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2008 Honda Fit Sport
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By Craig
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2008 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Overall good car. Great 5sp manual transmission, good handling, lots of room for size and I've been getting 30mpg (winter) to 40 mpg (summer). Biggest complaint so far is the dashboard rattles. Brought into dealership once and they fix a rattle, but another quickly emerged on uneven pavement


Best Features

Manual transmission and Magic seats.


Worst Features

Fix the rattling dashboard. Real dead pedal, map lights, and armrest. 10 more HP won't hurt either.


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By Tammii
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2008 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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We traded in a F150 for 2 fits, so of course the gas mileage is better. Its a good car, floor mats, cruise control, tinted windows, ipod connection all thrown in by dealer. Price wise is good. We pay the same payments for two fits as we did for the F150. Gas mileage good in the beginning, but dropped off majorly after 6 months of driving,in both cars. Tires are an issue. Almost as if they are out of balance, but after taking it to dealer, I was told the tires just need to warm up. Never heard of such a thing. Getting a second opinion on that one. Good car. Depends on what you want and how much you want to spend.


Best Features

ipod connection, stereo, cruise control, lots of storage. I bought $700 worth of groceries and it all fit with extra room.


Worst Features

Better wipers, more HP, fix bumpiness, better battery for colder weather. Tires give bumpy ride until warmed up.Almost as if they are out of balance, had them rebalanced didn't fix it. Gas mileage dropped after 6 months from 35mpg to 20mpg. Dew collects on inside on cold nights. Fix blind spots


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Honda Fit 2008
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By kgsull
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2008 Honda Fit Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


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Even though I'm not crazy about the looks, I do enjoy driving the car...for me it's comfortable, accelerates well, and gets very good mileage. Recently the battery wouldn't start, and after reading other forums regarding this issue, I see that there are many, many people with even more mileage and less that have had either the same problem (battery not charging), or battery dieing within less than 2 years! That is why I gave it a low reliability rating. The battery is not replaceable either (no one seems to make a similar size so one is stuck with the poor quality battery).


Best Features

mileage, response, great for parking in cities, roomy trunk


Worst Features

Honda needs to acknowledge the battery problem and act responsibly by recalling all Honda Fits that have this battery and replace it with one suitable to power this car for more than 1-2 years! and a battery size that one can replace from other manufacturers so the driver has a choice!


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love my fit
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By michelle
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2008 Honda Fit Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


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We just bought our vivid blue Pearl fit. It is just beautiful. We love everything about it from the blue lights on the dash to the great gas sipping. We will buy hondas from now on.


Best Features

We just love everything about it. Stylish looks cuppled with great fuel economy. If you want a super car then buy a Honda fit.


Worst Features

The ride is bumpy but what do you expect from a small car. We suggest either bigger tires and wheels on the BASIC and maybe better insulation because you feel every bump on the road.


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fit for the economy
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By mandmfarms
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2008 Honda Fit Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


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We just bought our fit and we love it. Its a beautiful vivid blue Pearl. I would recommend thehonda fit to anyone who wants to get great gas mileage. It has loads of room. This is our first Honda car but it wont be our last. It has a bumpy ride and you feel every bump.


Best Features

We love blue color in the dash lights, the gas mileage, the roominess. Sharp looking car with a great attitude, its a Honda.


Worst Features

It needs better tires that will last longer. You know like a 60,000 tire. Also it needs arm rests and floor mats. They should just put 16 in tiresand wheels on all the fits.


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