Tuesday, 18 March 2014


A Review Of A Second Hand Honda Fit From Japan

Durban Price Range for the 2001/2 model of the Fit

With 18 dealerships to choose from it ranges from +/-1800 to 2800 dollars depending on Dealership found.

Mussina Price Ranges for the 2001/2 model of the Fit

In Mussina it ranges from +/- 3000 to 3500 dollars depending on Dealership found.

The Honda Fit In General

The Honda fit is described as a subcompact car and it is produced by the Japanese Manufacturer Honda. It first entered the market around the year 2001 and it is now in its 3rd Generation.

In some parts of the world like here in South Africa, Europe, Oceania, Australia among others, the fit is also known as the Honda Jazz.
The name Honda Fit is mostly used in japan, China and the Americas.
According to Wikipedia, due to the dimensions and modularity of its interior space, the fit has been considered to be closer to a mini MPV.

Other Versions Of The Honda Fit

The manufacture of the fit, Honda, released the Hybrid Gasoline - Electric version of the fit in Japan  in the year 2010. They went on to do the same thing in Europe in the early months of 2011. The Honda Fit EV, an all electric version was released in the United States in July 2012.

The Honda Fit Drivetrain and Platform

The vehicle is available on a 1.2, 1.3 as well as 1.5 I-DSI engine. The engines are 8 valves which use 2 spark plugs per cylinder. This allows gasoline to burn completely thereby reducing fuel consumption and emessions..

What You May Not Like About The Honda Fit.

Just like any other vehicle, the used Japanese Honda fit has its own shortcomings. People who use or have used the vehicle usually complain about the noisy engine and the ride. They say that the vehicle has abrupt ride characteristics in certain situations.
Besides some users complain about diminished performance when the vehicle is loaded to full capacity. More so, the seats in the pre - face lift models are said to be uncomfortable.

In conclusion, one can safely say that a Japanese Honda fit is a fairly good car. There is no vehicle that is 100% perfect. After all, the weaknesses of the vehicle tend to be just a drop in the ocean compared to the advantages and strengths.

If you are looking for a Honda Fit or any Used Japanese vehicle in Durban, (for export only), please read the services page of this site to see how we can help you when it comes to used vehicles from Japan or simply call +2783 784 1046.

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