2009 Honda Fit Long-Term Road Test

2009 Honda Fit Sport: Sounds Familiar

August 16, 2009

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Small four cynlinder engine, 5-speed manual transmission, rear drum brakes, hatchback with folding rear seat - the Fit, on paper, looks like Honda simply reinvented the 1981 Honda Accord.

Curuiosly, I think this old Accord was a little quieter and more comfy inside - here's why:

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Saturday morning, 8:10 am, 605 freeway - My 7 year old son summed up the Fit quiet nicely. His simple request went like this: "Daddy, can you turn the radio up, all I can hear is the road." Exactly, The Fit is great for city dwellers but not so good on the highway. I would not be happy commuting in this car unless I lived 20 min or so from work. I hope to live that close to work one day but that day is not today. Fit doesn't work for me based on interior noise levels and slightly nervous highway ride. On the other hand, I loved that old Honda and put about 240,000 miles on it.

Brian Moody, Automotive Editor

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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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