2007 Honda Fit
There are 18 user reviews for the 5-Spd MT trim shown below
- Great gas milage, good pick-up, lots of storage space in back
- tight space in front between driver and passenger, small tires
I have had my base model 5-speed for 6 months now, 10,000 miles, and have averaged approx. 40.6 miles a gallon (42.8 the most/37.6 the worst).
I was concerned that a small 4-cylinder car would be slow and cumbersome going up hills and mountains, but the FIT moves up the mountains here in NC with NO problem whatsoever - I've even had to take my foot off the gas pedal to slow down when going up a hill.
As for snow, I have had no problems driving in the snow this winter, Good traction and front wheel drive kept me going, although the low clearance of the FIT kept me only on light snow or plowed roads. Knowing the FIT had ABS and safety airbags was of great comfort - should I have needed them.
With the great gas milage, good responsiveness, loads of room in the back and great safety features, I look forward to the summer!...read morehide
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- Fuel econmy, cheap
- Fuel economy in city decrease a lot.
here's my second review of the FIT after 4 months of usage.
1) This car is great for fuel economy on the road. I drove Montreal-Long Island on one tank. This is 700km with 42 liters. I did fill it to the rim at the gas station.
2) This car is cheap and currently have no mechanical problem.
3) The fuel economy decrease sharply in the city. With the same tank I can barely make 450km. I am a bit stunt by the difference.
4) I live in Montreal Canada and we got a lot of snow this year. The narrow body of the Fit is a bit an issue on icy road. The fact that the direction is very responsive and with a bit of snowy road, you really have to correct direction all the time.
5) High wind is also an issue. The high profile (which make the seating comfy for a 6 footer that I am) makes the car sensitive to wind. However nice handling in the traffic, very responsive. Parking is a breeze.
6) Rooooooooooomy. This car has a lot of space inside. So if you need a car with room and different config, this is the one. The rear seats in the flat floor position, I was able to put my snowboard with an ease not even equal to my previous VW Golf 2001.
7) Difficult to find a roof racking systems if you are looking for one. You need to make it come from England or France (Honda Jazz).
1) Body should be a bit wider for the North American market(they did that for the smart). Would have a better road handling.
2) Please, mirror in the sun visor of the passenger.
3) Check that engine. Gas consumption seams wacky in the city.
4) A better seat for the driver...
If you live south of the border and there is not much snow in your neighbourdhood, this is a very nice car. It is even better if you do some major commuting without the heavy traffic. Because it seems as you do stop and go, it kills the gas economy.
I will stick to it for 5 years (I bought it). I am a cheapo by nature and this car is exactly what I was expecting. I am this kind of person who wants to go from A to B with a car. Not showing off....read morehide
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great on gas, deceivingly fast
I absolutely love my Honda Fit ! I commute to school and work every day and I spend about $20.00 every other week to fill it. Great acceleration/deceleration. It is very comfortable and convenient ! I love how the seats fold up and down to give you more space. My friends and family all love my car and I recommend it to anyone who considers buying it !...read morehide
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- Fuel Economy, Huge Space
- Noisy on the road. Next gen would need more noise insulation. Better radio
Montreal-LongIsland NY on one tank of gas... Try to beat this. This equates to nearly 40MPG or 6L/100km. Please this has been done twice. This car is incredibly frugal. yes I did fill it to the rim.
Handling in the rain is less than average. I had a VW Golf before and the handling is pretty different. Surely because of the narrow 14inch wheels and the more than responsive direction. I bought it this summer (2007) so I am a bit anxious to drive in the snow.
Engine is very responsive on flat land but lazy uphill. Of course this is a 1.5 liter engine.
The Fit has huge space inside.
Improvement for the next generation:
- Noise reduction.
- Lock on the gas tank.
- More comfortable seats.
- And please, could you put a mirror on the passenger seat sun visor.
My 3 stars for overall satisfaction is due to the comfort and seats....read morehide
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Quick acceleration, overall design, flexibility and utility of seat folding options
- Gear ratios are too low
I fell for this car as soon as I drove an automatic version, and I ordered a manual version, which I prefer. I live in Florida and I feel the gear ratios are too low. I travel, and in most big cities you have to be able to keep up with traffic at 80 mph. That translates into 4000 rpm on this car. Too high, and the engine could pull a higher gear. I might feel differently if I lived somewhere in the mountains.
