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by rei
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: What's Your Shifting Algorithm?
Replies: 220
Views: 12458

Re: What's Your Shifting Algorithm?

So, I gotta ask: Is your gear ratio set up so that, at 2500 RPM you're: 20kph @ 1st 40kph @ 2nd 60kph @ 3rd 80kph @ 4th 100kph @ 5th? Checked this on my drive to get lunch, at your first four points / gears I'm at 3000 RPM (I didn't wind it up to 100 because it's local streets and 80 was pushing it...
by rei
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Winter is just around the corner: A preview
Replies: 24
Views: 2491

Re: Winter is just around the corner: A preview

winter is coming

Will actually be my first winter with stick / with my new car. Might actually be for the best I wasn't always great at managing 240 lbft torque going through the front wheels at like 2000 RPM.

Any 'gotchas' that I might not expect?
by rei
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: What's Your Shifting Algorithm?
Replies: 220
Views: 12458

Re: What's Your Shifting Algorithm?

I tend to shift 'when it feels right' - which is more or less at 15-20 from first to second, 40-45 to third, 60-65 to fourth, and 85 to fifth. I might shift a bit 'earlier' if I know I've got clear sailing ahead and can take advantage of the lower RPM for fuel economy, but as most of my power is at ...
by rei
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 2015 Honda Fit announced
Replies: 45
Views: 4240

Re: 2015 Honda Fit announced

If you give it a 6th gear it'll lose its ability to pass people without the need to downshift. . I've found that if theyre goign slow enough that I need to pass them and am already at their speed (merging etc), I'll still need to go down to 4th if I want to pass them with any kind of urgency. I'm u...
by rei
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)
Replies: 51
Views: 6090

Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

the engine was great, the total cost of ownership not so much. VW likes their dollars. That is exactly what a mechanic once told me about VW's - good engines, but everything else is troublesome. I can't speak from personal experience, having never owned a VW. $1100 to replace failed fan blower that...
by rei
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 2015 Honda Fit announced
Replies: 45
Views: 4240

Re: 2015 Honda Fit announced

Currently the Canadian-market fits are made in China, so Mexico would be a step up. (there have been some rust problems with Chinese Fits) My initial impressions are it looks too 'Ford-y' - I can't rationalize why I think that but I get "American automaker" vibes off of its body style. Tha...
by rei
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Tups has not lost his Focus...
Replies: 17
Views: 2863

Re: Tups has not lost his Focus...

Small, fun to drive stick hatch with creature comforts is pretty much all you could ask for : )
by rei
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)
Replies: 51
Views: 6090

Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

On the Mass Pike they have the worst signs. ''25 miles 23 minutes to I-495'' I mean it's helpful but sometimes it doesn't really mean anything. Another one: Getting onto I-95 from Route 2 in Lexington MA, there is a sign that says "I-95 Gloucester/Attleboro." As compass points, those two ...
by rei
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)
Replies: 51
Views: 6090

Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Boston Fit wrote:
rei wrote:Us and our audacity to use base 10 units : )

Doesn't everyone use base 10?

But getting back on topic, I'm surprised you got better mileage in your old Jetta than in your Fit. Was it a diesel Jetta?

Yeah, would regularly get 40+ MPG highway without trying particularly hard
by rei
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)
Replies: 51
Views: 6090

Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Us and our audacity to use base 10 units : )
by rei
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Silly question
Replies: 34
Views: 3969

Re: Silly question

AHTOXA wrote:Have you actually owned a fast car before? Say, 400hp+

The fastest car I've driven on a regular basis is my mom's BMW 335i

Realistically though I'm being a bit facetious - I'd likely pick the corolla though largely due to being insecure about being defined by my possessions.
by rei
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Silly question
Replies: 34
Views: 3969

Re: Silly question

Less powerful cars are way more fun to drive. ALso screw paying for premium gas.
by rei
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)
Replies: 51
Views: 6090

Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

That said I'm only on my second tank and during break-in... plus it's just reported numbers from the dash right now as opposed to measuring it through fuelly or similar, I'm taking a long drive to Chalk River Ontario then Ottawa then back home to the Greater Toronto Area in the first week of august...
by rei
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Got a new car
Replies: 56
Views: 6837

Re: Got a new car

True, I think of Honda's Fit as the true successor to the old Civic hatch Having planned on buying a Civic and ending up with a Fit, I made the same conclusion one thing in temrs of 'interior space' - I'm 6'5 and my head in the civic was very thoroughly inside the sunroof on the Civic (legroom was ...
by rei
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Car Care and Detailing
Topic: Mechanical Car Washes
Replies: 45
Views: 5191

Re: Mechanical Car Washes

I pay for the auto washes pretty often, once a season I'll get it hand-washed, and at the end of winter I'll pay to get it detailed / waxed.

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