966 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nalin  |  August 20, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Guys, have anyone purchased a spare wheel to your FIT. The puncture repair kit provided by Honda is good but in Sri Lanka we have to use some concrete roads and gravel roads often. I had a cut in a tire in my previous car and it was not possible to repair the tire. Fortunately I had the spare wheel. So I’m planning to buy a spare wheel (small spare wheels similar to one had in my previous car) and carry it in long distance trips. I tried to find a spare wheel in Kandy area but still unable to find a wheel

  • 2. Lilanthi  |  August 20, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    I have a Honda civic. I have been using it for the past 3 years. recently I found a drag in the engine while starting the car. The IMA battery runs down fast while in traffic, however when the car is run on 3000rpm it charges and after a while the IMA battery light goes off.
    I get good mileage on outstation running, 19- 20 km per liter.
    is my battery going bad. if so how could I purchase one.

    • 3. duthindara  |  August 20, 2014 at 3:15 PM

      Check your 12v front battery first.

  • 4. shan  |  August 18, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    I have gp 01 fit vehicle what is the recommended fuel and engine oil for that?

    • 5. Niroshan Fonseka  |  August 19, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      90 + octane is recommended fuel.
      0W20 / 0W30 / 5W30 Can recommend for engine oil either mineral or Synthetic .

  • 6. aravind  |  August 17, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Hi All, Planning to buy a Honda fit GP5, i am in kurunegala, is there service places available in kurunegala for honda. Also can anyone advice on how to buy a genuine car in a car sale. Some people are saying sales have accident cars repaired cant even find a difference. Any expert advices on this. Whats the normal price for S grade or L grade for this car.

    • 7. Nalin  |  August 20, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      You can try New Jayasekara Motors in Kurunegala and I think they are the authorized service place for Honda. It is really difficult to check whether it is a genuine or accident repaired car in a car sale. Nowadays those people can do anything and make the car looks like a brand new. If you are lucky you will find a good one.

  • 8. Namal  |  August 14, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    I m going to buy FIT GP1. Is there any petrol called Euro 3. Is it better than 95 octane. What is the different between these two types of petrol. Please explain.

    • 9. Nalin  |  August 15, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      Yes there is. It is with IOC and it seems 93 Octane. I use normal 92 octane fuel and it gives 18-19 in City and 22-28 in long distance, I remember user manual says use 90 octane and if you do not have 90 octane use a fuel with lower octane but Euro 3 petrol may be cleaner than normal 92 octane but who knows what they give saying Euro 3 because this is Sri Lanka

      • 10. shan  |  August 18, 2014 at 8:33 AM

        Dear Nalin, Im using Gp 01 2012 Honda fit . I don’t have user manual can you send me a copy of that manual?

    • 11. Niroshan Fonseka  |  August 19, 2014 at 2:18 PM

      Hi, Nothing different using 92,95 or Euro 3 petrol.
      It gives same result. but I have personal experience with using catalyzer together with fuel (soltron is the brand name).

      When I fill the full tank I used to pump 40ml of Soltron and I can drive min 550-600km if i use this catalyzer together with fuel.. This is only my personal experience.


  • 12. uj  |  August 14, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    I need to replace radiator coolant of Honda 2012 hybrid car. what is the Most compatible coolant locally available?

    • 13. Niroshan Fonseka  |  August 19, 2014 at 2:09 PM

      hi, why u need to change the radiator coolant ? did you fell off an accident & got damage your radiator ? if yes, try with Mobil Coolant where I have good experience with this , if not u don’t need to replace the radiator coolant until 200,000km or 10 years from date of manufacturing.

      thanks / Niroshan.

  • 14. Srimal  |  August 12, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Hi, I bought a Honda fit GP1 10th anniversary manufactured in 2012. My main problem is low fuel consumption. I checked several times and found that average milage in town and outstation is around 11-12 km/liter. I have never gone above this average.

    Everyone say that it’s a low milage. Now I’m thinking whether my car has some problems. May be in the battery.
    Can anybody advise me that how can I get the car back to normal and is this situation is normal or not?
    Is there any expert places to detect the courses to my problem?

