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Old 12 Jan 2010, 04:00 pm
Erik
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Default New Honda 'Fit' Question

Hi all,

Whats the word on the street about the Honda Fit... any big issues or
gotchas?

I need a reliable car asap, and the Fit fits the pocketbook. I'm
thinking about the 5 speed.

Also, does anyone know if honda still prints factory shop manuals? I'd
like to get the dealer to throw in a set if I can pull it off.

Thanks,

Erik
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 04:35 pm
Guy
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Default Re: New Honda 'Fit' Question

On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:00:59 -0800, Erik <spam@this.com> wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>Whats the word on the street about the Honda Fit... any big issues or
>gotchas?
>
>I need a reliable car asap, and the Fit fits the pocketbook. I'm
>thinking about the 5 speed.
>
>Also, does anyone know if honda still prints factory shop manuals? I'd
>like to get the dealer to throw in a set if I can pull it off.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Erik



The last time I saw reviews on the Fit, it was a good car. I've seen
them on the street and they look a bit small with a high center of
gravity (at least to my eye). Might want to check the insurance cost
on one before you buy it so there are no surprises. Google for honda
fit and likely you find some forums on that car and it will definitely
give you some pointers.
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 04:48 pm
E. Meyer
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Default Re: New Honda 'Fit' Question

On 1/12/10 3:00 PM, in article
spam-982712.13005912012010@news.dslextreme.com, "Erik" <spam@this.com>
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Whats the word on the street about the Honda Fit... any big issues or
> gotchas?
>
> I need a reliable car asap, and the Fit fits the pocketbook. I'm
> thinking about the 5 speed.
>
> Also, does anyone know if honda still prints factory shop manuals? I'd
> like to get the dealer to throw in a set if I can pull it off.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Erik


Honda FSMs are distributed by helminc.com. Some of the dealers will order
them for you through their parts dept. See if the one you're dealing with
does. If so, they might be willing to deal that way. Never hurts to ask.

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Old 12 Jan 2010, 06:03 pm
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Default Re: New Honda 'Fit' Question

Guy wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:00:59 -0800, Erik <spam@this.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Whats the word on the street about the Honda Fit... any big issues or
>> gotchas?
>>
>> I need a reliable car asap, and the Fit fits the pocketbook. I'm
>> thinking about the 5 speed.
>>
>> Also, does anyone know if honda still prints factory shop manuals? I'd
>> like to get the dealer to throw in a set if I can pull it off.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Erik

>
>
> The last time I saw reviews on the Fit, it was a good car. I've seen
> them on the street and they look a bit small with a high center of
> gravity (at least to my eye).



So much so that it looks like it would weathervane or sail in a stiff
breeze.
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 07:22 pm
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Default Re: New Honda 'Fit' Question

Erik <spam@this.com> wrote in news:spam-982712.13005912012010
@news.dslextreme.com:

> Hi all,
>
> Whats the word on the street about the Honda Fit... any big issues or
> gotchas?
>
> I need a reliable car asap, and the Fit fits the pocketbook. I'm
> thinking about the 5 speed.
>
> Also, does anyone know if honda still prints factory shop manuals? I'd
> like to get the dealer to throw in a set if I can pull it off.
>




My sister has an '07. She loves it. No major problems. Few TSB's even.

You can buy the OEM Honda manuals direct from your dealer. If you buy them
at the same time as the car, they can come at a substantial discount from
what they would be as a separate purchase.

--
Tegger

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Old 13 Jan 2010, 12:58 am
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Default Re: New Honda 'Fit' Question

Erik wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Whats the word on the street about the Honda Fit... any big issues or
> gotchas?
>
> I need a reliable car asap, and the Fit fits the pocketbook. I'm
> thinking about the 5 speed.
>
> Also, does anyone know if honda still prints factory shop manuals? I'd
> like to get the dealer to throw in a set if I can pull it off.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Erik



A a city car, it seems great. If you do lots of highway driving, the
entry level Civic will ride better and probably even get better gas
mileage on the highway - the Fit has a smaller motor that revs higher on
the freeway. It (the Civic) also has better crash resistance.
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 04:00 pm
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On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:22:22 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv>
wrote:

>Erik <spam@this.com> wrote in news:spam-982712.13005912012010
>@news.dslextreme.com:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Whats the word on the street about the Honda Fit... any big issues or
>> gotchas?
>>
>> I need a reliable car asap, and the Fit fits the pocketbook. I'm
>> thinking about the 5 speed.
>>
>> Also, does anyone know if honda still prints factory shop manuals? I'd
>> like to get the dealer to throw in a set if I can pull it off.
>>

>
>
>
>My sister has an '07. She loves it. No major problems. Few TSB's even.
>
>You can buy the OEM Honda manuals direct from your dealer. If you buy them
>at the same time as the car, they can come at a substantial discount from
>what they would be as a separate purchase.

A co-worker has one, I have been in it a ton, drives very well. Lots
of room (I am 6'2"), very peppy on the highway. Fit and finish look
very good, I would consider one for one of my girls
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 07:57 pm
Al
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Default Re: New Honda 'Fit' Question


>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> Whats the word on the street about the Honda Fit... any big issues or
>>> gotchas?


I just got my new one 5 days ago and love it.
So far I am happy with it. It's just right for me.
Lots of head room.
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Old 28 Mar 2010, 07:48 pm
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Default Re: New Honda 'Fit' Question

We got six 8' 2x4's inside with a german shepherd and a passenger
too - all with the back hatch closed. Try that in any other car
that also get 45 mpg (Canadian!) I replaced a Ranger extend cab.
Also , it got 5.7 L/100km driving fron Vancouver to Toronto (two
people with a load includiing a ski box) within two weeks of being
bought. Plus the provincial government took $1000 of their purchase
tax.

>Erik wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Whats the word on the street about the Honda Fit... any big issues or
>> gotchas?
>>
>> I need a reliable car asap, and the Fit fits the pocketbook. I'm
>> thinking about the 5 speed.
>>
>> Also, does anyone know if honda still prints factory shop manuals? I'd
>> like to get the dealer to throw in a set if I can pull it off.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Erik

>
>
> A a city car, it seems great. If you do lots of highway driving, the
>entry level Civic will ride better and probably even get better gas
>mileage on the highway - the Fit has a smaller motor that revs higher on
>the freeway. It (the Civic) also has better crash resistance.


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Old 29 Mar 2010, 07:43 am
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: New Honda 'Fit' Question

In article <b3qvq5d6q8pu5o7st2i5mboo21qa5e2v98@4ax.com>,
laurie <dlellis@shaw.ca> wrote:

> We got six 8' 2x4's inside with a german shepherd and a passenger
> too - all with the back hatch closed. Try that in any other car
> that also get 45 mpg (Canadian!)


79 Honda Civic. I got a full size recliner in the back.

I also got wicked good gas mileage.
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