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By sansken
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2013 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


Review

Overall this is a great car. There are a few quirks with it, and the technology leaves something to be desired, but for the price you can't beat it. There's a USB input jack as well as an auxiliary jack. There is so much room in this car! When the back seats are folded down I could sleep in the back of this car. There are some strange blind spots which definitely take some getting used to. There are small windows on the side of the dash to help with this, but don't do as much as you would expect.


Favorite Features

USB input jack, manual transmission paddles, steering wheel radio controls, so many cup holders, sport mode


Suggested Improvements

The iOS support is flakey. When it works it's great, but many times you have to plug in your iOS device a few times before it works. The engine could also be slightly more powerful. This car takes a little longer to accelerate than I would expect for a new car.


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First new car!
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By mcm0455
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2013 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I have been driving for 25 years and have always bought well used cars in hopes to save money. After dealing with constant issues with my 175k mile Subaru, I decided I wanted a new car. I bought a 13 Fit Sport auto this past weekend after reading reviews and actually taking one out for a test drive. It is a simple car that meets my needs for running around town and the occasional trip on the freeway. It has plenty of power for me, and the 30+mpg I am getting is a nice change from 20mpg in my old Subaru.


Favorite Features

I love the size, it leaves plenty of room in our garage for both our cars. I am 6ft2 and I am very comfortable. The seats are firm which I really like since I have a bad back. The handling is superb, which makes it pretty fun to drive. For a basic car, Honda got this one right. I do not feel like I settled for this car, I actually wanted to buy this car. Also, plenty of cargo room, I can even get my skis with the seats folded down though I plan on adding a ski rack for next winter. The paddle shifters are nice touch even the the auto is very good. I also very much appreciate the visibility in this car, lots of glass to see out of.


Suggested Improvements

I don't have any issues with this car. I actually appreciate its simplicity. I see a lot of reviews complaining about the power, but it does more than adequate for my needs. It's a cheap car but with Honda reliability, I will only be doing routine maintenance for the next 5 years.


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'13 Fit base 5MT
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By rzepczynski
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2013 Honda Fit Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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'13 Fit base 5MT. So far, 10 months, 10,000 miles, no problems. Despite display indicating 50% oil life left at 5K miles, oil was changed @ 5K mi. Oil changed at 10K mi. (again display indicating 50% oil life remaining) with full synthetic. Engine seems to run better on full synthetic. Concerned that after 10K mi. there has been no dash display for maintenance (wrench symbol). As there are no mileage recommendations for maintenance in the owner's manual, you are wholly dependent on the car computer for maintenance scheduling. Wondering if computer is working properly. Can't believe no service is required after 10K miles. Very satisfied and happy with the car.


Favorite Features

Dash simplicity. Intuitive ergonomics. Plethora of storage spaces. Unquestionably the rear seat configurations, which allow for various storage options. Shifter. Outstanding visibility. Ease of ingress/egress. Exterior design. Excellent exterior lighting


Suggested Improvements

6th speed would lower revs below 3K rpm @ 100 kph (62 mph). With 5 speeds it's a bit busy/buzzy (not noisy) at highway speeds. Without a more powerful engine, a 6 speed would require a 2 gear downshift for freeway passing. A more powerful engine. Cabin noise is primarily transmitted through the tires. A different choice of tires with more compliant sidewalls would lessen cabin noise. Clutch pedal engagement point touchy. Tire pressure monitor that indicates WHICH tire is low.


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Fantastic so far!
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By flyersfan12
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2013 Honda Fit Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car in August. I am 6'4" and about 260 lbs, and I have more than enough room in the car itself. There is even room behind me for a normal-sized, full-grown adult. There is so much space inside the car, I don't have any trouble putting everything I need for weeks. It has great acceleration, mainly because it is so small, and it is fantastic to drive. In the snow, it has been handling fantastically.


Favorite Features

Manual gear box. The overall look of it. The sensation of driving the car. Clean look of the interior. It's not over-complicated in anyway and because there aren't too many features, there is no congestion in the car. Does not have a backup camera, thankfully.


Suggested Improvements

It needs blutooth. It can be quite loud on the inside, which, without blutooth, makes it difficult to hear people on the phone, and for them to hear you. Map lights in the base model.


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Bang for the buck
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By bmckeeman
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2013 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

When looking for a roomy, efficient, and compact vehicle a year ago, I ended up buying a Patriot over the Fit due to power/space/SUV benefits. Well, I ended up trading the Jeep in to gain MPG benefits and to save a few bucks on payments. I couldn't be happier! I have wanted a manual again since my first vehicle some years ago. Very glad I switched back to a 5spd. MPG is much better, and on par with my old Corolla. I was concerned about highway performance due to the lack of a 6th gear, and it being such a small car, but highway tracking and noise levels are great for the class. Build quality is great, the interior is functional, and exterior styling is nice with the Sport trim. Great value!


Favorite Features

Manual transmission, styling, tons of storage space, seat comfort, cargo capacity, MPG, value.


Suggested Improvements

No vehicle sold in 2013/2014 should be without bluetooth...if you can get standard myLink on a Chevy Spark, Honda should be offering it on the Fit without having to spend thousands to upgrade to the nav system. I had it on my Patriot and really miss it. There are aftermarket options, but really...its 2014...it should be standard.


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