Last post on Oct 29, 2008 at 3:15 PM
You are in the Honda Civic
What is this discussion about?
Honda Fit, Honda Civic, Hatchback, Sedan
#210 of 237 Re: More power for Fit ? [thegraduate]
Dec 26, 2007 (4:02 am)
"Well, let's see - with gearing and horsepower as it is in my 2006 Accord - you'd have a 166 horsepower Fit which runs 2,500RPM at 75 MPH."
You just might be on to something here. Torquey 4 cylinder just might be the ticket! Maybe add a 6th gear as the Fit is much lighter than the Accord, and could run at a lower RPM. Maybe 2000 at 75.
If we gonna go with the 2.4L, we could use the 190 hp version, for the "Fit Sport Si" That has a nice ring!
Turbo Charge it for the 250HP "Shelby Fit Sport AWD SI" !
#211 of 237 Re: More power for Fit ? [kipk]
Dec 26, 2007 (8:59 am)
If we could just get the 177hp version and have it not be too heavy on the front end you'd have a neat competitor to the Mini Cooper S. Unfortunately, you'd also invade on Civic Si territory, so Honda wouldn't do it in all likelihood.
#212 of 237 Re: More power for Fit ? [thegraduate]
Dec 27, 2007 (4:10 am)
"Honda wouldn't do it in all likelihood."
You are probably right. They likely would not even consider it.!
#213 of 237 Re: More power for Fit ? [kipk]
Dec 27, 2007 (12:10 pm)
It's fun to think about things like that - and it doesn't hurt anybody to do so!
#214 of 237 Re: 08 Fit Sport or 08Civic LX [zombietom3]
Dec 31, 2007 (1:42 pm)
Thanks for your report, but it indicates that you are pumping only 8.7 gallons when you fill (330/38=8.7). Is that correct? Are you really stopping for gas with 2.1 gallons left in the tank? Is it indicating empty or are you just very conservative with extending the range?
The 330 figure was for normal driving at about 35-36 mpg, which is a fill up at about 9.2 to 9.4 gallons, just after the light comes on.
#215 of 237 Re: 08 Fit Sport or 08Civic LX [fitman548]
Dec 31, 2007 (1:57 pm)
I know some folks who fill up at 1/2 a tank...that's conservative, not if it's less than a quarter.
#216 of 237 City vs Hwy
Jan 16, 2008 (10:13 am)
I think that due to aerodynamics, the Civic will give better MPG, especially at speeds above 70mph. So if you have a mostly highway commute at 75-80mph, then I'd go for the Civic. But for more of an around town commute, or slower highway speeds, then either would be about the same.
If the vehicle is just a pure commute car for one person, I'd go for the Civic (personally, I'd get the Corolla for this type of commute car) but if you're going to use it as a back-up for your big car, then I'd go for the Fit, because of the versatile interior.
#217 of 237 Re: City vs Hwy [bobw3]
Jan 16, 2008 (1:25 pm)
Since you brought up the Corolla, I thought I would mentioned that we rented one while on a recent trip and, for something with only 126hp and an antiquated 4-speed auto, it performed amazing well around town as well as on the highway. The plain-jane exterior and interior are not going to impress your neighbours, but it sure didn't drive like an economy car. It would be interesting to see how the re-designed '09 Corolla would fare.
#218 of 237 Honda Fit vs Honda Civic
Apr 29, 2008 (3:08 am)
#219 of 237 trying to decide btwn a fit or a civic....
Jun 13, 2007 (9:43 am)
let me describe the driving involved. i have a 40 min commute to work everyday. i tend to do highway speeds of around 90-110km/hr. (i'm canadian eh!). the drive involves going up a windy section of highway, and then coming back down the other side. and the same going home.
now that you know what kind of commute i have, you can understand why i think the aveo is going to crap out on me.
anyway, having said that i was hoping to get peoples opinion/ personal experience with the fit, and the civic.
i like the fit lx, because it comes with a/c. but my worry is the size of the engine. compare that to the civic dx, which doesn't have a/c, but has a slightly larger engine....son of a b, i hate trying to make decisions.
anyway, thank you for any help, and suggestions anyone has, and thank you or taking the time to respond to my long winded first post!