I bought this car to replace an aging Chevy Tracker, knowing I was going to put a lot of miles on the next year. The Fit has more cargo room than the SUV had, and the thing is so incredibly fun to drive on curved roads. Thing is, I don't think I've gotten less than 35 mpg yet, with 31,000 miles on it! I have gotten 40-42 mpg (calculated, not based off the computer) on many occasions. Of course, I try to be smart with the manual so as to save gas, but I'm definitely no hyper-miler. This car is fun to drive, very fuel efficient, and has incredible storage capacity.
Manual transmission, fold-flat seats, handling, storage capacity, USB stereo connection
Remove all the unnecessary safety stuff (motors in the front seats to push the headrests forward in a crash!?) and extra airbags so as to save weight and further improve performance and fuel economy.