2008 Honda Fit Consumer Review: Gutless Wonder
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2008 Honda Fit - Consumer Review

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Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Gutless Wonder
By ronsbiz on

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

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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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Smooth transmission, nimble handling.

Worst Features

If you call something a "sport", add a sporty engine.
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