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Old 04-20-2017, 07:47 PM
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I sold my GD3 after 2 months.

I decided to buy a GD3 in Feb to make my 2002 Tacoma a secondary vehicle because it has 265K miles. I have owned the truck for about eight years.

I picked up an 07 GD3 Sport 5 Speed MT, storm silver with only 101k miles. I was getting awesome mileage. 35 mpg average on a 70 mile roundtrip commute to work.

Before the truck, I owned a 1998 Acura Integra ls 5 speed but it got stolen at school. I figured I could go back to a smaller car again but I was wrong! The first two weeks was fine driving to work since the car was new (to me) and a change that I was not used to, psychologically. As weeks went by, I grew more and more bored of the car. On the weekends, I would drive my truck and loved every moment of it. The feeling of being higher off the ground, bumpy/ rough ride (it's lifted), and big tires.

I had thought about buying wheels and suspension to give it a "fun" driving appeal and look but didn't want to invest into the car since I knew I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep it long term. The only thing I did was buy a Genuine Honda Aluminum Shift Knob, and T1R suede shift boot to replace that rubber one. I also replaced the halogen fog lamps to yellow LED's. I also only received one original key with the car when I purchased it. I bought two aftermarket ones off eBay, had them cut, programmed, and paired to the car so it could start.

I started thinking about selling it about a month ago but didn't jump the gun to list it on craigslist until this past Saturday night. At first, i was only "testing the waters" as I had listed that I was willing to trade for a 4Runner.

From Sunday to Tuesday, I received four e-mails, but only two calls out of those four. One person came on Monday to check it out and told me in advanced that his friend was selling a similar one but with an automatic transmission. He was going to give me an answer the following Wednesday. But on Tuesday, a girl e-mailed me then texted me and came the same day. She test drove it and loved it and we agreed to a sale.

I don't miss it one bit.

PS: During the two months I had owned the car, it rained pretty hard in California. Not a drop went inside the spare tire compartment or got any of my carpet wet. Must have been a rare find :P

TL;DR
Bought a fit, didn't like it, sold it after two months.


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Old 04-20-2017, 09:39 PM
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Cool Story Bro!

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Old 04-21-2017, 12:53 PM
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Thats unfortunate. Hope it found a happy home/owner. Kinda hard to compare the driving experience to your truck. But it is a valid experience to know that you like being in a taller vehicle above traffic, rather than a smaller/low vehicle IN traffic.

I used to have a lifted Nissan Frontier and while I thoroughly enjoyed going on trails and what not...the street experience was not what I wanted. It sounds like I'm the opposite of you, I like being low slung and in traffic whether its on my 600rr or my Fit. I feel like I have better spatial awareness not to mention I like driving spirited thru curves etc which a truck isn't ideal for.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:35 PM
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Everyone has a personal right to enjoy whatever they enjoy.
Sounds like you enjoy the ride feel of big truck.
OK.
If you can afford it? Go for it.
Personally I think the best, is if you can afford it, having both.
A IMO fun small vehicle, that is economical to own and drive, and a Big Truck.
Since you say you were driving your Truck on weekends? You had both.
I wonder what the dynamic might of become had you drove your Truck the majority of the time, and saved The Fit for weekends?
IMO The Fit is a fun vehicle to drive.
You're going to miss the fuel economy.
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I find myself not liking luxurious car and fancy interiors anymore, I really like the simple
Cheap utility interior and well thought out engineering of the fit. Many don't get it.
It's really a great urban and suburban car, fun to drive with a manual
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:02 PM
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Well, seeing that my "other vehicle" for the past 36 years has been a motorcycle, anything with 4 wheels and a roof overheard is plenty luxurious for me.
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I find myself not liking luxurious car and fancy interiors anymore, I really like the simple
Cheap utility interior and well thought out engineering of the fit. Many don't get it.
It's really a great urban and suburban car, fun to drive with a manual
Im with you on this, to me the fit is an awesome throwback to an era of simple fun to drive cars.
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I find myself not liking luxurious car and fancy interiors anymore, I really like the simple
Cheap utility interior and well thought out engineering of the fit. Many don't get it.
It's really a great urban and suburban car, fun to drive with a manual

This, 100%.

The Fit is sparsely appointed, noisy, and the opposite of luxury. Seems to me those are three of the ingredients of a great sports car. The 1st time I drove a GD, I had to have one. Considering I've never desired a FWD vehicle (ever), this is a big endorsement from me.

The handling, roomy interior (for a micro compact), and the elegant simplicity of the Fit make it a big winner to me.
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hey at least he actually tried the car before letting it go.

some folks just bs out of their arse and complain without even actually having experience.
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:27 PM
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True that. To each their own. But comparing a truck to a fit is like comparing grapes to a keg of beer.

I miss my GD3, but my modded GE8 makes up for it.

Strangely, I get worse MPGs in the 5sp ge8, as I like to drive it in "sport" mode...lol. I don't beat it up, but I enjoy driving manual the way it was intended - NOT hypermiling like a beotch.

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Old 06-03-2017, 06:13 AM
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Hey Metadata,


Just finished up this 1994 teg. When I sit in it, it feels like a gocart.
Truck, Fit, what you drive has to fit you, enjoy the ride!
What ever it is

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Old 06-03-2017, 02:31 PM
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Just finished up this 1994 teg. When I sit in it, it feels like a gocart.
Truck, Fit, what you drive has to fit you, enjoy the ride!
What ever it is
awesome! i luved those teg-r's
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awesome! i luved those teg-r's
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I love the Integras. Best Acura ever, IMO.
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