My brother got his GE6 2008 fit last week, the 1330cc version with the CVT gearbox. I was only able to do a quick test and hope to do a more thorough review shortly. Here are my initial findings compared to the GD1 Fit i had.
- The interior space is noticeably improved, the boot clearly a lot bigger
- The seats are not a lot more supportive, something that you noticed if you were slightly larger or bulky in frame
- The new honda steering wheel looks cool and so does the new console
- The interior feels a lot more after market, but the quality of plastic is still low budget
- The ride has definitely been improved, as the car is less jittery on rough surfaces, though humps are still an issue, but yes good improvement here
- Road noise seems similar, so not much change there
- I was expecting ground breaking changes in acceleration, but I did not notice any significant change in the urge, however i might now be corrupted after driving my Stream 1.8
- The CVT gearbox seems to have been tuned now to behave more like a normal auto as its less frentic
- The brakes in the GD1 use to give poor feedback though they worked well, and the same is there with the GE6
- The crisp sharper front looks is definitely nicer, and the side profile makes the car a lot more larger than the GD1
My brother has been driving it mainly in the city, and the car is averaging 11-12kmpl, which is very good considering i was getting similar economies with the GD1, which was less powerful. So the i-VTEC version though more powerful seems to be as good as the i-DSI version in fuel economy, impressive.
|City / Urban – Peak Hours||10-11kmpl|
|City / Urban – Non Peak Hours||11-12kmpl|
|Outstation / Highway – Narrow roads||12-14kmpl|
|Outstation / Highway –Wide roads||16+ kmp|
My bro had replaced the stock 14″ wheels with 15″, and had opted for a slightly higher profile, so the car now looks a bit jacked up, but does improve its ground clearance. His initial feel was that increasing the wheel size had not impacted the vehicles dynamics and comfort. Since he still retained the same sidewall size (65), i guess the comfort would not be impacted, though the tire roar may be greater (though that may depend on the tire as well).