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Old 01-06-2010, 10:43 AM   #976
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I've got an '09, and there are many improvements over the first gen.
Having 100K on an 07 than test driving a new '09 there are some improvements AND some cheaper items too - lots more plasticy interior pieces in the gen 2. Even the paddle shifters seem to be made of thinner plastic now
So i went with the insight
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:55 PM   #977
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Having 100K on an 07 than test driving a new '09 there are some improvements AND some cheaper items too - lots more plasticy interior pieces in the gen 2. Even the paddle shifters seem to be made of thinner plastic now
So i went with the insight

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Old 01-07-2010, 03:10 PM   #978
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In the US, not necessarily, according to federal law.

Hitches may also be rated for way more capacity than the vehicle to which they are being attached. For good example, many hitches are rated for the max capacity trim level (big disc brakes, upgraded suspension, beefier drivetrain, etc.), but the base trim level wouldn't be able to handle nearly as much without more risk of troubles.

I wouldn't tow more than 1000lb with a car that had the curb weight, wheelbase, "frame", or brakes of the Fit. I also wouldn't load it with more than 100lb tongue weight.
Yeah, I was never certain on the warranty so I waited (I have a wonderful neighbor who lets me borrow his pick-up whenever I find another must-have). We're using it to tow two scoots or our two CT90s; no where near 1000lb.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:39 AM   #979
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:00 PM   #980
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Boo-yah!

Took one o' these for a test-drive tonight.

What a car! They used some smart design elements to allow this car to actually have rear passenger potential.

Do they make a roof rack for these things? Gotta check...

...otherwise, it's a strong contenda!
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:28 PM   #981
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Mine is still going. Just put a set of BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S tires on them.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:34 PM   #982
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...otherwise, it's a strong contenda!
And here I was secretly hoping you'd go for the Transit Connect so I could vicariously live through you...
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:53 PM   #983
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And here I was secretly hoping you'd go for the Transit Connect so I could vicariously live through you...

I'll tell ya- I dig that TC... ...but if a bike can't go in the back, then for me- it's a really awkward minivan.

...at least that's how it's starting to play out in my mind.

The FIT is more utilitarian for our regular life, the more I look at it.

It would need a roof rack so as to take an annual "turtle topper" as we call the cargo carrier, and a trailer hitch to tow a scoot on Ye Olde Kendon Single Rail.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:05 PM   #984
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We went through the same thing earlier in the year when we were shopping for the second car. We ended up with a Versa over the Fit as it was a LOT cheaper, but the Fit definitely is a better cargo hauler.

I do like that Transit Connect though.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:03 AM   #985
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I spent my last 9-year go-round in the car business selling Toyotas.
I'm now at a Honda dealer, and I'm a fan of these little buggers.
Other than the thin, cheap shit carpet, I think they're great.
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:20 PM   #986
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I spent my last 9-year go-round in the car business selling Toyotas.
I'm now at a Honda dealer, and I'm a fan of these little buggers.
Other than the thin, cheap shit carpet, I think they're great.
turbo diesel please:

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #988
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I am hoping to put some new life in this thread. I am strongly considering a new Fit Sport manual trans. I am replacing a 03 Corolla with 180 k miles. I am cheap and keep a car a long time. My choices are the Fit, another Corolla, I also am remotely considering the Outlander Sport since it is made locally. So far the Fit has peaked my interest the most. 'If you have a '12 or '13 Fit post some reviews Please.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:29 PM   #989
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I am hoping to put some new life in this thread. I am strongly considering a new Fit Sport manual trans. I am replacing a 03 Corolla with 180 k miles. I am cheap and keep a car a long time. My choices are the Fit, another Corolla, I also am remotely considering the Outlander Sport since it is made locally. So far the Fit has peaked my interest the most. 'If you have a '12 or '13 Fit post some reviews Please.

I got my daughter a Fit Sport, 2012, with auto transmission last summer. Very, very nice car. I actually thought about getting one for myself to replace my 02 Civic SI. they have the same dynamic feel, with lots of interior space, glass, etc. The Civic is a 2 door and payed for, so it stayed in the garage, for now. If I were to replace it, it would be a Fit. Yes, the Fit is slower, but I have other vehicles when I want to go really fast.

In the Fit you just feel like you are going fast
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #990
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I am hoping to put some new life in this thread. I am strongly considering a new Fit Sport manual trans. I am replacing a 03 Corolla with 180 k miles. I am cheap and keep a car a long time. My choices are the Fit, another Corolla, I also am remotely considering the Outlander Sport since it is made locally. So far the Fit has peaked my interest the most. 'If you have a '12 or '13 Fit post some reviews Please.
After 32 pages of blathering, a 2013 Fit Sport with a manual trans is exactly what I bought.



I've had it for about 250 miles now - I got it on mile 60. Haven't depleted half-a-tank of gas. So far, I love it. I love the hauling capacity, both for stuff & people. I love that my 50 lb dawg fits perfectly in the rear hatch space. I love the fact that I'm 6'3" & have 6 inches of headroom. I love the way it handles & pops through the gears (I tried the paddle shifters on a Sport navi & hated them). I love that the brakes are pretty grabby. I love all the cupholders and the driver's armrest. I love the short throw on the clutch, and I love that fifth gear almost acts like an overdrive - you can use fourth as a passing gear at 60-70 & the engine isn't too wound up.

About my only quibble with this car is that I'm not a fan of the way that you're not even done clutching all the way out in first before it's ready for second. It seems like it can't decide whether it's going to be a proper gear or a granny low and I should just start it in second.

If I'd gotten an automatic, I'd have started fiddling around with the torque numbers and maybe gotten the chip re-programmed. But as it is, anything I want to do to this car is pretty much cosmetic.

If anybody has a used set of yakima or thule racks they're getting rid of, give a holler.
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