The Fit is perfect for city and occasional short trip on the highway. With only 185/55/16 tires and narrow stance it easily gets blown around at highway speeds, the 1.5 liter motor works really hard and noisy just to get up 65 mph highway speeds. It does not like going 75 mph. My sport model lacks a lot of amenities. No floor mats, no door sill protectors, no cargo cover, cheap interior materials, lacks quality materials compared to the civics. Honda really skimp on this bare and basic model car. For the same price, I could have gotten the civic lx 4 door. I really think this sport model with automatic should have an msrp of around 15,000 tops and sold for maybe around 13,000 or so easily
It is a small car with good utility and it looks nice from the outside and good re-sale value. I would only recommend this car if you are only looking for something to scoot around in the city, definitely not a highway cruiser, get a civic for that. I only bought it for fun but planning to sell soon
for msrp of 18k or so, honda should have standard carpeted floor mats, cargo cover, door sill protectors, center arm rest, better storage instead of numerous ridiculous useless cup holders. put in a 1.8 L civic motor, my 2010 civic gets 35mpg and it weighs more. Come on Honda get with it.
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