Hey guys, I own a 2007 Fit Sport manual that I bought with nearly 100k on the clock in 2014. It has given me very little trouble until this year but like they say, when it rains, it pours (literally in this case).
1) The car consumes a lot of oil, I mean like a quart in 500 miles. There are no oil drips and no blue smoke. I have always done my own oil changes at recommended intervals since buying the car. I am going to swap the PCV valve this week to see if that fixes it but I am not optimistic. Anything else I should check after PCV or safe to assume something is seriously wrong with motor?
2) The transmission has developed the (apparently common) dying input shaft bearing noise. It sounds very rough but has not left me stranded yet. Was the transmission improved at all on the GE or is this a GE issue as well?
I can honestly say I am not easy on the trans/car in general. I want a manual Fit because it loves to rev and the gearbox/chassis/suspension are great. Lets me haul stuff to work but just as fun to throw into a corner as my Evo IX. I don't want to have to worry about the trans in GE going because I like to rev match downshift and so on.
3) Water leak! On several occasions I found the carpet behind the driver's seat soaked. Also water in spare tire area. After a search, I discovered the faulty door design theory. So I took off the panels and used aluminum tape to close the problem holes and reattach the plastic liner. I am not convinced this fixed it totally. Carpet is still damp sometimes, just not as much. I read that someone removed the door panels on a 2013 GE and there was no plastic film at all. Has anyone with a 2013 GE had water leak into the interior?
Oh and one more question. The fabric on the GD seats is like a magnet for dog fur. The GE has very different fabric. Any GE owners with dogs have an opinion on the fabric vs GD fabric?
Thank you in advance for any advice!