2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

The 2009 Honda Fit Sport is cheap, practical and fun. But should you buy one?

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three


Why you should buy the 2009 Honda Fit Sport:
You plan on buying a small, practical car not because you have to, but because you want to. You realize that, unless you have three kids, a larger vehicle is just an extravagance. You need a car that can do everything and you’re on a budget. You need a high cup holder to vehicle size ratio; the Fit is small and has 10.

Why you shouldn’t buy this car:
This is America dammit, hatchbacks are for Rainbow-wearing Euro Commie Terrorists. Your active lifestyle — involving wind surfing, mountain biking, heavy construction work and modeling for SUV ads — necessitates the purchase of a yellow Hummer H3T. You think a) cars impress women and b) those women prefer something a bit manlier. You can only afford one car and you need that car to be a sportscar.

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Three

Suitability Parameters:
Speed Merchants: No
Fashion Victims: No
Treehuggers: No
Mack Daddies: No
Tuner Crowd: No
Hairdressers: No
Penny Pinchers: Yes
Euro Snobs: No
Working Stiffs: No
Technogeeks: No
Poseurs: No
Soccer Moms: No
Nascar Dads: No
Golfing Grandparents: Yes
Very Serious Businessmen: No
Sheiklets: No

Also Consider:
• Toyota Yaris
• Nissan Versa
• Suzuki SX4
• Hyundai Accent
• Mazda5

Vitals:
• Manufacturer: Honda
• Model: Fit Sport
• Model year: 2009
• Base Price: $16,360
• Price as Tested: $18,960
• Engine type: 1.5-liter I4
• Horsepower: 117 HP @ 6600 rpm
• Torque: 106 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
• Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic w/paddles
• Curb Weight: 2,615 lbs
• LxWxH: 161.6" x 66.7" x 60.0"
• Wheelbase: 98.4"
• Tires: 185 / 55 R16 83H
• 0 - 60 mph: 9.0 seconds
• Top Speed: 100 MPH (est)
• EPA Fuel economy city/highway: 27/33 MPG
• NHTSA crash test rating: *****/*****

Also see:
2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part One
2009 Honda Fit Sport, Part Two