Features

With its standard high-value safety features and power windows, locks and mirrors, the Fit is by no means a stripped-down car, but it does lack niceties like a light and lock for the glove compartment. While a rear window wiper is standard, the nice, low-profile front wipers have only one intermittent setting. I guess the Fit makes it easy to forget that you're in an econocar. Overall, Honda seems to provide the standard features that matter most, excepting the seat height and steering wheel telescope adjustments. Fit in the Market

Honda has long succeeded in spite of pricing its vehicles higher than its competitors. For what it's worth, the other subcompacts that start at around $10,000 typically are sedans; hatchback versions, where available, tend to cost more. That said, if potential buyers look at the percentage difference, a $13,800 Fit looks mighty expensive compared to a $12,000 Nissan Versa or a $10,950 Toyota Yaris. Come to think of it, the Civic starts at $14,560, so there's some overlap once you upgrade to the automatic Fit ($14,650) or the Sport ($15,170). Regardless, recent history suggests it's unwise to be anything but bullish on a new Honda model.

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    Receiving a Call
    When there is an incoming call, an audible notification sounds (if activated) and the Incoming Call screen appears. Press the button to answer the call. Press the button to decline or end ...

    Changing a Flat Tire
    If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually to reduce speed. Then, stop in a safe place. Replace the flat tire with a compact spare tire. Go to a de ...

    Light Switches
    ■Manual Operation Rotating the light switch turns the lights on and off, regardless of the position of the ignition switch. ■ High beams Push the lever forward until you hear a cl ...