2009 Honda Fit Consumer Review: Honda doesn't get "tall"

2009 Honda Fit - Consumer Review

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Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)

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Honda doesn't get "tall"
By liza9 on


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


Bought 2009 fit in 2011, have put on 45K miles.
Am 6'3", visibility is difficult, due to rear view mirror, door frame in field of vision when making turns, reflection of dashboard on window.
I have a piece of black carpet on dashboard to compensate.
Uncomfortable due to non-telescoping steering wheel, head rest too far forward, back rest concave in the wrong place--need to use back support.
Have to tilt steering down in order to see upper part of speedometer. After 45 minutes, seat is very,very uncomfortable.
Hard to steer, always over correcting on winding roads, especially at 45 mph+,
maybe due to placement of engine on front axis?
Needed steering wheel cover to ease grip.

Best Features

Oh the flexibility. And the gas mileage--around 32 mpg--lower than promised but good for 4 door car. I was able to move a full size office desk with hatch tied down a few inches. (And a table tied to the roof!) Was able to move a cabinet with 2 passengers due to split folding back seats. Have moved haybales, bushes, various small furniture & supplies, college students, etc. 3 tall (6 ft+) & 1 regular sized adult, and one 9 year old fit pretty comfortably for less than 1/2 hour trips. Like this almost as much as my old Eagle Summit Wagon for space--the folding seats are a great advantage.

Worst Features

Seat height flexibility, less concave back support, head rest less forward-angled, seat much more cushioned, not sure what to do about dashboard reflection, make the steering easier, have a larger and telescoping steering wheel in addition to tilt, variable speed wipers, headlights less blinding to other drivers
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