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#94 of 113 Re: Tin junk is falling apart 2008 HONDA FIT [jbonsai]
May 18, 2008 (6:04 am)
Truthfully, if you buy a Fit your an idiot like me!
An "idiot" would be someone who bases their buying decision on a single Edmunds post
#95 of 113 Re: Tin junk is falling apart 2008 HONDA FIT [jbonsai]
May 19, 2008 (7:36 am)
18. Interior smells like a Mattel toy; all plastic!
You should smell the interior of the Toyota Matrix! Talk about outgassing, oh my gosh. I seriously did not buy it because of the horrible odor of all the plastic - the Fit, on the other hand, smelled nice from my first test drive.
Sorry you're so unhappy with your car. I don't experience any of the issues you mention. No scratching on the "rockers", and I have the manual and have no problem with gears jumping or stalling - sounds like driver error?
#96 of 113 Re: Gas Cap Question on 2007 Fit Sport [johndintexas]
May 22, 2008 (6:07 pm)
John D, Are you still with me? I just filled up (finally! I love my Fit's mpg), and I forgot to check on the tab. I'm terribly sorry - I actually remembered as I was calculating my mpg, with intentions of double-checking, but managed to forget... for what it's worth, I still think you're right, that the tab was never there to begin with - I am still on the mission, though - really... just give me another ten days.
#97 of 113 Re: Gas Cap Question on 2007 Fit Sport [thora47]
May 23, 2008 (11:07 am)
There is no tab on the gas tank.
#98 of 113 Rust Undercoat?
Jul 27, 2008 (2:39 am)
I just bought my blackberry pearl fit yesterday. The warranty person tried to sell rustproofing, sealant, fabric protection , and rust undercoat (with free Lo-Jack) for $1400. I declined and she said that the undercarriage of the Fit was bare metal. I still declined. I have a hard time believing that this car has no rust undercoating.
Does Honda do rust undercoating at the factory? Does anyone have experience with road salt in the winter? Did they have trouble with the undercarriage rusting?
Jul 27, 2008 (6:59 pm)
Has anybody done anything yet to their fit in the way of customizing? I bought a black 2007 base model about 1 month ago with 2800 miles. So far I tinted all windows except windshield, put in subs, amp, and sat radio, installed keyless entry (yes, the base didn't have it), upgraded to 15" black rims with performance tires, vent visors for all 4 windows, new shifter knob, racing pedals, injen 5" exhaust system, custom spoiler, and I have an injen cold air intake coming this week which will mount behind the front bumper. I def dropped some change on this car so far, but I don't want to look the the others on the road.
#100 of 113 Re: Rust Undercoat? [amethiste]
Jul 27, 2008 (8:42 pm)
It's their job to sell high profit items. The profit margin on the fit is, in general, low so undercoatings BLAH BLAH etc. are things they'll push. Wash the underside of the car at a powerwash (handheld, manual) during and after winter months and everything should be fine.
#101 of 113 Re: Rust Undercoat? [feddup]
Jul 28, 2008 (4:13 pm)
Thanks feddup. My dad is a former body and fender mechanic and he told me the same thing
#102 of 113 When to wax
Aug 23, 2008 (1:38 pm)
I bought my Fit at the beginning of June. When is a good time to start waxing and how often should one wax their vehicle? Thankis.
#103 of 113 Re: Cleaning Spills On The Interior Seats [sportyfit]
Aug 23, 2008 (3:22 pm)
I use Blue Coral Dri-Clean Plus Upholstery Cleaner - excellent results! I also use it for carpet and furniture stains in my home. I find it in auto part/supply stores like Pep Boys, Autozone, etc.