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Big guy in a little car.
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By Jason
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2008 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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After reading many conflicting reviews about space for taller drivers I decided to test drive one to see if I'd 'fit' (sorry). To my surprise I had plenty of room, just as much leg room and lots more head room than my '97 Grand Prix. I'm 6'6" and 280+ w/ size 14 feet. I had no problems whatsoever with the pedals being too close to me or each other (in both the manual and the auto). The steering wheel does not feel too far away to me, in my normal driving position, my arms are still slightly bent, but if I want to feel "racy" I can press my back into the seat and feel like I'm driving a race car with my arms stretched out. It's got plenty of pep for a car of its class.


Best Features

I love the AUX input for iPods or any other audio device. The myriad options for folding the seats is great and the huge cargo area. Awesome Blackberry Pearl color - very unique (at least at the moment, I've been seeing more of then as of late).


Worst Features

An armrest would be great. They can be added from 3rd parties, but coming standard (or even as a factory option) would be nice.


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Fun Car!
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By GDavis
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2008 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I got 42 mpg freeway from Phoenix, az to irvine, ca. City so far is about 27-28 mpg carrying 3 people most of that time. Fun to drive, lots of pep. Costco runs not a problem. So much room that the back seats don't need to be folded down. Picked up relative from the airport with luggage and could have still fit a 4th person in the car. Reasonably comfortable for the price point. This is a great choice to replace a large SUV because you can still "fit" lots of stuff and don't fee like you're giving anything up. Haven't used my Jeep commander in weeks because this is so much fun to drive and has much better mpg than my Jeep's 12 mpg city. Not the cutest, but definitely the most practical!


Best Features

Size inside.


Worst Features

Needs an armrest and tinted windows to keep cooler in the sun.


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More fun than I expected
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By Allison
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2008 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I transitioned from a basic, bare-bones Toyota Echo to the 2008 Honda Fit--what a difference. MPG is less than I was used to, but this is much more of a car and well worth the slight decrease in mileage. This car is fun and solid to drive; pickup is great, especially for a car with such little horsepower, and the car is very comfortable on long road trips. The sport model is worth the higher price, since those little luxuries all factor into the enjoyment of driving this car.


Best Features

40-60 split bench rear seat, split- folding rear seatback


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What's not to love?
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By Lizabelle
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2008 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


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So I had a Prius on hold across town, to replace my pricey Lexus, which had been costing me $200 a month in gas. But $28K is a lot of money. So on impulse, I drove into the Honda lot and saw Fit looking at me. He was hot! Drove like a dream, the folding options make him one big origami machine (for my gardening/furniture/ kid stuff). I'm getting over 30 MPG for $10K less than a Prius.


Best Features

MPG, of course. And flexibility of folding seat options for cargo. Also, I like the light that goes on when your tire pressure is low, or oil needs to be changed.


Worst Features

Need to buy tonneau cover for the back ($150), and I bought a center armrest console ($150 - aftermarket). Would like to know outside temp. And have automatic window raiser. Moonroof option would be nice. And I had to put an aftermarket XM unit in.


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Nice car, needs a few more features
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By iglehart
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2008 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Just bought it, so I cant comment on reliability. It's a blast to drive and get good gas mileage. It was reasonably prices.


Best Features

Handling, Gas mileage, Honda reliability, inexpensive to maintain. I like my rust orange color.


Worst Features

No dead petal, no arm rest, underpowered engine. A/C? Not sure yet. I hope its not bad as other have said. I like my A/C


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