Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2007 Honda Fit?
Absolutely astonishing interior space, particularly for the outside footprint.
Very nippy and fun to drive on twisty roads, very easy to park.
The sport model has a decent stereo, albeit terrible radio reception as a result of that itty bitty antenna, but you'll probably be using the AUX input or cd/mp3/WMA player if you were born after 1912.
If you're in to modifying cars, slap a turbo on it and do a cat delete and you'll get in the mid 40s for gas mileage while going 0-60mph in the 6-7 second range.
Cons: How would you improve your 2007 Honda Fit?
Engine is a bit torqueless, and gets much BETTER gas mileage after I added a turbocharger. This tells me that it was built to an efficiency benchmark, which makes my car enthusiast soul a bit sad. Not that there's anything wrong with clean-burning cars, but I prefer a bit more umph. I find the car to be perfect for my needs after my forced-induction upgrade.
2007 Honda Fit Review:
I bought my 2007 Fit in 2007, when there was a 3 month waiting list to get one. I picked out a red one, with the sport package (which includes a body kit, remote entry, cruise control, and a much better stereo) and manual transmission 3 months in advance. I didn't even need to test drive the car, it was my first car and I don't regret my purchase in the slightest. The car is cheap to run, cheap to fuel, cheap to insure, and FITs every gosh darn thing I own.
After driving my shiny, brand-spanking new car for about 15,000 miles, I decided it was time for me to enter the modification world. I started with the little ricer things, like a loud exhaust and a big intake. If you have no idea what these things do, or have no interest in them, look to another review. This one is not aimed at you, and that is not necessarily a bad thing.
I finally decided that 109 (or, as was estimated after my modifications, 112) horsepower just wasn't enough for my 20 year old, Mechanical Engineering student self. I was making all my own payments, and somehow found the cash to put a turbocharger upgrade on my fit. After a full weekend (no sleep), and a week of wiring, I had a turbocharged fit. Since then, I have begun on a whirlwind of practical knowledge, and now have a fit that makes in the neighborhood of 170-180 horsepower and gets in the 40 mpg range. I can say with pride that I have done ALL of my own work on this Fit, including the in depth and complicated ECU tuning.
In short, the Fit is an EXCELLENT car. To me, it really is the car for every man. It is cheap, efficient, economical, and relatively easy to modify. This car will probably always be in my garage, as it is truly the nexus to what I hope will be a future of car modification and performance tuning.
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