2008 Honda Fit
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- Great gas mileage, super roomy inside but small enough to fit anywhere
- No center arm rest, seriously that's the only con
Purchased As Used
I LOVE my little red car and am thrilled that I went with this vehicle after 6 months of looking at the Fit, Mazda 3's, and Nissan Versa's. I started seriously considering the Fit after seeing a person fit an entire Kayak on the inside... I bought my used 2008 Honda Fit about 5 months ago. It had higher mileage when I bought it, but based on Honda's reputation (and the negotiated price) I was not worried about higher mileage. I drive in the city/highway about half and half to work and average about 28 mpg, 30 when I take the highway to visit home - headed towards the mountains. I brought home a queen sized bed frame in this car. I would not recommend it for a person over 6'2, its a little tighter on leg room in the front. I am 6' and feel like I am at the limit. No center arm rest is something I had to get use to, and the seats get a little uncomfortable after about 3 hours driving - but I think most cars do. Oh, and as far as road noise, I'm sure it seems loud to some, but I rarely have my radio off. It does not interfere with phone calls, so it really can't be that bad....read morehide
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- Good Fuel Economy and great cargo room, fits into small space
- Ride is too rough to much road noise and no suport in the seat
I have owned 4 honda going back to 2003, CRV, Acord, Pilot all good strong & reliable
The Fit is one I would not buy again the bad ride and road noise
out ways the milage & storage. Maybe OK for young people not for the over 50 generation
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- HONDA reliability, fit & finish, AUX input, Magic Seats, MPG, TPMS, tons of aftermarket parts, rare
- no dead pedal, rear drum brakes
* * * * * * *Pros:
I love this car and the ability to customize it w/ JDM parts. I installed the MUGEN POWER ventilated visors and door sills, HOP coin holder and ASIMO plush doll, CarMate F-Sports convex rear view mirror, RAZO pedals and lighting, and JDM license plate. I have plans to install the JDM overhead console, passenger visor w/ vanity mirror, blue interior lights, and sidemarkers.
I also installed the factory all-season floor mats, cargo tray, cargo cover, cargo net, 13% tint on all windows except the windshield, and swapped out all lug nuts w/ wheel locks. No performance upgrades, though, as this is a daily driver and I don't want to mess w/ perfection. GPS and some nice accessories to dress it up a bit.
I love the oil life feature that tells you the % of useful oil remaining. No need to change the oil every 3000 miles or 3 months anymore. You can almost double that. I didn't get my 1st oil change until 4 months later w/ 20% oil life @ 5777 miles and I did it early because I was going on a road trip. Speaking of which, I've driven the 4 - 5 hours from North Las Vegas to San Diego 3 times on 1 tank each way w/o stopping. That's 333+ miles non-stop w/ 3 passengers and luggage! I usually stop @ the 1/2 way point in Barstow, but no need, unless to use the restroom. Cruise control all the way! Now only if there was automatic pilot to do the steering.
The radio is great. It has a nice display, big knob and buttons, CD player that reads MP3 and WMA, and an AUX input to connect anything that uses a standard size jack. The unusual shape makes it so you're not tempted to install an aftermarket head unit because it's not a standard DIN. All you could do to upgrade the system is add more powerful speakers, but the stocks are fine. 200 watts, baby!
Eventhough the FiT was introduced in 2001, it didn't hit North America until 2006 for the 2007 model year, making it very unique . That makes the 1st generation FiT a rare find in the U.S. You can't help but wave to a fellow FiT owner, because not everyone and their momma has it. Like my 1995 Civic coupe, because it's an Ex-A. ABS w/ discs all around. Top that!
* * * * * * *Cons:
There's no dead pedal to rest your left foot. This is easily fixed through the aftermarket. Not so easily fixed is the compatability of Japanese and European parts to the U.S./Canadian model. In my quest to have JDM parts, I ordered the JDM coin holder, armrest, and trunk box. Not the cargo tray that sits on the floor, but the box that fits under the cargo cover. The coin holder just snaps in and the armrest took about 1/2 hour, but the trunk box is another story. I suspect it doesn't fit due to the relocation of the gas door. If you look @ pics of the overseas FiT/jazz, you'll see that the gas door is located on the crease. The North American model has the gas door located above the crease. Why the change, I don't know, but it must've changed the interior body panels in the rear because my JDM part doesn't fit right.
The brakes work great. ABS is quick and responsive w/ discs up front and drums out back. I would've prefered discs all around, but only for a more sporty appearance. I might upgrade through the aftermarket when it's time to get a brake job. Why waste money now?
