Nice touch in a subcompact - Honda Fit Gauges Long-Term Road Test

2007 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test

Honda Fit Gauges: Nice touch in a subcompact

March 21, 2007

Since when did the gauges in subcompact cars get so pretty? Not only are our long-term Honda Fit's gauges large, legible and illuminated in a lovely bright blue, they're recessed in their own individual binnacles -- not an ergonomic benefit per se, but certainly an aesthetic one.

To me, these gauges go a long way toward making the economy-biased Fit enjoyable to drive. One of the reasons I dislike my stepfather's '92 Civic VX hatchback, for instance, is the fact that its instruments are lit by a single tiny bulb with the luminosity of a xmas light -- makes the car feel dank and spooky at night...

Erin Riches, Senior Content Editor, 7,285 miles

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