uni-cornGoing to look at a 2011 Fit Sport tomorrow.
Not going to stance it out, no need for AWD.
Where can I get A LOT more bang for my buck? Please, enlighten me.
You're going to get shit on for choosing a fit just because NS is a bunch of insecure 12 years olds who can't imagine driving anything besides their sweet lifted trucks. Honestly though, it's a super good car.
Well, as far as practical economy cars go its the most fun. Its light (2480lbs for the manual), responsive, revs (redlines just under 7K), and had interesting handling characteristics. It has a torsion beam in the rear and the tail kicks out fairly easily if you want it to. The manual is one of the best, the clutch is very light. I learned to drive standard on mine, and I have never missed a single gear, its so precise and smooth. At one point I let my dad borrow it, hes driven manuals for his entire life and he thought there was something wrong at first because of how easy it was to move between gears. So while its slow as shit its fun to drive, which means you can go squealing around an off ramp with the tail threatening to come out but you won't be breaking any laws.
In addition to being fun for class it is has other things going for it. It gets great milage, with OEM tires and summer blend gas I get 34/45/37 mpg. I don't exactly drive conservativly. It has 57.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which is 13 more than the last gen Ford Explorer. The magic seats allow for a completely flat cargo floor, or the seat bottoms can fold up against the back allowing for tall things. It has great visibility, its small and easy to maneuver. Its safe for class. The interior is well put together, albiet cheap. It should be reliable. It has tons of space, it will comfortably seat four adults, I'm 5'10" and still have inches of knee room behind my properly adjusted driver's seat, not the case in bigger cars I've tried this in, like the Mazda 3 and VW Tiguan.
For a DD its pretty great, it has all the benefits of small cars, plus some of the benefits of large cars and SUVs, all while being fun to drive, if driving a Fit hard doesn't put at least put a small smile on your face you aren't an enthusiast. All for ~$15k-$17K new. Its definitely one of the best engineered, and best value for money cars out there today.