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Honda Fit, Interior, Hatchback
#274 of 536 Doesn't Fit Us
Nov 06, 2009 (6:12 pm)
My wife and I had to dump our 2009 Honda Fit after 5,000 miles as it was so uncomfortable it sent us both into physical therapy. We realize that no car fits everyone, but the Honda USA customer service rep was a complete dolt. He couldn't tell us what seats we could switch ours for, whether or not others had the same problem (yes, many!), whether or not we could get the seats repadded, etc. We weren't asking Honda to pay for a damn thing, but they couldn't have been more disinterested in our problem. Caveat emptor!
Our mistake for not taking the car on a longer test drive. Don't even *dream* of buying this car unless you drive it for at least an hour & good luck to you if you have to contact Hinda USA. They lost us for life as customers. Now sitting in our garage: a Toyota. We were idiots for switching in the first place--ten years previous of Toyota ownership and never a problem greater than a flat tire.
Too many people have been seduced by the Fit's cool exterior design. Again, drive this thing a lot before you think of buying it. I've been tracking complaints, and people as tall as 6'4" and as short as 5' have found the Fit like sitting in a plastic conference chair on a marble floor. (We are 5"6" and 5'5'' so this 'small car' doesn't necessarily fit short people.)
#275 of 536 Re: Doesn't Fit Us [nofitus]
Nov 07, 2009 (5:13 am)
Sorry but I couldn't disagree with you more. I have 10,000 miles on my 2009 FIT and have taken it on long trips as well. The seats are by no means plush but are more than adequate for me and my passengers. The Honda FIT is a very economical and versatile vehicle. Sorry you did not have a better experience.
#276 of 536 Re: 2008 Honda Fit Windshield Glare [kamakurakid]
Mar 22, 2010 (9:52 am)
godashmat.com lists a cover for the 2009 Fit but not the 2010 model. Does anyone know if the 09 cover would fit a 2010 Fit? Are they identical dashboards?
Mar 27, 2010 (10:13 pm)
One of the things I liked about the Fit seats was how supportive they were. But I agree with you that if the Seats did not fit you that HOnda should have been more helpful in finding a suitable replacement for you. I drove from NYC to Miami and was comfortable the whole ride down and I am ony 5"8" about your size.
Jul 11, 2010 (8:49 pm)
Just drove my brand new 2010 Fit home to find out that it hurts my neck because the head restraint pushes my head far forward and cannot be adjusted. I am 5'2", drove Honda Accord for 18 years and did not expect any problems with a Honda car. I also drive Civic every once in a while and it is a very comfortable car. Salesman told me that I can't bring the car back even though I am 5 miles away from the dealership. Had I read all the posts about driver and passenger discomfort in Fit, I would have bought Nissan Versa. Test drive it for at least 30-40 minutes before buying. I wanted to have a hatchback for the cargo space, will try all kinds of lumbar and neck support pillows, but if it does not work out - will have to replace the car.
#280 of 536 Re: Unfit Fit [no_honda_eve1]
Jul 12, 2010 (3:42 am)
Try reclining the seat back one notch.
Jul 19, 2010 (7:58 am)
My '09 Fit seems to be suffering from heat warp on the dash top. Where the dash meets the A-pillar moldings, one area of the dash sits about 1/8 inch above the seam on the driver's side, and another area maxes out about 1/8 inch below on the passenger side.
Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, were you able to get it fixed to your satisfaction?
It's definitely not in line with the interior quality I've seen in my other four Hondas!
#282 of 536 Re: dash warping??? [stephen987]
Jul 19, 2010 (8:09 am)
A Honda with a fit and finish problem? How is that possible?