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Car Tech Video: 2012 Honda Fit Sport

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Car Tech Video: 2012 Honda Fit Sport

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The Fit remains staunchly simple and largely unchanged -- putting it on thin ice in competitive times.

Now -- Honda -- has always been I think kind of admirably low tech. Is there even try to bring this -- to the 21 century it's stuck firmly in the tailored of the twentieth in terms of its tech our cars loaded. And -- it got the standard and -- unimpressive though. Adequate on the navigation systems that's how it looks there are no fancy new there's no Google fly over notes meeting buildings -- Cutesy rendering it's pretty simple looking kinda childish -- might say. But it works entertainment we've got an FM no HD radio kind of surprised. No option for satellite radio little -- standard on this car that's also. Late twentieth century -- of the CD aux button you're going to find your optical slot address civil right there. You could see a ribbon of your track information on top of the map which is a nice touch -- -- the audio button. You go to the full representation. I -- is a little bit -- repopulates. On this kind of system. Bluetooth. You do get meta tags -- the -- in the you can see that actually rather advanced arguable points for that -- -- -- -- -- the cars don't -- that. Aux Jack is that it USB it lives up on top up her glove box of which got it one by its -- -- front. Basic sound system in this car and -- as far as you can take it without going down the car stereo store a standard it has four speakers. 860 -- the fit sport the fancy car window without as the -- -- -- but six speakers they and I think those two tweeters up on the dash. Now other things that make up -- sport -- sport the car we've got. Are these -- that go with the automatic you don't have to have an automatic sport but if you do you're gonna get the paddles on it that's fine by me. Testing of the transmission in general you can get this -- with a five speed manual or five speed automatic across the line but note that's. If you want to get the navigation system you're gonna have an automatic. These two are always -- and if there are no manual navigation cars. It -- it drive put it back here in a sport that's nice but notice. -- does not think you're -- camera RE one. This used to annoy me and that fit these horrible kind of underground wells and down here this comment. Achy joints but now I just find it charming what other car has this much she week. Offers Soviet era build work. Okay here's the scenario you're driving down. Highway I want this Chris Christie cry you better -- rabbit of because that's about the only affordable car. The -- in his big Jersey -- in the back up at least in the seats down. But then I get it here -- -- -- meet the first cousin of on the generator. That's not funny anyway this is the one choice only one and a half liter side settle for -- the front wheels. Nothing -- -- I believe is going on here that numbers bear that out 170 horse on a six foot pounds of torque. Net zero to sixty -- -- car. Nine and a half seconds giving. 35 MPG that's the better MPG but it's the lower speed. The manual gearbox card's gonna get a lower end PG 2730. Very much in the second off the zero to sixty. Down to eight -- -- in a court -- apply to corresponding better response about the power range. Choice is yours. Driving the fit is about as underwhelming as your imagining. Which isn't. -- the same as unpleasant. It's got us but it's also directed its lack of -- layers of soft. Leverage our -- mappings or at least that's how it feels I always great having this car with a stick which would make it snappy area Thursday here. Ride quality is shall we say unvarnished. And I like the high airy greenhouse and light handling for. This normal everyday drive. Okay buying if it is not so much about going CNET -- you can say. But about avoiding going stupid style. Would explain what I mean the -- bases at about 161000. The package you shouldn't get is the one that makes it -- sport for 17100. You get the sixteen inch alloys. The body hit it's a simple one but at some -- difference in that little spoiler all color Kenya could -- that alone for seventy on Britain's. You're also get the leather wrapped -- Six speaker audio. And the steering wheel mounted controls for the audio system -- how to deal. The pack is it isn't a good deal is the one that makes this -- navigation carpet 4630. Make it's you then -- navigation systems and voice command system and Bluetooth hands free -- ought to be.

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