2009 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test


2009 Honda Fit Sport: Life is What You Make It

December 11, 2009

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I stirred up a baby hornets nest the other day when I said that I preferred the Insight to the Fit. I drove the Fit the last couple of days and confirmed my thoughts: although I still prefer the Insight, I would give both fun-to-drive ratings of "Not very."

I see the primary reason for getting a small car as the fuel economy. And the Insight comes up big here with 39 mpg; others would probably get an even better figure.

Why anyone would get a dink car that gets lousy fuel efficiency (not the Fit) is beyond me.

Why not just get the next size up and suffer only a minor fuel economy penalty?

mheikka hit the nail on the head when he commented on my Insight post that the Fit has the look of a "first car". Yes, and quite nice for a first car or college kid vehicle, unless your last name is Hilton.

And as for the Fit being fun to drive? There's an old saying: "Life is what you make it."

Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 17,550 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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