Honda Fit Review from Mexico

2008 Honda Fit LX

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired12 kilometres
Most recent distance24010 kilometres
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Except for the failure of the safety feature, we would buy another

Faults:

We were in a head on collision and the car was 60% destroyed.

The airbags failed to deploy.

The cockpit was so well made that our injuries were minor.

The car gave great service prior to the accident.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th April, 2010

3rd Jan 2011, 19:51

Nice to hear that even without airbags, the little Fit held up enough to keep your injuries minor. This is a common problem with small cars, though, not just the Fit. The airbag sensors are lower to the ground, so a vehicle riding higher than the Fit (particularly vans, trucks, and SUVs) has a good chance of not setting off the airbag. Unfortunate that people around here think they need those trucks to be safe, bigger isn't smarter.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review