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).
mileage, response, great for parking in cities, roomy trunk
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!
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.
We love blue color in the dash lights, the gas mileage, the roominess. Sharp looking car with a great attitude, its a Honda.
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.
Original battery replaced 10 months after car bought. As soon as -20+ temp hit there was no life in battery. Again Dec.2009 same thing happened. Car driven daily. Honda replaced first battery but advised that this battery only falls under original time frame of warranty and not from replacement of battery in Dec.2008. Apparently no larger battery with better cranking power will fit the space. Honda's suggested solution is to put battery charger and battery warmer on.
I love this car! The Fit's excellent for road trips. It holds so much! CD player, excellent mileage, comfortable seats, not too much road noise, huge amount of space, the jack thing that you can charge your phone with... The only annoying thing is the lack of a vanity mirror for the passenger. Honestly, who applies makeup while driving? And besides, you're supposed to be concentrating on the road, not your appearance.
Comfortable seats, CD player, mileage, and massive amount of space. Once had a guy over six feet drive it around. Didn't see him for a couple hours, he loved it so much.
Vanity mirror for passenger, iPod auxiliary thing.