"This car was so bad I tried trading it in the same day but the depreciation was tremendous so I tried selling privately. Not a lot of demand this way but finally got rid of it for a loss of three grand but I lost the sales tax advantage which was about $1200 so it still cost me about $4500 for around three months of unpleasant driving. Strong points were gas mileage and cargo space. Worst issues were handling and air conditioning. Cannot understand reviews which claim fun to drive. My first and last Honda. Also the dealer experience was very bad."
"The Honda Fit shares a big problem that honda Civics were having between 2008 and 2010. Owners complained that their batteries died all th time. I have to trickle charge the car evey other day to kep it from not starting an dhaul aroun da battery recharger, unless I want to keep paying for AAA to charge it for me. Honda says that the car must be driven, which doesn’t fit my lifestyle. An devery tim eI do wan tto use it it won’t start! Honda is no longer willin gto go to BBB arbitration for any of its cars. It also makes it almost impossible
to have regular service work done at a non-dealership. The Fit has good views forward, side, and aft, an dfeel sroomy. The ride is extremely bumpy. Hitting a pothole feels like one has entered the Grand Canyon. Get the Yaris or Scion xd instead. Toyota is a straightforward company and their cars ride beter. And they are less expensive."
"When I first got it I thought it was ok but the longer I've had it the more I hate it. The wipers have had to been fixed twice now as they are touchy when it comes to cold weather or sitting overnight and not wanting to work I also found out that you can't just go by wiper blades they have to be ordered from the dealer due to their special angels (shape) which is awesome for spending way too much money on. Also I found out that many of the fits have to have the wiper mechanism replaced if you go thru the dealer it's 250 bucks. I never should have bought it but thought it was a good idea at the time for gas savings until my two little kids are constantly going back and forth due to the size of the car which makes more some stressful drives not much room even when you lay the back seats down for cargo space which was misleading to say the least when I bought it.
However, if you are a single person or just a couple this would probably be a good car if you have kids definitely not!"
"I bought the car in July '13 after trading in my old car. This little car is responsive, great on gas and fun to drive. I don't put a lot of mileage on it, about 350 miles/month on average so it's perfect for me. It did wonderfully on a 850 mile road trip and I'm delighted with it.
The only downside is that stability could be better in windy conditions."
"I just bought a Honda Fit in order to save on gas and get a lower payment than my Civic. My Civic averaged around 25 mpg. The advertised MPG for the Fit is around 28 city.
I've had a few fill ups now and I'm only getting 20 MPG!!!!
What is going on? I've been driving this car very carefully making sure that I don't do fast starts/stops, etc.
If this continues, then I'm going to demand my money back or a replacement."
"just bought it a week ago brand new almost bought a used one in a toyota lot but when husbnd went to sign papers he ended up in honda lot long story short they got me over there and i took home my car that night. i love it im 5 foot and this car is the golidlocks "just right FIT" for me"
Cons: "Nothing. It does exactly what it should perfectly!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This vehicle goes about it's daily tasks with little fanfare and you really dont ever find yourself saying "I need a different car to do ......." The Fit really does just about everything and gets us an average of 37 MPG's around town. Only 34 MPG's on the highway though. ZERO issues with it since we bought it too. Love our fit!"
"great car, expecially for a compack car!!! I researched on the internet before i came to a decision to probably buy this car. went in to the local Honda dealer, test drove the Fit and fell in love with it. still in love with this Fit!!"
"I have a 2010 Fit Sport Stick and I love it. I have taken to calling it the Tartis, because it is much bigger on the inside than it looks. There is plenty of cargo room in the back, you can fold the rear seats down or up to fit your needs (see what I did there). Even with is small car rating the front seats are quite roomy. 4 Adults can easily fit in the car. Its great on gas, I get upper 30's and I'm not exactly driving with economy in mind. I have no mechanical problems with the car. It is quick and nimble. It is not the fastest car out there, but it is not under powered. In the stick version it performs its best in the lower gears.
I have taken this car on a 10 hour road trip and my only gripe is that the seats are not the best for a long haul trip like that.
If you are looking for car to get around town in, this is the car for you. Easy to park, great gas mileage, plenty of cargo room. If you are looking at a small SUV but do not need 4x4, this car is a perfect fit."
"The car has been excellent for our specific wants/needs. The primary usage is in-town. On those ocassion when driven on the open road the ride is not the greatest due to the shorter wheel base. MPG is excellent. At 40,000 have had no major repair. Plan to replace the tires in the near future. Have had all service to date done at the local Honda dealer. Do not plan to continue to do so now that the car is out of warranty. Service at the local Honda dealer is not competitive price wise."
"Fantastic gas mileage and for the size very comfortable. We even did a long weekend trip with two adults for 800 miles, and we loved it. No problem on the first 30,000 miles. For the city, this car is unbeatable. On the interstate (with 55 or 60 mph), the car is still reasonable. Just don't do drag car racing, even with the interior ambient lights ..."