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#15 of 44 honda fit with bad mpg
Nov 08, 2007 (1:01 am)
I bought a Honda Fit Auto Sport on May 2007, the reason i bought this car is because it said 31/37 mpg on sticker, but it only goes around 20mpg,1/2highway/city. i start calling up the dealer ask them what's wrong. they told it's a brand new car, it need times before it breaks in. they tell me to wait. i waited until 1700 miles, it doesn't seem any better, i finally bought it to honda to check what's wrong. they checked the car they told it has nothing wrong with the car. it just because it's summer, air conditions and stereo can cause it getting less MPG. so i test it with everything off. NO AC, NO TEREO, NO WIPERS, NO LIGHTS, samething. i called the manufactory. they told me i should have wait a little more, they told me after the first oil change it would get better. on 3500miles bought it to oil chance and service. i told the guy that my car getting bad milage. they told me i have to leave for more than a week to check. and they not guaranteed they will find problems. and since they dont think there's a problem, they wont provide the loaner car. i been contacting Honda Dealer, service, even honda main company. they wont see to help anything.. HELP>>>
#16 of 44 From NJ to Charleston WV 8 1/2 hours drives
Nov 08, 2007 (1:09 am)
i traveled with my fit from nj to west charleston wv. appx 8 1/2 rides. it was just me and my wife.
pros: nice and comfortable rides, a lot rooms inside for seats and storage. we took a break every 2 hours, and folded down back seat with naps. btw. i carried a camping bag with me.
cons: not enough power from going up hills, u have to step on the gas so hard to get it moving. and so noisy.
btw. my all highway mpg from that trip was 29mpg,( i have bad mpg with my car, i only got average 22/mpg combine city and highway
#17 of 44 Re: honda fit with bad mpg [sildra9on]
Nov 08, 2007 (2:45 pm)
It has to be the way you drive or there are hills! I live in Houston and consistently get 30-31 mpg back and forth to work, 13 miles. I turn on the cruise control every chance I get, even in a 30 mph zone. And never hard on the gas accelerating from stop. I decelerate as soon as I see a light change to red and coast (if I can). Check your tire pressure, I have mine at 35psi. On the highway, I get 37-39 mpg. The most has been 41.75 mpg. Mine is a FIT Sport Auto.. I love my FIT!!
#18 of 44 My Honda Fit experience
Nov 08, 2007 (8:09 pm)
My family and I drove the Fit from Oklahoma City to Dallas for the American Girl store opening (daughter's birthday present). We got an average of 32 mpg on the highway. My tank before that gave me 38 mpg. I have a Sport 5-spd and I drive it pretty hard. I think my only complaints on long trips are:
1.No freaking arm rest!
2.No little pockets to store things in
3.No lumbar adjustment on the seat
4.Car needs tint and I'll get it done soon enough
Other than those small items, we love the car. My wife also enjoys it which is a huge bonus. I don't think it is very efficient once you start driving over 70 mph which might account for some of the lower mpg readings others have been getting. I'd like to see an efficiency curve on the car. Has anyone seen one with speed on one axis and mpg on another?
#19 of 44 Re: Travelling long distance with the Honda Fit [chibouki]
Nov 13, 2007 (12:07 am)
My wife and I have a 2007 fit auto sport.
I have driven it from CA to NH (3 days) and back and CA to CO (1 day) and back - by myself, but with quite a bit of luggage (~500 lb.)
This is a Honda, so reliability is not an issue.
I'm 195 cm and weigh 100 kg and am comfortable in this car.
You can exceed the speed limit on any road I've driven on with four adults on board - there is a redline and you can't exceed it even if you try. Plenty of power.
I haven't kept track, but any time I have checked we have averaged >32 mpg. The car seems to do worse on CA gasoline.
I love this car.
#20 of 44 Re: honda fit with bad mpg [sildra9on]
Nov 14, 2007 (9:16 pm)
It really has a lot to do with the way you drive. Consumer Reports had a bunch of articles about how to drive your car to its most fuel efficient. I would check that out and see if that makes a difference.
Just got my FIT today!
and I already love it!
#21 of 44 Re: Travelling long distance with the Honda Fit [chibouki]
Nov 15, 2007 (8:05 pm)
I bought a Milano Red 2008 Honda Fit Sport Manual on 12NOV07 and immediately drove from Topeka, KS to Granite City, IL 312 miles with a dog, 2 kids, and enough luggage for a long weekend. I got around 34mpg and drove pretty much 70mph the whole way. Did great! I traded in my '06 Civic LX (Atomic Blue) for the Fit, the Fit is more comfortable to ride in, softer seats and not as bumpy of a ride! I wanted the Fit because I can actually do something with it, the Civic is a great car don't get me wrong, but try putting a bike inside it
My Fit now has 534 miles on it and it looks so sweet looking at me in the garage when I open the door to check her out!
#22 of 44 Installing GPS unit
Nov 17, 2007 (9:25 pm)
Has anyone installed the Honda Garmin Navi 350 GPS unit? I was wandering if there was any difficulty in disassembling and putting the dash back together.
#23 of 44 Re: Travelling Long Distance in a Fit [zombietom3]
Feb 04, 2008 (11:22 am)
We averaged just under 34 mpg. Not bad considering it is an automatic, I was driving 75 mph a lot of the time, and the car was overloaded with us and stuff.
#24 of 44 Re: Travelling Long Distance in a Fit [zombietom3]
Feb 08, 2008 (6:08 pm)
Hello. I got 46.60 miles per gallon on my last tank with my 2007 Honda Fit MT.
422 miles/9.05 gallons of fuel (using the same pump both times) equals the above mpg. I am averaging over 43 miles per gallon with the Fit. I make use of some "hypermiling" techiniques (nothing absurd) to generate the totals I get. I also drive mostly highway and back roads wherever possible. These cars are capable of really great gas mileage if you are very careful with shift r.p.m., speed, etc..,
Take a look at "cleanmpg.com" for some tips on increasing gas mileage.