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Old 04-30-2006, 02:34 PM   #1
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Honda FIT threadfest.

I took the bike down to the local Honda dealer to look at the CRV's. They have better mpg's then my S-10 PU, all wheel drive and I could sleep in the back on a road trip.

Then I saw the FIT. A new model, Small, very good MPG's, 31/37 and I could also sleep in the back on a road trip. I was impressed, but mostly with the MPG figures and the price. 16,000! for the sport model, and 14,000 for the standard model.

Does anyone have one or have you gone to look at them? What do you think and what have you heard about them?
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:45 PM   #2
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Just read the new Car & Driver, they picked it as best in its class
after testing 7 or so others. They liked a lot of things about it.

Pick up a news stand copy or try their website or google.

They said it has been selling in Europe under the Jazz name prior.

They had a review of the Dodge Caliber in the same issue.
Cheap and sporty. From $14k (FWD) - $20k (AWD)
They make an $SRT$ version with 300HP but they are only making it FWD...
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:45 PM   #3
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looks like what the civic should have been before it became the accord and the accord became a Crown Vic...

They had them at the Denver auto show but the doors were locked... booo.... pre-prod model...

The name is odd, but that's about all...
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:46 PM   #4
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that XR650R is badass.
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:53 PM   #5
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I'd get this Longhorn special...

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Old 04-30-2006, 02:55 PM   #6
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Might have to give it a second look. It was covered by yuppies when we went over there the other day and we couldn't get within 20 feet of it.

Hit the Scion dealerships locally today to pick out the one we're gonna get tomorrow. They were sold out of damn near everything, and particularly the model/colors we were looking for. SHIT. 30-120 day wait to get one special ordered from Japan with side curtain airbags. . SHIT. Xb's are flying off the lots, too. ZERO Xa's at two local dealerships.

It'll be interesting to see how Honda hits that market. I've had my heart set on the scion for a year but if they're unobtainium, we're off to the Honda lot.

I hate the Fit commercials, though. AAGH.

Love the yaris "spider" commercial.
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:58 PM   #7
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I'd get this Longhorn special...

Ugly.
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:05 PM   #8
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Ugly.

Yeah, but when your inside looking out they ain't bad.
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:06 PM   #9
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Here is a summary of that Car & Driver article I mentioned.

Rank of the 7 tested:

1) Honda Fit Sport
2) Nissan Versa 1.8SL
3) Kia Rio5 SX
4) Toyota Yaris S
5) Hyundai Accent GLS
6) Dodge Caliber SE (They likes the SRT 300hp much better in another review.)
7) Susuki Reno

Fit summary:

Quickest 0-60, quickest 1/4 mile, second best fuel economy.
Best seats, most expensive interior, Acura Grade cluster.
42 Cubic feet of space with seats folded.

Highs:
Overty sporty handling, classy interior.

Lows:
Mediocre 3/4 visablility, no dead pedal.

Verdict:
The go-cart of economobiles.
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Ugly.
Yeah I know you are, but what am I?
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:08 PM   #11
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Ugly.
So is this

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Old 04-30-2006, 03:11 PM   #12
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Yeah I know you are, but what am I?



Didn't say it was a bad car, just ugly. Never liked that type of styling. I know it's functional, and I'm usually all for functional, but it's still an ugly car.
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:27 PM   #13
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I don;t like this either


But this... Looks completely different to me. In person, it looked even better. Me thinks I am going to order one.



Check the inside. The entire back seat folds down, but they didn't have a pic of it.




And room for my loved one... Oh baaaaaa-by



Found a picture with the back seat down.

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Old 04-30-2006, 03:50 PM   #14
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Hey, that looks great if you are a midget. What if you are normal height, like this guy?



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Old 04-30-2006, 04:41 PM   #15
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Okay...just got back from our local Honda dealer (the one nearby, anyway). Not a damn Fit on the lot. Maybe one stray Civic or two.



Back to cargo discussions.



Xb with Pinball machine.

I think it's for the older people like me that don't have one of those newfangled nintendo things.



Hmmm. Spare human. I thought the Trunk Monkey was all the rage.
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