Bought this car because I needed something that was good on mpg and could fit stuff. Found just that in this 2009 Fit. Car averages 31.5 mpg combined. Spot-on name for the car--I can fit a ton on a da...
Bought this car because I needed something that was good on mpg and could fit stuff. Found just that in this 2009 Fit. Car averages 31.5 mpg combined. Spot-on name for the car--I can fit a ton on a daily basis! Fold flat seats, magic seat make carting around product (for work) a breeze. However, the car won't win any races...it's about as gutless as you can get. 131 hp and the thing REALLY struggles on an incline, passing or jumping into action on the few times I need to floor it. Handling however, reacts well and the car is a fun city-driver, if you give it time to get to speed.
Interior is basic cheap: seats are hard cushion, dash is hard plastic, A/C is awful. If I lived anywhere where it was hot/humid most of the year, I would die. The A/C loses its crisp, cold air about a half hour into any trip. Checked with multiple auto shops and its not just my car--apparently the front end is too small to compensate for the sun beaming down on the body and therefore the unit cripples under the heat. One of the few interior pluses though is the plethora of cup holders and storage compartments.
Also parts are hard to come by as the tires, battery, etc. all run a size smaller than average (partially due to the small front end) and many stores won't carry the sizes. Given another chance, although there are some things I enjoy about the car, I wouldn't buy it again. Too many issues. Need something with more than 6" of ground clearance for one, given how much it snows in Flagstaff.
Reliability has been average, now going on 4th year owning the car. Nothing to write home about, but hasn't broken the bank either.