I've been a Honda owner since 1985.
I've had 5 Hondas in that time.
I bought the Fit based on past experience with Hondas.
But there are things I wish I'd known.
Like how the blower motor for the heater/AC is too high an ampage and blows resistors (and isn't covered under any warranty), and how the fog lights on the sport model can be easily cracked by road debris and allow water in (requiring a replacement at $361 each to pass inspection), and the tires are an odd size that they cost a fortune to buy (that's if you can find them).
There are some obvious design flaws that need to be addressed.
i love the way the seats fold and the different configurations.
i've helped a lot of folks move and moved my daughter and all her art supplies to and from college for two of her four years now.
it's amazing how much i can pack in the little thing.
i love the gas mileage (i had a 2001 CRV 4WD before and barely got 20 on a good day -- i'm averaging around 32 on the fit and i probably have as much room if not more than in the CRV).
seats are pretty comfortable (i've done 9 hour drives) but very little adjustment can be made if they weren't.
poor design on the blower motor, fog lamps, odd tire size.
paint chips and scratches very easily.
very low to the ground and sometimes difficult to get over speed bumps (even at low speeds) without scraping the bumper or underside.
forget driving through puddles.
easily blown off the road by wind.
road noise is high.
can adjust the seats very much for comfort.
still don't understand the flappy paddles -- i had a manual transmission in the CRV so the flappy paddles seem almost childlike ....
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