Honda Fit: fill 'er up
March 26, 2007
I noticed the Fit's fuel gauge heading towards 'E' last night. Sure enough, the orange 'low fuel' light flicked on during this morning's commute.
I'd started the weekend with a full tank. So this morning's fillup would be the perfect comparison to the last time in the Fit, where I'd broken my personal mpg best.
This time, it covered 282.5 miles on 9.802 gallons. 28.8 mpg. Quite a bit short of my last stint.
So what happened? It's all in the driving conditions. The Fit spent most of the weekend in stop and go driving, as well as a blast up the winding roads near Glendora. If it wasn't crawling, the throttle was pinned. Oh, and thanks to the hordes of dumbfounded dipsticks on the freeway, my 33 mile commute took nearly two soul-withering hours this morning.
Scanning the Fit's logbook, I noticed that our Michael Jordan gets the prize for the most miles traveled on a tank (332.5 miles). But no one has yet run the tank as low as I just did, making me the boldest (or stupidest) Fit driver yet. Gotta feel good about something after that hell commute...
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor at 7623 miles