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Like many of you, I coast down hills whenever possible. You might have noticed that the car will occasionally shift down one or more gears while coasting downhill. This increases the revs and slows the car. I found that by flicking the right paddle shifter once or twice, the car goes into a higher gear, revs drop, and speed increases.
Of course, you don't want to be flying down a twisty hill at 90 MPH, but gaining a few MPH can help MPG.
My average mileage is slowly creeping up. Now that I am off the highway and using most of my fuel capacity, it's a long time between fillups. That's a good thing.
I'm still not allowed to post pictures but when that gets turned on, I'll put up a shot of my Ultra Gauge mount. The placement is not perfect, it covers up my low temp light, but Water Temp is a selectable item on the gauge so nothing really lost.
The gauge has really pointed out how much fuel even a moderate ...
"Now that some of us are lucky enough to have gotten our Fit's, it would be a great opportunity to compare and inform others what we are getting in MPG.
Perhaps list the level of Trim and actual mileage and displayed mileage by car computer.
My first tank I got 36.4 actual computer said 37.3 I have the EX-L
AC was used probably 85% of the time"
I'm at about 4cm drop in the front right now, depending on how level the car is sitting. I'm thinking about replacing the bumpers to increase the rate in the early part of the stroke. Keep in mind elastomer doesn't function like a raw, undamped spring. It has some inherent damping characteristics.
It's possible it will increase ride height a bit, but the amount I cut off was around 15-20 mm or so. I really don't think it will more than a few mm.
This car has an inherent ...
"The springs are stiffer than the ones that they made for the 09-14 model but lower the car less than the all previous models. 1 inch in front and 0.9 in the back. Some of you will probably be disappointed by the smaller drop but that is exactly what I was looking for. The bigger drops of other springs seem to be causing rubbing problems with just about anyone who has changed the OEM wheel/tire combo.
I'm not sure if they are on sale yet. I can't find them anywhere so far."
I'm aware, saw the pics. But they aren't engaged on OE, if they would be, your drop wouldn't be there, your ride height would be maintained like OE then.
Less than one inch drop front before cutting (steering turned to lift off the bump): One inch drop front after cutting 15 mm doughnut:
"I have two of these cars: one lowered, one completely stock. I can tell you the jounce springs are loaded as OE; I cannot reach under and spin them by hand. I am not at all concerned about some sort of premature wear to the jounce springs due to compression from lower ride height. They are designed to compress.
That's cool though. It sounds like you know what to do and what works for you."
Well, I guess if its a better fit for you. I didnt drive the manual Sonic or Fit so cant comment on it. I seem to remember a little bit better left leg room in the Sonic as sometimes I find myself pushing my leg on the dead pedal in the Fit. I'm the other way on the Chevy's and the Fit's styling. I know from your other threads your Fit woes, which really really suck, so I imagine if I'd gone thru the same thing I might feel the same.
Good luck with it whichever way you go.
"Trying to at least.... and have had plenty of sleep to think about
The Fit just hasn't been what I thought it was going to be. The quality issues have been aggravating and unexpected.
I find the Sonic to be much more refined on the road; quieter and more composed. The gearing of the manual is much better sorted, and the front seats are more comfortable with plentiful legroom. I also like the styling much more, I don't get the Fit's odd creases and holes in the bumper. The Sonic's pseudo motorcycle theme is kinda cool. Lastly, buying a car made here in the US makes me just feel better as well.
To me, the only things that the Fit does better than the Sonic are rear seat room (I'm not back there anyway, and it still beats the Fiesta), fuel economy, and I do know (unless I get a ..."
This is totally embarrassing! It all started with good intentions to wax and detail the car, and before I know it, I ended up with body damage!
While waxing the roof, I was resting the elbow that was not doing the swiping and whipping, and once I stepped back, there were three dents on the roof above the passenger door where I was resting it. Gasp!!!!
I can't believe that it dented that easily. I used to wash cars for Enterprise in college, and have waxed my cars, and ...
"I am gratefully cloning a thread initiated by Committobefit08 titled "What did you do to your GE fit today?" I quote Committobefit08's apt intro:
"Since the threads are slow today and I saw this on another forum (Acurazine) and thought it was a good idea I figured it would be interesting to see what people posted here.
Just fill in whatever you done to your fit today. If its a modification, washed it, drove, anything chime in. Could be a fun thread to see peoples progress/activity."
I'm just a psyched GK driver, and would like to snap a shot here and there in my travels, and pass it along, hoping to see what others are coming up with also.
For the curious observer, that is my wife/navigator riding shotgun, as always. Here's hoping for lots of peeps at interesting venues, ..."
ET, combined with tire width absolutely is the problem. No amount of spring rate adjustment on lowering springs will correct or prevent fender rubbing with too much off-set/ too wide tires.
Regardless of what the springs are "designed" for, lowering the car will cause the shocks and struts to compress the bump stops (jounce springs). The jounce bumpers are not only bump stops to reduce harsh bottoming, they are supplemental springs. They add a progressive rate to the ...
"Not the person you asked but anyway.
ET isn't a problem per se, I'm running 38 on 17x7.5 and have never heard or seen wheel touching the wells on mine.
I also think springs (not coilover kits) are not cross compatible between gd and gk because on gk the rear rides on bump stops all the time.
This might not be a noticeable problem if you only ride on smooth to slightly less smooth roads or on the circuit for some fun but if you often ride on rougher roads and have people sitting in the back, it gets old very soon."
Now with 2,200 miles on the Fit, I had it appraised by Beepi. If you've never heard of them, don't feel bad. They are a new company that works as a middle man for peer-to-peer used car purchases. They inspect car for sale, make an offer to the seller, deal with the banks for payoff or financing, and then resell the car on their site. If they don't sell you car within 30 days, they will buy your car from you for the price offered. They also guarantee to beat any dealer ...
"After a somewhat disappointing first 800 miles, I decided to see how much I could get for the Fit with a dealer. There's no used KBB values on the '15 yet, so it was a little bit of a mystery as to what the offer would be.
I took it to CarMax, just as a starting point, and they were very helpful. In fact, the young Korean saleswoman who helped me used to work at a Honda dealer and was very excited to see the new Fit for the first time. She knew all the details of the old one, and was amazed by the advancement of the new generation.
Anyway, back on subject, for my LX manual in Aegean blue and with 805 miles on the clock, they offered me $13,000. Not bad, and it gives me an idea to the private party (I had them appraise my old Focus at $3500 and I ended up selling it privately for ..."
I have approx 5500 miles (8850 km) on my odo and my oil life is at 50%. I plan on changing the oil in accordance with the maintenance minder, so somewhere between 0% and 15%. And no, your oil has no affect on your clutch pedal. Motor oil doesn't even enter the transmission.
"So I've owned my MT 2015 Fit since November now, and I am just below 10 000km's on my odometer. The oil reading on my dash still reads 40% for my oil life.
I plan on taking my Fit in tomorrow for the oil change.
The issue I am on the fence about is that THIS WILL BE MY FIRST OIL CHANGE.
So my question is:
When did everyone else take theirs in for their first oil change?
Does everyone else follow the oil life percentage?
I have also noticed my clutch squeaks everytime i press and release the peddle. Does this have anything to do with the oil?"
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