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Fun & Practical, but...
By joshnbecki on
2008 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)
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.
We love the gauges--Honda could give every other car maker lessons. Ergonomics are great! SO flexible--flopping down the seats gives oodles of room. Very reliable. The handling is nothing short of amazing for such a tall car.
This car needs a little more power--not much, but a little, so it can get out of its own way. Honda needs to seriously rethink the peddle position--it is the most uncomfortable angle I've ever seen in a car. The seats aren't particularly comfortable--best for short rides around town, which is where this car needs to stay.