I love Honda. Make no mistake about it. I’m not that much of a fan of where they’ve been heading recently — away from performance and toward luxury — but they still have some of the better vehicles on the market. When you don’t have a lot of money to spend on a new car, your options are fairly limited. Let me preface this by saying that I can be pretty biased, so I’m not going to head out and buy a Ford Focus, Chevy Cobalt, and Dodge SX 2.0. As a result, when Susanne found herself in the market for a small car (preferably a hatchback) for around 20K, we found ourselves taking nice, long looks at the Toyota Yaris RS, the Volkswagen Rabbit, the Nissan Versa, and, her ultimate choice, the Honda Fit Sport. And here it is.
Pardon the pun, but I found the fit and finish on the Fit to be head and shoulders above the Yaris. The interior materials were of much higher quality than on the Toyota offering, and I found the overall design (at least on the inside) to be more appealing. Of course, this is coming from an owner of a 2000 Acura (Honda) Integra, so I’m clearly a little biased. Okay, a lot biased. She didn’t like the bulk and rigidity of the Versa, or the fuel inefficiency of the Rabbit, so the Fit Sport became the obvious choice (in Storm Silver). We took it for a short cruise on the evening of the day she got it, so I thought I would take the opportunity to get in a quick photoshoot too. Here are a few samples from that shoot.
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