Even with gas at or near $2 a gallon, there are many reasons to own a small, economical car. And few cars serve that mission better than Honda's Fit, a subcompact hatch that crams an amazing amount of utility into its micro frame.
Sold in most global markets as the Honda Jazz, Honda introduced the Fit to the US in fall 2006 for the 2007 model year. Small outside but big inside (90 cubic feet for passengers and cargo, over 20 cubic feet for cargo with the rear seat up), and weighing just 2,500 pounds, the Fit proved to be a capable urban runabout and comfortable family car. And with its 1.5 liter 4-cylinder and either a five-speed manual or automatic, the Fit was responsive and agile in most traffic conditions.
This "for sale" Fit, located in Manchester, N.H., looks to be in good cosmetic condition. With an automatic transmission and only 84,000 miles, it should easily deliver – with proper maintenance – another 100,000 miles. The owner's asking price is at the top end of what buying guides suggest, but if the pre-purchase inspection and CarFax are both clean, it might be worth it.