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Old 08-21-2009, 07:51 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Fuelly has a list of 160 Fit's average mileage. My personal average across the ~13,000 miles is about 37. Mine is a 5 speed 2008 Sport.

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Old 08-21-2009, 02:51 PM   #42 (permalink)
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We looked at the Civic and Fit. The Fit would be great for around town, but the Civic feels more planted and quieter on the freeway. If you need the cargo flexibility, get the Fit. If it's a 2-4 person car, consider a Civic. (I know the Civic AT revs about 500 rpm lower than the MT - I have a MT.) Price-wise the difference isn't that great either...

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Resurrecting an old thread..

.... I recently bought a new (2011) Fit and noticed the EPA disparity. In fact the dealer tried to steer me to an automatic saying "the mileage is better".

I told him "not the way I drive it".

I got the Sport model with manual and I really love it. I wish the gearing was lower, at 70 mph it's running 3400 RPM or so, but even so I get 38 MPG routinely. When I slow it down to 60 I can definitely do 40 but I usually don't have the luxury of going slow as I have a long commute.

In any event I haven't even aired up the tires or anything else yet so I am hoping to get over 40 with that and perhaps a belly pan.
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I got the Sport model with manual and I really love it. I wish the gearing was lower, at 70 mph it's running 3400 RPM or so, but even so I get 38 MPG routinely. When I slow it down to 60 I can definitely do 40 but I usually don't have the luxury of going slow as I have a long commute.
With long, rather fast commutes, a longer gearing can completely offset the usual drawbacks of an auto transmission.

The VW Passat "Ecofuel" CNG gets considerably better mileage with the longer geared DSG automated-manual tranny.

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