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Old 28 May 2008, 11:31 am
stolarskin
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Default Honda Fit Feedback wanted

Thinking about getting one.
Any comments appreciated.


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Old 28 May 2008, 03:03 pm
Dave Garrett
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Default Re: Honda Fit Feedback wanted

In article <OTe%j.54030$7a.32566@bignews1.bellsouth.net>,
stolarskin@bellsouth.net says...

> Thinking about getting one.
> Any comments appreciated.


New-generation Fit is due out in the US this fall as a 2009 model, with
a new body style and more powerful engine. Depending on what you want,
you could either wait for the new model, or try to get a deal on a
current-generation model as the dealers try to unload remaining
inventory. The latter approach may or may not bear fruit, however, as
Fits have been in short supply since their introduction (although I have
been seeing them on dealer lots more over the past few months).

Google "2009 Fit" for some pics of the new model to see if you like it
or not - I personally like the current body style in Fit Sport trim. I
test-drove one a few months ago and felt that it was comfortable and had
more than adequate power for a car in its class. I might consider
something a little larger and more powerful if I had to drive long
distances on a regular basis, but otherwise it's a fine car that is
really a welcome return to Honda's roots.

Dave

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Old 28 May 2008, 04:15 pm
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Default Re: Honda Fit Feedback wanted

stolarskin wrote:

> Thinking about getting one.
> Any comments appreciated.
>
>


I test drove one, and have read feedback from owners. The main
drawback to the current Fit is the fuel economy: it's geared lower than
the Civic to improve performance, and actually gets worse fuel economy
on the highway than a Civic. It is fun to drive, although I found the
clutch and shifter in the 5 speed to be less fun than the ones in my old
Civic Si.
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Old 28 May 2008, 07:08 pm
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Default Re: Honda Fit Feedback wanted

I have AOn Wed, 28 May 2008 11:31:37 -0400, "stolarskin"
<stolarskin@bellsouth.net> wrote:

>Thinking about getting one.
>Any comments appreciated.
>


I have a 2008 Fit sport w/automatic trans.
Plenty of room in such a little car, really impressive.
Standard options include ABS, side airbags and curtains, and decent
sound system. Really liked the way the rear seats can be configured.
Could use a telescopic steering option.
Fuel economy could be a bit better, with 3000 miles on the odometer
I am averaging 32 MPG (approx. 60% hwy & 40% city) since new.
Keeping the RPM below 3000RPM helps.
Have seen a high of 36 MPG with about 70% hwy.
The standard shift should do about 2MPG better.
I'm hoping fuel economy will improve some after it's broke in more.

Would I buy another one?
At this point yes, but I've not had it long enough to know
a couple of years from now.

Comfort level is ok but does not compare to a Camry or Accord.
No experience with Corolla or Civic so I can't compare to them.

Do check out the Nissan Versa, I liked it , But thought the
Toyota Yaris was crap.

Bob
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Old 28 May 2008, 10:37 pm
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I have a Honda Civic Hybrid, I was given a Fit as a loaner for 3 days while
I was having some warranty work done on the Civic....I am 6'4" & I could not
find a comfortable position in the Fit, there was not enough legroom,
hip-room or anyplace to put my right elbow. I thought the controls bordered
on comical there isn't even a temp gauge....the stereo looks like something
out of a cheap boombox...speaking of which, the car had all the sound
deadening of a tin can.
The performance seemed jumpy with lots of noise and nothing to show for it.
In case you did not guess, I did not care for the car I found it far
inferior to the Civic for little difference in price (Sport vs LX).
Yes the Civic is no Acura, but it is worlds better than the Fit. In my
experience, the smoothest quietest Civic is the Hybrid but it is not for
people trying only to get the cheapest ride available....if that is what you
are after, yeah, it will probably be a fit, but try a base Civic, you might
be surprised what you get for your $$$$.

"stolarskin" <stolarskin@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:OTe%j.54030$7a.32566@bignews1.bellsouth.net.. .
> Thinking about getting one.
> Any comments appreciated.
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Old 29 May 2008, 11:49 am
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Default Re: Honda Fit Feedback wanted

Have tried the Versa.
Very nice ride, though didn't go much over 50 mph.
Seemed pretty quiet.
Alot solider feeling than the Scions, in fact.
Both my daughters have one.
Mileage on Badbobs Fit, seems to be pretty bad
for such a small car.
Disapointed to hear about the Yaris, though.
I'm thinking because of the central mounted speedo,
it's tooled after the Scion.
I am an hour away from the nearest Toyota dealer, so driving my truck
over there is a $30 decision to make.
Looks like the dealers are all jacking the prices of the little cars up,
so we're getting jammed from the gas and car companies now.
So I'm looking for relatively decent mileage and cheap car.


> Do check out the Nissan Versa, I liked it , But thought the
> Toyota Yaris was crap.
>
> Bob



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Old 29 May 2008, 09:56 pm
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Default Re: Honda Fit Feedback wanted

On May 28, 10:31 am, "stolarskin" <stolars...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Thinking about getting one.
> Any comments appreciated.


Full MSRP here in Houston, Tx - will wait ...
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Old 30 May 2008, 06:13 am
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In article
<56b1464a-5471-4e47-8116-90102ba73dc0@k37g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>,
2000 Civic hatch <rob.fruth@gmail.com> wrote:

> On May 28, 10:31 am, "stolarskin" <stolars...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > Thinking about getting one.
> > Any comments appreciated.

>
> Full MSRP here in Houston, Tx - will wait ...


It's funny how idiots base their idea on what the car should cost based
on the random number the mfr puts on the sticker, and not what the value
of the car itself is.

Gotta have it below sticker or else it's not a value. Really. So if
Honda placed the sticker at $8000, you'd still say "nope, not at sticker
price; gotta be lower". Right?

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Old 30 May 2008, 09:05 am
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I'll take one at 8K.
Versa is assembled in Mexico,
why is it $16K base?
I'm pretty sure the labor cost there is pretty low.


>> Full MSRP here in Houston, Tx - will wait ...

>
> It's funny how idiots base their idea on what the car should cost based
> on the random number the mfr puts on the sticker, and not what the value
> of the car itself is.
>
> Gotta have it below sticker or else it's not a value. Really. So if
> Honda placed the sticker at $8000, you'd still say "nope, not at sticker
> price; gotta be lower". Right?
>



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Old 30 May 2008, 09:26 am
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Default Re: Honda Fit Feedback wanted

Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> In article
> <56b1464a-5471-4e47-8116-90102ba73dc0@k37g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>,
> 2000 Civic hatch <rob.fruth@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On May 28, 10:31 am, "stolarskin" <stolars...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>>> Thinking about getting one.
>>> Any comments appreciated.

>> Full MSRP here in Houston, Tx - will wait ...

>
> It's funny how idiots base their idea on what the car should cost based
> on the random number the mfr puts on the sticker, and not what the value
> of the car itself is.
>
> Gotta have it below sticker or else it's not a value. Really. So if
> Honda placed the sticker at $8000, you'd still say "nope, not at sticker
> price; gotta be lower". Right?
>


mean while, they're still pouring money into their existing gas guzzler,
thereby wasting what they were hoping to save....
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