2007 Honda Fit Reviews - Page 2 of 7

2007 Honda Fit Base 1.5 Vtec from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.5 Vtec Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

Great bang for the buck commuter

Faults:

The front brakes wore unevenly so that they pulsated.

The dealer replaced them under warranty.

The clutch pedal squeaks and the dealer was unable to stop it from doing so.

The right wiper makes noise.

General Comments:

This car is a great all-arounder. The rear seats fold down flat for lots of storage capacity.

I average about 39 miles per gallon. I always run the crappiest gas I can find and the engine never so much as pinged once.

The Vtec 1.5 is great. It will pull away from a stop at 1000 RPM and pulls quite nicely up to the 5500 mark.

The standard transmission is the smoothest I have ever driven.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2007

2007 Honda Fit S 1.5 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carNissan Pulsar

Summary:

Excellent city car!

Faults:

When I got it from factory there was a weird string hanging out of door. Dealer said it was a marking tag string and to just yank it out, I did, have not had any problems, just kinda weird.

General Comments:

- This car was built to be a city car, you get good low end torque, great MPG, very roomy interior, and a short footprint which is very helpful when parallel parking. Sometimes I am amazed at how small the car looks from the outside after being in it. Rear passengers (even tall ones) have ample room, there is space for 5 people and a cart of groceries.

- The highway performance of this car is somewhat of a problem if you drive the speed limit. The 5th gear is long, and around 2000 RPM (55 mph) this car just does not have the torque to keep you in 5th. If you speed though and drive around 75mph or higher, you'll be in the car's power band and there will be little or no need to downshift when driving normally.

- Cruise control is shifty which to me is annoying. you'll hit a hill on the highway and it will drop 2 gears to accelerate you for a few seconds then up-shift again. It would be better if the cruisecontrol let you slip a few mph before shifting on grades.

- This car comes with most if not all the "must-haves" people tend to want in a car STANDARD. I got mine with a $500 alarm factory installed simply because I live in DC and well... you need one. Controls are nice, standard safety equip VERY nice, you get a LOT of car for $17k! Oil viscosity sensor tells you when you need an oil change instead of relying on distance or time intervals. My fit has 4000 miles on it now and the oil life reads 40%. Excellent value and Honda's usually have a good re-sell price.

- I was apprehensive about buying the first model year of any car, but this car has actually been out for a few years in Europe as the Honda "Jazz" and has excellent marks from there. The transmission I heard was different, but it is the same transmission as is in the 2006 Honda Civic so I trust it. This is unverified though.

- Spend the extra $1500 for the S model. You'll thank yourself when it comes time to sell, and the extra you get (Alloys, power windows/locks, body kit, etc.) are WELL worth it.

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

Review Date: 13th September, 2007

26th Jul 2008, 03:25

For some of us the S model is a waste of money. Time to sell? Some of us keep our cars until the wheels fall off. Also, why should I spend a premium for alloy wheels that will get scraped on the curb anyway? That rear spoiler doesn't actually make the car run faster. It's just eye candy.

What is a car for? It's a device that takes us from point A to point B. Kind of like a bridge.

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 24 reviews