After keeping 4 previous Hondas at least 8 years each, I decided that the key Honda ingredient is not something you can see or touch. Hondas just do what you need, when you need it, with no uncertaint...
After keeping 4 previous Hondas at least 8 years each, I decided that the key Honda ingredient is not something you can see or touch. Hondas just do what you need, when you need it, with no uncertainty. This is the kind of "BORING" that is very endearing.
With 13k miles, the 2009 Fit Sport w. A/T and Nav looks like another winner.
What you do "see" is a car that doesn't do anything poorly-no significant weak spots.
In this size class, the Nissan Versa has a nicer interior, the Mazda 3 is faster, etc. But the Fit has probably the best overall balance of comfort, utility, performance, crash safety, styling, reliability, high gas mileage and low total cost of ownership.
Sure it can be improved:
1.) I'd pay Honda a bit more for a nicer interior with less hard plastic!
2.) I'd also pay Honda more for a 6 speed automatic with a slightly more powerful engine that could somewhat improve both acceleration and gas mileage.
3.) They could also retune the suspenion and tire choice for a less choppy ride on poor surfaces.
4.) A little less twitchy-ness in 30 knot cross winds would also be a bonus-if the laws of physics can be modified for light, tall vehicles!!
But none of these are deal breakers, because the Fit does so much so well at an attractive price. Not to mention that "invisible" benefit of taking the unnecessary automotive drama/trauma out of your life.