"Average user rating is too low"4.0 starson by freterjd
Pros: High MPG. I have the standard with the manual tranny. I commute 75 miles one way per day to a work site in the middle of the desert. I am consistently getting 41-42 mpg on highway driving.
Cons: no cruise control available with the manual transmission. New tires and air filters are not available from anyone besides Honda. The standard Dunlop SP31 AS P175/60R15 tires do not last, grip, or ride well.
Summary: This is an amazing car. It feels responsive and snappy like a little go-cart. I've tried other small cars and felt threatened by traffic. Not so this car. The monster gas pig SUVs will still do damage in a collision, but I feel I can get out of their way or run circles around them.
The quality of the car is way beyond what little I paid for the car. For only 14K (no options), I still got tons of good features. A/C easily handles our 115 degree summers. The mileage is better in the summer by about 2 mpg than winter. I am not sure why. But as I refine my driving skills, my average per fill up MPG has been trending slightly up.
Tire life is horrible with the Dunlop SP31 AS P175/60R15 tires. I am easy on the tires since I am trying to maximize mpg, but with only 25K miles on the tires they're already bald. Those tires had limited traction in the snow and rain. In short, the tires were only good for wasting the natural resources used to produce them. Dunlop should be embarrassed to put their name on those tires and Honda should be ashamed they chose those tires. There are no other tires available to fit the Fit so there is not much choice.
I would strongly recommend this car to anyone who needs a solid, reliable, high mpg car, except I cant because of the poor tires Honda chose to use. The tires are the sole reason this car doesn't get 5 stars.