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#4591 of 4750 Re: AN says Fit Hybrid is Go! [ateixeira]
May 21, 2008 (12:17 pm)
Year 2015 is the latest target date for Honda to achieve an annual hybrid production of 500,000 units. Mr. Fukui said that this is the targeted hybrid volume to reach as early as 2013 and (hopefully) no later than 2015.
By that time, Honda will have released at least four (4) distinct hybrid models. One (1), Civic Hybrid, is of course already out. No. 2, an all-new hybrid small car (not Fit), will be released in early 2009. The Fit Hybrid is planned for an early 2010 release, per Mr. Fukui's speech.
#4592 of 4750 Re: AN says Fit Hybrid is Go! [jacksan1]
May 21, 2008 (12:46 pm)
Cool. That sounds pretty good!
#4593 of 4750 Re: Cargo room [upstatedoc]
May 27, 2008 (7:44 pm)
It depends of the size of your lawnmower and if you can fold the handle
with folded seats, I could move really a lot of stuff, and I think the Fit is class leading in this respect.
#4594 of 4750 2009 fit better, 2010 blast, Mazda m5 best deal out there.
May 29, 2008 (6:14 am)
I went to 4 or 5 dealers, and just out of curiosity I looked at the m5, the price impressed me it's a mini van with all you can get and in 2009 gets better, adding more features which will really cause a rise in sales. Consumer Report rates it # 1 overlooked vehicle - because of the out of state territorial taxes this vehicle at base is a $20,500 deal, the grand touring is a $23,500 deal. Just to give you an idea my honda fit sport manual with the extended warranty comes out to $23,500 plus the $460 I paid for the perm a plate treatment. The price for it was $18,995 (Puerto Rico) and the Virgin Islands is even worst. Now the 2009 addresses and correct the flaws reported by consumer reviews and the fit will be perfect. With 119 horsepower and more rear seat space no other carmaker will catch up with it. The 2009 fit is go. Now the 2010 is expected to be a hybrid, so for those who have a fit can make plans to sell, trade and upgrade. And those looking for the pound by pound champion vehicle nail their perfect new purchase. My wife wants the 2009 M5 Mazda and it's obvious we are a family of 5, I'm happy because the 4 cylinder 2008 Rav4 sport ($28,500) is no longer what she wants. Besides theirs always space on the m5 for our friends or my 10 yr old son team mates. It's a mini van which averages 31 mpg, and it's practical for all purposes. So for now I'm going to wait out the 2010 hybrid fit, trade in my 2008. And my wife get's her zoomzoom 2009 m5 which I suggest you guys with a small family don't overlook because it's the best deal out there. If you go to a Mazda dealer you might see the 2008 m5, and just like we did you will fall in love with it. Hold on though, the 2009 corrects rode noise, adds automatic sliding doors and just like the 2009 fit will have GPS. The engine is a 4 cylinder 153 hp it will also be improved to save more gas in 2009. Our previous vehicle's; 2 1999 Rav4's, I had the 2 door base model with a manual transmission and she had the 4 door automatic (24 mpg average). Now she's holding on to a 1999 tercel auto her mother sold us untill the 2009 m5 comes out. We sold both Rav4's and banked it for her next purchase. Good luck on your next purchase.
#4595 of 4750 Tidewater to tidewater
Jul 30, 2008 (3:15 pm)
My wife bought an '08 Fit in Tidewater blue metalic. She had had a 30 mile commute but switched to a job that she can walk to. To make up for the loss of use, we are planning a trip next week from Chicago to the OBX, by way of Asheville, NC. I'll keep a log and let you know what kind of performance and gas mileage we get on the open road and in the mountains. I can't wait because it's a fun car to drive.
BTW, my car is a Forester so it's nice to have Juice show up here in the Fit room.
#4596 of 4750 So I finally got in my mom's Fit...
Jul 31, 2008 (7:10 am)
Just got back from Brazil, and rode around in my mom's Fit for most of the time.
I basically concluded that it's the perfect city car. Room is amazing for the exterior size. We had 5 people (3 adults, 2 kids) in it the whole time and never felt squeezed.
Cargo room is only decent, though, if all seats are in use. To bring luggage home from the airport we had to use trunks from other cars. It's also a little buzzy on the highway compared to my brother's Civic, but I'd say it's actually smoother than my sister-in-law's Citroen Xsara Picasso, which seems worn out.
It's just about the easiest car to drive that you can find, too. Good visibility, light controls, small and light.
In Brazil the trim is very, very basic. So cheap plastics, peach fuzz headliner, no lining on any bins or anything like that, but everything is well finished and had held together nicely.
Hers is the 1.4l engine and she says it doesn't use any more fuel that the Fiat Palio 1.0l it replaced. It's obviously much quicker, though.
Overall she's quite happy with it and it's a far superior car vs. the Fiat.
#4597 of 4750 Rear wiper's - Fit Sport
Sep 15, 2008 (7:20 am)
I have a 2008 Fit Sport. According to the manual the rear wipers are suppose to swipe a couple of times, then work intermittently. Mine continue to swipe-no intermittent. I tried a couple of things - put the front on intermittent-see if the affects how the rear works-it don't.
Took it to the dealer, at first they told me that's how they are suppose to work without even checking, I showed them the page in the manual. It took 2 guys to check a variety of things (like I did) with the same result, they don't work intermittently. I went to the waiting room, they said they checked another 2008 Fit and the rear wiper works the same way, no intermittent mode ... "so that's the way they are suppose to work" ...
How does yours work?
#4598 of 4750 Re: So I finally got in my mom's Fit... [ateixeira]
Sep 16, 2008 (9:24 am)
'Cargo room is only decent, though, if all seats are in use"
At 21CuFt of cargo space behind the back seats, it has more cargo space then the trunk of most full-sized cars.
#4599 of 4750 Re: So I finally got in my mom's Fit... [bobw3]
Sep 16, 2008 (12:40 pm)
EPA volume is very misleading, because it's very tall and wide, but not deep, so we could not fit even one single big suitcase. Not even one.
Basically you have to fold the seats to carry any large items at all.
If the items are stackable you might be able to cram it in.
So it's better at carrying multiple small items that are stackable vs. one single large item.
So basically just take two carry-on bags instead of one large suitcase. Given United is now charging $50 for your 2nd checked-in bag, this may not be a bad idea regardless of what you drive.
Nov 12, 2008 (7:02 pm)
On my trip to the Outer Banks, about 2000 miles round trip, we had three adults, two suitcases, two guitar cases, a large and a small cooler, two backpacks and other assorted small bags. We put one seat down--the smaller one.
As crammed as it was, I could still see out the back window (for which our wiper performs intermittently) and we were still averaging 34 MPG.
We stopped in Asheville for a couple of days and I took an early morning trip up and down Town Mountain Road. With the electronic steering and paddle shifters, it was one of life's great thrills!