2008 Honda Fit User Reviews

2008 Honda Fit Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 30 reviews
"ride" 18 reviews
"handling" 15 reviews
"space" 15 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"noise" 3 reviews
"hatchback" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews

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4

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Reliable with good gas mileage.

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Slightly under powered.

jayhayman
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A Good Car — A good, reliable car that is affordable and gets good gas mileage. Works well as a daily commuter vehicle. It is also a good small family car. Once your children get bigger you may want to look for something roomier.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mom_of_Bubba writes:
2008 Honda Fit Base Review
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5

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Wonderful little big car....you'd be amazed at the amount of stuff you can get into it, and the great mileage if you know how to drive it right.

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Not enough colors available for the base model with a manual transmission.  I had to buy a light blue one (I wanted steel grey) because that was the only one the dealer could find.

Mom_of_Bubba
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I Love My Car! — Terrific handling, great mileage, super hauler for its size. I wish the standard AM/FM stereo had had a USB port or a headphone jack, but it didn't...I had to put in a third party one to get that. It doesn't look as good as it would have with the standard one. Hondas go forever (the last one I had I drove for 13 years and only sold it because I was moving overseas and couldn't take it with me). This one is now 7 years old and the only signs of wear are a couple of dings on the doors.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JosiebeanM writes:
2008 Honda Fit Sport Review
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Amazing and flexible interior space.  Great speakers and sound.  Fits everywhere and everything. Cute as a button.  Gas mileage is amazing.  

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Nothing to report.

JosiebeanM
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I Love This Car!!! — This car was so easy to own and drive. It has not had any issues. If I ever buy a car again it will be a Honda. They are awesome. Gas Mileage is great and I seldom spent more than $36 a tank.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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giffles89 writes:
2008 Honda Fit Sport Review
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It lives up to its name and I am able to fit a lot of stuff (furniture, musical instruments, etc.) into the trunk.  I can also fit those items plus passengers.  The Fit is also easy to park which is especially important in the urban are where I live.  I can pull into small spots and also parallel park with ease.

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The only con so far is that I forget how small the car actually is in comparison to my old car when it comes to parking.

giffles89
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The Fit Fits — I absolutely love my Honda Fit. I can fit a lot of musical equipment in it for my job and can also move larger items on the weekends and when I go shopping. It is a lot of fun to drive and parking is a breeze.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sunnitra writes:
2008 Honda Fit Base Review
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(1) Real Gas Saver! (I am able to get 37-40 mi/gal hwy and 31-35 mi/gal city, much better than official Honda sites state).
(2) Compact size great for city parking!
(3) Very easy to maneuver in tight spaces!
(4) Incredible storage capacity! (I can fit my whole bike inside when the back-seats are folded down).

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No remote entry,
No auxiliary port,
No cruise control,
Not made for speeding,
Only blocks some of the road noise in cabin when windows are up

Sunnitra
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I Simply Love It! — (1) Real Gas Saver! (I am able to get 37-40 mi/gal hwy and 31-35 mi/gal city, much better than official Honda sites state). (2) Compact size great for city parking! (3) Very easy to maneuver in tight spaces! (4) Incredible storage capacity! (I can fit my whole bike inside when the back-seats are folded down).

Primary Use: Family transportation

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stello_814 writes:
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Great on gas and cargo space. Handles well.

