Once again, it's the Fit's gearing. Our Camry sedan (with
automatic!) will get close to 40 mpg highway at 65-70 on level ground,
but it's loafing along at about 2600 RPM. It's also got a nice, smooth
dude /WHAT/ is it with you and gearing??? it's not the gearing, it's
the overall equation of the motor's characteristics, the car's
characteristics, and how those two match up. simply reducing revs does
/not/ automatically reduce gas consumption - it can increase it
significantly if it's a mis-match.
My wife's base Fit A/T gets 22/25mpg, no highway, all in town Los Angeles
The Fit has 5 star crash rating, that comes at a cost. That cost is
weight... the Fit is heavy for it's size.
Blame it on all the airbags, and steel to make the crush zones that make
On the other hand, if a person's budget is stretched that tight. That
another 10$ at the pump is the difference between travel and eating.
Perhaps they should consider an alternative such as a motorbike or
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