Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-13-2018, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Spaced out...
 
spacemanspif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dirty Jersey
Posts: 747

The New Focus - '07 Ford Focus ZX5
90 day: 31.92 mpg (US)
Thanks: 142
Thanked 203 Times in 148 Posts
2007 Fit?

Im thinking about Honda Fits as replacement car for my Focus. One that has caught my eye is a blue 07 with 125k miles. Its an auto-tragic so the wife can drive it. What things should I look out for? Timing belt or chain? Ad says ATF was changed at 100k; is this a normal interval? Any particular areas that are prone to rusting to look out for?

Thanks,

Mike

__________________
-Mike

2007 Ford Focus ZX5 - 91k - SGII, pending upper and lower grill bocks - auto trans
1987 Monte Carlo SS - 5.3/4L80E swap - 13.67 @ 106
2007 Ford Focus Estate - 230k - 33mpg - Retired 4/2018
1995 Saturn SL2 - 256K miles - 44mpg - Retired 9/2014

Cost to Operate Spreadsheet for "The New Focus"

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 03-14-2018, 04:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
MPG Addict
 
mpg_numbers_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 274

Silver Aero - '04 Honda Civic EX Sedan Automatic
90 day: 42.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 99
Thanked 50 Times in 44 Posts
The Honda Fit uses a timing chain instead of a timing belt (I believe all Hondas switched to timing chains around 2006).

According to CarComplaints.com, there aren't really any major things to look out for. Honestly from what I found when researching this as a possible vehicle very few complaints were out there. I did find a couple related to power steering failure.

Can't really help with the rusting part since I don't own one; obviously check key areas such as the license plate bolts, wheel wells, fuel tank cap, hood, underbody, etc. A brief Google search didn't seem yield any abnormal results.
__________________
Silver Aero, 2004 Honda Civic EX Sedan Automatic. Daily driver, very little highway driving with mostly short trips.
Best single trip: 62.6 MPG (US) / Best day: 57.7 MPG (US).

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mpg_numbers_guy For This Useful Post:
California98Civic (03-14-2018)
Old 03-14-2018, 10:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
Cyborg ECU
 
California98Civic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Coastal Southern California
Posts: 4,678

Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 61.77 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,624
Thanked 1,318 Times in 892 Posts
Glad they went to a chain. Seems more dependable and lower maintainence than the belts.
__________________


See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 10:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
Thalmaturge
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: The edge of nowhere
Posts: 580

Eeyore - '04 Honda Civic Hybrid

Go Pod - '00 Honda Insight AC

The Tinyvan - '07 Honda Fit Sport
Thanks: 233
Thanked 246 Times in 178 Posts
Coil packs.

If the car your looking at has over 120k, they've probably been replaced already.

Also, that little damn clip the sunshade goes into... replaced that twice. Otherwise these little cars are damned bear bulletproof.
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to samwichse For This Useful Post:
mpg_numbers_guy (03-15-2018), spacemanspif (03-15-2018)
Old 03-15-2018, 12:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
EcoModding flying lizard
 
Daschicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 492

Cibbie - '88 Honda CBR 250R
Motorcycle
90 day: 55.58 mpg (US)

Rarity - '06 Honda Accord EX V6
Team Honda
90 day: 41.43 mpg (US)

Baby viff - '86 Honda VFR 400R
Motorcycle
90 day: 46.7 mpg (US)
Thanks: 358
Thanked 145 Times in 97 Posts
Ehem

How many people have you taught to drive stick?

Don't settle for an auto just because someone can't drive it. TEACH THEM!
__________________
-Kaze o tatakaimasen-

Add yourself to the Ecomodder user map! As of 11/30/16 there are only 50 people on it!

131(Includes repeats...grr...) People as of 6/20/2018 Keep it up!

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...rmap-8247.html


Best trip in v6: 50.4
Best tank in CBR: 60.3
Best tank in VFR: 55.3

Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
You can lead a fashion-conscious horse to unusual-looking water...

  Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Daschicken For This Useful Post:
Daox (03-15-2018), Fat Charlie (03-15-2018), Gasoline Fumes (03-15-2018)
Old 03-15-2018, 12:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
Spaced out...
 
spacemanspif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dirty Jersey
Posts: 747

The New Focus - '07 Ford Focus ZX5
90 day: 31.92 mpg (US)
Thanks: 142
Thanked 203 Times in 148 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daschicken View Post
Ehem

How many people have you taught to drive stick?

