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Car Review

This week, I take a look at what may be the best car Honda makes. It hasn’t been updated for half a decade, and the interior is Spartan, but it’s fantastically practical, and pretty fun to drive.


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One Response to Car Review

  • It is somewhat interesting that you say:

    The fun falls apart a bit when you get the Fit on the freeway, however. This is not a highway cruiser. At 70 MPH, the Fit struggles a bit to keep up with traffic. The revvy little engine may be fun to drive around town, but on the highway, it’s a bit buzzy, a bit loud, and has to work really hard to keep up with traffic. That’s about what you’d expect from a little 1.5L motor, so it shouldn’t be a deal-breaker.

    I had a little 1984 Toyota Corolla (base model) with a 1.6 liter engine that put out a whopping 70 hp.

    It would cruise on the highway all day long at 75 mph and wasn’t “buzzy” or “difficult to keep up with traffic” on the highway.

    That leads to the inevitable question of whether the smaller engine of the Fit is designed to be buzz-ier or whether more horsepower means a buzz-ier engine.  It is interesting (at least to me) that a more modern engine with smaller displacement and more power is more annoying in engine note at highway speeds and has issues at highway speeds.  (At least it is interesting to me in some way.  I need a life.)

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