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Old 05-20-2018, 09:20 AM
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The Fit is noisier than some other cars in its class. For me that's outweighed by things I like more in the Fit than other cars.


Your flying analogy is ridiculous- first of all, people do sometimes choose quieter planes when they fly, or choose their seats based on proximity to the engines.
And when I fly I wear noise-cancelling headphones, which is something I can't do in a car (it's illegal to wear headphones while driving).
 
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Brain Champagne View Post
The Fit is noisier than some other cars in its class. For me that's outweighed by things I like more in the Fit than other cars.


Your flying analogy is ridiculous- first of all, people do sometimes choose quieter planes when they fly, or choose their seats based on proximity to the engines.
And when I fly I wear noise-cancelling headphones, which is something I can't do in a car (it's illegal to wear headphones while driving).
Well you kind of just proved my point didnít you? when you talked about how you drown out noise on jets....and wrote something that leads one to believe you would also wear the noise canceling headphones in a car as well but you donít because itís Ďillegalí while diving?




 
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You don't need to put illegal in quotes.




And no, I disproved your point. I said that noise IS a factor, just not enough to sway me to buy a different car. Why are noise complaints laughable? Noise is one of many factors people consider when buying a car. Is ride quality laughable too? Fuel mileage? Ease of getting in and out? Headroom?
 
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Old 05-20-2018, 02:54 PM
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Noise is just one of many factors ... noise is OK for me but a CVT? No thanks. Diversity, it's what makes America great.
 
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Originally Posted by Brain Champagne View Post
You don't need to put illegal in quotes.




And no, I disproved your point. I said that noise IS a factor, just not enough to sway me to buy a different car. Why are noise complaints laughable? Noise is one of many factors people consider when buying a car. Is ride quality laughable too? Fuel mileage? Ease of getting in and out? Headroom?
Sorry, I was trying to type on my computer but the keys are so clicky and the fan is so loud. Not to mention how slippery the whole thing feels. I decided to move the computer to my left so the fan could only really be loud in one ear. I couldnít take all that racket so i just decided to put on headphones.

You were saying?


 
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One of the reasons more luxury type cars are heavy is that they put in a lot more material to absorb noise. It doesn't matter to me so much, but it matters enough to people buying a Lexus or similar that they accept the tradeoff of extra weight, with the attendant loss of fuel economy and handling.

The thing about road noise on a test drive is that most people will be thinking about other things, likely including a salesman talking to them about how good the car is. Over time, like weeks of commuting, it wears on you more. Again, for me this isn't an issue, but even if you dismiss luxury car buyers as somehow interested in the wrong aspects of driving, they take the time reviewing high performance summer tires at TireRack to talk about road noise.
 
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:05 PM
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Arguments for and against

Arguments in favor of my buying another Fit:
  • Fuel economy - over the 90k miles I've driven my Fit so far, it's averaged 42-43.
  • Reliability - apart from battery failures, no breakdowns caused by mechanical or electronic issues
  • Spaciousness in the car (you feel like you're in a much bigger vehicle than you actually are)
  • I like the spacing of the gear ratios on the 6MT box
  • It goes 10k miles between oil changes (though some other vehicles would as well, with my pattern of driving), and is pretty cheap to maintain generally
  • I live only 2 miles from a Honda dealership, that has a very good reputation for reasonable prices, good service and honest behavior.
Arguments against:
  • Uncomfortable: drives of over 90 minutes end in a backache
  • Feels underpowered on steep hills on freeways (of which there are many on my regular drives): I need to turn the a/c off and drop to 5th gear to get up some of them comfortably at 60-70mph
  • DIY servicing difficult because of front jacking point being so far back
  • Sh!tty AM radio
  • Nowhere to dash mount a cellphone that doesn't cause a glare when driving in bright sunlight, such that reading a navigation app on it is near impossible
I'm thinking seriously about an HR-V for my next vehicle purchase, which will probably be in 2020-21. I'm thinking in terms of running the Fit until its first smog test comes due, which will be at about 200k miles, given my current rate of driving.

Originally Posted by Bach
Noise is just one of many factors ... noise is OK for me
I guessed. I played the toccata from BWV540 yesterday, and with two 32ft pedal stops open, hit 97db in the coda!
 

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The jack point can be mitigated by driving your car on a ramp, or maybe a couple of 2x4. Then with a low profile jack it can be lifted it up. I've used a ramp on mine and it's easy enough and doesn't take much time.

This is where I mount my phone and I use it for navigation all the time: Phone mount
 
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:52 PM
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If Honda offer Hybrid for Fit, it will be in my next purchase. Also, if they throw in a variable interval wiper, it will be great!
 
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 2Rismo2 View Post
The jack point can be mitigated by driving your car on a ramp, or maybe a couple of 2x4. Then with a low profile jack it can be lifted it up. I've used a ramp on mine and it's easy enough and doesn't take much time.
+1 on both the ramps and low profile jack.

ramps:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/r...IaAk5bEALw_wcB


jack:
https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-...ump-61253.html





this is the exact gear I use, and can get under my old car, which has low ish ground clearance. (and yes, can even reach beyond the rear diffuser)

 
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:41 PM
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wats with all the stickers. they’re not even on straight.
 
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:53 PM
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Wait, where is the front jack point?
 
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:20 AM
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If i was to total my 15lx 6mt, i would Definetly replace it with another lx 6mt. I love the simplicity and lightness, the gear ratios are fun, and noise is not an issue seeing as ive put intake and exhaust to increase it lol. No other car has the combo of handling, efficiency, utility, and fun at this price, plus i love the interior layout. I need my cars to react to my input, and keep up with my driving habits, i can thoroughly flog my gk and still get upwards of 30mpg while kicking expensive cars butts on the backroads.
 

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