2008 Honda Fit Video
2008 Honda Fit Video Transcript
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>> Well it's big as a smart car, smaller than just about anything else. Let's wedge our way inside the '08 Honda Fit Sport and check the tech. ^M00:00:13 [ Music ] ^M00:00:15 [ Background Music ]
>> 20...40...60...80...100...I could just about buy this car cash [laughs]. All right, it's not that cheap but the Fit is an inexpensive car. As a result, not a whole lot of cabin tech. I almost feel bad kinda' listing it. Let's take a look. This is the upgraded head unit because we're in a Sport model. That means we have MP3 and WMA ability on a single CD slot. We do have an aux jack but there is no iPod adaptor in or available on this vehicle nor is there anything like Bluetooth handsfree as part of the head unit either. So that basic audio system goes out to six speakers on the Sport, one on each door plus a couple of high-mounted tweeters in the front doors only. If you get the basic Fit, there's less power, there is no WMA or MP3 ability, there is only four speakers. It's just less, less, less, less of what it's already pretty meager. So, don't go looking here for a cabin-tech tour de force. Now, let's talk transmission. A little bit of tech going on there because we're in a Sport and we have the automatic, you got the pedal shifters up here on the wheel. Now...now, this is not really a sports car. Really, in this vehicle with such a small motor, I got a manual transmission [background music] but let me show you what I mean. Let's go for a ride. ^M00:00:23 [ Music ] ^M00:00:26 [ Background Music ]
>> This is not a great transmission not in my estimation. But with the car of this limited power and this hot of a driving experience, the 5 speed just make sense to me even though it's a drag in city driving. Honda has done a really good job on materials on this car. If I had to take this or a Yaris, I'd get this in minute. The Yaris feels like what it is, the Fit feels like a nicer car. Now rounding out what separates this Sport from a base Fit includes the presence and cruise control, fog lights up front, 15-inch alloy wheels are very important instead of a 14-inch steel with tacky plastic wheel covers you get on the basic Fit. All in 16, 705 for a Fit Sport. If you want the manual, [background music] subtract 800 bucks. ^M00:02:05 [ Music ]
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2008 Honda Fit Sport Review
The good: The 2008 Honda Fit offers a sizable interior, with a surprising amount of cargo space. The car feels very maneuverable in traffic.
The bad: Honda offers very little tech in the Fit, with a mediocre stereo and no iPod integration or satellite radio. For its small engine size, we would expect it to get a better emissions rating.
The bottom line: The 2008 Honda Fit Sport looks good, but falls short of its potential. We want really good mileage and low emissions in exchange for a low-power engine, but the Fit doesn't deliver, and it has no interesting cabin tech.
2008 Honda Fit Sport Specs
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company
Part number: 100924411
- Product Basic Spec