    Thank you

    • 15. Nalin  |  August 13, 2014 at 7:02 PM

      1.Have you reset the average fuel consumption to zero and checked?
      2.Pump full tank and go around 100 km, then fill the tank full and calculate the fuel consumption. It is the correct one. (remember to tell the guy in fuel shed to stop filling once the pumping machine stops automatically).
      3. Have you replaced Air filter and Cabin air filter. If these filters are clogged, it will affect the fuel economy also

    • 16. Kalana S Meneripitiya  |  August 19, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      Hi, It seems you have received some good advice. Thought of sharing my experience in driving Honda Hybrid system. try it n if effective u will be a winner too. Honda IMA Hybrid system is different from Toyota Synergy drive and it does not help you to fuel even though you drive slowly like in Prius do. Hence if you try resetting your mileage counter

      1.start fresh, try to drive with a consistence rather adding top pressure on accelerator and frequent quick braking dont keep a small gap with the vehicle ahead and try to drive with focusing on the longer traffic ahead of you. This way you will decide how to drive better and fuel efficiently.

      2. you may be able to monitor your quality of driving with the number of flowers offered to you on monitoring screen.

      3. Do not follow Private busses.. its a waste of everything. Honda IMA Supports acceleration well, hence you can maintain an average value of speed of between 30-50 or 60kmph at any traffic which makes it a more conveninent car ahead any of Hybrids in the market.

      4. I my experience I drive from Wattala to Rajagiriya daily up & down in city traffic totaling to 40-50km per day with an average fuel consumption of 18-19km/l and sometimes 20-21 km/l on morning traffic.

  • 17. GW  |  August 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Hi, please let me know good spare part dealers for Honda Insight?

    • 18. Niroshan Fonseka  |  August 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      Which Spare parts u need ? oil , Air , cabin Filters or any other part to fit on the vehicle ?

  • 19. Nalinkgb  |  August 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    I hope to buy Honda Vezel Suv, so anyone have a idea or experience about that jeep?

  • 20. Naleen  |  August 11, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Hi every body I feel currently fast moving most popular car is Honda fit

    • 21. Duthindara  |  August 12, 2014 at 6:18 AM

      Just an advise, Come up with true facts & statics, feelings are just a personal thing. Add something meaningful for everyone.

  • 22. dul  |  August 9, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Hi im planning to buy a hybrid car,pls advice what is the best to fit or toyota aqua

    • 23. Nalin  |  August 12, 2014 at 12:41 PM

      Hi Dul,

      Just spend half an hour and read the Toyota and Honda sections in this blog and you will find lot of information regarding Honda and Toyota hybrids.Then list your requirements and choose the suitable hybrid type. If you ask this question in Honda sections, most will tell you to by a Honda hybrids. I recommend Honda Fit GP1 because it fits to all my requirements, Price, Fuel economy, Space, Fun to drive, Nice look etc but your requirement will not be same as mine.

  • 24. duthindara  |  August 8, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Reply to Bandara | August 6, 2014 at 11:59 AM
    Dear Bandara,
    By assuming that checked and nothing found around movable items in engine bay, taking her to agent is the best. Might be because the quality of bad petrol, if you pumped not from regular shed.

  • 25. Nipun  |  August 6, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Hi guys, I have a honda fit gp1 and i went for had the second service done recently. After that when i drive the car i feel if i need sudden acceleration the car does not pick up. It only shouts and rpm meter goes high but kick dows not work as before. Even in S it does not accelerate much and only the rpm meter goes high. I feel this is a problem but fuel efficiency is also good, And another thing is that how harsh i deive always that eco driving meter becomes full when i switch off the engine. Can anyone help me with this.

    • 26. Nalin  |  August 7, 2014 at 11:10 AM

      I think your driving style is good that is why the econ meter shows full. What was the engine oil used in the last Service. May be they have used an engine oil with higher viscosity but an expert can explain whether the viscosity of the engine oil reduce the performance

    • 27. Niroshan Fonseka  |  August 12, 2014 at 2:01 PM

      Which Oil u have used this time ? did u changed the Oil ? in other hand did u changed the oils from Full synthetic to mineral this time ? Need some more details to rectify this issue.

