General Fit Talk General Discussion on the Honda Fit/Jazz.

What you DONT like about your Fit

  #21  
Old 04-06-2007, 07:19 PM
storm88000's Avatar
Frequent FitFreak Poster
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Posts: 588
Originally Posted by jrstinkfish View Post
I often accidentally turn off my stereo when I'm trying to turn the volume knob.

Haha, I've had my Fit about 2 weeks and I've done this probably 15 times. You just have to get used to it I guess.

Things I don't like:

1. Blind spot (something about the design of the rear windows makes a car difficult to see on the highway if they're in just the right spot)

2. I wish the seat was a little higher. I guess that could be taken care of with some sort of extra cushioning. I'm not a huge guy, about 5'8" so maybe that's why.
 
  #22  
Old 04-07-2007, 05:19 PM
scratchmarc's Avatar
New Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Posts: 6
I don't like the way the radio display dims so much when the running or headlights are needed during the day (in the rain, etc.). Not too much else to complain about, though.
 
  #23  
Old 04-07-2007, 05:43 PM
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 283
The amount of static produced by the seats when getting in or out of the car. Anyone else notice this? The shock when I touch the door is pretty powerful. Other than that, I'm getting the gas mileage, so I can't complain there...and I'm also draggin my 250lb. fat ass around, so it's pretty amazing actually! :P
 
  #24  
Old 04-07-2007, 07:51 PM
KittyFit's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 44
OMG!! It's been unusually chilly here in FL the last couple days and I have been getting the HECK shocked out of me on the door! Glad to know I'm not the only one! If it's the seats, I hope the neoprene covers I have coming will remedy it. Yeowch!
Kitty
 
  #25  
Old 04-07-2007, 08:31 PM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: CT
Posts: 37
Neoprene covers like what the Element has? Although I thought if a car had side airbags you couldn't put seat covers on. If you can than I just may invest in some. This week the baby E comes in...
 
  #26  
Old 04-07-2007, 08:33 PM
KittyFit's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 44
Frog, I am ordering them from Cover King through Costco, several others have them and are happy with them. They are designed specifically for the Fit, and have openings for the Airbags. Go to Costco.com and type in CoverKing to see em.
Kitty
 
  #27  
Old 04-07-2007, 09:03 PM
wordsunited's Avatar
New Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: cA
Posts: 20
Honda Fit is a great car. But like any car, there are always those inconveniences...

-No dead pedal
-Ankle getting tired from pressing the gas/break pedals (maybe it just takes some getting used to)
-No armrest (first car to see without one...but this can be solved easily)
-When I want to slide my front seats upward or downward, the lever barely budge...requiring a little more force to push it.

Besides that, once again, Honda Fit is a great car.
 
  #28  
Old 04-07-2007, 11:03 PM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 34
Originally Posted by jrstinkfish View Post
The seat fabric seems to attract hair like a magnet.
Didn't you get the recall notice about the hair on the seats problem? Go to your dealer and they will issue one of these to you. Problem solved.
 
  #29  
Old 04-07-2007, 11:42 PM
Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 74
My cousin gave me big clear plastic bags to cover the front seats. This eliminated my static problem. When I get off work my uniform can be dirty at times hence why I use a plastic bag to cover the seats. It looks like my Fit just came off the factory actually, or the dealer never bothered to remove the plastic seat cover.

Originally Posted by BigBadMadMan View Post
The amount of static produced by the seats when getting in or out of the car. Anyone else notice this? The shock when I touch the door is pretty powerful. Other than that, I'm getting the gas mileage, so I can't complain there...and I'm also draggin my 250lb. fat ass around, so it's pretty amazing actually! :P
 

Last edited by Sport; 04-07-2007 at 11:46 PM.
  #30  
Old 04-08-2007, 12:31 AM
Steeldog's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Alabanana
Posts: 689
Coverking seat covers

Kitty,

When you get the Costco seat covers, let us know how you like them. I am considering them, too, but they need to be good to justify the price.
Everything I have bought at Costco has been good for the price, but it would be nice to hear that these are really great.

Thankya, thankyaverrmuch.
 
  #31  
Old 04-08-2007, 01:31 AM
Someone that spends his life on FitFreak.net
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: san francisco, ca, USA
Posts: 1,092
1) AT mileage (which makes me more happy I got a MT)
2) rear view visibility
3) JDM. I really think the fit was better off if it was built here. It'd be cheaper, more people would own it, and definitely more options/trims. I'd love leather seat options for my fit. Same with nav system (altho the radio is very impressive). a frikin MOONROOF. XM radio. a 1.3i-dsi option.
 
