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Sooo bummed about LOW, LOW mileage!!!!
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By katrinka
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2008 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


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This is my sixth 'new' Honda purchase, all others were Civics, both manual and AT,and I've never experienced such low mileage,in spite of driving in the same manner for 35 years. I average 20 (TWENTY!) mpg, with city/ highway combined. On one 'semi' long trip the mileage climbed to 24. Now, I am still below the supposed 1,000 mile 'break in' point, but do plan to have the vehicle examined, as I purchased it for its size, ease and mileage! GUARANTEED? Should the mileage PROBLEM be solved, I'd recommend this vehicle highly. There are options one can purchase to solve any concerns listed below. Most owners report great mileage. The MT FIT gets up to 40,as DOES my 1991/MT Honda Civ-140K!


Best Features

Love the BLUE color. Easy to zoom into a prkg space from the opposite direction. Head room is exceptional! I am 5'9" (kinda tall for a female), and much of it is 'torso'. I've 5 more " of head space~ more than ANY of my previous 5 NEW Civ's! LOVE the cargo sp. Don't lv bk seats down unless abs nec! ;D


Worst Features

I would love more storage and a flatter front so that my cell phone could rest easily and be on speaker so that I do not have to wear a dumb hands free set. And I won't. I live in CA AND WA, so the rules are the same. Wow, no more space for a lengthy commentary. Bummer!


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


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Since 1991 I have only driven Honda cars. I have never had any major repairs. This Fit measures up and surpasses my expectations. It is an incredible small car. I get 32 mpg in or out of traffic, virtually no road noise and the performance is equal to anything else I have driven.


Best Features

Headroom, acceleration and the feel or a larger auto


Worst Features

Speed control for the base model


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I want my Civic back!
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By rubypearl
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2008 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I now have 5,000 miles on this car. I've tried to give it the benefit of doubt, but I am so frustrated with it. The engine has an annoying knock/tick on acceleration, so much, that bystanders on the street acknowledge it. Of course, the Honda mechanics don't hear it. This Fit is a squirrelly beast in the snow, and is a frightening plow, rather than "fun to drive". Having lived in Alaska for many years, I do know how to drive in snow! Luckily I no longer live there. The paint quality is less than "quality". I have the Blackberry Pearl, sport model. I highly suggest choosing a Civic over a Fit, if handling, noise, and fuel economy are important to you. I miss my Civic, LOTS!


Best Features

Cargo space


Worst Features

Raise the frame, solve noise problems, improve paint.


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Fit is Fit for me
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By Joe Fleming
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2008 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This is the best fuel economy car that Honda has to offer besides the hybrid. I love everything about this car, i loved the economy and performance so much i traded in my 2007 ridgeline for the fit. I will never get rid of this car it will be passed down to my daughter for her first car and will purchase another Honda. All in all this was the best move Honda had made, well done.


Best Features

The handling, the power that this little 1.5 liter engine dishes out, and the style of the exterior, interior is rated in my eyes from 1-10 is a 10 it is a simple and easy to use layout is wonderful


Worst Features

Would be nice to see the fit with an SI engine. i see a lot of people out there buying superchargers and turbo kits. That alone should tell you something. Consumers would like to see a little more horsepower


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Too Much Fun
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By Too Much Fun
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2008 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


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Comments after 5 weeks. GOOD - 32 to 35mpg with the AC running 100 deg Arizona, Paddle shifters on steering wheel lots of fun, Good sound system, Inside space and seat position options awesome, Good AC in hot weather, Good handling with tight steering. NOT SO GOOD - Road noise, rides a little rough, 10.8 gal tank at 300 miles need to head for a gas station. SUMMARY - Due to my long commute I downsized from a Explorer SUV and I'm extremely happy....GT


Best Features

Interior convertibility, Electronic Paddle Shifters, Gas mileage, Good looks, Air bag safety system.


Worst Features

Needs a storage console, however the glove box is huge. If you change the NOT SO GOODS above then you loose the GOODS. It is what it is...Awesome


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