The standard model lacks cruise control, but power windows and mirrors are definitely a nice touch - side air bags seal the deal.
Design is superb. Overall fuel mileage has been 37 mpg. My wife and I together have had 4 Hondas prior to this one, and have never been disappointed.
I would have rated Performance 5 stars, except for the gear ratio issue discussed above....read morehide
12 out of 23 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- fuel economy,roomy,quick
This car have
just unbelievable fuel economy and price!
many luggage space!
and move very quickly!
I love FIT,I love Honda!!!
7 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Interior space, mileage, zip
- headlights, rear visibility
I bought my Fit the day they were delivered to the dealerships. We literally drove down and bought one of the only two manuals they'd be getting that model year. We ran into the issue of no MTs with the Yaris, so we wasted no time getting our manual. In the past six months, I've gotten a consistent 35 mpg out of it. It's not as good as my old 1996 Geo Metro it replaced, but it's not bad. Compared to my Metro, it's got VERY nice acceleration (take that for what it's worth). I'm 6'5" and I have plenty of leg and head room. I love this car. Don't buy a small car until you've test driven one of these....read morehide
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- Nice car, on paper.
- Manual transmission base model can hardly be obtained at any price.
Practically impossible to obtain, and certainly not anywhere near MSRP.
It appears that Honda is not able to manufacture near enough of the manual transmission Fits (and is unwilling to manufacture base models) to meet demand. Local prices for a base model, manual transmission, have risen nearly $1000 since September (it's now mid-November). Prices are now exceeding the base model automatic transmission!
Waiting periods for orders are often quoted at 4-6 months.
The Fit is a three-year old car, although it's only been offered in the U.S. this year.
I wonder, if I put an order in now, will mine arrive soon before the model is entirely updated?
Anyway, this is a nice car, on paper, and the automatic drives well. I've never been able to find a manual to test drive, much less purchase.
The bottom line is: good luck, if you want to buy a Fit - particularly a base model, manual transmission - that's not sitting right in front of you, on the dealership's sales lot....read morehide
30 out of 42 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Modern safety features, versatile spaces, hatchback, good ergonomics, relatively fuel-efficient.
- Very sensitive to wind, rough shifting, paint quality, cheap wheels, mpg declining, radio.
As original owner of a '89 Honda Civic Hatchback DX now with 306,000 miles, I prefer continuing to drive this old Civic over my '07 Fit except for interior safety, perhaps engine reliability for long road trips, and comfort. Fit is fatally flawed in aerodynamics, but on the plus side you won't doze off as you continually work to stay in your lane. Manual shifting is rough and noisy. Upon first wax job, some blue paint appeared on wax applicator. Paint scaled off of all four jack mount points when car was raised. These never happened on Civic. Fuel efficiency over the first 3K has steadily declined from 42 to 37 mpg, same driving conditions. The Civic still gets 40. Civic standard wheels are higher quality than the hubcapped-wheels on the Fit. Radio receives stations while runnng in idle or engine off but goes static when driving. Some of these may seem trivial, but these quality issues leave me wondering about long-term reliability of the whole car....read morehide
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- Huge cargo space - great fuel economy - peepy acceleration from a stop
- Engine slightly loud - orange paint shows all rock chips
I bought this car after reading every yahoo review and Im here to tell you this is the way to buy a car. I have about 1200 miles on my sport fit and I must say the fit sport is the way to go. you get cruise control - the body fairings and a upgraded everything for around 16500. When you drop the rear seats they fold flat and I hauled home a 26 gallon full sized air compresser with room for another. I get around 31 city and 37 highway when I run at 70mph. The transmission does like to downshift alot on hills so be warned. I guess if they stuck with a 4 speed automatic you wouldnt get the down shifting but that 5th gear gives it the mpg. Be warned the front spoiler will hit every curb you meet. The window tinter guy hit the curb for me and scraped the paint off the front. The air conditioner works very well but you will need to tint the car if you want to not run it on level 4. Once I tinted the car all was fine. The steering is ultra sharp and makes it fun to whip around in traffic. So much so I got pulled over on my second day. The orange paint will show every rock chip and you will need to get a 3m clear bra to stop the chips. The car is a no brainer if you want the most bang for the buck. Solid shifting and a peppy engine. Lots of cargo room and the paddle shifters are great to zip in and out of traffic. A+ honda great value...read morehide
14 out of 36 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
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