  • 28. Bandara  |  August 4, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    I got a GP 1 about 3 months a go, when i brought it the engine was very quite but since last week a found that the engine is bit noisy than before and it has “tik tik” noise which comes under the plastic cover of the engine . you can only hear it when you open the front bonnet cover.

    Please advice.
    Many thanks.

    • 29. Niroshan Fonseka  |  August 5, 2014 at 2:43 PM

      I think this is not be an issue. PLs check this noise is coming when u switch on the AC ? if yes this is the noise from Auto start AC fan . If u are still find this noice when u switch off the AC , then u have to take your vehicle to the Agent imme.

      thanks / Niroshan.

    • 30. Duthindara  |  August 5, 2014 at 3:57 PM

      What changes have you made in the last week? Any engine oil change, belt change, service, etc..? Or have you driven over flooded roads? More details required, to find an answer.

      • 31. Bandara  |  August 6, 2014 at 11:59 AM

        Dear Duthindra, Many thanks for your comments,
        I did my first service at 5000km about month a go. now its done bit more than 8000km. i haven’t replaced anything or driven over flooded road.

  • 32. Ganganath  |  August 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    I have a 2013 Honda Fit GP1. Have any one experienced a water leaking issue in this model. Because during heave rains, the driver side floor board gets water. No idea from where this water come. I have checked the shutters, they are closed fully. Seems like some missing part from the floorboard. Have any1 experienced this issue ? What should I do, should I go to Staf**d ? Please advice.

  • 33. Chinthaka  |  August 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Hi, Few day’s back I have pumped fuel (Rs -3000) but there was no impact to the fuel meter. Then again I tried with another station it also didn’t work. Then again Pumped full talk and the meter was working at that point. Again today I pumped 10L, even though still the half of the tank is remaining, but again my fuel meter is not working. Highly appreciate your advises on this. pls help!!

  • 34. Mohamed  |  July 31, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Guys …hope to keep you’ll posted with unreasonable prices charged by Stafford motors for brand new parts… prices of some are provided below (without 12% VAT)….

    This is for Honda Fit Hybrid GP 1

    Front Bumper = Rs. 102,678/-
    Front Bumper Beam = Rs.33,928/-
    front Grill = Rs. 58,035/-
    Condenser Sub Assey = Rs. 79,910/- (something to do with radiator?)
    Radiator = Rs. 132,142/-
    Bonnet Hood = Rs. 66,071/-
    Front Bulk head Component = Rs. 40,000/-
    Service fee to remove and refit the front bulk head = Rs. 32,000/-

    Therefore if you knock your front (without damaging head lamps and without opening of air bags) and needs to replace the above from Stafford Motors… please expect a bill for Rs. 700,000/- or more.

    This is totally unfair game boys…. the plastic front bumper is is expensive (by Rs. 35,000/-) than the metal bonnet hood…. this is because the bumper is more likely to be damaged in an accident.

    We all know Stafford do not sell much cars… even if you call their hot line, the do not have a extension for car related services…. they have only for motor bikes. Therefore the most profitable business for them is accident repair and spare part sales….morons……!!!

    The insurance guys are refusing to compensate 100% for this car which is a 2013 manufactured and registered only 2 months ago…

    So if you face a unlucky accident…… no option … not go to Stafford Motors…

    get some quality second hand parts!!!!

    • 35. Harshana  |  August 1, 2014 at 11:46 PM

      Normally insurance guys allow full claim for brand new parts up to 2 years from date of manufacturing. pls chk ur insurance agreement.

      • 36. mOHAMED  |  August 9, 2014 at 8:36 PM

        Bro this is HNB Assurance… they say they do not give 100% for recondition vehicles. Initially they wanted a 35% owners contribution. however managed to get it down to 5%. This Insurance company is crap. even amana takaful gives 100% as you said.

        BTW i opted to chose HNB because i needed to get an Takaful cover for my loan given by a Islamic Bank. Only HNB and Amana has takaful covers and HNB is horrid.

