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Purpose Built Vehicle DELIVERS!
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By Lyon[Nightroad]
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2009 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


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What a great car. The design is sharp and sporty. Handling is superb and road feel is good. The high steering ratio increases it's fun-to-drive appeal. I have driven faster cars, bigger cars, and more luxurious cars, but in the end the Honda Fit is a true purpose built vehicle that makes me want to drive to work. Road noise is typically Honda-like but the great audio system makes up for it. The negative consumer reviews thus far are absurd, It sounds like some drivers are let down that it is not a luxury- sport-utility-hybrid super vehicle. It merely takes aspects from each and puts it a great price point. No other vehicle in it's class will make you compromise less.


Best Features

Honda Reliability (29,000 Miles and not a single defect); Paddle shifters; excellent road view; 90 amp alternator (for your aftermarket audio toys); Magic Seats!; Uncommon vehicle on the road in some regions (who wants to drive a car that everyone else is driving?); Handling; Sport Mode


Worst Features

Needs an 'SI' model with a b16/k20. Stock tires aren't great. Upgrade to 205/50/16 and you will be rewarded with more crosswind resistance even greater stability and excellent improvement in Lateral G's.


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Bought several months ago
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By Diane
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2009 Honda Fit 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


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with 2000 miles on it. Have driven for 4000 miles. Very bumpy; plastic interior easy to scratch; good room in the back. Big complaint is that the floor on the driver's side is cheap plastic and the rug keeps running up into the gas pedal! Put down heavier mat but doesn't help. Feel I need to merge into freeway traffic very carefully because of lack of power. OK gas mileage but the reader lies for sure. Our Matrix does as well or better and it's a larger car with a better engine. Thinking about trading it in--big disappointment.


Best Features

Fold down seats. Good cargo for the size.


Worst Features

Get rid of the plastic floor...who does this? Need more power. Would like remote door opener on base model.


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Nice Car
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By Mide
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2009 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


Review

If you want a 34 MPG Mixed driving car that has a ton of storage room then this car is for you. Low insurance, Great exterior styling, nice 5-gear auto. You are trading off a bunch of interior features like the steering wheel audio controls and overall interior quality. Also the tires on the 16" rim are very unusual so finding replacements = not a fun time with no enough options. I like the car for what it is. A to B daily commuter but as a real "car" that you should be proud of, it is definitely not.


Best Features

Exterior Look, Fuel Economy, Insurance, Peppy feeling, USB MP3 connector, Steering feel (very light)


Worst Features

Peppy feeling goes away if you turn on the AC or if you go up a hill. Not enough HP for that. Interior lower console is horribly designed, no real armrest or storage. The middle console area is just horrid. Interior materials = very cheap. Road noise pretty bad. No steering wheel audio controls


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Disappointed
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By peter c
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2009 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5A)


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First Honda I have owned and am I disappointed. The ride is unacceptable in the northeast in the winter, you cannot even drink a coffee, not that there is good cup holder to put it in. The car wanders all over the freeway, it needs constant correction. It feels like the wind is blowing the car around when there is none. The headlights flicker randomly. The throttle raises just a little bit as you come to a stop. I am always stomping on the brake.The light indicator is behind the steering wheel.There is an annoying rattle in the dashboard in front of the steering wheel which goes away with the heater on. I have 3 tires leaking 6 to 10 lbs of air a month.I never noticed these on the demo model.


Best Features

Ipod setup is great, handles very well. Space is great, great view. AC and heater work well


Worst Features

A little compromise between ride and handling would be nice. Quality control improvements. The interior plastics are cheap. The wandering on the freeway is very tiring after a few hours, unacceptable.


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Mostly Great - Navi needs improvement
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By Terry
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2009 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback w/Navigation (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Like many, my Fit gets much, much better mileage than EPA. My average over 14,000 miles has been 34 mpg, with a high of 43 mpg on a highway trip at 65 mph. It's fun, fun, fun to drive - I still look forward to driving it every day. The stereo is very good, but not great. People are surprised by how much interior room there is. Biggest complaint is the navi system. The POI database is so bad it's almost unusable. Missing lots of businesses and inconsistent naming which makes it really hard to find them.


Best Features

Most fun and inexpensive car I've owned.


Worst Features

Improve ability to find POI in the Navi database. I have to know whether I'm looking for "Wal Mart", "Walmart", "Wal-Mart", "WalMart-Springfield". On my Droid phone, all I have to say is "Navigate to SPCA" and it figures it out. In my Fit I have to know exactly which category the SPCA is in.


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