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Our Expert Review: 2007 Honda Fit

LOVE MY FIT!

by from Needham MA on May 9, 2007

In July 2006, I gave up my Honda CRV for a FIT and I'm glad I did. The interior roominess (for groceries, trash, dogs, teenage son, etc.) is extraordinary (even if it is a little tight on elbow room)....
In July 2006, I gave up my Honda CRV for a FIT and I'm glad I did. The interior roominess (for groceries, trash, dogs, teenage son, etc.) is extraordinary (even if it is a little tight on elbow room). I'm not getting great mileage (29-30mpg max) even with lots of hwy driving and I'm not sure why. Interior storage could use a little tweaking which I'm sure Honda will do in a year or two as always. But it's a great car for popping around the city and equally comfortable for long-distance travel. It's easy easy to park ANYWHERE. The visibility is great in all directions which was NOT the case with my CRV. The steering is very responsive when you need to move quickly to avoid an accident on the highway or in town. I wish it had a telescoping steering wheel and a CD player for multiple CD's (not just one) but these are minor adjustments for a car which is otherwise overall fabulous. Even my husband loves driving it, and that's unusual (he owns a Civic Hybrid).
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Happy with my 4th Honda

by from Florida on August 30, 2007

This little car is an ingenious, appealing and gas-sipping vehicle. I love it and think you might also. It is not over-loaded with power and if you want to floor it to 75 MPH on the interstate this is...
This little car is an ingenious, appealing and gas-sipping vehicle. I love it and think you might also. It is not over-loaded with power and if you want to floor it to 75 MPH on the interstate this isn't for you. I traded a 2001 Honda Odyssey for the Fit and am much happier. My two kids and I fit into it just fine and I will never have a monthly gas bill of $270+ as I did in July 2007. Time to re-think the gas guzzlers and get people into smaller cars. This one tops the safety and crash test ratings and I like the side air bags, standard. Fun to drive, in a basic way, plenty of room in the back and easy to shift. I hope to keep this until my 7th grader is out of college or longer. Thanks, Honda. I needed this.
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@007 Honda Fit Sport

by from Chesapeake, VA on February 20, 2012

Bought this vehicle used in Dec 2011. So far, very nice. It has after-market 17" wheels which I will replace when tires need replacing (don't care for low profile). I am avg about 32 mpg. I use this v...
Bought this vehicle used in Dec 2011. So far, very nice. It has after-market 17" wheels which I will replace when tires need replacing (don't care for low profile). I am avg about 32 mpg. I use this vehicle for work (70 miles round trip). Fun to drive, handles excellent.
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my first car and I love it.

by from Virginia on May 13, 2011

Awesome first car. Id suggest you get the sport package. My only complaint is that it only has a 10gallon gas tank. Still love it though.
Awesome first car. Id suggest you get the sport package. My only complaint is that it only has a 10gallon gas tank. Still love it though.
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Fun Little Car

by from Rochester, MN on November 27, 2008

The Fit is just fun to drive. The two words I'd use to describe how it drives are 'eager' and 'nimble'. The transmission and engine combine to give the car its eagerness. The engine rev's willingly a...
The Fit is just fun to drive. The two words I'd use to describe how it drives are 'eager' and 'nimble'. The transmission and engine combine to give the car its eagerness. The engine rev's willingly and the transmission shifts quickly and without fuss to give you the power you've asked for. The steering and the suspension combine to give the car its nimbleness. The steering is very quick requiring only small movements of the steering wheel to change direction. And the suspension has the ability to keep it glued to the road even when taking a corner faster than you really should be taking it. All of this is rather surprising in an economy car of modest price. It's also quiet on the highway and gets excellent mileage. My mileage on the highway varies between 36 and 39 mpg. The lower number at higher speeds (above 70 mph), and the higher number at loser speeds (below 70 mph). Around town in the summer it gets between 28 and 31 mpg - the higher number being more common. The car is also very utilitarian. My wife and I folded down the back seats and stowed our luggage, a rocking chair, a cello, a baby bassinet, and unreasonable amount of baby and maternity clothes in the back and made the trip from Minnesota to Pennsylvania to visit an expectant daughter. There was actually room to spare. I also like the layout of the instrument panel. The radio controls are within easy of the driver and the CD player will swallow an offered CD and play without having to push additional buttons. We recently took about a 2 hour trip with four adult males in the car. The back seat was comfortable enough with only a small compromise on the part of the person in the front seat in front of you. Criticisms? Sure there are some. The front seats don't have up and down positioning capabilities - and my wife finds them to be too low. Also there is no arm-rest for the driver or the front passenger over the console and the front cup holders are awkward to get at around the shift lever. And, some improved heat flow to the back seat passengers would be a good thing in our Minnesota winters. Overall, I like the car a lot and do not regret its purchase in the least. I would recommend it to others, and have done so.
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AWESOME CAR: NUMERO UNO

by from Lansing, MI on April 3, 2007

I am having a fun time with my new Fit. Bought 4 days ago and already drove 900+ miles. The best thing about it (mine is a Sport version) is, I can drive in Manual or Auto transmission whenever I feel...
I am having a fun time with my new Fit. Bought 4 days ago and already drove 900+ miles. The best thing about it (mine is a Sport version) is, I can drive in Manual or Auto transmission whenever I feel like. I am loving those peddle shifters and usally drive it in manual mode. The Fit (Sport version) comes loaded (no sun roof/moon roof and it's not required). What more can you want at that price and that too from Honda. I was kinda undecided (before buying) for the 1.5L engine and 109 hp, but Fit prove me wrong when I drove at 85mph without any problems. I drove in lanes between two huge semis (to check the drag), in rains, through stormy weather (wind speed 45mph), the handling is so smooth! Huge trunk space (42 cu. ft.), mp3 player with 200 watts, six airbags, fog lights, back, abs on all four wheels are some other features. Handling is smooth near turns and I am getting very good gas mileage (36mpg on freeway). For the features, comfort and performance it delivers, I wouldn't say this car pricey at all! My only complain is, whoever sees my car, tries to befriend me and go for a ride. *LOL* Oh well, this is Honda Fit.
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Launched 4 years late, but finally in US!

