Honda Fit Sport -- National Character

2007 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test

Honda Fit Sport -- National Character

April 04, 2007

I have driven the Honda Fit Sport many times and I have nothing but praise for it. It's a fantastic city car, carries everything I need to haul due to its fold-flat seats, is quick, parks easily, has great sight lines and incredibly easy-to-use and intuitive controls. And it's cheap.

But to be honest, I also REALLY like the way it looks... It's so very Japanese.

I had a Fiat Brava when I was in high school. Unmistakably European. Probably the most European-looking car I've ever seen. Audi A4. Same deal. No question where that's from. Ford Crown Vic, Chrysler 300C? No question those big boys are American. But the Fit Sport, with its tiny little wheels and squeezed body and high roof line? Fantastically Japanese. Versa? Snoozemobile. (Sorry, just had to include that). Considering it's a low-priced subcompact, the Fit could be a boring, cheap-looking econobox. But the Fit has such a great little style, great lines, and character. And it even has a rear spoiler. How cool is THAT?

Doug Lloyd, Senior Copy Editor, at 7,907 miles

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