The manual says the fuel capacity is 10.83 gallons. When the low fuel
indicator lights up there is around 2 gallons remaining. You're correct, it
is odd to fill up that soon. Obviously, the more times you fill up, the
more accurate the overall mileage is. If I were the owner, I would not be
concerned on any mileage figure that was based upon less than ten gallons,
let alone three. OH, and yes, I meant to say 35.69 MPG, not MPH. I drive
a little slow, BUT NOT THAT SLOW :)
Robert A. Cunningham
I drove a Fit, and it seemed like an OK, car, but the Civic LX
*automatic* parked next to it was rated at 40mpg highway, while the 5
speed Fit I drove was rated at 36. I think it's short gearing at fault.
Ironically, my '95 Civic EX has gearing that is way too tall, but at
least it gets great mileage...
Well, I'm not the guy that you posted the question to about the RPMs at 70
MPH, but I purposely ran my Fit up to 70MPH, which is not easy to do on
L.A.'s crowded freeways, and the tachometer indicates around 3,400 RPM at 70
MPH. My Fit is a 5 speed manual transmission. Hope this helps.
Robert A. Cunningham
I don't know where that intermediate comment came from, but I'm the
one who suggested short gearing, and I think I'm right. A car geared for
freeway cruising in overdrive should be running at about 2500-2800 RPM
at that speed. This reminds me of something that Volvo pulled with the
140 series, way back when: you could get an optional overdrive unit for
the manual shift cars, but if you got stuck with a basic 4 speed, it
would be running 3500RPM at *60* MPH. Honda obviously wanted the car to
be responsive in 5th, even at the expense of fuel economy.
"should"??? rpm's depend on the ratio that best balances motor output
with the best point on its economy curve with the wind resistance/weight
for that vehicle. so the number varies from car to car, motor to motor!!!
I had a '71 145 for a while: rusty body but the best suspension I'd
even driven. No, it wasn't a powerhouse, but I still think they should
have done what they did with the P1800, and put a higher final gearing
on the 4 speeds... Another interssting factoid: the 4 speed P1800S was
faster than the 5 speed, precisely because they had a higher final
gearing, and would redline at 120 in 4th. The 5 speed would top out at
about 110 in 4th, and go no faster in O/D.
On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 02:15:01 +0000, mjc13<REMOVETHIS> wrote:
LOL! I was 19. Thing nickle and dimed me into the poorhouse (well, almost).
But you just looked so damned *COOL* driving it, who cared?! (Kinda like
how I feel about the fuel 'economy' of my Supra, but that has more to do
with the removable roof section...)
Rolled the damn 1800 right onto the roof. Thank God Volvo builds roll bars
into their cars...
To the best of my knowledge, the Studebaker Avanti was the only American
car with an integral roll bar as part of the design. This car which was
introduced in the spring of 1962, also had a fiberglass body, front disk
brakes and a completely padded safety interior.
And driving was a pleasure as it sure was glued to the road. I loved
that car and sure wish that I did not sell it but unfortunately, I had
to thin the herd when I accepted overseas employment back in 1989...
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