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#113 of 152 Re: Fit Auto Transmission Noises [scub]
Jan 23, 2008 (8:00 pm)
Our fit has the same exact click you describe. We have 36K on ours, so I don't think its anything to worry about at all.
#114 of 152 WEIRD Noise like an old Horn when shifting
Jan 31, 2008 (10:29 am)
i have a 2007 and every time i drive the car, as i drive forward when the car shifts from 1st to 2nd (automatic)i hear this Horn like sound...it sounds like an old horn on a Model T ford or an old jalopy. I kid you not...it does it every time and now if i stop quickly and the car shifts down, it makes the same noise only louder...it is increasing. Also did it once downshifting around a corner.
anyone had this problem????
#115 of 152 Cruise Control on Fit Base
Mar 15, 2008 (11:01 am)
I am seconding the question by hcfinley on 1/20/08.
Does anyone know if the Base Fit can have Cruise Control added after purchase? I don't believe that Honda will do it, but am wondering about other options and how good they would be.
I want to buy the Base Fit because it has slightly higher clearance than the Sport and I drive occasionally on very rough roads. Not a lot, but often enough that I can imagine the lower trim of the Sport being ripped off by some of the bumps and potholes that take you by surprise.
I suppose the other solution is to have the lower trim removed rather than repaired if it gets damaged.
Any suggestions about the Cruise Control? And/or any feedback on either model and how they do on rough roads?
#116 of 152 Re: After Market Cruise for the FIT [hcfinley]
Mar 15, 2008 (11:08 am)
hcfinley, did you ever find out the answer to your after market cruise control questions? I have exactly the same questions. I really prefer the base Fit but must have cruise control.
#117 of 152 Re: Cruise Control on Fit Base [clewis3]
Mar 15, 2008 (11:12 am)
I have a feeling that, if you can obtain buy the cruise control for Sport as a part, you should be able to retrofit a Base with it. The retrofit would probably require a steering wheel from Sport as well, since that is where the control buttons are located on the Sport. The catch for all these is that this will likely be a DIY project, without a dealership help. I think I've read somewhere in this forum about someone who has done this exact project. Try a search to see whether you can find the thread. Good luck.
#118 of 152 Re: Cruise Control on Fit Base [jacksan1]
Mar 15, 2008 (8:07 pm)
#119 of 152 Downshifting Sport vs. Braking
Mar 23, 2008 (5:23 am)
Am wondering if it saves me money in the long run by downshifting (3-2-1) with the paddles vs. braking. I wonder if I am hurting my new 2008 Sport with gear interations.
#120 of 152 Stick shift pops out of first
Apr 28, 2008 (8:35 pm)
I have a Fit that I bought new a few months ago; it has about 2500 miles on it. I am noticing an intermittent but increasingly frequent problem that began with about 400 miles on it. Essentially, the stick sometimes wants to pop out of first gear and will then grind and miss when shifting to second gear. It happens maybe one out of 15 to 20 shifts from first to second gears. It is especially noticeable at high rpms -- the stick will pop out of first with a slight touch and will then grind before going into second. I will have to take it back to the dealer no doubt but has anyone else experienced this? And does anyone have any guess about what it is?
#121 of 152 Honda Fit Shift Knob
Jun 29, 2008 (9:20 pm)
My 07 Honda Fit Sport 5spd manual shift knob gave in today at 64K miles and it now has a tear on the rubber edges.
I would like to replace it with the last generation Acura TSX shift knob. Anyone know if the size would be the same?
#122 of 152 Re: After Market Cruise for the FIT [clewis3]
Jun 30, 2008 (4:34 am)
I initially wanted to buy a base fit and add aftermarket cruise control. Almost all the people that I found that had done this said it went poorly. The opinions were anything from "poor fit and finish", quit working after a year, looked bad and didn't work right. Anyway I finally bought a sport version (MT) and couldn't be happier. If you do the math the $1400 for the sport version (with cruise) is about right. The wheels and the "ground effects" grow on you. Keyless entry is nice too.