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Not the most powerful car.

stello_814
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Reliable, Lovable — It's a great little car that is bigger inside than you would expect. It's a perfect car for a small family or people on the go. It is a very reliable car and never had any issues mechanically at all. It handles fine even in snow.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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NeilN writes:
2008 Honda Fit Base Review
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4

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Great on Gas
Feels quick with the manual transmission
with back seats down there is a lot of cargo room

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it is a small car, don't expect too much room with backseat riders

NeilN
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Fun To Drive — This car is Great on Gas. It feels quick, even sporty, with the manual transmission. With back seats down there is a lot of cargo room. It looks great in black. I had no mechanical problems. I would recommend this car to a friend!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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chefner writes:
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Price, gas mileage, space flexibility, lots of cargo room, head room, leg room, shifting (manual), steering, easy to park, visibility

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A bit noisy (engine and road noise). No ammennities (outside temp, distance to empty), drivers seat not adjustable enough (i.e. lumbar support).

chefner
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Great Economical Car. — I liked this car due to the space flexibility and economy. You have to be comfortable with less features than a more expensive car. I have a bad back and the drivers seat was not supportative and adjustable enough for me. I think the car is okay, my wife and daughter (19) love it. The manual transmission is excellent.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Zoe writes:
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feels like a race car but its a gas sipper, reliable,
low maintenance cost, handles great

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the color is somewhat obnoxious..and i bought it used so there are some cosmetic blemishes, front seats have not so much room. these cars do not come with sunroofs or moonroofs.

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Sporty But Economical 4-door Hatchback — I love this car. It drives great, has lots of cool features, and has a suprising amount of room for how small it is! It is very easy to configure the backseats to be either up or down, or forward, to maximize cargo space or accommodate passengers. My mom has one of these too and also loves it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fitman writes:
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Handles like a slot car

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Not too comfortable on long drives

Fitman
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Perspective On My Fit — It's been a very economical car for me and very low cost to maintain. It's also a blast to drive, making the daily commute grind much more enjoyable than it would normally be. My biggest gripe would be the front seats definitely could be more comfortable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2007 Honda Fit Reviews

Got Something To Haul? The Fit Fits It! By mrunge340

Love driving this car and love all of the room it has! Great for gas mileage. Cheap to buy, cheap to drive, but loaded with smart features. Would definitely buy another when I drive this into the grou... Read More

Great Little Machine By JKayten

I quite like the paddle shifting feature although I only use it to downshift when I'm approaching a stop. Very reliable and stable drive. I got the 5-speed auto to squeeze out a little more mileage ... Read More

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2009 Honda Fit Reviews

Awesome Gas Mileage, But Not Comfortable By adamsenloe

I purchased this car new in Dec 2008 for the purposes of commuting to work 84 miles one way. It was fine for a few years, but I need something more comfortable now. This car is fine for someone that... Read More

Small Car By Golfer7200

Plenty of interior room with many variations of seat configuration. Easy handling and good brake. Good fuel consumption and maintenance cost. Of course the engine is only 1.5 liter, the acceleration ... Read More

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2010 Honda Fit Reviews

Very Capable But In No Way Exciting. By rjm6311

The quality and reliability are worth the cost of entry. It is slow (!) even under normal, non-sporting conditions. It needs disc brakes on the rear wheels; drums are from a bygone era. Interior spac... Read More

An Excellent Value By ellexson

Love my new car! The fuel economy is amazing. The layout of the interior is well thought out. AND it is a blast to drive with the manual transmission. Read More

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2011 Honda Fit Reviews

Great Car For Everyone By Joseph

Loved this car since I got it. Great gas mileage. Very adjustable for whatever you are doing. Can handle groceries for the family or drive through the toughest of conditions. Nothing really bad t... Read More

Great Functional Sub-compact, A Solid Choice By Ryan

Great handling and solid feeling car from Honda. Power is adequate for one person. When the FIT is loaded up you sure feel it. The rear seats are super functional and must be seriously consid... Read More

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2012 Honda Fit Reviews

Little Fit By Widgit

This car could have used a lot of improvements especially when on the freeway the car is load and can get hard to talk, slightly under powered for the size, feels like it should be a $8k car new would... Read More

Spacious, Easy Handling, No Maintenance Hatchback! By Onlybbgun

I love my car! Everything said in the pros and cons. Easy to handle, no problems at all. I can't believe all the storage space I get with this car! The back seats flip up (like movie theater seats)... Read More

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