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    2008 Honda Fit Sport AT Review
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    Fun-to-drive Basic Transportation - And Then Some... — I think I've owned the Honda Fit Sport long enough to give an unbiased review. Is 14k miles enough? hehe After having owned 1 Chevrolet and 3 Saturns, a chain of events led me to want to buy something safe, yet economical. I decided on the Honda Fit Sport. On top of standard ABS with EBD, Front, Side, & Side Curtain Airbags, the Sport came with a body kit, alloy wheels, cruise control. fog lamps, and an upgraded stereo. My Fit Sport is also equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission, a class exclusive. The AT on the Sport also comes with paddle shifter. The high-revving 1.5L engine produces 109 bhp & 105 lb/ft torque. The acceleration is about normal for a car of this size. The brakes bring the car to a stop nicely. Steering and handling are some of the Fit's high points. I've improved upon that by changing out the spring and installing an Eibach Pro Kit, which while improving handling also lowers the car around 1.5 inches. As a side note, be careful when driving a lowered car, especially around curbs, dips, and speed bumps. Also, the A/C is adequate, but not up to par with one from General Motors. This may be expected from the combination of a small motor and the fact that this car wasn't originally meant for the US market. There is also a lack of automatic locks, which lock the car either when you put the car in gear or start rolling forward. Whenever you take a drive, try to get into the habit of locking the doors manually. In addition, the stock Dunlop tires are amongst the worst tires I've ever ridden. You feel it in wet weather. I can't wait for them to wear down so I can get a better set of tires. Inside, the controls are laid out nicely and don't look cheap. I just wish the windshield wipers had a way to adjust the speed in intermittent mode, instead of just having one set speed. Same goes for the rear wiper; you can only have it on or off. The seats are comfortable enough, but you can easily get tired on long trips. There is also no center console to rest your right arm. This generation Fit has no dead pedal to rest your left foot, but I remedied this buy buying one made by an aftermarket parts company. It fitted nicely and does not detract. Since the gas tank is underneath the driver and front passenger, the foot well in the back seat area is deep, making for plenty of room. My boss sat in the back once, and she had no complaints. Also, with the "Magic Seats", as Honda calls the rear seats, they can make for much cargo room by folding them down flat, among other positions. Being made in Japan and shipped to the US, this car is mostly solid. There have been a few rattles here and there, but from what I've heard, that can be typical of Hondas. I've only had two oil changes done on the car. I've followed the Maintenance Minder on the car, which takes some guess work out of when you need to change your oil. Except for the rattles, this car is solid. The Fit looks good from the outside, if a bit quirky from the front. I prefer the look of the 2009 Fit, but the 2008 looks fine, especially the Sport model. As for fuel economy, I've been averaging around 29 MPG in a mix of city & highway driving. Please note that I do drive a bit more aggressively than most others. When setting the cruise control on longer highway trips, I've gotten in the mid to upper 30s. The Fit's gas tank is small at only 10.8 gallons. You may have to fill up more often than others, depending on your commute, but you still get great, if not the best, gas mileage, depending on your driving style and how much you use the freeway. In conclusion, this car is nimble, nifty, and a pleasure to drive. The Fit has consistently scored high in its class. I just hope people keep buying smaller cars. While at this point (Jan 09) when gas prices have cooled down, I can only be sure that it will go back up. The Fit deserves consideration.

    Pros: Many Standard Safety Features, Cargo Room, Fuel Economy, Handling, Instruments & Controls

    Cons: No Center Console, No Automatic Locks, Stock Tires

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    2008 Honda Fit Sport Review
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    235

    Best Small Car — Its a great small car, will smoke compition. The brakes will stop the car great just dont overheat them its easy to do. the cars issues are easy to address though there is a lot of performance upgrades availible for it. easy to swap the motor out with a 2006+ civic si power plant.... look out for those 200+ horsepower fits.

    Pros: good on gas, cargo space is huge

    Cons: needs more power, will be working on that though.

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    2008 Honda Fit Sport Review
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    08 Fit — 1.5L 4 cylinder. Decent acceleration and stops on the dime. Could use a 6th gear or different ratios. Still relatively new so no major problems to speak of yet. Looks okay. I'm not a fan of the small box type cars. This basically looks like a more aggressive PT Cruiser. Interior is pretty basic. Seats are not too comfortable after driving for an hour or more. Did not come with floor mats... Good gas mileage. about 28 city 35 highway. Too new to say on maintenance. I enjoy driving this car (it's my dads) only because it is manual. Plus it is good on gas so as a commuter it is not too bad. If it was automatic I probably would not drive it that much.

    Pros: Good gas mileage

    Cons: Not much in features even for the sport model

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    2008 Honda Fit Sport Review
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    It Fits! — I love my Blackberry Pearl Fit! Its so cute, easy handling, and the gas mileage is great. The acceleration leaves a bit to be desired, but with the size of the engine, that's not a big surprise. The coolant had bubbles in it and needed to be replaced, but that was done and I've had no probs since. We'll see how it does in snow this winter.

