2007 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test

2007 Honda Fit: Favorited By Editor With Jet Lag

February 11, 2008

If I traveled internationally every week, our 2007 Honda Fit would be the car I'd leave at the airport. I mean the hatchback no disrespect when I say this, but I find it very easy and un-challenging to drive when I'm out of sorts (but still operating within the legal limits).

I don't think I've ever encountered a car that managed to convey such lightness through its steering, pedals and shifter while still feeling so direct during these interactions. Most subcompacts get the lightness bit of it, but fumble on the directness...

This was the first time I've driven the Fit since the transmission scare, and it felt no worse for the wear... it's the same as before. The car's general well-being, along with the nameplate's 7-year lifespan in Japan, makes me think the incident was anomalous. However, I still wish it hadn't happened to our Fit.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 21,539 miles

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