2009 Honda Fit Sport: Not what nature intended — Boston Overdrive — Boston.com

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N.H. — Picture an stretch of twisty, two-lane weaving through the New Hampshire and you’ll immediately fantasize a sports car cutting through the air at full song.

Route which runs along Lake, the second largest Winnepesaukee, was that road on an Sunday morning, neat and after a recent snowstorm. The Honda Fit Sport was that car or at least an impression of a sports No Nissan GT-R, Lotus or Boxster S was in sight.

That the Fit, sitting low in Storm Metallic, the unassuming supercar of County for a good, solid

The Fit’s stretched, bug-like (Honda compares it so in commercials) and body looked out of place to the Subaru Outbacks, SUVs, and trucks strolling through Inside, the trappings are much on the eye. Supportive seats, headroom, and a sporty trio of gauges with orange and blue backlighting make a place to command the road.

tight in every turn, the Fit grips and goes, its 5-speed hitting the rev-limiter at 6,800 as the engine winds up fast harsh vibration.

When I the Fit into a dip mid-corner, the outside hit the bump stops — a moment for sweating and cursing and the car kept going as if nothing had The steering wheel stayed in my palms, composed, and didn’t back. A second later, I the right-hand paddle for a smooth the whine of the 1.5 liter four-cylinder strangely intoxicating.

No drama, just a registered 28 per gallon in madman mode.

economy hatchbacks aren’t to be this exciting, as the Toyota Scion xB, Chevrolet Aveo, and Versa can vouch for. from Honda — the automaker that brought timing to the masses, and for the rich, the NSX — the Fit’s sprightly isn’t surprising. On the highway, tame and relatively quiet as the computer showed 36 miles per my two passengers (one covered in fur) sound asleep on the back to Boston.

The fold-up rear seats are the Honda’s trump card. in Japan had the bright idea to the 10.6 gallon fuel to the front, thereby making the floor completely flat. It may unnecessary, but the extra cubic give big, tall (say, an 80-pound Golden substantial breathing room and loading and unloading cargo as as opening and closing the doors.

think the Fit is perfect. Its pint-size may well on Japanese and European but in America, the Fit is almost too small, in a city. Civics and Corollas to be Lincoln Town Cars in and no matter how hard you charge a rotary, a few entering drivers always refuse to yield.

Lucky the brakes and handling are up to

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The navigation system is like of the 1990s — crude, and not very helpful in comparison to in-car displays. All that skill leads to a rough, jolting ride over pavement, which is the majority of driving here in Boston.

At under $20,000, our Fit Sport cheap for a subcompact, either. that a base Volkswagen can be had for about $17,500, and the thrifty TDI well-equipped at $22,270. It’s not a lot of for the money, but the Fit is loaded with stability control, and plenty of

It’s hard to argue the Fit if small size is a big concern, and from the all-wheel-drive Suzuki SX4 not much else comes in this category.

Unnatural? Out of Certainly America isn’t to the Fit, and it’s clearly out of our nature to accept small and their drivers as serious.

But the full-size SUV era nearing an end — and the of the 2011 Ford Fiesta and Spark — more might consider downsizing daily transportation. Or, at the very give hatchbacks some respect.

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