2008 Honda Fit LX 1.5 from North America
Best small car ever
Oxygen sensor failed at 62,000 kilometers. Honda would not repair under warranty.
Front brake rotors warped at about 100,000 kilometers and were replaced. 2nd set of brake rotors is warped now and will have to be replaced.
Rattles and noises from the dash from day one, and it's worse when it is cold outside.
Gas mileage never lived up to Honda's claim of 51 MPG, and when I complained about it to the dealer, I was told that Honda used mileage information provided by Transport Canada, and to take it up with them.
This is one of the most dependable cars I have ever owned. Apart from regular maintenance and three sets of tires, I have only had to replace the oxygen sensor.
I have used my Fit for several road trips with my family, which consists of my wife and I and three girls. The Fit keeps up with highway traffic all day long, but there is quite a bit of road noise. Even at 176,000 kilometers, I would not hesitate to take it on a road trip.
There is tons of room inside, with the back seats that fold up for tall items, or fold down flat for bigger items.
Even though gas mileage was never as good as Honda claimed, I still get between 500 and 600 kilometers to a tank of gas. The most I ever got was 650 kliks.
All in all, an excellent little car. I'm going to pass it on to my daughter, and will buy myself a new Fit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th January, 2013
7th Jan 2013, 01:26
Very surprised the car rattled inside, why didn't you switch for another?
I love this fuel economy site; never go by window sticker.
11th Dec 2015, 00:08
Just an update from the original poster. The car now has 261000 kilometers and still runs like a top. Replaced spark plugs and coil packs at about 220000 km, and replaced brakes again. Very easy to do yourself. I also change the oil regularly and a new air filter every spring. I drive fairly aggressively, but she just keeps going. Would not hesitate to take a trip.
15th Jan 2017, 16:06
Short gearing kills the Fit's highway efficiency.