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Post by pittstop Wed 14 Aug 2019 - 12:47

No we haven't sold the Wind but my wife has traded in her 6 yr old Captur for a new Honda Jazz.

It's a top of the range EX Navi with auto transmission in a great shade of ORANGE.

The Captur was Black with Orange roof, mirrors & wheels but she's gone the whole Orange experience this time.

Only had it two weeks so far & she is well pleased with it.

The latest Jazz has all the benefits of previous models: reliability; space; quality; & a very high loyalty rating in the form of customers buying the same car again; but it has gained more style which sets off the Orange paint job well.

She's let me have a go & it's a good drive. Not as taut as the Wind but correspondingly smoother. Just have to get used to the redundant left leg!
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Post by Jim777 Wed 17 Feb 2021 - 0:47

You will find it reliable.

Honda's are fairly reliable cars, I'v had a sleak red Honda Civic coupe never had any trouble with it, and best of all and wish that I had never sold it was a British racing green Honda Delsol CRX VTEC 2 seater convertible, but as usual I needed the money, and the insurance got too much. Story of my life  Razz    

My 1.2 Wind is sort of similar looking with targa top style but is less than half the BHP of the Delsol. It was like a pocket rocket. Anyway glad to be back with open top motoring with my Wind, even if it is slower.

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Post by pittstop Wed 17 Feb 2021 - 11:24

A Delsol is a rare beast over here.

Now 18 mths into Jazz ownership & wife still well pleased.

I commented that the 2019 Jazz design had more "edge" than before which attracted my wife to it but it must have put off some traditional Jazz owners as the latest 2021 Jazz has returned to a more rounded; conservative; shape.
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Wed 17 Feb 2021 - 16:04

@Jim777 wrote:You will find it reliable.

Honda's are fairly reliable cars, I'v had a sleak red Honda Civic coupe never had any trouble with it, and best of all and wish that I had never sold it was a British racing green Honda Delsol CRX VTEC 2 seater convertible, but as usual I needed the money, and the insurance got too much. Story of my life  Razz    

My 1.2 Wind is sort of similar looking with targa top style but is less than half the BHP of the Delsol. It was like a pocket rocket. Anyway glad to be back with open top motoring with my Wind, even if it is slower.

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Yes, I've never seen a Delsol..but the side-on similarity to the Wind Targa shape and rear spoiler is great 👍
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Post by Jim777 Wed 17 Feb 2021 - 17:24

The Honda CRX was crazy money at the time in the UK, around £18k new, I was lucky enough at the time to have a workmate who was selling his imported 3 year old Honda Delsol, and i got it at a great price, as 'gray imports' direct from Japan were around half the UK price.

The only differences between the UK version and the imported version was mine had rear square number plates, and the UK version had rectangular numberplates. Also the imported version had no undersealing as they did not salt the roads in Japan, so it was a case of get under and get dirty, by painting the underside and arches with tar underseal, and the other problem was that the UK version had glass headlights, and my imported version had plastic headlights, which was an MOT fail at the time, if spotted. But my local MOT station did not notice or did not care, so that was a good result. Mind you all cars now have plastic headlights Razz 

Only downside with my Delsol, was that it was not the electric roof version, mine was with a manual roof, so I had to release roof clips and lift the metal roof off and put it in the boot. DOH! It was pretty heavy.
So nowadays my Wind wins out, by opening the roof electrically Very Happy

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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Wed 17 Feb 2021 - 17:38

Interesting information 👍
That manual roof having to be put into the boot must have been a pain !!....especially in the rain !!
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Post by pittstop Wed 17 Feb 2021 - 19:29

Better than the "manual" roof on my Fairthorpe Electron Minor.

Having undone the clips & domed nuts to remove the roof one then had to undo the bolts: large slotted heads which I used to undo with a coin; holding the sidescreens in place. 

Then only the sidescreens would fit in the boot so it was an act of faith to set out for a run with the roof at home on the front lawn! 

I got wet a few times!!
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Thu 18 Feb 2021 - 8:36

@pittstop wrote:Better than the "manual" roof on my Fairthorpe Electron Minor.

Having undone the clips & domed nuts to remove the roof one then had to undo the bolts: large slotted heads which I used to undo with a coin; holding the sidescreens in place. 

Then only the sidescreens would fit in the boot so it was an act of faith to set out for a run with the roof at home on the front lawn! 

I got wet a few times!!


The joys of motoring !! 😂
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