2008 Honda Fit  -  $14,620


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $14,620
Base Invoice: $14,138
Destination Charge: $670
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr HB Man
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 28 | Hwy: 34
Body Style: Manual
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 1.5L SOHC MPFI 16-valve VTEC I4 engine

Model Highlights

The 2008 Fit remains loyal to Honda's original vision: good cars for not a lot of cash. The base model brings with it a host of standard equipment, capacity, and safety features, not to mention fuel economy that is second to none.

The Fit is one of the most versatile small cars on the market. Despite its diminutive exterior proportions, the car has an array of clever features that maximize interior space. The aptly named Magic Seat folds up to allow four feet of height in the second row for bicycles and the like. The Magic Seat also folds down completely flat to provide almost 42 cubic feet of cargo space. Both the driver and passenger setbacks fold flat, providing room for long items or a place to stretch out.

The Fit proves that inexpensive doesn't mean cheap. Power windows, door locks, and air conditioning are standard. The Fit also packs in the safety features. Front, side, and curtain air bags are standard, as well as anti-lock brakes (ABS). For even more features, the Fit Sport adds alloy wheels and more creature comforts such as, cruise control and a leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. The Sport also has fog lights, an upgraded audio system, and even paddle shifters when ordered with the automatic transmission.

The Fit has a 1.5L four-cylinder engine with VTEC variable valve timing and lift, making 109 horsepower. A Drive-by-Wire throttle control enhances throttle response and performance with the optional five-speed automatic transmission. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard.


Model News

Changes are few for the 2008 Honda Fit, which made its U.S. debut last year. Despite the marginal yearly price increase, the Fit is still a phenomenal value.


Pros

Reliability and value; carry-it-all capability, without sacrificing precious fuel economy; lengthy list of standard equipment for the money.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Honda Fit continues is a well-thought-out, functional vehicle not devoid of style or fun. It is Honda's smallest car, but it smartly utilizes every cubic inch of space to create a functionality that belies its size. A long list of standard equipment makes picking out the perfect Fit as easy as picking a manual or automatic transmission. Like most Hondas, reliability and resale value are strong points for the Fit.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG

Cruising Range - City
302.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
367.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.5L/91.4

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
109 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4800

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.23

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29

Total Cooling System Capacity
5.7 qts

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
90.0 ft³

Front Head Room
40.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
52.8 in

Front Hip Room
51.2 in

Second Head Room
38.6 in

Second Leg Room
33.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
50.6 in

Second Hip Room
51.0 in

Wheelbase
96.5 in

Length, Overall
157.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.2 in

Height, Overall
60.0 in

Track Width, Front
57.3 in

Track Width, Rear
57.1 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
21.3 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
41.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2432 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.83 in

Front Tire Size
P175/65SR14

Rear Tire Size
P175/65SR14

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
14 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
14 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.8

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.41

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.3 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
7.9 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
10.8 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V624000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 15, 2010

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected
143,083

Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 HONDA FIT VEHICLES. DUE TO AN ERROR DURING INSTALLATION OF THE WIRING HARNESS FOR THE COMBINATION SWITCH THAT CONTROLS LOW HEAD BEAM FUNCTION, THE WIRES FOR THE LOWER BEAM CIRCUIT WERE PULLED TIGHTER THAN INTENDED. AFTER REPEATED USE OF THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH, THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TERMINAL FOR THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHT CIRCUIT CAN BECOME WORN AS A RESULT OF THIS TENSION, WHICH CAN RESULT IN LOW CONDUCTIVITY AND CAUSE AN ACCUMULATION OF COPPER OXIDE IN THE AREA OF THE CONTACTS.

Consequence
THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS CAN BECOME INOPERATIVE DECREASING THE DRIVERS VISIBILITY AS WELL AS THE VEHICLES VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LOW BEAM TERMINAL AND PERFORM NECESSARY REPAIRS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 21, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

HONDA'S SAFETY RECALL NO. R58. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V260000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 24, 2013

Component
VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected
143,083

Summary
Honda is re-recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Fit vehicles covered under previous recall 10V-033. The remedy applied in this earlier recall may have been insufficient. In the affected vehicles, over time, the plastic cover may separate from the master power window switch allowing water to enter the driver's window and reach the master power window switch. If the master power window switch is damaged as a result of the water intrusion, overheating and failure of the switch may result.

Consequence
An overheated switch can cause smoke, melting and fire.

Honda will notify owners in July 2013 and will instruct owners to take their vehicles to dealers to have a free inspection conducted. If the switch is damaged, it will be replaced free of charge. If the switch is not damaged, the owner will be instructed to await a second notification that will instruct them to return to the dealer to have a replacement switch installed free of charge. Honda anticipates it will have sufficient parts inventory to notify owners of vehicles with undamaged switches to return to dealers for replacement switches in Fall 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's recall number is JA6.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V029000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
308,884

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2011 Honda Element vehicles, 2005-2012 Acura RL vehicles, 2006-2012 Honda Ridgeline vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles and 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2009 Acura RL and Honda Element vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles and 2006-2009 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Okla...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KD9 and KE0.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

1.5L SOHC MPFI 16-valve VTEC I4 engine

Drive-by-wire throttle

Direct ignition system

5-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

MacPherson strut front suspension

Torsion beam rear suspension

Front stabilizer bar

P175/65SR14 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

14" steel wheels w/covers

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated disc/rear drum brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)

Body-colored bumpers

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/body-colored bezels

Tinted glass

Body-colored folding pwr mirrors

2-speed intermittent windshield wipers

Rear wiper/washer

Body-colored door handles

Reclining cloth front bucket seats

60/40 split rear Magic Seat

Adjustable head restraints

Fold-flat front & rear seats

(2) front & (3) rear beverage holders

Adjustable steering column

Instrument cluster w/blue backlit gauges-inc: tachometer, digital odometer, (2) digital trip meters

Indicator lights-inc: coolant temp, door-open, low-oil/fuel, front side & front passenger airbag-off

Maintenance Minder system

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch down

Pwr door locks

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

160-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers, speed-sensitive volume control

Roof-mounted antenna

Air conditioning w/air filtration system

Rear window defroster

12V pwr outlet

Front door pocket storage bins

Passenger side seatback pocket

Driver vanity mirror

Cargo area light

Cargo area storage pocket

(4) cargo area tie down anchors

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)

Dual stage, dual threshold front airbags

Dual front side-impact airbags w/passenger side occupant position detection system

Side curtain airbags, front & rear

3-point seatbelts in all seating positions-inc: front automatic tensioning system, front adjustable seat belt anchors

Outboard lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Child-proof rear door locks

Side-impact door beams

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SET OF 4 ALLOY WHEELS
$1,620

 
PORTABLE NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$710

 
ALLOY WHEEL LOCKS
$55

 
SPORT GRILLE
$224

 
FOG LIGHT KIT
$336

 
FRONT/REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$96

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$59

 
B-PILLAR APPLIQUE
$175

 
CHROME EXHAUST FINISHER
$31

 
SPORT MUFFLER
$376

 
CARPET FLOOR MATS
$112

 
ALL-SEASON FLOOR MATS
$130

 
MANUAL ALUMINUM SHIFT KNOB
$50

 
METER PANEL TRIM
$66

 
CHROME METER RING
$43

 
DOOR SILLS W/FIT LOGO
$84

 
DOOR SWITCH PANEL TRIM
$87

 
CARGO COVER
$168

 
CARGO NET
$56

 
CARGO TRAY
$101

 
CARGO ORGANIZER
$66

 
KEYLESS ENTRY
$152

 
SECURITY SYSTEM W/KEYLESS ENTRY
$320

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