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What you DONT like about your Fit

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Old 12-04-2018, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by solidpoint View Post
Isn't that like buying a Ferrari and then bitching about the gas mileage?
Honda sells their Civic Type R engine as a boxed item. Weekend project?
hahaha... my other car IS a Type R😋
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by 2Rismo2 View Post
Why would the kid not be seatbelted or in a car seat?

I can open the 60/40 seats from the inside? The latch mechanism works from inside the car to lower the rear seats?
NO, you can't. How is this unclear?

Guessing you've never taken a long drive with kids? They've had kids fall out of the baggage door on Cessna aircraft while in-flight, so yeah, kids will be kids.
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by solidpoint View Post
NO, you can't. How is this unclear?

Guessing you've never taken a long drive with kids? They've had kids fall out of the baggage door on Cessna aircraft while in-flight, so yeah, kids will be kids.
I can't help if your statement is unclear as I can certainly lower both rear seats from inside the Fit.

Yes, I have 2 kids and have taken several long trips with them.
 
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:24 PM
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The small battery is my only gripe so far
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:43 AM
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Almost 7 yrs on OEM battery. Starts every time. To me - it's perfect. The lighter the battery, the less weight to haul around.
What do you mean the battery is too small for you? Do you use it as weight to work out?
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:00 AM
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I didn't notice last winter so much but this winter, every time it was below freezing, the wiper washer fluid lines would freeze up rendering it inoperable. And Ive tried different wiper fluids.

Very annoying when driving in slushy conditions.

Otherwise, still a fantastic little car.
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by _nifty_ View Post
The small battery is my only gripe so far
Not sure why you worry about the size ó it all has to do with how much is needed to start the car, run electrical stuff, etc. and the Fit's pretty efficient. I live in north-ish Canada and my OEM battery lasted 9 1/2 years (80k km) but start was "getting sluggish" @ -30C. Honda dealer insisted they had to do a diagnostic for $50 + $50 labour + $130 for battery. Picked up a new battery @ Canadian Tire for $125 and changed myself in less than 10 minutes.
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:47 AM
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ground clearance and shocks

I have a 2010 Sport Fit and my complaints are two: 1) that it is so low to the ground, the bottom of the front bumper scrapes on many things. I wish it were covered with rubber or some other kind of protectant. and 2) really needs better shock absorption...not sure if other shocks can be installed on it or not. Other than that I love it. Temp was -10 last week and it started immediately. I consistently get 34 mph (manual).
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Canuck09Fit View Post
Not sure why you worry about the size ó it all has to do with how much is needed to start the car, run electrical stuff, etc. and the Fit's pretty efficient. I live in north-ish Canada and my OEM battery lasted 9 1/2 years (80k km) but start was "getting sluggish" @ -30C. Honda dealer insisted they had to do a diagnostic for $50 + $50 labour + $130 for battery. Picked up a new battery @ Canadian Tire for $125 and changed myself in less than 10 minutes.
Thatís impressive. I just bought my Fit used, so Iím assuming it had the original battery in which would be 8 years old now.
We had a quite a few -30C nights in Ottawa this year and the battery died every time.
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:44 AM
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The Sport has stiffer shocks than the others to give better handling; also has lower aspect 16" tires that give a stiffer ride than the standard 15s. Long term fuel for my '09 Sport 5-spd is around 6.5l/100km (43mpg) (worse in winter but better in summer) but I'm also in Canada so our cars get better gas mileage than in the US...LOL.
 
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Are you using winter fluid? Ours is rated for -35 or -40 depending on brand and I've never had this issue.
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:17 AM
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Dislikes:
- Placement of the top mounts of the front struts
- Stock brake pedal feel (Motul Brake Fluid and SS brake lines)
- Stock suspension body roll (fixed with Swifts springs and Progress RSB)
 
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by _nifty_ View Post
The small battery is my only gripe so far
You could always shoe horn a 51R Battery into it and get a lot more bang out of your battery.....I did that, just so I could play my radio longer while parked....lol

I got a 2013 so it was a process getting it in there.....but not THAT hard.....

I've heard the newer models have plenty of room to put one in.......

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Old 04-04-2019, 09:07 AM
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I love my Fit, but like others, I wish it was a little more firmly planted at highway speeds, I wish the steering was a bit firmer, and I wish it had a little more top-end power.

I wonder if upgrading the stock 15" wheels to 16" Sport wheels helps the highway feel?
 
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:10 AM
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I went from stock steel 15s to alloy 17s and it felt a little stiffer and more responsive.
 
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Dphollings View Post
I went from stock steel 15s to alloy 17s and it felt a little stiffer and more responsive.
That's good to hear. I was considering swapping out with OEM Sport wheels from the newer years.
 
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:49 AM
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It's funny how features some people dislike is exactly what other people like.
 
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:37 PM
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Don't forget that by switching to bigger and heavier wheels, you'll also lose MPG and power...

A nice addition, at least on the GE, is the rear progress sway bar.
 
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:16 PM
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The Fit is a light car with a shape that catches side winds easily.
Weight the car down with a few hundred pounds of bricks will help...but then you might have a problem getting it to 70 mph.
 
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:22 AM
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i hate the visors!! they dont work if the suns on the side!!
 

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