Honda FIT threadfest.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by 100mpg, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. Mike Butt

    Mike Butt Agent Provocateur

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    Mine is still going. Just put a set of BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S tires on them. :D
  2. Tifighter

    Tifighter thread killer

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    And here I was secretly hoping you'd go for the Transit Connect so I could vicariously live through you...:shog
  3. XPADREX

    XPADREX Funslinger

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    I'll tell ya- I dig that TC... ...but if a bike can't go in the back, then for me- it's a really awkward minivan.

    ...at least that's how it's starting to play out in my mind.

    The FIT is more utilitarian for our regular life, the more I look at it.

    It would need a roof rack so as to take an annual "turtle topper" as we call the cargo carrier, and a trailer hitch to tow a scoot on Ye Olde Kendon Single Rail.
  4. Tifighter

    Tifighter thread killer

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    We went through the same thing earlier in the year when we were shopping for the second car. We ended up with a Versa over the Fit as it was a LOT cheaper, but the Fit definitely is a better cargo hauler.

    I do like that Transit Connect though.
  5. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I spent my last 9-year go-round in the car business selling Toyotas.
    I'm now at a Honda dealer, and I'm a fan of these little buggers.
    Other than the thin, cheap shit carpet, I think they're great.
  6. Mike Butt

    Mike Butt Agent Provocateur

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    turbo diesel please:

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  7. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  8. Kris

    Kris Been here awhile

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    I am hoping to put some new life in this thread. I am strongly considering a new Fit Sport manual trans. I am replacing a 03 Corolla with 180 k miles. I am cheap and keep a car a long time. My choices are the Fit, another Corolla, I also am remotely considering the Outlander Sport since it is made locally. So far the Fit has peaked my interest the most. 'If you have a '12 or '13 Fit post some reviews Please.
  9. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    I got my daughter a Fit Sport, 2012, with auto transmission last summer. Very, very nice car. I actually thought about getting one for myself to replace my 02 Civic SI. they have the same dynamic feel, with lots of interior space, glass, etc. The Civic is a 2 door and payed for, so it stayed in the garage, for now. If I were to replace it, it would be a Fit. Yes, the Fit is slower, but I have other vehicles when I want to go really fast.

    In the Fit you just feel like you are going fast:lol3
  10. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    After <a href="http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688467">32 pages of blathering</a>, a 2013 Fit Sport with a manual trans is exactly what I bought.

    <img src="http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/541604_10200093846203669_994816376_n.jpg">

    I've had it for about 250 miles now - I got it on mile 60. Haven't depleted half-a-tank of gas. So far, I love it. I love the hauling capacity, both for stuff & people. I love that my 50 lb dawg fits perfectly in the rear hatch space. I love the fact that I'm 6'3" & have 6 inches of headroom. I love the way it handles & pops through the gears (I tried the paddle shifters on a Sport navi & hated them). I love that the brakes are pretty grabby. I love all the cupholders and the driver's armrest. I love the short throw on the clutch, and I love that fifth gear almost acts like an overdrive - you can use fourth as a passing gear at 60-70 & the engine isn't too wound up.

    About my only quibble with this car is that I'm not a fan of the way that you're not even done clutching all the way out in first before it's ready for second. It seems like it can't decide whether it's going to be a proper gear or a granny low and I should just start it in second.

    If I'd gotten an automatic, I'd have started fiddling around with the torque numbers and maybe gotten the chip re-programmed. But as it is, anything I want to do to this car is pretty much cosmetic.

    If anybody has a used set of yakima or thule racks they're getting rid of, give a holler. :deal
  11. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch Super Moderator

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    Just came across this on Jalopnik, thought it was worthy of a thread bump.

    Oh, I forgot to mention, I drove a 6-speed Fit
  12. Old Blue

    Old Blue Shallow waterman

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    Wife looked at '15 LX yesterday. I may have to take a closer look.
  13. Trust

    Trust but verify

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    Okay, has anyone else had an issue with 'hiccuping' or similar? It's not slipping clutch, but under hard accelleration, it feels like the hamster is tripping over itself...
  14. cab591

    cab591 Been here awhile

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    ...It's probably the hamster tripping over itself. :D

    Seriously though, sounds fuel related. Maybe the stock fuel pump can't keep up with hard acceleration demands? If it's a manufacturing issue, I'm sure it'll come up after a few months of thousands of these things driving in all sorts of conditions.

    Any other info? Geography of where you drive (weather, hills, elevation), driving style, manual or auto?
  15. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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    I looked at a 2015 LX 6 speed last weekend. Had high hopes, but too small for my big self and medium size kids. For some reason, the dash is closer on the passenger side than the driver side. My knees touch on the passenger side.

    Overall, for the price, the LX 6 speed is really nicely equipped.
  16. Old Blue

    Old Blue Shallow waterman

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    Same here. I was bummed because it's such a cool little car.

    Went with an Accord instead. Fernandez Honda in San Antonio was really blowing out their 2014s.
  17. PTC

    PTC Turd polisher

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    Got a 15 ex manual last night.
    Didn't test drive it.
    I've always had Hondas and the wifey wanted it so... It's much different than my
    03 civic. Not bad but it'll take getting used to. I HATE THE ARMREST!!!
    It's only good for storage and the passenger.
    The clutch has zero feedback? It's such a soft pedal it took a bit to feel the engagement.
    I stalled it right off and Ive had standards for 25 years.
    It's different. But it's a honda.
    I love the tick of the direct injection system.
    The seat configurations... It actually is pretty big on the inside. My interior bitches
    Are the armrest and the Lack any storage pockets with closures.
    That's it. I'm sure it will grow on me and I'll have it for ten years then pass it on.
    I love the oil filter location compared to the horrible 1.7 location.
    Carry on
  18. Trust

    Trust but verify

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    Woah, sorry, mused your reply.

    Conditions... All. Usually suburban driving, 25% highway. Not a lot of dust. 150ish-k miles, probably 140 when posted before. I doubt it'd be the fuel pump not manifesting itself before.

    Considering valves, alternator belt loose, coils bad/going....Other ideas?

    It's an 07...
  19. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 Long timer

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    Ignition coil, (s) going bad , causing an intermittent miss under load . Very common on early Fit's . Won't set a code unless really frequent .

    And you should have had the valve clearance checked at about 110,000 miles . ;)
  20. Trust

    Trust but verify

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    Had the valves checked around 100k miles.... I guess I'll have to consider the coils...