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Honda Fit Interior and Passenger Comfort Concerns



  • crookjcrookj Posts: 1
    In any other car I've driven with the A. C. on, setting the air intake control to recirculate results in cooler air coming out of the vents. In my Mazda, the temperature drops by 10 degrees. In the Fit the temperature does not drop at all. Also, the volume of air out of the vents is cut in half. I end up sweating in my Fit on a 95 degree day.

    The dealer says that all Fits are like this and that nothing can be done. Has anyone else noticed this?
  • sfinstersfinster Posts: 17
    I have noticed that other cars I carpool in (Ford Focus, Volvo S40) cool much faster than my Fit. (16 months old, 25,000 mi)
    I recently had our Toyota Sienna in for service and they checked the A/C by putting a thermometer probe in the vent. Our van only cools to about 60, and they recommended recharging the system because they expect something in the mid 40s.
    Today I put my Fit on recirculate, max cold, and put my kitchen thermometer in. It only gets down to 52 degrees. I will be calling the dealer.
  • bobw3bobw3 Posts: 2,997
    The dealer says that all Fits are like this and that nothing can be done. Has anyone else noticed this?

    Go on the dealer's lot and try one.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    remember guys, you are comparing a tiny ac unit on a tiny car to a moderately sized ac unit on a moderatley sized car. the bigger ac will cool faster, thats no lie...granted, even in 95 degree weather, i think 52 degrees is TOTALLY fine!

    MY old vw rabbit wouldn't even go down past 50. How cold do we really need to be?
  • hello;

    Just took delivery of fit on 8/30, the a/c output is much weaker compared to my 2000 accord. But since all my cars are parked outside, on a hot day I have to rolldown the windows with a/c on max/recir and after driving a few minutes rollup the windows and I tend to leave it on recir and in the FIT you will get cooled down if you do this.
  • ifitifit Posts: 18
    Check out this article on the best and worst cars for tall and short people. The Honda Accord and Honda Pilot are in the top 10 best for both tall and short people. The Honda Fit did not make the top ten best or worst for either tall or short people.

    The Tall and Short of It
  • mgutaimgutai Posts: 25
    Sorry for the late reply.

    I think I threw away the directions, only because they were so simple. Basically it comes in 1 piece with 2 screws. The base mounts directly inside the existing cup holder that's in the rear between the front seats, behind the parking brake. The 2 screws (maybe 1.5" in length) fasten it down pretty securely. And they give you a round felt cover to go on top of the new cup holder (to cover the screw heads). Its extremely simple.
  • fitman548fitman548 Posts: 172
    I'm 5'11", I have the drivers seat all the way back on the rails, with the back of the seat in the full upright (and locked) position. I had some sore leg the first few months, mostly the left hamstring, but my body has adjusted. If you can give it a month, try, otherwise look into getting some foam wedges or ergo mats for the seat.
  • unfitunfit Posts: 12
    I am 6'1" and have been pleasantly surprised by the back support in the Fit. The seat fits me well and I get out of the car with my back pain relieved; this is the opposite experience of spending any time in my old car where my hips and back would ache. I hope you find a way to make it comfortable!
  • nthomasnthomas Posts: 40
    I had some problems when I first bought my Fit. My solution was to purchase a cheat seat cover at Target, and put some extra padding under it to boost me into a comfy position. It took a little while to get it right, but now I'm very happy with the way it feels.
  • ibertyiberty Posts: 1
    My 2008 Honda Fit has a coarse dashboard section which reflects in the windshield driving toward the sun. Can anyone recommend a solution to correct this problem?

  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
    This is an issue in a lot of vehicles now with all the raked windshields... and a reason why you don't see a lot of light colored interiors as much anymore.

    When the sun is shining on the dash, the angle of the windshield is just perfect to give you a goo view. I even get a bit of that with the black interior/dash on my Versa!


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  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,631
    When the sun is shining on the dash, the angle of the windshield is just perfect to give you a goo view.

    Is that goo view before or after the bugs hit the windshield? ;)
  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
    What a pefect typo! Why yes... it IS a GOO view at times :P


    Moderator - Hatchbacks & Hybrid Vehicles

  • I have a 2008 Fit Sport, having not experienced the reflection issues you bring up I can only offer suggestions based on what I would do if in your seat. Are you conditioning the dash with an oil based conditioner like ArmourAll? I use a non-glossy type of conditioner to assure no reflection. There are covers for the dash area, these cut the reflection and also help in protecting the dash from baking and being damaged in the bright Sun. I saw a few of the dash covers in Arizona a while back. Here is a link to one supplier I know of, the cost is up to $30 and they offer versions for us Fit owners:

    Let us know if the issue is solved.

  • I have a Honda Fit Sport '08, with the same seat as the one you have concerns about. In my one month of ownership I have had a comfortable seat overall, so I cannot offer any direction based on my use. Other than trying the padding additions suggested by others, there is not much else to try. It can only be the seat, your positioning or your back, or any combination of the three. When you are in the passenger seat do you still feel discomfort?
  • I don't feel any discomfort while driving. I did move the seat up thinking maybe I was stretching my arms too far but over the weekend I got the third stiff back. Maybe I'm just getting old! Hopefully my body will just get used to it. I love to drive and this car is like a go-kart after driving an Odyssey for years.
  • I am considering trading in my current car for a 2008 Honda Fit but after reading some reviews i am concerned that my bike will not fit. I have a 2005 Specialized Hard Rock mountain bike and wanted to know if someone can tell me what the interior dimensions of the Fit are. Specifically, the width between the rear seat doors when in tall mode and the height in the back with the seats folded down. I want to make sure that i would be able to fit my bike along with another bike which is fairly the same size. Thanks.
  • I don't know the sizes. I have a 24 inch mountain bike it wouldn't fit in the back in tall mode. It however fits in the hatch with the seats folded flat with no problems. That is without me adjusting the seat or taking any of the wheels off or doing anything other then throwing it in the back(sideways not vertically). I don't think 2 bikes would fit back there without adjustments.
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