    Pros: handling, gas mileage

    Cons: acceleration

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    2008 Honda Fit Base Review
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    Fit Is Go — The transmission is buttery smooth and it corners on its door handles, but it doesn't slip. The 1.5 Liter engine won't win a drag race, but it gets 34+ MPG easily. I didn't even car when gas was $4 a gallon. The magic seats are awesome. You can fit so much stuff in that little car. Changing the oil was a breeze too the placement of the oil filter and the plug are perfect.

    Pros: Handling, Shifter, magic seats

    Cons: accelleration, and no cruise on the base 2008, but I believe it is an option for 2009 base.

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    2008 Honda Fit Sport Review
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    The Fit Is Go!!!! — There isn't anything wrong with the fit, it is the most practical and sporty car you can get with this kind of functionality. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone and do. So if your looking for a car that you can slide a 4.5' bookshelf in without laying the seats down this is your ride, or a Llama it's all good it will take it. The gas mileage is better than what it is rated at with highs of 44 in prime conditions (flat road, on cruise at 65) I have also found that I get close to the same mileage at 80 that I do at 65, so you don't have to sacrifice speed for gas mileage. Oh, and did I mention that it handles like a go kart.....no, well I did now. This thing tucks into the corners better than most coupes. So long story short....shut up and buy one. Word

    Pros: Interior is functional and clean, Comfortable, Magic seats are something you can't live without, AFFORDABLE, MP3, Great Sound, Kart like handling, cup holders galore, gas mileage, Best hatch you could own for the price, nuts to SUV's

    Cons: no arm rest (but you forget about needing it after the first day) offered in '09.

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    2008 Honda Fit Base AT Review
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    25

    Best Car On The Market — Good gas mileage, peppy, great handling, very roomy lots of cargo space, it is fun to drive, good value for the price, like the color, great sound system, good visibility. I would recommend this car to anyone with kids, lots of room for all their stuff. Best car I've ever owned.

    Pros: Good mileage, handles well

    Cons: Haven't found any

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    2008 Honda Fit Base AT Review
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    My Favourite In Its Class...if Money Wasn't An Object... — The Honda Fit is one of the cars that has surprised me. I wasn't expecting much out of it, since it looks like a pretty typical Japanese hatchback car. The new Civic didn't exactly impress me leaving me to believe this car would also be so-so. I was wrong. This is one of the few examples where having a cheaper car does not sacrifice fun. The engine is very much like the Toyota Yaris in that its great for the city, not so good for the highway where its lack of power is apparent. This car does very good in the corners and with the great steering feedback I actually forgot I was driving a Honda since this is what I would expect the Mazda 2 to be like. The interior quality is the best of its class. Not only is it styled pretty nicely it seems well appointed and the good use of the lights made it seem modern...possibly advanced. Never had a problem with build quality in this car. There's only a few things that may put off some people. The low power and the price tag. For me this is a much better buy than the Civic.

    Pros: Almost everything

    Cons: Expensive, very little power, mediocre styling

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    2008 Honda Fit Review
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    35

    Honda Fit — Good gas mileage. Fairly zippy for a small car. Fun to drive. The standard is quite fun. Still new but nothing wrong so far. The cargo space in the Fit is very good. Great for trips to IKEA. The price of the vehicle is affordable and the rebate from the government is a bonus. The interior is nice to. Overall, quite happy with it.

    Pros: Most everything

    Cons: Could use a more powerful sound system.

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    2008 Honda Fit Base AT Review
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    Honda Fit — This is an amazingly roomy and fuel effecient car. It qualifies for BC's eco rebate of $1000. It has 60/40 split rear seats which fold either up or down depending on where you want to stow something. The front two seats will fold all the way down for sleeping time in the ferry line ups! I have been getting 50mpg city driving. Its not as cool as my Acura RSX, but it holds all the hockey gear Alex uses as well as his hockey stick.

    Pros: great on gas....VERY roomy

    Cons: crazy, weird ear pressure thing when rear windows only are open

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Honda Fit Reviews

    A Good Car For A Small Family. By ArbitraryScreenName

    It's a Honda so it's reliable. With only 23,000 miles on it I can't comment on durability. The interior is well designed and controls are intuitively obvious. Seats are comfortable and the adjust... Read More

    2012 Honda Fit Reviews

    Great City Car By mikeaz

    It has a great mileage. 33 on average up to 40 on highways. It's pretty small so it is great for city and all the parallel parking there. Never had any maintenance problems with it. It seems to last f... Read More

    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

    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

    2010 Honda Fit Reviews

    Very Capable But In No Way Exciting. By Bob

    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

    2009 Honda Fit Reviews

    Great Car For Around Town And Long Drives By Repcorbett1

    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 ... Read More

    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

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