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Old 07-13-2018, 04:10 PM
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2016 Honda Fit EX...I really like it....

Going on 2+ years now of ownership, and it struck me yesterday as I was driving around, how much I do like this Honda Fit.

It's NOT perfect.

IMO, the biggest flaw, is I think the front window pillars are so thick they cause pretty bad blind spots. I've learned to always look around them.
And...I seem to fight a never ending battle with front wiper blade drag and chatter.

But really?
I think the overall product is still great.
Fantastic storage space and configuration, and I really like the roomy "feel" Honda has always been able to create with The Fit.
It's a small vehicle, a sub-compact. But when I sit in it, and drive it, it just doesn't feel or seem small.
In fact when I see other Fits? I sometimes have a hard time believing they are the same vehicle I am driving because looking from the outside? They look so small. Then I realize, that's the same vehicle I'm sitting in....

Then I love all the advantages that naturally come with driving, maneuvering and parking a small vehicle.
It's really a "Little Big Car".

And while YES, I know it's not really powerful, or a sports car, Honda has been able to create a vehicle that IMO just feels faster, sportier than it really is...
It's fun to drive.

Just thought I'd chime in today, with how much I really do like my Honda Fit. Like any vehicle it has flaws, but I still think the overall ownership experience is great.
 
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:34 PM
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I'm with you. Love this car very much. Yeah, A pillar, yeah, AC, but so not shit when measured against all the other fantastic things this car is and does. Fanboy? Hell, yes.
 
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:19 PM
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Fit's of all generations don't compare well to cars of other classes, but they have always been class leading for what they are.

I'm also a fan, but I have to always add that "for what they are" asterisk.
 
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:51 PM
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glad to hear ure enjoying ur GK.
 
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:18 PM
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Just to add my 2 cents, not bashing on the CVT owners, My 2015 EX 6 speed has enough speed for daily driving.You don't need a turbo when you got a manual Going above 65 mph hour in the city is inviting a ticket. Also at Highway speed I have gotten used to the sound the engine makes at 75 mph, as a lot of here know, it's not perfect. I swapped to swift springs and put new set of wheels and tires (205/50/16) with proper offset the fit drives a lot better at least for me d=).
 

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Old 07-13-2018, 09:42 PM
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Totally agree with the descriptions here, very well said. The 6MT is plenty fast for traffic and a wonderful car for the price. Love my '18 EX that bought last week.
 
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:51 PM
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Another '16 EX 6MT owner here.
It is so easy to describe how I feel every single time I drive this car.
It's like I am on vacation.
In southern Europe.
Or some place exotic.
This car has a certain "rental car" quality. Something you would rent to travel through all kinds of awesome places for the first time ever.
Dependable, practical, simple and fun.
So you can focus on all the views and experiences, because driving this feels like second nature and nothing about it is difficult or stressful.
Brilliant little car this is.
 

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Old 07-13-2018, 10:24 PM
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I like my 2017 LX CVT so much that I take it out for a drive just to kill time. It is functional and practical. It is a great utility car that requires no modifications. I paid $800 so I can enjoy the scenery when I am driving instead of shifting gears. I'm happy to keep it stock except replacing the headlights with Sylvania Silverstar ultra. My only gripe is the cheap material that is used in the interior.
 

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Old 07-13-2018, 11:20 PM
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ive had my 2016 ex-l 6 speed for 2 weeks now. absolutely love this machine. best part: 5.5L/100km with the AC on max. the stereo is pretty garbage but i'm hoping to look after that at a later time
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by dilton View Post
ive had my 2016 ex-l 6 speed for 2 weeks now. absolutely love this machine. best part: 5.5L/100km with the AC on max. the stereo is pretty garbage but i'm hoping to look after that at a later time
That's good, 42.8 miles/gallon. The Honda average mpg is optimistic by about 2 mpg or .25L/100km.
 

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Old 07-16-2018, 03:26 PM
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on the topic of windshield wipers ... has anyone found a fancy way, to get the damn front blades from dragging against the wind?
 
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by vinylengraver View Post
Another '16 EX 6MT owner here.
It is so easy to describe how I feel every single time I drive this car.
It's like I am on vacation.
In southern Europe.
Or some place exotic.
This car has a certain "rental car" quality. Something you would rent to travel through all kinds of awesome places for the first time ever.
Dependable, practical, simple and fun.
So you can focus on all the views and experiences, because driving this feels like second nature and nothing about it is difficult or stressful.
Brilliant little car this is.
Itís interesting that you say this. I have exactly the same feeling when I drive mine.
 
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