As an owner of 15 or so Hondas, from CRV's to S-2000's, I feel qualified to evaluate the Honda Fit. For the price, a bargain. Fun to drive, extremely maneuverable, very good mileage. Comfy seat, excellent outward visibility. Best manualshift quality ever. On the down side...the way the interior is configured affects the suspension design so there is little rear suspension travel which leads to a bumpy, sometimes shocking rear suspension whams. I would not recommend the car, at least the Sport model to anyone who normally travels on dirt or low quality roads. That said I love the car and am amazed at the eagerness of the engine, especially on the freeway.
engine, trans, good brake feel,roominess, ease of use for rear folding seats. mileage, exterior design. steering and turning circle. maintenance minder, no dealer service needed for 100,000 miles. an amazing list of useful features which will an owner will be thankful for longterm.
needs at least 1 more power outlet. move the aux jack from the middle of the dash back to where it was on the first edition of the fit. improve the plastic quality on the interior. add a temp gauge (would trade it for the quirky and unusable storage thing under the rear seat). add a SI model.