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Democratization of tech: Same – or better – amenities as luxury cars

One of the great things about technology is – with the exception of Apple products – consumers get more for their money every year. For example, the first 1GB USB drive I bought in 2005 cost me $30. Today you can get 10 for that price, delivered to your door thanks to Amazon. The same goes for car tech.

Quick Spin

The undeniable charm of the perky Honda Fit hatchback

There are issues to be sure, but it's hard not to smile when asking a Fit to do unseemly things.

Featured

What's the best car for $20,000? We chose a handful of desirable sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs to give you a good place to start your search.

SEMA

Honda's sportiest cars can be made sportier, and better-looking.

The Type R gets a bunch of carbon fiber trim.

Ownership

Even with gas at or near $2 a gallon, there are many reasons to own a small, economical car.

Recalls

Honda and Acura will recall over 2 million models in the US to give them new driver side airbag inflators.

Recalls

Honda is recalling over 25,000 units of the 2015-16 Fit LX sans sunroof over an incorrectly manufactured rear grab handle that could rupture the side curtain airbag. The issue affects less than one third of Fits from these model years.

Recalls

Honda is recalling over 143,000 examples of the 2014-2015 Civic and 2015 Fit to fix a problem that could lead to the CVT's drive pulley shaft breaking.

Recalls

Honda is recalling 17,800 units of the 2015 Fit in the US to replace their ignition coils.

Official

Wards Auto has named its best cabins of 2015, ditching last year's high-dollar vehicles for far more attainable offerings.

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Lower Cost Is Only Available For Used EVs, Or Extensions

Honda says it will drop the price of the Fit EV to $199 per month, but the deal is only good for used models or extending current leases.

Geneva

The Honda Fit gets jazzed up for European customers, and makes its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

Official

Honda shows off the 2015 Jazz, a carbon copy of the 'concept' shown at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Riding on the new B-segment platform, it's lighter and stronger than before, more roomy inside with more features, and gets a 1.3-liter VTEC engine with 101 horsepower.

Official

Honda paired the all-new, 2015 Fit's IIHS Top Safety Pick award with a five-star rating in NHTSA's NCAP testing.

SEMA

Honda is displaying a heap of customized Fit hatchbacks at this week's SEMA in Las Vegas. Nine of the modded little econoboxes are on the floor showing off wildly divergent takes on the Japanese automaker's most affordable offering. The company has reason to celebrate the new vehicle, too, because it's been dubbed this year's "Hottest Sport Compact" award at the event.

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Generally, the best policy in life is to admit when you're wrong and just accept the consequences. However, that attitude generally seems to be a bit less common in the world of business – at least without some government or legal prodding. So, it's especially surprising to learn that top Honda executives in Japan are taking a pay cut for the next three months following the fifth recall of the Fit Hybrid (pictured above) in the last 12 months.

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Short List Includes Audi A3 TDI, BMW i3, Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, VW Golf

The 2015 edition of the Green Car of the Year award is following right in the footsteps of previous years with a variety of alt-fuel powertrains making the just-announced finalists list. You've got your plug-in vehicle (the BMW i3), your compressed natural gas (the Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel), your high-efficiency diesel (the Audi A3 TDI), your 40+ mile-per-gallon gas engine (the Honda Fit) and, finally, a car that can do a little bit of everything (the VW Golf).

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