2009 Honda Fit Sport Electric
Generally, I really enjoy my car. It was perfect when I was single and did not have a child. It has been extremely reliable, other than the motor of the windshield wiper fluid dispenser (?) going out within the first 6 months. I have otherwise not had any issues with the car. While driving the car, my only complaint is that, while on a bend there is a large blind spot due to the thickness of the strip between the windshield and drivers side window. There was a bend by my old home that I had to take very carefully because if someone were crossing the street from the left, they would constantly be in the blindspot until they were in front of you. I had to ensure I was watching out my window rather than my windshield while on turns like that. Otherwise, the car has held up very well over the past 10 years. I don't recall having to do any work on it at all other than regular maintenance (which I have been poor about doing regularly and the car forgives me for it). The only reason that I may be upgrading in the future is the back seat is a little snug for car seats. With one child, it's not a big deal because I can push the passenger seat all the way forward. When I have to put a second carseat in, I am unsure of how it will fit because I cannot push the driver's side seat all the way forward and still be able to comfortably drive. Also, not that my husband routinely has to drive, but my husband is 6'5' and barely fits in the driver's seat without 'eating his knees'. It is not a reason to upgrade my car at this time but it is something to consider when purchasing my next car that would prevent me from choosing a Honda Fit again. Overall, I love my car. It just does not necessarily a family car narrative, which I haven't seen it advertised as such anyway. I feel it's pretty perfect for their target audience.
2009 Honda Fit
Knock on wood, my Honda has not had any major problems over the last 9 years. It always starts reliably, has incredible gas mileage, and has a surprising amount of space. The back row collapses forward with an elevated trunk space so that you have a completely flat storage space if needed. I can easily fit a large cooler along with floaties and chairs without even having to collapse the seats. The only problem with space with this car would be that with my 6 year-old daughter's chicco car seat in the back, it is not quite enough room for her to be comfortable for longer periods without moving the front seat forward. Over the last couple of years, a rattle has developed when I accelerate the car, which I have yet to get looked at, but this is the first problem I have had with the car over the life of the car. I love this car and will drive it until it no longer will. I have driven it long distances of more than 1000 miles without problem several times. Of course with the engine that is in this car, acceleration is ok, but with all the other perks of this car, I have been very happy with this purchase.
2009 Honda Fit
It's a great car for fuel efficiency and utility. The hatchback and foldable back seats make hauling things around really easy; I used this car to move in and out of my college dorm by myself. The small size makes parking super easy, especially for parking garages and parallel parking. With the small size, the back seat is definitely cozy, but not uncomfortable, even with three average size adults I've never had a problem with it besides needing to replace the catalytic converter earlier this year, but that was more precautionary than anything. The car has trouble accelerating uphill, but I imagine most do, and otherwise I always feel safe in this car on the interstate. Definitely a great car for a single person or as one vehicle option for a family.
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