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Old 02 Apr 2006, 07:11 am
N.E.Ohio Bob
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Default Any Honda 'Fit' owners?

Honda Fit Sport took first place in the "7 $15,000 Compacts Compared!"
story in the May 'Car and Driver'.
The car reminds me of the '86 Civic Wagon that I owned for a short
time. Wish I could find some specs on that old car to see how it stacks
up to the new one.
Any 'Fit' owners out there? bob ('92 Accord LX)

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Old 02 Apr 2006, 11:00 am
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Default Re: Any Honda 'Fit' owners?

Except for those in Asia and Euope, none are for sale as yet here in
the United States.

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Old 02 Apr 2006, 02:01 pm
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Default Re: Any Honda 'Fit' owners?

Hi there. Here is a copy of a posting I made to a ng a month or so ago (not
sure which one). Basically I totally love my Honda Jazz (Fit translates
badly in the UK. = something that you do when you're at the end of your
tether).

I have 1.4 basic model.

- Very good round town. Very nippy in all "close quarter" situations
- Mine hardly ever goes over 30mph. Most trips less than 5 miles YET 41 mpg
[NOTE: That's UK mpg, I think it's about 32 mpg in US galls]
- Noisy on motorway
- Not amazingly powerful at speed
- Not so good on high speed motoring, that said VERY good in stop-start
driving situations, so if you're a motorway traffic jam every day, you'll be
fine.
- Gearbox is amazing
- Drive select (P - D - N - R lever, you know) is a bit vague; there's no
gate on it and it's easy to slip into one of the weird low torque D options
only to find out you're in it when you want to zip off .
- (optional) Boot bags total waste of time
- Roof mounting storage thing is quite nice, but not worth the money
- Don't bother with those boot/shelf mats. They get in the way
- Wish I'd got the automatic air temp option
- Rear windscreen washer - wiper is poor but works
- Quite slow to warm cabin in the morning
- Mine's never been back to the dealer. Hooray!
- Easy to keep clean
- Stereo OK, but see note below...
- Good to park / reverse
- Kids like it
- Will easily take 2 adults and 1 kid in back seat.
- Totally easy to shuffle seats around. Hooray for that too.
- Good leg room front and back.
- Rear view mirror vibrates (worst case vibration found so far is Pink
Floyd's "One of these days" when it gets to the on-off-on-off bit). Might
need to avoid death metal too (but that's for a whole different reason) .
- Magic seats are just that; very clever
- I'd recommend this car if you drive round town. It works.


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Old 02 Apr 2006, 07:19 pm
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Default Re: Any Honda 'Fit' owners?

w9cw@yahoo.com wrote in
news:1143993600.997138.266980@u72g2000cwu.googlegr oups.com:

> Except for those in Asia and Euope, none are for sale as yet here in
> the United States.
>




Canada gets them. I see ads in the paper, but have not seen them in the
metal yet. They remind me of a Chevy Aveo.

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Old 03 Apr 2006, 06:13 am
N.E.Ohio Bob
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Default Re: Any Honda 'Fit' owners?

David Wynne wrote:
> Hi there. Here is a copy of a posting I made to a ng a month or so ago (not
> sure which one). Basically I totally love my Honda Jazz (Fit translates
> badly in the UK. = something that you do when you're at the end of your
> tether).
>
> I have 1.4 basic model.
>
> - Very good round town. Very nippy in all "close quarter" situations
> - Mine hardly ever goes over 30mph. Most trips less than 5 miles YET 41 mpg
> [NOTE: That's UK mpg, I think it's about 32 mpg in US galls]
> - Noisy on motorway
> - Not amazingly powerful at speed
> - Not so good on high speed motoring, that said VERY good in stop-start
> driving situations, so if you're a motorway traffic jam every day, you'll be
> fine.
> - Gearbox is amazing
> - Drive select (P - D - N - R lever, you know) is a bit vague; there's no
> gate on it and it's easy to slip into one of the weird low torque D options
> only to find out you're in it when you want to zip off .
> - (optional) Boot bags total waste of time
> - Roof mounting storage thing is quite nice, but not worth the money
> - Don't bother with those boot/shelf mats. They get in the way
> - Wish I'd got the automatic air temp option
> - Rear windscreen washer - wiper is poor but works
> - Quite slow to warm cabin in the morning
> - Mine's never been back to the dealer. Hooray!
> - Easy to keep clean
> - Stereo OK, but see note below...
> - Good to park / reverse
> - Kids like it
> - Will easily take 2 adults and 1 kid in back seat.
> - Totally easy to shuffle seats around. Hooray for that too.
> - Good leg room front and back.
> - Rear view mirror vibrates (worst case vibration found so far is Pink
> Floyd's "One of these days" when it gets to the on-off-on-off bit). Might
> need to avoid death metal too (but that's for a whole different reason) .
> - Magic seats are just that; very clever
> - I'd recommend this car if you drive round town. It works.
>
>

Thanks! Will get hold of the dealer today and find out their story.
bob
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