"After my Ford Aspire bit the dust, I was looking for another hatchback. I found everything I was looking for in the Honda Fit. I lucked into finding a used one with only 12K miles for a great price. I've had the car for 2 years now and I still LOVE it.
For the positives, I think it's a great looking car, fun to drive, SO incredibly roomy for its size and can accommodate an incredible amount of cargo. It's also good on gas compared to most other cars out there. It's also pretty comfortable for a lower-end car.
For the negatives, there have been 2 recalls (both for faulty switches). The fixes were easy, but it was an inconvenience. My radio totally died, but was replaced for free while under warrantee.
My gas tank had to be replaced not under warantee because mice chewed the plastic where the tank meets where you put the gas pump nozzle in. That was a pricey repair - dealer quoted me over $800, but my own mechanic did it for $500. Still annoying though.
The OE tires are awful. The car had a mismatch when I bought it because the orig owner blew out one of the OE tires. I recently replaced the tires with Goodyear Eagle tirea and the difference in handling is amazing. I'm so glad I replaced them.
While the mileage on the car is good, I was expecting better. I'm in the 35 mpg range most of the time, a bit less when I'm running the a/c. My Ford Aspire was consistenly at 40-41 up until the day it died. I was hoping to be there with the Fit, but I think the extra roominess is worth the trade-off in mileage.
I also found out I was pregnant a month after I bought the car! I wasn't sure how it was going to work with a car seat, but it's been OK. When my son was rear-facing in an infant seat, it did render the passenger side seat pretty much unusable. Once he switched to a convertible seat -- rear-facing and front-facing, NO problems at all. So, if you have a kiddo, don't let it stop you from considering a Fit. Not sure how we'll it'll work with 2 kiddos, but hopefully I'll find out! :-)
Overall, I think it's a great car and I'm very happy with my purchase. I hope a get a lot more trouble-free years out of it."
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