2009 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test

2009 Honda Fit Sport: 10k

August 12, 2009

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The Honda Fit just hit 10,000 miles. Here are a few pros and cons:

Pros - If you can keep the rpms reasonably low, the Fit is actually quiet enough to live with everyday. The added power versus the previous Fit is noticeable - if you're looking for a used Fit, waiting for a current generation example to come up for sale is probably worth it based on the engine alone. The fold flat rear seats make the Fit a mini-minivan in terms of cargo hauling.

Cons - The shifter is imprecise (at best). The material covering the seats attracts too much lint and dust and schmootz. There's lots of storage under the rear seats - but it all has to come out as soon as you want to fold them down. Too much engine noise above 70 mph even in 5th gear.

Small cars require inherent sacrifices but if I were getting a new small car, I might wait for the Fiesta. Anyone think the Fit will be better than the Fiesta?

Oh, and here's the obligatory pic of the odometer on 10,000.

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Brian Moody, Automotive Editor @ 10,000 miles

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