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Happy with my fit UNTIL 150,000!! BEWARE!
By matt331 on 12/08/14 16:47 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)

Review

I would say up until a couple of months ago I would rated my Honda Fit a easy 5 out 5 stars UNTIL I crossed the 150,000 mark. I will let it be known I've been the sole owner of this car and have all maintenance done at Honda (oil changes/inspections). Since passing the 150k mark I've had the car towed twice once for a bad fuel pump ($700) the second time because the accelerator coils and water pump went out completely. The second issue ended up costing around $1500 because valve adjustments and new parts. The check engine light has come on several times since and needless to say I'm now afraid of driving this thing down the street. So beware after 150k, it's a money pit!
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My 150,000 mile Fit experience
By leebabysimms on 12/04/14 09:24 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

In 7 years, I put 150,000 miles on a new 2008 Honda Fit Sport and just sold it — completing my experience. I found the car to be exceptionally fun to drive, with insane cargo capabilities, and bulletproof reliability. I made so many great memories with this car and smile whenever I see one (in my color) on the road. My intense satisfaction was only dashed when I drove the new 2015 Fit I had planned to replace it with. Immediately, if felt like Honda killed my fun little car and I moved on to another car maker (I replaced with a 2015 Toyota Corolla S Plus).
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Gutless Wonder
By ronsbiz on 05/29/13 20:30 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought this Honda Fit in 2012 with 37,000 miles, and have since put 91,000 on it. Like some Honda's, this is a well built, functional car but not well engineered. I can't explain why Honda has a penchant for putting under-powered engines in their cars (like the 2.0L engine in early CR-V's), but here they did it again. 109 horsepower and 106 pounds of torque may be fine for over-taxed and over-regulated Europeans, but when you are competing with V-8's for lane space on American highways, 109 horse's relegates you to the slow lane. I understand the new Fit's have 117 horse's, but the vehicle has gotten bigger since 2008 as well,so you're back to square one. If Honda were to offer the 1.8L en
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Over 4 years later, still love it and no problems!
By cyanosissaur on 01/30/13 08:38 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)

Review

I bought this car new in June 2008 for the price, style, space, and gas mileage. They were hard to get a hold of in my area because of popularity at the time, so I got lucky when mine arrived on a truck that the dealer wasn't expecting. I still love it. Aside from routine maintenance, I've had no problems with the car. That's even after being hit by another driver two separate times, so most of the body has been repaired. I drive from Ohio to Connecticut a lot and don't have a problem on long trips or in the city. Sure, there's road noise, but what do you expect from a compact car for the price? The road noise gets worse as tires wear, so new and well kept tires make a big difference!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Reliable After 4 Years of Ownership
By strawberries on 09/20/12 12:40 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Fit Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)

Review

This car is our daily driver. We have had zero issues with this car. The car is still using the original light bulbs from day one! Just regular semi annual service at the dealership. This car can hold a lot of stuff with the seats folded down.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Fun & Practical, but...
By joshnbecki on 09/07/12 09:15 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)

Review

This is a cute, practical little car, but it seems to make a lot of compromises. I would expect a little better milage from the small, overly busy engine. The ride is rough with the Sport setup, harsh even, though this means it has GREAT handling...that the power can't live up to. Just another 20-30 hp would do the trick & more match the MPG. NEVER take it on a long drive--don't even think about it. The constant engine whine and wimpy attempts to get up hills, combined with supportive but rigid and uncomfortable seats, made worse by peddle position, will drive you NUTS.
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1 of 6 people found this review helpful
Junk
By bbb15 on 12/12/11 20:19 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Fit Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Nothing about this car lives up to the hype. It shakes over 60mph, the clutch is horrible, and everything in the interior rattles while I drive. It feels cheap and is incredibly uncomfortable to drive. I've owned $500 cars that were far better. I very much regret buying this car.
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13 of 15 people found this review helpful
Great if you only drive in the city
By lucarescigno on 05/24/11 08:23 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Fit Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought my Fit new in 2008. At the time, I loved it. Since then, its various issues have worn down my support for the vehicle. Now I'm considering selling it even though it's still pretty new. The ride quality and road noise are getting to me, and the car lacks certain basic amenities like cruise control (my fault for getting the base model), adjustable intermittent length for the front wipers (that's right, it's every 4 seconds or nothing), and any intermittent setting for the rear wiper (it's either on or off).
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
clutch
By disapointed7 on 05/19/11 09:46 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Fit Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Had only 32 thousand miles and clutch went. My old hundai accent had 250 th on origional clutch. I do mostly highway driving. Dealership led me to believe it was a defect and would cost me nothing instead it cost well over a thousand dollars. Will never own another. Next car with be Hundai. The most reliable car I have ever owned. The accent had only a need for brakes, and tuneups. Had orgional stareter alternator tailpipe and muffler after 8 years and 250000 miles.
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
I like the fit more than my old Civic
By ctscream on 03/06/11 13:37 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Fit Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)

Review

When my 1999 Civic was stolen and would have cost too much money to repair I was heartbroken. I didn't have much money at the time and couldn't afford to buy a new Civic (and the new ones didn't appeal to me) so I started looking at more affordable cars but really didn't want anything but a Honda. The Fit was a perfect match for me. What made me attracted to it was the hatchback and extra trunk space because I barely ever have passengers. When I had the Civic it was always a pain to fit things in the trunk and fold the seats down with only 2 doors. It felt cramped especially with passengers in the back seat.
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