The small gas tank is not much of a negative, because if it were bigger there would be more weight added to the car and fill ups would cost more. The 10.8 gallon tank makes it easy to estimate your mileage because you can get a rough MPG by dividing mileage on the trip meter by 10. I divide by 10.8 to get the true MPG. My gas light usually lights up after 260 - 275 miles. Even then, I don't need to get gas for another 60+ miles, but I fill up before I hit 300 miles, just in case. Now that gas prices are dropping, I fill up on less than $20. I haven't done that since college. Like the tagline says, "The FiT is Go!"...read morehide
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- Fuel economy can be increased through good driving practices ie. acceleration & deacleration habits.
- Ride is somewhat mediocre but definitely tolerable when compared to other competing makes.
Performance is overall above average for a car this size. It sure is easy to manuever in heavy commute traffic and for parking. Its turning radius is superb.
The backseat is roomy compared to some of the larger compact sedans. If the head rests are removed the rear seat as well as the front seats fold down to make a spacious bed should you need to camp out in or sleep in if your spouse kicks you out for the night.
Hatchback and reat seats fold down makes it convenient to haul oversized items that normally would not be able to fit in a standard size trunk or be jammed into the rear passenger seats.
I take this little car fishing and camping and can easily save $ on ground travel....read morehide
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- Stands out, Amazing fuel economy, What a car should look like in 2008!
- Interior shows everything dirt/crumbs on seat
My Dad and I purchased this car for me in March for my 17th birthday at first i taught it was ugly and wanted a civic but when your 17 and getting a new car i guess you shouldnt complain that much now that it is November I have 12,000 miles on the vivid blue pearl fit and yesterday when I filled my gas tank up it only caused me $22.50 and that usally last me about 260 miles before my gas light comes on this car beats my old civic anyday. So far I have put a full nose mask on the car and I also have interior blue trim kit my car really stand out here in western Ohio!!!...read morehide
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- lots of room, great gas milage, it's a Honda
- everyone wants to borrow it
I love my fit. I have had it for a little over a year, and discovered how great of a car it is. Although it appears small it has a suprizing amount of room inside. The seats fold multiple ways, which really comes in handy.
It is perfect for my life style. I can put my bike in the back, or throw my frinds and some camping gear in there. No matter what I put in there it seems to fit.
It gets really good gas milage, and it doesn't have expensive, synthetic parts like some cars do. There is a light indicating that you need to get your Fit serviced, and it tells you exactly what needs to be done on it which is really nice for those of us who aren't too mechanically inclined.
All in all it is a great car, I love my Fit!...read morehide
5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good fuel economy, powerful engine, upgradable
- Springs are a bit stiff, some road noise, no tailgate keyhole
Great car! Very fun to drive around! I love the high fuel economy and the size of the car. I only fill up the tank about once every month. I'm not sure what's the mpg, but I get an average of 220 miles on one full tank of gas.
The springs are stiffer than the average car. Be sure to slow down a lot on speed bumps or you will feel a lot of shock! The entire chassis of the car is lower than normal too. So, drive it a bit more careful than other sedans.
Only a few minor setbacks. Overall, it's a great car! What do you expect from a car that's under $20k?...read morehide
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- Great gas sipper, always more than 30mpg, spunky and responsive
- no middle arm rest, seats are low to the floor laying your legs flat
I have almost 10,000 miles on my Fit without any issues . I do wish it had a center arm rest and wish the seats would raise up some allowing my legs not to be so flat. I have no regrets buying the car and have loaned it out twice to friends needing a car with good gas milage, typically I get 32-33mpg just banging around town and 35-38mpg highway. Test drive it before making a deal paying attention to how you sit.
PS: You can buy an arm rest for it on line for about $90 and install it yourself...read morehide
6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Looks great! Fun to drive! Great fuel economy!!
- Have yet to find one!
Mine is almost a year old and I still love it! I can take it on a 7 hour trip out of state and I don't have to stop to fill up the tank or stretch at all!! So comfortable; great on gas!!
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- 30 mpg no matter how you drive it
- a little low on power, hard ride, week a/c
I drive it to palm springs and back (90 miles each way) and get about 32-35 mpg at 70-80 mph the little motors has to rev a lot to pull up some of the big hills. luv the car though. i wish it had arm rest. my car is black and with this much glass the a/c has a hard time keeping the cabin cold.i have put four thousand miles on it in three months....read morehide
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