Don't settle for an auto just because someone can't drive it. TEACH THEM!
I HAVE taught her. She wont leave the parking lot. Worried about getting stuck if she smokes the clutch, picking the wrong gear if shes slowing down and the light turns green, blah blah blah. Last time after 20 minutes of parking lot time I said ok now drive us home (1/4 miles down a straight road, no lights) and she had a breakdown about pulling into the non-existent traffic....

Good to know the cars are pretty reliable though. Thank you
__________________
-Mike

2007 Ford Focus ZX5 - 91k - SGII, pending upper and lower grill bocks - auto trans
1987 Monte Carlo SS - 5.3/4L80E swap - 13.67 @ 106
2007 Ford Focus Estate - 230k - 33mpg - Retired 4/2018
1995 Saturn SL2 - 256K miles - 44mpg - Retired 9/2014

Cost to Operate Spreadsheet for "The New Focus"

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2018, 12:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ecomuggler
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 6,359

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 36.05 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 36.32 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,683
Thanked 1,130 Times in 848 Posts
She only does that about using a manual transmission, right?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2018, 08:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
Spaced out...
 
spacemanspif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dirty Jersey
Posts: 747

The New Focus - '07 Ford Focus ZX5
90 day: 31.92 mpg (US)
Thanks: 142
Thanked 203 Times in 148 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xist View Post
She only does that about using a manual transmission, right?
Yes lol

Shes very good at stabbing the gas and jumping into traffic....
__________________
-Mike

2007 Ford Focus ZX5 - 91k - SGII, pending upper and lower grill bocks - auto trans
1987 Monte Carlo SS - 5.3/4L80E swap - 13.67 @ 106
2007 Ford Focus Estate - 230k - 33mpg - Retired 4/2018
1995 Saturn SL2 - 256K miles - 44mpg - Retired 9/2014

Cost to Operate Spreadsheet for "The New Focus"

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2018, 10:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
EcoModding flying lizard
 
Daschicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 492

Cibbie - '88 Honda CBR 250R
Motorcycle
90 day: 55.58 mpg (US)

Rarity - '06 Honda Accord EX V6
Team Honda
90 day: 41.43 mpg (US)

Baby viff - '86 Honda VFR 400R
Motorcycle
90 day: 46.7 mpg (US)
Thanks: 358
Thanked 145 Times in 97 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by spacemanspif View Post
I HAVE taught her. She wont leave the parking lot. Worried about getting stuck if she smokes the clutch
Clutches don't just get smoked, you have to be trying to kill them. If she knows not to use the clutch to hold the car in place then it will probably be fine.

Quote:
Originally Posted by spacemanspif View Post
picking the wrong gear if shes slowing down and the light turns green, blah blah blah. Last time after 20 minutes of parking lot time I said ok now drive us home (1/4 miles down a straight road, no lights) and she had a breakdown about pulling into the non-existent traffic....
Pull the clutch in and pick the right gear!

I think you need to show her this video:
__________________
-Kaze o tatakaimasen-

Add yourself to the Ecomodder user map! As of 11/30/16 there are only 50 people on it!

131(Includes repeats...grr...) People as of 6/20/2018 Keep it up!

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...rmap-8247.html


Best trip in v6: 50.4
Best tank in CBR: 60.3
Best tank in VFR: 55.3

Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
You can lead a fashion-conscious horse to unusual-looking water...

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Daschicken For This Useful Post:
Ecky (03-16-2018)
Old 03-16-2018, 06:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
Automotive Alcoholic
 
Fit_is_slo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 12

SloFit - '08 Honda Fit Sport
Team Honda
90 day: 33.6 mpg (US)

4Runner - '02 Toyota 4runner SR5 4WD
Team Toyota
Thanks: 16
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by samwichse View Post
Coil packs.

If the car your looking at has over 120k, they've probably been replaced already.

Also, that little damn clip the sunshade goes into... replaced that twice. Otherwise these little cars are damned bear bulletproof.
Coils definitely, hitachis off of rock auto are essentially oem ones, also Ive had two alternators fail over the last decade Ive had mine, but otherwise an amazingly reliable car, mine has never seen a tow truck since it was delivered 181k later

__________________

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com