GlennS Dork
7/30/08 10:44 a.m.

Friend of mine got one recently. Very impressed with the interior space for a supposed "sub compact". The 95% comment is right on.

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GlennS Dork
7/30/08 11:53 p.m.

btw, my friend showed up at my house today with his 9 foot surfboard inside his fit with about 2 inches to spare, front seat folded down.

integraguy UltraDork
8/3/08 5:54 a.m.

Honda keeps teasing it's fans with the possibility of a CRX replacement. I second the idea of using the Fit's "chassis" as a starting point for a new CRX. Either that, or Honda could do the Del Sol right this time and turn the Fit into a fun 2 seat roadster, but WITHOUT the stupid "looks like a Japanese 914" styling.

mikephilpott New Reader
9/23/08 12:22 a.m.

I've driven both the auto and the manual tranny Sport models. The auto is SLOW. Felt like I had to drive it "pedel to the metal" all the time, with the little engine really straining to keep up, just to keep from getting inhaled by day-to-day traffic on I-4. The manual 5-speed, however, significantly changes things. It's a sweet shifting unit and totally alters the character of the car. Much more eager and responsive. Fun, actually. A bit of road noise is apparant but otherwise, I really like the Fit. I would buy a Sport Manual but not the auto box.

2/26/09 9:23 p.m.

Well I own one and it's hands down the best car i've ever owned! Roomy as hell for the tiny footprint and fun to drive for what it is. Also the auto isn't that bad, its far better than other 4cyl automatics i've encountered.

wheelsmithy GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/24/09 8:57 p.m.

Just bought the '09 restyled fit. Incredibly versatile, everything you need nothing you don't(except power windows, ABS, etc). The engine has a flat, unexciting torque curve, but what you get for a "microcar" is awesome. When I saw the phrase "majic back seat", I had to have one. I have not been disappointed. And I got it for the same price as an '08 on the dealers lot with 30K miles.

Tom Heath
Tom Heath UberDork
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

When Honda introduced their Fit to the U.S. market in late 2006, some wondered if Americans were ready for a subcompact city car. Flash forward about 18 months, and it looks like their timing couldn't have been better. Honda's micro-utility vehicle seems to have that magical blend of practicality and economy that made the early Civics so popular.

Featuring four conventional doors and a large hatchback, the Fit is a lesson in space management. The rear seats can fold forward, backward and straight up, allowing cargo of nearly any shape to fit under the Fit's tall roof. The rear seats offer more in the way of cargo flexibility than comfort, but driver and front passenger seating is plush enough for a road trip.

Power is adequate, but we wouldn't pick the Fit for a getaway car in a bank heist. Handling was quite good, however, and with some sticky tires and a manual transmission we could see the Fit being an autocross-capable commuter on par with a base MINI Cooper.

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