2012 Honda Fit
There are 8 user reviews for the 5-Spd AT trim shown below
- there is no cons
Purchased As New
I willsay that this car by Honda is wonderful there is a title I give this with the name For Impressive Driving FIT the electronic power steering is terrific and when I hit the gas pedal and getting onto the freeway is a breeze the power is wonderful. When my wife and I purchased this car and I stepped on the the gas pedal I could not believe the power l said to my wife this is only a four cylinder. The space is unbelievable I do puppets for children and adults and it holds trunks,sound equipment,and all I need Three Cheers the room inside is much more than I expected and the Windows and seeing space is Unique. The radio and connections for an I Pod is terrific everyone who rides in it cannot say anything negative What A Car...read morehide
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- Xlnt mileage in city(27-29)/Fwy(39-45), easy to drive and park
- None to speak of.
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I live in Los Angeles and getting around can be a challenge at times but with the Fit, it makes it a whole lot easier to park and maneuver through traffic. A/C works great, even on our hottest days. Had the windows tinted to minimize heat penetration. Love the large front windshield area. 117 hp more than enough to zip around town. Xlnt handling. Achieved 45 mpg (sustained) at 70 mph fwy speeds with the A/C going. Overall very satisfied....read morehide
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- Good driver view, peppy, audio system, reliability
- cargo cover and driver armrest not standard -purchase separately
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MAGIC back seat that configures to give lots of room, even an upright bike. Instant MPG gauge. Power side mirrors. Acceleration won't tear doors off cars but keeps up with aggressive DC drivers. Nice styling. Four doors with hatchback. Cruise control. Theft system. Easy to park. Doesn't have the old Honda low-to-the-ground driving height anymore. Better sound insulation than older models. A/C works fine. Research cars and this car rated tops. No regrets....read morehide
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- Reliability, good gas mileage
- Interior material could be better
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Best car I've ever had, or driven in the 40+ years I've been driving. Love the looks of it. It maneuvers great, and is (don't tell my husband) fun to drive. Am still amazed at how roomy it is inside. Loved my husbands old Civic, but was always banging my head getting in. Not so in the Fit. We bought new in 2008 and are *this* close to 100K miles. Nothing has gone out on it yet, has only seen the mechanic for oil changes and tire rotations. The first couple years it averaged ~36 mpg. Now it's down a bit to ~33 mpg, which still makes us very happy. Feels comfortable enough to me, has never been a problem for my bad back.
What's most important to me in a car is reliability and good gas mileage. The Fit is definitely that, plus it's roomy and looks great! The only bad thing I can think of is that it has a little trouble keeping up with other cars when driving uphill against the high desert winds out here. I believe I can live with that. Also, the interior. My last car was a Toyota Corolla, and when we first got the Fit I was a little disappointed in the interior. The plastic used in the doors and dash, etc, and the upholstery looked a lot cheaper than in the Toyota, and I didn't expect the seats to last long at all. Fortunately, they seem to be holding up just fine, no problems. I LOVE this car, and our next car will also be a Fit. Now, if Honda would just bring the Fit Hybrid to the US..........read morehide
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- Better than mileage stated
- No relly new improvements for 2012 from 2009
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I normally get 40 to 42 MPG on the HWY and 37 to 38 in town.
The 2012 model should get as good a stated MPG as the Civic. How come?
Dunlop tires wore out too soon and dealer replacement tires too expensive. How come?
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I absolutly love my fit, I did a TON of research before I bought this car. It meet my expectations and more. I paid 18,500 out the door cash, it was more then I wanted but they gave me a good deal on my trade in. As to debunk some of the complaints that I've seen regarding the amazing car.
