Winning Over the Claustrophobic - 2007 Honda Fit Sport Long-Term Road Test

2007 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test

2007 Honda Fit Sport: Winning Over the Claustrophobic

November 21, 2006

I really liked this car, surprisingly enough. I thought it was going to be claustrophobic since it looks so small from the outside and that the materials would be cheapy but I was pleasantly surprised. The materials are actually a better quality than what one would expect from a $15K car. Love that leather-wrapped steering wheel...

And even though the Sport model has 109 horsepower, with the five-speed manual, I was able to get around Corollas that didn't know any better. (Actually a lot of drivers who didn't know any better. Fun!)

My friend who is in the market for a new, economical car was intrigued by all the features present in our long-termer at such a low price -- cruise control, aux input and keyless entry are all standard. After spending a weekend in it as the passenger she ended up looking it up on our site, wanting to buy one herself.

But what impressed me most was when I had to do a bit of grocery shopping at Costco for a large housewarming party, the Fit easily stored the grocery bags, two 20-pound bags of ice, beer, etc. with room to spare. I'm sure if I had even more to lug, the folding rear seat would have accommodated that. Too bad that the cargo area didn't come with a cover, though.

Production Editor Caroline Pardilla, 2,188 miles

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