Last post on Oct 29, 2008 at 2:15 PM
You are in the Honda Civic
What is this discussion about?
Honda Fit, Honda Civic, Hatchback, Sedan
#227 of 237 Re: Fit Reservations [clewis3]
Apr 21, 2008 (8:19 am)
Keep us posted on your MPG.
If I didn't need the interior space/versatility of the Fit, I might have gone for the Civic (although I'd probably buy a Corolla over a Civic), but the versatility of the Fit far outweighs the potential better MPG of the Civic. We're a family of 4 (3 yr old and 5 month old) and it's much easier getting the kids in/out of the Fit because it's higher up. The cargo space behind the 2nd row holds a lot, plus there is space under the 2nd row for the diaper bags, toys, paper towels, and all of the other kid stuff. All of this far outweighs the potential MPG improvement of the Civic. Emphasis on the word "potential" since most people seem to be getting mpg in the 30s for both the Fit and the Civic. That's what I'm averaging.
But if the car is just to be used by one or two people and you don't need any more interior cargo space that what's offered by the Civic's small trunk, then I'd go for the Civic or Corolla.
#228 of 237 Re: trying to decide btwn a fit or a civic.... [bobw3]
Apr 21, 2008 (7:08 pm)
Yes bought them the same day both with less than 4 miles on them. Drove them on the same road home, at the same speed. Since we have gotten them home drive them on same roads and conditions. My wife is a lead foot and I try to cheat for my little fit. But she is getting about 8 MPG better than me on her Civic.
#229 of 237 Re: trying to decide btwn a fit or a civic.... [greytail]
Apr 22, 2008 (6:14 am)
Okay, I was just wondering if the Civic was being driven more on the highway since buying it, but it sounds like they're both getting the same amount of highway/city miles. And I guess they're both manual or both autos?
#230 of 237 Re: trying to decide btwn a fit or a civic.... [bobw3]
Apr 22, 2008 (7:39 am)
Apr 27, 2008 (3:00 am)
I currently own a 2008 Fit M/T Sport and I am getting gas mileage on the upper end for the Fit (no problems there). But I have read and heard so much about global warming and climate change that it really makes me want to do more, and get better mileage with my current car than I am getting right now. I have highly considered trading the Fit in for a Civic Hybrid; I wouldn't buy the Prius, I am too loyal to Honda to go over to the darkside. My question, is it worth it? Should I take the financial hit if wanting to do more is that important? Will I really make that much difference by driving the HCH?
Any advice would be appreciated.
#232 of 237 Re: Looking for Advice [clarksteryn]
Apr 27, 2008 (8:59 am)
Consider also the environmental impact of making a new car, in this case the Civic Hybrid. Maybe it would be lower impact overall to keep your Fit as long as possible, keep it in tune, and drive it as economically (and as little) as possible.
#233 of 237 Re: Looking for Advice [backy]
Apr 28, 2008 (3:43 pm)
I agree with backy...now if you're going from a 10 year old SUV that would be a different story...
#234 of 237 Re: Looking for Advice [clarksteryn]
Apr 29, 2008 (2:08 am)
I appreciate your environmental concerns and congratulate you on your earth smart purchase of a Fit. Honestly if you want to minimize your carbon (and all other footprints) the best steps you can take is to not have kids, don't base your lifestyle (travel/consumption/home) on travel by fossil fuel, and educate others.
The earth cannot sustain the open pit mining, manufacturing processing, or recycling impacts of enough batteries to power anything close to a significant number of cars in the world. IME it doesn't make sense to haul heavy, bulky batteries in a vehicle anyway.
Long before I'd invest in a hybrid (especially from what you're driving now), I'd look into conserving energy at home and then look into solar, wind, or geothermal powering of your home.
#235 of 237 honda civic or honda fit 2009\2008 models
Oct 23, 2008 (7:37 pm)
Hi Everybody here...
This is my first post here.... Pls be gentle....
I'm new to USA and new to the automotive world (esp cars)...
I will be here for about 3-5 years... so i want to buy a used car... but i could find any good cars... so ppl suggested me to look for new car in honda....
I'm thinking towards honda civic LX model. I need the car for good mileage... not for luxury with leather seats and all....
Can somebody let me know if i can go for Honda FIT as it is bit cheaper than civic.
Also let me know any equivalent good mileage cars in Nissan or toyota.....
sorry if this question has been repeated.....
Expecting a reply soon...
#236 of 237 Re: honda civic or honda fit 2009\2008 models [swame_sp]
Oct 29, 2008 (2:00 pm)
Honda is running 3.9% financing for 60 months on the Civic right now. You can get a Civic LX for about the same monthly payment as a Fit with the 3.9% financing they're running on the Civic right now.
I was also looking at both and I decided on a Fit Sport automatic because of the extra space. You can't go wrong with either one. Honda makes a great car.