  • 37. Niroshan Fonseka  |  July 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    hi Guys, I need to know one thing from u , recently I have done my service and this time I have change the Oil to 0W30 Castrol . The person who is in the service center told me this is synthetic oil & charge me the 10K for oils, but in the oil cane not mentioned this as synthetic . Hence I have check with this issue with the sales manager and who also conformed Castrol Edge professional means anyway synthetic even not mentioned in the cane . When I check the balance in the oil cane I found this oil color is not same to the Gold color . So I have my doubt this oils is minerals instead of Synthetic . So anyone have experience about this Castrol 0W30 Edge professional oil ? How many Kilometers run based on this 0W30 Castrol Edge professional oil ?
    Thanks / Niroshan.

    • 38. Nalin  |  July 31, 2014 at 3:19 PM

      Castrol 0W30 Edge professional oil should be synthetic. You can call AMW an make sure. I think AMW is the agent for Castrol

      • 39. Niroshan Fonseka  |  August 4, 2014 at 8:47 AM

        Hi,thanks for the details , but I have called AMW hot line to check this one and no one is answering . here is the number which I have called to them ,

        Phone: +94 112309300.


    • 40. duthindara  |  July 31, 2014 at 6:50 PM

      This is what I found from a UK site.

      EDGE 0W-30
      HONDA Jazz HE 1.3 IMA Hybrid CVT (65kW)
      Engine P
      Year 2013 –

      Engine (P) (LDA3) EDGE 0W-30 (a) 3.2 – 3.6
      Magnatec 10W-40 A3/B4
      Manual Transmission –

      Automatic Transmission (CVT) ATF Multivehicle 2.5

      Differential From Gearbox

      Coolant Refer to main dealer 4.7

      Brake Fluid Brake Fluid DOT 4

      Lubricant capacity notes
      a. Alternative recommendations: 40°C, 0W-20/0W-30/0W-40; 40°C, 5W-30/5W-40; -20°C to >40°C, 10W-30/10W-40

      Engine – Miles Max 12500
      Engine – Km Max 20000
      Engine – Months Max 12

      Hope your questions answered.

    • 41. Harshana  |  August 1, 2014 at 11:49 PM

      Have u chkd the date of manufacturing????

  • 42. Mohamed  |  July 27, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Hey Guys… Need a small help from you’ll. I have a Honda Fit GP1 2013, which met an accident today. The Hood, Front Grill, Front bumper, Radiator, radiator panel and Ac unit needs to be replaced. Further damage may have occurred but not known now.

    Any recommended place to repair. And any place to get the above spare parts at a reasonable price..

    and anyone have Mr. Charitha Ekanayaka’s Contact information.

    Big help guys…

    Thank you in advance.

    • 43. Venura  |  July 29, 2014 at 11:23 AM


  • 44. Viraj  |  July 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Does somebody has the dvd for gathers vxm-128 vsx navi to change the language??

    • 45.  |  July 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      Charith Ekanayake – 0718682744

  • 46. Sajith  |  July 25, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Hi, I am planning to buy an fit, iv heard that there’s some issues like, engine get stopped in traffic, battery issues etc. need to know how much mileage does per litre as well. thanks sajith

    • 47. Nalin  |  July 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM

      Engine auto stop is not an issue. It is a functionality given to save fuel. When you in Eco mode and the engine will be stopped when you stop the car in traffic. if there is a huge difference in out side temperature and cabin temperature, the engine auto stop will not happen or engine will start again within short period of time to maintain the cabin temperature.
      I have FIT GP1 and I haven’t heard a battery problem in this model.
      In the city (normal traffic condition) my fuel economy is 18-19 kmpl, this is in Kandy with normal traffic and some hill roads
      I have experienced 27 kmpl Kandy to Colombo, and usual mileage to Kandy -Colombo round trip is 22-24 kmpl

    • 48. Niroshan Fonseka  |  July 28, 2014 at 2:05 PM

      hi , take a half an hour and read all the previous comments. Then u can get an idea about your dream vehicle.


  • 49. Bandara  |  July 23, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Dear all, I brought a Honda fit 2013 GP1 about month a go. All i need to know is can anyone change the language on IMA display from japanese to english? How much does it cost? Many thanks in advance

    • 50. Nalin  |  July 24, 2014 at 3:17 PM

      According to my knowledge you cannot change the IMA display language. If you have a android phone with Google translator, you can translate Japanese to English. I used Google translator and it helped me a lot to understand information given in Japanese in my GP1

    • 51. Duthindara  |  July 24, 2014 at 6:19 PM

      Simple answer is no. Alternative is to install new unit.

