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I MISS MY HONDA FIT

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Traded my 2020 Honda Fit in and walked away with a 2021 2WD Passport Sport. I should have done this two years ago.

Love the Passport.

Fit was a great car, but I drive like a maniac when I drive small cars. BUT THE GAS MILEAGE WAS KILLER 馃ぃ
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Nice welcome! I'm a recent purchaser as well. Curious what your trade in value was for on that 2020 Fit.

I had a 2007 Honda Fit Sport, 130K miles, extremely low maintenance car. Only thing I used a shop for was the clutch and a leaking inner axle seal. Loved that car and the 5spd MT. Owned it up until 2020.

Forum has a ton of good information in it and the search works well. Soak up some knowledge!
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Nice upgrade man. I used to have an RSX and while it was a lot of fun to drive aggressively, I feel like people in tiny cars get no respect on the road. I like the seating position of the Passport a LOT better because I can see what's going on in surrounding traffic. The Passport sits high enough that you're equal seating with most full size trucks.

Having a car is fine when everybody else has cars too, like it was 30 years ago. You could still see around you when driving. Now everybody has SUV and trucks. If you can't beat em join em I guess.
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Nice upgrade man. I used to have an RSX and while it was a lot of fun to drive aggressively, I feel like people in tiny cars get no respect on the road. I like the seating position of the Passport a LOT better because I can see what's going on in surrounding traffic.

Having a car is fine when everybody else has cars too, like it was 30 years ago. You could still see around you when driving. Now everybody has SUV and trucks. If you can't beat em join em I guess.
Funny you mention that. My bro drove an RSX and now Civic and moved to Texas. Nearly everyone there has pickup trucks and bro said the truck drivers are super aggressive/asshole drivers. You have to be aggressive and decisive otherwise get bullied.
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Funny you mention that. My bro drove an RSX and now Civic and moved to Texas. Nearly everyone there has pickup trucks and bro said the truck drivers are super aggressive/asshole drivers. You have to be aggressive and decisive otherwise get bullied.
that goes without saying in all areas, cant tell you how many times dudes in their lifted trucks thought they could out rally/corner me in my S2000, not to mention they would purposely ride my ass in traffic.

My wife sent me this pic today as she was in line at the bank, she said the 5鈥4鈥 man actually had to jump out and stand at the drive through.

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Yep, I live in Minnesota and the top selling vehicle is full size truck. People would always be riding my ass and cutting me off, it got really old. With the blackout Passport people give me some room in traffic. It looks meaner. The psychology of driving is an interesting topic. I recommend the book 'Traffic: Why We Drive The Way We Do' by Tom Vanderbilt if anybody wants a deeper look.
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Yep, I live in Minnesota and the top selling vehicle is full size truck. People would always be riding my ass and cutting me off, it got really old. With the blackout Passport people give me some room in traffic. It looks meaner. The psychology of driving is an interesting topic. I recommend the book 'Traffic: Why We Drive The Way We Do' by Tom Vanderbilt if anybody wants a deeper look.
I live in the south out in a rural area. I have a Civic Hybrid, Accord and now a Passport. I get my tail rode hard and passed every time in my civic. Accord about half the time. My Passport hardly anymore. Funny thing is I drive the same highway to work and its the same people that pass or follow me. I always set my cruise control at 55. the speed limit. people rage is your not doing 65 or more.
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Nice upgrade man. I used to have an RSX and while it was a lot of fun to drive aggressively, I feel like people in tiny cars get no respect on the road. I like the seating position of the Passport a LOT better because I can see what's going on in surrounding traffic. The Passport sits high enough that you're equal seating with most full size trucks.

Having a car is fine when everybody else has cars too, like it was 30 years ago. You could still see around you when driving. Now everybody has SUV and trucks. If you can't beat em join em I guess.
Agree. Driving the Fit I would routinely get cutoff on the freeway. I鈥檇 also have people make a point of not letting me pass them.

