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I really love my 2010 Honda Base Fit 5 door hatchback! It has a HUGE trunk, and definitely loads of leg room in the front and rear of the car. I love that it gets excellent mileage, is easy to drive and does not require a lot of maintenance. My previous car which was also a Honda hatchback from 1996 was also very reliable, and I have to say for owning it about 23 years, it was tough to let go. But this model is just as cute and roomier!
My car is very roomy to be a compact car. You get a whole dresser and kitchen table and chairs in it. The seats let down like an SUV for more room to move things or be more comfortable. The front passenger seat can turn into a recliner. And with a HDMI cord you can watch movies on the radio panel. It's very cost efficient on gas with an 8 gal had tank. It costs the same as a Baby SUV.
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I purchased the Honda Fit as I was looking for an affordable car with high safety ratings, good gas mileage, and which retains its value in the resale market. The Honda Fit scored well in all 3 categories. It also has a backup camera and when the rear seats are lowered, the storage area can transport both my groceries and my recyclables with room for the dog carrier. Twenty dollars pays for 2 weeks gas. The savings are welcome on a restricted budget.
The Honda Fit is a Decent economy car. However it has several design flaws that can be somewhat frustrating. It has a lot of interior noises, and it’s not a smooth ride. Constant condensation build up on windows that can becomes dangerous when driving. I’m very seldom able to use only heat or air because of condensation, but must switch to defrost. This is a four season issue. The best thing about the Honda Fit is its dashboard computer and the main reason I choose the Fit.
My '09 Fit is the most reliable and trouble free car I've ever owned. It's not easy to perform routine maintenance but the car has its charms and outstanding gas mileage. Over 40 MPG on the highway is the average.
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I bought a 2015 Honda Fit, with about 96,000k on it. I don't drive very much, but if I don't drive the car every 4 to 5 days, the battery is dead. I took it in to Honda to have it looked at & they said that there was nothing wrong. Sorry I ever bought it.
Was told by the sales person that it would be a month for a part. I called today which is the month and service dept had no knowledge of me waiting on a part. I guess it was just told to me to get me out of the dealership. I am having problems with the key fob where it is not recognizing the key. And I would rather just get my old vehicle (Kia Rio) back which did not give me problems. I feel as though I am just getting the run around. I could be sitting in my car for 10 mins or more because it will not start. I press the brake and push the button at the same time and nothing. I'm going in tomorrow. We shall see if that solves my issue.
I purchased a brand new 2015 white pearl Honda Fit from Sierra Honda in Monrovia CA in April 2015. On January 15th, 2019, I came outside to my car to find that a section of paint between the moonroof and windshield had literally lifted up from my car overnight. I contacted Sierra Honda immediately for assistance and never got a callback. The following day, I contacted American Honda and was advised over the phone that "paint defects were an issue in the past" and filed a claim. I waited for two weeks after two phone calls to hear back from Sierra Honda, whom did not follow up until I manually took the car in for inspection on January 31st. By this time, the paint defect had considerably worsened, and I researched online to find that this is a VERY common occurrence with Honda cars (including the 2000-2009 Civic/Accord paint defect recall cases, and now popping up with 2013-newer Honda vehicles, primarily with white paint).
I spoke with a case manager at Sierra Honda who acknowledged that it was a known problem and defect and advised me that he had "been seeing a lot of this come in". He laughed and even showed me photos on his own phone of the exact same paint defect on another customer's car that had been taken in on the prior week (I am also now in contact with this same customer through a class action lawsuit group on Facebook). The case manager advised that he would NOT take my photos/video collected on my car at that time, and took photos of my car himself (on his cell phone). He advised that a field manager would review my case and would follow up with me in a month.
From January until mid-March (2 months), the paint has continued to lift in CHUNKS and SHEETS off of my roof and is now covering almost half of the width of the roof section. I had to email Sierra Honda to follow up since he did not get back to me within the month - he then checked in with the field manager and I was advised in writing last week that the cost of repairs would be $992.25, and that Honda was requesting I pay a "15% deductible". I was told that repairs would take "7-10 days, and a rental was not available".
