Honda Fit Feedback wanted

Discussion in 'Fit' started by stolarskin, May 28, 2008.

  1. stolarskin

    stolarskin Guest

    Thinking about getting one.
    Any comments appreciated.
    stolarskin, May 28, 2008
  2. stolarskin

    Dave Garrett Guest

    New-generation Fit is due out in the US this fall as a 2009 model, with
    a new body style and more powerful engine. Depending on what you want,
    you could either wait for the new model, or try to get a deal on a
    current-generation model as the dealers try to unload remaining
    inventory. The latter approach may or may not bear fruit, however, as
    Fits have been in short supply since their introduction (although I have
    been seeing them on dealer lots more over the past few months).

    Google "2009 Fit" for some pics of the new model to see if you like it
    or not - I personally like the current body style in Fit Sport trim. I
    test-drove one a few months ago and felt that it was comfortable and had
    more than adequate power for a car in its class. I might consider
    something a little larger and more powerful if I had to drive long
    distances on a regular basis, but otherwise it's a fine car that is
    really a welcome return to Honda's roots.

    Dave Garrett, May 28, 2008
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    mjc13 Guest

    I test drove one, and have read feedback from owners. The main
    drawback to the current Fit is the fuel economy: it's geared lower than
    the Civic to improve performance, and actually gets worse fuel economy
    on the highway than a Civic. It is fun to drive, although I found the
    clutch and shifter in the 5 speed to be less fun than the ones in my old
    Civic Si.
    mjc13, May 28, 2008
  4. stolarskin

    bad Guest

    I have AOn Wed, 28 May 2008 11:31:37 -0400, "stolarskin"
    I have a 2008 Fit sport w/automatic trans.
    Plenty of room in such a little car, really impressive.
    Standard options include ABS, side airbags and curtains, and decent
    sound system. Really liked the way the rear seats can be configured.
    Could use a telescopic steering option.
    Fuel economy could be a bit better, with 3000 miles on the odometer
    I am averaging 32 MPG (approx. 60% hwy & 40% city) since new.
    Keeping the RPM below 3000RPM helps.
    Have seen a high of 36 MPG with about 70% hwy.
    The standard shift should do about 2MPG better.
    I'm hoping fuel economy will improve some after it's broke in more.

    Would I buy another one?
    At this point yes, but I've not had it long enough to know
    a couple of years from now.

    Comfort level is ok but does not compare to a Camry or Accord.
    No experience with Corolla or Civic so I can't compare to them.

    Do check out the Nissan Versa, I liked it , But thought the
    Toyota Yaris was crap.

    bad, May 29, 2008
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    Justbob30 Guest

    I have a Honda Civic Hybrid, I was given a Fit as a loaner for 3 days while
    I was having some warranty work done on the Civic....I am 6'4" & I could not
    find a comfortable position in the Fit, there was not enough legroom,
    hip-room or anyplace to put my right elbow. I thought the controls bordered
    on comical there isn't even a temp gauge....the stereo looks like something
    out of a cheap boombox...speaking of which, the car had all the sound
    deadening of a tin can.
    The performance seemed jumpy with lots of noise and nothing to show for it.
    In case you did not guess, I did not care for the car I found it far
    inferior to the Civic for little difference in price (Sport vs LX).
    Yes the Civic is no Acura, but it is worlds better than the Fit. In my
    experience, the smoothest quietest Civic is the Hybrid but it is not for
    people trying only to get the cheapest ride available....if that is what you
    are after, yeah, it will probably be a fit, but try a base Civic, you might
    be surprised what you get for your $$$$.
    Justbob30, May 29, 2008
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    stolarskin Guest

