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Old 04-01-2012, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello from a new Honda Fit owner

I just bought a used 2008 Honda Fit Sport yesterday and it seems like a car ripe for some aeromods. I am looking forward to seeing things other members have done.
My old car was a 1999 Chevy Malibu 3.1L V6 that just crapped out at 200,000 miles. The EPA rated it at 21 mpg combined, I regularly got above and around 30mpg, mostly because I drive mostly highway and I didn't travel above 60mph. I'm excited to see what I can get out of my Fit.

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site Abobalik.

The Fit is a great little car and will more than likely be pretty easy to hit 40+ mpg. Aeromods are a great place to start especially with all the highway driving. Good luck!
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome ! Get yourself a scan gauge and then you finish tweaking the way you drive. It sounds like you do many of the right things already but without a feedback device you can only get about half of the needed tighting of the nut behind the wheel.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome! Sounds like you have a vehicle FIT for the needed future tasks in your life.

Absorbing the data here will make you FIT as well!
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Old 09-21-2014, 01:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hows the Fit sport doing? Is it buzzy at highway speeds? Is it quick in the city? Hows the city/hwy mpg? Is it easy to squeal tires? Do you wish it had a 6th or 7th gear? Can you tell it has a vtec rpm range? Do you wish you had the non sport model?

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Old 09-21-2014, 05:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I cannot speak enough as a newcomer to the ecomodder world as to the pluses of the ScanGauge II. I'm floored. If you don't have one get it now.... You'll never drive the same again. Period.
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It's a good little rig. You're going to like it.

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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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Old 09-22-2014, 10:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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