• Mar 21st 2006 at 7:30AM
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Packed with safety features like side curtain airbags and anti-lock brakes, the new Honda Fit will come out of the box at $13,850. Tacking on an automatic transmission brings the price up to $14,650, but with only 109 hp on tap we recommend you stick with the stick. A sporty version with cruise control, spoilers and a 160-watt sound system starts at $15,970, although we're not sure which of those components actually contributes to sportiness. Look for the Fit in showrooms on April 20th.

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Too expensive!!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      The best part of the 4-door fit is the rear seats that fold completely flat with the cargo area. I loved that. That was nice.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "edmund" you're a riot. Call a car pointless and then try to get on my case for my "communal contribution". Pot, kettle.

      Anyway, price comparison with the bare XA is useless, because it makes things like side airbags OPTIONS. What a joke! That craps up your "more standard features" claim too. Who cares if you have cool blu-glo interior lighting and 4" subwoofer if the useful and important things are options?

      I have no idea why you think north american time of availability is being contested here. I'm pretty sure no one here is going to tell you that the Honda came out first. Call it late if you like, but it seems to me that Honda likes to do things right. Scion recalls, anyone?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow, it seems Honda pricing is a tad high for the market from the comments on here. Ouch!

      • 9 Years Ago
      I think I will pass on this one. I have a l992 Honda Civic VX that gets 37 mpg city and 53 mpg on mostly highway driving. It has 92 horses versus 105 for the new Fit. The Fit gets 38 mpg on the highway. When they come up with something that gets the kind of mileage my 14 year old car does, I might be interested.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It's a 5 speed automatic so it might actually have a chance. If they calibrate it right it should be perfectly adequate. Supposedly the engine in this car is relatively torquey for a Honda.

      The 5 speed sport model starts at $15,170 with a 5 speed manual, the price you show above is for the automatic version.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #28 If the iPod hookup is such a pivotal point of your argument, you probably should have looked up the fact that the Fit has iPod hookup / MP3 CD.

      That sort of shot a massive hole through your claims. Sorry. Also keep your prices straight on the different models.

      Also, note that your Scions/Yarisis are just as bland when you get down to facts, with even more flashy web sites and ad compaigns.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The Honda Fit has been around for a long time it Japan. There's nothing me-too about it. Honda is just dumping an old Japanese model on the US market. Typical.
      • 9 Years Ago
      For the posts about comparing the Fit with the Scion/Toyota, here's food for thought...gee, I can get less safety features, lower resale value, and recalls galore if I don't choose the Fit? Not to mention that the Fit doesn't look like a box on wheels, offers paddle shift buttons, and the flexibility of different seating arraignments? Folks, please! It's not even close...Watch the line forming at Honda on April 20th!
      • 9 Years Ago
      A little suggestion for Honda, up the horsepower (at least 120hp), build the car in Mexico, and sell it for around $10-12k.
      • 9 Years Ago
      //sorry, no xoB owner has the right to call any other car on earth "me-too" and "pointless"!//

      i'm sorry, is 45 cuft of cargo space and 30 mpg pointless? and how many xB look-alikes are there? oh, none. perhaps the element, but thats a different beast altogether.

      //by the way, fit has more space than the XA, by a WIDE MARGIN, so you might want to get your facts straight before you start your fanboi tripe//

      fanBOY tripe, you mean? i love Honda, have had a few civics and and element in the family. i just think that the FIT is misguided...

      ...and late, IN THE AMERICAN MARKET. i don't care how long it has been released in Japan or Europe; here, we are discussing the American launch. and that launch is late, IMHO. just look at the xA.

      i suppose that i was a bit unclear, as i meant the xB, not the xA, w/r/t cargo room. the xA was mentioned only in passing, because it has a lower price point and more standard features (traction control, stability control, larger fuel tank).

      oh, nice comments by the way. you really added to the communal discussion, and contributed a meaningful tibit to the dialectic.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The price is as expected and estimated, but I agree that with the base civic price being so close it seems like a bad move. I was excited to see the Fit come here since first seeing them in Asia many years ago, however the market in the US is about to explode in this segment. My money is on the Swift it Suzuki brings it out quick enough. Having seen them in person, it definitely comes off as a "real" substantial car as opposed to the impression that most sub-compacts give off.
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