2008 Honda Fit
There are 17 user reviews for the 5-Spd MT trim shown below
- Super fuel economy
- finish scratches easily
Purchased As New
This is a great little car. And the estimated mpg advertised is actually less than I get (one road trip averaged 39 mpg). It is roomy inside and has a huge cargo area for its size. The finish seems to scratch a little more easily than my last car (a Tercel), but overall it is easy to maintain with a bit of care....read morehide
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- Fun to drive, lots of room inside, good mpg, very peppy in horsepower and handling
- Slight blindspots from rear headrests, vanity mirror only on driver's side
I purchased the last '08 Fit at the dealership last weekend and love driving this car. It drives like a small sports car and is very well thought out in design especially with interior space. Rear seats fold flat or lift up so it can carry a lot. The seats are comfrotable and door entries make it easy to use. Safety and Relaibilty ratings are very good on this vehicle and have great standard features such as power locks, windows and mirrors as well as anti lock brakes, anti theft, tire monitoring and side curtain airbags to name a few. I test drove the Saturn Astra and Yaris and found both cars lacking compared to the Fit....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy (37 mpg) on the very first tank. Drives and handles like my 89 CRX DX.
- Honda needs to provide detailed sevice information in the owner's manual.
This is the second Honda I have owned..... Great Car!!!
Ford, GM, and Crysler.... If you want my business, you need to produce this type of vehicle! i DON'T CARE ABOUT REBATES, CASH BACK OR 2.99 GAS. I want a car that can go 200,000 miles without major problems and can get between 35 and 40 mpgs. Have owned this Fit for 2 weeks and I think I might be just as good or better than my 89 CRX. I really like the various ways to adjust the seating.... Great for a family of four.
The only "Con." DETAILED SERVICE SCHEDULES IN THE OWNERS MANUAL. My grandfather was an Indy Car builder and I have worked on cars since I was 12 yrs. old. Honda... If you are reading this provide the information with the Car. I should not have to pay extra $$$ for a shop manual. Otherwise NICE car!!!...read morehide
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- 33.69 mpg on my first IN TOWN tank of gas. And Going to get better!!
- No cons! Why should there be?
It has plenty of room inside, is comfortable, looks very good and is TIGHT to drive. It is SAFE!!!
NEVER WILL GO BACK TO ANY BIGGER CAR OR TRUCK! Gas millage is VERY good and looking to make it better with more concise driving skills. Why waste what we have little of...? Why be so spoiled and decadent that we would destroy our resources for 'looks' and being part of the 'Guzzle Group'?...read morehide
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- Great fuel economy, design liberates lots of space, looks great, easy to drive and maneuver
- Stiff ride, modest acceleration, low ground clearance, blind spots
Mine's the 1.3L twin-spark version with 82 HP. It's even thriftier on fuel than the 1.5L VTEC versions, but has correspondingly less pace. At least the gear ratios are stacked close together and sensibly chosen to get the most of the engine's torque, although I agree that it could use a sixth gear for 60+ MPH highway cruising. I've done a personal-best 66 MPG (28.024 km/L) on one highway trip already...without even trying hard.
What the Fit lacks in outright pep (regardless of engine), it more than makes up for with good-natured, darty and secure handling. The brakes could use more modulation, but they're powerful. The chassis and suspension are stiff, so the ride is fidgety, but these mean the car is unbelievably fun to drive. The rear end is quite prone to scraping, though, especially under load, due to the low stock ride height.
Sightlines are good, but the thick A- and D-pillars can create blind spots. Nevertheless this is a doddle to maneuver and park in tight spots, and equally easy to cruise with. For something so small, the Fit's designed to extract the maximum space inside. I have no problem transporting 4 passengers and their cargo in the back, and there are those clever Magic Seats for odd-shaped items.
Best small car I've ever driven....read morehide
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- Good fuel economy, comfortable
- none yet!
We down sized from a van to save money on gas. We have been so pleased with the cargo room (I know, doesn't seem like a review for a Fit!), the gas mileage and the comfort. We just this weekend took an overnight trip with 2 adults, 3 children and 2 golden retrievers! The way the back seats are made, there is storage room underneath which is where the duffle bags went, and there was still plenty of foot room for the kids. The dogs both had plenty of room to take a nap in the back! It is truly one size FITS all!!!...read morehide
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- Excellent MPG, decent room, peppy
- You feel the road for sure
My fiance bought one new in 2007 and she absolutely loves it. A few months ago, a Mercedes E class sedan coming in the opposite direction tried to make a left turn across traffic right in front of her while she was going about 30 mph. They collided at the front corner of each car. Her damage was minimal, and she drove away after filing the accident report...the Benz had to be towed away on a flatbed with coolant running all over the road...So much for that German engineering!...read morehide
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- My manual trans. Fit gets between 35-40 mpg.
- There should be better color choices.
It was sort of love at first sight with my car. It is first new one I have owned due to idea that they lose so much value during first year.
It has proved to be a good desision. I use my car like a little van with the back seats down most of the time. It is great for travel and hauling around my dogs and numerous things.
I drive it from the seashore to the mountains each month and it adapts well to both terrains.
While I like the looks of the Yaris hatchback (and price), I was sold on having the advantages of 4 doors, reclining back seats, and side airbags.
Since I bought the manual base model, the price was more similar to
price of Yaris at 13,500. People seem to love the sport version but I prefer the no frills base model....read morehide
7 out of 19 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Fuel economy, cargo space, acceleration, sound system
- No sun roof, no cruise control, can't turn HB interior light off when open
Fuel economy - I get 40 mph hwy regularly now that it is broken in (bought the 2007 model in 2006).
Cargo space is awesome - I transport dogs for dog rescue and can fit two large dog airline crates in there with room still for smaller crates; I can stack crates, and the cargo lay out is very logical -- you don't lose much due to angles off the sides.
Love the way the seats fold down for room.
Acceleration is great; shifting is smooth....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy, good sound system, great price, rear seats fold down flat
- could have a smoother ride, cruise control should be standard with the power windows/door locks
My first Honda. Bought it for its gas mileage. I averaged 36mpg for the first 250 miles, which is combined city/highway. A 70% increase in mpg vs my old ride. I can take the money I'm saving on gas and use it to help make the car payment. Better to re-invest that money in the car rather than blowing it out the tailpipe....read morehide
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