This car is everything you can ask for in a small, fuel efficient vehicle. and then it goes a step further. it offered handling and steering feel that is superior to the civic ex coupe and is trounced only by the si in terms of handling prowess. The controls are logically placed, the interior is top notch and a few steps ahead of all the cars in its class, that being that it also the oldest design. Economy is great, i average 33mpg mixed spirited driving, and maintenance has been very cheap. no major issues so far, as is typical in a Honda. Other sub 17k cars make you feel embarrassed or even bad getting into them everyday. You look forward to the drive with the Fit.
An armrest would be awesome, but a non issue for other fit owners. A dead pedal would be great, as would more standard horsepower. (all things that the new model addresses, minus the armrest.) Rear passenger crash test scores are not awful, but not the best either. (again, new model fixes this.)
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