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2009 Fit Sport
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By DRAGONWEST
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2009 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I've just purchased 2009 Fit Sport (auto) and drove around town today 06/10/2009. Excellent handling & outstanding fuel economy. My (mix driving on both freeway/city, highest speed is 75-80 and slowest speed is 30 plus many stops) average mile per gallon is 41.9 - Great visibility/performance/handling/space. I believe I can bring 9 or 10 more miles per gallon when the engine breakdown (mix driving). Test drove Insight 2010, Prius II, Civic Hybrid 09, Civic 09, Accord 09, Camry 09 but only felt in love with Fit 09. Just share with you all about the drive-out price as well: $18.2k (wheel lock, cargo tray, carpet floormats included).


Best Features

Exceptional fuel economy - Beautiful interior - Looks sporty outside - Excellent visibility/handling/performance - Paddle shifter on steering wheel - spaciousness inside - My two 6 foot girls are sitting on rear seat comfortably.


Worst Features

Missing center console and an armrest on passenger side - No traction control added (really sad) on this Sport model (Sport w/Navigation, top of the line model only has this function).


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Amazing Driving Experience
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By Milton
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2009 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought this car moving down from a Ford Escape. Haven't missed the larger vehicle because of the feel of space in the Fit. The Sport truly has a 'sport' feel and the fuel economy is wonderful. The car is tight and quiet and gives that feeling of pleasure every time I get behind the wheel.


Best Features

Fuel economy and quality of construction


Worst Features

clutch could be smoother in lower gears


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Practical and fun to drive
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By DesmondVT
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2009 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The Honda Fit offers the utility of a mini-van, the efficiency of a subcompact, and the go-cart handling of a Mini Cooper, all in a single package. Make no mistake, compromises abound in the Fit--from its tendency to sway in a crosswind to the buzzing engine to the terrible seat fabric. But the Fit does something few cars can manage--it is both eminently practical and absolutely fun to drive. The 5-speed manual shifts smoothly and the little 1.5L engine is both willing and responsive. Handling is nimble, and the tight suspension gives you the sense that you are carving turns on the asphalt. A fantastic value.


Best Features

USB audio jack, outstanding interior space and flexibility, quick handling, comfortable seats


Worst Features

Fraudulent MPG meter overstates gas mileage by 10% to 15%; Need taller gearing (or a sixth gear); A leather option would be nice.


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Fun and useful vehicle
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By ReneeSarah
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2009 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I have had my Honda Fit for a month and am still glad I got it. The Fit has good crash test results, good mileage and configurable space inside. I have went to IKEA and not worried about how I was going to get stuff in the car, put a fully assembled swivel desk chair in the back that I bought from Staples, etc. The interior finishing seems kind of cheap looking even compared to the Honda Insight. The front seat headrests do not adjust in a way that will ever be comfortable and the seats are kind of hard. There is good visibility- especially out the front window- where the expansive view is absolutely luxurious. While I got the "Sport" model, there is absolutely nothing sporty here.


Best Features

configurable space, fun to drive, decent gas mileage, good crash test ratings


Worst Features

more comfortable seats, more comfortable and adjustable head rests, a spunkier engine that accelerates smoothly, higher grade of interior finishing


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Right Car At The Right Time - Part 3
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By David
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2009 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback w/Navigation (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


Review

Wrote my first review about 6 months ago & then wrote another a month later after being extremely impressed with the fuel economy. Well, I'm still very impressed, as this car has managed to deliver 37.5 mpg consistently since my purchase. Bottom line, something is jacked with the EPA figures, because most Fit owners get much better mileage than the reported 27 city/33 hwy. I also think the car desperately needs a 6th gear, as the gear ratios are way too short. I can only imagine how much better the hwy mileage would be if there was a tall 6th gear. Plus if the ratios were more spaced it would quiet down the engine noise, as the engine spins at 4,000 rpm's at 80 mph which gets annoying fast!


Best Features

This car is just a blast to drive! I wake up every morning looking forward to my drive to work. I dart in and out of slow moving traffic with ease. The car has one of the quickest steering ratios in any production car (12.7:1) & great feel. The brakes work very well too (despite having rear drums).


Worst Features

I have no idea why so many people complain about road noise. The car is actually very quiet for a sub-compact, it's the engine that makes all the racket! Would have liked some additional options: rear disc brakes, outside temp display, auto-dim rear view mirror, adjustable lumbar support, 6-speeds.


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