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Old 04-11-2016, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mini Box Truck - '05 Scion Xb
90 day: 32.87 mpg (US)

It FITs - '09 Honda Fit Sport
90 day: 36.2 mpg (US)

Impreza - '13 Subaru Impreza Sport
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Got a new used 2009 Honda Fit

After 4 years with the Scion Xb it was time for a new car. I did love my scion and would recommend one if you are looks for a decent mpg ride with good cargo capacity.

Well. I ended up getting a 2009 Honda Fit 5 speed off a private seller. It's the sport version so it has key-less entry / power windows / power locks / 16" alloy wheels/ etc.

Decent cargo capacity. It will fit a bike in without taking the wheels off (the XB could do this too). But...I am most impressed with the mpg! 39.8 mpg on the first tank. That's just taking it easy and not driving like a maniac. This should improve because I am a little rusty on the stick shift...It's been 4 years with the auto-slush box. Anyways I took a 100mi ride in the country today and averaged 51.1mpg (according to the optimistic in-dash mpg gauge)! It seems like ~40mph in 5th gear is the sweet spot. It should be good for over 50mpg.

Anyways, I threw a new air filter in and pumped the tires to 40psi. That's my start. Any other low hanging honda fit mpg fruit I should look out for?

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