2008 Honda Fit
the rear seats fold flat for a surprisingly b...more
a great little runabout. tight, responsive handling, braking and acceleration (though i think the engine's rated at something like 110hp, so it's not gonna win many drag races) and gets 32-34mpg highway and close to 30mpg city, even with my lead foot. the rear seats fold flat for a surprisingly big cabin (got a 5-shelf bookcase home in it). built-in line-in for yr ipod, too. complaints are minor: the steering is light and cokehead-twitchy, the ipod interface is the single worst thing honda has ever produced, and the over-the-shoulder view is blocked by the big headrests and side pillars. the interior isn't super-luxurious and there's no sunroof option, but what do you want for 14 grand? useful, practical and fun. i'd say it beats anything available for less than 20k.
34 Mpg and so darn cute. I love the hatchback, it will be really easy to load my gear.
I highly recommend getting this one in manual. It's more fun to drive that way, zippy. Awesome fuel economy at 27 city/34 highway mpg.
I just got the automatic sport model in December.... and I LOVE THIS CAR. Great car for the money. The 'magic seat' is super cool. I got the Blackberry Pearl -- really pretty (when it's clean).