2009 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test

2009 Honda Fit: Maybe Not Looks, but Plenty of Personality

July 21, 2009

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While slogging through the 5-to-20 mph traffic on the 10 trapped-way last evening, my mind got numb but my clutch leg didn't. In the annoying world of L.A.'s perpetual traffic you appreciate things like the Fit's light-effort clutch and gear shifter. When my exit came up (thankfully clear of traffic), I grabbed second, hit it, grabbed third and let the Fit fly as we sliced through the ramp's turn, the Honda's eager engine and planted chassis adding a much-needed six seconds of joy to my drive home.

It may not be much of a looker, but the Fit's a heck of a charmer.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 9,267 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2009 Honda Fit in VA is:

$98 per month*
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