  • 52. Hiran  |  July 21, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Hi all, First of all I would like to say it’s an excellent forum and am thrilled to get on board. Last week I bought a Fit GP5, mileage 3000km.
    Car has been shipped from Japan in March this year. Am wondering if the software update for gear box issue has been don before shipment. Is there anyway I can check it out.
    Also anybody knows how to disable the automatic city break system?

    • 53. Muditha  |  July 24, 2014 at 7:19 AM

      Hey friend can you please tell me about the software update. Because my GP5 is done only 16 KM/L

      • 54. Hiran  |  July 24, 2014 at 11:42 PM

        I am also averaging about 16km/l in colombo traffic. Hoping to take it to Stanford to check on sw update next week.

    • 55. ruwindu  |  July 24, 2014 at 6:17 PM

      Can you tell us more details how Automatic city break system works ?

    • 56. Lakshitha  |  August 9, 2014 at 12:37 PM

      Hi, now you can check the software update from Stafford.

  • 57. Naizer  |  July 19, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Hey guys. I have a GP1. In a video i learned that our 12V battery should be a deep cycle battery. however i don’t think my one is a deep cycle battery….(just got the vehicle from japan)…. any ideas????

    • 58. nam  |  July 20, 2014 at 12:15 AM

      My 1 is also from japan and installed a lead acid battery. Any comments?

    • 59. ruwindu  |  July 20, 2014 at 6:18 AM

      People say that Honda hybrid system has a starter motor and Toyota hybrid system has not,So Honda hybrid cars need normal lead acid battery.

    • 60. Nalin  |  July 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM

      I also have a GP1 and it has a normal 34 Ah lead acid battery (not a deep cycle), I think Honda and Toyota install normal batteries when they release the car to the market. The deep cycle batteries will give good results because hybrid battery does not need to charge it frequently

  • 61. Damien  |  July 14, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Hi Guys,
    Need advise on my 2012 Fit Hybrid GP1 car sudden break fall issue. Mileage 7800 Km.
    2 day’s back went Jayawadanagama area (bit High land area) and parked the car. Then after 1 hour, start the car and try to move, but I felt steering wheel bit hard and tough to move, after waiting few mints, feels it’s ok and put D gear and moved down the mountain. Then I realized, break pedal got totally stuck and cannot press. Vehicle started moving down without control. then by using hand break able to stop the car. Then I switched off the engine and switched on again. Then every things became normal. and IMA display shows, last trip done 32 Km/L (issue occurring time). Seems it’s weird fuel consumption for GP1.

    Can anybody help me to figure out or share same any experience for further check? Thanks

    • 62. duthindara  |  July 17, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      Forget about fuel consumption. Definitely the engine’s shut down function made such a high figure on the slope.
      Just a suggestion,
      Importantly this shut down function might be set off the break system and electric steering motor! Bit strange. But you; the person really experienced and been terrorized.
      BTW, Thanks for sharing.

    • 63. varuna  |  July 18, 2014 at 3:38 PM

      Just an idea. Can use “S” mode at critical places. Unusual mountains and slopes, or even when passing a rail gate etc. according some recommendations

  • 64. Duthindara  |  July 10, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Hi, Thought to share my own experience. Noticed regular a rapid charging and discharging cycles of IMA battery for last two weeks and therefore I suspected the culprit was 12v battery! (Discharging to the zero of IMA and then resumed charging) I’m so sure about my IMA battery since it was checked couple of weeks ago from a joint at Thalawathugoda. Since the car is 2011 GP1, life of 12v battery assumed to be 3.5 yrs. But as an initial treat, disconnected the battery terminals and cleaned them by hot water (Be careful of this, if the navigation system not provided with a map sd card). Of course some carbon paste noticed around the positive terminal.

    Reconnected the terminal after 15 mins. and started the car. Dash display shows zero level in IMA battery and therefore charged the battery by keeping RPM at 3000. Today ran 35 km. Now IMA battery is charging normally!!!! Not drowning to zero. Also the driving is so smooth.

    Share your experience too.


Leave a Reply | ඔබෙග් අදහස්

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 354 other followers

%d bloggers like this: