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Old 07-09-2013, 08:59 AM
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6 Alaska winters, 104K miles, and runs better than new. The only thing replaced aside from the expected maintenance items and upgrades is the A/C combination dashboard switch. Was able to pull the dash panel and replace it myself. Learned not to wash the underside in the winter, it freezes the brake cables and the ABS locks up. And below -40 F. it runs a little funny until it warms up. What a car! Claymore noticed in my photos of the components replaced at 65K miles that one plug had not been torqued properly from the factory. After adjusting the valves and new Denso Iridium plugs, the car picked up 2 mpg. I use Mobil 1 and change it every 3K miles; the oil on the dipstick is never dirty. The Fit is the best car I have ever owned and I'm looking forward to 300K or even 500K miles, who knows.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:36 AM
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Great report. Hope you are getting some sun now so you can thaw out. We thought a bear got you or something you went all quiet on us.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:24 AM
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Thanks for the post. As a new Fit owner myself, I have been asking around as to what maintenance to expect on the car, and how well it held up.
I spoke with a co-worker yesterday that owns a 2008 Honda Fit Sport. At 97k miles he stated that he's replaces oil & filter every 10k miles with stock oil (not synthetic). He replaced the air filter a few times. And replaced the tires once. And just replaced the battery. NOTHING else has been done to it. I looked at the engine compartment and it has NO oil leaks. I was VERY impressed.

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Old 12-04-2013, 08:13 AM
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My 2008 FIT is currently at @ 198,000 miles. Aside from regular maintenance & tires, I've had the brakes replaced, and a new shifter cable put in... and I've recently been wondering what might go "wrong", despite the fact that there's no indication of anything about to go "wrong"!
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:02 AM
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With regular maintenance some other people have 300,000 miles on theirs. Very reliable cars for sure.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:53 AM
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I guess they haven't been out long enough to get much information on ease of owner performed maintenance? With the Chevrolet Metro's we had one heck of a support team because most of us repaired our own vehicles, including rebuilding engines, transmissions, etc.
I'm thankful for what we have here, but think we could really learn something by following the style of geometroforum.com
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:29 PM
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They are very easy to DIY your maintenance and I would think a majority of owners do it. Others do parts of it that they feel comfortable attempting. Some of our lady members did some DIY stuff for the first time with a little encouragement for other members and were glad they did.
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