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Old 04-29-08, 08:07 AM   #1
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Anyone have a Honda Fit?

Thinking of trading my VW Passat for a Honda Fit. Anyone have one?

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Old 04-29-08, 09:13 AM   #2
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I test drove one the other day - pretty nice little car for the price. I'm thinking about getting one, too... just waiting for my 2000 Outback to expire. It has over 300,000 miles on, but has not had it's last gasp yet!
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I test drove one the other day - pretty nice little car for the price. I'm thinking about getting one, too... just waiting for my 2000 Outback to expire. It has over 300,000 miles on, but has not had it's last gasp yet!
Ah, see you in another 300k. (It's a Honda).
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Ah, see you in another 300k. (It's a Honda).
pretty sure an Outback is a Subaru.
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I had a Volkswagen fit before.

It was brutal...I broke a lot of stuff in frustration.
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My dad has a Fit it is pretty nice. Lot's of passanger room but not much cargo room with four adults in the car (if that matters to you). He has the 5 speed version and it is pretty nice to drive, not a ton of power but what do you expect from a subcompact. All around he has been very happy with it, especially the MPG.
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My dad bought one a couple of days ago. It's called a Honda Jazz in the UK. It's a 1.4 auto. He sold his Honda Du Ville (sp?) motorcycle and Daewoo Matiz (called Chrysler something now) and got the Jazz.

Nice little car, hugely reliable being a Honda.
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pretty sure an Outback is a Subaru.
He's talking about the Fit after his Subaru dies.
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I honestly can't understand how VW is still in business.
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I honestly can't understand how VW is still in business.
VW?
I can't understand how GM, Ford, or Chrysler are still in business. Look at the crap they've been producing for years. At least VW's have some semblence of fuel economy and performance with a small dash of style.
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There's no better advertisement for Honda than owning a VW.

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The most trouble free, dependable, economical car I ever owned was a Volkswagen Fox. It ran forever on a tank of gas, was fun to drive and never required any repairs in the time that I owned it other than routine stuff like oil changes, brakes, clutch, etc. Drove it for over 10 years and well in excess of 150k miles.
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Here in Austin, the VW image is usually people who are the snobbish and crappy BMW drivers, but who didn't qualify for a 1 or 3 series.
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Passat to Fit? Isn't that a big change?

Knock on wood, my VW hasn't been too bad in 131kmiles. Wheel bearings at 105k ($800), and now I need to do struts/front end work at 131k ($1200). Other than the timing belt ($700 at 100k, normal maintance), tires that only go 40k, and usual fluids and filters, it's all OEM otherwise. I know people have had problems with VW's, but mine has been decent.
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I like the Passat, it's a great car. Drives nice, excellent interior, etc... I worry a little about long term maintenance, but not had anything major since it was new in '01. The mileage stinks, so my wife would commute in the Fit, and I would try and squeeze another couple years out of our Toyota Sienna van.
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My wife and I have a Fit. It fits bicycles nicely, mpg is usually 35-40, and the various interior set ups are nice. No problems yet at 10k miles.
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I can't understand how GM, Ford, or Chrysler are still in business.
Government subsidies, import tariffs, and stupid Americans.
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WHat subsidies do those companies receive? As for import tariffs, many foreign companies build most of their cars in the US. Quality wise Americans are on par with foreign vehicles.
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I like the Passat, it's a great car. Drives nice, excellent interior, etc... I worry a little about long term maintenance, but not had anything major since it was new in '01. The mileage stinks, so my wife would commute in the Fit, and I would try and squeeze another couple years out of our Toyota Sienna van.
Is it the V6/automatic model?

At any rate, it sounds like it is paid off. I'd weigh the cost of a new car payment vs just living with the extra cost of fuel. Plus, maybe a grand a year for repairs--many cars get that way, needing this repair or that, as they get older. I figure my four year old car (131k) will now just need a grand/year in misc repairs. Just part of car ownership. Anyhow, that's what I'd do, look to see what would cost more.

Now, if it's the four speed automatic, especially with the V6--I'd ditch it. VW's slushboxes are notorious for just up and dying. The DSG and torque-convertor-less trannies of late don't seem bad (other than needing expensive fluid every 40k!); but the four speed slushbox is absolute crap.
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The most trouble free, dependable, economical car I ever owned was a Volkswagen Fox. It ran forever on a tank of gas, was fun to drive and never required any repairs in the time that I owned it other than routine stuff like oil changes, brakes, clutch, etc. Drove it for over 10 years and well in excess of 150k miles.
I tried to fit into a VW Fox before.

Maybe it requires a big red nose and floppy shoes because I didn't fit.
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