  #32  
Old 04-08-2007, 05:49 AM
cheffyjay's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: washington
Posts: 530
Originally Posted by Sport View Post
Currently, there are only 2 things that are driving me nuts about my Fit:

1) Gas mileage.

2) S mode downshifts automatically. This pisses me off at times because according to the owner's manual, whatever gear I have the tranny set at is suppose to be where it's at just like driving a 5spd manual.
It should not downshift automatically in S mode when using the paddle shifters. It will, however automatically shift to 1st when you stop, is that what you mean? In S mode without the paddle shifters, it just changes the shift points a little--I couldn't see much difference in my acceleration tests between S and D.
 
  #33  
Old 04-08-2007, 06:51 AM
Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 74
No, that's not what I mean. Try maintaining your RPM to below 2500 on medium acceleration or anything that resembles a slight incline using the paddle shifters. In a manual, you can, but our AT Fits in S mode, you can't.

Originally Posted by cheffyjay View Post
It should not downshift automatically in S mode when using the paddle shifters. It will, however automatically shift to 1st when you stop, is that what you mean? In S mode without the paddle shifters, it just changes the shift points a little--I couldn't see much difference in my acceleration tests between S and D.
 
  #34  
Old 04-08-2007, 07:44 AM
Wave's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 1,093
The dead pedal issue is easily fixed by going to zetaproducts.net

My only gripe? Every damn kid in a Honda civic with a fart can mistakes me for a Civic SI at night and wants to race!
 
  #35  
Old 04-08-2007, 10:20 AM
KittyFit's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 44
Originally Posted by Steeldog View Post
Kitty,

When you get the Costco seat covers, let us know how you like them. I am considering them, too, but they need to be good to justify the price.
Everything I have bought at Costco has been good for the price, but it would be nice to hear that these are really great.

Thankya, thankyaverrmuch.
Glad to SD, I ordered from Costco based on the recommendations of others here, so I am pretty hopeful that the quality and look will be worth it. Got the email on the shipping, they say the covers will be here on Wed. Gimme a day or 2 to get them installed and drive with em on the seats and I'll give you my 2 cents by the end of the week!
Kitty
 
  #36  
Old 04-08-2007, 10:47 AM
mute's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 49
like other people here, i also don't really like S mode on the AT fit. It always changes by itself from 1st to 3rd gear. It bugs me cuz i'll be trying to accelerate fast or something, i switch to 2nd and then it immediately switches to 3rd like less than a second after. ugh...

i also don't like the shock effect, especially when its really dry outside. no car has ever shocked me as bad as the Fit has.
 
  #37  
Old 04-08-2007, 11:34 AM
aznguyen316's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 443
good thread, very informative. Plan on getting the Fit soon, good to have an idea of what to look out for. THanks guys
 
  #38  
Old 04-08-2007, 11:49 AM
F0NIX's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Tromsų, Norway
Posts: 510
I have seen all your comments about what yuo DONT like about your Fit.

Well, after I some thinking I can only find one thing I don't like about my litte Fit (or Jazz): It is too fun to drive!

Since it is so much fun to drive, I often just jump into the car and drive a little around and use fuel that cost a lot (it is about 1.95US$ pr Litre)....
This way, I'm using too much fuel, the odometer is going to far, I even had to increase the milage on the insurance. So now it is even more expencive to own...

PS! I have not seen anything to the blind spot some of you mentioned. Maybe we have diffrent mirrors on the European Jazz?
And the mpg I think is just where it should be for this car.
 
  #39  
Old 04-08-2007, 12:18 PM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 184
Originally Posted by F0NIX View Post
...and use fuel that cost a lot (it is about 1.95US$ pr Litre)...
Up here in Toronto, you get regular gas (89 octane with freaking mandatory 10% ethanol that increases the fuel consumption) for C$1/liter, that's about US$0.87/liter, in the States is even cheaper... no wonder you Europeans drive overwhelmingly MT...

My son lives in Gjovik, her mother a local Norske girl...
Ha det bra
Chris
 
  #40  
Old 04-08-2007, 05:32 PM
storm88000's Avatar
Frequent FitFreak Poster
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Posts: 588
Originally Posted by scratchmarc View Post
I don't like the way the radio display dims so much when the running or headlights are needed during the day (in the rain, etc.). Not too much else to complain about, though.

You know you can change that, right? Just adjust the dimmer setting, it's the same knob that controls your mileage above the fuel gauge. The parking lights need to be on to adjust the dimness.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: What you DONT like about your Fit


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.