Honda Fit: Zip & Go = Fun in the City
January 09, 2007
Yesterday I wrote about how I had such a jerky ride in the Miata and wondered if that was due to my long break from driving stick. But last night when I took the Fit home I had a different experience. In the Honda, my unfamiliarity with stick wasn't really an issue as the clutch was easier to work. I felt confident dancing around slower-moving cars with the Honda's quick shifter and light clutch... Busy city streets? Fun! when piloting a zippy, little car. And with its high riding position and spacious interior, I didn't feel vulnerable to bullying from other vehicles.
The only moment of doubt came during braking when the brake pedal required more stomp than I had anticipated. For a sec, I was worried as I halted a little closer to another car than was comfortable. But in our first track test of the Honda, a tester commented that it took 128 feet to haul to a stop "and the pedal remained firm through each attempt."
Eh, maybe my bobble with the Fit's brake was because I was just getting off my weekend stint in the Miata, which has a more responsive brake pedal.
Production Editor Caroline Pardilla