• Nov 11, 2007
Honda has received a flood of orders for the newly redesigned Fit in the two weeks since its launch. That's a good thing for Honda in its home market, where its sales have been flagging. Instead of the projected 12,000 Fits per month, there have been 20,000 orders for the roomier and more efficient Fit since its announcement. The deluge of demand for the new Fit could help Honda take over the top spot as Japan's best-selling car, toppling the Toyota Corolla. It's important to note, however, that in Japan, new model announcements are routinely followed by initial order numbers that exceed expectations (which are then trumpeted by the automakers). In the United States, the clamor around the Fit remains hot, as well, so when the new one makes it here – reportedly within a year – it should equal further positive numbers for Honda.

[Source: Guardian Unlimited]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Good for them.

      I still think they ruined the Fit. I really kind of liked the look of the outgoing model.
        • 7 Years Ago
        New fit is lame... Fiat 500 will cost way more though, no?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree pokey, thank goodness for Honda then the Mazda 2 isn't available in Canada and the US yet. But in Europe the Jazz/Fit will face the upcoming Fiat 500 who'll attract some potential customers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Worst car. I've. Ever. Driven. Even the Prius has more pep. But at least it looks less like a McMiniVan and simply looks like a McGeneric McHonda McVanillamobile. If you build it, the McSheep will come.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Inexpensive, Honda Quality, Fair gas mileage.

        You save a significant amount of money over another car. With the new $3.00 gas oil industry profits tax, we need it.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I Like the new Fit - but it is interesting that when the B-car segment is mentioned you only hear about the Fit and the Yaris, yet the Versa outsells all of the other B class cars. Seems it is largely ignored bt the press, but sells on its own merits.

      Butt ugly, but it's a good car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't really care much for the older Fit. I was hoping the newer model was going to look sportier and less "top heavy". More the like xA. Instead they went and made it look like a Prius, the exact opposite direction. Ugly. Still doesn't hold a candle to the other cars in its class, though. The Yaris is still quite a few grand cheaper with almost all the perks, and just as strong aftermarket support. And it looks a hell of a lot sportier out the door as well. Doesn't look like it's going to tip over.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I prefer the Versa over the Fit. Now, if only we could get the Mazda2.

      Then again, I'd just buy a used Mazda3 (if I didn't have one already, that is).

      • 7 Years Ago
      This Honda Fit is cute and will sell like hotcakes, but what we really need are the SUZUKI SWIFT and the SUZUKI SPLASH! These are pint sized cuties that the US may never see, though the rest of the world will... including our neighbor, Mexico! SUZUKI makes some really great cars that are always under-appreciated and over looked and the US only gets the worst of what they produce!

      • 7 Years Ago
      I think its a great car, considering the size, the price, and the design.
      more dynamic and sportier than the outgoing model. you can also clearly see that the proportion has changed signnificantly. the A-pillars been levered to the front forming a one motion arch comparing to the fit now. overall I think it will do well around the globe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When do we get a Plugin-Hybrid version?
      • 7 Years Ago
      i think that the new fit looks alot like the yaris in front
      • 7 Years Ago
      Its a car that serves its purpose really... good price, economical, spacey for its size.

      http://www.superhonda.com
        • 7 Years Ago
        Agreed. There a large amount of things you can do to something of such size design wise. So, if it's fitting the purpose, price, and expectations (spirited driving, reliable, quality inside) it will definately be a leader to whom it's marketed.

        Now, if the Mazda2 made it over I believe I'd end up torn.
        (yaris, aveo, etc...just don't fit what motivates me)
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