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Honda Fit, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#2181 of 2554 Re: back and still unhappy with mileage [joot]
Aug 18, 2008 (10:07 am)
Hasn't Honda figured out the mileage problem in some Fits yet?
They will never admit it and all the Honda fans that do NOT have a problem will tell you that it's you and your driving style and not the car. This is utter BS. But also why Honda doesn't have to fix it.
I suggest that you trade it in towards a 2009 Fit. Your 2008 won't lose much value and you stand a good chance of getting a good mileage Fit. If the new owner complains about poor fuel economy tell him/her to read this forum and that it's all in their imagination and or driving style.
#2182 of 2554 Re: back and still unhappy with mileage [joot]
Aug 18, 2008 (10:49 am)
...now about 28.5 mpg (average). Even cruising at 60 mph on flat ground for a whole tank, the best I have ever gotten is 35 mpg.
Congrats, you are beating EPA Estimates.
2008 Fit Sport Automatic
27 City / 33 Hwy
Don't be so glum, chum.
#2183 of 2554 Re: back and still unhappy with mileage [joot]
Aug 18, 2008 (11:24 am)
joot - have you done an ILP reset?
#2184 of 2554 it's all about driving skills...i don't think so
Aug 19, 2008 (3:35 am)
I disagree with that.Like i wrote before I was driving Ford Taurus 03'. 3.0 engine and i was getting better millage in city then with Honda Fit.The same trip everyday.I didin't have to worry about turning on AC(lower mpg),opening windows, accelerating from time to time.I drive 100% city, nad still My best result was 21 mpg, when I didn't turn on AC, dirving by the limits, keeping low rpm.We switch with my husband and the same thing., but the funny thing is that on hwy is not that bad cause this weekend full packed we had 35 mpg:D.I've got 1600 miles, so maybe finally this will kick in:D
Aug 19, 2008 (4:18 am)
just got 36 mpg on my last tank, and just reach 1100 miles on the new Fit. more HWY than city on that particular tank. i'm very pleased.
#2186 of 2554 Re: back and still unhappy with mileage [tiff_c]
Aug 19, 2008 (4:20 am)
Trade it in, don't waste more time with it. I did exactly that, after 3 1/2 months of frustration I got rid of the headache. The fit is a cheap replica of the original Japanese Jazz version. The tank is too small the mpg tales are probably written in by honda freaks and it's not worth your hard earned money. If you paid off your insurance just get rid of it now while it's still worth something because when the september 2009 fit hits the road it's going to be impossible for you to get rid of it. There are plenty of people buying the 2008 fit, dealers wont have a hard time reselling it it days but if you wait... you'll be stuck with 7 year old lemon that's about to change in 2 to 3 weeks. Gooo do it. I went to Mazda dealer and picked up a M5 Mazda sport and it's giving me 24 mpg's combined, 31 highway and it comes loaded with all options for a small family minivan. If you check out the M3 on CR it's ranked number 1. Don't get mad get glad and move up to better life. Honda is a fairy tale sold at an expensive tag price, Mazda's are pure performance and value.
#2187 of 2554 Re: back and still unhappy with mileage [damian1962]
Aug 19, 2008 (4:34 am)
The fit is a cheap replica of the original Japanese Jazz version.
Just to set the record straight, in Japan this car has always been called the Fit. And the Fits that you see in North America are assembled on the same line as the JDM Fit, Suzuka's Line No. 2.
#2188 of 2554 Re: back and still unhappy with mileage [damian1962]
Aug 19, 2008 (6:55 am)
hey mazda boy
lets see who's car is worth more money in 7 year's.
#2189 of 2554 Re: it's all about driving skills...i don't think so [vdal]
Aug 19, 2008 (8:38 am)
Is your Fit manual or automatic? So, you actually gained fourteen miles per gallon driving on a highway that was fully packed with traffic, or a car that was loaded down with people and your/their 'stuff'? I get about 21 in the city and perhaps 24 on the highway. Have about 1200 miles on it now and do plan to implement tips read on this site once I return from a nonroad trip, Really want to hang onto the car, as it is my sixth or seventh Honda and the resale value is utterly amazing!
Just need clarification regarding your transmission!
#2190 of 2554 Re: back and still unhappy with mileage [joot]
Aug 20, 2008 (3:09 am)
I have a 2008 Base Fit with automatic. I am running it as a 2 seater and have some tools and golf clubs in the cargo area. I average 27 in the real city and 37.5 mostly highway. At 8000 miles on the clock, I have had mileage up to 39.2. I try to keep the tach well below 3. I don't drive like a little old lady but some drivers think I do.