this is the 8th Honda I have owned. While not as fun as the Del Sol or as economical as the late 80s models, it does everything well.
It hauls almost as much as our 2010 Outback, using 1/3rd less gas.
Consistently gets 37-38 mpg in mixed driving, tops 40 with consistent driving under 70 mph. The Fit is just plain easy & fun to drive. I opted for the Base to for the better gas mileage & ride.
Outfitted with better tires & aftermarket rear sway it never lost its composure driven as when driven as hard as possible in performance driving school. My only complaints are road noise & the fact that my thighs get a little sore after 90 minutes behind the wheel - not good for distances
Flexible space / utility, fuel mileage, fun factor. Even the Base model is well equipped. Reliablity - no problems with 11,000 miles.
Less road noise - I think they improved that in 2012. Standard center armrest storage - I had to get an after market one