I wanted to love this car. I had to lease a cheap car because I am retired and living on much less money. I needed the cargo space of a hatchback and this came in cheaper than, for instance, the VW Golf. It seemed okay during the test drive. Unfortunately I discovered that driving more than 10 minutes left me in excruciating pain: back, legs, hips...almost unbearable. I thought it was just me and my arthritis until I googled the problem and came up with MANY complaints that mirrored my own about the stiff, uncomfortable ride of the Fit from all ages and sizes of people. The low chassis and small tires leave me stranded in my driveway with only 3" of snow and the HUGE windshield gets frosted over on the INSIDE - the motor warms slowly and the vents on high are incapable of clearing the frosted windshield as I sit freezing for 10 minutes, miserable and longing to be on my way. The seat belt requires me to swivel in my uncomfortable seat (painful for my arthritic shoulders) and clip it too close to my right hip - again painful. This is only the tip of the iceberg about what i I'm calling this car The Iron Maiden in a nod to the pain-inducing ingenuity of the Inquisition.
Honda Sensing has been terrific. I'm sure not quite a Tesla, but, I can drive on the highway without touching the wheel or pedals and the car has won my trust. The visibility is great, camera on the outside mirror is a fantastic safety feature. And the versatility is unmatched for a car this size. Oh, and maneuvering in the city is a godsend. And, I fill up maybe once every 7-8 weeks because I don't have far to drive and the car sips the gas. I couldn't be happier.
This was the best fit for me. I did a lot of research and comparisons and this was clearly the best value. Rear seat legroom was very important. Horsepower was also. I have had it for three weeks and am definitely satisfied I made the right decision.
I really liked this car but after my test drive, having spent 15 to 20 minutes in the 2018 Honda Fit with leather interior (and a very strong chemical odor), I had a migraine headache that lasted for 4 days. I went back to the dealer and sat in a 2018 Fit with cloth interior for a half hour. This also gave me a headache, although it wasn't as severe as with the leather interior. Still driving my 2000 Civic...and will be test driving other brands.