The noise- is moderate but what are you going to expect from a car that is under 20 grand, this is not a luxury vehicle, but the noise is so moderate that if your complaining about you have some serious issue with being overly picky
The seats- comfy not rock hard at all, right after buying my car I took it on a 16 hour road trip to visit family and me and my passenger had no complaints at all. This a great little car and the mpg is amazing! My average mpg is 34-35 and it only goes up from their. High way I was getting upwards of 40 no problem, the only thing I have noticed was that beacuse of its tony engine it has a little trouble going up larger hills, but other than that I have no complaints, the base model has a lot of features that many models in this class don't, like a aux hook up and cd player, excessive amounts of air bags and an insane amount of strafe space. This is a great commenter car, family car, fist car, anything! I couldn't ask for a more well rounded vehicle....read morehide
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- cute, great fuel economy, more spacious than it looks from outside
- not the most comfortable for taller people... and still not a full length wagon.
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I love my Fit, I've had it for 6 months now. It's a cute design. I wish it were a little longer, though, because I love classic style wagons more than all these little hatches-that-are-almost-but-not-quite-wagons like this, which is almost all that's available these days for if you want storage but don't want a truck or SUV. Still, with the clever way the seats are designed to fold, you'll be really surprised just how much stuff this little baby can hold, and it actually does feel bigger when you're inside it than when you're standing outside looking at it. The legroom is great for a small car, even in the back seats! I DO take some issue with the front seat shape, though, which gets uncomfortable on longer trips with multi hour drives. I really do think it's the seat shape itself (the amount of head room is probably plenty for anyone 6' or under) but I usually wind up having to put a lumbar pillow or stop to stretch for awhile because the seat just doesn't feel right.
If you really love the way big cars handle, you probably won't be happy with a Fit or any of its ilk, so either don't bother or don't complain. It's a small car and small cars usually can't help but handle like small cars, so you really shouldn't be surprised! They also are basically tin cans. It's part of what makes them more efficient and partly an acceptance of the fact that they ARE small and WILL lose in an accident with ANYTHING that has more mass (study your physics, people!) So they're designed to protect the people inside by absorbing the energy of a collision by crumpling. If you want a small/efficient car, until they develop a car that can bounce, this is just something you have to accept. Also, for those who aren't savvy - Fits also have ALUMINUM engines. I was surprised by this when I read the manual - I don't know what it'll mean for the car's longevity (I had my Cavalier for 14 years, so I DO like em to last) but it means DIFFERENT OIL and DIFFERENT COOLANT, so be aware of that if you're in love with steel engines!
As a little side, props to Honda for putting in the USB auxiliary as standard. Driving with my iPod directly connected to the radio (and able to change playlists on the fly) makes me VERY happy!!
All that being said, the handling and shifting are smooth and the steering quite agile, moreso than the Ford Focus, Toyota Matrix and Yaris, and Nissan Versa, which I also tried prior to purchase. It has a suitable amount of power for a 4cyl when I need it, but not so much kick that I'd feel uncomfortable driving in snowy weather - it should be a great little snowy/icy weather car with some weight in the back. Oh, and maybe it's just the way I drive it, but I regularly get 32+ mpg driving around town, and can get over 40 on the freeway. Gas tank is a lot smaller than my oooold Cavalier wagon, but it gets me just as far most of the time just because it's more efficient.
Focus was a close contender for me, though it had a lot of extra tech stuff I really couldn't see paying an extra $4k for. I just wanted a good, efficient car with a fair bit of storage, and I got all that I wanted in my Fit....read morehide
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- fuel economy & honda reliability
- outrageous price, way too small, flimsy
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1st of all the price shown here is not accurate, actual price where i live is much, much higher. I visited three dealers here in ohio and the cheapest one they had for a bare bones manual trans with no a/c was 19,500 and went up from there to well over 20,000 which is totally ridiculous for a car of this size and class. Getting in the car and driving the car couldn't help but feel i was in a cheap, thin, tin can. I did not feel safe on the road at all. Doors seemed incredibly cheap and flimsy like they would break off just by shutting them. Rock hard, uncomfortable seats, cabin and interior is very bare bones and cheap cheap cheap black plastic everywhere with almost no nice features you would expect in a car that costs over 20,000. Instrument panel is separated into 3 different dials that are really hard to read. The car was too light and jolted and vibrated at highway speeds by bumps in the road and the wind created by other cars. Just overall seemed way too tiny to be safe with all the trucks and suvs on the road....read morehide
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