by from San Francisco, CA on May 18, 2006

I live 2-3 months in Sao Paulo, Brazil, every year and the car that I've been driving there for the past 3 years is a Honda Fit. I guess it took high gas prices to Honda, Toyota with Yaris and Nissan ...
I live 2-3 months in Sao Paulo, Brazil, every year and the car that I've been driving there for the past 3 years is a Honda Fit. I guess it took high gas prices to Honda, Toyota with Yaris and Nissan with Versa to take some courage, trail the Scion success and bring these new "econoboxes" back. Unlike the ones of a decade and a half ago, they will surprise you with greater than expect seating space, big and cleaver cargo options and even peppy driving. The Fit passenger interior space feels bigger than previous Honda Civic, in special the back seat. Cargo configurations and space is definitely one of high points in this car. It has far more than my Subaru WRX station wagon. It will surprise you like a trunk of a Golf, square and deep towards the floor. This little car can even a little grim in your face when you lap around town. When I first drove it I was skeptical about the 1.4 liter engine that powers the Brazilian model. It is not in the WRX league (more than twice hps), but the matting of CVT transmission keeps the engine running on its sweet spot and performance is pretty peppy in urban driving and adequate on highway cruising. The car feels very nimble on its feet and adhesion it is just limited by those 14 in tires. Here, you guys get another 100cc of displacement (oh!)for extra power. I hope you guys get the CVT transmission too. One thing that took me while to get used, apart of smaller dimensions, is the absence of nose view. Perhaps more of psychological impression. If you see it you feel safer. Driving position is approaching minivan specs. You seat high. The Fit has been the most sold model in Japan and category leader in (Micro) minivan(?) in Brazil for years. I hope consumers in US will notice these new late arrivals logic/fun econoboxes and start to shy away from the non-sense, gas thirsty, never driven in the dirty SUVs. Another plus for US consumers. While here you pay 15.2K for the upscale model in Brazil the basic model will set you back 20k!
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100k mile club!

by on February 24, 2011

I just hit 100,000 miles in my 2007 Honda Fit and have loved every one of those miles (except when someone backed into me in a parking lot!). For a small engine, it definitely has get up and go when n...
I just hit 100,000 miles in my 2007 Honda Fit and have loved every one of those miles (except when someone backed into me in a parking lot!). For a small engine, it definitely has get up and go when needed and I can fit a large jogging stroller, a large rear facing car seat (SK Radian 80SL), suitcases for a week, and more and still 3 of us ride in comfort.
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Great Little Car

by from Phoenix on August 22, 2007

We bought the basic Fit about 7 weeks ago. ALL of the Phoenix dealers put together only had 11 vehicles in stock, and only two basic Fit with a 5 speed, were for sale. So there wasn't much in the way ...
We bought the basic Fit about 7 weeks ago. ALL of the Phoenix dealers put together only had 11 vehicles in stock, and only two basic Fit with a 5 speed, were for sale. So there wasn't much in the way of negotiating available to us. BUT, we are very glad we bought the Fit. Gas mileage has been 35 mpg in mostly city driving. The car has an amazing amount of space for it's size. I am 6'3" tall and I have no trouble at all in the back seat. Handles well. Acceleration is good in the city. We couldn't be happier. We looked at all the competitors (Yaris, Versa, Accent, etc) and even though we paid a bit more than we wanted to, we love this car.
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Best little car ever!

by from Salisbury, NH on June 30, 2008

After reading some other reviews, I am completely shocked at the mileage some people have reported. I drive the manual sport version and started getting 38-40 mpg right out of the gate. Recently, I st...
After reading some other reviews, I am completely shocked at the mileage some people have reported. I drive the manual sport version and started getting 38-40 mpg right out of the gate. Recently, I started driving a little slower on the highway (about 60) and have been getting consistently over 45 mpg (the record right now is 49.5 - trying to get to that magical 50)! I ordered my Fit in April of '06 - just two days before they came out. I finally got it 6 months later and have been nothing but pleased with it. I immediately had to take it out to Ikea and stuffed cabinets, shelves, a 7-foot armoire and my husband into it! It is just HUGE on the inside. Our other car being a "classic" Mini, I do not have any issues with elbow room... the Fit is our "big" car. I also have to say that the Fit does surprisingly well in the snow (without snow tires). I live down a 1/4 mile driveway that becomes a snowmobile trail in the winter. We got over 10 feet of snow this winter and only had to give up the Fit for the truck for about 5 weeks after 4 inches of rain, a logging operation and a re-freeze destroyed our class-6 road. A few weeks ago, I learned that my tires (with 35,000 original miles) were starting to wear down and might not pass inspection this summer. So... the car survived a record snow-fall winter on balding tires? Woohoo! Imagine what it could do with fresh ones! It is a little tank. I cannot say enough about this little car. It is a great way to go environmental if you do not have the $$ for a hybrid. It gets almost the same mileage (for me anyway... what am I doing right?), is a Low Emissions Vehicle and costs half what some hybrids do. They are also a lot easier to get than they were 2 years ago! I should probably be getting a cut from Honda because I sold the Fit to my sister, a co-worker and a bunch of other friends. It is an awesome little car!
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