Tag: Honda

2016 Honda Fit: Fuel Economy

One of the reasons we bought a Honda Fit was for fuel economy. The stick is fun to drive, and the car has enough power for regular driving. In three years the fuel economy has gotten a little bit worse, but still ok. We use winter tires in the winter, and change tires in the summer.

Winter driving is in snow and ice, resulting in fuel economy dropping in January-February.

Honda Fir 2016: 3 year Fuelly numbers in L/100km, almost all city driving

Honda Fir 2016: 3 year Fuelly numbers in L/100km, almost all city driving

2015-2017 Honda Fit DIY Wooden Ramps

2016 Honda Fit on DIY wooden 2x10 ramps. Toronto, Canada, Photo by Don Tai

2016 Honda Fit on DIY wooden 2×10 ramps. Toronto, Canada, Photo by Don Tai

I do love the car, but my 2016 Honda Fit does have some “beauty spots”. Going to the dealer, like others have, may have resulted in parts of the car not being reinstalled correctly, and then falling off. If the splash shield was designed properly I would have probably considered going to the dealer.

2015 2016 Honda Fit: Jack Points

Discussions, there are, on how best to jack up the 2015 2016 Honda Fit, for such chores like changing tires and oil changes. The owner’s manual points to the 4 reinforced jack points on the side rails, and these are all good, but jacking up the car one tire at a time with the scissor jack that comes with the car is time consuming and exhausting. There must be a better way.

2015 2016 Honda Fit: Defects and Remediation

The 2016 Honda Fit is a good car. Overall the car is very suitable for our small family, not too big and not too small. The fuel economy is really good, and the price, while higher than competing subcompacts, was reasonable. That being said, Honda did cut corners on this car to save money and increase fuel economy. If you are considering this car for purchase you should be aware of these cost cutting measures before you purchase. Hang out at the Fit Freak forum to talk with a wide variety of owners. I’ll keep a running tab of defects as time passes.