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Old 03-22-2019, 09:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
Fat Charlie
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Al the Third, year four - '13 Honda Fit Base
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If you do it right, financing is a great tool. I couldn't afford to buy my house in one payment, but even with zero down payment the mortgage was only $100 a month more than the rent I had been paying at the time. And if you're not planning on moving, owning is way cooler.

I drove off with my Fit with only a signature, too. I didn't have $15.5k burning a hole in my pocket, but I did have a pen. The fuel savings over the POS I had been in came close to covering the payments, and nowadays those payments are gone but the Fit isn't. I'd love to grab one of those Bolts, but I won't need a car for a long time. Not needing a car doesn't mean missing out on a deal: by the time my Fit goes, I'll be scouting some very nice used model 4s.

Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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