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Old 07-21-2013, 10:18 AM
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I think the base models look the best, the simpler bumpers are cleaner.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:44 AM
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:45 AM
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Huh, that actually goes a long way to making the car look better. Normally, I'm a fan of long rear lamps, but those don't look executed very well. Your chop makes it look a lot better.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:40 PM
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Motor Trend has a first drive - and gave it pretty glowing remarks. I have the MT App for my iPhone so don't know where it'd be found - but I assume on their website ;)

I think the current design is a complete parody of the last gen; such a shame. Maybe the driving dynamics make up for it - but it's just downright weird looking.

I can't remember who said it - but accurately described it as a chinese clone of the Honda Fit.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:51 PM
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Read several articles on this car. The first attempt in the US, appealed to the Captain Slow in me.

This one looks even better. Though diehards of the current generation may disagree.

http://rumors.automobilemag.com/next...ed-235269.html

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http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...t_first_drive/
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:54 PM
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Read several articles on this car. The first attempt in the US to the Captain Slow in me.

This one looks even better. Though diehards of the current generation may disagree.

http://rumors.automobilemag.com/next...ed-235269.html

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http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...t_first_drive/
They're really showering it with praise at Motortrend. Reading the article and the interviews with the engineers is interesting and pretty nice to hear. It sounds like they really put a lot of effort into keeping the soul and character in the Fit, while benchmarking it against a solid competitor. I'm interested to see how it performs against the Sonic since that's been the knockout rival.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:11 PM
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They're really showering it with praise at Motortrend. Reading the article and the interviews with the engineers is interesting and pretty nice to hear. It sounds like they really put a lot of effort into keeping the soul and character in the Fit, while benchmarking it against a solid competitor. I'm interested to see how it performs against the Sonic since that's been the knockout rival.
And VW still doesn't plan to bring the Polo! The B segment is hotly contested. Despite it's looks, the new Fit is bound to be very competent under the strange styling. A tasty little CRX Si from the Fit (can the CRZ) would be a delightful delight to delight us with.
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And VW still doesn't plan to bring the Polo! The B segment is hotly contested. Despite it's looks, the new Fit is bound to be very competent under the strange styling. A tasty little CRX Si from the Fit (can the CRZ) would be a delightful delight to delight us with.
Actually they might be.

http://wot.motortrend.com/volkswagen...#axzz2Y5iWfFG8
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:34 AM
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No one needs a $25k Polo LOL That would be the VW way.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:43 PM
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http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dl....J3cIZDCG.dpuf

Interesting article about the new Fit, and Honda's new R&D strategy of not developing everything in Japan. This allows Honda to use local suppliers and make changes where they are invisible to the consumer.

Also, the new Fit, at least for the American market will be made in Mexico, which should allow Honda to make a profit on every Fit made.
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