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2008 Honda Fit
2008 Honda Fit
Available Price Range $3,755-$10,007 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 31 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2008 Honda Fit

Our Take

For 2007, Honda filled its entry-level subcompact void with a car clearly intended for a young, urban crowd: the Fit, a versatile vehicle in a small size that's perfect for squeezing into tight spots — or tight budgets.Like the Element, another Honda vehicle initially aimed at young bu... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Front-heavy weight distribution
  • Small, 14-inch wheels standard
  • Only offered in hatchback form

Notable Features

  • 109-hp four-cylinder engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • Paddle shifters (automatic)
  • Two new exterior colors

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in May 2006 about the Sport version of the 2007 Honda Fit. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.The Fit — yes, it's called the Fit — is Honda's entry in the growing class of shrinking cars. Two things ... Read full review for the 2008 Honda Fit

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 33 reviews

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It Fits

by Pathman from Whiting Vt. on May 2, 2009

I bought a 2009 Fit Sport with auto transmission 10 days ago. So far I am very pleased with the car. It is NOT perfect by any means but at this price point it is a fine little go kart! First the not s... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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