years I've adopted new routines but then I started wondering if this was all going a bit far. My shed is full of spray bottles, microfibre towels, tins of wax and so on and I was buying products just to try them out.

Then I started thinking - "is this all a bit over the top" - in addition some detailers disagree with each other. On the 2 bucket method somebody said that you will always be rubbing against dirt so the fact that a tiny bit of extra dirt gets picked up in the bucket won't make that much different. A more recent video attacks the fashion for PH neutral shampoos because they don't clean enough.

So I've decided to simplify my routine a bit and get the wife off my back for all the detailing clutter I've got in the shed (I have 25 microfibre towels, 3 different car shampoos, 3 different car waxes and sealants, 3 buckets, 3 detailing brushes, 3 different quick detail sprays, Autoglym Aqua Wax and I am only scratching the surface!

I suppose my general point is that it's a lucrative market and, like a lot of the best marketing campaigns, taps into fear - if I don't use this lotion my skin will wrinkle, if I don't use this car shampoo my car will rust away to nothing.

Told you I was sad. On run off - get some Optimum No Rinse, great stuff, no run off and bio degradable!


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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Looking to buy first ever Jazz
« Last post by Roy C on November 13, 2018, 10:38:35 AM »
I saved almost, 5,500.
 Buying brand new, from New Car Discount..... https://www.new-car-discount.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7Y-f6u7P3gIVB7TtCh1-DA7uEAAYASAAEgILu_D_BwE

I would, certainly, use them again.
I cannot see Honda as an option on this site  (maybe I missed it!)
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Which crush washers for 2012 Hybrid GP1?
« Last post by herut on November 13, 2018, 10:06:36 AM »
Hi Culzean. Thank you for your reply. The reason I was looking for confirmation of the Honda part numbers, is because I hope to order the crush washers online.

My understanding is that:  94109-1400 (14mm) is the correct OIL plug drain washer; and,
                                           90471-PX40000 (18mm) is the correct CVT plug washer, but before ordering, I wanted to make sure that those were correct for a 2012 Jazz Hybrid GP1. If anyone can confirm these part numbers, that would be great as I did not find an 'exploded view' of parts with part numbers.

Thanks,
Jeff
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