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.
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
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.
Ipod setup is great, handles very well. Space is great, great view. AC and heater work well
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.
2009 Honda Fit Sport 4dr Hatchback w/Navigation (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
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.
Most fun and inexpensive car I've owned.
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.
Thought I'd try this car since Toyota was having all their issues. Big mistake. Everything in the car is plastic, it hydroplanes, and you can blow on the carpet and it shimmers. Went back to a solid car, Toyota. Also this dealership is awful.
I love my Fit. I don't know why the mileage is listed at 29 mpg. I get 40 mpg, although a lot of my driving is on the highway. I was really surprised at the acceleration, given the mileage. It has great cargo options. The interior is holding up well given that I always have a couple of dogs with me. The only drawback to the Fit is that it gets blown around in high winds. I wish it had cruise control, other than that I am really pleased with my decision to buy the Fit.
automatic door locks, real time mpg display, tire pressure warning, sound system