Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Honda Acura > Honda 2

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 18 Jun 2007, 01:22 am
peter
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default is honda fit too slow?

I'm interested in small cars that can haul lots of stuff and gets good gas
mileage.
The honda fit seems to fit the bill. However, 0-60mph performance is rated
at 12 seconds, which is way slower than average. Does the car have trouble
going up a steep hill or merging into freeway? Most review I read about this
car did not mention anything about the slow engine.


Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 18 Jun 2007, 02:42 am
isquat@gmail.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: is honda fit too slow?

On Jun 17, 11:22 pm, "peter" <nos...@nospam.com> wrote:
> I'm interested in small cars that can haul lots of stuff and gets good gas
> mileage.
> The honda fit seems to fit the bill. However, 0-60mph performance is rated
> at 12 seconds, which is way slower than average. Does the car have trouble
> going up a steep hill or merging into freeway? Most review I read about this
> car did not mention anything about the slow engine.


the stick shift version reviewed by c&d did 0-60 sprint in 8.5 sec.
Unless the gearing was bastardized since then it should be around
that mark. I think even crap like prius does 0-60 in less than 12.
dunno about automatic though. It might be slower some.
which engine? us gets only 1.5 liter which should be plenty good
with the current gearing, maybe if smaller engine arrive
here they'd come up with tall gearing to compete with the
shitboxes from toyoda?

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 18 Jun 2007, 10:22 am
hman7@hotmail.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: is honda fit too slow?

On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 06:22:12 GMT, "peter" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

>I'm interested in small cars that can haul lots of stuff and gets good gas
>mileage.
>The honda fit seems to fit the bill. However, 0-60mph performance is rated
>at 12 seconds, which is way slower than average. Does the car have trouble
>going up a steep hill or merging into freeway? Most review I read about this
>car did not mention anything about the slow engine.
>


It depends on whether you have a manual or an automatic transmission -
response is very different. I have a manual and it is adequate for
freeway merging and for climbing hills, and overall mileage is 41
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 18 Jun 2007, 01:14 pm
Robert A. Cunningham
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: is honda fit too slow?


"peter" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
newswpdi.6204$Fw5.576@trndny02...
> I'm interested in small cars that can haul lots of stuff and gets good gas
> mileage.
> The honda fit seems to fit the bill. However, 0-60mph performance is rated
> at 12 seconds, which is way slower than average. Does the car have trouble
> going up a steep hill or merging into freeway? Most review I read about
> this car did not mention anything about the slow engine.
>

I bought a 5 five speed manual transmission Sport Fit about 10 days ago.
Consumer Reports recommended the manual trans. over the automatic because of
the slower performance of the auto. I am really pleased with both the
performance and the economy of the 5 speed. I drove up to the summit of Mt.
Wilson (5,710 feet elevation) just to test how in would perform in
mountainous terrain. I was more than satisfied. I knew it would not climb
in 5th gear, as the ratio is .757 (if my memory is correct), but 4th gear
was excellent for both the ascent and the descent.

As for freeway merges, that has not been a problem at all, in fact, it seems
to perform much better than the size of its engine would dictate.

Besides having greater fuel economy, and better performance, the 5 speed is
more fun to drive, IMHO.

Robert A. Cunningham


Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 18 Jun 2007, 02:34 pm
sapper
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: is honda fit too slow?

On Jun 18, 2:14 pm, "Robert A. Cunningham" <infojun...@dslextreme.com>
wrote:
> "peter" <nos...@nospam.com> wrote in message
>
> newswpdi.6204$Fw5.576@trndny02...> I'm interested in small cars that can haul lots of stuff and gets good gas
> > mileage.
> > The honda fit seems to fit the bill. However, 0-60mph performance is rated
> > at 12 seconds, which is way slower than average. Does the car have trouble
> > going up a steep hill or merging into freeway? Most review I read about
> > this car did not mention anything about the slow engine.

