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in 2009 I thought I'd have a new manual "soon"

Postby rei » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:40 pm

Funny how that works. I instead got a DSG Jetta at the time because I couldn't run away from "No PST for anything on the lot"

So now I'm trading that in and finally getting the stick, as I wanted all along. I'm downsizing a bit to a Honda Fit, but considering it's apparently very high revving / fun despite lack of power, can't complain about it as a first stick car.
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Re: in 2009 I thought I'd have a new manual "soon"

Postby ClutchDisc » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:24 pm

Welcome to the site! I know you've been here a few years, but you are finally making your presence known. :mrgreen:

Sounds like a fun car, post pictures when you get it!
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Re: in 2009 I thought I'd have a new manual "soon"

Postby rei » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:46 am

Will do, I learn today if I'm getting it in red or black (I said I'd take either) - I initially preferred black but hearing how hot the car gets left in the sun I wouldn't mind going alll hot hatch red now
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Re: in 2009 I thought I'd have a new manual "soon"

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:16 pm

From a GLI to a Fit? Fits are allegedly fun to drive, however I never drove one. It didn't appeal to me much for some reason.
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Re: in 2009 I thought I'd have a new manual "soon"

Postby rei » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:14 pm

Nah I stepped down from a TDI - at the time I was going from Toronto to Ottawa every two weeks (about 1000 km round trip), so I put some faith and a lot of hipster points into getting a diesel engine. Loved the car, but parts were starting to break (fan blower, glow plugs) and VW wanted the predictable fortune to replace them - no warranty as those trips put me at 106 000 km on the car after three and a half years.

I'm not doing the Ottawa thing any more, and my commute is 20 minutes through my suburb, not so much a hassle, and a small car is great there.


I didn;'t even consider a fit while researching as I thought they were pretty damn ugly but, but sitting in one was more comfortable than a lot of other cars (I'm 6'5) and its got a lot of 'fun' factor thats hard to explain and not available in other cars at this price I actually fit in; and I found them far more attractive in real life.
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Re: in 2009 I thought I'd have a new manual "soon"

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:03 pm

I'm 6'7" and I very much enjoy the seating in my Sonic.

Check out the Sonic, you won't be disappointed. Look for 1.4L turbocharged 6 speed manual. It's quicker than the Fit, looks good (subjective) and gets very awesome MPG - check fuelly for the Sonic equipped with a 1.4T. Costs about the same. Offers great options such as BT connectivity, steering wheel controls, etc.

The Fit does have better inner space utlization when the rear seats come down but Sonic's not as bad as some others - like Mazda 2 - where the rears won't fold flat or don't make up flat flooring. This was important to me as my dog always rides in the back and my back seats haven't been in the upright position in months. I basically use mine like a mini truckster.
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Re: in 2009 I thought I'd have a new manual "soon"

Postby tankinbeans » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:38 pm

I've only driven a gen 2 Fit Sport (whatever that means) with the flappy padels and an auto. I remember it being very noisy, but seeming cavernous. My mom fit, no pun intended, into it better than she did my 03 Accord Coupe, which was in for a seat track replacement at the time.
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Re: in 2009 I thought I'd have a new manual "soon"

Postby Chiba » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:34 am

Nice and welcome fellow Torontonian


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