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Exceptional fuel economy
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By Amy V.
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2009 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I've purchased this new 2009 Fit (Sport, auto). Exceptional fuel economy. Exceeded EPA rating!!! Have put 650 miles on it and the mix drivings: 39/44.7/42.3 (fastest speed is 80/85 mph and slowest is 40/45 mph) - Would recommend this lovely car to anyone! I can see the new EPA as of 38/48/45 pretty soon after engine breakdown.


Best Features

Excellent handling/performance. Roomy inside- Beautiful interior design- Do not feel bad road noise as rated by many others, even with a speed of 80/85 mph. Feels great and comfortable when getting in and driving.


Worst Features

Missing center console and armrest on passenger side. Headrest should be adjustable.


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Better than my mazda 3 hatch
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Performance
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By Liam
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2009 Honda Fit Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I traded my 2007 Mazda 3 hatch M in for the fit. I have to say I like this car much more. In every day driving this car puts a bigger smile on my face. Obviously you can't push it as hard and when passing on the highway the Mazda was far superior. Seriously though, this car just makes you smile every time you get in it. If you can drive a manual car this is so fun to shift and smooth with a little practice. The ride is smooth for a car of this class Engine noise is a bit loud at high revs, and wind noise is a slightly intrusive at highway speeds but never punishing. I forgot how fun it is to drive a small low powered car hard.


Best Features

* The manual transmission wants to be shifted and shifted often. * When driving you don't feel like you're in a sub compact. Can't believe how much room you have. * The folding seats are so easy to use * The dash is in a nice blue light with no split tier dash like the civic


Worst Features

* No floor mats. Bought factory ones for the fit for $70. * With the base model you don't get an arm rest up front. Every thing else you get on the sport is nice but its a want, not a need. But no arm rest really Honda, don't be that way. Bought a factory one for $150.


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Honda Fit Sport '09
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By Gimme a Fit
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2009 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I agree with all the positives that people have included in their reviews. I look forward to driving my Fit each day. I have read many of these reviews and have been surprised that not one person, as far as I have read, has complained about the door panels where your elbow rests. If you use your elbow and lift yourself up a bit to adjust your seating position, it causes these areas to now be cracked underneath the fabric. You can't see it but you can feel it with your finger if you lightly push down on it. This has now happened to both front doors and one of the back ones. I hope it is covered under warranty.


Best Features

Looks, handling, MPG, cargo space, seating capacity.


Worst Features

Reinforce the door panels where the elbows rest, passenger front center arm rest, make a Fit Si version with the Civic Si engine.


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Mostly fit
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By Uncle Jack
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2009 Honda Fit Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car is amazing in many respects and disappointing in a few. It's very roomy and versatile, surprisingly comfortable, and handles outstandingly well. The performance/economy compromise is okay but only just. My city mileage is about 29 and on the highway it will get 32 to 37 depending on the speeds involved (note that this is 4-5 mpg less than the mileage meter indicates). A sixth gear would be a big help. Worst feature is the ride, which is a lot stiffer than other cars I've had and driven of about the same wheelbase and weight. A lot of the interior seems to be made of flocked cardboard; Honda evidently thinks it has a good enough quality reputation to get away with this.


Best Features

It's cute and fun to drive - a happy car that makes other drivers happy, too. And it's a Honda, so it will doubtlessly be cheap to service and as dependable as night and day.


Worst Features

Things like outside temp display, heated mirrors and auto AC are available in other markets. How about an EX model with those features for US? Honda could let Citroen engineers take a look at the ride comfort (but don't let them have anything to do with building the car!).


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Outstanding fuel economy
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Fuel Economy
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By Sean V.
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Vehicle

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


Review

Loved this car so much. Outstanding fuel economy: Mix driving 42 mpg (with fastest speed up to 75mph and slowest is 40mph)- City driving is from 35 to 37 mpg. My new Fit has less than 300 miles on it. Too sure it will get up to between 47 and 50 mpg (mix driving) easily when engine breaks in. Great visibility. Looks great both in and out. Beautiful interior. Spacious. Magic seats. Great handling. Fun to drive. Exceeded EPA rating (27/33/30)---> NEW EPA RATING SHOULD BE: 35/45/42.


Best Features

Beautiful interior. Comfort seats. Great handling. Roominess. Exceptional fuel economy. New EPA rating should be 35/45/42.


Worst Features

Center console, passenger armrest should be added.


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