This is unacceptable to me, as this is a VERY obvious paint defect on part of Honda. There are PLENTY of reports of this online. It is fraudulent to be selling consumers a car when there is a known defect and non-acknowledgement of the issue, then expect the consumer to PAY for the defect. Not only are there scores of cases across America and Canada of this exact occurrence readily accessible online across car sites and social media (and our class action group on Facebook has tripled in size in the last two months since my own issue started occurring), but the fact that Honda is now issuing SBs to their dealers regarding the issue is indicative of it being a known issue and defect, not to mention that the majority of the cars affected are 1. originating from a few certain plants around the US and 2. are primarily in the white diamond pearl paint.
With all of the above aside, a well-made and well-kept 2015 Honda Fit, which I am still paying monthly for, SHOULD NOT be losing paint literally overnight. My family has worked in the painting contractor business for four generations: this is an obvious problem with the paint application process at Honda, and should not apply to ANY car. It is extremely upsetting, as this was my first new purchase for a vehicle and I really love my car otherwise; it looks terrible to drive, and I am worried that paint will continue to peel from other sections of my car. As noted and documented, it has doubled in size just over two months.
I requested that 100% of the expenses to fix the defect on the roof section of my car be covered by Honda ($992.25 as quoted by my dealer). A regional manager got back to me today and refused to cover the full cost and also refused a rental. I was told that "no one else would be able to help me" and they would not cover the full cost to fix it. I cannot get to work without a car,and it will take 7-10 days to fix. Even though my car is 4 years old, it is out of the "3 year/36,000" warranty and paint peeling off in huge sheets across the car is apparently considered "normal wear and tear" by Honda and the rep I spoke with today.
There are HUNDREDS of documented cases like this online. Honda should be recalling these cars and repainting them, just as they did (and were sued for) in reference to the 2000-2009 Civics and Accords. I will be filing with my state AG and with media investigative teams in the meantime, and doing what I can to warn new customers and consumers about Honda. I have been a lifelong fan up until today. What an absolute disappointment.
We purchased a 2015 Honda Fit that had an Extended warranty through Honda Care in 2016 with about 15,000 miles on the vehicle. Shortly after purchase with less than 20,000 miles the sunroof malfunctioned requiring replacement of several parts (all well within the 3 year/36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty). Honda did not repair the problem without cost to us. Now the car has 32,100 miles and the transmission went out. With the 5 year/60,000 mile warranty, the repair was performed without cost to us, this time. However, we learned that a re-conditioned transmission was used. Unfortunately upon receiving the car from repairs, the vehicle was not shifting correctly. Returning to the dealer, they claimed some electrical connection was not connected correctly.
I have tried to interact with Honda motors to find out why a re-conditioned transmission and parts were used rather than new ones. A Mechanic at the dealer that performed the repair indicated to my daughter, that the CVT transmissions on the Fits and HRVs go out prematurely and don't perform well in cold weather. I made 3 separate calls to Honda Motors today, speaking with 3 different incoming call agents. Each time they ask me to provide them with different or additional information in order to assign a liaison between the dealer and my daughter.
As my daughter resides in a different state and time zone, this is becoming time consuming and frustrating. It's clear from my experience in healthcare, that they are employing stall tactics to frustrate me into going away. I have owned 6 Hondas starting with a new 2005 CRV. As I'm nearing time to replace my 2008 Pilot, I am certainly going to consider alternatives such as Subaru, Hyundai, and Toyota. I no longer have blind faith in Honda.
Mechanically the car is great and I love that the car is so reliable. That's what made me want a Honda to begin with. I'm just disappointed in the quality of what is put on the inside. I didn't like the cheap carpet on the inside and the sub par fabric used on the arm rest. It's ridiculous that these things have worn completely out in my car when it's not even 6 years old yet. And the steering wheel faded quickly. I wouldn't expect anything luxury or high end in a Honda fit, but the carpet and materials used would meet some sort of quality standard. I wish that even though I purchased a cheaper model car, they'd include quality products on the interior so I didn't have the issues I do now.
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