Last post on Apr 21, 2013 at 2:55 AM
You are in the Honda Fit
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Honda Fit, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#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.
#2191 of 2554 Re: it's all about driving skills...i don't think so [katrinka1]
Aug 20, 2008 (3:38 am)
Here is clarification.honda Fit Sport 2008,automatic.We drove with my husband(so that'a 2 people),and back was full almost to the roof:P with camping staff(tent-14X16ft-kinda heavy:P,cooler,matress,chairs etc).We drove with speed maximum 80 mph with no traffic.My first 800 miles was done only in city(done in 1,5 month:P).Next 800 we done it in 4 days.Mostly highways.that's what i don't get it on highway is good in city not really:/
#2192 of 2554 Re: it's all about driving skills...i don't think so [vdal]
Aug 20, 2008 (11:31 am)
Getting 35 mpg at 80 mph is darn good mileage in any car.
Can't help but believe that the foot might be a bit heavy in city driving. The Fit 4 cylinder is not going to perform like a V6. Trying to force it to do so will burn a lot of extra fuel.
#2193 of 2554 Re: it's all about driving skills...i don't think so [kipk]
Aug 20, 2008 (11:46 am)
My wife has an 07 Fit 5 speed and consistently gets 39 MPG doing 70 and 80 MPH. I always check the tire pressure at 32 PSI. Doing Hi-way and city I average around 33-34 MPS.
This is my wife's car with me owning a 2006 Pilot. We seem to use the Fit on all our trips. I wonder why???
Aug 20, 2008 (10:22 pm)
1,200 miles and averaging 33mpg in mixed driving (50%/50%)
Aug 21, 2008 (9:07 am)
i'm grateful to Honda for a great car in the Fit. it does everything it need it to, no more no less. all with MPG consistently in the 30s, low to high depending. I LOVE MY CAR