Splitting Eights and Double Down - 2007 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test

2007 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test

2007 Honda Fit: Splitting Eights and Double Down

May 30, 2007

For the long weekend I took the Fit out to meet up with some friends in Vegas for a bachelor party. Vegas, baby! As the lone driver of the group of friends, the Fits primary use besides getting me out there was an airport shuttle. I made two trips, the first time to pick up two guys and the second time to pick up three...

Thankfully, the crew didn't bring much in the ways of luggage.

The small cargo area was just able to accommodate the second groups' bags without flowing above the shoulder level of the back seats. With four grown men riding together in the second trip, there was just enough wiggle room so each person was comfortable. I did notice, however, the Fits' AC was barely able to cope with the desert heat. It kept the cabin cool enough so that we didn't sweat for the trip back to the hotel. Needless to say, we were paying closer attention to what we were going to do than what the Fit had to offer.

On the long ride back to LA, I got to be very familiar with the Fit. Four hours of mindless driving through the barren wastelands of the Mojave will do that to you. I found the interior design engaging for its price point and the drive pretty comfortable. The only real complaints I'd have is that the engine is pretty loud during those long sustained high speed cruises and said engine doesn't have a lot of guts to it. It made highway passing an event planned well in advance.

I guess for some extra change you'd get more sound-deadening and a little more umpf. But with the package and price point you get now, those cons are easy to look past.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photography Editor

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