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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2017, 06:12:04 pm »
Does it still rev like a bugger with the manual at highway speeds?

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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2017, 07:44:14 pm »
Dash mounted volume controls are for passengers.

Not necessarily true. Lower versions of this car probably don't have steering wheel mounted controls. So they just put the knob where it would be
for the driver to access.
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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2017, 08:22:31 pm »
Does it still rev like a bugger with the manual at highway speeds?
Insane levels... 3000 rpm at 100 km/h in sixth... 3400 at 120.

When they added the sixth gear they kept the ratio the same as the old five speed  >:(

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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2017, 10:31:16 pm »
My TSX is geared the same way. Why I am running the same rpms on the highway as my old 4spd non-overdrive MG B? Sometimes I feel like a trucker with all the shifting required in town.  ::)

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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2017, 05:20:48 am »
Our Automatic Fit II  does not rev that high but in the manual Fit I never minded the high revs on the highway.  It was a Honda engine after all, still smooth and still economical at 4000 rpm.
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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2017, 07:32:19 am »
Our Automatic Fit II  does not rev that high but in the manual Fit I never minded the high revs on the highway.  It was a Honda engine after all, still smooth and still economical at 4000 rpm.

And the current gen is quieter at highway speeds than the previous gen (which we also owned).  A welcome improvement.

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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2017, 07:48:25 am »
Does it still rev like a bugger with the manual at highway speeds?
Insane levels... 3000 rpm at 100 km/h in sixth... 3400 at 120.

When they added the sixth gear they kept the ratio the same as the old five speed  >:(
my Rio5 is 2500 rpm at 70 mph...i'd have to check and see what 3000 rpm would be, but likely in the 135 km/hr range.

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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2017, 07:50:01 am »
My MX-5 turns at about 3,200 @ 120 km/h.  Doesn't bother me at all.

So, a nit-picky thing.. I see the Fit has reverse to the right of 6th.  It just seems more natural to have R to the left of 1st. 
MX-5's is to the left of 1, which is correct.   ;D





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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2017, 08:30:56 am »
My MX-5 turns at about 3,200 @ 120 km/h.  Doesn't bother me at all.

So, a nit-picky thing.. I see the Fit has reverse to the right of 6th.  It just seems more natural to have R to the left of 1st. 
MX-5's is to the left of 1, which is correct.   ;D

You're wrong. Reverse belongs all the way to the right and back.

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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2017, 08:36:00 am »
My MX-5 turns at about 3,200 @ 120 km/h.  Doesn't bother me at all.

Doesn't bother me in the Fit, either.  Particularly since this gen actually included some sound deadening material.  ;D

 I do think a taller 6th gear would result in even better fuel economy, though, and still leave 5 well-spaced gears for booting around town.

Bottom line is that as an owner, I really don't notice it as any kind of a negative.

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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2017, 08:42:17 am »
My MX-5 turns at about 3,200 @ 120 km/h.  Doesn't bother me at all.

Doesn't bother me in the Fit, either.  Particularly since this gen actually included some sound deadening material.  ;D

I do think a taller 6th gear would result in even better fuel economy, though, and still leave 5 well-spaced gears for booting around town.

Bottom line is that as an owner, I really don't notice it as any kind of a negative.

The car isn't that noisy overall.

I think it really depends on how much highway driving you do. I personally have driven my car 33000 km since last december (and I don't even drive to work  ;D) and the highway drone does sometimes get tiresome. If you have some music on or anything you barely hear it.  And I'd like always like better fuel economy!

It certainly isn't a dealbreaker by any means nor is it that loud, and I'm used to high-revving highway cars, but it just somewhat annoys me since the sixth gear addition just leaves more shifting, or just adds a useless gear if you skip gears.

I've found myself subconsciously going to shift higher when in sixth, as recently as last week.   :-[

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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2017, 09:09:37 am »
Dash mounted volume controls are for passengers.
Right.  Which is why the volume knob is always on the driver side of the center stack instead of the passenger side.  Because it's for the passenger, not the driver.
By that logic, the tuning knob must be for the passenger only.

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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2017, 09:16:53 am »
Dash mounted volume controls are for passengers.
Right.  Which is why the volume knob is always on the driver side of the center stack instead of the passenger side.  Because it's for the passenger, not the driver.
By that logic, the tuning knob must be for the passenger only.

You clearly wish to make a mountain out of a molehill - so I will leave you to continue to rant about how the omission of a volume knob (which is no longer an omission) is a wholly egregious oversight that would be an absolute deal-breaker for you (assuming you were shopping for an older version of the current model, I guess).

But I'll just leave you to nurture your outrage with one final thought - when there are dual zone climate controls, is the one that is for the passenger ever stacked below the driver control knob on the driver side of the panel?

No.  It's on the passenger side.

Because controls that are meant to be for the passenger are placed closest to the passenger.  ALL the controls in the center stack are meant for the driver.  But if there was to be one that was dedicated for passenger use, it would sit closer to the passenger. 

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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2017, 09:21:13 am »
my Rio5 is 2500 rpm at 70 mph...i'd have to check and see what 3000 rpm would be, but likely in the 135 km/hr range.

You have a manual Rio5? Sweet!


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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2017, 09:21:25 am »
I am with Weels on the reverse gear. To the left of 1st.

I don't mind that layout where reverse is directly below 1st and 2nd is a dogleg.  But I started my driving life on cars with no synchromesh on 1st so one would never change into it....and gearboxes like that invariably would have some gadget that prevented going into reverse while moving forward.


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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2017, 09:29:13 am »
my Rio5 is 2500 rpm at 70 mph...i'd have to check and see what 3000 rpm would be, but likely in the 135 km/hr range.

You have a manual Rio5? Sweet!
no, the SX was only available with a 6sp auto in 2012 (which is what i would have chosen anyway).

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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2017, 10:53:47 am »
My MX-5 turns at about 3,200 @ 120 km/h.  Doesn't bother me at all.

So, a nit-picky thing.. I see the Fit has reverse to the right of 6th.  It just seems more natural to have R to the left of 1st. 
MX-5's is to the left of 1, which is correct.   ;D

You're wrong. Reverse belongs all the way to the right and back.

Nope, up and to the left, with a lockout.
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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2017, 10:58:08 am »
My MX-5 turns at about 3,200 @ 120 km/h.  Doesn't bother me at all.

So, a nit-picky thing.. I see the Fit has reverse to the right of 6th.  It just seems more natural to have R to the left of 1st. 
MX-5's is to the left of 1, which is correct.   ;D

You're wrong. Reverse belongs all the way to the right and back.

Nope, up and to the left, with a lockout.
like pi314, i always preferred it to the right and down (back)...my old VW Rabbit back in the day was "push down, to the left and then up" and it wasn't too bad either i guess.

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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2017, 11:38:58 am »
Because controls that are meant to be for the passenger are placed closest to the passenger.  ALL the controls in the center stack are meant for the driver.  But if there was to be one that was dedicated for passenger use, it would sit closer to the passenger. 
I agree to the above, but not your tone.  You surely seem to have a bee in your bonnet whenever someone says something contrary to your opinion.

Nope, up and to the left, with a lockout.
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Re: Test Drive: 2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual Transmission
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2017, 12:04:35 pm »
My comment regarding the dash mounted controls being for passengers is because I, as a driver, almost never use them. I can control my volume, select source, and change preset radio stations with the steering wheel controls. If I take my hands of the wheel to do anything audio related, it's the use the Bluetooth control which is mounted next to the gear shift on both vehicles for Siri, play/pause, and next/previous track.