The Honda Fit was maybe one of the last cars I wanted to own when I started car shopping.
I really wanted a Mini Cooper, but the space issue was just too much for a first car. So I drove just about every brand new car I could that was small, yet fast and under $25,000. I test drove the Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Toyota Corolla, Chevy Malibu, Suzuki SX4, Mitsubishi Lancer, Mazda 3 and Ford Focus, and all of them pretty well made me feel like I was buying a mini van. No fun whatsoever. My dream car was the Mini Cooper (and possible the type S version)
After about 4 weeks of driving cars and getting very tired of doing so, I decided I should take one last look over at Honda. I was very turned off by the Civic, just because almost everyone and their grandma has a Civic, but I thought why not try one out just to say I did.
I walk into Honda and start talking to a sales person. He said for my budget I should try out the Honda Fit. I looked at some pictures and told him I’m really not interested in such a large car. From the pictures it looks like a small mini van. Then he says “let me take you for a test drive” so I said why not, what do I have to lose. So he shows me the “magic” seats and how much stuff you can pack into this thing, and I pretty much just nodded and smiled during the whole sales pitch. Then he says put on your seat belt and hold on.
After the test drive I got out of the car and I had the biggest grin on my face, and I told him to wrap it up, I want it tomorrow.
The Honda Fit with Sports package blew my mind. Great on gas, drives like a race car, tons of room, and best of all, in person it looks pretty darn sporty.
I would not even consider a Mini Cooper after driving this car. For the price it’s best in its class.
I also read tons of amazing reviews from some pretty reliable publications.
You must drive it to believe it!