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2009 Fit sport review
Pros: gas milage
Cons: paddle shiftersI bought this car with just 6K miles and well below retail. I bought it because of the multiple positive reviews out there and because it is very easy on the gas. I love the ability to re-configure the rear seats. This car easily accommodates 4 adults and still has some luggage room. Though I also have a Ford Freestyle I drive the Honda every chance I have.
What you get for a low-end Honda
Pros: Flexibility of seats/storage
Cons: Drivetrain: engine/clutch/transmissionSolid as a rock, ultra-flexible, seems reliable so far. Also uncomfortable on bad roads; the manual shift badly needs a sixth gear; the clutch is a mystery; low-power engine; noisy at highway speed.
Perfect for the cause
Cons: bumpy rideI bought this car for economy and conservation. I get around 28-30 mpg in the city and 38 -43 on the highway(w/o AC). I love the practicality of the interior and the different configurations available. It accommodates 4 adults comfortably and with no problems. The paddle shifters are fun but I seldom use them. The car has a bumpy ride due to its short wheelbase. The quality is great. I've got 10K miles on the car and I am very happy.
Pros: looks, interior room, mpg champ, etc.......
Cons: no driver's seat height adjustment
Advice: Watch out for dealer mark-up due to high demand.I just purchased this car last night and I love it!! The great gas mileage and interior room is tremendous. And for a little 117hp car, it's fun to drive. It's a great car inside and out. Just watch out for dealer mark-ups on it because demand, at least in the new england area is high. So be aware and be patient. Way to go, Honda!!