I had to get out of the small car because I drive small things super aggressively. It鈥檚 the reason I gave up riding motos. Other drivers seem more aware of the Passport.
I鈥檓 also tall, and the Passport fits perfectly. I had to put a seat extender in the Fit to make it work.
Yep, I live in Minnesota and the top selling vehicle is full size truck. People would always be riding my ass and cutting me off, it got really old. With the blackout Passport people give me some room in traffic. It looks meaner. The psychology of driving is an interesting topic. I recommend the book 'Traffic: Why We Drive The Way We Do' by Tom Vanderbilt if anybody wants a deeper look.
Yes I agree, people realize that you aren't in some small vehicle and think, should probably move out of the way. One thing, I don't worry about anymore in the Winter is driving, the Passport is a beast at everything. Also, Welcome to the forum! @DavisGrad
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... Nearly everyone there has pickup trucks and bro said the truck drivers are super aggressive/asshole drivers...
Ohio, too. Last week I had one of those dumbass Bro-Lifted trucks behind me at a traffic light - he just "knew" a wimpy SUV would be holding him up on the on-ramp... 'Light turned green, and, although he put on a good show, I showed him my tail lights. Sometimes you just gotta do it.
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Ohio, too. Last week I had one of those dumbass Bro-Lifted trucks behind me at a traffic light - he just "knew" a wimpy SUV would be holding him up on the on-ramp... 'Light turned green, and, although he put on a good show, I showed him my tail lights. Sometimes you just gotta do it.
I was comparing 0-60mph times to comparable SUVs and saw Passport is pretty damn good in this area. Been loving the additional power when I need it.
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Yep. And remember; putting your trans in gear on "D" has you starting off in 2nd gear. You'll hit Ludacris Speed quicker starting off in 1st gear with the "S" option. (Just don't forget to return to "normal" [D] after you're done drag racing.)
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Uggh. I just had this experience in my CR-V. (My other car is a PP.) I have a two-lane mountain commute in which we're reliant on slower traffic to use turnouts. This morning, there was somebody who wasn't obeying this rule, which resulted in a small conga line behind him. Even though I was the fifth in the conga line and easily keeping the speed, some lifted Ram 1500 was right up on my ass, sometimes closer than 10 feet (moving at 35-50 mph on windy road). It's not like I could have gone any faster with 4 cars in front of me. I used a turnout just so I wouldn't have to see his stupid truck filling my rearview mirror, and the Ram simply commenced tailgating the 4th car in the line as I went to sixth in the conga line. It was utterly pointless.

Anyhow, I like pickup trucks and used to own a first-gen Tundra. But bro truck owners are certainly earning a reputation for both driving and parking like douches. Ironically, despite all the tough-looking mod'ing they do to their big trucks, the vast majority of those trucks seem to see much more Armor All than dirt.
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I was comparing 0-60mph times to comparable SUVs and saw Passport is pretty damn good in this area. Been loving the additional power when I need it.
It is rather quick for a big box. Did you see where Car and Driver ran a 0-6 at 5.8 seconds and after their 40,000 mile test drive, that same vehicle ran a 5.7 seconds. These 0-60 times are what the quickest stock 60's and early 70's muscle cars used to run. My old muscle cars seemed quick in their day at 0-60 in the mid 6 range.
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Yep. And remember; putting your trans in gear on "D" has you starting off in 2nd gear. You'll hit Ludacris Speed quicker starting off in 1st gear with the "S" option. (Just don't forget to return to "normal" [D] after you're done drag racing.)
Cool! I actually had no idea about the starting in second default. Whenever I was racing someone in my Fit I would drop it into "S" to get me quicker off the line. 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ I'll have to try that. I did blow by an F-150 today getting on the freeway after he cut me off in traffic. Very satisfying. But most of the time I keep the speed down.

It is rather quick for a big box. Did you see where Car and Driver ran a 0-6 at 5.8 seconds and after their 40,000 mile test drive, that same vehicle ran a 5.7 seconds. These 0-60 times are what the quickest stock 60's and early 70's muscle cars used to run. My old muscle cars seemed quick in their day at 0-60 in the mid 6 range.
I did read the C&D article, but missed those times. That is quick.

Of all the reviews I read on the Passport, I think the C&D review was the most balanced and accurate.
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Cool! I actually had no idea about the starting in second default. Whenever I was racing someone in my Fit I would drop it into "S" to get me quicker off the line. 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ I'll have to try that. I did blow by an F-150 today getting on the freeway after he cut me off in traffic. Very satisfying. But most of the time I keep the speed down.


I did read the C&D article, but missed those times. That is quick.

Of all the reviews I read on the Passport, I think the C&D review was the most balanced and accurate.
Yeah, I like Car & Driver. I always go to them to see what they have to say about a vehicle. I don't think they favor any manufacturer over another.
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Yeah, I like Car & Driver. I always go to them to see what they have to say about a vehicle. I don't think they favor any manufacturer over another.
Not to derail the convo but the one thing that really ground my gears about the reviews were all the comments on how "dated" the Passport's design was. This was of course coming from the same publications and blogs/vlogs that would GUSH over the looks of the Subaru Outback with its 12 year old design.
Not to derail the convo but the one thing that really ground my gears about the reviews were all the comments on how "dated" the Passport's design was. This was of course coming from the same publications and blogs/vlogs that would GUSH over the looks of the Subaru Outback with its 12 year old design.
Well......I own 2 Passports and I didn't purchase them for exterior style and appeal.
I have to give it to the Outback for exterior looks :)
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