2009 Honda Fit Sport: Life is What You Make It
December 11, 2009
I stirred up a baby hornets nest the other day when I said that I preferred the Insight to the Fit. I drove the Fit the last couple of days and confirmed my thoughts: although I still prefer the Insight, I would give both fun-to-drive ratings of "Not very."
I see the primary reason for getting a small car as the fuel economy. And the Insight comes up big here with 39 mpg; others would probably get an even better figure.
Why anyone would get a dink car that gets lousy fuel efficiency (not the Fit) is beyond me.
Why not just get the next size up and suffer only a minor fuel economy penalty?
mheikka hit the nail on the head when he commented on my Insight post that the Fit has the look of a "first car". Yes, and quite nice for a first car or college kid vehicle, unless your last name is Hilton.
And as for the Fit being fun to drive? There's an old saying: "Life is what you make it."
Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 17,550 miles