They’ve managed to fit a lot of legroom and storage space into a car that looks very small from the outside. I’m very tall, and I have two school aged children that had to approve the back seat before I purchased the car. Plenty of room for all of us. I’ve also cut my fuel expenditures in half!
I love the hatchback, but to be honest it doesn’t really provide more actual cargo space than my boyfriend’s civic, just cargo space in a different configuration. I can open the hatchback and shove long packages from ikea through the middle of my car. He can’t. I can keep tall things like lamps in my trunk, and he can’t (unless he lays them down, which is not good for a lot of lamps). If the only thing you ever need to carry in your trunk is groceries, you’d be okay with a civic too because there is plenty of room in there. If you do anything like camping or building stuff and carrying materials around, go for the Fit. The hatchback is going to be a lifesaver.
If you’re a modder, this car is very hackable. I highly recommend joining the Fit Freaks forum to see all the cool things people have done to these cars. Some of them don’t even violate the warranty! They helped me find some really classy seat covers, and there are a few simple hacks for things like the lowness of the middle armrest, which some drivers don’t like. I didn’t like it at first because I was used to having one, but now that I’ve been driving it for a while I’ve found that not being able to rest my arms improves my posture and leaves me less sore after long drives. YMMV on that one, but it’s an easy fix if you don’t like it, and you can always order one of the fancy models that come with armrests.
If you are looking for a good commuter car or an affordable family car that will save you on gas, the Fit is awesome and I am loving it.
Dealer Suggested Retail $15,900.00 Used
Private Party Value $14,875.00 Used