>
> I bought a 5 five speed manual transmission Sport Fit about 10 days ago.
> Consumer Reports recommended the manual trans. over the automatic because of
> the slower performance of the auto. I am really pleased with both the
> performance and the economy of the 5 speed. I drove up to the summit of Mt.
> Wilson (5,710 feet elevation) just to test how in would perform in
> mountainous terrain. I was more than satisfied. I knew it would not climb
> in 5th gear, as the ratio is .757 (if my memory is correct), but 4th gear
> was excellent for both the ascent and the descent.
>
> As for freeway merges, that has not been a problem at all, in fact, it seems
> to perform much better than the size of its engine would dictate.
>
> Besides having greater fuel economy, and better performance, the 5 speed is
> more fun to drive, IMHO.
>
> Robert A. Cunningham


I have an Automatic Sport. The engine does want to downshift when
going steep uphills, but it is nothing much -- best mileage has been
44 on freeway, part AC on. In city it consistently does way over 33
mpg including in winter.
I have noticed no inability to merge with traffic at highway speeds.
I do know that it is not a pocket rocket - but for the mileage I have
no complaints. My only complaint is that my wife likes to drive it
for her long commute and I get stuck driving a bigger vehicle.

Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 18 Jun 2007, 11:28 pm
Private Private
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: is honda fit too slow?

I found a Fit that was turbo-charged and it actually didnt hurt gas
mileage by very much. I'll have to find the link somewhere.

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 19 Jun 2007, 12:21 am
isquat@gmail.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: is honda fit too slow?

On Jun 18, 12:34 pm, sapper <sapper...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 18, 2:14 pm, "Robert A. Cunningham" <infojun...@dslextreme.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> > "peter" <nos...@nospam.com> wrote in message

>
> >newswpdi.6204$Fw5.576@trndny02...> I'm interested in small cars that can haul lots of stuff and gets good gas
> > > mileage.
> > > The honda fit seems to fit the bill. However, 0-60mph performance is rated
> > > at 12 seconds, which is way slower than average. Does the car have trouble
> > > going up a steep hill or merging into freeway? Most review I read about
> > > this car did not mention anything about the slow engine.

>
> > I bought a 5 five speed manual transmission Sport Fit about 10 days ago.
> > Consumer Reports recommended the manual trans. over the automatic because of
> > the slower performance of the auto. I am really pleased with both the
> > performance and the economy of the 5 speed. I drove up to the summit of Mt.
> > Wilson (5,710 feet elevation) just to test how in would perform in
> > mountainous terrain. I was more than satisfied. I knew it would not climb
> > in 5th gear, as the ratio is .757 (if my memory is correct), but 4th gear
> > was excellent for both the ascent and the descent.

>
> > As for freeway merges, that has not been a problem at all, in fact, it seems
> > to perform much better than the size of its engine would dictate.

>
> > Besides having greater fuel economy, and better performance, the 5 speed is
> > more fun to drive, IMHO.

>
> > Robert A. Cunningham

>
> I have an Automatic Sport. The engine does want to downshift when
> going steep uphills, but it is nothing much -- best mileage has been
> 44 on freeway, part AC on. In city it consistently does way over 33
> mpg including in winter.
> I have noticed no inability to merge with traffic at highway speeds.
> I do know that it is not a pocket rocket - but for the mileage I have
> no complaints. My only complaint is that my wife likes to drive it
> for her long commute and I get stuck driving a bigger vehicle.


you'd prefer that she wastes gas doing it the other way around?
a coworker of mine complained that a wife of his insisted on
suv. now he's divorced and is still paying for that P.O.S. of hers.
not sure who pays for gas. as for the "stuck" part: can't
you trade in for a mini or wait for a bmw 1? Then there is a very
polished by now civic si. yumm, so many choices, some affordable.
there's too little time in life to waste driving boring pieces of
shit.

Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 19 Jun 2007, 08:04 pm
DAB
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: is honda fit too slow?

peter wrote:
> I'm interested in small cars that can haul lots of stuff and gets
> good gas mileage.
> The honda fit seems to fit the bill. However, 0-60mph performance is
> rated at 12 seconds, which is way slower than average. Does the car
> have trouble going up a steep hill or merging into freeway? Most
> review I read about this car did not mention anything about the slow
> engine.


I have had mine for a year...sport auto and it is very peepy around town, no
problems up hills....but merging onto a highway takes planning cause yes it
is slow.


Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slow Tire Leak MLD Honda 2 0 07 Jun 2007 08:23 am
1996 Honda Civic - Strange Transmission Symptoms - Revs high, slow to accelerate moktarino@gmail.com Honda 2 5 07 Oct 2006 09:38 am
1996 Honda Civic - Strange Transmission Symptoms - Revs high, slow to accelerate moktarino@gmail.com Honda 3 4 03 Oct 2006 02:09 pm
Gas pumps all slow JXStern Honda 2 5 27 Mar 2005 12:35 pm
vibration when I slow down bkorcan Honda 2 4 27 Feb 2005 12:34 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33 am.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.