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Keekster71

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Honda Fit 1.5l RS, CVT?
« on: December 01, 2021, 10:58:15 AM »
Hi,
I currently own a Honda Fit 1.3l, with the CVT.  I've noticed a few companies are now importing the second gen Japanese RS model with the 1.5l engine which was never available here.  As usual they are nearly always autos.  Except, am I right in saying these are actually the rather unloved I shift version?  Because they all seem to have flappy paddles on each side of the steering wheel.  I'm not sure cause none of the adverts mention it.  Perhaps for good reason!!!
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Re: Honda Fit 1.5l RS, CVT?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2021, 11:01:24 AM »
I had a 7 speed CVT Jazz with flappy paddles,

And it was great,

Normal CVT auto, but in manual it was great fun.

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Re: Honda Fit 1.5l RS, CVT?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2021, 12:12:39 PM »
Hi,
I currently own a Honda Fit 1.3l, with the CVT.  I've noticed a few companies are now importing the second gen Japanese RS model with the 1.5l engine which was never available here.  As usual they are nearly always autos.  Except, am I right in saying these are actually the rather unloved I shift version?  Because they all seem to have flappy paddles on each side of the steering wheel.  I'm not sure cause none of the adverts mention it.  Perhaps for good reason!!!
I had a 2009 1.4 Jazz with the 'unloved' i-shift and it was one of the best cars that I've ever owned. I never had the slightest problem with the i-shift system and, indeed, I used the paddles all the time, especially when slowing down to get the extra engine braking. It quickly became second nature to use the system effectively although I do understand that some drivers didn't know how to drive properly! 

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Re: Honda Fit 1.5l RS, CVT?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2021, 12:29:30 PM »
I had a 7 speed CVT Jazz with flappy paddles,

And it was great,

Normal CVT auto, but in manual it was great fun.

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What year of car was that?  I'm confused, because the I shift is not a CVT but a manual box with a semi auto changing system.  But what you are suggesting is they did a CVT with selectable shift points.
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Re: Honda Fit 1.5l RS, CVT?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2021, 12:34:27 PM »
I had a 7 speed CVT Jazz with flappy paddles,

And it was great,

Normal CVT auto, but in manual it was great fun.

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What year of car was that?  I'm confused, because the I shift is not a CVT but a manual box with a semi auto changing system.  But what you are suggesting is they did a CVT with selectable shift points.
It was a 1.33,  61 plate

So I think it was 2011.

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Re: Honda Fit 1.5l RS, CVT?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2021, 03:25:56 PM »
My 2012 CVT has floppy paddles: 7 selectable "gears".

I thought 2011 cars were I shift?

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Re: Honda Fit 1.5l RS, CVT?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2021, 03:53:22 PM »
My 2012 CVT has floppy paddles: 7 selectable "gears".

I thought 2011 cars were I shift?
I haven't got the car now,

I updated it to the same model but  15 plate,

No flappy paddles, but S setting,

Not nearly as much fun

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Re: Honda Fit 1.5l RS, CVT?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2021, 05:28:54 PM »
This is a photo of the interior of the rs. The shifter looks a cvt, but it has buttons on the steering wheel. Any ideas if this is cvt or I shift?
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Re: Honda Fit 1.5l RS, CVT?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2021, 05:29:56 PM »
Shifter. I noticed that after the D it has an S option, although photo resolution is poor
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Re: Honda Fit 1.5l RS, CVT?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2021, 12:04:41 PM »
2011 March facelift included as standard cvt & s wheel +- controls.
These controls worked like a dream , the swheel paddles came back to UK on the 2018 Jazz Sport with 1.5l engine & CVT option.
The Fit with 1.5l & CVT will be a different vehicle and has more go/enjoyment, however..
You need to check the status on any import for mileage & theft stolen records in Japan.
All imports need fog lamp fitting + essential underseal treatment, insurance will rise.

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