2009 Honda Fit User Reviews

2009 Honda Fit Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 36 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 23 reviews
"ride" 17 reviews
"space" 6 reviews
"big space" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"tires" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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Very comfortable front seats. Can drive for hours with no lower back pain. Incredible cargo space with back seats folded down all the way. Very reliable and practical overall.

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Great gas mileage.  Hatchback easy to move things.  Seats fold flat to make travel easy.  Low maintenance cost

Cons

Can only fit 6'7" and under.  Not great for large families.  Need snow tires for winter.

Repcorbett1
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Great Car For Around Town And Long Drives — Very dependable car. The vehicle is great around town and can fit almost anything I back. A lot of head room and visibility when traveling. Fits into tight spaces and easy to parallel park. Great first car or just a to safe on gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fuel economy is amazing.  Almost 42 MPG highway at 60mph on flat ground.  Cargo capacity is surprising with back seat folded down.

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Sport version has low profile tires and makes car ride like a buggy.  I get a numb backside if I drive it more than an hour.  The design of the windshield allows too much sun to 'bake' the interior of the car.  The A/C cannot keep up on long trips in the summer.  I drove 4 hours in August and nearly sweated to death.  I took the car in the the dealer to inspect the A/C, but found nothing wrong.  I researched online and found this to be a common issue with the 2009 Fits.  We also own a 2008 and design of windshield is totally different, no problems with the 2008 Fit.

adamsenloe
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Awesome Gas Mileage, But Not Comfortable — 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 is driving in the city (on smooth roads), or short drives on the highway. The car is very attractive and sleek, but this look comes at a cost of an inefficient A/C on long trips in the summer. The biggest problem with this car is the awful ride with the low profile tires. You will feel every bump in the road. Never again will I get these kinds of tires on any vehicle. These wheels look 'cool', but ruin the ride.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Economics... it is as fuel efficient as most hybrids but for a fraction of the purchase price.  It is a HONDA so it is very reliable... never a maintenance issue, not one in over 50K miles.

Cons

Poor acceleration, lacks the sportiness i am used to.  Even with the Sports package.

JPSaleeby
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Fit For A Family With Miles To Go. — Overall I would buy another. At 50K I sold it to my step-son-in-law who needed a small daily driver w/ great fuel economy. At that point I had an extra vehicle and parted with it. I do miss it however every time I am at the pump with my Infinity G37S. What used to be $10 fill ups is not $60. Very practical and well engineered with the way the back seats fold two ways. Downside was the acceleration and acceleration at higher speeds to pass...

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Great gas mileage, large cargo area

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None

CLIFFS
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Great Value — This is a very comfortable and practical small car. It has all the safety features needed, like head and side airbags, and anti-lock braking. It takes only a few dollars to fill up, and goes a long way on a tank of gas. The Fit seats 4 comfortably, with a surprisingly roomy luggage area behind the back seats. If needed, the rear seats fold down very easily, which provides an even more amazingly large cargo area. All in all, this car’s comfort, cargo capacity and gas mileage make it a good practical fit for any of today’s drivers.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Deceptively roomy interior, great gas mileage, reliable, resale value.

Cons

Tire Pressure Monitoring System very sensitive, a bit more road noise than expected, air conditioning could be a bit stronger.

Noahyzf1000
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Well Designed, Economical, Roomy 4 Door Hatchback With Legendary Honda Reliability. — Our 2009 Honda Fit has been a fun reliable companion since we bought it new. Our Fit has been a commuter car, pet transporter, cargo hauler, RV TOAD, and weekend getaway enabler. Honda did a wonderful job designing the "magic" rear seats. With the seats in their upright position you can "fit" two actual adults in the back of the car without the front seat passengers having to eat the super long dash. With the rear seats fully collapsed into the floor, the "fit" transforms into a wonderfully roomy cargo/pet hauler with a flat floor. Sure our little four cylinder automatic Fit could use a bit more power and it does get a bit buzzy on the highway, but it's hard to beat our experience of 36mpg average with a mix of city and highway driving. Handling is decent, although feedback is a bit numb, and braking is respectable, if a bit spongy at times. One feature in the automatic sport is the ability to "sport shift" the automatic using F1 style steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. This feature can be slightly amusing but at the end of the day is a bit of a waste of time since the shifting isn't especially crisp when using the paddle shifters and the little four banger, while providing admirable fuel economy, is a bit buzzy and under-powered. At the end of the day we love our little Honda Fit. For us it simply "Fit"s our lifestyle and needs.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great on Gas... MPG numbers like a Hybrid but without all the Battery, Alternative Fuel headaches.

Cons

Light weight.  ???safety if hit by a big old SUV.

JPSaleeby
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Small, Great On Gas And Easy On The Wallet — Overall a really good car. With Manual transmission it puts the fun back into driving. Economy is great getting upwards of 35 or better MPH on mixed use. Plenty of cargo room for family of 5 passenger packing light loads. Bike rack is OK on aftermarket towing package. Heavier racks can pull the nose up. Parking is a dream.

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great car

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none

redneckgirl1563
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Super Bonnie — This car is fun to drive, gets great gas mileage, has comfortable seating, can carry some small chairs in it for my husbands business. Bonnie is cute, sporty looking car. I love this car and everything about it. Highly recommended vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Fun, stylish, economical, flexible, turns heads

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only negative: it handles like a sports car but doesn't have the power of a sports car

DivaJ
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Sleek — I'm moving where I don't need a car and a car is more of a liability. But I would buy this car again in a heartbeat, I love it as much as the day I rolled it off the lot. Ridiculously fun and economical to drive...and the flexible cargo space, sound system, comfortability...great perks!

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fun and easy to drive

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suffers from understeer

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A Okay Car To Drive Daily — a fun car to drive even though that the sport version is in a automatic transmission i like the style on the interior specially the steering wheel and the paddle shift makes you feel that your in a exotic car like a Ferrrari!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 Honda Fit Reviews

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2008 Honda Fit Reviews

A Good Car By jayhayman

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 so... Read More

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