I drove past the Honda dealer last night, and they had a Fit on the lot! I pulled right in. It was after hours but everything was unlocked on it! I got in and it's not too bad. It has a nice Honda-esque dash and a Matrix/Vibe-like rear. The seat configurations are abundant. Too bad it looks so dorky. Definitely look at the Yaris -- we only had the Sedan back in March, so the Hatch might be on the floor. I'd love to see the Versa -- no luck yet.
edit: also really push alternative energy and FE to the floor people -- sometimes they have "spies" that gather the "word on the street".
it's just sad how the yaris and the fit suck at fuel economy. Especially the Fit. If I were the car manufacturer I would of added another gear in the transmission. Another gear would of helped the fuel economy. I'm also sure those 2 cars don't even turn off their injectors on decelaration.
Neither the Fit not the Yaris offer EPA fuel efficiency gains over the Civic and Corolla, despite being smaller and equipped with less powerful engines. Why would anybody buy them?
Both manufacturers could have equipped these vehicles with smaller, Japanese-market engines, and handily beat the mileage of the Civic and Corolla. You have to wonder what Honda and Toyota were smoking. Hemp, crank, or crack?
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Nice shots DaX - you gotta love the way they stuff the VVT-i Engine in the Yaris. You have to get used to the gauges in the center - what it does is allow you to have more important gauges in front of you like the GPS and the ScanGauge. Getting them out from behind the steering wheel is a good idea because the passenger can see them better and adjusting the wheel tilt is unrestricked. Besides no one is looking at the stinking speedo anyway.
The Yaris is going to get better gas mileage than what they are reporting if the engine is broken in properly but considering the other Honda's with the vtec getting in the low 30's well....