    Have tried the Versa.
    Very nice ride, though didn't go much over 50 mph.
    Seemed pretty quiet.
    Alot solider feeling than the Scions, in fact.
    Both my daughters have one.
    Mileage on Badbobs Fit, seems to be pretty bad
    for such a small car.
    Disapointed to hear about the Yaris, though.
    I'm thinking because of the central mounted speedo,
    it's tooled after the Scion.
    I am an hour away from the nearest Toyota dealer, so driving my truck
    over there is a $30 decision to make.
    Looks like the dealers are all jacking the prices of the little cars up,
    so we're getting jammed from the gas and car companies now.
    So I'm looking for relatively decent mileage and cheap car.
    stolarskin, May 29, 2008
  7. Full MSRP here in Houston, Tx - will wait ...
    2000 Civic hatch, May 30, 2008
  8. It's funny how idiots base their idea on what the car should cost based
    on the random number the mfr puts on the sticker, and not what the value
    of the car itself is.

    Gotta have it below sticker or else it's not a value. Really. So if
    Honda placed the sticker at $8000, you'd still say "nope, not at sticker
    price; gotta be lower". Right?
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, May 30, 2008
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    stolarskin Guest

    I'll take one at 8K.
    Versa is assembled in Mexico,
    why is it $16K base?
    I'm pretty sure the labor cost there is pretty low.
    stolarskin, May 30, 2008
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    jim beam Guest

    mean while, they're still pouring money into their existing gas guzzler,
    thereby wasting what they were hoping to save....
    jim beam, May 30, 2008
  11. Actually the Fit is overpriced compared to its competition so if it
    sold for MSRP minus $ 2000.00 that would be about right
    2000 Civic hatch, May 30, 2008
  12. And the idiots would still say that it's "too expensive" because they
    "have to have it below sticker".
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, May 30, 2008
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    stolarskin Guest

    I seriously doubt anybody would dicker
    if the price was 8K.

    "> And the idiots would still say that it's "too expensive" because they
    stolarskin, May 30, 2008
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    howard Guest

    And below sticker on a base Fit is about $200 less than MSRP. Fact! Believe

    howard, Jun 1, 2008
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    Nick Guest

    I got 41 mpg from Denver to Las Vegas. Haven't quite figured out
    around-town mpg. Everything they advertise about the incredible
    storage room is correct. When in the front seats you can't believe
    you are in a small car. It feels big! I love this car. Best design
    yet. Only complaint-only 10.8 gallon gas tank.
    Nick, Jun 1, 2008
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    stolarskin Guest

    41 mpg is great.
    Now I guess the next problem
    I'm facing is selling my Ram pickup.
    Dealers don't want em.

    I got 41 mpg from Denver to Las Vegas. Haven't quite figured out
    around-town mpg. Everything they advertise about the incredible
    storage room is correct. When in the front seats you can't believe
    you are in a small car. It feels big! I love this car. Best design
    yet. Only complaint-only 10.8 gallon gas tank.
    stolarskin, Jun 1, 2008
  17. Which means that right now, buying a used pickup and paying for the gas
    is probably cheaper than buying a new small car and not paying for the
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jun 2, 2008
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    a Guest

    Gah - I wish they'd forget that "mini window" after the A-pillar treatment,
    it's terrible for outward visibility (for me) - other than that - I think
    it looks great.

    a, Jun 2, 2008
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    Truckdude Guest

    I bought my 2008 Fit Sport AT in March before the $4 gas arrived

    -great mpg after about 3000 miles
    -very quiet and smooth to me (compared to my now parked '97 Nissan pickup)
    -very easy to park
    -tight fit and finish
    -plenty of passenger and cargo room
    -all around fun to drive
    Truckdude, Jun 14, 2008
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    Todd H. Guest

    I realize your post is back from late May, but I wanted to chime in.

    My brother in law has had one for about a year now, and I drove it on
    a 300mile trip last year. Fantastic little car. It winds up like a
    top when you go to pass someone and the acceleration isn't gonna press
    you to the back of your seat, but I'll say that my wife and I are
    secretly hoping he tires of it in a few years and we can buy it from
    him. We'd love it as a second car far more efficient vehicle to the
    minivan when we aren't schlepping kids around en masse.
    Todd H., Jul 16, 2008
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