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#180 of 209 Re: Addressing the Fit's shortcomings [johnnyvj]
Jun 23, 2006 (1:08 pm)
I agree with you on most items - especially 1, 3 and 5.
For number 8, I would find a way to reduce the height of the head rests instead of increasing the size of the windows, which I think is unlikely. I've seen at least one Fit on the road with it's rear head rests dumped in the cargo hold. Not the preferred solution!
#181 of 209 Re: Addressing the Fit's shortcomings [mwqa]
Jun 23, 2006 (1:25 pm)
Good idea. I'll include that, since you're right, smaller headrests are more likely to happen than a rear window redesign.
#182 of 209 Re: I thought I was gonna be a Fit owner today but... [anotherscott]
Jun 24, 2006 (10:44 pm)
I am strongly considering the Fit, but I counted on getting traction control on the next car I purchased. I'm so disappointed it doesn't have that option. Also, I notice that a lot of cars have the cupholders in front of the gear shift. I want my cupholder Beside me, not where I have to move up in any way while driving to get my coffee.
I think the Chevy Malibu is one of the most practical and easy to live in cars out there. I love the mileage count on the Fit but the interior of the Malibu. Not sure what I'm going to do.
#183 of 209 Re: I thought I was gonna be a Fit owner today but... [kctay396]
Jun 25, 2006 (4:33 am)
If reliability, build quality, and resale value are important to you I suggest you get used to the cupholder location - few people are interested in a used Malibu today and I doubt that will change anytime soon. Cars in this pricerange can't be all things to all people - you'll have to decide what's really important to you...
#184 of 209 "Not sure what I'm going to do".
Jun 25, 2006 (7:06 am)
Buy what you like and be happy .
#185 of 209 Re: Addressing the Fit's shortcomings [johnnyvj]
Jun 25, 2006 (7:37 am)
10) Locking gas cap... included.
(Yeah, I know these 'big budget' items really hurt the bottom line, but c'mon Honda, suck it up and include that uber-expensive locking functionality to the gas cap, lol)
#186 of 209 front and rear opening corner windows
Jul 05, 2006 (8:11 pm)
remember the old days when cars had those little triangular windows that opened and gave a nice fresh breeze? the fit has triangular windows in the front and back, it would be so cool if they opened.
anyone know of a roof rack that would fit the fit?
what the heck is that "carpet" made out of? wonder what it will look like in 6 months
#187 of 209 Re: rear view visibility? Too/two big rear head rests? [mtngal]
Jul 06, 2006 (6:23 am)
Count me as another who took the back head rests off. I'm just under 5ft and that was an easy, practical solution for not being able to see out the back. Since I rarely have a single passenger, let alone more than 2, lack of those head rests isn't a safety issue for me.
#188 of 209 Re: rear view visibility? Too/two big rear head rests? [sueter]
Jul 06, 2006 (1:49 pm)
instead of taking the headrests off, I just put the seats in cargo mode... I figure it saves the rear upholstry from UV/mess and gives me lots of room to throw things back there... I call it my 'Micro Utility Vehicle' or MUV (move) for short! Plus, when you need to haul passengers the headrests are still in the car to use.
#189 of 209 What's with the rear headrests not being adjustable?
Jul 24, 2006 (6:30 pm)
There are no adjusting notches on the rear headrests. Why is that? The button is on the top of the seat but it's useless if you can't do anything but take the headrest out and put it back in. Anyone else agree? Didn't know until an adult passenger was trying to adjust. That's pretty cheap, no?