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Old 01-19-2020, 06:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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As a Fit is nothing but a 2nd gen Insight with a more practical and lighter body you'd think there's a practical application for running less than 2000 RPM at highway speed.
Why the short gearing, Honda?

(the Fit Hybrid, sold as Jazz Hybrid over here, has the same CVT as my Insight and therefore the same rgera ratio / revs at speed. My sister, father and next door neighbor all have Jazz Hybrids btw.)

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Old 01-19-2020, 10:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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They can't make the regular Fit too efficient, or what's the incentive for buying the hybrid?
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